Library foundation luncheon is April 11

The Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation will hold its Spring Leadership Luncheon Monday, April 11.

The event will feature keynote speaker Jordan Ellenberg, a math professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of the bestselling book, "How Not to Be Wrong," a book about how math touches everything.

The luncheon, which begins at noon at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 10499 Innovation Drive, will also present leadership awards to area students. Camila Hernandez of Divine Savior Holy Angels, George Elliott of Marquette University High School, Andrew Scholz of Pius XI High School, Madeline Ladd of Tosa East and Bridget Obligato of Tosa West will each receive awards.

John Kissinger, the CEO of Graef, will be presented with the Arthur B. Kohasky Leadership Award. Graef is an engineering, planning and design firm.

Individual tickets are $50. For reservations, call (414) 471-8485 or visit the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave.

Celebrate Distinguished Citizens of the year

The public is invited to recognize Mike and Judy Doyle as the Wauwatosa 2015 Distinguished Citizens at a banquet and awards ceremony to be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Blue Mound Golf and Country Club, 10122 W. North Ave.

The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with a cash bar, and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.

Reservations are due Monday, April 18, and cost $45 per person. They may be made in person at the Wauwatosa City Clerk's Office, 7725 W. North Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Payment must be made by check. Reservations also can be made by mail by sending a check and the names of those attending to: Wauwatosa Distinguished Citizen Award Council, care of Kay Lorenzen, 1517 N. 60th St., Wauwatosa, WI 53208.

For information, call Lorenzen at (414) 254-4507.

Wauwatosa Mayor Ehley endorses Chris Abele

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Tuesday that he received endorsements from more than a dozen local executive leaders representing municipalities across Milwaukee County — including Mayor Kathy Ehley of Wauwatosa.

Abele looks to keep his seat as he runs against state Sen. Chris Larson during the April 5 spring election.

Ehley said Abele has worked to find more areas of collaboration between elected leaders, according to a news release.

Other endorsing mayors and village presidents included those from South Milwaukee, River Hills, Bayside, West Milwaukee, Cudahy, Shorewood, Village of Brown Deer, Franklin, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Whitefish Bay, Oak Creek and St. Francis.

Water main work begins

in the Village March 28

As a precursor to the upcoming streetscaping project in the Village, contractors were to begin relining the 1897 water main in State Street this week, according to the city's website.

Much of the work will take place in the Village plaza area between Cafe Bavaria and Cafe Hollander.

There will be two excavations in State Street, one at 72nd Street near Leff's Lucky Town and the other at Underwood, near Noodles & Company. There will be lane diversions, but through traffic will be maintained.

Work to replace We Energies gas main facilities in conjunction with the water main project will begin soon at the Church Street and Menomonee River Parkway intersection and will work to the east into the Village.

The work is weather dependent and is expected to last six to eight weeks.

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