Sunday, April 8, 2012
The week ahead also includes a film event at the library and a wine and chocolate soiree.
Brookfield Patch offers a glimpse into news and events in the week ahead. For more events, be sure to check Patch's events listings and feel free to add your own. Spring Break: Elmbrook Schools are on spring break until April 16. The Elmbrook School Board and Common Council meetings also are canceled this week. Sewer Inspection Project: The City Water and Sewer Board will decide whether to approve an agreement with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and Brown and Caldwell to fund and conduct sewer inspections on private properties in six targeted areas. In October, the EPA ordered the city to make millions of dollars in sewer fixes by 2016 to address overflows of untreated sewage and storm water or face penalties. World …
Monday, March 26, 2012
The week ahead also includes a grief and healing talk, national speaker on athletes and drug/alcohol abuse, St. John Vianney school musical, East High theater and more.
Brookfield Patch offers a glimpse into news and events in the week ahead. For more events, be sure to check Patch's events listings and feel free to add your own. Yo Mama! Yogurt outdoor patio: The city Plan Commission will consider amending a development agreement to allow Yo Mama! to convert a drive-through lane to outdoor seating. Agenda for meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Rd. Brookfield Central baseball project proposal: The Elmbrook School Board will consider a cost-sharing proposal to build a new baseball stadium at Brookfield Central High School. The board meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at district offices, 13780 Hope St. Agenda Falk fundraiser in Brookfield: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Falk will …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
The week ahead includes Packer Hall of Fame kicker Chester Marcol at the library, the Elmbrook Education Foundation's annual social and the slated hiring of a new Elmbrook superintendent.
Brookfield Patch offers a glimpse into news and events in the week ahead. For more events, be sure to check Patch's events listings and feel free to add your own. Bluemound Road construction plans: View the state's plans to resurface and make median and other safety changes in 2012 on Bluemound Road from Moorland Road west to Barker Road / I-94. The public is invited to view the plans, speak to state officials and voice their opinions from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the City of Brookfield Public Safety Building, 2100 N. Calhoun Rd. Unable to attend the meeting? Want more information? Contact project manager Steve Schindler at (262) 548-6412. Submit written comments regarding the project to Steve Schindler, WisDOT, PO Box 798, Waukesha, WI …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tot riding dad's shoulders in the Brookfield Library bumps and damages donated art installation; city bills $622 but council reduces the total to $200.
- Lisa Sink
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
If you accidentally break something in the library, do you have to pay for it? Eric Brukl was carrying his 3-year-old son atop his shoulders inside the Brookfield Public Library Aug. 22 when the boy's head bumped into artwork hanging from the ceiling, breaking a piece that fell to the ground. "Oh, crud," he recalls thinking. Two months later he got the bill: $622. He balked, saying he thought it would be $25 or $50 and that his current financial situation didn't allow for a $622 expense. But the city said the artwork — which was paid for by the Friends of the Brookfield Library — was valued at $6,000 to $7,000 and the actual repair bill was $622. Any time someone damages city property that results in a cost, the city seeks reimbursement, …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
The Library Board also heard an Internet safety presentation from Police Det. Ron LaGosh, who urged people not to put their date of birth on sites such as Facebook.
Some Brookfield Library Board members are asking if the library lobby can remain open longer to better protect children waiting to be picked up. The current procedure is to announce the library's closure time at 15, 10 and 5 minutes prior to closure, after which the library and lobby doors lock. But some board members said at Wednesday's Library Board meeting that they were concerned about minors waiting to be picked up past closing time and being left outside in the elements unattended. After entering the building's main exterior doors, there is a lobby that leads to interior doors that access the library. Library hours during the school year are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Mix laughter with yoga breathing for a fun, casual event at the Brookfield Public Library.
If you participate in the Laughter Yoga session Wednesday evening at the Brookfield Public Library, you might come away thinking, “Hey! Laughter really is the best medicine.” Led by Dr. Cindy Solliday-McRoy, a health psychologist and certified Laughter Yoga leader, the approximately one-hour session is free and open to everyone, regardless of age or physical fitness level. Solliday-McRoy, who likes to be called Dr. Cindy, established Mind-Body Solutions in January with her daughter, Lauren, a licensed massage therapist. “We offer alternatives to traditional Western medical approaches,” Solliday-McRoy says. She became a certified Laughter Yoga leader in 2007. The program has a worldwide fan base, she notes. “The old saying probably is true…
Sunday, September 11, 2011
The Elmbrook School Board might make a final elementary school closure recommendation Tuesday.
Brookfield Patch offers a glimpse of what's happening in local news and events this week: School closure recommendation: Close Hillside Elementary School, Tonawanda Elementary or both next fall? The Elmbrook School Board hopes to chose one recommendation at its 6 p.m. meeting at the district's central administrative offices, 13780 Hope St. Board documents on the issue are here. The recommendation will be presented to the community at two yet-to-be-scheduled information meetings, and a final vote could be taken by the School Board in October. Select new alderman: The city's Legislative and Licensing Committee will interview the two applicants for an aldermanic seat — Lisa Mellone and Thomas Schellinger — at 8 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, …
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Also on tap this week are Town Truck Day, discussions about filling an open aldermanic spot, a varsity swim meet and library ice cream social.
Summer's winding down, as the city wraps up its summer concert series this week and the city pool and county park beach close on Sunday. Here's a glimpse into what's coming up in Brookfield news, sports and events: Park and recreation plans: Curious which greenway trails or park improvements are planned for next year? The Park and Recreation Commission will review its 2012 capital improvement plan and budget at its meeting 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Road. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson staffers: Want to talk about a federal issue or concert? Staff members for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson will be at Brookfield City Hall from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Concealed carry in city buildings: The city's Legislative and Licensing Committee will …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
The week ahead also includes Plan Commission review of Pistol Pete's Neighborhood Grill renovations and a Lego City library event.
Brookfield Patch offers you a glimpse into the week ahead. Here are some things on the horizon in Brookfield area news and events: Pistol Pete's wants to renovate: Pistol Pete's Neighborhood Grill wants to turn an existing attached garage into a banquet hall / game room, erect canopies over the west building entrance and over part of the deck and expand the deck to add a storage area for seasonal items. The Plan Commission will review the plans at its 6:30 p.m. meeting Monday at City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Road. Longer ban on building in the Shire: City staff is proposing again extending a 2004 moratorium on development of additional housing in the Shire subdivision, southwest of Gebhardt and Brookfield Roads. Staff wants the moratorium …
Sunday, July 24, 2011
This week also brings the final Starry Nights concert of the summer and a possible Plan Commission vote on a paintball business.
Brookfield Patch is offering you a glimpse into the week ahead. Here are some things on the horizon in news, sports and entertainment: Eliminating an Elmbrook assistant superintendent: In the new world of education funding, when an assistant superintendent leaves, is that position replaced? The recommendation is no, as the Elmbrook School Board meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at district offices, 13780 Hope St., on a plan to restructure the human resources duties. The move boosts pay and duties for two existing employees, but is slated to save the district about $93,400 a year. Paintball and laser tag in the town: The Town of Brookfield Plan Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on a request to open gym spaces for paintball, laser …