Humboldt Park in Bay View was filled with country sounds from Nora Collins and rock music from Eagle Trace on Aug. 6 in the latest Chill on the Hill concert.
And photos, videos and tweets filled the social media sphere as musicgoers shared their experiences. Read our social media story of last night's Chill on the Hill.
Wauwatosa East's Liz Bueckers was named honorable mention all-state by the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association after leading the Red Raiders with 16 goals.
Bueckers scored in 12 of the Red Raiders' 21 games, including scoring four goals against Franklin on May 26 and two goals against Greendale on May 31.
Bueckers was also named first-team all-conference in the Greater Metro. Senior defender Clara Kuranz took home second-team all-conference honors for the Red Raiders, while senior forward Chyna Sincere, sophomore midfielder Evan Knauss, senior defender Lauren Minette and senior goal keeper Lily Brock were named honorable mention all-conference.
Offensive struggles have plagued the Wauwatosa West baseball team for most of the season, so it comes as no surprise it took a shutout for the Trojans to snap their 10-game losing streak with a win over New Berlin Eisenhower on June 20.
Tosa West then had its bats awaken the following night, scoring double-digit runs for the first time all season, to complete the sweep of Eisenhower.
After a win over Port Washington and losses to South Milwaukee and Wauwatosa East, the Trojans entered the week at 7-13 overall and 3-5 in the Woodland West.
"Overall, it was a pretty good week," West coach Jason Borski said. "We played more consistent baseball both offensively and defensively."
New Berlin Eisenhower» Read Full Article
Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School will celebrate its 30th year in 2016 with a lineup of new and returning classes lead by local and international experts.
The weeklong program, which runs Aug. 15 - 19, at the CelticMKE Center in Wauwatosa, provides hands-on Irish cultural experience for all ages with classes in music, dance, history, crafts, language and more.
"Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School never fails to have something for everyone at any skill level," said Jane Walrath, director of the Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School. "We are thrilled to welcome back workshops that are student favorites while also introducing new classes and instructors."
For a complete schedule, instructor bios, class descriptions, updates and to register, visit irishfestsummerschool.com.
The organization will host professional skater Grey Lutzka from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 2 at the Tosa Skatepark at Hart Park. Lutzka, who grew up in the Midwest and moved to California at age 18 is known for his technical skills and the distinction of being the only skater to win the Tampa Pro three times, according to a news release.
Lutzka will be available for a meet and greet from noon to 2 p.m. that day.
Bel Air Cantina will be on site, reviving its skater-inspired TSU360 taco. The event, sponsored by Phase II Skateshop and Crime Lab Skateboarding, will also feature prizes, contests, music, food and open skating.
A new barbecue event will be coming to Center Street Park in time for the July Fourth weekend.
From 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 3, The Friends of Center Street Park will host its inaugural Q & Brew event at the park, between Center and Clarke streets with a main entrance at 6420 W. Clarke St.
The event will feature a 14 cook competition and live music at 6 p.m. by local modern folk and indie rock band The Belle Weather. Beer from Big Head Brewing Company will be available from 4 to 9 p.m.
The idea for the event came from the East Tosa BBQ Appreciation Society, an informal group of neighborhood residents that gather monthly at community parks to share their latest barbecue recipes. As the group has grown, they've looked for ways to spread their love of barbecue, according to a news release.
Tickets for sampling the barbecue competition, including sides by Tall Guy and a Grill, can be purchased in advance at qandbrew.org. Tickets are limited and the public tasting will begin at 5 p.m.
After 14 years, I am stepping down from my position as sports reporter/writer/columnist and tweet guy for Brookfield, Wauwatosa and New Berlin as of June 30.
I have been thinking about this since the end of the winter season. The main reason is my wife, Kathy, turned 65 (hopefully she won't read this) in July and is eligible for Medicare. I've been eligible for two years (I know, I look like I just turned 40).
The second reason is my kids and their spouses have given Kathy and me two new grandsons — Ayden in November and Lewis in February — to go along with Angeline, a 16-year-old Waukesha Northstar junior, and Aria, a perky 3-year old. We need more flexibility to go see them, especially Ayden, who lives in La Cresenta, California.
I have been blessed with many great teams, too many to remember, since I can't remember what happened two days ago. But I want to bring up five in particular, all state champs in all three of my papers.» Read Full Article
who was shot and killed by a Wauwatosa police officer, are calling for a comprehensive investigation into his death.The family and friends of Jay Anderson,
Anderson, 25, was shot about 3a.m. Thursday at Madison Park.
"If it was just him being in the park, how did it go so wrong so fast?" Shawn Moore, a family friend, said Saturday.
Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber provided initial information on Thursday at the scene, saying officers were investigating a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot and saw it was occupied by a person with a gun.
The officer "fearing for his safety discharged his own weapon striking that person," Weber said.» Read Full Article
A Wauwatosa man has agreed to plead guilty in federal court to dealing firearms without a license and in the process will get rid of nearly 400 guns he had in his home, court records show.
