Monday, February 5, 2024

Village of Whitefish Bay Official Weekly Newsletter

Message from the Village President, Kevin Buckley

Last week, Hounds Around Town appeared before the Plan Commission with a simple request: to permit dog grooming in the business district. The meeting took 9 minutes, as all were in favor.  


After the meeting, the owners explained the desire to add grooming was centered around being profitable, as so many people purchase pet food online now.  


So, attention all dog owners: Hounds Around Town is hosting a Valentine's Day Dog Party next Saturday, 11-1pm on Silver Spring. The party includes free PUPcakes and human cupcakes, a photo booth, and you can even learn your pet's future with a Tarot card reading.


Most importantly, in the spirit of shopping local, please try buying a bag of dog food there, ok?  


Have a great week! -kb

Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?

When is the next electronics recycling event? It is this Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. See below for more information.

Have a question? Send us an email or give us a call at (414) 962-6690.


This Week's Meetings:

Village Board

  • Monday, February 5, 6:00 p.m., Village Hall Board Room and via Zoom

Last Week's Meetings:

Plan Commission

  • Monday, January 29, 6:00 p.m., Village Hall Board Room and via Zoom

Architectural Review Commission

  • Thursday, February 1, 5:30 p.m., Village Hall Board Room and via Zoom
  • Case 1: Approved
  • Case 2: Approved
  • Case 3: Discussed

Business Improvement District Board

  • Friday, February 2, 8:30 a.m., Village Hall Board Room

Plan Commission: Monday, January 29

1.) Ord. No. 1908 - Pet Grooming as a Conditional Use in District 11

Upon discussion the Plan Commission forwarded a recommendation of approval to the Village Board. Ord. No. 1908 will be on the Monday, February 19, 2024 Village Board agenda.

Village-wide Property Revaluation 

The Village’s Assessor, Accurate Appraisal, will be at the Village Board meeting tonight to provide a recap of the 2023 assessment year as well as a preview of the Village-wide Property Revaluation they will be conducting this year. Wisconsin law requires municipalities to periodically complete a thorough review of all assessments. During a revaluation all assessments are examined and adjustments are made where necessary to guarantee that all property is assessed at market value. This is done to assure that taxes are distributed equitably and uniformly.

The Village of Whitefish Bay in partnership with COM2 Recycling Solutions will be hosting a FREE electronics recycling event on Saturday, February 10*, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the Public Works Department parking lot (155 W. Fairmount Ave). Please enter from northbound lane on Lydell Ave.

COM2 will be accepting computers, laptops, printers, keyboards, mice, fax machines, phones, televisions, tablets, e-readers, gaming consoles, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, microwaves, and much more! Any hazardous materials (batteries, paint, or medical waste), Freon-containing items (refrigerators, air conditioners), or radioactive materials will not be accepted.

*In the case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to Saturday, February 17.

Click the link for more details:

Whitefish Bay School District:

Important Dates

  • February 23-26: No School

Upcoming School Board Meetings

  • Wednesday, February 14 – Regular Business Meeting
  • Wednesday, February 28 – Committee Meetings

Agendas, minutes and more information can be found online.

Whitefish Bay Public Library:

All Ages Storytime

Mondays, 10:00 a.m.

February 5, February 12

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.

February 7, February 14

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.

February 8, February 15

Join us for a fun, educational storytime perfect for all ages. We'll share stories, songs, flannels, and more! Please register for any updates. Registration open now!

Toddler Time with Miss Valerie

12mo-24mo with an adult caregiver. (Siblings are welcome.)

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.

Please Register: February 6, February 13

Storytime Room

Toddler Time is back! Join Miss Valerie for stories, songs, lap bounces, and more, followed by a playtime for our little ones.

All Day Drop-In Craft: Valentines

Friday, February 9, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

All ages. No registration required.

Stop by the Youth Services area to make a Valentine's Day card for someone you love. We'll provide all of the supplies. 

Beanie Baby Adoption Event

Saturday, February 10, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Registration is required. All Ages Welcome.

Please Register-

Celebrate Valentine's Day by finding a new stuffie to love! We'll have a variety of Beanie babies who are all in need of a loving home. Select the perfect stuffie for you and we'll help you create some fun items perfect for welcoming it home. 

Mystery Book Club

Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 p.m.

Please Register-

Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by librarian Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading Bloodline by Jess Lourey. This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, both on Zoom and in person at the library. Click here to join Zoom:

Meeting ID: 890 9070 0104

Passcode: J8yJp03W

WFB AFS International Dessert Event

Sunday, February 18, 1:30 p.m.

Come join the Whitefish Bay AFS Chapter for an evening of delicious international desserts and a chance to learn about the countries and cultures of current AFS foreign exchange students.

Join us to hear presentations and sample desserts from:

Luise from Austria

Javier from Spain

Matilde from Chile

This is a free event but donations to the WFB AFS Chapter are welcome. Questions? Contact Barb at: [email protected]

Winter Reading Program @ WFBPL

January 15 - February 29

Our Winter Reading Program is back! Adults can participate through Beanstack (, while teens kids can stop by the Youth Services Desk to get started. The program starts on January 15 and runs through February 29.

Friends Writing Contest 2024

Friends are once again offering Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library Writing Contest. This will be the 11th straight year for the contest, which includes submission categories for short story (1,000 words or less), memoir (1,000 words or less), and poetry (200 words or less). The contest is open to anyone 16 and up. Submissions will be accepted from January 8 - February 9 and are limited to one entry per category per person. Cash prizes will be awarded in spring. Please include a cover page on your entry with the following: Name, address, email, phone number, entry date, and category. Email entries to [email protected] or drop off entries in person at the Adult Services Desk or mail them to:

Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Writing Contest

5420 N Marlborough Drive

Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

2024 Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library Scholarship

Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library are pleased to announce two $1,000 educational scholarships for students who have been positively influenced by libraries. High school seniors who are residents of or attend school in Whitefish Bay and will be attending college during the 2024/2025 school year are eligible. Read more on the library’s website:

North Shore Health Department:

Click here to view the January 31, 2024 Weekly Summary from the North Shore Health Department

Whitefish Bay Garden Club:

Upcoming Meeting

The WFB Garden Club invites members of the public to join us at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at the WFB Library, 2nd floor for a discussion on local climate initiatives with Matthew Collins, our new Director of Public Works, as well as a presentation on the Shorewood Conservation Committee with Joey Sprague and Joshua Liberatore.

Please join Bay Bridge for an online book study of Viral Justice: How We Grow The World We Want by nationally recognized and locally connected author Ruha Benjamin. Email [email protected] to be added to the group and receive further information. Begins online Thursday, Feb. 8 from 6:45pm - 8:15pm and continues with discussion of 2 chapters each month. We will not only discuss the contents of the book, but also ways in which we can apply this learning to our community.

Kiwanis Club of North Shore Milwaukee:

Other Community Links:

Merchants of Whitefish Bay

Whitefish Bay Public Library

Whitefish Bay School District

Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission

Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation

North Shore Fire Department

Whitefish Bay Little League

Bay Bridge

North Shore Junior Women's Club

WFB Blue Duke Nation

Whitefish Bay Recreation and Community Education

Kiwanis Club of North Shore Milwaukee

Whitefish Bay Garden Club

Whitefish Bay Public Education Foundation

Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: (414) 962-6690 | Fax: (414) 962-5651


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