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A season of planning As this issue goes to print, your Village Board is close to hiring a new Village manager. What I can tell you is that it looks like we will have one in place by early November, so please stay tuned. (A great way to stay updated on this and other Village happenings is to subscribe to the Village Manager’s Memo!) Fortunately, our interim Village manager, Larry Arft, will take a short break but has agreed to return in his role until the full-time manager begins. As we prepare to welcome a new manager, we bid farewell to our director of planning and development, Ericka Lang. Fortunately, she’s not going far — you can read about her new job as the Shorewood Business Improvement District’s executive director on page 13. Your Board’s key priority going into fall is budget planning, which began in late summer. We will be working on the 2018 Village budget through November, and we will be sure to communicate more information in the Manager’s Memo, on the Village website and of course, right here in Shorewood Today.
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Finally, if you weren’t at Hubbard Park on Aug. 2 for Shorewood’s recognition as Wisconsin’s first AARP-designated Age-Friendly Community, please know that it was quite an honor to receive this designation. Now, we need to work to sustain it — but I am confident we can, as a community that values residents of all ages and their contributions.
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On the cover: The lights of the Ghost Train on the Oak Leaf Trail bridge over East Capitol Drive herald the changing colors of the coming fall season, as well as the one-year anniversary of the Ghost Train’s installation in October. Photo by Jonathan Kirn.
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9 Annual Assessments How and why they’re done
13 New BID Director
Ericka Lang becomes executive director
14 Student Showcase
Authentic learning on display
IN EVERY ISSUE WHAT TO KNOW
WHAT’S GOOD IN THE ’WOOD
30 Business Spotlight
New and noteworthy around town
Handy information on timely topics
WHAT TO DO 20 Events
David Waters connects bikes and people
Olson House’s Scandinavian sensibility
33 Education Spotlight
26 Classroom Plus
Spicing up summer school
SHS grad is nation’s first deaf CEO of a bank
34 Hi, Neighbor
Former drama students now teach theater
Looking forward to fall
Brady Tutton wins hearts on Boy Band
40 Out & About
22 Senior Resource Center
A sampling of events
42 A Look Back
44 Shorewood Calendar
Hubbard Park’s River Club
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An increase in assessed value is a positive thing because it means owners have more equity in their homes. — ADDIE EBERT account manager from Accurate Appraisal
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NATIONAL FRIENDS OF LIBRARIES WEEK October 15–21
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The Village Board has approved a new initiative from the Shorewood Historical Society to create engraved granite “birthday” markers for Shorewood’s historic homes. The society is offering the 8-inch-square, 2-inch-thick markers to interested homeowners through Sept. 30 for installation by Nov. 12, and the group’s new president, Bob Dean, says they will likely also be available in 2018 and beyond. Dean was inspired by the 100th anniversary signs the society created this year for homes built in 1917. He says the markers can enhance walking tours and help people envision how the Village was developed. Homeowners can purchase markers for $99 installed; Historical Society members receive a slight discount. The society proposed a plan to install the markers flush with the sidewalk where it intersects with a home’s carriage walk, and because this in the public right of way, the proposal required Board approval. “It’s a high-quality piece, something you’d be proud to have in front of your house,” says Dean, whose 1940 birthday marker (pictured above) is on display outside his home on North Ridgefield Circle. “I have a list already of people who have seen mine and have said, ‘I want that.’” For more information, please contact email@example.com or Bob Dean at 414.962.0781. 4 SHOREWOOD TODAY FALL 2017
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New project celebrates Shorewood’s
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This fall, Shorewood joins Milwaukee’s convenient bike-share system by adding seven Bublr Bikes stations to its streets. This bike rental business has docking stations throughout downtown Milwaukee and plans to launch at least 100 stations in the city and surrounding suburbs within the next few years. The new Shorewood stations bring a total of 100 docks for 47 bikes to various locations around the Village. The bikes can be rented via annual, 30-day or single-ride passes or on a pay-as-you go basis. Riders can use the Bublr app or website to find docking stations and available bikes both around the Village and in Milwaukee, and can return bikes to any other Bublr station. For more information, visit bublrbikes.com.
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In July, Village trustees voted for engineers to develop further designs for a hybrid greenway plan that would allow for a 41-foot road width for North Wilson Drive, with boulevards on the north and south ends of the roadway. The engineers will research the parking needs of Wilson Drive businesses, evaluate adding southbound bus pullouts, do additional research on large emergency vehicle access and look into the possibility of incorporating pedestrian islands. A second public information meeting will be held Sept. 14 to review their findings.
Longtime DPW employees
Employees at the Shorewood Department of Public Works said goodbye to two longtime associates this past summer. Rick Zimmer (above, right) was the department’s chief craftsman and had been with the DPW since 1987. His retirement after 30 years is “the end of an era,” says Leeann Butschlick, DPW director. “Rick is an artist with wood. He did a little bit of everything around here and he’s truly irreplaceable.” Also retiring was Steve Pluta (above, left), chief mechanic, who had been with the DPW since 1998. Pluta maintained the entire fleet of DPW and Village vehicles, making sure that everything — from police cars to snow plows — ran smoothly and was always prepared.
District welcomes four new staff to
ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM Mickey Chavannes
DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY Chavannes began July 1 and is responsible for planning and developing information technology and computer systems to support the District’s strategic instructional and organizational goals. He will play a vital role in creating and implementing a technology plan that aligns with the District’s authentic learning emphasis to teach an appropriate balance of technology use inside and outside the classroom.
TECHNICAL THEATER DIRECTOR Ross-Clausen began Aug. 22 and works in partnership with the drama curriculum to teach students set design, construction, sound and lighting design while preparing sets for four major District productions and several small productions annually.
AUTHENTIC LEARNING COORDINATOR Schultz assumed this newly created position Aug. 1 from his prior position as a teacher at Lake Bluff Elementary School. He will connect community partners with Shorewood’s schools to help generate authentic learning experiences and assist with the District’s implementation of the Expeditionary Learning model, as well as help shape grade 6–12 instructional models.
SHOREWOOD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DEAN OF STUDENTS Grice began in this newly created position Aug. 21, working with SIS Principal Mike Joynt to promote success for the school’s academic and behavior programs. She will also collaborate with Director of Pupil Services Tim Joynt to ensure effective and appropriate Title 1 programming across the District.
Seven Shorewood teachers
RECEIVE SEED EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD
Each year, Shorewood teachers who go above and beyond in the classroom and community are honored with the Shorewood Excellence in Teaching Award. This year, the honorees (pictured above) were Jeff Cartier, Eric Gietzen, Mike Gregornik, Eric Mathews (back row, from left); and Angela Hayes, Sara Kitzinger Anton and Christine Jacquart (front row, from left). In June, a dinner honoring the seven teachers was held at North Star Bistro and each teacher was presented with a $5,000 award, anonymously funded by a generous donor. Full-time teachers in the Shorewood School District can be nominated by students, colleagues or other members of the community and then may choose to follow the award application process. A selection committee evaluates applicants based on student achievement, inspiration, and culture and community. Congratulations to this year’s seven honorees for their hard work and dedication.
