Did Catherine Huelsman bully her way into taking over WDBA event that set 2013 Guinness World Record?
Today’s Waukesha Freeman has a story about how the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) simply “took over” the annual Waukesha Christmas Tree lighting event that originated and was operated by the Waukesha Downtown Business Association (WDBA) since 1999.
Catherine Huelsman, President, Board of Directors CWCC sent a 09-04-2014 memo (See Below) to WDBA members indicating that her organization will be running the tree lighting – not the WDBA!
In part the memo (attached below) states:
“Working with the property owner and City Hall, the City of Waukesha Chamber (CWCC) will be hosting the 2014 Christmas Tree Lighting on… Continue reading
Waukesha photojournalist threatened, smacked and mugged while filming events in Ferguson, MO.
When 18 year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, MO on August 9th, 24 year old photojournalist Abe Van Dyke was safely in his Waukesha residence recording football games; listening closely to the background chatter of his police scanner. At the time Abe had no idea that one week later he would be putting his life and safety at risk deep in the trenches of protesters, tear gas, rioting, and gunfire in the streets of Ferguson.
The Calling for Truth
As news of the Michael Brown killing and subsequent protests spread across the country, it was obvious that the situation… Continue reading
Waukesha Night Out is a free, annual event that is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; Promote safety knowledge
- Generate support and participation in local anti-crime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m
Location: Frame Park – Rotary Building Grounds – 1150 Baxter St, Waukesha, WI.
There will be FREE food; inflatable jump house and slide, child carnival games, activities, and prizes for children; safety/drug information and demonstrations for people of all ages.
Some of the demonstrations and tables include:
The Waukesha Police Department will display a Squad Car,… Continue reading
WAUKESHA – This Sunday, August 10, 2014 is the 33rd annual Waukesha Old Car Club Car Show at Frame Park.
The show runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with awards being presented.
In addition to the old cars, trucks and motorcycles, there will also be food (brats, hot dogs, and hamburgers) and refreshments (beer and soda) sold during the event. At 12:00 p.m. live music will be performed.
Bring your family and friends to this great annual event held in majestic Frame Park. When you’re done looking at the cars, take a scenic walk through the beautiful flower gardens, or let the kids blow off some energy in the large playground right next to the car show.
El Rey… Continue reading
The 2014 Waukesha BluesFest, presented by the Waukesha Rotary Club, will be coming to Naga-Waukee Park Friday and Saturday.
Gates open at 12:30 p.m. both days, with music beginning at 1 p.m. Friday night features headliner Canned Heat, whose 1968 hit “On The Road Again” and 1970 hit “Let’s Work Together” became known worldwide. Selwyn Birchwood and Extra Crispy Brass Band, among others, will play Friday as well.
Jim Suhler and Monkey Beat and Trampled Under Foot are among Saturday night’s performers. The festival will close with the blues of West Coast native Curtis Salgado, who toured with Roomful Of Blues during the 1980s and opened for blues-rock singer-songwriter (and Wisconsin native) Steve Miller during the 1990s.
A large art… Continue reading