Throw your hands in the air, say what does it matter?
But it don't do no good to get angry so help me, I know.
For a heart stained in anger grows weak and grows bitter,
You become your own prisoner as you watch yourself sit there,
Wrapped up in a trap of your very own chain of sorrow. 

- John Prine
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.

May 2 Village Board Agenda

The Village Board will meet on Monday, May 2 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 May 2, 2016
  2. Consider Disallowance of Claim for Maria Fenske
  3. Consider Application for Parade Permit for Shorewood Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee Fun Run 5K, May 6, 2016
  4. Consider Application for Parade Permit for Shorewood Men's Club Chicken Run, June 11, 2016
  5. Consider Application for Temporary Class "B" Retailer's License for Shorewood Men's Club Chicken BBQ, Atwater Park, June 11, 2016
  6. Consider Application for Temporary Class "B" Retailer's License for Shorewood Men's Club July 4th Event, Atwater Park, July 4, 2016
  7. Consider Application for Street Festival Permit for Three Lions Pub UEFA Euro 2016 Final, 4500 Block of N. Oakland Ave., July 10, 2016
  8. Consider Application for Temporary Extension Request Class "B" Premises, Three LIons Pub UEFA Euro 2016 Final, 4500 Block of N. Oakland Ave., July 10, 2016
  9. Consider Application for Temporary Class "B/"Class B" Retailer's License for Surfrider Foundation Contained in Water II, 4500 N. Oakland Ave., July 22, 2016
  10. Consider Application for Street Festival Permit for Surfrider Foundation, Atwater Beach, August 20, 2016
  11. Consider Facade Grant for 4144 N. Oakland Ave.
  12. Consider Agreement for Phase II Environmental Study for AB Data Building
  13. Consider Suburban Mutual Assistance Response Team (SMART) Agreement 
  14. Consider Class C Wine License for Blackbird Mercantile LLC d/b/a Draft & Vessel, 4417 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood WI, Nathaniel Davauer, Agent

Village Recruiting Volunteers for Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Village of Shorewood is seeking applications for several boards, committees and commissions, which includes: Board of Appeals, Board of Review, Conservation Committee, Design Review Board, Elder Services Advisory Committee, Parks Commission, Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Committee, Plan Commission, and the Public Art Committee.
Please visit the Village of Shorewood website to learn about the different boards, committees and commissions.  If you are interested in applying for these appointments, please submit your application to the Clerk's Office. Applications will begin to be reviewed on Wednesday, May 11 as the application process will remain open. 

Applications will be reviewed and appointments set for interviews with the Village Board's Judiciary, Personnel and Licensing (JPL) Committee. Feel free to download a printable application or an online application.  Please feel free to contact Village Clerk-Treasurer Tanya O'Malley at 414.847.2608 or via email at if you have questions.
Applications are kept on file for two years. You may also review the list of Boards, Committees and Commissions and submit applications for any selection that is not listed above. Your application may be considered during the year if a vacancy occurs. 
New Page on Village Website Provides Reasons and Resources to Select Shorewood
The Village of Shorewood has a new page on its website informing prospective homeowners and businesses why they should choose Shorewood as a community to live and/or work.  The webpage has an embedded brochure that covers several advantages about Shorewood and includes an extensive list of resources and events available.  A map also demonstrates some of the main landmarks in Shorewood.  We encourage anyone to forward the link to any individual who is considering Shorewood.  We hope this will serve as a beneficial tool in making a decision. 

Shorewood Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Week Scheduled May 1 through May 7
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee is coordinating an engaging, fun-filled week for Shorewood residents.  The Shorewood Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Week will take place May 1 through May 7.  

Down below is a list of all the fun activities that you can participate in with friends and family.  Feel free to sign up on the Shorewood Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Week Facebook page to receive clues to the scavenger hunt and other fun facts.  Gift cards will be given out as prizes to several participants in the events.  

If you have questions, feel free to contact Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart at or 414.847.2705.
  • Scavenger Hunt.  Starting May 2, once a day, clues will be shared with residents on the Facebook page to help them find a medallion hidden in Shorewood.  The first person to find the medallion will win a $25 gift card.
  • Crossings Theatrical Event.  On May 3 from 3:30 - 5 p.m., you can come join and watch the fun as the Village teams up with UW-Milwaukee students to walk through Shorewood and show everyone how fun and safe crossing the street can be through short theatrical performances.  The performances are sponsored by Metro Market.  Click here for more information and sign up to volunteer.
  • Taste of Shorewood and 5K Fun Run.  The Shorewood BID will be kicking off their Taste of Shorewood campaign on Friday, May 5.  We encourage residents to walk and bike to the local restaurants to enjoy these amazing local businesses.  Share photos of you at the local businesses on the Facebook page to win a prize.  There will be a 5K fun run coordinated through the Village that residents can participate in.  Sign up through the Facebook page.
  • Bike Rodeo.  The Shorewood Recreation Department will be having the Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 7 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Hear safety tips, learn traffic rules and have your helmet fitted.  The Senior Resource Center will be there to install free bike bells donated by the Shorewood Men's Club.  You can sign up for this event on the Shorewood Recreation Department website.
  • Throughout the Week.  On the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Week Facebook page, you can share a number of things to win other great prizes.  You can either share photos of things you witnessed during your walk in Shorewood, share sidewalk art encouraging residents to "Share the Walk", share a Google maps image of your favorite walking or biking routes and even participate in one of the self-guided historical walking tours that will be shared on the Facebook page.

