WFB Grab Bag 2010: Trick or Treat & Silver Spring items

Silver Spring, Redevelopment, BID, Halloween

Hello?  Is this thing on?    There hasn't been much to blog about since the holidays, so this is the first blog post of 2010 .. and it's a grab-bag.

Grab Bag Story Number 1:  Trick or Treat

The JS has an interesting story about Milwaukee County municipalities discussing Trick-or-Treating times, with local City Mayors and Village Presidents at their monthly meeting .. some suburbs want a unified time, so that children from other cities stay in their own city to Trick or Treat.

Marauding, candy-hoarding kids descending on the suburbs by the vanload? For trick-or-treating? Where are all the mayors and the village presidents in the face of this debauchery?

They plan to tackle the problem Monday - 9 1/2 months before Halloween.

On Monday .. the Milwaukee County mayors and village presidents will discuss trick-or-treating at their monthly meeting. At their last meeting, they discussed a proposal to have it on Oct. 31 every year from 2010 through 2020. This year, Oct. 31 is a Sunday.

I will say .. of the 500-600 kids that come to my house, the number of non-residents is 50-60% .. while I see it as a moment of charity, there's a point it gets a bit ridiculous. 

Long time readers of the blog would know .. I'm a fan of having Halloween on, you know, Halloween, like the rest of the United States.  

Somehow, the people in Waukesha, Brookfield, Big Bend, Cedarburg, Racine, Sheboygan, Waterford, Elm Grove, Dousman, and Menomonee Falls, not to mention .. Cleveland, St. Paul, Des Moines, Boston, Phoenix .. Chicago, Detroit, Bismark .. somehow people across our country figure out how to trick or treat at the traditional moment:  On October 31st, usually when it gets dark.   How millions of people do it without ruining their children, screwing up homework time, messing up their sleep pattern, foiling soccer practice, and not running over dozens of children each year is a total mystery!

Perhaps this Milwaukee County meeting will end our long, regional nightmare and align us with the rest of the United States.

Grab Bag Story Number 2:

Jessica Jubelirer Design has opened, kitty-corner from Sendik's.  It's a corner lot, and I must say, the exterior and big windows definitely dress up the corner.

JJD is an interior design firm, mostly for the residential set, but they do some commercial work as well. 


Number 3:

Jill Stock, Whitefish Bay resident (and blog reader) is having an Open House / Ribbon Cutting of Real Fit at 409 E. Silver Spring, next Saturday 1/16 from 3-7pm.  Real Fit is personal training studio.

Number 4:

A new barbershop will open in the long vacant Cingular store (next to What's Poppin') called "Sports 'n Cuts Clubhouse" an "upscale mens/boys barbershop."

When City Market opens .. how many vacant spots are left on Silver Spring?  Two?  Not bad for a recession.

Number 5:

Lastly, the WFB Business Improvement District has opened its search for a BID Director.  Full release can be found here.

The part-time position will be responsible for developing marketing and advertising initiatives, communicating with various community groups to establish partnerships, providing administrative support to the BID Board, organizing and developing special events...

The base contracted salary range is $20,000 to $25,000 with additional compensation possible through performance bonuses.  Additional compensation potential from the Village of Whitefish Bay in connection with retail recruitment initiative.

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Whitefish Bay BID Director Position, attention to Matt Schuenke, at 5300 N. Marlborough Drive, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217.  The deadline for submitting this information is January 27, 2010.  Please direct all questions to Matt Schuenke at (414) 962-6690 or

Number 6:

The WFB Ice Rinks are open at Klode and Cahill.

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