Thursday, April 11, 2013
School officials approved hiring four teachers, filling classrooms of veteran, retiring teachers and others shifting into new roles.
Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board approved the hire of four new teachers Wednesday night. The new educators will start next year, filling classrooms of veteran, retiring teachers, and others shifting into new roles. Stacey Houck, eighth grade English, will take over from retiring teacher Barbara Francyzk who spent 24 years in the district. Houck brings 15 years of teaching experience to the Maple Dale, having taught English at the high school level since 1998. Wendi Bazar-Besasie, seventh and eighth grade special education, follows retiring 42-year district veteran Annette Evans. Bazar-Besasie is currently a paraprofessional with the district in the classroom where she will teach next year. Current Nicolet High School teacher Jeff …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
New faces have also popped up for Bayside and Fox Point Village Boards and Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board.
Local candidates have filed their nomination papers to seek election to area boards and political offices. The deadline was 5 p.m. Wednesday. Here's a look at the new, and returning faces, you'll find in Fox Point and Bayside: Fox Point-Bayside School Board Elizabeth Wick, 8909 N. Pelham Parkway, Michael Weidner, 8485 N. Fielding Road, David Smulyan, 9073 N. Bayside Drive, and Thomas Hayssen, 1111 E. Bywater Lane, are all new faces running for the two open Fox Point-Bayside School Board seats. No incumbents filed for reelection. Terms are three years and there is no salary. Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board Jim LeTart, 621 W. Fairy Chasm Road, has submitted the appropriate paperwork indicating that he will not run for the MDIH School …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Rob Ricigliano has written a book about the practice of peace building and credits his family as his proudest accomplishment.
Welcome to Names in the News, Fox Point-Bayside Patch's new weekly column, where we introduce you to a local face. Last week we sat down with John Stephens who taught at University School of Milwaukee for 54 years before deciding it's time to retire. This week, we're chatting with Robert Ricigliano (RR) of Fox Point. He's the Director, Institute of World Affairs, UWM; Adjunct Professor, Department of Communication, UWM. He's written a book called "Making Peace Last" which talks about not just finding peace between leaders, but making it sustainable and long-lasting. Patch: How long have you lived/worked in Fox Point? RR: We moved to Fox Point in October 2000, so 11 years, six months ago. Patch: What is your favorite thing about Fox …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Incumbents Jane Guffy and Donna Mortara not running for re-election this spring.
There will be two new members on the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board after the April 3 election. Incumbents Jane Guffy and Donna Mortara decided not to seek re-election, however, two new faces have popped up: Sowmya Desai, 2925 W. Deer Creek Ct., and Pam Scheferman, 8635 N. Seneca Rd. Friday was the deadline for candidates to file nomination papers to get on the ballot. Board members serve three-year terms and there is no salary. For more on this year's elections, visit the Elections Page on Fox Point-Bayside Patch.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Fox Point-Bayside and Nicolet School Districts only elections to see challengers.
Tuesday day was the final day to file paperwork to get on the April 3 ballot. Both Fox Point and Bayside have two trustee positions up for grabs without any challengers; in the school board races, Fox Point-Bayside and Nicolet are the only districts with a challenger so far. Maple Dale-Indian Hill has a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday for those interested to file for candidacy. Here's a look at how things stack up: Nicolet School Board The Nicolet School Board has two positions up for grabs. Jennifer Peltz has not filed to run, but two challengers have — Melody Halstrom, 777 W. Dean Rd., and Libby Gutterman, 8025 N. Beach Dr. Marilyn Franklin, 7870 N. Regent Rd., has been a board member since 1988 and is the School Board president. She has filed…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Potential candidates can now start circulating nomination papers to run for the spring election.
Want to be one of the five votes on the Nicolet School Board? Inspired to work in public service (and get paid)? Thursday marked the first day that potential candidates for Nicolet and other local offices can start circulating nomination papers for the spring election. Papers are due Jan. 3 to get on the ballot. The general election is April 3, but if a primary is needed, it will be held on Feb. 21. Incumbents who choose not to run must announce that decision by filing a declaration of non-candidacy by Dec. 27. Here are the seats with the incumbent officials whose seats will be on the ballot: Nicolet School Board The seats of School Board President Marilyn Franklin and board member Jennfer Peltz will be on the ballot. Franklin has filed …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
As Wisconsin becomes the 49th state to allow the concealed carry of weapons, local police adjust and businesses make tough decisions.
It’s a tough choice business owners are facing — post a sign on the front door that says “No Weapons” and be liable if someone is injured, or wonder who's packing a pistol as they make a purchase. Wisconsin’s new concealed carry law went into effect Tuesday and local business owners are weighing the pros and cons of allowing weapons in their stores. The law allows armed citizens to hit the streets, parks and businesses, unless there’s a sign posted that bans weapons. Whether the business is a kid-friendly establishment like Art Trooper, a bar and restaurant like Calderone Club, or a larger chain of coffee houses like Stone Creek Coffee, everyone is weighing their options carefully. "I’m really torn," Calderone Club owner Carmelo Fazzari …