Shorewood Today Summer 2017

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Parklets provide more SUNNY SEATING Swartz says GOODBYE SUPPORTING student mental health

Traditions and transitions It’s easy to look forward to summer in Shorewood, with its many community events that have become beloved traditions. Take a look at the events pages in this issue of our magazine, and you’ll see how many events have been going strong for years, even decades. While our favorite event traditions return, our Village is continually evolving. The biggest change at Village Hall this season is a change in leadership, as Village Manager Chris Swartz has retired after 13 years. Chris has accomplished so much for Shorewood during his tenure, and you can read about his achievements and his plans for retirement starting on page 13. While I work with the other Village Board members on the search for Chris’s replacement, Shorewood has hired a part-time, interim manager, Larry Arft. Larry started on May 8 and comes to us with significant experience, having retired in 2015 after 12 years as the city manager of Beloit, Wis. You will be seeing Larry around Shorewood through mid-August, when we aim to have our search completed.

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On the cover: Competitors in the Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic lean into a turn as they speed through the business district. This year's race is June 22; details on page 22. Photo by Jonathan Kirn.


happenings one IN five




13 Swartz Says Goodbye Village manager retires

17 Al Fresco Extension Parklets add outdoor seating

20 Student Wellness

District develops mental health model




4 News

29 Do-Gooder

34 Business Spotlight

30 Classroom Plus

37 Education Spotlight

New and noteworthy around town

40 Resources

Handy information on timely topics


Melissa Nelsen’s devotion to District fundraising Molding media-savvy students

33 Recreation

22 Events

A summer’s worth of fun

Shorewood’s Bright Beginnings Preschool

26 Senior Resource Center

Indulgence Chocolatiers expands with Purple Door Terence Yoshiaki transcends a tough business

38 Hi, Neighbor

Mimi Oxman spreads the joy of Zumba

44 Out & About

New and favorite programs

Memorable moments

48 Shorewood Calendar

46 A Look Back

Don't miss a thing

Walk in a Shorewood pioneer’s shoes


concert series in Hubbard Park


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Surf @water p. 25

July 12 Random Maxx

July 19 5 Card Studs

July 26 Jazz Express

August 2 Ian and the Dream


New owner to carry the men’s fashion legacy forward The Haberdasher Limited in Green Bay, Wis. “I couldn’t have found a better person to continue the legacy of Harleys into a new era,” Ryan says. “I’m elated.” Ryan started at Harleys as a part-time stock boy while attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has seen the business through numerous transitions, such as the phasing out of the women’s lines and the move from its original home just north of East Capitol Drive to its current location at 3565 N. Oakland Ave. The products and styles may have changed, but “the most important brand is the one on our door,” Ryan says. He believes Harleys has stayed in business while others have been shuttered because he and his staff kept the styles fresh, never compromised on quality and built the business on service and relationships.

Tim Ryan, longtime owner of Harleys, in front of a rainbow of the store’s chic neckwear.

Since 1969, through wide paisley ties and skinny knits ones, bell bottoms and pegged jeans, French cuffs and Friday casual, there has been one constant in Shorewood men’s fashion: Tim Ryan. Now, after 48 years at Harleys: The Store for Men — including 30 as its owner — Ryan is retiring from what he says is “the only adult job I’ve ever had.” Fortunately for Milwaukee’s dapper male dressers, Harleys will go on; Ryan has sold it to Daniel Wickman, owner of

“Our goal has always been to show people that they could find fashion here rather than having to go to a big city or one of the coasts,” Ryan says. “And while the world has gotten more casual, there is still a market for well-made, high-end clothing.” Ryan intends to help transition the store, which will keep the Harleys name, but says that as of July 1, he is “embarking on the next chapter of my life.” That will likely involve spending more time with his wife, Janet, at their lake home near Traverse City, Mich., as well as some traveling — but, mostly, Ryan says, “I’m just going to do what I want to do when I want to do it.”

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City Market Celebrates

TWO DECADENT DECADES For 20 years, The City Market has served up countless cinnamon rolls, brewed umpteen cups of coffee and been one of the Village’s “go-to” spots. At any given time, Shorewoodians who step inside and line up to order are certain to see a neighbor, a child’s former teacher (it’s a popular lunch spot for Atwater staff, who work kitty-corner to the restaurant) and at least two or three meetings happening over some of the café’s salads, sandwiches or desserts. Everything on the menu is made in-house, from the scratch bakery items to the popular veggie chili. “We are so fortunate to have a very loyal customer base,” says co-owner Jeff Swanson, while making homemade mint extract for the bakery’s mint chocolate brownies. “Shorewood has been a great community to be part of.”


The City Market at Capitol Dr. and Maryland Ave. is open Mon.–Sat. 6:30 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Harcourt Place, a quiet cul-de-sac of 16 homes with privacy, charm and close proximity to Lake Michigan, has been selected as 2017’s Neighborhood of the Year by Shorewood Connects.

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Harcourt Place residents at a block party in May.

It’s a close-knit block where neighbors play together and support each other, with frequent outside games, annual block parties featuring intergenerational games of Ghost in the Graveyard, “safe teen” parties in parent-supervised environments, and even a “Harcourt Heroes” initiative that encourages residents of all ages to contribute time and talent to the Shorewood community. When a young mother on Harcourt was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in 2010, Harcourt neighbors helped initiate contact with Ann’s Hope Foundation, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit that raises funds for melanoma research and sponsors an annual run/walk. Every year since 2010, Harcourt neighbors have supported the event. In fall 2014, several Harcourt households got a surprise visit from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was filming a video for Gold in September to help raise awareness of pediatric cancer. The video, which has almost a million hits on, beautifully captures the diversity, energy and compassion of the neighbors of Harcourt Place.

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Shorewood News NEW BUSINESSES Dr. Noah’s Ark Veterinary Clinic

4604 N. Wilson Dr. | 414.231.3333 | This full-service veterinary clinic run by the infectiously cheerful Dr. Noah Arnold opened in the spring and was an instant hit with pets and their families. “I love interacting with people who love their pets,” Arnold says. “I love hearing stories about their pets, and I wanted to make my office as welcoming and non-clinical as possible.” The clinic is equipped with both a surgical and dental suite and even has a clinic cat, Bubba, who welcomes guests and generally makes himself comfortable wherever there’s an open patch of sunlight. Submitted photo

Dr. Noah Arnold cuddles with his Alaskan Malamute, Bella, at his new Shorewood veterinary clinic.

Many Roads Clinic

2510 E. Capitol Dr. | 414.975.8106 | Psychotherapist Joe Greco founded Many Roads Clinic on the principle that there are many roads to recovery. MRC offers counseling, other mental health services and addiction treatment in a warm and safe environment, addressing depression, anxiety, substance use issues, addictions, trauma, grief/loss, stress management, anger management, relationship/marital issues, family stressors and more. MRC embraces holistic and alternative routes for addressing mental health, such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture, chiropractic, diet and physical activity, and will support and even collaborate with other practitioners when appropriate. Submitted photo

The Sharp Brothers

1522 E. Capitol Dr. | 414.962.2855 | After 14 years operating out of his home, Lee Frederick, owner of The Sharp Brothers knife-sharpening service, has moved his business to a storefront in Shorewood. The shop is easily identified by the colorful mural of an octopus wielding all manner of sharp implements on its outside east wall, and the plastic Tupperware box where customers once left their knives to be sharpened has now been replaced with a 24-hour secure drop box.

Lee Frederick, owner of The Sharp Brothers, works in the business's new Shorewood location.


Lee and son Austin worked together for years honing the blades of everything from kitchen cleavers to lawn mowers and have trained numerous apprentices in what Lee calls “an old-world skill.” Austin now mans a Sharp Brothers operation from a truck in San Francisco, and Lee works with a staff of sharpeners he’s trained himself to offer services at farmers markets and block parties, as well as out of the new storefront.



