Monday, July 4, 2022

Village of Whitefish Bay Official Weekly Newsletter
Message from the Village President, Kevin Buckley

It's the 4th of July, Whitefish Bay: PLAY LIKE CHAMPIONS.
I want to thank the WFB Civic Foundation for gathering us together today!
For a full schedule of today's festivities, parade map, and other rules/reminders, see this Special Edition Newsletter.
ALSO: This Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm is the 3rd annual Art Fest on Silver Spring Drive. Check out event information below.
Have a great week! -kb

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Why Is The Village Hall Phone Ringing?
When and where will Silver Spring Drive be closed for the Whitefish Bay Art Fest? Silver Spring Drive will be closed from Santa Monica Blvd to Hollywood Ave beginning Friday, July 8, at 5:00 p.m. until Sunday, July 10, at 10:00 p.m. to accommodate the Whitefish Bay Art Festival. Please take this into consideration as you plan your weekend travels.

Is refuse and recycling collection rescheduled on Monday, July 4, 2022? Yes, as a result of the July 4th holiday, refuse and recycling typically collected on Monday, July 4, 2022, will be collected on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The full 2022 refuse and recycling schedule is available on the Village website. Click here to view the schedule.

What are the Village Hall holiday hours? Village Hall and Police Administration will be closed today, Monday, July 4, 2022. Regular business hours will resume tomorrow, Tuesday, July 5, 2022. In the event of an emergency, please call 911.

When is the next brush chipper collection? Brush will next be collected by Village crews next week (Beginning July 11). Brush should be placed in the parkway between the curb and the sidewalk. To ensure your branches/brush are collected that week, please have them out for collection by Monday, at 7 a.m.

Have a question? Send us an email or give us a call at (414) 962-6690.
Village Meeting Agendas:
This Week's Meetings:

  • Thursday, July 7, 5:30 p.m., Village Hall Board Room

Please take note that some Village meetings are currently in-person and some meetings are virtual.

For other meeting agendas and minutes, please visit the Agenda Center page.
Last Week's Meetings:

  • Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 p.m., Zoom

  • Thursday, June 30, 7:00 p.m., Village Hall Board Room
Whitefish Bay Art Festival
Whitefish Bay Art Fest
July 9 and 10, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Returning for its third year on Silver Spring Dr, between Santa Monica Blvd and Hollywood Ave, the Whitefish Bay Art Fest takes place on July 9 and 10. Hosted by The Merchants of Whitefish Bay, the fest features 100 juried artists, showcasing and selling original art in a variety of mediums and at all price points including paintings, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, and more! While strolling the festival, guests will find a multitude of independent restaurants, cafes, and boutiques. A variety of beer will be available from 1840 Brewing.

Admission is free and there is plenty of nearby parking. The show is also handicap accessible and wheel friendly. Live music, artist demonstrations, and art activities for kids contribute to the festive family-friendly atmosphere.

For more information, contact Amdur Productions at 847-926-4300, or visit the Merchants of Whitefish Bay website . Click here to see an artist list, with booth numbers.
Updates from Village Hall
Street Light Outage

The Whitefish Bay Public Works Department has been made aware of the recent failure in the street light power lines that serve the Village street lights along Lake Drive between Lexington Boulevard and Silver Spring Drive, Silver Spring Drive east of Danbury Road, as well as Glen Avenue from Danbury Road to Lake Drive due to area construction. Public Works Department crews are working to locate the exact location of the power line failure so that repairs can be made and street light operation can be restored.
August 9, 2022 Election

Absentee ballots were mailed for voters with a request on file. If you would like to receive a ballot for the August 9, 2022 Election you can request in one of the following ways:
                       Village of Whitefish Bay
                       Attn: Erin Granstrom
                      5300 N Marlborough Dr.
                       Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
If you have requested a ballot and do not receive it within one week of your request please contact our office at (414) 962-6690 ext. 122 or
July 2022 Bay Leaves
The July Bay Leaves magazine is now available on the Village website. Stories include:
  • Resident Feature: Enjoying the Suburban Lifestyle with the Ellsworths
  • Important Reminders and August Election Information from the Village
  • Fourth of July Festival Details from the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation
  • Summer Programs and Events from the Whitefish Bay Public Library
  • Fourth of July Safety Tips from North Shore Fire/Rescue
  • Upcoming Events from the Merchants of Whitefish Bay
  • Summer/Fall Programs from the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department
  • Open Water and Swimming Safety from the North Shore Health Department
  • Save the Dates from the Whitefish Bay School District
  • An Invitation to Join the Whitefish Bay Garden Club
Update from the North Shore Health Department
Beach Monitoring

The Wisconsin DNR has a Beach Monitoring and Assessment program, which includes the testing of coastal public beaches and beaches at all of the Wisconsin State Parks. As part of this program, our department monitors the water quality at Atwater, Klode, and Doctor's Parks throughout the summer by testing the water at least twice weekly for the presence of E. coli bacteria. Based on the test results, beaches are either considered open with no advisory (green sign), open with an advisory indicating that caution should be used at the beach because of elevated bacteria levels (yellow sign), or a beach may be closed due to highly elevated bacteria levels (red sign).

Before heading out to the beach, check the DNR website for any advisories or closures.
Upcoming July Events
July 7 - Sip*Shop*Support Local: First Thursdays on Silver Spring Drive

Join us on Silver Spring Drive on the first Thursday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., June through September, for a few extra hours of shopping (and sipping!). Twenty nine participating businesses will stay open late, and will offer wine (June and August) and beer (July and September) for you to enjoy. Plus, you can expect special promotions and great live music each evening. Learn more on the Merchants of Whitefish Bay website.
July 15 and 16 - Sidewalk Sale

Shop on the Street Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16. This annual event kicks off with businesses opening early and bringing some of their goods out on the street to create a fun environment for shoppers.