NEW SENIOR HOUSING COMING: The Oaks of Shorewood
Construction is under way on the four-story Oaks of Shorewood Senior Residences, located just off East Capitol Drive, behind HarborChase and overlooking the Milwaukee River. The Oaks will include 100 senior apartments for rent, underground parking and other amenities including a clubroom, a library, a business center, a theater, a yoga studio, locker rooms and a fitness center, and an indoor pool with views of the river. A large community kitchen will be available for family and group gatherings. A walking path will connect to the Oak Leaf Trail and Milwaukee River Greenway. One-bedroom apartments start at $1,250 per month, and two-bedroom units range from $1,680 to $2,275 per month. Completion is expected in spring 2018. For more information, visit sherman-associates.com/shorewood. SHOREWOOD TODAY 5
After four decades,
QUEENSWAY CLEANERS SAYS GOODBYE
Founder Sheila Long, front left, with members of Malamadoe, Shorewood’s new coworking space for women.
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For 40 years, Shorewood’s Queensway Dry Cleaners has been a local fixture for North Shore residents. Owner Shirley Carlson, who took over the business when her husband Donald Carlson died in 1993, knew her customers’ names and how much starch they liked in their shirts. Shirley’s sidekick and store manager Tracey Spector could work magic on any stain — if her vast experience, uncanny instincts and degree in textiles couldn’t get it out, it wasn’t coming out. Customers brought in their old clothes knowing that Carlson would donate them to Casa Maria, a Milwaukee homeless shelter. For Carlson, who taught herself everything from boilers to bookkeeping to keep the business afloat, the ending is bittersweet. “I’ve met a lot of lovely people,” she says. “But I’m ready for a rest.”
Corner Bakery Cafe opens its third Wisconsin location on the site of the former Bakers Square restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Corner Bakery offers made-to-order breakfast favorites, fresh salads, sandwiches, pastas and an assortment of house-made baked goods. Customers can make use of the restaurant’s free Wi-Fi, mobile ordering system and drive-thru, and an extensive catering menu is also available. Shorewood’s Corner Bakery Cafe has an outdoor seating area designed to offer patrons an excellent view of the Ghost Train public art installation on the Oak Leaf Trail bridge, while cycling enthusiasts will appreciate the ample bike parking, water bottle filling station and bike repair stand. Workers installing the roof sign for the new Corner Bakery Cafe in July. 6 SHOREWOOD TODAY FALL 2017
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The Real Good Life is a local meal delivery and catering service started by Shorewood mom Maggie Joos (pictured, left). Each week, the service offers a menu of creative entrees and healthy side dishes that focus on organic, local and seasonal ingredients. Family-friendly meals are delivered directly to customers’ homes and a minimal amount of work is required in getting the meal on the table. Food options change weekly, with offerings like slow cooker pot roast and brown butter chocolate chip cookies, and single portions can also be ordered. Catering is available for groups of up to 40. Joos donates a percentage of sales to the Hunger Task Force.
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How the Village’s yearly market value estimates impact homeowners
BY JENNIFER ANDERSON | PHOTOS BY JONATHAN KIRN
he single largest investment for many Shorewood residents is the home in which they live. Nonresident property owners and residential landlords may also count their Shorewood properties as their biggest asset. It’s no wonder, then, that the Village’s annual property assessment results are eagerly awaited each spring.
Behind the calculations
An updated market value estimate of an owner’s property tells owners what their investment is worth — and because Wisconsin allocates property taxes based on each property’s assessed market value, it also gives them an idea of what their December property tax bill may look like.
Many people may not know that changes in assessed values do not impact the total amount of taxes collected. When assessments increase due to rising property values, property tax mills rates go down proportionally because the tax levy is now being distributed over a larger assessed tax base. The lower rate is then applied to the higher property values. When assessed values increase due to new construction, this broadens the overall assessed tax base and lowers tax rates across the Village.
“An annual home assessment ensures that everyone is paying their fair share,” says Addie Ebert, account manager from Accurate Appraisal, the firm that handles Village property assessments. “An increase in assessed value is a positive thing because it means owners have more equity in their homes.”
Individual property tax bills are calculated by multiplying the property’s assessed value by the property tax mill rate. In general, the property tax mill rate is set annually and applied to all properties by dividing the total amount of taxes to be collected by the total assessed property values in the community.
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The 4200 block of North Lake Drive
Key local factors Shorewood switched to annual assessments in 2015 to minimize large fluctuations and ensure parity among property tax levels. Previously, assessments were done every three to seven years depending on when the Village Board approved funding for an annual assessment cycle. According to Accurate Appraisal, in 2016 homes in Shorewood saw the highest increase in value since the housing market downturn that began in 2008. Assessments take into consideration the type of house, the neighborhood, whether the home has undergone any improvements, and recent comparable home sales. Assessors look at permits pulled by homeowners and visit all the homes that have undergone renovation to determine the effect on home values. “Most of the homes in Shorewood are 90 to 100 years old, and almost all have undergone some level of renovation since they were built,” Ebert says. “What varies is the quality of the renovation. There is a dramatic difference in value between a house that’s undergone some quality remodeling and one that’s not seen any updates in a while. People do not want to move into a house that needs a lot of work, particularly in Shorewood.” Assessors also review all recent home sales to gain an accurate understanding of the local marketplace. According to First Weber Realtors as of June, the median price of homes in Shorewood had risen by $7,700 or a 2 percent year-over-year increase, and the median sale price for homes in June was $362,500. Because Shorewood is a small community and 10 SHOREWOOD TODAY FALL 2017
is considered a desirable place to live, the inventory of homes for sale at a given time is often between 30 and 40, which is considered low. So, what’s hot right now in the Village? Shorewood’s few ranch-style homes are among the most desirable, reflecting an overall increased demand for single story homes led by baby boomers who wish to age in a home they own, yet avoid the nuisance of stairs. Also popular are older traditional homes, especially Colonial style, and larger properties. Because of their popularity, these more desirable homes saw the largest increase in their assessed values. Finally, as the old real-estate sales adage “Location, location, location” dictates, the neighborhood is also vital in determining a home’s current value. Shorewood is broken into nine distinct neighborhoods for assessment purposes. Each has a relatively homogenous pool of homes in terms of style and size, and comparable home sales are likely to be the most accurate gauge for home values in that neighborhood. More information Homeowners are always welcome to ask questions about their home’s assessed value during Open Book sessions, held each May after home assessments are mailed out. There, they can meet individually with one of the Accurate Assessment appraisers by appointment to see how their property assessment was determined and to share any additional information that may impact their property’s assessed valuation. n To learn your home’s current assessed value, visit accurateassessor.com/property-search.
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Seasoned Village Planner Ericka Lang Joins Shorewood BID as New Executive Director BY JENNIFER ANDERSON | PHOTO BY JONATHAN KIRN
New Shorewood BID Executive Director Ericka Lang stands along North Oakland Avenue.
f you were going to put together a list of professional attributes needed in the director of a business improvement district, it would include things like having a deep understanding of the business community’s challenges and an ability to work well with the local government. That this person would already have strong relationships with area businesses and officials would be almost too much to hope for.
Lang describes herself as someone who’s always had an opinion about the built environment.