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Shorewood News Tradition of Excellence Awards HONOR


The Shorewood School District honored five graduates for their achievements and service to their communities at the Shorewood Tradition of Excellence Awards Day. Shorewood alumni Tom and Sue Rebholz, ’58, Howard Kissel, ’60, Lori Kathryn Holton, ’87, and Nick Kalt, ’96 were recognized during a special day-long event April 28 at Shorewood High School, which included a student assembly, a luncheon, a campus tour and a reception at Camp Bar sponsored by the Shorewood Alumni Association. Accepting Tradition of Excellence awards, from left: Tom and Sue Rebholz; Judy Kissel, sister of honoree Howard Kissel; Lori Holton; Nick Kalt.

"We were proud to honor these Shorewood alumni who truly embody some of the outstanding traits that we hope to instill in our graduates," said Shorewood Schools Superintendent Bryan Davis.

Established in 2000, the Tradition of Excellence Awards recognize SHS graduates or faculty who have distinguished themselves in areas including community and public service; science, engineering and technology; medicine and public health; the arts and humanities; business; government and political service; education; military service; philanthropy and other professions committed to serving others.





Fresh Furniture Honors Devoted Patron A generous donation from longtime Shorewood resident Betty Onufrock replaced 10 lounge chairs in the Shorewood Library’s adult periodical reading area this winter. Onufrock made the donation in memory of her husband, Harry. He was a regular library patron who spent many hours a week in the reading room, pouring over the financial newspapers and magazines. Onufrock's donation has also enabled the library to purchase more than 900 adult fiction books in Harry's memory.

Self-Checkout System Upgrade Self-guided library users can become even more independent with the Shorewood Library’s upgraded checkout stations. A few hardware and software changes enable patrons to log into their library account, renew items and get notified of library events and services all in one spot. In addition to technical upgrades, the stations have received an appealing facelift, with a kid-friendly theme and large type feature, to serve library users of all ages. 8 SHOREWOOD TODAY  SUMMER 2017

AARP Recognizes Shorewood as an


The American Association of Retired Persons has named Shorewood the state’s first “Age-Friendly Community,” noting that “The Village has built processes, systems and services that recognize and address the livability interests of all residents, including those aged 50+.” “Earning this designation brings recognition to our work with older residents and helps us all be more purposeful about what we do,” says Sue Kelly, project facilitator for Shorewood Connects, who submitted the application for the recognition on behalf of the Village. The designation gives Shorewood access to a network of other age-friendly communities around the country, as well as AARP resources to help Shorewood become even more accommodating to older residents. "The Village board has been extremely supportive," Kelly says, noting its backing of initiatives such as the Senior-Friendly Business Certification Program, which works with local retailers who want to better accommodate older shoppers. Shorewood has certified 13 such businesses. The AARP also praised projects like the bi-annual yard clean-up program and Shorewood’s active Senior Resource Center, which provides information and support services, as well as educational programs, fitness classes, trips and workshops. It also commended the engagement and collaboration of Shorewood Connects and the Elder Services Committee.

POLICE DEPARTMENT CONSTRUCTION on Target for Summer Completion

Later this summer, officers and other police department staff will move into the newly renovated Shorewood Police Department at 4057 N. Wilson Dr., bringing a radical change from the department’s former home for nearly 100 years on Murray Ave. Open, light-filled and modern, the renovated former A.B. Data building will be a vast improvement over a charming yet aging building that’s housed the department since 1927. “It’s on time and on budget,” reports Shorewood Police Chief Peter Nimmer of the new facility. “This is a building for the future of Shorewood, and it will enable us to serve the community for the next 100 years.” The new facility will have several features the old building lacked: a comfortable lobby with public restrooms, private rooms for confidential conversations, separate locker rooms with showers for male and female officers, a comfortable break room for the 25 sworn officers and four civilian employees who work at the police department, and an airy squad room where officers can write reports and make calls. Wherever possible, the renovation plans make use of existing plumbing and usable space, and with the demolition component completed, interior offices and public spaces have gone up quickly. Originally built as a warehouse for the Heinz Co. in the 1950s, the building’s rear space was once a loading dock where the Chicago and Northern railroad trains stopped to drop off their loads. The warehouse renovation includes a public meeting room and a large garage for patrol cars. Public tours and a grand opening will be held upon completion of the renovation.

SHS RAISES $75,000

for the MACC Fund Through Shorewood Games This was a record-breaking year for the Shorewood Games — a tradition that Shorewood High School students and staff started 30 years ago to support the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund. Students raised a whopping $75,000, shattering the previous record of $56,000.

MACC Fund Executive Director John Cary accepts a check from SHS Student Council members at the March 10 Shorewood Games closing ceremony.

Gus Rich, a former SHS student and childhood cancer survivor who inspired the original group of students to establish the games in 1987, spoke movingly at the closing ceremonies about the impact of the program and the funds raised. Rich’s son, Max, an SHS senior, also addressed the student body, thanking them for their efforts.

The games, held for two weeks every four years like the Olympics, create unity among the Shorewood student body while raising money for the MACC Fund through a variety of activities, friendly games and competitions among freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors — with each class collecting points based on performance. This year, the senior class took first place for collecting the most points.

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June is officially designated as Monarch Butterfly Month in Shorewood, and monarchs will be winging their way through the Village on their migration north. The Village has rolled out the welcome mat for monarchs, with a monarch way station on the bluff at Atwater Park, school and resident butterfly gardens, and programs including a butterfly-friendly milkweed plant giveaway at the Shorewood Farmers Market on Sunday, June 25. The giveaway is sponsored by Shorewood’s Public Library and Senior Resource Center with support from the Shorewood Men’s Club. The monarch population’s 90 percent decrease during the past two decades is an environmental concern. The National Wildlife Federation estimates that pollinators such as bees, birds, butterflies and bats are essential to the reproduction of nearly 85 percent of the world’s flowering plants. Residents can join the Shorewood monarch movement by planting a butterfly garden. For more information, visit or call 414.847.2670 or 414. 847.2727.

Since inception, the Shorewood Games has raised a total of $400,000 for the MACC Fund. SHOREWOOD TODAY 9

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Services Foreman Robin Mueller stacks up new organics-collection carts in the Shorewood DPW yard.

Village Pilots


This summer, residents may notice what look like slimmed-down versions of Shorewood’s garbage-collection carts parked curbside around town. The carts are part of a one-year pilot program to collect organic waste — kitchen scraps and yard material — for conversion into compost.

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Congratulations to Ann McKaig and Michael Maher, re-elected to three-year terms as Shorewood Village trustees.

The results of the pilot, which includes 100 volunteer households, will help Village officials decide whether to extend organics collection throughout the Village. “I liken it to recycling in the 1980s,” says Josh Liberatore, chair of the Shorewood Conservation Committee and an early champion of composting. “It was a little bit of a challenge early on, but now it’s just a way of life. Today, a community would never consider getting rid of a recycling program.” The carts will be set out weekly April through November and biweekly December through March for collection by Compost Crusader. Collected waste will be processed by Blue Ribbon Organics and sold as finished compost to landscapers and home gardeners. The program reduces the burden on landfills, cuts down on dangerous greenhouse methane gases and produces nutrient-rich soil. Pilot participants pay $12.75 per month and are given a 32-gallon bin with a locking lid and a starter kit. Residents interested in being put on a waiting list for the pilot program can contact Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart at

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Congratulations to Pablo Muirhead, elected to his first three-year term on the Shorewood School Board, and Paru Shah, re-elected to her second three-year term.

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The Shorewood School District welcomes Angela Patterson, who begins as Lake Bluff Elementary School principal on July 1. Patterson comes to Shorewood from Swanson Elementary School in Brookfield, Wis., where she taught second, fourth and fifth grades. With 16 years of experience as an elementary teacher, Patterson was instrumental in creating a personalized learning model adopted throughout the Elmbrook Schools. Her speaking engagements throughout Wisconsin have spread the model’s influence to surrounding school districts. Patterson received her principal and curriculum licenses from Carroll University and holds a master’s degree in exceptional education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. SHOREWOOD TODAY 11

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Retiring Shorewood Village Manager Chris Swartz stands in the barn doorway of his newly purchased 10-acre farm in Washington County, Wis.


