- Henry Ford
For information on upcoming Board, Committee and Commission meetings as well as other government-related meetings and events, please follow the link above to the Village Government Calendar.

August 31 Village Board Special Meeting

The Village Board will meet on Monday, August 31 at 6 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room for a special meeting.  The meeting will review the Village's Long-Term Financial Plan. Those interested in viewing the Long Range Financial Plan can access the Village's website Friday to review the materials. 

The next 
Village Board meeting will be on Tuesday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 7.

The First Day of School - in 1915

One hundred years ago, Shorewood students were anticipating the first day of school in two brand new buildings: Atwater Public School and St Robert Catholic School.  Students walking to either of the two schools would have seen similar sites.  Coming from the south and east, they would have passed many early Shorewood homes.  The homes would have been scattered and some lots would still have barns and other small buildings, but the bulk of the population of what was then called East Milwaukee was  concentrated in that area.

Coming from the west, children may have walked by the totally open lot that would be Shorewood High School in 1925.  They may have passed the Shorewood Armory on Oakland Ave. and stopped to pet the horses of the Light Horse Squadron. From the northwest, they would have walked past the chicken farm that was located on the land that would become Lake Bluff School in 1924.

New homes were being built in the northeast section of the village. The von Briesen family built the first home in what is now the 4400 block of Stowell.  In an Historical Society oral history, Ernst von Briesen  talked about walking to school. "There was a plank sidewalk most of the way if I went south on Stowell to Mineral Spring Rd. (Capitol Dr.) I preferred going west to the only house on Maryland and then south along the abandoned "dummy Line" tracks not only because going from tie to tie stretched my stride, but also because I didn't like the goats which a Mr. Grogan tethered where (Sunseekers) is now located."

When they reached school, the new buildings with nothing around them, must have seemed particularly huge to small children.

To learn more about early Shorewood history, see the new banners on display in the Village Hall that convey a timeline of village history in pictures and text.

Congratulations to Memory Cafe's Successful Partnership

Congratulations to Three Lions Pub and to the Shorewood Connects Dementia Work Group for their work in creating a monthly "Memory Cafe" for people with memory loss issues.  

A ribbon-cutting was held at Three Lions on August 26 in recognition of the partnership. Special thanks to Shorewood volunteers (Jim Radtke, Dan McDermott, Judy Spencer, Fran Bauer, Jean Sobon, Pat Mikkelsen, Julie Ardellini, and Senior Resource Center Coordinator, Elizabeth Price)   who thoughtfully plan each monthly event.  

Anyone interested in attending the next cafe event (held the third Thursday of every month @ Three Lions) or learning more about the Memory Cafe should contact the Shorewood Senior Resource Center at 414.847.2727.  

Show Us Your Shorewood Water Coasters - Contest Ends September 13!

The first winner of the $50 gift certificate to Harry's Bar and Grill - Greg Anderson. Thanks Greg for sharing your photo! Visit the Shorewood Waters Project Facebook page for over 100 great Shorewood photos.
Stop by Hubbard Park Lodge, Three Lions, Camp or Harry's Bar and Grill and get your Shorewood Water Coaster with water conservation tips and a list of great Shorewood events. This week's winner will get a certificate to Camp Bar. 

The Shorewood Water Coasters are part of the Shorewood Waters Project of the Village of Shorewood. Visit the following website (www.villageofshorewood.org/shorewoodwatersproject) for more details or call 414.588.0617. 

E. Capitol Drive Water Main Repair

On Wednesday August 26, the Village of Shorewood Department of Public Works Crews were scheduled to repair a leaking water main on E. Capitol Drive between Farwell Avenue and Maryland Avenue. West bound traffic on Capitol Drive will be detoured as follows;


North on Farwell Avenue to Jarvis Street. West on Jarvis Street to Maryland Avenue. South on Maryland Avenue to Capitol Drive.  This closure will remain in effect until Saturday, August 29.

The Village gives a special thank you to the water utility crew for their most recent efforts with the water main breaks.  They have spent several overnight hours combating these water main breaks so that the infrastructure is in tact for Shorewood residents.  Those that have contributed to this effort include Bill Nowak, Scott Erickson, Dave Kunze, Dave Brunker, Wayne Okray and Scott Bohm.

Plein Air Shorewood Celebration on 
September 17-19

The artists are coming! Plein Air Shorewood - the outdoor art competition and community celebration returns for a third year, Thursday, September 17 through Saturday, September 19. 

Join in the Instagram competition for $100 gift certificate.

Don't miss the following events:
  • Thursday, September 17 will have a shopwalk, Kensington Square Block Party, and an Artist Quickpaint Competition from 4-9 p.m.
  • Friday, September 18 will have a free breakfast at Atwater Park and celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Plensa Sculpture from 7-9 a.m.  Later, the Hubbard Park Beer Garden will have live music and a cash bar/food from 5-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 19 will have an all day tented art gallery and sale, live music, cash bar/food on the front lawn of the high school from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.  There will be an awards ceremony from 5-6 p.m.
Learn more about the artists on the Plein Air website, and follow Plein Air on Facebook and Twitter.

Barktoberfest Scheduled for September 26
The dog friendly event, Barktoberfest, will take place on Saturday, September 26 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Estabrook Park German Beer Garden.
Pack your picnic basket and gather your pooch, family and friends in the spirit of Munich's Hofbräuhaus. Join Residents for Off-leash Milwaukee Parks (ROMP) for an afternoon of tail-waggin' fun. 

Enjoy live music with Sigmund Snopek, food and libations from the Estabrook Beer Garden along with lots of activities for your four-legged friend including agility and lure courses and dozens of dog centric booths.  