Yet that’s what the Shorewood Business Improvement District is getting by hiring as its new executive director Ericka Lang, who comes to the job from her longtime role as Shorewood’s director of planning and development. Lang began with the BID on Aug. 16, replacing Jim Plaisted, who had served since 2006 and took a position with the Historic Third Ward.
After years deep in the weeds with Village rules and regulations, Lang understands the nuances of the local codes and processes, expertise that will prove valuable for local business owners.
Lang, who has an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in retail business and a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in urban planning, came to the Village as an intern in 2006. Chris Swartz, the former Village manager, quickly recognized her passion and commitment and hired her as a full-time planner in 2007. Her responsibilities grew to include driving continuous improvement plans for the Village, serving as staff liaison to the Community Development Authority and extending official Village welcomes to new businesses in the district. “Ericka’s ability to think outside the box combined with her extraordinary work ethic will be a great asset for the business community and help our businesses thrive,” says Tyler Burkart, assistant Village manager.
“I have a passion for retail and small businesses, and I’ve always had strong ideas about what makes a vibrant downtown,” she explains. Her experience and education as an urban planner give her the tools, she says, to identify improvement opportunities for businesses. “I’m eager to help them thrive here in Shorewood.”
Lang anticipates visiting other communities to assess what’s working and what’s not, and then bringing the lessons home to Shorewood. She’s keen to ensure the BID website offers fresh and relevant content, and has ideas about how to incentivize building owners to keep their retail spaces occupied and active. In addition, she hopes to explore ways to activate the windows of vacant businesses to create a more inviting streetscape. “Ericka is energetic and motivated to find solutions,” says Allison Rozek, a member of the Shorewood BID board and a Shorewood trustee who chairs the Community and Business Relations committee. “She has a solid understanding of the Village’s economic development programs, and her established relationships give her a unique understanding of our smallbusiness needs and how they can be met.” The interview process for a new Village planner will commence once a new Village manager is in place. n
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Art teacher and group advisor Sophia Dahlen and her students displayed their SIS Best Buddies and Advanced Art Collaboration projects and sold Stone Creek coffee and handcrafted mugs to raise money for the Best Buddies program.
Showcasing Authentic Learning Outcomes
STORY AND PHOTOS BY KATELIN WATSON
uthentic, experiential learning is a powerful educational approach. It connects students' skills and knowledge to real-world issues and allows students to engage in research and reflection, collaborate with peers to advance their learning and present work to audiences beyond the classroom. Shown to fuel students’ passion for learning, it also helps prepare them for future success. Less than two years after raising more than $1 million to support authentic learning experiences and holding a community summit at which authentic, experiential learning emerged as the top priority, the Shorewood School District has implemented a variety of authentic learning opportunities for students at all grade levels. This past May, the District held its first Authentic Learning Showcase designed to highlight student projects. “We were thrilled that more than 500 people attended our first event to showcase authentic learning, and we look forward to making this an annual tradition,” says Ted Knight, chief advancement officer. After an open house that invited guests to browse 35 exhibit tables and learn more about student projects, student groups representing each school took the stage to share their authentic learning stories.
Atwater students explained how their Rivers and Community
Expeditions — such as visits to the Milwaukee River, where they canoed and learned about the river region’s living organisms — helped them understand the local watershed ecosystem. Lake Bluff Elementary students presented a Veteran’s Day documentary project that sought to honor veterans by capturing their stories through interviews and conversation. Students’ collected writings of the experience were compiled in a book shared with the veterans. Shorewood Intermediate School students shared the success of their World of 7 Billion project. These students explored population growth as it relates to climate change and created a video offering at least one sustainable solution. Their video won first place and a $500 prize in an international contest. New Horizons Charter School graduate Cole Compton shared his journey as a young entrepreneur who started a successful business, Green Earth Terrarium, in high school, despite having a learning disability. Compton’s idea to design and sell affordable, low-maintenance, decorative terrariums came to him freshman year, and with hard work and access to internships and partnership opportunities, Compton’s business continues to thrive. (continued on page 16)
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SIS students presented their award-winning video on climate change during the showcase.
Shorewood High School students shared their class capstone project from
an innovative new course called Visual Journalism. Using principles and practices of graphic design along with those of modern broadcast and print journalism, they explored the ways a changemaker — someone who leverages a vision for the future to grow and advance their community — sees the world, and how that differs from the norm. They developed a website and videos to express their findings. “It was really inspiring to see all the work our students had done,” says Director of Curriculum and Instruction Tim Joynt. “It truly was a celebration of learning and a great opportunity for our students to showcase their hard work to more than just their own teachers and parents. I really appreciated the community turnout, as it gave our students the ability to practice their presentation skills.” n
At the FIRST Lego League table, coach Alan Letourneau teaches Lake Bluff first grader Matthew Dahm how to program and operate a robot.
B All student presentations were recorded and archived through Facebook Live and can be viewed on the District’s Facebook page. The 2018 Authentic Learning Showcase is Wed., May 2. Visit shorewoodschools.org for event updates and details.
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Shorewood Events Film Screening: Milwaukee 53206
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The Shorewood School District is offering a free screening in the Gensler Theater of the documentary Milwaukee 53206. The film tells the stories of people living in America's most incarcerated ZIP code and examines the toll that mass incarceration takes on individuals and families both locally and nationwide.
In honor of National Friends of Libraries Week, the Shorewood Public Library and the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library will celebrate library supporters the entire month of October. Stop by the library to see displays about the Friends, purchase a book at the used book sale, visit with volunteers and become a Friend. You can also learn about the new Memorials and Tributes program, Shorewood Reads 2018, and volunteer opportunities for special events and the Adopt-a-Shelf program.
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your local prison chaplain – are there ways to unteer? Prison Ministry at a local congregation. r a child with an incarcerated parent. ly members of those incarcerated for visitation.
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Fish & Feather Festival/ support or volunteer? Conservation Fair
• Start or join a Prison Ministr Saturday, October 14, 11 a.m.– 3 p.m. • Mentor or tutor a child with The fourth annual Shorewood Fish & Feather Festival • Drive the family members o is put on by the Village in conjunction with the Shore-
wood Waters Project and offers a host of fun and free family-friendly activities to entertain and educate. Attendees can borrow waders to walk in the river and get an up-close look at giant salmon swimming upstream, try their hands at fly fishing with Trout Unlimited, decorate birdhouses and pumpkins, enjoy music and purchase food at Hubbard Park Lodge.
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This year, the Conservation Committee will also provide activities and recycling opportunities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for a range
items from prescription medication old batteries to latex paint and CFL lightbulbs. • Host a screening of MILWA ing ofofMILWAUKEE 53206 atand your school, For more or place ofinformation, work. visit villageofshorewood.org. congregation or place of w self reflected in MILWAUKEE 53206, please • If you see yourself reflected ry to help de-stigmatize incarceration. share your story to help de-
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School District’s Facilities Master Plan
Tuesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m. Atwater Elementary School
Wednesday, October 11, 6:30 p.m. Lake Bluff Elementary School
Over the last year, Shorewood School District staff, administration, School Board members and community members have collaborated with Eppstein Uhen Architects and Miron Construction to move through a facilities master planning process. The master plan’s four main themes are safety and security, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, capital maintenance, and modern learning environments. These additional community sessions are designed to gain more input as all stakeholders work together to modernize the District’s historic facilities and position the District for the future. For more information, visit shorewoodschools.org.
