Froedtert & the Medical College have opened city-employee clinic

The city of Wauwatosa has selected Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Workforce Health to operate and staff a clinic for city employees. The clinic opened in early June.

Located in the lower level of city hall, 7725 W. North Ave., clinic services are available and free to all city employees, retirees, their spouses and dependents age seven and up who are on the city's health insurance plan.

The clinic can diagnose and treat many non-emergency minor illnesses such as sore throats, earaches and sinus and urinary tract infections, flu symptoms and skin rashes, according to a news release.

Lab tests, vaccinations, physicals and routine prescriptions, preventive care visits and wellness coaching can also be obtained at the clinic.

The clinic opened in early June.

Barre District announces opening date for second studio near Wauwatosa

Barre District, a Bay View lifestyle studio announced last week an opening date for its second location just outside Wauwatosa.

The studio, which offers workout classes that are a hybrid of Pilates, yoga and ballet, will open at 5211 W. North Ave. in Milwaukee on July 9. The building previously housed an antiques store.

Co-owner Christina Zarnowski said while the first class is always free for new clients, the studio will offer a number of special promotions during opening day, including an open house for those interested in meeting the instructors and learning more about the classes offered.

The barre center will resemble a ballet studio with mirrors around the perimeter. There will be a ballet bar used for balance and stretching and the floor will be made of a textured, gym mat material. All students are required to wear socks with grips on the bottom, which they can purchase at the studio, if desired.

Once the studio is open, there will be free child care offered for select class times. There will be no child care on July 9.

To learn more about Barre District or to sign up for classes visit

Milwaukee Co. Zoo to offer discounted admission July Fourth

The Milwaukee County Zoo will offer discounted zoo admission in recognition of July Fourth.

On Monday, July 4, zoo admission will be $4. The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day and the parking fee of $12 still applies.

The 'BUGS! Larger than Life,' exhibit sponsored by Sendik's Food Markets, will be at the zoo through Sept. 5. The traveling outdoor exhibit showcases giant robotic insects 200 times their normal size. Admission to that exhibit, located outside behind the small mammals building, is $2.50 per person.

Wauwatosa seeks public input on proposed bike share project

Wauwatosa will hold a public involvement meeting June 22 to discuss a proposed bike share project in the city.

The meeting, held from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Lower Civic Room at Wauwatosa City Hall, 7725 W. North Ave., will familiarize the public with the proposed bike share system and seeks input from residents and business owners on proposed bike share station locations for the second phase of the project.

The project aims to provide an alternative mode of transportation suitable for short distance trips by providing riders the ability to pick up a bicycle at a self-serve bike station and return it to any another station within the system's service area. The second phase of the project will construct about 11 stations and provide about 110 bikes, adding to the eight stations and 75 bikes that will be installed in August 2016 during the project's first phase.

These additional 11 stations will be constructed in Wauwatosa in 2017.

Annual Windows into Wauwatosa event slated for June 18

There will be lots to discover Saturday when Windows into Wauwatosa, an annual event that offers residents a behind-the-scenes peek at numerous sites around the city, kicks off at 10 a.m.

The free, citywide event hosted by the Neighborhood Association Council will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18. No tickets or registration is required. Participants are invited to start the tour anywhere they'd like and go at their own pace.

This year's sites include the Wauwatosa Public Works building, Big Head Brewing, the Eschweiler Administration building, Hawthorn Glen, the Technology Research Center (Muirdale Sanatorium), the Wauwatosa Cemetery Chapel and the skatepark at Hart Park.

For a complete list of the sites, visit

Comedian Steve Russell will perform at Tosa library's reading event

Wauwatosa Public Library is ramping up for its summer reading program, set to kick off this week.

The library will hold two events, at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. June 16 in the Civic Center Auditorium, 7725 W. North Ave., to kick off the program. The events will feature comedian, magician and juggler Steve Russell.

Russell has performed for audiences on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,' 'Good Morning America' and 'Live! with Regis and Kelly.'

No registration is required for the events. For more information inquire with the Wauwatosa Children's Reference Desk or call (414) 471-8486.

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