By Jennifer Anderson

With any luck, Chris Swartz, Shorewood’s Village manager since 2004, will soon be behind a bar, pouring beer for thirsty Summerfest goers. It’s a far cry from his expansive office in Shorewood Village Hall, where he has worked tirelessly for the last 13 years, but it’s right where he wants to be. “I’m a social person,” says Swartz, who retired from his leadership position on May 5. Anyone who has engaged with him at a public meeting, a business’s grand opening or in the aisles of Metro Market would have to agree. “Chris has a charismatic, friendly and caring personality,” says Tyler Burkart, assistant Village manager. “He has built a reputation as a true public servant leader.” Swartz began his career as an intern with the Village in the early 1980s, after receiving a masters of urban affairs/municipal management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “I loved my time here as an intern,” he says. “I just fell in love with the Village. It had the benefit of being close to an urban center while still retaining its small-town appeal.”

Swartz went on to work as manager of Sussex, Wis., for 14 years — until the manager job opened in Shorewood. “The position was a well-respected one,” he explains. “Managers stayed here for a long time, and they were well seasoned. It was a complex role, and you had to be good at your job. You also had the backing of a smart, forward-thinking Village Board.” The job has indeed proven complex, between juggling the needs of the residents with the annual budget and working to enhance the efficiency and customer service of the Village Hall staff, for whom Swartz has nothing but high praise. “I don’t like to be the smartest guy in the room; I like having lots of smart people around me,” he says. “I think one of the things I’m good at is recognizing good people, and I’ll match our team up against anybody’s.” Swartz’s assistant and Village Customer Service Director Diane DeWindt-Hall, concurs. “Chris was about people and building relationships,” DeWindt-Hall says, “He felt it was important to foster a team environment among the staff and serve as a mentor to many. He has great vision, and he will be missed.” (continued on page 14) SHOREWOOD TODAY 13


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Showing Brewers pride in the Village manager’s office with former Village employees.


Swartz is sworn in as Village manager.

Through the years 2011

With colleagues at a department manager strategic planning workshop.


Covering the customer service desk at Village Hall.

When Swartz began his tenure, his goal was to build on the work of his predecessor. He pioneered many progressive initiatives for the Village, including the development of a vision plan and the central district master plan; growing the community’s commitment to green infrastructure; improving Village parks; upgrading roads and public buildings; and beginning the process of water line replacement. Swartz’s dogged focus on improving the partnership with the Business Improvement District earned recognition from the Milwaukee Business Journal, which in April 2017 honored him and the Village with a “Best New Development– Retail” award for the Shorewood Metro Market/Mosaic. The Wisconsin Economic Development Commission also recognized his years of leadership and commitment to economic development activities that have created jobs and revenue for the community. “Chris has played a major role in making our business district the envy of the North Shore,” says Guy Johnson, Village president. “He’s been a very talented Village manager, and Shorewood was fortunate to have him.” Swartz’s activities beyond Shorewood’s boundaries include serving on the board of the Milwaukee Riverworks 14 SHOREWOOD TODAY  SUMMER 2017


With Shorewood's building inspector, Justin Burris.

Development Corporation and contributing to Milwaukee’s Public Policy Forum, which works to improve the effectiveness of local and regional government. He also lectures to graduate students at UWM on local government and public policy. In anticipation of his retirement, Swartz bought a 10-acre farm with a stocked fish pond in Farmington, Wis. He laments having to leave his neighborhood in the 4400 block of Ardmore Ave., but he is looking forward to spending more time with wife, Katie, who is also retiring from her job in corporate banking, and his grandchildren, three of whom live next door to the farm. He also hopes to road trip around the state and to national parks, as well as hit the music festival scene (by his own count, he’s seen the Allman Brothers Band at least 50 times). The search for a new Village manager officially began in March, when the Village Board approved a contract with GovHR USA to begin the recruitment and selection process. Village residents were encouraged to contribute ideas on the qualities and characteristics they want in a manager at an April public hearing, and GovHR will submit eight to 10 candidates for the Village Board to review in July, with the goal of hiring a new manager by late summer. n

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The after-work crowd enjoys the parklet at Camp Bar on a recent and rare warm spring day.

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Parklets provide extra seasonal seating By Jennifer Anderson

To Wisconsinites, it can feel wasteful to squander even a few moments indoors during our limited supply of beautiful summer weather. Fortunately, parklets are having a heyday in Shorewood’s business district, making it easy for patrons to combine drinking and dining with soaking up cherished summertime rays. Parklets are customizable sidewalk extensions or raised decks that sit in the parking spaces in front of an establishment and line up flush with the curb. Typically, there are potted plants, railings or other barriers enclosing the parklet. Parklets can provide businesses with extra seating, additional visibility and increased curb appeal. They can improve pedes-

trian engagement, lending a fun, festive atmosphere to main streets. The parklet trend got its start in 2005 in San Francisco when an area design firm spontaneously took over a downtown parking space and created a pop-up park. They unrolled grassy sod and installed public benches and potted trees on top, all while continually feeding the meter. That city’s “Pavement to Parks” program was thus born, and today parklets are found in outdoor-loving communities around the world. This summer, Shorewood residents can enjoy parklets at four restaurants and bars: Camp Bar, Three Lions Pub, The

Chocolate Factory, and Draft & Vessel. Each one has a distinct personality that is an extension of the business. Draft & Vessel’s intimate parklet, for example, has an industrial-metalmeets-vintage-wood feel, and owner Nat Davauer plans to regularly host live acoustic Irish music. Camp’s parklet combines roughhewn logs with rustic wood furniture to extend its signature Northwoods cabin aesthetic, and cedar decking and twinkling lights give The Chocolate Factory’s parklet a spirited air. A parklet’s main benefit to the business is additional seating, which owners say more than makes up for the loss of a (continued on page 18)


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“Parklets are an absolute benefit to the community. They are a great way to activate the community street front and make it feel more vibrant.” —Ericka Lang, Village planning director

parking space or two. “With an occupancy limit of 49 people inside, we’re tiny,” says Draft & Vessel’s Davauer. “If the parklet gives us an additional 15 to 20 seats, that makes a big difference for us.” “We’ve always had outdoor seating, but it was never enough,” explains Mike Toeffler, an owner of The Chocolate Factory. “We’d see people sitting on the curb enjoying their ice cream. When we learned about the possibility of building a parklet, we jumped on it.” In Shorewood, parklets are limited to specific sections of East Capitol Drive and North Oakland Avenue and can be open from March 15 through November 15. Businesses must apply for a special privilege permit and have their designs reviewed by the Village Planning and Development Department and approved by the Village Board of Trustees after a public hearing. The design must meet criteria for size and hours of use, and the sidewalks and sewage drainage need to remain unobstructed. “Parklets are an absolute benefit to the community,” says Ericka Lang, Village planning director. “They are a great way to activate the community street front and make it feel more vibrant. And if it gives those businesses an opportunity to grow, why wouldn’t we try to help them?” Village Trustee Tammy Bockhorst agrees: “They really make our business district come alive, and they support; our goal of being a pedestrian-friendly community.”

“With an occupancy limit of 49 people inside, we’re tiny. If the parklet gives us an additional 15 to 20 seats, that makes a big difference for us.” —Nat Davauer, owner, Draft & Vessel


Diners in the parklet at Three Lions Pub.

Parklets are also part of a growing trend toward eating and drinking outside. “Look at the popularity of beer gardens,” Davauer says. “Nobody wants to be closed up inside a dark bar in the summer.” Shorewood is in step with a broader urban movement toward making city living more enjoyable through creative use of open space to serve residents and improve quality of life. “It’s a lot easier with young kids to sit outside to enjoy a meal,” says Jon Coleman, a frequent patron of Three Lions Pub. “You get to visit with people you know walking by, and it makes you feel that much more connected to the community.” n


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FEATURE STORY REDgen student members Anna Nikolich (left), Mick Maloney and Octavia Grimes; Katie Love; and REDgen faculty advisor Jan Zehren.