Girl Scout volunteers who worked in the yard of resident Tom Prendergast, center, at the 2016 Fall Yard Clean-Up day.
Fall Yard Clean-Up Saturday, November 4 9 a.m. – noon
Shorewoodians who want to spend time outside savoring the crisp fall air and working alongside fellow volunteers are needed for raking and general yard clean-up for elderly and disabled neighbors. No assignment takes more than two hours, and volunteers should bring a rake, a means of transportation and a can-do attitude. To volunteer, contact Michelle Boehm at michelle.boehm@sbcglobal. net. Older and disabled adults seeking assistance may contact Elizabeth Price at 414.847.2727 or email@example.com.
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Senior Resource Center Fitting the Pieces Together — Medicare and Supplementary Insurance Thurs., Sept. 14, 1– 2:30 p.m.
Student volunteers assist an SRC member with his smartphone at a Tech Support Friday session.
This is only a sample of what the Senior Resource Center has to offer! To learn more about these and other SRC events, please call us at 414.847.2727 or email email@example.com. All classes meet in the Shorewood Village Center at 3920 N. Murray Ave. (lower level of the Shorewood Library) unless otherwise noted.
Events Living Wisely with Carolyn Sweers Tuesdays, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, 11:15–12:15 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 Holistic Way to Health and Wellness with Maria Viall Tuesdays, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 11:15–12:15 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. 22 SHOREWOOD TODAY FALL 2017
Cheryl Zautcke, counselor from the Wisconsin Medigap Helpline, joins us to help unravel the many choices in insurance coverage for adults 65 and older. We will look at Medicare and supplementary policies, Medicare Advantage plans, prescription drug coverage options like SeniorCare and Medicare Part D plans, employer/ retiree group health plans, and medical assistance programs. Free; please pre-register through the SRC.
Making Sense of Long-Term Care Thurs., Sept. 14, 3–4:30 p.m.
Did you know that you can get longterm care services in your own home or in a hospice, nursing home or assisted living facility? Steve Shapiro, a representative with the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care, will guide us through the basics of long-term care, where you can get it and how it is paid for, as well as the features and benefits of longterm care insurance. Free; please pre-register through the SRC.
Richard III Mon., Sept. 18, 1– 2 p.m. One of the best-known kings of England, Richard III has been a controversial character for more than 500 years. Was he as bad as he has been portrayed? Join Kathleen Smith for a lively discussion of one of the great “villains of history.” Books: Richard III: A Ruler and his Reputation by David Horspool; Richard III: the Black Legend by Desmond Seward. Free; no pre-registration required.
One-to-One Tech Support Fridays! Fridays, Sept. 29– Dec. 1, 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 a cell phone, laptop, iPad, Kindle, camera, etc., and get one-to-one support from student volunteers. Free; no pre-registration required.
Five Wishes — Getting the Care You Want When You Need It Most Tues., Oct. 3, 1– 2 p.m. Join Sue Engstrom, MA, LPC-IT of Tree of Life Counseling Center for an interactive presentation of Five Wishes, the most popular living will or advanced directive in the country. Five Wishes is an easy-to-use legal document that allows you to clearly state your personal, emotional and spiritual needs. We’ll also learn important follow-up actions to ensure that Five Wishes is there when needed most. A Five Wishes document will be reviewed during the presentation. Participants may take a copy home to do on their own. Free; limited class size; please pre-register through the SRC.
Prescription Drug Coverage Options Thurs., Oct. 5, 1– 2:30 p.m. Join Jill Helgeson of the Board of Aging and Long Term Care Medigap Helpline. Jill will discuss in detail the various options to cover prescription drugs for people 65 and older. This program is intended to help you make informed choices during Medicare Open Enrollment for Prescription Drug Plans and Advantage Health Plans, which is Oct. 15 through Nov. 7. Free; please pre-register through the SRC.
Wed., Oct. 11, 4:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Brighten up your autumn evening with a visit to Boerner Botanical Gardens’ international lantern festival, where Chinese artisans create a magical paradise of illuminated scenes. In Eastern Han Dynasty tradition, fireworks and lanterns were lit on the 15th day of the first month in the Chinese calendar to pray for good harvest and good fortune. Also enjoy live performances, cultural displays and a marketplace. Residents $23/nonresidents $28; includes motor coach transportation (bus leaves from Shorewood Village Center), admission and bus driver gratuity. Please pre-register with the SRC with payment.
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Planning for a Purposeful Retirement Tues., Oct. 24, 6:30–7:30 p.m. While many pre-retirees plan and calculate their financial resources to ensure an adequate nest egg to fund their retirement, almost none invest time and energy planning the nonfinancial aspects. This one-hour overview examines eight key elements that ensure that your retirement decision is both financially viable and emotionally and personally satisfying. Resources to start your own retirement plan are included. Theresa Bellone is a certified wellness coach with more than 20 years of experience presenting retirement lifestyle seminars and workshops. This free program is in collaboration with the Shorewood Library.
Learn to Play Chess (or just brush up on your skills!) Mondays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13 & 20, 2– 4 p.m. Chess can improve memory, enhance creativity and exercise both sides of your brain. Chess expert Bob Bruch will teach us how to play chess like the champions. Give it a try! Free; please pre-register through the SRC.
Men’s Morning: Staying Safe in an Age of Global Terrorism Mon., Sept. 18, 1– 2 p.m. Retired Navy Captain Timothy Tyre has broad experience in counter-terror planning and worked at the Pentagon. He examines the internal and external threats to America. Donuts, coffee and juice will be served. Please pay $3 at the door. Tell a friend!
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Cycling enthusiast, community volunteer and physician David Waters.
DAVID WATERS: Connecting people and bicycles BY PAULA WHEELER
David Waters believes that bicycling can be part of the solution to every problem facing society. “Any time you bike, it’s a good thing,” says Waters, who this summer completed a 2,600-mile ride that began in Seattle and continued east until he returned home to Shorewood. “I look at bicycling and what it’s done in other countries and also in certain cities in America. Health, economic, environmental, whatever the problem, biking could be part of the conversation as we talk about these things adversely affecting our society.” As a physician who has worked for Milwaukee’s Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers for more than 30 years, Waters has witnessed a decline in the overall health of his patients, many of whom are from underserved communities. “I feel the population we take care of is less healthy than when I walked in there 30 years ago because of the obesity epidemic,” he says. “It’s happening everywhere in America, but particularly in inner-city neighborhoods and with minority populations, for a host of reasons.” Waters and his colleagues, he reasoned, could be doing more to help the community combat these issues. That’s how, in 2012, Southside Bicycle Day was born.
