Sunday, January 20, 2013
Plan Commission meets; informal topics group Brookfield Brew holds quarterly meeting; and high schools hold fundraisers.
The Brookfield Plan Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Among items on the agenda is a request by Sutter Creek LLC to repeal an ordinance permitting landfill operations at 1300 S. Barker Rd. and allowing a conditional use for a 144-unit residential development. The commission will also discuss a proposal by Ald. Daniel Sutton for a city code amendment to allow greenhouses on residential properties. The quarterly meeting of Brookfield Brew is from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Brookfield Pubic Library. The informal group offers "Java for you to drink and discussions to make you think," open to all who enjoy discussing a wide range of topics. Light refreshments will be served. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Clark Richard Salon is holding "Cuts for a Cause" to raise money for 22-year-old Danielle Sommer after an unplanned heart transplant left her with stacks of medical bills.
For a young girl who endured a debilitating unplanned heart transplant, one local salon is ready to make a difference. Centered between Brookfield, Sussex and Menomonee Falls, Clark Richard Salon is hosting Cuts for a Cause, a fundraiser to help 22-year-old Danielle Sommer pay for her stacks of medical bills. "In January, Danielle was admitted to the ER for what she thought was flu-like symptoms or even possibly pneumonia, but it turned out to be much more serious," reads Sommer's bio on Aurora Hospital's website. "Danielle was suffering from a bacterial infection called endocarditis affecting her heart valves." Sommer was born with a condition called Marfan syndrome, a disease that infects the heart valves and aorta, but rarely gets …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Brookfield third-grader was inspired by a teacher to raise funds for food.
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Friday, December 30, 2011
In this season of giving, one of the most omnipresent images is of children gathered around the Christmas tree tearing into a pile of presents given in love by family and Santa. But one young Brookfield boy — 8-year-old Joshua Williams — decided it was better to give than receive. Joshua, a third-grader at Burleigh Elementary School, was inspired by his teacher to give back after a lesson on children starving in Somalia. He eagerly read the information provided by Cindy Bonness from the Time for Kids supplement to his family after school and said he had to do something to help. With the help of his brother Aaron, 7, and friends Natalie Karrels, 8, and Quinn Manders, a sixth-grader at Pilgrim Park Middle School, Joshua set up a hot cocoa…