Sunday, January 8, 2012
The Elmbrook School Board will discuss issues including open enrollment and 4K while the city Plan Commission reviews a funeral home / crematorium project.
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. Krause Funeral Home and crematorium, Bougey's Bar outdoor seating: Should the city allow Krause Funeral Home to build a 26,950-square-foot funeral home and crematorium at 21600 W. Capitol Dr.? The Plan Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday and a public hearing on the Krause plan is set for 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Rd. Agenda Open enrollment, 4K: The Elmbrook School Board will discuss whether to add four-year-old kindergarten next fall while not increasing open enrollment. The board meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the board room, 13780 Hope St. Agenda and packet …
Monday, December 12, 2011
The youth actors — and dog playing Sandy — steal the show at the Sunset Playhouse's production of 'Annie,' running through Dec. 31.
Christopher Elst jokes that he should have listened to W.C. Fields’ advice to “never work with children or animals.” Elst is a freelance web developer from Kenosha who quit his permanent web developing job to pursue his love of acting. He's playing Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks in the Sunset Playhouse's month-long production of “Annie.” But whenever Seamus Murray, a 12-year-old Golden Retriever playing Sandy, paws his way on stage, the audience is full of “awws” and “oohhs,” forgetting for a second what the actors are doing. And second-grader Harper Navin, playing orphan Molly, draws even more “awws” and “so cutes,” as the audience is taken away by the youngest cast member’s ability to sweep them off their feet with her dancing and impactful one…
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The week ahead also features a St. John Vianney book fair, a used book sale, Annie opening at the Sunset Playhouse and more.
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Sunday, November 27, 2011
This week is slow on news and heavy on events — as people return to work and try to work off that extra helping of Thanksgiving stuffing. For more events, be sure to check Patch's events listings and feel free to add your own. Sentencing hearing in hit-and-run of Brookfield police officer: Christine Druecke will be sentenced in Waukesha County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon for the December 2009 hit-and-run of Brookfield police officer Paul Dilger. Home-building next to closed Superfund landfill: The city Plan Commission might vote on whether to approve a preliminary plat for a 16-home addition to The Shire subdivision next to a closed landfill site southwest of Brookfield and Gebhardt roads. The issue is the only item on the agenda for …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
This week's Brookfield news and events also include Elmbrook School financial discussions and bids on a new water tower.
Brookfield Patch offers a glimpse of what's happening in local news and events this week: Elmbrook School District financial issues: The School Board's Finance and Operations Committee will review a variety of issues, including school closure analysis next steps, sick time and post-retirement employee benefits, lease issues with the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, district administration building options and more (see agenda). The meeting is open to the public and starts at 4:15 p.m. Monday at district offices, 13780 Hope Street. New city clerk and appointing an alderman: The Common Council will introduce the new city clerk, Kelly Michaels, and vote on a recommendation to appoint Lisa Mellone back to ther aldemranic seat she …
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, September 4, 2011
Also this week: a new city clerk might be hired and Sunset Playhouse offers a special dinner and a show.
It's a short work week and the temps are dropping from humid 90s on the first two days of school to highs as low as the upper 60s. If you care about which elementary school or schools, if any, Elmbrook closes next fall, you probably want to attend the School Board meeting Tuesday evening. Check out that and other Brookfield happenings this week: School closure decision? The Elmbrook School Board on Tuesday night might choose one school closure option to recommend at community information meetings later this month. The public is invited to the board's work session that starts at 5:30 p.m. at the district's central administrative offices, 13780 Hope St. New city clerk, redistricting: The city could have a new clerk overseeing elections, …
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The final full week of summer before school starts for many also includes a library program on China and office hours for state Sen. Rich Zipperer.
Parents are getting excited and children are realizing the end of summer is near. So what are you going to do the last full week before school starts for many on Sept. 1? Here's a glimpse into what's happening in Brookfield events and news this week: Elementary school closure discussion: The Elmbrook School Board might narrow which school closure options should be presented for community input at September listening sessions. The board meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the central administrative offices, 13780 Hope St. All politics is local: Offer your take on state politics or get assistance as state Sen. Rich Zipperer (R-Pewaukee) holds district office hours at Brookfield. He'll be at Town Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday and then head to the city …