District Taking Proactive Steps to Support Student Mental Health By Katelin Watson

A school is only as strong as its students. That’s why when Support for the Whole Child emerged as a major theme from the Shorewood Schools Summit in February 2016, the District took immediate action to determine how its schools could better support students. During the past year, the District narrowed its lens to specifically focus on student mental health, with the goal of developing both short- and long-term plans for the Shorewood Mental Health Model. Key components in crafting these plans include collaborations with other schools and organizations, providing professional development opportunities for staff, collecting Shorewood student data, studying trends and giving students and parents multiple opportunities to participate in meaningful conversations about mental health. “This was great timing,” says Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Jeff Cyganiak. “The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction had recently released the Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework, which references three separate models for schools to implement a comprehensive school mental health system, so we compiled a team comprised of teachers, administrators, counselors and school psychologists to begin analyzing DPI’s framework. We also took a group out to Hortonville High School, a school known for having a great mental health model, to watch their practices firsthand.” In addition to onsite visits and online research, the District has leveraged its partnership with REDgen, an organization whose mission is to advocate for mental health and well-being of all youth. REDgen has a schools-focused group that meets regularly, where administrators, counselors, and teachers from across metro Milwaukee discuss challenges related to social-emotional learning and learn from each other.

“We have been very impressed and grateful for Shorewood’s mental health initiatives,” says REDgen President and Executive Director Amy Lovell. “Shorewood has made huge strides by getting board approval for its initiatives and strategically planning so that the changes made will be sustainable and make a difference. We are excited to see the positive impact that these initiatives will make for Shorewood but also to be a model for other districts.” A handful of Shorewood School District employees sit on the board for REDgen. One of them, SIS teacher Jan Zehren, founded a high school student REDgen group this year. “I felt that we needed to include our students in the conversation of mental health as their voices are incredibly important and need to be heard,” Zehren says. “Our group now has 14 members … we held a roundtable discussion on stress where students discussed what causes them stress, how they cope with it, and what teachers and administrators could do to help alleviate some of the stress.” Looking ahead, the District is exploring the use of emotional wellness screenings and school-based mental health therapy. Bringing these services into the schools would help identify students in need and enable them to more easily receive support. “Recent data show that one in five students lives with a mental health condition,” says Cyganiak. “The increasing number of barriers that students have to deal with is significant. Developing and sustaining a comprehensive school mental health framework is a top priority. It will help ensure that all of our students are successful.” Shorewood families can expect to learn more about the shortand long-term plans at the school board meeting in June, when Cyganiak will present a recommendation to the board. n

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Shorewood Events St. Robert Parish Fair Saturday, June 3, 4–10 p.m. Sunday, June 4, Noon–7 p.m.

The St. Robert Fair has been serving up a weekend of fun, games, live music and great food each June since 1973. Stop by for traditional favorites like the Irish Pub, the Mexican Cantina, the corn roast, St. Bob-e-que (Saturday) and Chicken Dinner (Sunday). The event also features a rummage sale, book bin, bakery, bouncy house, face painting and children's games. A lively lineup of entertainment includes Riverwest Aces, Cheap Shots, the McMenamin Irish Dance Academy and the St. Robert Jazz Band. More details can be found at


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Shorewood Criterium Thursday, June 22

Produced and supported by the Shorewood Business Improvement District This year's criterium promises to be an adrenaline-filled event in which local cyclists as well as professionals from all over the world compete for a cash purse, medals and trophies. Shorewood’s race kicks off the Grand Finale weekend of the 11-day Tour of America’s Dairyland Bike Race Series, the largest competitive road cycling event in the U.S. This year, the race route returns to the traditional course, thanks to completed construction projects. SHOREWOOD CRITERIUM SCHEDULE 2:30 pm Cat 3/4/5 Women A true community event, this tasty tradition is also the Shorewood Men’s Club’s biggest fundraiser. All proceeds support Shorewood charities and organizations. Purchase your chicken or ribs dinner, ice cream and beverages and enjoy live entertainment as you dine.


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Shakespeare in Shorewood

Saturday, June 10, 6 p.m. Generous support from the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library brings Stone Soup Shakespeare back to Shorewood this summer. The troupe will perform Julius Caesar on the library lawn. It’s a family-friendly event showcasing one of the bard’s most ill-fated tragedies, complete with ambition, conflict, power and manipulation. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and snacks, and let the play take you away!

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Saturday, June 17, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Kids can learn to ride a twowheeled bike at this popular bike instruction and safety course offered by the Shorewood Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Shorewood Police Department, North Shore Health Department, North Shore Fire and Rescue, bike experts from Rainbow Jersey Bicycles and volunteers from the Hampshire Cycle Club. The course is free for residents and takes place in the Shorewood High School parking lot (in inclement weather, the event will move indoors to the SHS North Gym). Parents can sign up their children at

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Thursday, July 27, 6–8 p.m. Join your friends and neighbors for sundaes, trolley rides, music, kids’ activities and madcap fun with the Milwaukee Brewers’ Famous Racing Sausages. Program funded by the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library.

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Shorewood celebrates America’s birthday with pride and pizazz, bringing families, friends and neighbors together to show their patriotic spirit. The Shorewood Foundation — the exclusive sponsor for Shorewood’s July 4 fireworks display since 2003 — has nearly doubled its sponsorship support for 2017 to become the presenting sponsor of both the fireworks and the parade.

Library Summer Celebration

12:30–2 p.m. Free All-Ages Swim at Shorewood High School VHE Pool 2 p.m. Parade setup begins (at East Kensington and North Oakland) 3 p.m. Parade begins, heading south on Oakland toward River Park 5 p.m. Lake Drive at Atwater Park blocked to through traffic 5:30 p.m. Public remarks from Village President Guy Johnson, Atwater Park 7:30 p.m. Musical entertainment from the Noyz Boyz and Gyrlz, Atwater Park 9– 9:30 p.m. Fireworks at Atwater Park

Movie Under the Stars Series

Fridays, June 23, July 28, August 18, 8 p.m. The Shorewood Recreation Department will host its Movie Under the Stars series throughout the summer. All community members are invited to these free and family-friendly screenings, which begin shortly after sunset at the Lake Bluff Elementary School playground. Viewers should arrive after 8 p.m. and bring blankets and lawn chairs for a more comfortable experience. Free popcorn is courtesy of Andrew McCabe, Allstate Insurance. In inclement weather, the screenings will move inside to the Lake Bluff cafetorium. Call the weather cancellation line after 2 p.m. at 414.963.6913 x3. THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, June 23 | MOANA, July 28 | FINDING DORY, August 18 24 SHOREWOOD TODAY  SUMMER 2017


Farmers Market

Sundays, June 18– October 29, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. More than 35 full- and part-time vendors will set up each Sunday morning at the Lake Bluff Elementary School playground to sell a wide range of goodies, from fruits and vegetables to tomatoes and trout. This year, the market will begin accepting Quest benefits (stop by the market booth for assistance). A reminder that for the safety of customers and vendors, the market is a pet-free zone, service animals excluded. Visit the market’s Facebook page for more information.

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Surfrider Foundation Milwaukee hosts a full day of family fun at Atwater Beach starting with a sunrise paddle-out, a beach blessing, yoga, a community beach cleanup, surfing lessons, live music, a raffle and films on the sand after sunset.

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“Summer Sounds” Concert Series Wednesdays, 6 p.m.

Shorewood is pleased to offer this free concert series on Wednesday evenings in beautiful Hubbard Park, along the Milwaukee River. Bring a picnic or purchase food and beverages from Hubbard Park Lodge. Hubbard Park is accessible from the Oak Leaf Trail or the parking lot tunnel at 3565 N. Morris Blvd.

