Monday, August 12, 2019

2019 Weekly Village of Whitefish Bay
Official Newsletter
Message from the
Village President, Julie Siegel

It's a big week in the Bay! The Village Band plays on Wednesday, the Consaul Commons design open house is on Thursday, and Sounds of Summer is on Saturday! More details below! To subscribe to ou r newsletter, click here .
Why is Village Hall's Phone Ringing?
When is the next Village Band Concert?
The Whitefish Bay Village Band's next concert will be on Wednesday, August 14 at School House Park across from the Whitefish Bay Public Library at 7:00 pm. The band will play audience favorites including medleys from Broadway Shows and music from well known vocal groups. Come out and enjoy free music in the park!

When is the Whitefish Bay Farmer's Market?
The Whitefish Bay Farmers’ Market is held in the Aurora Parking Lot (325 E. Silver Spring Drive) each Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm through October 12, 2019.
Have a question?
The Village Hall phone number is 414-962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, August 12, 5:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Tuesday, August 13, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Monday, August 5, 6:00 pm, Village Hall Board Room

  • Thursday, August 8, 5:30 pm, Village Hall Board Room
Sounds of Summer 2019 is this Saturday:
Enjoy the last, lazy days of summer at Sounds of Summer this Saturday, August 17, 2019. The evening kicks off at 5:00 pm on Silver Spring Drive and features a performance by Boogie & the Yo-Yo’z from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Food available from Sendik's includes: Italian Sausage, Hamburger, Chicken Breast Sandwich, Hot Dogs, and Corn on the Cob.
Santa Monica and Silver Spring Project:
Traffic/Construction Notice! The Silver Spring Drive/Santa Monica Blvd Traffic Signal Replacement is scheduled to begin this Monday, August 12, 2019. Temporary traffic lights will be in place for this project.

The proposed traffic signal improvements at Santa Monica Boulevard and Silver Spring Drive are intended to improve signal head visibility and pedestrian / bicycle safety at the intersection, while replacing outdated equipment. The proposed improvements include: New signal heads with 12" lenses on all indications, new signal poles, overhead signal displays mounted to mast-arms for the east and west travel, reflective backplates on all signal heads, new controller and cabinet, pedestrian countdown timers, pedestrian push buttons, and vehicle detection

In addition, 14 other intersections will also see minor safety improvements (signage and striping). Click here for more information . A public information meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 12 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Village Hall (5300 N. Marlborough Drive) .
Consaul Commons Design Open House:
This week! There will be an open house to present the draft Consaul Commons concepts to the public on August 15, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Village Hall (5300 N. Marlborough Drive). Three design concepts will be presented for comment and review during the open house. The picture to the left displays an empty plaza to provide a spatial reference and does not represent a design concept.

You can also provide input and keep up-to-date with the planning process by visiting www.wfbvillage.org/consaulcommons. Consaul Commons is located by the historic clock tower between The Bay Restaurant and Gerhard’s Kitchen and Bath Store.
Whitefish Bay High School Ranked #1:
Whitefish Bay High School was rated as the #1 High School in Wisconsin by Niche.com. Congratulations to the Whitefish Bay High School and the  Whitefish Bay School District !

The 2020 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings. Click here for more information.
Storm Garden at the Whitefish Bay Library:
In 2019, the Whitefish Bay Public Library received a grant for a StormGUARDen. A StormGUARDen is a planter style stormwater management system that collects rooftop rainwater. It combines a bioswale and cistern in one footprint. A StormGUARDen captures and reduces flows from events, removes bacteria and other rooftop pollutants, and allows for the growth of a variety of plants, fruits, and veggies.

The new StormGUARDen located on the North end of the Library is next step in the Library's path to incorporate environmentally friendly garden features on the library property, plus educate the public that “native” can be beautiful. This project builds on the work done in 2017 on the Library’s south native garden by Oscar Gregg for his Boy Scout Eagle Project plus milkweed planted on the east fence line to support monarch butterflies.

