- Dexter Kozen
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.

November 2 Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will meet on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room. These are the agenda items that the Board will discuss or take action on during the meeting:
  1. Consider Presentation of Accounts November 2, 2015
  2. Consider Agreement with Ideal Property Management to utilize public parking lot at 3505 N. Oakland Avenue for a Holiday Tree Lot
  3. Consider Approval of Resolution 2015-14 for the Shorewood Business Improvement District 2016 Operating Plan and the 2015 Special Assessment Levy
  4. Consider Approval of Appointments to Wilson Drive Community Task Force Steering Committee 
Wilson Drive Community Task Force Update
The Village Board's Strategic Initiatives Committee interviewed candidates for the Wilson Drive Steering Committee on October 28 and 29. The Village Board received a total of 79 applications expressing interest to volunteer for the Wilson Drive Task Force and 56 of those applications showed interest in being a part of the Wilson Drive Steering Committee. The Strategic Initiatives Committee will be making Wilson Drive Steering Committee appointment recommendations to the Village Board on Monday, November 2.  Names of the recommended appointments will be included in the November 2 Village Board agenda packet.

Shorewood Trick or Treating Hours for 2015

The Village of Shorewood will have trick or treating this year on Saturday, October 31 from 1-4 p.m.  This is a slight change from the historical Sunday hours for trick or treating.  

Changing the hours to a Saturday this year will offer children the opportunity to go trick or treating on the actual day of Halloween.  

Residents who have questions about trick or treating hours may call the customer service desk at Village Hall at 414.847.2700.  

The Village hopes all residents and children enjoy a safe and fun Halloween this year!

Construction Notices for Alley Patching

The Village of Shorewood has contracted with Frank Armstrong Paving Company to complete some alley patching. Due to the nature of the work, some sections of alley will need to be closed while the work is taking place. Notices were hand delivered to residents in these areas.
The following areas will have alley closures along with the corresponding construction date:
  1. Alley between Maryland Ave. and Farwell Ave. south of Lake Bluff. Scheduled to be completed on October 28. Rain date will be October 29.
  2. Alley between Marlborough Dr. and Wildwood Ave. south of Kensington Blvd. Scheduled to be completed on November 2 and November 3. Rain date will be November 5.
  3. Alley between Wildwood Ave. and Ardmore Ave. south of Kensington Blvd. Scheduled to be completed on November 5. Rain date will be November 6.
Residents are requested to move any vehicles that are parked in garages to the street on the scheduled day by 7 a.m. The alley will be opened to traffic as soon as the asphalt is applied, compacted, and cooled. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call the Shorewood Department of Public Works at 414.847.2650. Thank you for your understanding. 

Remembering Dickey Chapelle

Georgette "Dickey" Chapelle (nee Meyer) grew up in a home on Shorewood Blvd., attended Atwater Elementary and Shorewood High School, and graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1935. She was fascinated by airplanes and eager for adventure.  Eventually she combined her interests and talents to become a nationally known photojournalist. She covered combat locations from Iwo Jima to Vietnam, focusing on the stories of front-line soldiers.  Chapelle was killed in Vietnam on November 4, 1965, the first woman journalist killed in combat.

Two events inspired by the 50th anniversary of Chapelle's death will take place in Shorewood:
  • "Behind the Pearl Earrings," a documentary produced by MPTV, will be previewed in the Gensler Auditorium at Shorewood High School, Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m.  (MPTV10 air date: Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.)
  • Author John Garofolo will talk about his new book, "Dickey Chapelle Under Fire, Photographs by the First Woman War Correspondent Killed in Action," on Thursday, November 5 at 7 p.m. at the Shorewood Library (Village Center).  The author visit is sponsored by the Shorewood Historical Society, Friends of Shorewood Library and Boswell Book Company.
The public is welcome at both events. Admission is free.

Dickey Chapelle received the Shorewood School District's Tradition of Excellence Award in 2003. For more information about Chapelle or the scheduled events, see the displays in the Shorewood Library and Village Center or contact the Shorewood Historical Society.

Last Shorewood Farmers Market Occurs on November 1


Shorewood Farmers Market is open for its last time before the winter, 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.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Shorewood Schools Team Up for Concert

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Shorewood High School are organizing a unique Side-by-Side Performance, featuring the MSO and Shorewood student musicians, to be held at the Shorewood High School Arena at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 5. The event is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased for $20 per person on the MSO website. The event will provide students with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to perform side-by-side with professional musicians and will offer an evening of music and fun for the community. The event is being sponsored by Metro Market and Colectivo Coffee. Get your tickets today before they are sold out. Hope to see you there!