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The first time you meet Maria Viall, you might think, “Now, there’s someone who could play basketball.” And you’d be right: While earning a degree in journalism and communications at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the 6-foot-3-inch Viall became one of the school’s most-honored women’s players. She was inducted into the UWM Athletic Hall of Fame and went on to play professionally in Hungary and Sweden. In her travels, Viall became intrigued with traditional cultures, customs and diets. She observed how eating habits and lifestyles had an impact on health. In the process, she found a profession and a career. Viall is now a certified holistic health practitioner and certified nutritional practitioner who earned her diploma in applied holistic nutrition with an additional diploma in therapeutic supplementation at the Institute for Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, B.C. Viall opened her practice in Shorewood four years ago, and recently began offering a new series at the Senior Resource Center, The Holistic Way to Health and Wellness (see calendar listing, page 27). "I chose Shorewood because I love the community,” Viall says. “People are so aware and proactive about healthy nutrition and lifestyles, and that’s what holistic health is all about.” Holistic health looks at the whole person — body, mind, spirit and emotions. Viall teaches simple strategies to assist people in discovering their health potential. “Implementing effective habits is key to achieving balance within the body and developing a lifetime of wellness,” she says. “Even small changes in everyday habits over time and with consistency can make a difference.” Viall provides services to all ages in her private practice and also does corporate wellness guest speaking and group programs. She is the nutrition expert on WTMJ-TV’s The Morning Blend, where she discusses how eating for health can be pleasurable yet simple, and often debunks common health myths. “My goal,” she says, “is to help you balance your body and feel good in your skin.” n Learn more about Maria Viall at her website,



Living Wisely with Carolyn Sweers Tues., June 6, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Each month we’ll discuss selected materials from the various wisdom traditions of the world, including but not limited to the Bible, ancient Greek philosophy, Buddhism and Taoism. Carolyn Sweers is a freelance philosopher and retired high school teacher who presents at various Milwaukee-area venues. Pay what you wish, suggested contribution residents $4/nonresidents $6; please pre-register with payment through the SRC.

The History of Segregation in Milwaukee County Tues., June 6, 6:30–8 p.m. Milwaukee is considered the most segregated metro area in the country. What makes us different than Chicago or Detroit? What is the impact of our history of segregation on the central “core” of Milwaukee, and how does it impact the surrounding communities? These questions will be explored with Reggie Jackson, head griot of the Black Holocaust Museum (in African tradition, a griot is a West African oral historian). Moderated by Fran Kaplan and presented in collaboration with the Shorewood Library. Free; no pre-registration required.

Scandals, Vandals and Scoundrels: Stories of Shame, Infamy and Insult in Paintings presented by Martha Bolles Wed., June 7, 10–11:30 a.m. Every work of art tells a story, and one of the joys of art is learning the story of an individual work. After an analysis of technique and design, stories concerning the subject, the motivation of the artist or the history of ownership sometimes reach the level of scandal. We will view a series of well-known works and reveal their extraordinary tales. Residents $8/nonresidents $10; please pre-register through the SRC.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants Thurs., June 8, 11:15 a.m. Treat yourself to a day at the ballpark! We have great infield box seats in the shade on the first-base side. Please note, bus pickup has changed from last year and the school bus will leave from Shorewood Village Center at 11:15 a.m. We will return immediately after the game or at 4:30 p.m. in the case of extra innings. Residents $26/nonresidents $29.

The Holistic Way to Health and Wellness with Maria Viall Tuesdays, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Holistic health considers the whole person — body, mind, spirit and emotions — and may incorporate many forms of health care from conventional medicine to alternative therapies. Join Maria Viall, certified holistic health practitioner and certified nutritional practitioner, for this small-group discussion to discover how you can reach your true health potential by using simple but effective strategies that can lead to a lifestyle focused on wellness. Pay what you wish, suggested contribution residents $4/nonresidents $6. Please pre-register with payment through the SRC.

Coffee & Conversations Thurs., June 22, 10–11a.m. Caring for someone with dementia? Join in this conversation with caregivers about what they wish they had known or done sooner in caring for someone with dementia. This session’s focus is on giving ourselves a break.

Great Lakes Maritime Memories Wed., June 28, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Cruise on the 1953 fully restored River Tyme from the mouth of Green Bay up the great Fox River while learning about the maritime history of the area. Learn nautical terms, knot tying, shipping customs and even a song or two. We’ll stop for a relaxing lunch along the river. Please contact the SRC for registration form and payment information.

One-to-One Tech Support Fridays! Fridays, June and Aug., 9 a.m.–Noon Want to open a Facebook account, sign up for email, have face time on the computer with distant friends and family, solve a problem or just become more familiar with a new toy? Here’s a chance to learn and be more comfortable using your gadgets. Bring in your portable technology such as cell phone, laptop, iPad, Kindle, camera, etc., and get one-to-one support from student volunteers. Free; no pre-registration required.

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A Day at the Farm/Lunch at Lake Park Bistro Wed., Aug. 2, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Join us for a tour of the unique Hunger Task Force Farm in Franklin, where volunteers grow food for area food pantries. We’ll learn the history of the 200+ acre farm, the mission of HTF and explore a couple of acres. Some surfaces are uneven and participants with limited mobility are welcome to relax and enjoy a lovely view from the new Visitors Center. Following the tour we will have lunch at Lake Park Bistro. Please contact the SRC for registration form and payment information. Please call the SRC at 414.847.2727 or email for details on any of the following programs. All classes meet in the Shorewood Village Center at 3920 N. Murray Ave. (lower level of the Shorewood Library) unless otherwise noted.

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The SEED board of directors on the deck at Discovery World during the 2017 Swing with Shorewood fundraising event. Melissa Nelsen, third from right, is the SEED board president.

District Champion

Melissa Nelsen’s leadership guides Shorewood SEED Foundation to success By Paula Wheeler

Not everyone could persuade their spouse to relocate from San Francisco to the small Wisconsin village where they were raised. But Melissa Nelsen was receptive when her husband, Eric, suggested a move to Shorewood in 1995. The couple had a young child and knew well the Shorewood School District’s excellent track record and reputation. “We specifically moved to Shorewood because of the public education,” says Nelsen, a mother of four (two in college and two at Shorewood High School). “We are both huge believers in public education.” As a Shorewoodian, Nelsen has undeniably walked the walk where that statement is concerned, as evidenced by her work on behalf of the Shorewood SEED Foundation (SEED stands for Supporters of Excellence in Educational Development). She helped start the organization, which formed in 2003, and has been its board president since May 2010. Nelsen has also chaired the planning committee for SEED’s flagship annual event, Swing with Shorewood, most years since she conceived it in 2003. After raising more than $1.4 million through the event since its inception, Nelsen is ready to pass the planning reins to another dedicated volunteer. SEED was started by concerned community members who had watched in dismay as the District was forced to reduce its operating budget by hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. SEED’s mission is to help the District maintain the highest standards of excellence in education. “Back then, we were reacting, because we had a great educational system and we wanted to help maintain and even improve it, if we could,” Nelsen says. “Initially, we were going to just award grants, but we ended up making donations to the general education fund to help

with all the budget cuts. Now, we’re in a very different place, working together with Ted (Knight, the District’s director of advancement) and our superintendent on more proactive initiatives.” Nelsen offers the example of 2015’s Meet the Match campaign, for which SEED and the District collaborated to raise $500,000 and earn a matching grant to support new project-based learning programs. Had this opportunity arisen closer to SEED’s inception, Nelsen says, “We wouldn’t have been prepared to raise that kind of money in that short of a time period. We’ve learned a lot through the years, and we’re always evolving to respond to what the needs are at the time.” In addition to general education fund contributions, SEED continues to award over $100,000 in grants annually. Examples of grant-supported resources include two $32,000 elementary school computer labs, $14,000 in science lab equipment at SHS and $44,000 for a literacy intervention program, to name just a few. Nelsen says volunteering in education is a natural fit for her as a mom. She’s a longtime board member of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, and for at least eight years — she’s lost count — she served as president of the Atwater Parent-Teacher Organization. Many programs the PTO created under Nelsen’s leadership remain beloved annual Atwater traditions. The next two years will see Nelsen continue at the helm of the SEED board. “The way the schools are funded is complicated, and there’s always a little bit of a challenge because people will say, ‘I pay my taxes, that should be enough, it’s public education,’ ” Nelsen says. “But I think SEED has been helpful in preserving the education we had then and also enhancing the education that the kids have now.” n SHOREWOOD TODAY 29


SHS teacher Jeff Zimpel and his Visual Journalism students at the 2017 MIAD Define event, listen to a final senior thesis presentation.