Village Seeking Volunteers and Parade Marshall Nominations for the Fourth of July

Seeking July 4th Volunteers
Want to channel your patriotic side to help with Shorewood's July 4th parade or Atwater Park festivities?  We are looking for volunteers to help with the following:
  • Parade set-up helpers (12-3 p.m.)
  • Parade sign holders (2-4 p.m.)
  • Convertible car owners/drivers (2-4 p.m.)
  • Atwater Park activity helpers (5-9 p.m.)
If interested, please contact Jenny Heyden at or at (414) 534-6287 by June 1.  

Accepting Nominations for Parade Marshall
The Village of Shorewood Fourth of July Committee is still accepting nominations for the July 4th Parade Marshall.  Who do you think best represents the Shorewood community? 

Please submit a nomination of 100 words or less to Jenny Heyden at by May 6.  The Parade Marshall will be determined by the Fourth of July Planning Committee in mid-May. 
Celebrate Arbor Day in Shorewood!
The Shorewood Arbor Day celebration sponsored by the Shorewood Department of Public Works will be held this Friday, April 29 at 9 a.m. in Hubbard Park.

Shorewood Intermediate School students will be helping DPW plant a tree donated by the Shorewood Men's Club.  The public is welcome to attend this event.

As a reminder, the Village of Shorewood was named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

If you'd like to learn more information on the Tree City USA program, feel free to visit the following website.
Spring Yard Clean-Up this Saturday
Last call for Spring Yard Clean-up volunteers! Even though it is past the sign-up date, organizers are still looking for more volunteers to help with the event on Saturday, April 30.  

Form a group of friends, family or neighbors and spend a couple hours outside helping elderly and handicapped residents of Shorewood.  

Volunteers meet at Kingo Lutheran Church at 9 am for a light breakfast and to get assignments.  No assignment is more than two hours long.  

To volunteer, text YARD to 313131 or contact Michelle Boehm at 414.698.4369 or

Bring Your Bag Shorewood Campaign

Bring Your Bag Shorewood is a new grassroots campaign. The mission for Bring Your Bag Shorewood is to encourage a transition from single-use bags to reusable bags through education, activities, and coordination with businesses and environmental organizations. 

The members who are coordinating this effort have worked through the Conservation Committee to help their vision come to life.  The group is working with similar organizations throughout the state and across the country, as well. 

Volunteers will be needed soon to help post reminders in retail locations. For more information, join the Bring Your Bag Shorewood Facebook group or if you'd rather contact the group directly to learn more, feel free to send an email to

Feel free to stay tuned to more information on this campaign throughout the upcoming months!
Various Construction Notifications Available for Shorewood and Interested Residents
There are various construction reminders that residents and interested residents can read on a continuous basis in order to receive updates on the construction work happening in Shorewood.  If you would like to review any of these notifications, please feel free to click one of the links below:

Weekly construction status reports are published each Friday and posted on the respective pages.  Interested residents can also request direct email of each report by emailing  Thank you for your interest!

Community Shred Event and Conservation Fair Save the Dates
Save the Date, Save Your Stuff
The Shorewood Conservation Committee is reminding residents that its annual Conservation Fair will be held at the Atwater Elementary parking lot on Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

In addition to offering tables and educational outreach on local sustainability issues and Committee initiatives in Shorewood, several vendors will be collecting materials for responsible reuse, recycling, and disposal: expired and unwanted medicines, shoes, corks, scrap metal, working and nonworking electronics, household items and building materials, clothing, and latex paint. 

Following the Fair, a free composting workshop will also be held at the Lake Bluff Community Garden from 12 - 1 p.m. Please note that we will not be offering document shredding this year, but look for notices in the Manager's Memo (see below) about upcoming local shredding opportunities in the spring and summer. We hope to see you there.
Community Shred Event at North Shore Bank
Even though the 2016 Shorewood Conservation Fair on July 16 will not be offering document shredding, North Shore Bank will offer free document shredding at its 4414 N Oakland Ave. location on May 7 from 9 - 11 a.m. This is a great and convenient spring cleaning opportunity for Shorewood residents. Clear out old tax returns, bank statements, and other sensitive documents for secure and efficient disposal.

Reminder about Police Department Front Desk Office Hours

The Police Department would like to remind the community about the front desk office hours at the Police Department:
  • Monday is open from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Thursday is open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday is open from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Saturday is closed.
  • Sunday is closed.
If you have questions about front office hours, please feel free to contact the Police Department at 414.847.2610. 

