Thursday, April 18, 2013
With new parking spots available and resident-only parking restrictions, residents on Lydell Avenue may see the traffic relief they've been looking for during little league season.
Whitefish Bay officials have devised a solution for the traffic congestion on Lydell Avenue for the upcoming Whitefish Bay Little League season. More than a dozen residents on Lydell Avenue and other neighboring streets voiced their concerns about little league traffic at a public hearing in February. Based on residents' comments, Whitefish Bay trustees rejected the Little League's stadium lights proposal and committed to finding a parking solution. That solution may have been reached with help from the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, which has granted permission for little league parents to park in Milwaukee Jewish Day School's north parking lot, which has 93 parking stalls. From the lot, little league parents would walk about a half mile …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Trustees want to remedy traffic congestion and parking shortages on Lydell Avenue before allowing night games at Craig Counsell Park.
Whitefish Bay officials decided to shut down Whitefish Bay Little League's request for stadium lighting until something is done about the traffic issues in the area. After hearing more than a dozen residents express concerns about parking and traffic congestion on Lydell Avenue, trustees decided to deny the lights proposal on Monday night. Trustees also said they want police and village staff to come up with a plan that alleviates the parking congestion and game-day traffic in the area. "This screams out to me that we have to fix the parking situation on Lydell," Trustee Jay Miller said. "Why can't we solve this problem by dealing with parking and seeing if there's something we can do?" Although his lights proposal was denied, Whitefish …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Whitefish Bay Little League has chartered its first Challenger Division this year for special needs children ages 4-18, or up to 22 if still enrolled in high school.
For the first time, Whitefish Bay Little League has chartered a special division for boys and girls with mental and physical challenges. The Little League International organization established the Challenger Division in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable special needs children to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide. Learn more about the program here. Whitefish Bay Challenger players will have an opportunity to play against kids from Elmbrook, Menomonee Falls, Grafton and Germantown. Practices will begin in May and games will run for approximately five weeks in late May and June. The Whitefish Bay team will host games at Craig Counsell Park and …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Little league officials plan to meet with concerned residents to discuss the additional lighting, which they say is needed to accomodate a growing program and a tight season.
Whitefish Bay Little League is requesting village permission to install stadium lighting on two baseball diamonds to accomodate the growth the program has seen in recent years. The Whitefish Bay Little League is seeing a growing number of kids in the current divisions, and this year, the organization added a Challenger Division for kids with special needs. To accomodate the growth and the tight little league timetable, the group went before the Village Board Monday requesting lights on two of the three baseball diamonds at Craig Counsell Field. The league has a tight schedule that plays nearly every day from April 24 through July 13. In the event of a rainout, the league has to schedule make-up games, which results in weekday double-header…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Craig Counsell Park will not receive full-scale pesticide application for the next three years, but spot herbicide applications may be needed on occasion.
Whitefish Bay Little League will not spray pesticides at Craig Counsell Park for the next three years. In years past, the Little League has sprayed pesticides across the entire little league field over Memorial Day weekend. Now, after a year of discussion amongst little league board members, the organization has decided to temporarily stop pesticide application in the interest of public health. Even without full-scale pesticide usage, the board's three-year resolution still includes the option of spot herbicide applications for small areas of weeds. "In a nutshell we are trying to create healthier fields and that is not an overnight process," Whitefish Bay Little League President Josh Levy wrote in a letter to little league parents last …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Dominican High School and The Bay Players will both unveil their latest productions this week.
Here's a look at some of the events in our events calendar this week. If we're missing something, you can add it to the calendar. Lydell Preschool Open House: Families are invited to take a tour of Lydell Preschool and learn more about its offerings at an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Whitefish Bay Little League Information Meeting: Whitefish Bay Little League will hold its only informational meeting of the year at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. It is only the opportunity to register in-person. DHS Presents "Fools": Dominican High School’s award-winning Theater Department will debut Neil Simon's comedy, "Fools" on Thursday. The show will run at 7 p.m. Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, and 2 p.m. Jan. 20. "While the …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Whitefish Bay Little League's informational meeting is a good time to ask questions and is the only opportunity to register in-person.
Friday, November 30, 2012
If you want your child to join, you can register online through Jan. 31.
It may be cold out right now, but Whitefish Bay Little is already gearing up for baseball season. Registration for Whitefish Bay Little League is now open on the league’s website, www.wfbll.com. There is a brief form to fill out and a fully-secure credit card payment process (Visa and Master Card accepted). Registration runs through January 31, 2013. A late fee is imposed after that date. Children ages 6 through 14 are eligible to play. Registration is $180 for children ages 6 through 12. The fee for the juniors, ages 13 and 14, is $230. An informational meeting will be held on Jan. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second floor of Whitefish Bay Library. It will be the only night for in-person registration. Player evaluations will take place…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Momentum and Razor Pro will be sprayed at Craig Counsell Park Friday.
Herbicides will be sprayed at Craig Counsell Park Friday. All turf will be sprayed with Momentum (a selective broadleaf herbicide) for general weed control, according to a village email notification. Common areas and areas along fence lines will be sprayed with Razor Pro (a non-selective herbicide) to control unwanted grass and weed growth. In the event that inclement weather prohibits the application from occurring, it will be delayed to a later date.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The former Major League Baseball player and Whitefish Bay native was on hand to see the Little League park in the village named in his honor.
Former Major Leaguer Craig Counsell was in Whitefish Bay on Saturday morning for the dedication of Water Tower Park in his name. Big thanks from Whitefish Bay Patch to Gordy Lang, who created this video of the event.