Shorewood High School Paving the Way for a New Era of Journalists By Katelin Watson

In a world where most news organizations are covering similar stories often in similar ways, how does one distinguish itself from another? How does a news outlet strategically combine words and images to draw in and engage the reader? These are the questions students explore as part of a new class at Shorewood High School called Visual Journalism. The class, co-taught by journalism teacher Mike Halloran and graphic arts teacher Jeff Zimpel, is open primarily to juniors and seniors and explores the ongoing evolution of journalism, including the fast-paced changes happening in the industry today. Halloran explains that engaging today’s media and news consumers requires an element of design, an element of visual language and visual literacy, and the class teaches students to consider and capture that element while adhering to the standards of journalism. “Something needs to grab the reader these days,” he says.


“If there isn’t something interesting that draws them in and delivers content in a really engaging way, the reader is going to click past it.” A major focus of this interdisciplinary class is teaching students to be savvier consumers of media and journalism, able to distinguish the quality and credibility of various reports, outlets and organizations. “I like getting the opportunity to break down media and get a better understanding of the news cycle,” says sophomore Jack Hietpas. “Because we are so constantly swamped with media, I like that this class gives us the tools to be a critical consumer of media.” Zimpel says the course is largely student-driven. “We have them go through a pretty rigorous process to determine the theme for what will eventually become their capstone project,” he says. “It’s a great team-building exercise, and it helps the students understand that we are here

to facilitate, but that they are the ones generating the content.” This semester, for example, students chose the theme “Combatting Cultural Apathy.” The final six weeks of the course are dedicated to the capstone projects, exploring aspects of the class theme. Students express their findings through stories in video, audio and online, then have the opportunity to present their projects in a public event. A unique aspect of the class design is partnering with organizations, formally and informally, to augment educational opportunities. The class curriculum, for example, was a collaboration between the SHS instructors and Dale Shidler, a professor of communication design at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Shidler’s students also acted as peer mentors to the SHS students, including exposing them to the process of working on and presenting a senior thesis project.

“Our class creates a nice incentive for higher education organizations to reach out to us because they see the potential for everybody to benefit,” Zimpel says. In addition to the partnership with MIAD, the class has also worked with Create Space MKE and Cardinal Stritch University, which provided the venue for the students to present their capstone projects to the public. As for the future of the class, both Zimpel and Halloran say they see the potential for growth based on strong student interest. "At the end of the semester, we found ourselves being approached by students who didn't want it to be over and wanted to explore more aspects of the class,” Zimpel says. “They felt like they were just getting started and they wanted to dive in deeper.” n To view students’ Visual Journalism capstone projects, visit and type “visual journalism” into the news search bar.

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Lucy Shacklady, 4, and Nicholas Frank, 3, explore the indoor sand box in a Bright Beginnings classroom.

Bright Beginnings Offers Enriching Preschool Experience By Katelin Watson

Children as young as 34 months can start their educational journey with the Shorewood School District through the Bright Beginnings Preschool program. Housed under the Shorewood Recreation and Community Services Department and conveniently located inside both Atwater and Lake Bluff Elementary Schools, Bright Beginnings provides an educational environment that stimulates and nurtures each child’s unique growth potential. “A particularly alluring feature of Bright Beginnings is that students as well as parents are exposed, early on, to the Shorewood school system, so if they continue on to K4, K5 and elementary school in the District, it becomes a pretty effortless transition for everyone,” says Deb Stolz, recreation director. “Additionally, our program follows the same school-year calendar as Lake Bluff and Atwater, so for parents of students already in the District, Bright Beginnings is a very convenient choice.” The program’s curriculum provides engaging thematic units throughout the year, enabling children to freely explore and grow in important skill-development areas, including large and fine motor skills, language and literacy, science and math, and art and music. Another critical element of the Bright Beginnings model is children’s social and emotional development.

“Our classrooms follow a play-based model, as children learn so much through the simple act of playing,” says Katherine Gerrits, who teaches in the Bright Beginnings classroom at Lake Bluff. “I especially emphasize socialization — learning how to act within a group, taking turns, sharing, sitting on the carpet for a short time … ours is such a wonderful, nurturing program for young students that by the time the year is over, they are raring to go to kindergarten.” At Bright Beginnings, teachers help each child grow in his or her feelings of self-worth, self-confidence, respect, appreciation of others, and love of learning and school. The curriculum reflects the most current understanding regarding child development and early education, and embraces Shorewood School District curriculum goals. “We offer children and families the perfect introduction to school by acknowledging the child's natural and innate love of learning, as well as providing an environment and curriculum that helps that child continue to learn and continue to love learning,” says Sharon Maier, an Atwater Bright Beginnings teacher. “Our classroom is a happy, relaxed place where every child feels safe, appreciated and understood, and where they can acquire important knowledge about themselves, about others and about the world.” n

For more information on the Bright Beginnings Preschool Program, please contact the Shorewood Recreation Department at 414.963.6913 x4. SHOREWOOD TODAY 33

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Indulgence Chocolatiers Adds Purple Door Ice Cream to Shorewood Store By Jennifer Anderson

Julie Waterman, owner of Indulgence Chocolatiers.

If anything could be considered a labor of love, creating delicious BUSINESS chocolate truffles SPOTLIGHT in fantastical flavors must be at the top of the list. Julie Waterman, co-owner and founder of Indulgence Chocolatiers with husband Brian, has been able to parlay her passion for high-quality chocolate into a booming business, with three local stores and products sold in more than 350 retail outlets throughout the Midwest. In May, the Shorewood Indulgence store began offering a selection of 12 artisanal ice creams from its Walker’s Point neighbor, Purple Door Ice Cream. The ice cream is a permanent offering; about half of the flavors will remain constant, with the rest cycling in and out seasonally, and some select flavors available for purchase by the pint. “It was a natural fit for us,” Waterman says of Purple Door. “Their approach to ice

cream is very similar to our approach to chocolate. We both focus on high-quality, fresh ingredients that are sourced locally, and we both like to be gently innovative with our flavors.” By “gently innovative,” Waterman means “not being weird for the sake of weird.” Indulgence offers flavor combinations that may be unusual, but they make sense to the palate, like truffles that marry lemon curd with Earl Grey or passion fruit with lime leaf. In keeping with unique and delicious flavor pairings, Indulgence has developed a mouth-watering array of toppings for the ice cream, like dark chocolate sea salt fudge and cacao nib and candied bacon crumble. The store offers cones and dishes, sundaes and Sprecher root beer floats and has added bistro table seating inside and on the sidewalk in front of the store. With a music degree and a seven-year stint as a military intelligence officer for the Army National Guard, Waterman’s path to a career in chocolate was anything but straight. A fateful stop in a Dublin chocolate shop during her

honeymoon turned her on to the refined flavors of European chocolate, and she came home determined to recreate that magic back in the states. Completely self-taught, Waterman introduced her first batches of sophisticated artisanal chocolates to the public in 2007 through local events like “Fish Fry and a Flick.” Waterman’s approach to marketing her product has long been to participate in community events where people could taste the chocolate for themselves. That positive word-of-mouth has built a reputation as “Milwaukee’s Chocolate,” and the business has gone well beyond what she imagined it could be in the days when she hand-rolled truffles from her kitchen in Waukesha. Her Walker’s Point store offers individualized pairings of chocolates with beer, whiskey and cheese, turning chocolate tasting into a date-worthy event while partnering with local small-batch ingredient providers. “The Milwaukee community has a great willingness to try new things,” Waterman says, “and then it goes beyond that to genuinely support those businesses in a way that I believe is unique.” n

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Transcending a Tough Business Black Eyed Peas co-founder scores success in music production ALUMNUS TERENCE YOSHIAKI (GRAVES), ’87 By Katelin Watson

Intrigued, Yoshiaki started rehearsing with, drumming along with a pre-recorded tape while Will and the other MCs would overlay their lyrics.


Oscar Wilde once quipped: “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” These are words to live by for Terence Yoshiaki, SHS ’87, who works in the notoriously competitive music and entertainment industry.

