Community Blogs

The Library Lowdown

The Elm Grove Public Library, established and supported by the citizens of Elm Grove, provides access to library facilities, resources, and services necessary to meet the informational, educational, and leisure needs of all the people in the community. It assembles, preserves, and administers an organized collection of print and non-print materials to fill those needs. It places special emphasis on stimulating interest and life-long appreciation for reading and learning among children and adults alike

Free memory screens to be offered at the Elm Grove Library (March 29, 2016)

School Spotlight

Whether you're on your way to the library or stopping by City Hall, chances are you're driving by St. John Vianney School, located in the heart of Brookfield. This blog will provide insight into life and education at SJV, a 4K-8 educational anchor in Brookfield since 1957.

Shamrock Shout Out to Mrs. McRae! (March 4, 2016)

The Tree Diaries

Dean Ziemienski is vice president of American Tree Experts, a New Berlin-based and family-owned tree care company serving the Milwaukee area for more than sixty years. Dean is responsible for managing operations and educating clients on how to maintain the health, safety and beauty of trees in the landscape. 

Dean has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Forestry and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and of the Wisconsin Arborist Association (WAA). Dean is an ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Care Safety Professional and a Certified Pesticide Applicator.  

Have a question? Reach out to me, deanz@atetreecare.com.

Cool Jobs - Ever Think About Becoming an Arborist? (Feb. 25, 2016)

Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Dr. Bergman Presents: Sciences War Against Christianity & Epigenetics: Key to Genetic Variety, March 8, 2016, Grace Bible Church (Feb. 22, 2016)

SMV Ponderings

Located in the heart of Elm Grove, St. Mary’s Visitation School provides exceptional academics and faith formation for grades K3 through 8.

St. Mary's Visitation - Auction for Education: SHAMROCK SHAKEDOWN (Feb. 4, 2016)

A Whole New Ball Game

Michael has resided all over the state of Wisconsin in his young life, but one thing that has stayed consistent is a life revolved around sports. Playing, coaching, watching, cheering, critiquing, and debating are all evident on a near-daily basis in the world of sports. This column will cover sporting topics ranging from professional down to preps with the majority focusing about local teams.

2015 Packers Predictions (Sept. 10, 2015)

Brookfield Basics

A column about history, culture, policy, and things in between.

I Decided to Stop Dyin...... (Feb. 19, 2015)

Institutional Blogs

The Fur (& Feather!) Flyer

Established in 1965, HAWS assists over 6,000 animals and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. As an "open admissions" shelter we lead the community in animal welfare and assure sanctuary for all animals in need, regardless of age, health or temperament. HAWS is a non-profit, entirely donor-fund organization with an active humane education program, and both wildlife and companion animal rescue services for Waukesha County.

HAWS License #267280-DS

HAWS Adoptable, Gnar! (March 23, 2016)

WHS Adoptable Animals

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 128 years, WHS has been saving the lives of animals in need. We offer adoption services that place 9,000 animals in new homes annually, veterinary services that save thousands of lives, educational programs that instill respect for animals, behavior services to assist guardians and a myriad of other initiatives that help end suffering for animals. We depend entirely on private donations to fund our programs and rely on volunteers in nearly every department. If you are interested in adopting, volunteering, enrolling in a class, taking a tour or making a donation, check out our comprehensive web site at wihumane.org. The adoptable animals' web pages are updated every 30 minutes!

113 cats to have spay/neuter surgery (Feb. 20, 2014)

Staff Blogs

Sky's the Limit

Tom "Sky" Skibosh covers the Wauwatosa, Brookfield and New Berlin prep scene for Community Newspapers. If something is going on in local sports, Sky has an opinion about it. If you agree or not with what Sky says, we want to see your comments.

Red Raiders boys basketball still have still to turn it around (Jan. 13, 2016)

Community Watch

» Interactive: Brookfield residents unsatisfied by reduced levels of lighting at Golf Parkway Updated:  03:00 PM

» 2016 Fourth of July events in the Milwaukee suburbs Updated:  01:20 PM

» Humane societies waiving cat adoption fees in July 10:26 AM

» Residents, officials pleased with improvements at Calhoun Road railroad crossing in Brookfield Updated:  6/30

» Initial Reaction Podcast: A look ahead to US Open 2017, look back at Champions Tour event in Madison Updated:  6/29

» Brookfield committee to study beekeeping 6/28

» Brookfield East track and field synonymous with success 6/28

» Brookfield East baseball team drops four of five 6/28

» Brookfield Bulldogs rally for win, stay in first place 6/28

» Brookfield's Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts names Lynn Sprangers new president and CEO 6/27

» Long-tenured sports writer Sky Skibosh heads into retirement, sort of 6/26

» Brookfield Central student charged in bomb scare at school Updated:  6/24

» Elmbrook names Sobocinski as new assistant superintendent for business services 6/24

» New Starbucks to anchor retail building at Sendik's Towne Centre in Brookfield Updated:  6/23

» OwnersEdge gives Green Bay business owner an alternative to selling 6/22

» Trainer allegedly sexually assaulted client at town of Brookfield fitness center Updated:  6/22

» Brookfield aldermen OK Artisan apartments, public funding Updated:  6/22

» Brookfield council reaffirms committee's denial of TIF referendum referral 6/22

» Judge orders mental evaluation of Brookfield man charged with shooting neighbors Updated:  6/21

» Brookfield East baseball has 6-0 week 6/21

» Brookfield Fire Department plans $1 million in renovations to one of its stations 6/21

» Improvements delayed at Pilgrim-Burleigh in Brookfield Updated:  6/21

» Brookfield East girls have another successful track and field season 6/20

» Brookfield East uses five-run first inning to beat Lancers 6/20

» Brookfield Central had solid season under new coaching staff 6/20

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Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

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