Upper photo by Oscar Gregg, July 2019.
How To Use The New Parking Meters:
How to use the ParkMobile App:
Check out the video above to see how to use ParkMobile. Green stickers on the meters provide Zone and Space information. ParkMobile is available for free for both iPhone and Android devices, and users can additionally register online.
How to use a Credit Card:
Check out the video above to see how to use a credit card on the new on the POM ParkTel 2.0 meters on Silver Spring Drive.

All major credit cards are accepted, Coins are also still accepted.
Community Spotlight:
St. Monica Parish Feast Day & Fair

Help St. Monica end summer with fun, food, drinks, games, and live music! There is something for everyone!
  • Saturday, August 24, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 25, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Bazaar in the Bay at the Women's Club:

With a strong tradition of community service and supporting women, the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club is pleased to present Bazaar in the Bay on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm! 

Enjoy this opportunity to support local creative women entrepreneurs, all while shopping for gifts!
 
In addition to the vendors booths, club members will be showcasing their own talents with their quality crafts and a bake sale. Lunch will also be available. Held at the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club located at 600 East Henry Clay Street.
HallowScream at the Women's Club:

All young children and their parents, grandparents, brothers, and sisters are invited to the Women's Club clubhouse for the annual HallowScream event on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Enjoy playing games, face painting, decorating a small pumpkin, eating Halloween cupcakes, cookies and other goodies. There is no admission charge -- only a small fee to play the games and eat. WEAR YOUR COSTUMES! Held at the Whitefish Bay Woman's Club located at 600 East Henry Clay Street.
North Shore Health Department:
Did you know? The American Psychological Association (APA) provides information on how to manage stress and distress in the aftermath of mass shootings or other traumatic events ( https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting). As the North Shore Health Department focuses on mental health and emotional well-being as one of our health priority areas, we wanted to share tips for managing the variety of emotions that may have surfaced with the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Some of these strategies include:

  • Trust your instincts: If you see suspicious activity, report it to law enforcement.
  • Talk about it: Ask for support from people who care and will listen to your concerns. 
  • Strive for balance: When a tragedy occurs, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and adopt a negative or pessimistic outlook. Balance that viewpoint by reminding yourself of people and events which are meaningful and comforting, even encouraging. Check out: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news for some good news. Striving for balance is empowering and allows for a healthier perspective on yourself and the world around you. 
  • Turn it off and take a break: Keeping informed is important, but if the news is upsetting, try to limit the amount you take in whether it’s from the Internet, television, newspapers or magazines.
  • Take care of yourself: Engage in healthy behaviors to enhance your ability to cope with excessive stress. Eat well-balanced meals, drink water, get plenty of rest and build physical activity into every day.
  • Help others or do something productive: Locate resources in your community to find ways that you can help people who have been affected by these incidents or have other needs. Helping someone else often has the benefit of making you feel better, too.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, and prevention and crisis resources for you and loved ones. Help is just a phone call or internet search away.

Visit online, call 1-800-273-8255 (Suicide Prevention Lifeline), or call 1-800-662-4357 (SAMHSA Referral and Information line). Make the contact for yourself or a loved one.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (Appointment Required)

Tuesday, August 13,
10:00 am to 11:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Tuesday, August 20,
7:30 am to 9:00 am,
Shorewood Office

Wednesday, August 21,
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm,
Brown Deer Office

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
(Appointment Required)

Wednesday, August 21
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Brown Deer Office

Tuesday, August 27
8:00 am to 10:00 am,
Shorewood Office

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening 
(No Appointment Required)

Thursday, August 15,
11:30 am to 12:00 pm,
LX Club (WFB Women’s Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St)

Wednesday, August 28,
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm,
Shorewood Office
Contact the North Shore Health Department for appointments: 414-371-2980
Other Community Links:
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651