The event, organized with support from Sixteenth Street’s Healthy Choices department, was held in a nearby park with the goal of creating a culture of activity and safe biking on Milwaukee’s South side. It drew about 100 people, who were given free bikes Waters and his colleagues had collected. Each year, the number of attendees and bikes given away compounded. By 2015, it had become one of the neighborhood’s largest community events, with 20 booths, health education information, kids’ games, exercise classes and a bike parade. That year, it attracted more than 800 people, and about 275 bikes were given away. 2016 and 2017 brought a partnership with Ciclovía MKE, changes in the event’s location and still more attendees. “In 2017, we gave away 1000 bikes, 1,000 helmets and 1,000 bike locks,” he says, adding that the bikes are collected from partner organizations like the Milwaukee Bicycle Collective. Others involved have leveraged connections for donated locks, and Waters himself raised about $8,000 from friends to purchase new BMX helmets at a bulk, nonprofit rate. “Kids don’t like to wear dorky helmets,” he says. “They’re more likely to wear them if they think they are cool.”
Waters is involved with Ciclovía, which this summer organized two bike and open streets events in Walker’s Square; he also chairs the Variety Children’s Charity of Wisconsin’s Adaptive Bicycle program, which adapts bikes for physically disabled children to help them ride with independence and confidence. A Whitefish Bay native, Waters moved to Shorewood in 1991 from the East Side. “Shorewood was the only place we looked, because we thought it was a mix of so many good elements,” he says. “It’s close to UWM and connected to the city, with a reputation for good schools and being a good place to raise kids — which turned out to be completely true.” Waters was part of the effort to earn Shorewood a designation in 2011 as a Bicycle-Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists. Since then, Shorewood has moved from a bronze to a silver level. Musing that cycling is a metaphor for life, Waters explains, “You go slower, you pay attention to what’s going on around you, you make eye contact with people along the way and they smile and you smile. Just find the place where a bike fits into your life and enjoy it.” n
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CLASSROOM PLUS SUMMER EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING
First- and secondgraders participate in a kindness class as part of the District's Expeditionary Learning Program. Facing the camera from left are: Sofia Myles, Vivaan Chawhan and Tom Zhang.
District Leverages Expeditionary Learning to Spice Up Summer School
BY KATELIN WATSON | PHOTO BY JONATHAN KIRN
he Shorewood School District shook off the stereotypical summer school classroom of bored students who just want to play outside by rolling out engaging new Expeditionary Learning (EL) courses for elementary school students this past summer.
“We were looking for ways to provide more authentic learning experiences to Shorewood students,” says Nate Schultz, the District’s new authentic learning coordinator. “Summer school seemed like a great place to inject another opportunity open to all Shorewood students.” In the Kindness for Ourselves, Family, Friends and Community class for first- and second-graders, students began every day with mindfulness and movement. Each week focused on finding kindness and being kind, with projects like writing to senior pen pals, creating a kindness quilt, crafting a birder’s brochure for Estabrook Park, and other fun activities in and around the Village. “The benefits of practicing mindfulness and noticing breath have huge benefits to ourselves and the world,” says Janet Reinhoffer, who taught the class. “The students were reading, writing, talking to community members, checking data from their work, having discussions with one another, forming new friendships, learning self-awareness and self-control ... Every student left with a Mindful Leader Kit that included a certificate, scripts for
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mindful breathing and sending kind thoughts, and a sand timer to keep track of time spent sitting mindfully. They even painted a rock to remind themselves to take breaths and choose kindness. Our world needs it.” Third- and fourth-graders in the Venture Shorewood class took to the Village streets to learn about the community. They interviewed experts about local bike and pedestrian safety, attractions, services and businesses, and reading, writing, math and technology were integrated into the study. The students used the information they gathered to plan and carry out a service project. “I saw the positive impact that authentic learning had on my students during the school year, so I was very excited to see this transfer over to summer school,” says teacher Libby Dean. “My students created an informational brochure about Shorewood to give out to our new families, to help them with what can be a stressful transition ... big ideas we worked on included main idea and supporting details, paragraph structure, nonfiction text features, summarizing, note taking and making observations. Having this authentic audience and product really helped the students take ownership of their learning and become more invested in their work.” Filmmaking 101, for fifth- and sixth-graders, gave students the opportunity to dive into the art of film and the practice of visual
storytelling, using resources and curriculum provided by the Film Foundation. Students did a critical exploration of the classic film The Day the Earth Stood Still and worked on identifying and evaluating elements of filmmaking, which they practiced and then applied to planning, shooting and editing their own short video narratives or documentaries. “Our class allowed each student the opportunity to spend 40 hours studying filmmaking from story concept through final editing,” says Kevin Karman, who co-taught the class with Kevin Peterka. “The course truly was everything EL education strives to be for students. They were in complete creative control of their projects, and while we guided them through each stage of their development, the products were their own. The films were amazing, and they have their whole lives ahead of them to develop their skills.” With positive feedback on the three new courses from teachers, students and parents, the future looks bright for year-round EL courses. n
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RECREATION THEATER INTENSIVE
Aspiring young actresses Kamryn Gayle, left foreground, and Eleanor Gillham work on their skills under the watchful eyes of Makayla Campbell and Ryan Groeschel.
Shorewood Students Come Full Circle with Recreation Department Drama Classes
BY KATELIN WATSON | PHOTO BY JONATHAN KIRN
horewood Recreation Department programs have long been a source of fun, learning, friendships and making memories. For Shorewood High School seniors Ryan Groeschel and Makayla Campbell, these memories are of school-year Saturdays and many summers spent in the Drama Junior program. So when an opportunity arose in 2016 to give back to the programs that helped shape them, they jumped at the chance.
eighth grade how to improve their singing, acting and auditioning skills through group workshops.
“Makayla and I were both looking for summer jobs at the time,” Groeschel says. “We had been working with Mr. King throughout the school year on the Shorewood Intermediate School production and in Drama Junior, and we really enjoyed working with younger kids. So we thought, ‘Why not use our knowledge and love of theater to create an opportunity for in-depth acting and singing training?’”
Their 2016 classes were a success, and the young instructors were able to again offer Theater Intensive courses this past summer. Enrollment increased the second year, and Groeschel and Campbell decided to slightly alter the weekly themes to focus on group numbers, solos and duets, and auditions.
Adds Campbell: “I was always a quiet, shy student. But participating in Drama Junior really helped break me out of my shell and I met a ton of new people, many of whom are now my closest friends. I wanted to help students who were maybe in the same position I was, and to foster their confidence and their love for theater.” Working with a relatively short timeline, Groeschel and Campbell quickly created a program from scratch, and Theater Intensive was born. The program was crafted as a complement to Drama Junior, designed to mentor and teach both beginning and advanced actors in fifth through
By dividing each class into two subgroups, Groeschel and Campbell felt that they could provide more one-on-one assistance. At the end of each week, short performances were scheduled to give the student participants a chance to show what they learned throughout the week.
“The best part of being an instructor is helping to instill excitement about drama in our students, helping to embed that passion for performance in them,” Groeschel says. “If I can help just one student accomplish this through my class, I feel like I’ve served my purpose.” Campbell agrees. “It’s so rewarding getting to know the kids and working with them multiple years in a row,” she says. “Watching how much they’ve changed year to year and knowing that you’ve been a part of this change is so fun to see.” As for the future of the class, the instructors hope they can expand on all fronts. Their goal is to offer more than three sessions next year and perhaps extend out each session to host a mini production at the end. n
More information on Theater Intensive and other summer 2018 programs will be included in the Shorewood Recreation Department’s Summer Activity Guide, released in March. SHOREWOOD TODAY 29
OLSON HOUSE: AN HOMAGE TO NORDIC DESIGN
BY JENNIFER ANDERSON | PHOTO BY JONATHAN KIRN
Teresa Olson of Olson House stands behind the shop’s garland-decorated window.