Daniel Pelate, 61, is set to formally enter his plea July 7 before U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman.
Both the prosecutor and defense attorney will recommend two years of probation. Pelate faced up to five years in prison. As a felon, he will not able to legally possess a gun.
Pelate also agreed to pay a $50,000 fine. The 391 guns he has in his home will be sold through a federal firearms license holder. The fine will be paid out of the proceeds and Pelate will get to keep the rest, according to his attorney, Thomas Halloran.
Halloran said Pelate broke the law but labeled it a "technical violation." He said the case may have been hard to defend given the volume of guns involved. He said Pelate was a collector who was selling the guns on the side. His full-time job was as a salesman.» Read Full Article
The Wauwatosa Common Council gave its endorsement for a proposed bus rapid transit system in a divided 10-5 vote June 21.
The council approved a locally preferred alternative route that would connect major employment hubs and run from downtown Milwaukee to the Swan Boulevard Park and Ride in Wauwatosa, primarily along Wisconsin Avenue and Bluemound Road.
"It was an important first step in this process," Milwaukee County Transit System spokesman Brendan Conway said of the council's approval, adding that whether or not council members have supported the idea, they've been supportive in helping to educate the public about the project.
City aldermen debated the issue at length Tuesday.
Alderwoman Allison Byrne said the proposed system is a "quality of life issue" and could help citizens with disabilities or those living at or below the poverty line without ready access to vehicles.» Read Full Article
Here's a list of the top five stories from Wauwatosa this week:
1. Upgrade work at Center Street Park hits snag, options running dry
2. Wauwatosa School Board votes to give teachers a bump in pay
3. Hidden Tosa: Inside the Wauwatosa Police Department
4. Wauwatosa's Lutheran Home brings hope to Alzheimer's with day of fun» Read Full Article
A Wauwatosa police officer shot and killed a man early Thursday morning while investigating a suspicious vehicle near the city's north side.
According to police, at approximately 3:03 a.m. Thursday, the officer noticed a man sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot at Madison Park, near 100th St. and Glendale Ave., with a handgun in his possession. The officer feared for his safety and discharged his weapon, striking the man.
Other police officers arriving on scene administered first aid, said Public Information Officer Brian Zalewski of the Wauwatosa Police Department. The man was transported by the Wauwatosa Fire Department to Froedtert Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Milwaukee Police Department will conduct the investigation on the officer-involved shooting, which is standard protocol. The involved officer has been placed on administrative leave, which aligns with department protocol after a police-involved shooting.
Zalewski said there will be no news conference about the incident.» Read Full Article
The Wauwatosa Public Library has announced its lineup of programs for children and families scheduled this summer.
All events are at the library, 7635 W. North Ave., and are free. They aim to help children maintain reading skills throughout the warmer months.
The events include:
·Story and craft time,10 a.m. June 24 and July 22. Ages 3 and up are invited to listen to a story and then create a craft. Reservation not required.
·The Social Brain,10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 27. Drop into the library to share book titles and ideas. Participants can post their ideas to the Book Wall for all to see. Second and third grades will participate at 10 a.m. and fourth and fifth grades will meet at 1 p.m. Reservation not required.» Read Full Article
A number of blood drives are scheduled throughout Milwaukee County during the month of July, including one in Wauwatosa.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, county residents can donate blood at St. Bernard's Parish, 7474 Harwood Ave., according to a news release from the BloodCenter of Wisconsin.
Donors may schedule an appointment by calling 877-232-4376 or by visiting bcw.edu/appt. Appointments are preferred but walk-in donors are welcome.
Anyone age 17 or older — age 16 with parental consent — in general good health who meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes their birth date.
The following are other blood donation dates scheduled throughout Milwaukee County during July:» Read Full Article
The work will require that crews close the east half of the bridge with one lane of traffic in each direction remaining in the west half of the bridge. Work will continue overnight Thursday and then switch to the west lanes on Friday, June 24.
Weather permitting, work will reach completion Friday night with all lanes reopened.
In the last month the Milwaukee County Zoo has welcomed two additions — a baby harbor seal and a baby bonobo.
According to a news release from the zoo, the male seal pup was born June 13 to mother Sydney and father Ringo. Both parents were born in the wild and the pup marks the pair's third offspring.
The harbor seal pup is on public exhibit and zookeepers have reported that it's doing well, nursing and bonding with its mother, according to the zoo. In a month, the pup will be weaned and taught to eat fish hand-fed to him by zookeepers.
The Apes of Africa exhibit welcomed a new male bonobo May 23. The bonobo is the smallest of the great ape species and is endangered in the wild.
Claudine is the baby's mother and genetic testing will determine the father. The animals stay attached to their mothers for about six months before they begin to explore their surroundings and interact with other members of the troop. The baby will start to sample food when its between 6 and 8 months old.» Read Full Article