Come and Discover Downtown Waukesha

After a couple of seasons of downtown construction, and with a new brand and fresh makeover of the downtown Waukesha business district area, it’s nice to know that #LiveLoveWaukesha is back in full force and effect with its summer events and activities. Please join us.

 

Discover Downtown Waukesha Events:

 

Waukesha Farmers’ Market

Waukesha’s Friday Night Live

Waukesha GuitarTown

Waukesha Silver Bells

Live Love Waukesha

Ice Cream Kids

Changing Their Tune – or Not?

Aldermen have a duty to represent and serve the people. If they cannot fulfill that duty they should no longer hold a position in public office.

Joseph Glatzel for District 11 in WaukeshaJoseph Glatzel has decided that enough is enough with what he believes is poor representation of the people in District 11 of downtown Waukesha by current Alderman, Erik Helgestad.

Mr. Glatzel has officially announced his “write-in” candidacy for the April 5th election just two weeks from now. The “Hot Potato Topic” that favors electing a new representative for District 11, is Mr. Helgestad’s failure to oppose any fee increase for special events in the city of Waukesha – despite a public outpouring of… Continue reading

The Day the Music Died

The end to Waukesha’s Friday Night Live is in sight…

Is Waukesha Friday Night Live over?

Remember the classic 1971 song, “American Pie” by Don McLean. The song is a tribute to the February 3, 1959, plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, that claimed the lives of rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. The world lost a lot of great musicians and a lot of music that day.

Fast forward to the current day in the city of Waukesha, WI.

The words, “The day, the music…. died,” resonate as I foresee the bleak future for downtown Waukesha if city officials get their way. Every resident and downtown… Continue reading

2015 Year in Review

By Brian Huber, Freeman Staff (12-30-2015 Waukesha Freeman)

Paul FarrowWAUKESHA — It’s time to recap as 2015 moves into clearer focus in our collective rear-view mirror.

Local personnel changes and crimes dominated the headlines throughout the year, as can be said for many years. The roots of some stories were planted in years past, like Waukesha’s plan to divert water from Lake Michigan, which the state advanced to other states for their review, or the Slender Man case from 2014, which remains unresolved.

But there were plenty of new stories to fill calendars for this year and into the next, be they in Brookfield with The Corners plan, or rebounding home… Continue reading

In Memory of the Edmund Fitzgerald – 40 Years Later

Edmund Fitzgerald

image courtesy of Sam Perkins-Harbin @ www.3dfitz.com

I was a mere 10yrs old when the Edmond Fitzgerald met its fate and sunk on November 10, 1975 at approximately 7:10 p.m. about 17 miles north-northwest of Whitefish Point, Michigan, at position 47 0’N by 85 7’W in Canadian waters.

I can’t say I remember the tragedy that occurred during my childhood, but today the fate of the 29 crewmen who lost their lives hold a place in my heart. Growing up I recall the popular ballad, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Gordon Lightfoot, as many of us do. Today, in honor of the 29 men, and in memory of… Continue reading

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