Yoshiaki, who went by Terence Graves in high school, is a partner in a successful music production company in Los Angeles. He’s also widely known as a founding member of the hip-hop super group the Black Eyed Peas, with whom he wrote, recorded and toured for eight years before co-founding Transcenders Music to compose and perform music and scores for film and television. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Yoshiaki attended Shorewood High School through the Chapter 220 student transfer program. During college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he studied psychology and communication arts, always making time to play drums in various bands as a creative release. Upon graduation, Yoshiaki says, the decision to move out west to pursue a career in entertainment was an easy one. “I jumped into the film industry in any capacity I could, just to get my foot in the door,” he says. “I started out as a production assistant on music videos, commercials and anything related that I could get my hands on.” After a couple of years on film crews, Yoshiaki ultimately decided the camera wasn’t his calling and pivoted toward music. Fortunately, he caught a nice break, landing at Virgin Records as a radio record promoter, where he marketed artists from Lenny Kravitz and Janet Jackson to the Rolling Stones. In 1995, he met a little-known artist named, who was looking to stand apart from other hip-hop artists by using a live backing band rather than relying on samples and prerecorded tracks.

As the group evolved its format to that of a full live band, Yoshiaki recruited friend and fellow SHS alum Mike Fratantuno to play bass. “In its infancy stages, we established the band and helped create a live sound for the Black Eyed Peas that ultimately secured a record deal with Interscope Records,” he explains. Yoshiaki and Fratantuno ended up spending the next eight years writing, recording and touring with the Peas. “Little did I know the band would end up taking me all over the world, where I would experience many different cultures, cultivating friendships from Japan, Australia and all of Europe,” Yoshiaki says. “My scope of the world’s size suddenly narrowed with these experiences, all while doing what I loved to do.” During Peas tour breaks, Yoshiaki, Fratantuno and their friend Brian Lapin started Transcenders, expanding their musical expertise and creativity into commercial work. Yoshiaki says they quickly established themselves as “go-to” guys in the advertising world, creating music for big brands like Target and Old Navy. Their next goal was to segue into the competitive world of television and film, and their background enabled them to create a signature sound that stood out among a field of classically trained competitors. In October, the Transcenders trio marks 14 years as a creative team. Current projects include CBS’s Madam Secretary and ABC’s Blackish and The Real O’Neals. Yoshiaki says his SHS years helped set him up for success. “SHS really helped shape me into the person that I am today,” Yoshiaki says. “The culture rich in academic excellence, the friendships I made … I’ve lived in Los Angeles 25 years now and having absorbed the West Coast mentality and lifestyle, there is something to be said about the Midwest, the grounding effect it has on you and how it sets you up for adulthood.” n SHOREWOOD TODAY 37

Hi, Neighbor Just Dance: Mimi Oxman Spreads the Joy of Zumba Meet: Mimi Oxman

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Mimi Oxman leads her weekly Zumba class at the Senior Resource Center.

Most every Wednesday at 3 p.m., you can find Mimi Oxman at the Shorewood Senior Resource Center, energetically leading a Zumba dance class. Her students range in age from 60- to 90-something, and many joined Oxman when she treated Metro Market shoppers to a Zumba “flash mob”in October to celebrate her 70th birthday. When she’s not dancing, this retired educator is likely to be stitching — needlepoint, cross-stitch, embroidery — creating works of art that adorn the walls and furniture of her Shorewood condominium. As told to Paula Wheeler

“I don’t like to exercise. To me, it’s sort of a chore. I know I have to do it for health reasons. But I’ve always loved to dance. I hear music, and I can’t sit still. “I started going to Maria Schiro’s Zumba class in 2008 at the Shorewood Fitness Center. I had been going for awhile, and she said to me one day: ‘I think you would be good teaching adults. Would you like to go to a Zumba training session with me?’ “My first class was at the Sarah Chudnow campus. I was visiting my mom; she was rehabbing there from a fall. I told them I’d learned to teach Zumba to seniors and offered a demo, and they hired me! I did all the songs I learned in my class with Maria, but I made the steps easier, and there was no jumping. “I teach at the SRC every Wednesday. The music has morphed into a mix of Latin cardio, Frank Sinatra, Lionel Richie, Elton John, Dean Martin, Michael Jackson — we even do Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk. That’s a favorite! Everybody loves Uptown Funk. “The kids who visit the library after school sometimes would peek in, and I’d say ‘Come on in!’ And we’d have a whole line of kids lined up behind the adults, dancing with us to The Cupid

Shuffle! Dance brings all generations together. It’s quite joyous. “I was an elementary school teacher in Milwaukee, a reading resource teacher, a curriculum supervisor and an assistant principal. I miss being in a school. The teaching that I do helps! I want everybody to have fun and succeed. I don’t want anybody to get frustrated. “A few months before my 70th birthday, I talked to Tony (the manager) at Metro Market about doing a Zumba flash mob. I told him I’d order two big cakes from their bakery. I said, ‘You’ll be making money, and I’ll be having fun.’ He said, ‘Yeah, that would be great!’ “About 13 or 14 of my Zumba students came. We started at the back, marched in a line through the deli department and to the area with all the tables. People didn’t know what to think! Then we lined up and started dancing. We did Chicago by Frank Sinatra, a song we call ‘The Woo-Woo Song,’ we did Uptown Funk. We danced for maybe a half an hour! People were so surprised. They loved it. It was the best birthday. Afterward, there was just a glow that stayed with me for a long time. “So I asked Tony, ‘Can I do it again when I’m 80?’” n

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Shorewood Resources NEW SHADE STRUCTURES at Atwater Beach Honor Memories

SIGNAGE Reminds Riders to Walk Bikes in Business District In a move to increase both the safety of cyclists and pedestrians, the Village is adding permanently stenciled “Walk Your Bike” signs to the sidewalks on North Oakland Avenue and East Capitol Drive leading into and throughout the Village’s business district. “We want the sidewalks to be as safe as possible, particularly for older residents who may be using a cane or a walker,” says Dzidra Benish, a member of the Pedestrian and Bike Safety Committee. “Many of them don’t drive anymore, and walking is their main form of transportation. We want to raise awareness, particularly among young people, that they should get off their bikes and walk them when they are sharing the sidewalk with pedestrians.” The Village Board in June votes on a proposal to add bike lanes to much of North Oakland Avenue, delineated by solid lines and painted bicycle markings. Village Trustee Davida Amenta, the Village Board liaison to the Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Committee, says these lanes, if approved would have minimal impact on parking.

Conservation Fair MOVES TO FALL, Joins Fish and Feather Festival Two new shade structures have been installed along the boardwalk at Atwater Beach, providing a protected space for beach-goers to relax and take in the gorgeous Lake Michigan view. The structures were donated by two Shorewood families in honor of their family members — Alicia Urban, who passed away in 2012, and Cathy Gravelle, who passed away in 2010. These heavy-duty umbrellas and benches are permanent structures; the two join an identical third structure that was installed last year. “Alicia loved everything about Atwater Beach from the moment she first visited,” says Jay Urban. “To her, the beach represented the best that Shorewood had to offer, so she committed time, effort and money to rehabbing the beach. This final boardwalk and shade structure project really put that together. Along with the Gravelle family, we are proud to donate these lasting memories to the beach in their names.” 40 SHOREWOOD TODAY  SUMMER 2017

Residents who are seeking but cannot find the annual Conservation Fair on the summer calendar can take heart: This year, Shorewood’s annual Conservation Fair will be held in conjunction with the Fish and Feather Festival, which is being scheduled for early fall. In years past, the Conservation Committee hosted the Conservation Fair in the summer for residents and visitors to recycle materials and learn more about sustainable practices. This year’s comprehensive event is sponsored by Shorewood’s Conservation Committee and the Shorewood Waters Project. Stay tuned to the Village website or the Village's Manager’s Memo for event dates and to learn more.

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Shorewood Resources Stream All Summer with HOOPLA The Netflix (or Hulu) of the library world is coming to the Shorewood Public Library for a three-month pilot during June, July and August. Hoopla offers movies, music, comics, digital audiobooks and eBooks for all ages. Use your library card barcode and PIN to stream or download content to your smartphone or tablet with the Hoopla app or from the Hoopla web page to your computer.

COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT: Elder Services Advisory Board

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It’s said so often it’s almost a cliché: Shorewood is an excellent place to raise a family. Though less frequently noted, it’s no less true that the Village is also a wonderful place to live as an older adult. A walkable community with tightly knit neighborhoods, Shorewood also has abundant civic amenities dedicated to the needs of older people, and overseeing much of that is the Elder Services Advisory Board.

