Thursday, May 23, 2013
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 27, is the time to honor our patriots and welcome the summer.
Memorial Day is a time to commemorate those who have fallen in service to the United States. The official celebration of these heroes began in the 1860s after the Civil War, when wreaths were laid on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers. The practice was fully recognized throughout the existing states by 1890. So, what is the best way to honor the holiday? For those who prefer something traditional to honor the fallen, place wreaths or flowers at war memorials or grave sites. Brookfield residents can purchase wreaths or flowers at Gregory and Company Galleria Florist, Forget-Me-Knot Flowers and Gifts, Grasch Foods, Pick'n Save, Mayflowers Florist, A New Leaf Floral, Some Kinda Wonderful Floral & Decor, Metro Market, Stein …
Who’s NOT planning a barbeque this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some great ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of "Barbeque America" on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try …
Monday, May 28, 2012
The Smoky Hollow Muzzle Loaders, 1812 Daughters, relatives of Revolutionary War veteran Nathan Hatch and Boy Scout Troop 71 joined the Behing-Kutchera American Legion Post 296 for a ceremony.
Hosted by Behling-Kutchera American Legion Post 296, a Memorial Day ceremony was held Monday morning at Oak Hill Cemetery in Brookfield. The Smoky Hollow Muzzle Loaders, donned in period clothing, were there, as were the 1812 Daughters, marking the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Cemetery neighbor Doris Moore laid a wreath at the grave of Revolutionary War veteran Nathan Hatch. Her late husband Amory Moore voluntarily cared for the cemetery grounds and ensured all soldiers buried there had proper markers. Local historian Stephen Hauser spoke and John Rosenberg played Taps on his bugle.
After being at Oak Hill Cemetery for a memorial service, Patch high-tailed it over to see the end of the parade in Elm Grove. Please help by adding your parade photos for your neighbors to enjoy!
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Lisa Sink
Monday, May 28, 2012
Please add YOUR Memorial Day photos After being at a Memorial Day ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery, Patch high-tailed it over to see the end of the parade in Elm Grove. Please help by adding your parade photos for your neighbors to enjoy! Click on Upload Photos button. The weather was warm but beautiful for the 65th annual Memorial Day Parade in Elm Grove, which started at Village Park and ended off Elm Grove Road at Wall Street.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
A Marine Corps League memorial service was held Sunday at Wisconsin Memorial Park, where 1,500 U.S. flags are being flown in the Avenue of the Flags. More military tributes are planned there Monday.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Two great-great-great-grandsons of Revolutionary War veteran Nathan Hatch came to Brookfield for a ceremony designating a segment of the Greenway Corridor as 'Nathan Hatch Trail.'
As the country remembers and honors fallen veterans this Memorial Day weekend, one special veteran — a soldier in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 — was honored Saturday at his gravesite in Brookfield. Clark Hatch flew from Hawaii to be among those paying respects to his great-great-great-grandfather Nathan Hatch, a private in the Continential Army serving under President George Washington. "It is unique and special to have a Revolutionary War veteran buried among us this far to the west," local historian Stephen Hauser told those gathered at Oak Hill Cemetery, on the east side of Brookfield Road just north of Brookfield Academy. Yet many area residents are unaware that history lies in their midst, he said. When Hauser speaks to local…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Elm Grove Woman's Club's Annual Pancake Breakfast & Raffle will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Monday at the Elm Grove Woman's Club clubhouse, 13885 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Memorial Day weekend had many citations for alcohol violations in Milwaukee.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office increased its patrols during the Memorial Day weekend to ensure that the lakefront and parks were free from crime and disorder. According to a press release, five perpetrators were arrested and 59 were issued citations for various violations of the law. At the start of the Memorial Day weekend, Sheriff David Clarke gave clear a message, "Law violators are not welcome in these public spaces, and if their anti-social behavior continues, we will be more than happy to take them to jail and prosecute them." Coinciding with this weekend’s enforcement operation, the Sheriff's Office Multi-Jurisdictional OWI Task Force was also deployed targeting impaired drivers on our freeway system and roadways in …
Monday, May 30, 2011
Memorial Day ceremonies in Brookfield honored those who died serving their country.
Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 West Capitol Dr, hosted Memorial Day ceremonies to remember and honor those who died serving their country. The park flew The Avenue of the Flags, an impressive display of approximately 1,500 American flags that were laid on the burial caskets of American Veterans. The Avenue of the Flags are displayed several times each year at the specific spot corresponding to the grave of the veteran whose name is on the flag pole. Among the groups who participated in Monday's ceremonies were Boy Scout Troop 55 in Brookfield, members of the VFW Post 1691 and VFW Post 2923, Timmerman Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol Color Guard, Milwaukee Letter Carriers' NALC Branch 2 band, and the Runge-Graham VFW Post 1691.