As a reminder if you do come to the Police Department during the closed office hours you will need to use the phone in the lobby which will connect you to Bayside Communications Center.  The center will then notify an officer and they will meet you in the lobby.

Weekly Highlight from Shorewood Schools Superintendent Bryan Davis

The School District is excited to announce that next month four legendary graduates of Shorewood High School will be honored for their achievements in film and music. 
Fans of the movie Airplane! and the band Talking Heads will be familiar with this year's Shorewood Tradition of Excellence Award recipients, who have achieved international fame as film directors, screenplay writers, musicians, and producers. 
This year's honorees, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Harrison, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker, will be recognized during a special day-long event in Shorewood on May 19, which will include an awards ceremony, activities with current students and fellow alumni, a tour of campus, and special recognition at the opening night of the Shorewood musical production, South Pacific.
For more information on the honorees and the Tradition of Excellence Awards, please visit their news item on the District website.

Book Some Time with Your Family!

Celebrate the importance of reading to and with your kids this spring. From April 10 through May 7 submit your photos of your family "booking" some time together. 

Parents, grandparents or guardians can email a picture of you reading with or to your child/children to Heide Piehler at Photos will be displayed in the library, on our social media and website with your consent.
All families submitting photos will be entered in a drawing for gift cards to Boswell Books or Barnes & Noble so they may add to their children's home library collection! Learn more on our website.
This contest is generously funded by the Friends of Shorewood Library. Happy reading!

Calling All Captain America Fans! 

All ages of superhero super-fans are invited to meet Matt Forbeck, the author of Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger, at Shorewood Library on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. While there, test your Captain America expertise with a super-heroic trivia contest. Costumes encouraged but not required!


Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

Types of Houseplants to Clean Indoor Air
Much of the research on these beneficial houseplants has been done by NASA scientists researching ways to create suitable space station habitats. All indoors plants (flowering or not) are able to purify indoor air to some degree through their normal photosynthesis processes. 

But some were found to be more beneficial than others in removing harmful household toxins, even removing 90% of chemicals in the air in only twenty-four hours!

The three main household toxins of concern are:
  • Benzene
  • Formaldahyde
  • Trichloroethylene
These carcinogenic chemicals are used in the manufacturing of synthetic substances and materials and are off-gased from new materials for some time (up to several years, depending on the material of product in question). Benzene can also be emitted from gas ranges during use, making some types of houseplants below great for use in the kitchen. This means these types of houseplants may just decrease your risk of cancers, asthma, allergies, auto-immune disorders and other diseases.

To find out the 19 different houseplants, click here.

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?
Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, sometimes referred to as pneumococcus. Pneumococcus can cause many types of illnesses, including ear infections and meningitis. There are vaccines to prevent pneumococcal disease in children and adults.  There are two types of vaccines available:
  • The Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13 or Prevnar 13) is recommended for all children younger than 5 years old, all adults 65 years or older, and people 6 years or older with certain risk factors.
  • The Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) is recommended for all adults 65 years or older. People 2 through 64 years old who are at high risk of pneumococcal disease should also receive PPSV23.
There are now two types of pneumococcal vaccines recommended for adults aged 65 or older. In 2014 the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended routine use PCV13 among adults aged ≥65 years. PCV13 should be administered in series with the PPSV23. So even if you have received a pneumococcal vaccine before, check with your health care provider to see if an additional vaccination is needed to be protected. The North Shore Health Department is also working towards improving adult immunization rates. The health department is working with skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in the north shore in order to improve the percentage of adults 65 receiving a dose of PCV13 and PPSV23.
To learn more visit the following website.

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • Tuesday, May 10 from 10 - 11 a.m. - Brown Deer
  • Thursday, May 12 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Shorewood
  • Tuesday, May 17 from 7 - 9 a.m. - Shorewood
  • Wednesday, May 18 from - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, May 31 from 4 - 5 p.m. - North Shore Library 
Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414.371.2980.
  • Wednesday, May 18 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Brown Deer
  • Tuesday, May 24 from 8 - 10 a.m. - Shorewood 
Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (walk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary)
  • Wednesday, May 25 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. - Shorewood
  • Tuesday, May 31 from 3:30 - 4 p.m. - North Shore Library 
Upcoming Community Events

Shorewood Arbor Day Celebration
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 9 a.m.
Hubbard Park

Spring Yard Clean-Up
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 9 a.m.
Breakfast beforehand at Kingo Lutheran Church

Share Shorewood:  Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Week
Sunday, May 1 through Saturday, May 7, 2016
Village of Shorewood

Meet Matt Forbeck - Author of Captain America:  The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

North Shore Bank Community Shredding Event
Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9 - 11 a.m.
North Shore Bank, 4414 N. Oakland Ave.

Color Me Happy (link)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

What's the Buzz?  The Basics of Bees (link)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

Solar Shorewood Group Buy Information Session
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Shorewood Village Center

Color Me Happy (link)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library

Summer Reading Sign-Up Begins
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Shorewood Public Library
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