Film Screening of "Just Eat It" on November 6

As part of the annual fall film screening, the Shorewood Conservation Committee is pleased to host a free community movie, "Just Eat It," on Friday, November 6 at 7 p.m. at the Shorewood High School Auditorium. 
This public screening is a great educational opportunity for students, staff, and families. "Just Eat It" explores the issue of food waste in our country and culture offering everyday ways in which consumers and households can do their part to reduce waste in the home, raise awareness, and thus minimize the environmental damage caused by discarded food.
Feel free to contact Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart at tburkart@villageofshorewood.org or 414.847.2705 if you have any questions about the event.

Shorewood Connects Fall Yard Clean-up Scheduled for November 7

Would you like to help out with this year's Shorewood Connects Fall Yard Clean-up?  It is scheduled for Saturday, November 7 at 9 a.m.  Please sign-up in any of the following ways:
Volunteers should sign-up ahead of time so we can have your assignments ready when you come to the Village Center on November 7 for a light breakfast.  As always, you will need your own rake and transportation.  All assignments help older and disabled homeowners in Shorewood and none of the assignments are longer than 2 hours. 
T-shirts will be available compliments of Harbor Chase and Sherman Associates.  This is a great way to connect with people of all ages in the Shorewood community.  Sign-up today!
Oak Leaf Trail Extended North, Repairs Proposed to the South
One of the things that distinguishes Shorewood from other communities is that we are a walkable/bike-friendly community, and we have good  connections to great places to walk/bike, including the Eastside Oak Leaf Trail (the "E-OLT").  Two important developments are happening with the E-OLT.
First, last week the County completed Phase 4 of the E-OLT extension, paving a 3-mile stretch of the E-OLT just north of Shorewood.  This is a "rails-to-trails" conversion, taking an abandoned and overgrown rail corridor and converting that to a bicycle and pedestrian trail.  With this expansion, it is now possible to bike on the E-OLT from Shorewood all the way to Brown Deer Park on a well-designed, paved trail, with very few street crossings or stops.  
The second E-OLT development relates to a portion of the trail between Shorewood and downtown. The stretch of the E-OLT between the Urban Ecology Center ("UEC") and Prospect Avenue in Milwaukee is prone to flooding and caused a significant deterioration in the trail surface. This has made the trail inconvenient and often unsafe for many who use the E-OLT, especially those who bike commute to and from downtown on the trail.  County Executive Chris Abele has included funding in his proposed 2016 County budget to fix the E-OLT in that area.  The County Board is currently considering whether to approve the proposal.  Additional details regarding the problem and the proposal are available at this link.  

Daylight Savings Time This Weekend

Daylight Savings Time will end this Sunday, November 1 at 2 a.m. During this time, we turn our clocks back one hour as we begin Standard Time.  Standard Time will be in effect until Daylight Savings Time occurs again on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

Final Curbside Brush Collections for the Year

November ends the curbside brush collection season.  Please see the map/schedule for the date of your final collection this year.  
Please be sure that branches are appropriately sized - branches with a minimum 1/2 inch diameter and 4-feet long and a maximum of 6-inch diameter and 7-feet long should be stacked neatly on the parkway with the stem end toward the curb. Garden material, vines, etc. are not considered brush and must be bagged as yard waste.
Still have brush or yard waste?  These materials can be brought to the DPW yard on the Saturdays which the compactor is open - 1st and 3rd Saturdays April through November and 1st Saturday December through March from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Halloween Safety Tips for this Saturday

AAA sent out a news release that the Shorewood Police Department endorses for all residents to follow. Please review these safety tips as helpful reminders when celebrating Halloween and trick-or-treating this Saturday:

  • Reduce any distractions inside your car, such as talking on the phone or eating, so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential areas. Children may unexpectedly dart out in the street or from between parked cars.
  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. In dark costumes, they will be harder to see at night.
  • Turn on your headlights to make yourself more visible - even in the daylight.
  • Drive sober. Nearly 40 percent of fatal crashes on Halloween night involve a drunk driver.  Always designate a sober driver if you plan to drink. Visit www.PreventDUI.AAA.com to learn more.   
  • Parents are encouraged to walk children door to door while trick-or-treating, showing children safe places to cross the street.
  • Ensure an adult or older, responsible youth is available to supervise children under age 12.
  • Buckle up. If driving trick-or-treaters between neighborhoods, always use appropriate car seats and have children exit and enter on the passenger side of the vehicle.
  • Bring a flashlight to help trick-or-treaters see and be seen.
  • Pick a costume that is safe for your child to move in and see out of.  Buy costumes and wigs labeled "flame resistant."
  • Cross the street and corners using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look both ways between crossing and keep an eye on the road while you are crossing.
  • Wear light colored clothing or costumes with reflective material or tape for the best visibility.    Consider using nontoxic face paint instead of masks to avoid obstructing vision.
  • Stay in familiar neighborhoods. Only visit homes that have the porch light on and never go into a stranger's house.
  • Always have an adult check your treats before you eat. Discard anything that looks like it has been unwrapped or tampered with.

Fall into Story Times at Shorewood Library

There is a story time at Shorewood Library for almost every schedule and age. The 2015-16 session of pre-school story time for ages 3 and 4 is well under way, but new registrants are always welcome. Please call us, visit us or go online to register at least one day prior to the next story time. 

Starting this week, parents of younger ones can register for either Rhyme and Read (6-23 months) or Toddler Time (2-3 years) story times held on Monday mornings or evenings in November. Again, it's easy to register over the phone, in person or online! Space is limited in the morning and evening sessions of both types of story time. Find information on each story time at http://www.shorewoodlibrary.org/parents/story_times.php

Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

Get Crafty for Halloween
Decorating is one of the best parts of Halloween but also the most wasteful. As the second biggest decorating holiday of the year, many of the decorations are made from non-recyclable plastics. Use natural products like pumpkins and gourds to create an autumnal look. Old stockings can become spider webs, cardboard boxes become tombs. There are so many things you already have in your home that can be turned into ghoulish decorations.
- Harvard University

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 1st. Motorists and pedestrians are reminded to be more alert because sun glare and darkness are occurring during different parts of your familiar driving routine. The North Shore Health Department encourages pedestrians to increase their visibility at night by carrying a flashlight when walking and wearing reflective clothing. Whenever possible, pedestrians should cross the street at a designated crosswalk or intersection. It is safer to walk on a sidewalk, but if one is not available, pedestrians should walk on the shoulder, facing traffic.
Wisconsin Pedestrian Laws require that:
  • Vehicles must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian, person operating a bicycle, or person operating a personal assistive mobility device who is crossing the highway within a marked or unmarked crosswalk.
  • Vehicles may not begin a turn at a controlled intersection or crosswalk when a pedestrian, person operating a bicycle, or person operating a personal assistive mobility device crossing on a green or "WALK" signal would be endangered or interfered with.
Last week at the North Shore Health Department
Flu update:
  • Health Department staff continue to provide flu immunizations for North Shore residents. We have another open flu immunization clinic on November 7 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the North Shore Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Rd.
  • The Health Department provides flu shots to homebound residents. If you are homebound or know someone who is, please contact the health department at 414.371.2980 to schedule an appointment for a nurse to come to your home and give you a flu shot.
  • We are scheduling flu immunizations during our regular All Immunization Clinic times. Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
The next Immunization Clinics are scheduled for the following days:
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 10-11 a.m. - Brown Deer (appointment required)
  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 3-4:30 p.m. - Shorewood (appointment required)
To make an appointment, contact the North Shore Health Department at 414.371.2980 or visit the website.
Upcoming Community Events

Preview of "Behind the Pearl Earrings" Documentary
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Gensler Auditorium at Shorewood High School

Trick or Treating
Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 1-4 p.m.
Village of Shorewood

Stewardship Project at Estabrook Park
Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Estabrook Park
Visit website to learn more

Final 2015 Shorewood Farmers Market
Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Atwater Elementary School

Side by Side - Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra featuring Shorewood High School Orchestras
Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood High School Arena

Visit with Author John Garofolo - Dickey Chapelle Under Fire, Photographs by the First Woman War Correspondent Killed in Action
Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Shorewood Library

Public Film Screening of "Just Eat It"
Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Gensler Auditorium at Shorewood High School

Shorewood Connects Fall Yard Clean-Up
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9 a.m.
Village Center
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