On Saturday, the sales continue throughout the day and, at Berkeley Boulevard, the street will be closed and the Merchants of Whitefish Bay along with Yellow Wood will set up a fun ‘Kids Adventure Zone,’ complete with a climbing wall and more.
July 20 - Village Band Concert

Come enjoy an old fashioned band concert in Old Schoolhouse Park with the Village Band of Whitefish Bay. The concert will start at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to bring your lawn chair(s)!

Updates From The Whitefish Bay Library
Holiday Hours
The library will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day. We will reopen at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5.
Summer Reading Program
Our Summer Reading Program has begun! Sign up online through Beanstack and experience this great programs for all ages, full of opportunities for fun and learning. You can register online or you can also use the Beanstack app. Download the Beanstack app and search for Whitefish Bay Public Library. The program runs through August 26.
Outdoor All Ages Storytime at School House Park
Monday & Thursday, July 11 & 14, 10-10:30 a.m.
Please register on our website. We're excited to offer outdoor storytime for all ages in School House Park this summer! Join us for stories, songs, and more. Please register so we can update you about weather and possible rain site.
Music in the Park: Pint-Sized Polka
Friday, July 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Pleaser register here. Come polka in the park with Uncle Mike of Pint-Sized Polkas. Nationally known accordion player and Polka musician Mike Schneider brings the happiest music on Earth together with education and comedy, promising tons of fun for the whole family!  Please note: this event will be held in School House Park. Rain Site: Tower in the Youth Services Wing  
Yoga in School House Park with Embody Yoga (For those entering Grades 4-6)
Tuesday, July 12, 10 a.m.
Register here. Join us for yoga in the park!! This program will approach yoga as play, using a variety of games and team building exercises to help tweens learn poses and breathing techniques, as well as meditation/relaxation exercises. Please bring a yoga mat if able. In case of bad weather, class will be held in the upstairs program room.

Virtual Mystery Book Club (Special Appearance by the Authors!)
Thursday, July 14, 6:30 p.m.
Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by librarian Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading Shady Hollow by Juneau Black. Juneau Black is the pen name of authors Jocelyn Cole and Sharon Nagel. Both authors will be on Zoom during the discussion. This meeting will take place virtually on Zoom. Click here to join.
Meeting ID: 890 9070 0104
Passcode: J8yJp03W
Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom
Monday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.
Please register here. Actor Kevin Wood portrays Lincoln in his program titled “A New Birth of Freedom.” This first-person presentation covers Lincoln’s life, from Independence through the Civil War focusing on the turbulent years of 1854-1865. All programs are funded by Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library.

Kevin Wood portrays President Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation's most beloved and esteemed historical figures. He has made appearances at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Lincoln Heritage Museum, the Chicago History Museum, and Lincoln's Festival on Route 66, among many other places.
Community Spotlight
Update From Bay Bridge:

[On June 23] the Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution by Supervisors Sheldon A. Wasserman and Liz Sumner repudiating the history of discriminatory housing covenants in Milwaukee County.
“It should not surprise anyone that, like many other communities, Milwaukee County has a history of racist housing policies that excluded many communities of color from fair and equal access to housing,” said Supervisor Sumner. “Today we are acknowledging that terrible history and recognizing the need for all governments – including Milwaukee County – to advance fair housing policies.” 

The resolution acknowledges the damage caused by discriminatory covenants to the Milwaukee community and calls on all residents to recognize that these covenants are abhorrent and entirely unenforceable.

“I want to thank all my colleagues who recognize the importance of this resolution, and, even more so, members of the community who have contacted the Board to urge our approval of this item,” said Supervisor Wasserman. “I extend a special thanks to my constituent, Charlotte Supple, who was a tireless advocate for this item.”

The resolution was co-sponsored by Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and Supervisors Shawn RollandDeanna AlexanderFelesia A. MartinPeter BurgelisSteve TaylorWillie Johnson Jr.Ryan ClancyDyango ZerpaSteven SheaPatti Logsdon, and Juan Miguel Martinez. This resolution is a part of an ongoing effort led by Bay Bridge Wisconsin, a Whitefish Bay-based community organization, to engage with municipalities across the state to acknowledge the history of discriminatory covenants. The organization hopes that these resolutions will facilitate conversations and action to help desegregate communities.

This resolution now heads to the desk of County Executive David Crowley.

Press Release by Sup. Sheldon Wasserman, Published in Urban Milwaukee

NSHD Healthy Highlight 6/29/22: Understanding Heat Index
Heat index measures the level of discomfort a person (on average) experiences due to combined effects of temperature and air humidity.

Getting too hot can make you sick. You can become ill from the heat if your body can’t compensate for it and properly cool you off.
High humidity and personal factors can affect the body’s ability to cool itself during extremely hot weather.
  • High humidity. When the humidity is high, sweat won’t evaporate as quickly. This keeps your body from releasing heat as fast as it may need to.
  • Personal factors. Age, obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, mental illness, poor circulation, sunburn, and prescription drug and alcohol use all can play a role in whether a person can cool off enough in very hot weather.
Extreme heat exposure can cause heat stress, and result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes.
Keeping Cool in Heat
  • Drink more water than usual, avoiding sugary beverages. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink water.
  • Stay cool in an air-conditioned area. Fans are helpful but don’t rely on them as a main cooling device.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.
  • Don’t use a stove or oven to cook, as it will make the house hotter.
  • Check on friends and neighbors.
Did you know? Heat index (HI) values were created for shady, light wind conditions, so exposure to full sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15°F.
Download the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App which, based on how hot it feels throughout the day, can help plan outdoor activities, with real-time heat index and hourly forecasts, specific to your location.

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