Library Summer Reading Program: BUILD A BETTER WORLD

Made up of seven volunteers who meet on the first Thursday of the month, the group is focused on working with groups like Shorewood Connects and the Village Board to ensure that Village life appeals to and accommodates older residents.

The 2017 summer reading program launched May 30 with support from Friends of the Shorewood Library. The program theme, “Build a Better World,” encourages kids of all ages to be constructive in creating physical structures and building community connections. Kids can also build brain power and earn prizes by participating in the reading club. The program runs through August 12, and the library will offer free weekly events, including its popular Terrific Tuesdays (2:30 p.m. June 13 to July 25).

Neighborhood Improvement Loan Program IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS The Village of Shorewood Neighborhood Improvement Loan Program was created to help fund projects that preserve the integrity of Shorewood homes, increase family-friendly housing stock and increase owner-occupancy. Now in its ninth year, the program offers zero-interest, two-year deferred loans for: n down payment assistance (up to $5,000) n attic improvements (up to $20,000) n converting a duplex to a single-family home (up to $20,000)

To learn more about the program, contact Planning Director Ericka Lang at 414.847.2647 or or view the program brochure at under the “I Want To” tab.


“There are lots of people who raised their children here and want to stay in the Village,” says Rene Gratz, board member. “There are also families who want to bring their older parents to the Village to live with them or nearby. Our goal is to help keep Shorewood a vibrant, livable community for our older residents.” The board works most closely with the Shorewood’s Senior Resource Center, helping its coordinator, Elizabeth Price, identify and resolve unmet needs within the senior community. The groups have worked together to coordinate numerous senior-focused initiatives such as the bi-annual yard cleanup events, the “If It Goes Beep” program that teaches seniors about technology and “smart” devices, and the “Home Sweet Home” initiative, which offers free home safety inspections for older residents. “It is not just the incredible array of programming (at the SRC),” says Niki Karp Skinner, a longtime member of the board. “It is the personal touch and caring offered by Ms. Price to each and every person who crosses her path.” Board members can serve up to three three-year terms, and several seats are currently vacant. Anyone wishing to learn more about the board or apply to become a member can visit

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1 Anthony Pernell-McGinnis competes in the hurdles this spring for the SHS track team. 2 SHS Principal Tim Kenney fullfills his promise to shave his head and all his facial hair at Buzz Cuts for Cancer after raising $5,792 (surpassing his $2,000 goal by a long shot). 3 Juliet Peterka, bassist with the SIS Orchestra, explains her instrument to 7-year-old Kierra Candler during an instrument petting zoo at the Kidz 'n Konzert event at Atwater Elementary School in May. 4 Shorewood Men’s Club member Ken Zemlicka helps Addie O'Mara install a bike bell during the annual Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 6. 5 The 2017 winners of the Spirit of Shorewood Award, which honors dedicated volunteers to the Village and School District, at a recognition event in May. From left: Dr. Vali Raicu, Gina Raicu (District winners), Kenneth Payne and Pat Algiers (Village winners). 6 Superintendent Bryan Davis, second from right, stops by the Project Lead the Way table to speak with, from left, SHS senior James Yeazel, teacher Derek Larson, and SHS sophomore Octavia Grimes at the District's first Authentic Learning Showcase in May. 7 The saxophone section for the SIS jazz ensemble, which performed along with the SHS jazz ensemble and combo at the The Atrium in April. 8 Lake Bluff Elementary students Kennedy Merkel, Marshall Knox and Louisa Holmes test out the jet toy cars they designed and built with help from Johnson Controls representatives as part of the World in Motion regional competition.


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Shorewood A Look Back

The 4000 block of North Prospect Avenue in 1917.

WALK IN THE SHOES OF SHOREWOOD’S PIONEERS Imagine that you’re a Milwaukee resident in 1917, contemplating a move north to the former East Milwaukee, now newly renamed the Village of Shorewood. You might hop on the streetcar to Shorewood on a Sunday afternoon to scout out the perfect location on which to build your new home. What would you have seen? A much smaller community than we know today. Most existing homes were east of Oakland Avenue. Many blocks had only a few homes. More than 40 homes were under construction. Land west of Oakland was still dominated by the railroad and some farmland. Businesses were corner grocery and drug stores. To help today’s Shorewoodians experience the journey of a long-ago prospective home builder, the Shorewood Historical Society has published a 12-stop Walking/Biking/Riding Tour based on a 1918 map. Copies of the tour pamphlet (pictured above) are free and available at the Shorewood Library and Village Hall. Photo and information courtesy of Shorewood Historical Society. 46 SHOREWOOD TODAY  SUMMER 2017

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Shorewood Summer Calendar SIS = Shorewood Intermediate School | SHS = Shorewood High School

JUNE THURS. JUNE 1 SIS Spring Band Concert 7pm, SHS Auditorium SAT-SUN. JUNE 3-4 St. Robert Parish Fair Sat. 4–10pm, Sun. Noon–7pm SUN. JUNE 4 SIS & SHS Choir Benefit Concert 7pm, SHS Auditorium SAT. JUNE 10 46th Annual Shorewood Men’s Club Chicken & Ribs BBQ 11:30am–7pm, Atwater Park SAT. JUNE 10 Shakespeare in Shorewood 6pm, Shorewood Library THURS. JUNE 15 Tackle Your Printed Photo Mess 2pm, Shorewood Library SAT. JUNE 17 Shorewood Recreation Department’s First Ride 9:30 & 10:30am, SHS Parking Lot SUN. JUNE 18 Shorewood Farmers Market 9:30am–1pm, Lake Bluff Elementary School playground Runs every Sunday through Oct. 29. TUES. JUNE 20 Shorewood Woman’s Club Scholarship Luncheon Noon, HOM Wood Fired Grill, Glendale Call 414.964.2007 for reservations. TUES. JUNE 20 Terrific Tuesday: Reptiles and Amphibians with the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 2:30pm, Shorewood Library THURS. JUNE 22 Give Yourself a Break: Coffee and Conversations for Caregivers 10am, Shorewood Village Center THURS. JUNE 22 14th Annual Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic 2:30pm, Shorewood Business District For details, see page 22. FRI. JUNE 23 Movie Under the Stars Series: The Secret Life of Pets After sunset, Lake Bluff Elementary School playground For details, see page 24.

THURS. JUNE 29 Solve Your Digital Photo Dilemmas 2pm, Shorewood Library FRI. JUNE 30 Summer Strings Concert 7pm, SHS Auditorium

JULY TUES. JULY 4 Shorewood Independence Day Celebration, produced and sponsored by the Shorewood Foundation For details, see page 24. WED. JULY 12 Summer Sounds Concert Series: School of Rock and Random Maxx 6pm, Hubbard Park WED. JULY 19 Summer Sounds Concert Series: 5 Card Studs 6pm, Hubbard Park

SAT.-SUN. JULY 22-23 Shorewood Drama Jr. presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Sat. 7pm, Sun. 1:30pm, SHS Auditorium WED. JULY 26 Summer Sounds Concert Series: SIS & SHS Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Express 6pm, Hubbard Park

AUGUST WED. AUG. 2 Summer Sounds Concert Series: Ian and the Dream 6pm, Hubbard Park WED. AUG. 2 Celebration of 100 Years of Shorewood 7pm, Hubbard Park Display in the River Club and recognition of the Village as the first AARP “Age-Friendly Community” in Wisconsin. THURS. AUG. 10 Shorewood Schools Forms & Fees Day SHS Arena FRI. AUG. 11 Shorewood Schools Forms & Fees Day SHS Arena FRI. AUG. 18 Movie Under the Stars Series: Finding Dory After sunset, Lake Bluff Elementary School playground For details, see page 24. SAT. AUG. 19 5th Annual Surf @Water 5:30am-9pm, Atwater Beach

THURS. JULY 27 Shorewood Library’s 19th Annual Summer Celebration 6–8pm, Shorewood Library lawn FRI. JULY 28 Shorewood School District Summer Concert Band Performance Noon, Bayshore Towne Center FRI. JULY 28 Movie Under the Stars Series: Moana After sunset, Lake Bluff Elementary School playground For details, see page 24.



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