Oak Creek - Police responded to a home in the 1100 block of East Stonegate Drive after a 911 caller reported an assault and attempted robbery Dec. 23.
According to the Oak Creek police report:
Two men knocked on the home's door at 9:40 p.m. Dec. 23, and told the resident they were looking for a man who looked like him. The two men then stated something to the effect of "gimme the money" several times, according to the victim, and then grabbed him, tried to pull him out the door and choked him.
The men ran off when they heard police were being called. The victim stated he did not see the subjects get into a car, but did hear a car start soon after they left. Police canvassed the neighborhood but no one saw or heard anything suspicious.
The victim described one of them men as a 5-foot-8, white or Chinese man about 30 years old and wearing gym pants, a gray knit hat and a long-sleeve gray T-shirt. The second man was described as a 5-foot-8 white man, about 35 years old, with a thin build and wearing a gray knit hat and a lightweight jacket resembling a Green Bay Packers coat.» Read Full Article
Oak Creek — Plan commissioners approved design plans of Emerald Row apartments at Drexel Town Square, applauding the "urban and pedestrian feel" it will bring to the developing downtown.
Emerald Row, 601 S. 6th St., is an "H-shaped" development with 167 total units: 110 one-bedroom apartments, 31 two-bedrooms and 26 three-bedrooms. It has potential to house two retail businesses and offers underground parking stalls for residents.
Alderman Daniel Bukiewicz said the building would blend in well with the rest of Drexel Town Square development and will generate foot traffic.
Rinka Chung architects said more than 50 percent of the apartments will be "Cream City brick."
"I think it's a nice looking building for the first phase," said Bukiewicz.» Read Full Article
Oak Creek — Oak Creek High School may soon offer boys volleyball and girls golf.
Scott Holler, athletic and activities director, proposed the creation of the two sports during a recent school board meeting, citing that OCHS is the only school in the Southeastern Conference to not offer these sports.
"I do feel (Oak Creek) is a community that would embrace this and want to have it," said Holler.
Both boys volleyball and girls golf would be fall sports. Holler proposed an initial budget of $29,240 to create both sports.
One way to off-set the start-up cost would be to increase student athletes' annual athletic fee, which is currently $20, said Holler.» Read Full Article
Greendale High School will host the 2015 Region VII Regional Leadership Conference of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc (FBLA-PBL) on Saturday, Feb. 7.Greendale —
More than 750 students and nearly 120 advisers from FBLA-PBL high school chapters around southeastern Wisconsin will participate in the conference. The event will feature competitive events, election of regional vice presidents, a general session, special-interest sectionals, and an awards program.
Participants will be judged in competency in real-world business fields, including information technology, finance and insurance. Students will also be judged on numerous public speaking and presentation-based events.
The first-through third-place winners from each category of competitive events will qualify to participate in the State Leadership Conference in April.
ComedySportz will provide entertainment during the conference and the Greendale FBLA-PBL Chapter will host a Miracle Moment for the March of Dimes to raise money for the organization.» Read Full Article
cleanup of lead shot contamination and the accumulation of other debris at its trap shooting range on the north end of Milwaukee County's Warnimont Park, officials said Tuesday.The Cudahy Sportsmen's Club has budgeted $30,000 to hire a consultant to investigate and recommend
"We want to find a way to do whatever remediation is necessary" to comply with the state-ordered cleanup, Club Vice President Wayne Groth said at a meeting of the County Board's parks committee.
The club has agreed to hire a consultant recommended by the county no later than Friday, a deadline set by the state Department of Natural Resources.
Though the club's lease ends at the end of the year and it must vacate the current site, the county Parks Department is considering a request to relocate the range to a different location in the park.
If approved, the club would build a "state of the art" facility with a berm around proposed trap and skeet shooting ranges and a tall curtain to contain the shot so it can be retrieved, Groth said.
Oak Creek — Paul Mason, 12-year member of the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District Board of Education, submit a letter of resignation from the board earlier this month.
The letter sent to Superintendent Sara Burmeister and Frank Carini, board president, reads: "I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 12 years of service to the community; however, my professional responsibilities and obligations have changed, making it increasingly more difficult to attend and participate in Board activities.
"If it would be helpful, I would be willing to remain on the Board through January 31, 2015 or until such time that a replacement Board member is selected - whichever comes first."
Mason submit the letter January 5.
Board members discussed how the three-year position would be filled during their meeting Monday, Jan. 26. They unofficially agreed to individually interview school board candidates who will appear on the February primary election ballot.» Read Full Article
Franklin — The Franklin Police Department is investigating a burglary that took place Monday, Jan. 26, in the 11700 block of West Oakwood Road.
Police conducted its investigation about 5:30 a.m. Monday morning, after the 83-year-old victim reported the incident, according to the police department's official Facebook Page.
According to the report, a male suspect entered the woman's home while she was inside it and demanded money, prescription medication and alcohol. The man then ransacked the residence, pushing the victim down several times.
The suspect loaded many of the stolen possessions — including safes and a rifle — into the victim's vehicle, with the intention of stealing that as well.
The victim was able to escape the residence when the suspect returned to take more possessions. The woman was able to drive herself to the police department to report the incident. She was not injured.» Read Full Article
Cudahy Sportsmen's Club to clean up contamination at the club's trapshooting range on the north end of Warnimont Park along the Lake Michigan shoreline.The state Department of Natural Resources has ordered Milwaukee County and the
An environmental consultant must be hired by Friday to coordinate an investigation of contamination at the site and ensure cleanup activities comply with state law, Pamela Mylotta, DNR remediation program supervisor in southeastern Wisconsin, said in a letter to representatives of the county and club.
Lead shot has accumulated in soil at the property, Mylotta says. Other contaminants include broken clay pigeons and plastic wadding from shotgun shells.