In Denmark, they call it hygge. In Norway, they say BUSINESS koselig. There is SPOTLIGHT no direct translation into English, but the gist of these Scandinavian words is “cozy togetherness,” and it is a vital concept for a part of the world known for its bitter cold and dark winters. To get hygge with it on a local level, you need look no further than Olson House, a Shorewood boutique that spills over with bright wool blankets, candles that smell like a pine forest, charming ceramic mugs and clean-lined furniture hand crafted from walnut and birch. “Not everything is from Scandinavia, but everything shares a Scandinavian sensibility,” says owner Teresa Olson. “That means pieces that are purposefully designed using quality craftsmanship from high-end materials.” Opening a store was long a dream of Olson’s. Originally from Baraboo, Wis., with a “proud Norwegian” father and
Finnish mother, Olson wanted a place that would offer items Nordic in nature: combining elements of the natural world with top-notch Midwestern craftsmanship. Her father had long suggested that Olson work for herself, and when he passed away unexpectedly a few years ago, she decided not to waste any more time. The store opened two years ago, and Olson is delighted with its home in Shorewood. “I wanted to be here because of the community,” Olson says. “It’s close to both the North Shore and downtown Milwaukee, and we get a good number of clients just through walk-in traffic.” Olson House offers a carefully curated selection of locally made products and treasures its owner has found on her travels throughout Nordic countries. Items range from $3 organic lip balms to a $2,300 sculptural walnut Cerno floor lamp. Olson also frequently puts her interior design education and National Council for Interior Design Qualification to work for clients who hire her for their own home projects. Another of Olson’s passions is supporting area artists, and the shop’s walls are
covered with nature-themed photographs, paintings and sketches from talented locals. The starkly beautiful pen and ink drawings of the North Woods by Shorewood’s own Jim Maki are popular, as are the lush floral photographs of Milwaukee artist Stu Moebus. The store is also a venue for lively parties and open house events that raise money for organizations like Artists Working in Education. Olson House has hosted the artists’ kick-off cocktail party for the last two Plein Air Shorewood art events, and the store’s annual “Cozy Party” in February is Olson’s way of thumbing her nose at the Wisconsin winters. Her hope is that she can spread some of her appreciation for the Nordic lifestyle to others, and that through Olson House, her clients will find a way to lead more hygge-filled lives. “The mission of Olson House is to offer the opposite of disposable commodities,” she says. “We want to help people create thoughtful, warm interiors with select pieces made from high-quality, longlasting materials. Scandinavian design is more than a trend. It’s a way of life.” n
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Jim Meisser in Plymouth, Wis., on the site of his company’s next planned bank branch.
Jim Meisser Defies the Odds to Become First Profoundly Deaf Bank President BY KATELIN WATSON
Having been born profoundly deaf, Jim Meisser, SHS ’76, is no stranger EDUCATION to challenges. But thanks to a “can-do” SPOTLIGHT attitude instilled in him at a young age, he never let those obstacles get in the way of accomplishing his goals. Today, he is president and CEO of a holding company owning two Wisconsin banks — the first deaf individual in the country to hold this position in the banking industry. Meisser was born in Cleveland, but when his mother discovered that the local schools wouldn’t mainstream him into regular classrooms, she started researching school districts across the country. Eventually, she narrowed her choices to Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin. By the time Meisser was 3, she had decided to uproot the family and move to Shorewood to take advantage of the District’s oral program. Thanks to good classroom integration, Meisser had a pretty traditional schooling experience in Shorewood. With hard work, he even learned to speak and read lips. In high school, he was active in sports including football, wrestling and track, and he enjoyed math and biology classes. “[Teacher] Gloria Matter was a huge influence on me,” Meisser says. “She worked tirelessly with my mother to give me the gift of audible speech despite never hearing. It was a daunting process that took years of practice and speech therapy, but the District was very accommodating with my deafness.” Meisser went on to attend the University of WisconsinWhitewater, where he was a defensive lineman for the football team. Upon graduating college, he persevered
through 42 different job interviews before he was finally hired by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as a bank examiner. Meisser spent 25 years working for the FDIC — it’s where he met his wife of 28 years, Jeanene. Although he enjoyed his time there and gained many useful skills, he wanted to do more to help the disabled community. “I wanted to use what I learned at the FDIC to empower others as a community banker,” Meisser explains. “My mother always stressed the importance of giving back and paying it forward. It was essential that my dream of starting and acquiring a community bank include a component to empower other deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to achieve their dreams too.” In 2009, Meisser and his wife bought Hiawatha National Bank, making Meisser the country's first deaf bank president. In 2011, the couple and a friend organized Lake Shore III Corporation, which serves as the holding company for HNA, based in Hager City, Wis., and Union Bank of Blair, based in Blair, Wis. Lake Shore operates six full-service banking locations and a Sheboygan, Wis.-based loan production office. A key aspect of the company's mission is “Banking without Barriers,” with a specific focus on service that meets the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Today, Meisser says business is thriving and feels that he is right where he’s supposed to be. Reflecting back on all he’s accomplished, Meisser attributes a lot of his success to his experiences in the Shorewood School District: “I believe the communication skills that I acquired at Shorewood gave me the confidence that I was capable of doing anything I was willing to work for.” n SHOREWOOD TODAY 33
Hi, Neighbor Shorewood sophomore is a Boy Band heartthrob Meet: Brady Tutton
Moved to Shorewood: 2006
Brady Tutton, center, performs on the stage of ABC’s reality talent show Boy Band.
Shorewood High School sophomore Brady Tutton,15, is an experienced theater and television actor who lately has been winning hearts and gaining Instagram followers (around 50,000 at press time) as a contender on ABC’s talent competition Boy Band. One of the youngest contestants, Tutton is holding his own among the final eight boys and has a shot at being part of the final five-member group. As told to Jennifer Anderson
“We saw this notice for Boy Band and I applied. The casting agent Skyped with me and, apparently, I was supposed to have a song and dance prepared, but I must have missed that email. She asked me to sing a song, which was super stressful because I couldn’t think of anything and had to search on my phone for lyrics. Then she said she wanted to see me dance, so I just kind of bopped around for a couple of minutes. It was just as weird as it sounds. As soon as the call ended, I turned to my mom and was like, ‘Well, I didn’t get that.’ “But they called me and invited me to come out for another audition in L.A. (When I got back home) they sent me a text asking that someone film me taking a phone call. I was with my family in our living room when they called and said, ‘You’re on Boy Band!’ We all freaked out. “The first few shows were shot in advance, but now all the shows are live. We are working 10 hours a day and, when we’re not rehearsing, we’re kind of sequestered in the hotel.
