News & Notes: May 11

May 11, 2011

Bone marrow drive benefits Fox Point resident

Fox Point - A bone marrow drive is being planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14 at St. Eugene Parish, 7600 N. Port Washington Road.

The effort, held in cooperation with the Blood Bank of Wisconsin and the National Bone Marrow Registry, benefits Fox Point resident Anne Schumaker, who is in need of a bone marrow transplant as she fights a rare form of acute leukemia.

For information, call Patty DeGraff at (414) 870-4074 or email her at

Organizations given authority to use village streets

Fox Point - The Village Board on Tuesday approved two requests to use streets in the community for upcoming events.

Boy Scout Troop 391 will again organize the village's annual Memorial Day recognition that includes a parade along portions of Port Washington and Bradley roads and Lake Drive. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. May 30. As has been past practice, the troop is not required to pay the $150 permit fee or estimated $45 in police staffing.

Wheel and Sprocket, which operates a store in Fox Point, has been granted a permit for a Ride of Silence event at 7 p.m. May 18. The event, designed to remember those who have died while riding bicycles, includes a route along portions of Port Washington, Dean, Brown Deer and Navajo roads. Wheel and Sprocket paid the $150 permit fee, and no additional police staffing is anticipated.

Quiet zone designation approved

Bayside -The village got a little quieter Monday night.

Over the past several years, the staff has been working with Union Pacific Railroad, State Office of the Commissioner of Railroads, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, and state and federal legislative delegations to establish a designated railroad quiet zone in Bayside for both the Fairy Chasm and Regent Road crossings.

Effective May 11, this new designation prohibits trains passing through the village from sounding their horns between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. Village crews will be installing signage near the tracks to notify oncoming traffic of the new quiet zone designation.

High school graduates earn honors for start up business

Whitefish Bay High School graduate Eric Martell and Homestead High School graduate Alex Wyler, both class of 2007, were part of the business team that won first place in the 2011 G. Steven Burrill Business Plan competition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Competing against 35 other teams, they became the first undergraduate team to win the prestigious competition since 2004.

The business they started,, was featured in North Shore Now in the March 3 issuePrizes for first place include a cash prize of $10,000 and use of an office suite for a year.

High school student's screenplay to be filmed

Shorewood - Celia Carroll is the winner of the 2011 Collaborative Cinema Screenplay Contest sponsored by Milwaukee Film. "The Magical Camera," written by the Shorewood High School senior, was chosen after a seven-month-long process, involving a field of more than 100 area students and three professional development workshops.

The tale of a lone huckster whose photographs steal souls, "The Magical Camera" will be produced into a short film this July by Milwaukee Film and screened during the 2011 Milwaukee Film Festival, Sept. 22-Oct. 2.

Milwaukee Film's Collaborative Cinema education program is funded by the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation and the Mary L. Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

Fifth-grader's art selected for national exhibition

Fox Point - Daniel Zaydman, a fifth-grader at University School of Milwaukee and a resident of Fox Point, will have his artwork "The University School Tower" featured in the All Kids Can CREATE visual arts exhibition.

He was one of the two artists selected from more than 4,700 submissions nationwide to represent the state of Wisconsin in the VSA and CVS Caremark All Kids Can CREATE exhibition. This annual program showcases how students with and without disabilities learn through the arts in their schools and communities.

The inclusive exhibition will feature the work of two artists per state and the District of Columbia and debuts at Washington, D.C.'s Union Station from June 13 - 26 before beginning a two-year tour to children's museums across the country.

Two new tenants coming to Newport Square

Mequon - A new salon, De Riah, Ltd and fitness center, Velocity Indoor Cycling, will be opening in the Newport Square Condominiums. The 2,700-square-foot hair salon will open at 10526 N. Port Washington Road and be staffed with nine full time and three part-time employees. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Velocity Indoor Cycling will open at 10532 N. Port Washington Road in an 800-square-foot space with a maximum of two employees present during the busiest part of the day. It will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Board considers request for longer hours at gas station

Brown Deer - The Village Board on May 16 will consider a positive Plan Commission recommendation that will allow longer hours of operation at the Badger Fuel/Badger Shell, 4685 W. Bradley Road. Harjinder Singh is purchasing the gas station/convenience store business and wants to extend closing hours from 9 to 11 p.m.

The 11 p.m. closing is consistent with other gas stations and business closing hours in the village. The hours for a car wash and vacuums at the business will remain 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Plan Commission also recommends that 24-hour credit card sales at the pumps be allowed.

McDonald's to get second drive-through

Mequon - McDonald's will add a second drive-through line to speed up its ability to take orders at the restaurant at 11250 N. Port Washington Road. Traffic backs up around the restaurant during peak hours on many days of the week.

Some parking stalls will be eliminated on the east side of the building, but 75 percent of the traffic on the site is drive-through vs 50 percent a few years ago, according to Assistant Director of Community Development Jac Zader. The revised site plan will include parking for buses.

Village Board OKs outdoor seating for pizza shop

Fox Point - Pizza restaurant Toppers has been granted a conditional-use permit this summer to place as many as four tables and eight chairs outside its store at 383 W. Brown Deer Road in the Audubon Court shopping center.

The outdoor furniture will consist of black, wrought iron materials and will be placed against the storefront so pedestrian traffic within the shopping center is not impacted. The furniture is to be removed in the winter.

Mequon Nature Preserve receives grant for pond program

Mequon -The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, through its C.D. Besadny Conservation Grants, donated $948 to support a Pond Life program through which children investigate the ecosystem of a pond in the Streich Family Wetlands, at the Mequon Nature Preserve.

The C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant Program promotes the responsible stewardship of Wisconsin's natural resources at the local level by providing matching grants for small-scale, natural resource projects and programs. Named after C.D. "Buzz" Besadny, former head of the Department of Natural Resources and Natural Resources Foundation co-founder, the program honors Besadny's dedication to the conservation of Wisconsin's natural resources; funds are also provided from the Foundation's Teachers' Outdoor Environmental Education Fund. Public and private organizations, including schools, and governments may apply for the grants.

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