Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The 100-degree heat didn't stop Whitefish Bay from a day of patriotic community fun. Check out our pictures from the parade and festival, then add your own photos to the gallery!
Klode Park and the streets of Whitefish Bay were all red, white and blue Wednesday, as families celebrated freedom at Independence Day in the Bay. The day kicked off with the 27th annual Whitefish Bay Fourth of July Parade, featuring sounds from the University of Wisconsin Badger Band, the Whitefish Bay Summer Youth Band and more. After the parade, the festivities shifted to Klode Park, where families enjoyed kids games, face painting, food, music and – later in the night – fireworks. For even more photos, check out this photo album from Boutique Photographer Linda Gumieny's Facebook page. Independence Day in the Bay is sponsored by the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
America's birthday party has finally arrived, and it would be great to preserve the memories on Patch. Share your photos from the parade, Klode Park festival, the fireworks or your family picnic.
It's the 4th of July, which is a fully-sanctioned and ordained right to celebrate on picnic blankets and in parks across the country. Patch will take pictures from the parade and festival Wednesday, but we would like to see photos from as many different angles and lenses as possible. Show us what your 4th of July looks like, whether you're enjoying the holiday at the Klode Park festival, a friend's barbeque or a family picnic. You can even upload photos right from the Patch app for iPhone. Simply open this article in the app, click on the arrow in the top right corner, and then click the camera icon. You can also check out these tips to photograph fireworks. Due to the dry conditions, the North Shore Fire Department is advising against the…
To spark conversation about changing America’s “national spirit,” the coffee giant will be handing out free drinks on Independence Day.
The line outside Starbucks is going to be even longer than usual this Fourth of July. In a full-page ad in major Sunday newspapers, Starbucks CEO Harold Schultz said Starbucks will be handing out free cups of coffee on the Fourth of July, and for a good reason. The ad titled “How Can America Win This Election?” talks of the country’s dwindling national spirit and political divide. Shultz hopes that by offering the free Tall cup of brewed coffee, it’ll raise awareness for his campaign #INDIVISIBLE, a national conversation across all social media so “we can all put citizenship over partisanship.” “I love America, but we all know there is something wrong,” wrote Schultz. “The deficits this country must reconcile are much more than financial, …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
From fireworks to parades to community festivals, here's a look at what's happening around the Milwaukee area on Independence Day.
Here's your guide to Fourth of July celebrations happening throughout the metro Milwaukee area. Unless otherwise noted, all events are taking place on Wednesday, July 4. Bayside: Bayside's parade begins at Bayside Midde School at 9 a.m., ending at Ellsworth Park with an ice cream social and Bayside's Best Dog Competition. More on the Bayside celebration. There will be no fireworks display in Bayside. Brookfield (city): The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. on Gebhardt Road near Brookfield Central High School, turns north on Calhoun Road, west on North Avenue, south on Norhardt Drive, ending at Civic Drive. From 6 to 9 p.m. Family Fest will be held at Mitchell Park, with the band Our House, Heads Up Juggling and magician Glen Gerard. Also on tap…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation's annual Independence Day parade and festival are a treasure in Whitefish Bay. Read on to learn what's in store this year.
Whitefish Bay's big Fourth of July bash is just a week away, so prepare yourself for a day of fun at Klode Park. The 27th annual Whitefish Bay 4th of July Parade steps off at 11:30am on Silver Spring Drive at Kent Avenue. The parade then continues east to Lake Drive, then north to Klode Park. The lineup includes the UW Band, Bucky Badger, Milwaukee Bucks mascot Bango, Irish dancers, bagpipers and the Wacky Wheeler. Flashback: Photos from last year's festivities Related: Patch's guide to other celebrations in the area The grand marshal of the parade, Whitefish Bay High School principal Bill Henkle, will lead over 60 entries in the parade. The parade will last a little over an hour. At Klode Park, a flag-raising ceremony will be held at 1 p.…
Monday, June 25, 2012
Despite ceasing highway construction around Fourth of July, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation expects delays.
If you thought halted highway construction around the Fourth of July would alleviate your traffic worries, think again. Though summer construction will cease July 3 until July 5, Milwaukee-area drivers can expect delays with police efforts to enforce speed limits and prevent "other dangerous driving behavior," according to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The DOT expects major traffic delays on peak travel days: June 29, July 3-4 and July 8. In the release, a DOT official urged driving caution in work zones, citing five traffic-related deaths during last year's Fourth of July season. About 120 law enforcement agencies across the state will take part in traffic enforcement from July 3-5. Drivers can expect …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The Whitefish Bay Garden Club is seeking teams of volunteers to keep Klode Park weed-free and pesticide-free in advance of the Fourth of July festival.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jeff Rumage
Friday, June 22, 2012
The Whitefish Bay Garden Club wants to keep Klode Park free of pesticides and weeds for the Fourth of July festival coming up in less than two weeks. The village has not sprayed pesticides at Klode this year. To keep the park beautiful using natural methods, the group is now soliciting volunteers to pull weeds at the park from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 30. To sign up, visit this website to join a group or sign up as an individual. "This is a great way to meet a few new friends, teach your children or grandchildren about "ownership" and "stewardship" of our public spaces, and help strengthen our greens space management so we can all enjoy fields and parks that are beautiful, healthy, and safe," said Jennifer Riggs, one of the event …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Follow these steps to avoid being one of the thousands of people injured by fireworks each year.
There's one surefire way to avoid becoming one of the thousands of people who are injured by fireworks every Fourth of July: Park yourself on a lawn chair or blanket, and leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals who put on the show in your community. But - let's face it - for many people, shooting off fireworks in the backyard, a park or nearby open field is as much of an Independence Day ritual as cooking up hot dogs on the grill. So, if you're one of those "do-it-yourselfers" intent on lighting your own sparklers, smoke bombs, M80s or Black Cats, here are a few safety tips from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services: In 2009, the latest year for which figures are available, there were 8,800 people treated in U.S. emergency rooms …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Parade, kids games, live music and fireworks provide a full day of family fun Monday.
Independence Day is Monday, which means a full day of family fun in Whitefish Bay. The 26th annual Whitefish Bay Fourth of July Parade features the University of Wisconsin Badger Band, Whitefish Bay Summer Youth Band, Red Hot Dixie Jazz Band, Billy Mitchell Scottish Pipe Band, Spielmannszug Milwaukee Drum and Bugle Corp. and One Step Under, a kids rock band. Other notable guests include Miss Wisconsin, Bucky Badger, juggler Chris Vogt and Cardinal Stritch University President Jamie Loftus. Former Village President Katie Pritchard is the grand marshal. The parade kicks off at 11:30 a.m. at Silver Spring Drive and Kent Avenue, continuing down Silver Spring Drive, then turning north on Lake Drive to Klode Park, where the rest of the day’s …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Despite higher gas prices, 720,000 motorists expected to travel across Wisconsin to Door County, Dells and other destinations.
Buckle up and get ready. It’s going to be very busy on the travel scene as we move into the Fourth of July holiday weekend. According to AAA, some 39 million people across the United States will be traveling more than 50 miles from their homes. Five out of six travelers - about 33 million people - will drive to their destinations. "Here in Wisconsin, we’re expecting about 826,000 people to travel for the holiday weekend,” said Pam Moen, spokeswoman for AAA Wisconsin. “The vast majority of those travelers will go by automobile, so roads will be very busy. But airports will also be very busy as we expect to see about a 9 percent increase in the number of people who are going to fly for the holiday as compared to last year.” The numbers of …