It’s kind of like a slumber party every night. They might end up moving us, though, because the fans have started to find our hotel, and after the show they just swarm the lobby. “On the show, I talked about how I had a stutter when I was little and how it was so frustrating that I just stopped talking for a while. (As a young kid) I realized I didn’t stutter when I sang, and that was a really important discovery for me. I have more tools to deal with it now, but my stutter comes back when I’m tired or stressed. I’ve had to keep an eye on it while I’m here, because I’ve been super tired and really stressed. “I’ll be honest, when I arrived (to film Boy Band), I didn’t expect to love all the guys on the show, but I do. Every week, we get closer and become better friends. It’s really hard on all of us when someone goes home, and there are a lot of tears. I’m trying to take it one week at a time right now, but if I went home tomorrow I’d be very happy with what I’ve done because I’ve learned so much about being a performer.” n
Know an interesting Shorewoodian? Please send your ideas for our “Hi, Neighbor” column to firstname.lastname@example.org. 34 SHOREWOOD TODAY FALL 2017
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Shorewood Resources BORROW A BAG, BRING IT BACK Seeking to reduce the number of single-use bags in the waste stream, an ambitious group of Shorewood residents has been hard at work sewing reusable fabric bags that Metro Market shoppers can borrow and return. The “Bring Your Bag Shorewood” initiative has been in the works for months, and customers can now find a selection of colorful bags on a rack by the first-floor checkout area. The bags, made from donated fabric and crafted during one of several sewing bees the group has organized, are sturdy, easily washed and there for anyone’s use. Dubbed “boomerang” bags, they are offered on an honor system, so users are asked to return them to the rack promptly. The next sewing bee is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 24 at Village Center, on the lower level of the library. No sewing experience is necessary. To access a pattern and instructions on how to make bags at home, visit the group’s Facebook page, Bring Your Bag Shorewood, or email email@example.com. The group also accepts existing reusable bags and adds a silkscreened patch to denote them as “boomerang” bags. Linda Frank adjusts the “boomerang” bags on display at Metro Market.
Lake Bluff tennis courts TO OPEN THIS FALL Contractors for the Shorewood School District began the installation of new tennis courts at Lake Bluff Elementary School in June on the northeast part of the property next to the school’s parking lot. Completion is scheduled for before the school year begins. A grand opening celebration will be scheduled later in the fall, in conjunction with the Shorewood Farmers Market.
The project has been in the works since 2007 as part of the Village's Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. A lack of funding stalled the project, but it gained new life in 2015 when the Lake Bluff PTO teamed with the Shorewood School District Office of Advancement to raise money for the courts to honor the retirement of Dr. Kirk Juffer and his wife, Sonja Juffer, both longtime educators in the District.
The courts are designed as space for both tennis and futsal and will support wellness for Shorewood students and community members.
The campaign raised more than $10,000 for the project from more than 125 donors. Additionally, the project was funded with $10,000 from the
Shorewood Foundation; $50,000 from the Village of Shorewood; $141,000 from the Shorewood School District Recreation Fund; $25,000 from the Shorewood SEED Foundation and $5,000 from the Lake Bluff PTO. The District also approved up to $20,000 in additional funding to complete the project. Visit shorewoodschools.org for updates on the opening celebration.
NEW recycling and collections policies With the implementation of its new recycling and collections contract on or about Nov. 1, 2017, the Village will continue to provide weekly refuse and bi-monthly recyclables collection for all one-, two- and three-family residences. All refuse and recyclables must be placed in the proper kart; no additional items outside the karts will be collected. Waste Management will provide each residence with a new, 95-gallon recycling kart, and residents can also continue to use the recycling karts they already own. Blue bins will no longer be valid receptacles for recyclables. Weekly collection of yard waste, in season, along with seasonal curbside brush collection and vacuum leaf collection will also continue for these residences. 36 SHOREWOOD TODAY FALL 2017
Exceptional Shorewood values all within walking distance to the Lake! COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT: Police Commission Comprising five members who have volunteered their time, energy and experience, the Shorewood Police Commission has a narrow but important scope of responsibilities: hiring and promoting sworn police officers, and disciplining and letting go officers as necessary. As dictated by a Wisconsin state statute, every city must have a board of police commissioners, each of whom is appointed for five-year terms. “The commission’s main purpose is really to make human resource decisions,” explains Michael O’Brien, a member of the commission. “We don’t implement policy.” The commission meets on an as-needed basis, and new members must apply and be appointed by the Village president. Members vote to elect a chair, and the Village trustee who chairs the Public Safety Commission — currently Trustee Tammy Bockhorst — acts as Board liaison.
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“The citizen commission serves the important role of ensuring the community's interests are safeguarded and represented regarding police personnel matters,” Bockhorst says. “The goal is really to have the board reflect the makeup of the community,” adds Shorewood Police Chief Peter Nimmer. “It’s important to have a diverse group of people who bring their own knowledge and background.” O’Brien became interested in commission membership after participating in the Citizens’ Police Academy, a Village program that offers a unique look inside the day-to-day operations of the Shorewood Police Department and educates participants on relevant policing issues, such as the laws surrounding Operating While Intoxicated citations and domestic violence. “Once I had a better idea of what a Shorewood police officer’s job involves every day,” O’Brien says, “I really wanted to support the department.”
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Shorewood Resources GRANT WILL FUND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS in school zones
Village long-range financial plan IS ONLINE
Working with the North Shore Health Department, the Village of Shorewood applied for and was awarded a 2017 Safe School Zone grant. The $30,000 grant will be used to improve pedestrian safety, particularly for students in and around the Village schools.
The Village’s updated long-range financial plan is posted on the Village website for public review in advance of the upcoming budget process. The plan is an inventory of the financially significant purchases or major projects the Village expects to undertake that will likely require debt financing. Included are the purchase and renovation of the new police department, road resurfacing plans, and sanitary and sewer infrastructure projects. The plan projects 10 years’ worth of capital projects and is revisited annually. For more information, visit villageofshorewood.org.
Last spring, safety experts from the University of North Carolina conducted a walkability assessment in the Village and made specific recommendations to increase the safety of young pedestrians. The recommendations approved by the Village Board and slated for installation this fall include:
B A dding speed feedback signs on North Morris Boulevard as motorists approach Shorewood Intermediate School.
B Installing two solar beacon signs on East Capitol Drive that flash to inform drivers of the 20 mph speed limit.
B P lacing pedestrian crosswalk signs with directional arrows
where North Bartlett Avenue intersects with East Capitol Drive.
B Installing a rapid-flash beacon where North Newhall Street meets
East Capitol Drive to highlight the pedestrian walkway for motorists.
LIBRARY OFFERINGS CODING CLUB WITH OZOBOTS Explore coding through a series of fun, interactive lessons with Ozobots, pocket-sized robots that empower learners to code, play, create and connect physical and digital worlds. Learn what makes Ozobots tick and how to make them work for you. The Coding Club meets Tuesdays, Nov. 7,14 and 21 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to students in fourth grade and up. Please register at the library or by phone at 414.847.2670.
BOOK CLUBS Did you know that the Shorewood Public Library has two monthly book clubs? Both the AM Book Club and the PM Book Club provide opportunities to talk about what you've read, learn something new, meet new friends and discover more great books. The AM Book Club meets the third Thursday of every month at 11 a.m., and the PM Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE Learning a new language can be done for fun or for use at work or in daily life. Mango Languages is an excellent language-learning tool that is available free at the Shorewood Library. Get guidance in using Mango Languages from a librarian at a free 45-minute class at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 7. The library will provide enough laptops and tablets for six attendees, so please bring your own computer or tablet if possible to help the library accommodate more learners. For more information on these and other library events and programs, visit shorewoodlibrary.org.