Both the county and the gun club are responsible for restoring the property, Mylotta said in the letter. The club has operated a shooting range at the park since 1932.
Lead shot has fallen into the lake, where it remains in sediment and poses a health risk to wildlife and the public, according to County Parks Director John Dargle Jr. Park users have complained of plastic wadding and fragments of clay targets on the lakeshore east of the shooting range.» Read Full Article
Robert Sweetgall will lead two seminars on Monday, Feb. 23.Greendale — Wellness expert
Sweetgall, sometimes referred to as "the real Forrest Gump," has walked across the United States of America seven times and has authored more than a dozen books on active living. He has promoted implementation of wellness programs with more than a million schools, corporations, hospitals and communities across the world.
"Nordic Walking 101 — Building Muscle, Burning Fat with the Ultimate Total-Body Walking Workout," Sweetgall's first evening session, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Greendale Middle School, 6800 Schoolway.
Participants in the hands-on clinic will learn the best techniques to increase walking metabolism, strengthen core muscles, tone the stomach and improve cardio. Nordic Walking equipment will be provided.
Sweetgall's second session, "Smart Strategies for Keeping Your Brain in Shape," will be held at 7 p.m. The workshop will include tips and strategies on physical activities to help the brain and body.» Read Full Article
Mia Famiglia, the Italian restaurant in Hales Corners, has closed as its chef works to open a new restaurant in downtown Waukesha in March.
Tom White Jr. said the restaurant he's opening at 225 South St. would have a streamlined menu that would include small plates, burgers and sandwiches, along with specials that would make use of seasonal ingredients from the city's farmers market.
He's finalizing the concept and still deciding on the new restaurant's name but said he's leaning toward Maglio, his mother's maiden name and a nod to his Sicilian ancestry.
The new location, at the site of the recently closed Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub, has an advantage for the growing Mia Famiglia line of prepared foods, which includes pastas, sauces and dressings.
"The beauty of this new building is that it has a large production kitchen in the basement," White said. The products are sold in eight grocery stores including Glorioso's Italian Market in Milwaukee and Grasch Foods in Brookfield, three winter farmers markets and seven summer markets, and he said he's in talks with Outpost Local Foods to sell the products in its stores.» Read Full Article
Hales Corners — Owners of Mia Famiglia, 10049 W. Forest Home Ave., are reportedly closing the Italian restaurant's doors in Hales Corners to open a new restaurant in Waukesha, the Waukesha Freeman reported Friday, Jan. 23.
Chef Tomas White, who owns Mia Famiglia with his family, will open a new restaurant, which has yet to be named, at the former Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub at 225 South St. in Waukesha, the article said.
Owners of Mia Famiglia could not be reached for a comment.
The new restaurant will reportedly open in March, selling small plates, hamburgers, Sunday brunch and sandwiches with homemade bread.
Oak Creek — Chick-fil-A is the newest prospective tenant of Oak Creek's Drexel Town Square, the city announced Thursday, Jan. 22.
The Atlanta-based restaurant, featuring the "original" chicken sandwich, seeks tenancy at 150 W. Town Square Way, just west of Water Street Brewery, which is currently under construction.
Chick-fil-A would occupy 4,876 square feet with a drive-through, indoor play area and outdoor seating. The restaurant would staff 45 employees.
The plan commission will review Chick-fil-A's application on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi said he has received many comments from residents hoping Chick-fil-A would open in Oak Creek, according to a news release.» Read Full Article
Oak Creek — Azura Memory Care, a Colorado-based facility that provides one-on-one Alzheimer's care, is seeking to develop its 13th Wisconsin location on South Mayhew Drive near East Puetz Road.
The facility would be developed in two phases, to house a total of 44 beds. Phase one would be built in spring to open in 2016.
The common council approved a rezoning of the property at 8870 S. Mayhew Drive to become 8760 S. Mayhew Drive, and a conditional use permit for Azura on Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Matthew Lyons, director of development for Azura, said the development would create 75 new jobs in Oak Creek.
Hales Corners — Alyson Dudek, an Olympic short-track speed skater and Hales Corners-native, is one of the newest competitors on CBS's "The Amazing Race."
"The Amazing Race" is a reality television show in which teams of two people, who have a pre-existing personal relationship, race around the world in competition with other couples.
Dudek, 24, is teamed with her boyfriend, Steven Langton, 31, of Boston, Massachusetts. Langton is an Olympic bobsledder who met Dudek at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The race is split into 12 legs with physical and mental challenges — like navigating foreign public transportation with a limited budget.
Teams are progressively eliminated at the end of most legs. The champion team will earn $1 million.» Read Full Article
Greendale — The six primary candidates running for two Greendale School Board seats will have an opportunity voice their opinions during a forum on Wednesday, Feb. 11.
The Primary Election Candidate Forum will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of Greendale High School, 6801 Southway.
Individuals who will be running in the primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 17, are John Comiskey, Joe Crapitto (incumbent), Noelle Joers-Yanisch, Kim Kowalczyk, James Schmidt and Kathy Vincent.
School Board Treasurer Anne Szcygiel will not be running for re-election.
The Greendale Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County will conduct their annual Greendale Candidate Forums to educate voters on the upcoming local Greendale elections. All school board candidates have been invited to the forum and are expected to participate.» Read Full Article
My Community Now and Lake Country Now are extending the second annual Suburban Selfies contest through Sunday, Jan. 25. Contest answers and winners will be announced Jan. 29.
Below, and in the above video, are two free riddle solutions to get you started!
Check out the contest at mycommunitynow.com/selfies.
Lake Country Now contest riddle: My body is silver but you can see through me. Waukesha's hometown boy was famous for playing me. (Location: Waukesha)» Read Full Article