Shorewood Ripples

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...

Village debates holiday decorations

Ella Kamm

October 16, 2019

The Shorewood Human Rights Commission has proposed a new signs, objects and communicative structures policy that would ban the display of holiday decorations, among other signs, symbols, or structures on public property. While the policy covers all decorations and signs, it was created to address...

Village to prohibit vaping in public parks

Sophia Wiley

October 16, 2019

On July 15, the village board passed an ordinance to ban e-cigarette usage in indoor spaces where tobacco cigarettes are prohibited.  “The broader discussion happened a while back in terms of health interest in updating and aligning electronic cigarette usage with tobacco usage,” said Ann Chr...

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...

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