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Join the GFWC Shorewood Woman’s Club Celebrating 82 years Where active, civic-minded women sponsor: • Exciting Monthly Programs • SHS and UWM annual scholarships • Village causes and events Support our fundraising efforts! • Rummage Sale – Saturday, October 7, 2017 • Annual Wearable Art Show – 1st Saturday in May
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Out & About in Shorewood 2
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2 A Lake Bluff Girl Scout troop during the 4th of July celebration, which was generously sponsored this year by the Shorewood Foundation.
1 Gilbert Manegold, left, and Sam Lenz from Metro Market smile during staging for the Shorewood 4th of July parade.
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3 Crowds gather along North Oakland Avenue for the 4th of July parade. 4 Seven-year-old Sundari Worby works to keep her red nose attached during the Shorewood Public Library Summer Celebration in July. 5 Maxwell Mitich, 5, handles a snake during the Shorewood Public Library’s Terrific Tuesday Reptiles and Amphibians program in June. 6 Olivia Strath takes in the view after climbing a sugar maple tree at Lake Bluff Elementary School as part of the Shorewood Recreation Department's summer tree-climbing class. 7 Members of the SHS Alumni Association share refreshments and good company during the annual All-Class Reunion on July 8 at the Estabrook Beer Garden. 8 Concertgoers enjoy a picnic, beautiful scenery and live music at the Hubbard Park Summer Sounds concert series. 9 Members of the SHS Class of 1987 gather at Shorewood’s Summer Camp on top of The Atrium during their reunion weekend. 10 The Shorewood Foundation partnered with Camp Bar for Camp’s annual golf outing fundraiser. Foundation President Saj Thachenkary, left, is presented with a check from Camp Bar owner Paul Hackbarth. SHOREWOOD TODAY 41
Shorewood A Look Back
Hubbard Park River Club The first building on the right when entering through the tunnel to Hubbard Park is the River Club, a building that has had multiple names and numerous functions since construction in 1937. It was designed by Col. Henry Hengels, who also designed Shorewood’s original fire and police headquarters, as well as the Department of Public Works buildings. All of these buildings were constructed with assistance from the Works Progress Administration, a national program that provided jobs to more than 8 million people between 1935 and 1941. Hengels’ original drawing referred to the building as the Hubbard Park Shelter. It was later called the Community Building. It featured an assembly area, a large stone fireplace, a full kitchen and screened porch on the river side. Over time, the fireplace was removed and the porch enclosed. Photo and information courtesy of Shorewood Historical Society. 42 SHOREWOOD TODAY FALL 2017
Various social, civic and fraternal organizations used the River Club, including the Shorewood Woman’s Club, which held its lunch meetings and programs there for more than 40 years. In 2001, the Shorewood Library moved into the building while construction was completed on the current library. Today, the building is available to rent for community events, meetings, weddings and other social occasions. Shorewood resident Russ Davis, a restaurateur who leases both the River Club and Hubbard Lodge from the Village, is restoring the River Club to reflect its original rustic environment — with plans that include reinstalling a fireplace. n
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Shorewood Fall Calendar SIS = Shorewood Intermediate School | SHS = Shorewood High School
SEPTEMBER TUES. SEPT. 5 First Day of Shorewood Schools TUES. SEPT. 12 The Future of Wisconsin’s Waterways 6:30pm, Shorewood Village Center TUES. SEPT. 19 Shorewood Woman’s Club meeting with Wisconsin Foodie Host Kyle Cherek 1pm, Village Center TUES. SEPT. 19 Milwaukee 53206 Film Screening and Discussion 6:30pm, SHS
SAT. OCT. 13 Fish & Feather Festival/ Conservation Fair 11am—3pm, Hubbard Park TUES. OCT. 17 Shorewood Woman’s Club meeting with Rebecca Klopf, WTMJ-TV reporter 1pm, Village Center THURS. OCT. 19 SHS Band’s Rocktoberfest Concert 7pm, SHS Auditorium
TUES. OCT. 24 Planning for a Purposeful Retirement 6:30pm, Shorewood Village Center
THURS. SEPT. 28 Women You Should Have Read: Mary Wollstonecraft 6:30pm, Shorewood Public Library
TUES. OCT. 24 SHS Masterworks Concert 7pm, St. Robert Church
SUN. OCT. 29 Shorewood Rec Dept. Halloween Party 11:30am, SHS Youth Center
TUES. OCT. 3 School District’s Facilities Master Plan Community Session 6:30pm, Atwater Elementary School
WED. OCT. 4 Shorewood’s Walk or Bike to School Day
THURS.—SAT. OCT. 5—7 SHS Fall Musical: Into the Woods 7pm, SHS Auditorium
FRI. & SAT. OCT. 6 & 7 SHS Homecoming Weekend Festivities Fri. Parade 4pm, Starts at SHS Parking Lot Fri. Football game 7pm, SHS Field Sat. Dance 8pm, SHS Arena
SAT. OCT. 7 Annual Shorewood Woman’s Club Rummage Sale 9:30am–4pm, Village Center TUES. OCT. 10 Milwaukee: Perspectives on Race Before, During and After the Civil Rights Years 6:30pm, Shorewood Village Center WED. OCT. 11 School District’s Facilities Master Plan Community Session 6:30pm, Lake Bluff Elementary School
FRI. OCT. 27 Halloween Happening 2:30pm, Shorewood Village Center
SUN. OCT. 29 Village Trick or Treating 1-4pm
NOVEMBER SAT. NOV. 4 Estabrook Park Beer Garden Cyclocross Classic
TUES. NOV. 7 Learn a Language at the Library 6:30pm, Shorewood Public Library FRI. & SAT. NOV. 10 & 11 SIS Show Circle 7pm, SHS Auditorium
SAT. NOV. 11 Shorewood Rec Dept’s Fowl 5K Run/Walk 10am, Starts in SHS parking lot
TUES. NOV. 14 The Future of Radio in a Digital World 6:30pm, Shorewood Village Center
FRI. & SAT. NOV. 17 & 18 SHS AFS Showcase 7pm, SHS Auditorium
SAT. & SUN. NOV. 18 & 19 Drama Jr. fall show: Lights, Camera, Intrigue Sat. 7pm & Sun. 1:30pm, LB Cafetorium TUES. NOV. 21 Shorewood Woman’s Club Meeting, Dr. Val Klumpf, Dean and Professor, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences 1pm, Village Center SAT. NOV. 25 Small Business Saturday Shorewood Business District
SAT. NOV. 4 Shorewood Connects Fall Yard Clean-Up 9am, Village Center For details, see page 21. TUES. NOV. 7 SHS Fall Blood Drive 8am, SHS North Gym
TUES. NOV. 7 Shorewood Public Library Coding Club Begins 3:30pm, Shorewood Public Library
HALLOWEEN PARTY Oct. 29, 11:30 a.m. SHS YOUTH CENTER
VILLAGE TRICK OR TREATING Oct. 29, 1– 4 p.m.
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