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Winter months pose threat to safe seating

A skeleton bows his head at an outdoor table at Draft & Vessel. The establishment, like many others, is wondering how they will safely serve customers as the chillier months approach.

Camille Talarczyk

October 15, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, restaurant seating can already be very complicated. But as the chillier months approach, inhibiting the ability to arrange seating outside, organizing a safe seating plan becomes even more challenging. Three busy Shorewood restaurants share how they plan to keep bus...

Community art project facilitates discussion on race

Decorated stones lay scattered at the rock garden exhibit next to MOD Pizza. The event was held to create a space for conversations on race mediated through art.

Eva McNally

October 15, 2020

In wake of the recent events surrounding the Black Lives Matter Movement, Shorewood Moving Forward members Pam Miller, Sharon Grinker, Elly Pick and Kathleen McKeown, organized rock garden installations called the Shorewood Stones Memorial. The two installations are located at the Cornerstone Building in ...

Public art project sparks controversy

A painted traffic box on the corner of Capitol and Oakland. This box is one of many in the project called

Abi Knox and Graydin Lohre

September 23, 2020

Eleven Shorewood traffic signal boxes recently received a makeover as part of the Shorewood Historical Society’s project “Signaling History.” What used to be plain hunks of metal now showcase local artist’s talent as well as snippets of local history. “What inspired [‘Signaling History’],...

Village trustee candidates to run unopposed

courtesy Kathy Stokebrand and Arthur Ircink

Sophia Wiley

February 7, 2020

This year only two people, Kathy Stokebrand and Arthur Ircink, filed for the two open trustee positions on the village board, ruling out the possibility of a competitive campaign season. “Because we only have two positions that are vacant and only two people filed to run, those individuals wi...

Atwater Beach stairs revitalized

Photo of the new stairs leading down to Atwater Beach. The new stairs were put in this __, and should improve user safety.

Laura Oldfather

January 11, 2020

The stairs leading down to the lake at Atwater Beach were recently renovated. The stairs are frequently used by the community and need occasional repairs.  “The Atwater stairs are a valuable asset to the community,” said Joel Kolste, Assistant Director of Public Works.  “This project is...

Community debates improvements to Triangle Park

Triangle Park, a green-space at the five-way intersection of Woodburn St., Kenmore Pl. and Olive St. Its future is being decided by the Parks Commission.

Ethan McKaig

October 7, 2019

The Parks Commission is in the process of making a decision about what to do with Triangle Park, a green-space at the five-way intersection of Woodburn St., Kenmore Pl. and Olive St. At a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10, community members got to share their opinions as well. Over 50 people from the...

Shorewood Feast draws village together for a meal in the street

Laura Oldfather

October 1, 2019

On Saturday, September 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Shorewood residents gathered in the street on Oakland Ave for the first ever Shorewood Feast, an event designed to bring the Shorewood community together. “It’s about the celebration of Shorewood, but it’s about food, and local businesse...

Village to vote on conversion therapy ban

Olivia Poole and Sophia Wiley

June 5, 2019

The Shorewood Solidarity Network has been working alongside Forge Milwaukee to ban conversion therapy in Shorewood. The practice is mainly projected towards youth of the LGBTQ community. It is intended to change the sexual orientation or gender identity. “It's a problematic practice. It's dangero...

Community discusses river access

A young fisherman tries his luck under a disputed oak tree. Kletszch Park is home to many such trees, some may be over 200 years old.

Naomi Raicu

June 5, 2019

Developers from the Milwaukee County Parks system are planning designs for construction that will bring about repairs and new structures for the Kletzsch Park dam on the Milwaukee River. The project’s objectives include repairing the dam, replacing degraded kayak and canoe portage, improving access ...

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