- Charlie Chaplin
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 Highlights 

The Village Board met on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room. These are the agenda items that the Board discussed or took action on during the meeting:
  1. Approved Presentation of Accounts November 2, 2015
  2. Approved Agreement with Ideal Property Management to utilize public parking lot at 3505 N. Oakland Avenue for a Holiday Tree Lot
  3. Approved Resolution 2015-14 for the Shorewood Business Improvement District 2016 Operating Plan and the 2015 Special Assessment Levy
  4. Approved Appointments to Wilson Drive Community Task Force Steering Committee:
    1. Elizabeth Beeghly
    2. Eric Couto
    3. Nathan Hemming
    4. Henk Joubert
    5. Steve Kavalauskas
    6. Therese Klein
    7. Joseph Teglia

2016 Proposed Budget Public Hearing on November 16

The Village of Shorewood posted the 2016 proposed budget. The Village Board met with staff during five different public hearings to review budget proposals. 

The Village Board will be conducting one final public hearing on the 2016 proposed budget during their November 16 meeting. Feel free to visit the Village website in order to review the budget. 

Hard copies of the budget are available at the customer service desk at Village Hall and in the Library. 

Residents with questions on the budget should contact Finance Director Mark Emanuelson at 414.847.2607 or memanuelson@villageofshorewood.org.

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. Completed alley between Maryland Ave. and Farwell Ave. south of Lake Bluff.
  2. Completed alley between Marlborough Dr. and Wildwood Ave. south of Kensington Blvd.
  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.
  4. Alley between Larkin St. and Newhall St. south of Glendale Ave. Scheduled to be completed on November 9. Rain date will be November 10. 
  5. Alley between Newhall St. and Bartlett Ave. south of Glendale Ave. Scheduled to be completed on November 9. Rain date will be November 10.
  6. Street Patching on Newhall St. north of Olive St. Scheduled to be completed on November 12. Rain date will be November 13.
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. 

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!

Shorewood Farmers Market Finishes with Great Numbers in 2015

The inaugural season of Shorewood Farmers Market just ended. It was a success every way you measure it! There had been talk for years that the village would be a prime location for a market, and this year Tia Torhorst decided to make that a reality. A special thank you to the Village of Shorewood Village Board and the Shorewood Foundation for the seed money to make this project a reality. Shorewood residents Arthur Ircink and Barbara Heinen, both passionate about and involved in the local food economy, stepped in to help find farmers and vendors to commit to the Farmer's Market.

The first market drew close to 1,000 people! Word quickly spread that Shorewood was the place to be for vendors on Sundays, and the remaining spots were filled.  Vendors loved the shoppers that frequented the market, sharing that for many of them it has quickly become one of their favorite markets.  They spoke glowingly about the shoppers saying it was so much different than any other market they did. Shorewood people were very "chill" (actual quote), inquisitive, willing to try new things and more open to organic and local foods. Shoppers were incredibly supportive from the first week to the last.  On average there were between 350-400 shoppers per week.  On any given Sunday, families strolled the market, purchased their weekly groceries, took advantage of the face painter, grabbed some ready to eat food and enjoyed great music.  It was a time to reconnect with old friends while building new relationships with farmers and vendors who appreciate Shorewood's commitment for locally-sourced food.  

It will be back next summer, thanks to the support of this community. To sign up for the newsletter to stay abreast of Market news, visit www.shorewoodfarmersmarket.com.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with the Friends of Estabrook Park
It will soon be winter at Estabrook Park, but there is much to do before the snow comes.  The Friends of Estabrook (FOE) Park are hosting two opportunities for people to come out and show some love for the park.  

It is important to control invasive species such as buckthorn and to pick up a year's worth of trash in the park.  The two volunteer opportunities include:
  • Buckthorn Weed Out.  Sunday, November 15 at 9 a.m.  Meet in the maintenance yard parking lot in the center of the park.  Wear sturdy footwear, long sleeves and pants, hats and gloves.  This activity is not recommended for children younger than the age of 12.  Tools will be provided.
  • Park Clean-Up.  Saturday, November 21 at 9 a.m.  Meet in the large parking lot by the beer garden.  Wear sturdy footwear, long sleeves and pants, hats and gloves.  Younger children accompanied by parents are welcome.
Friends of Estabrook Park will have beverages available after these events and the Beer Garden is willing to provide a limited number of certificates to give to adult participants for the clean up efforts. Those who have questions should either visit the FOE Facebook site, visit the FOE website or call Harold Schmidt at 414.933.4512.

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. 

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!

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.

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.

Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

Going Green When Cleaning
We hope you embrace green cleaning whenever you are in a position to clean, whether it's during a course, at work or in your residence.  Many common household cleaners contain chemicals that are hazardous to human health and the environment.  Appearing on the market are many "green" alternatives to traditional cleaners, everything from dish soap to laundry detergent to floor cleaner. When shopping for cleaners, consider these alternatives.

Prior to buying cleaning products that are environmentally friendly, you need to understand and be able to evaluate claims on a label. "Green" certification criteria are generally available online by the certifiers.  The internet and your local store have a plentiful supply of "Green" cleaning products and tips.  When using the internet please keep in mind that effectiveness in cleaning or disinfecting is important.   A cleaning product that does not clean well is not good for the environment.  

In the end, green cleaning means many things, including, but not limited to: biodegradable, product being made from plants and not petroleum, less packaging, CFC free, phosphate free and recyclable packaging.
 
- University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States.  Along with cigarettes there are still other forms of tobacco that are in use in the U.S. As of 2013, there were 12.4 million cigar smokers, and over 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes.
 
To help stop tobacco use, The American Cancer Society has set aside November 19th for the Great American Smokeout event. This event takes place on the third Thursday of November each year. It encourages smokers to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and stop smoking that day.
 
Call the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line at 1.800.QUITNOW (800.784.8669) for more information and resources on quitting. 
 
Flu Update
  • The Health Department is scheduling flu immunizations during their 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 from 10 - 11 a.m. - Brown Deer (appointment required)
    • Thursday, November 12 from  3 - 4:30 p.m. - Shorewood (appointment required)
    • Tuesday, November 17 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. - Shorewood (appointment required)
    • Wednesday, November 18 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Brown Deer (appointment required)
  • We continue to provide flu shots to home bound individuals, please call us at 414.371.2980 for appointments or questions.
Upcoming Open Flu Clinics
  • Tuesday, November 7 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - North Shore Library at 6800 Port Washington Rd.
  • Thursday, November 10 from 3-5:30 p.m. - Shorewood (appointment required)
    • This is a special one-time clinic available to individuals 3-18 years of age only. Flu shots and FluMist will be available for $10. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get your children vaccinated!
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics
  • Wednesday, November 18 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Brown Deer (appointment required)
  • No Blood Pressure Screenings scheduled for next week.
To make an appointment, contact the North Shore Health Department at 414.371.2980 or visit the website.
Upcoming Community Events

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

Buckthorn Weed Out
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 9 a.m.
Estabrook Park

Estabrook Park Clean-up
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 9 a.m.
Estabrook Park

Kick-off Tree Lighting Event
Saturday, December 5, 2015 starting at 6 p.m.
Harry's Bar and Grill

Shorewood Athletic Booster Club's 36th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair
Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shorewood High School
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