Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Check out some of the North Shore's most popular pages and add your own suggestions in the comments!
At Patch we're always striving to make your life ridiculously easy and that's why we've put together this list of 25 local business Facebook pages. Show your love for local, small businesses and get to "Liking!" 1. Green House Furnishings, Fox Point 2. Los Paisa, Bayside 3. Winkie's Toys & Variety, Whitefish Bay 4. The Village Pub, Shorewood 5. Art Trooper, Bayside 6. Indulge Studios, Whitefish Bay 7. Miss Cupcake, Shorewood 8. Brio Salon, Fox Point 9. Jack Pandl's, Whitefish Bay 10. Camp Bar, Shorewood 11. Community Bark Dog Wash & Coffee Bar, Bayside 12. Three Wishes, Whitefish Bay 13. The Waxwing, Shorewood 14. The Lift Pilates, Bayside 15. Gallery 505, Whitefish Bay 16. The City Market, Shorewood 17. Mark Pasch Ltd., Fox Point 18. …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Fire Chief Robert Whitaker was unable to pinpoint a particular reason, but 2012 should have more building fires than any year in recent history.
Building fires in the North Shore Fire Department region are up dramatically from last year and are on pace to be the highest total in years. Fire officials haven't been able to pinpoint a common cause. They also say the building fires are not clustered in any one geographic area among their seven communities. "Nationally, some communities are seeing a rise in people starting houses on fire intentionally because they can't afford to keep them anymore and are trying to get rid of the property, but we haven't seen that," Fire Chief Robert Whitaker said. The causes of the building fires are "all mixed up," Whitaker said. "Lightning strikes, and so on." Meanwhile, medical calls are down, and the department is still on pace to handle roughly …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The department members are wearing pink T-shirts throughout October and selling them to the general public to support the fight against breast cancer.
One of the first things you notice about North Shore Fire/Rescue Department Assistant Chief Andrew Harris is that he’s wearing a pink shirt underneath his uniform. “It’s not typically a color we wear,” said Harris, stating the obvious, and too shy to have his photo taken. In another room nearby, burly firefighters were making food and watching TV as they milled around the Brown Deer station. Yes, they were also pretty in pink. Yes, this is evidence: Real men do wear it. The firefighters have donned pink T-shirts for the past month to support National Breast Cancer Awareness month. They have swapped their traditional blue T-shirts for the pink. They wear them to calls, and out in the community, as part of their standard uniforms. They’ve …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A village trustee says Fox Point is contributing more than it should to the shared fire department, and the board declined to approved the new proposed fee schedule, asking instead for re-examination and a sunset clause.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect a correction in the numbers for Fox Point's 2012 contributions. While four of the seven communities served by the North Shore Fire Department have adopted freezing the fee contributions, Fox Point Village Board members are looking for relief and a three-year sunset clause on the new schedule. "Compared to the original formula, it seems Fox Point is giving up more than the other communities are," trustee F.R. Dengel said Tuesday. "It seems like we're being asked to pay for more than our fair share." Fox Point paid 10.38 percent ($1.2 million) of NSFD's costs in 2012; the proposed formula has the village paying 10.31 percent. Village President Michael West said the Village Board will …
Friday, May 25, 2012
A total of 12 high school students in Wisconsin are boasting perfect ACT test scores. While their names are not released for privacy concerns, Nicolet is on the list of schools those students attend.
Friday, December 23, 2011
The latest reports from the North Shore Fire Department.
The North Shore Fire Department responded to 104 calls for service, including 72 EMS calls and 32 fire and rescue calls , during the week of Dec. 12 through 18. Here are a few of the calls from Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point and Bayside: Whitefish Bay: Fox Point: Bayside: Shorewood:
Monday, December 12, 2011
North Shore supervisor files notice of non-candidacy.
Milwaukee County Supervisor Joseph Rice, who represents much of the North Shore, has announced that he will not run for re-election in 2012. “Serving the people of the 6th District has been an honor and privilege and I am grateful to the people I represented for putting their faith and confidence in me," Rice said in a press release. "However I never intended public service to be my career and look forward to seeking new challenges and a new path." This comes with little suprise after a vote in August reduced the size of the County Board from 19 to 18 — eliminating Rice's seat. His district includes all of Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, River Hills and Bayside, as well as parts of Glendale and Milwaukee. The plan will divvy up the existing …