Shorewood Police Department Engages in Proactive Patrolling of Pedestrian Safety
On August 19, 2015 and August 22, 2015 Village of Shorewood Police Officers engaged in proactive, directed patrols at the intersection of Oakland Avenue and Beverly Road.  Officers monitored the compliance of motorists yielding to pedestrians walking across Oakland Avenue at Beverly Road at the marked crosswalks.   During this directed patrol, there were 13 instances were pedestrians crossed Oakland Ave at that location and 5 of those required traffic to yield to the pedestrian in the crosswalk which 4 of them did.  A traffic stop was initiated on the one violation observed.
On August 22, 2015, officers again monitored the compliance of motorists yielding to pedestrians traveling across Oakland Avenue.  For this deployment, an officer dressed in plain clothes was one of the pedestrians crossing at that intersection.  The officer crossed Oakland Avenue 30 times in which motorists were required to yield to the pedestrian in the crosswalk.  These crossings resulted in 4 traffic stops for failure to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk.  The offending motorists were issued a total of 2 citations and 2 warnings.
In addition to the crossings made by the plain clothes officer, there were 4 other instances where motorists were required to yield to civilian pedestrians in the crosswalk.  In each of those instances, motorist complied with the law and yielded to the pedestrian in the crosswalk.

Learn About Writing with Local Author Lauren Fox

Don't miss an evening with local writer Lauren Fox on Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Shorewood Public Library. 

Lauren will discuss her latest book, Days of Awe, and also talk about the writing process, what it's like to be a writer from Shorewood, and answer your questions about writing, getting published and more. 

We are thrilled to be welcoming Lauren, and invite you to come celebrate amazing local talent - and learn about creative writing from a local expert. 

Fine Forgiveness at Shorewood Library

Overdue fines happen. Maybe life got in the way or you just plain forgot to renew your library items - however you got overdue fines from Shorewood Library, we want to make them disappear so you can use the library free and clear again! 

For five days only, from August 31 through September 4, come into Shorewood Library and we will forgive your overdue fines owed on Shorewood items. 

Want to learn more about what you can get out of the library? Every day that week beginning at 4:00 p.m., staff and volunteers will be available to showcase a different library resource or service. The complete rules and schedule of events can be found on our website

Five Good Reasons to Get a Library Card

  1. It's easy: you live in Milwaukee County, so just provide a photo ID and proof of your address and you're all set! You can even start the process online: https://countycat.mcfls.org/selfreg
  2. It is free of charge: there's no cost associated with signing up for a card.
  3. Movies, Books, and more: save money, and get what you want when you want it. The newest books (and at Shorewood Library you can even get some without waiting on a long list) and the classics, the biggest blockbusters and gems from the golden age of film, plus print and digital magazines, downloadable audiobooks - and lots more, just ask!
  4. Resources for schoolwork: papers, projects, presentations - you name it. With your library card you can access books, peer-reviewed articles, and research help to make any assignment doable.
  5. September is National Library Card Sign-up Month.
Have you checked out Shorewood's Farmers Market yet?

Shorewood Farmers Market is open every Sunday through November 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Over 20 vendors are selling produce and artisanal food products weekly, rain or shine.  


You can get weekly recipes using market products and sample one from a professional meal planner, nutritionist or chef at 11:30 a.m. at the Market booth. 


For more information, "like" the Shorewood Farmers Market Facebook page.

Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

  • When washing or shaving, partially fill the sink and use that water rather than running the tap continuously. (This saves about 60% of the water normally used.) Use short bursts of water to clean razors.
  • When brushing your teeth, turn the water off while you are actually brushing. Use short bursts of water for cleaning your brush. (This saves about 80% of the water normally used.)

  - The Water Project

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
North Shore reported the first dead crow that tested positive for West Nile Virus in Milwaukee County. This means residents need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites.  Every spring the health department checks for mosquito larva in sewers to determine the best time to apply larvicide, which helps to reduce the amount of mosquitos in the area. The health department also recommends the following:
  • Limit time spent outside at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Apply insect repellant to clothing as well as exposed skin since mosquitoes may bite through clothing.
  • Make sure window and door screens are in good repair to prevent mosquito entry.
  • Properly dispose of items that hold water, such as tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or discarded tires.
  • Clean roof gutters and downspouts for proper drainage.
  • Turn over wheelbarrows, wading pools, boats, and canoes when not in use.
  • Change the water in birdbaths and pet dishes at least every three days.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas, and hot tubs; drain water from pool covers.
  • Trim tall grass, weeds, and vines since mosquitoes use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours.
  • Landscape to prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas.
Health Tip
Brush & Floss!  Brushing and flossing helps remove the sticky film of bacteria on our teeth called plaque.  Plaque that is not removed may harden and inflame gum tissue.  Gum disease can lead to tooth loss and has been linked to a variety of non-oral health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes.
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required):
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015: 10-11 a.m. - Brown Deer Office
  • Thursday, September 10, 2015: 3-4:30 p.m. - Shorewood Office
To make an appointment contact the North Shore Health Department at 414.371.2980 or visit the website.
Upcoming Community Events

Launch of Shorewood Waters Coasters Project
Starting Thursday, August 14 until Sunday, September 13
Camp Bar, Harry's Bar & Grill, Hubbard Park Lodge or Three Lions Pub

Welcome New Neighbors Reception
Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9-11 a.m. 
Shorewood Public Library Education Room

Atwater Centennial Celebration
Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 5-9 p.m.
Atwater Elementary School

Learn About Writing with Local Author Lauren Fox
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

Plein Air Shorewood
Thursday, September 17 through Saturday, September 19, 2015
4500 Block of N Oakland Avenue, Hubbard Park, Atwater Park, and Shorewood High School

Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 1-6 p.m.
Estabrook Park Beer Garden
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