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
The state senator of the 8th District, Darling survived contentious recall a year ago and her only challenge on Nov. 6 is Beth Lueck, a UW-Whitewater professor running a write-in campaign.
A Whitefish Bay professor has launched a last-minute write-in campaign against state Sen. Alberta Darling that has picked up some momentum. Beth Lueck, an English professor at UW-Whitewater, said she believes voters deserve a choice in the 8th Senate District. Supporters have been publicizing the effort on social media and blogs. The state Democratic Party is also pushing the write-in candidacy. However, Darling told Patch that voters' choices should be educated ones. She said that voters have even less of a reason to not re-elect her than they did in the high-profile recall election she survived because Act 10’s reforms are becoming apparent. “Act 10, daily, there are positive results,” she said. “In terms of taxes, municipalities are …
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 …
Roughly 50 people attended a candidate forum at MATC's Mequon campus Thursday night spotlighting state assembly and senate candidates in the Nov. 6 election.
Editor's Note: This article was updated Nov. 1 to reflect proper attribution of a quote by Cris Rogers. Candidates for the redrawn 23rd Assembly District outlined stark differences in their views of Act 10 and equal pay protection measures during a candidate forum hosted Thursday by the League of Women Voters. Roughly 50 citizens attended the forum at the Mequon campus of MATC. Candidates attending were: The 23rd District has new boundaries this year in the wake of redistricting prompted by population shifts in the 2010 census. The district encompasses much of the North Shore, including Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, Bayside, Mequon and Grafton. Ott, 65, was a longtime television meteorologist. Ott also has a law degree and is a military …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Local students helped decorate miniature Christmas trees to send to military troops overseas.
Christmas tunes play in the background during a sunny, 70-degree September day. At St. John Lutheran School, older students help the younger ones hot-glue decorations to miniature Christmas trees that will be sent off around Veteran's Day to brighten up the holidays for troops overseas. John Stuhlmacher, owner of Winkie's in Whitefish Bay, said this project began when he was deployed in Baghdad when his mom, Julie, sent over a tree. "Where we were, everything was just tan," he said. "So, to have something this colorful just show up and be Christmasy, it was a nice little piece of home when you couldn't be there. When we went back to our little rooms, it was like being back home almost." Julie Stuhlmacher, John's mother, sent him an 18-…
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 …
Monday, June 18, 2012
As Steve Cannon runs for cancer research around Lake Michigan, he's showing off his Patch pride with a water bottle filled with flowers.
It's a task many people only attempt once, not 40 times. Steve Cannon is running 40 marathons in 40 days to raise awareness and money for cancer research. Patch met up with Cannon at Klode Park in Whitefish Bay two weeks ago at Klode Park in Whitefish Bay. He explained what drives him to take on the 1,037 mile trek in this video. We gave him a Patch T-shirt and water bottle to say thanks and now he's showing off that Patch pride by documenting some of his stops with a flower-filled water bottle in front of noticeable landmarks. There’s a Twitter account following his every move at @RunCannonRun. He’s keeping fans updated on Facebook and Brian Meeks is chronicling Cannon's multiple marathons with a blog entitled, "Lake Effect." In the …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Ashley Livingston says she goes for the Grace Jones look.
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: