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Our Brown Deer Magazine Summer 2016

Our Brown Deer Magazine Summer 2016

Keywords: Brown Deer,character education,Village of Brown Deer,School District of Brown Deer,Brown Deer Schools



SUMMER 2016 IN THIS ISSUE French Faire Preparing for
PARK AND Arrives in 2016 Election
Middle/High School Brown Deer Season
RECREATION Recognized as
DEPARTMENT School of Character


Table of Contents

4 Middle/High School 17 Brown Deer Police Receive

Recognized as School WILEAG Accreditation

of Character 18 Summer Programming at

5 Farewell to Emily Koczela Brown Deer Library

and Welcome to Jeff Pruefer 20 2016 Summer Construction

6 Celebrating Coach Appleby’s Projects Begin

100th Win! 21 North Shore Health

6 Crossing Guard Recognition Department Clinics
7 School House Rocks in
22 Welcome to New Pastiche
Brown Deer
9 Donate for Brown Deer
24 Contact Information for
Village and School Boards
10 School District Highlights
12 Message from the Village 24 Brown Deer Special

President Summer Events

13 Brown Deer Police Promote 25 Summer Park and  

Safe Driving Practices Recreation Department

13 April is Alcohol-Awareness Programming

Month 32 Village Map
33 Registration Form for Park
14 Village Volunteer Going
and Recreation Summer
Strong at 90!
15 Brown Deer Celebrates Arbor
34 Happenings Photo Gallery
Day on Sat., May 7 35 Senior Center Programs
36 Community Calendar
16 Elections 2016

On the Cover: Brown Deer Middle/High School was recently designated as a
School of Character by, a national advocate and leader for the
character education movement. Read more on page 4. Photo by John O’Hara

The deadline for advertising in the August issue of Our Brown Deer
magazine is July on a space-available basis. For advertising
information, call (414) 371-3000.

The cost of publishing the Our Brown Deer
Magazine is very reasonable, thanks to the
advertising support of local businesses.
No additional tax dollars are used to pay
for this publication.



SuMMER 2016

Our Brown Deer is a community magazine providing
useful information about the Village of Brown Deer with
news and feature stories about the people, businesses,
places and events that make our community a special place
to live, work and do business. The magazine is jointly
published three times per year by the Village of Brown Deer
and the Brown Deer School District. The magazine also
receives support from local advertisers.

Our Brown Deer welcomes story ideas, content
suggestions and advertising inquiries, but reserves the
right to reject or edit content to assure compatibility
with our editorial mission, advertisement criteria and
other publication standards. Please email all inquiries
and suggestions to

Our Brown Deer is guided by a professional
advisory committee comprised of representatives
from the Village, School District and Brown Deer
residents. Current members are Steve Ehlers, Chad Hoier,
Erin Hirn, Dr. Deb Kerr, Christie Odenwald and Jean Wells.

Contributing writers: Chad Hoier, Erin Hirn, Dr. Deb Kerr,
Christie Odenwald, Penny Potter and Barb Caprile.

Photographer: John O’Hara

Production: Caprile Marketing/Design

Brown Deer Village Board

Brown Deer Village Manager
Michael Hall •

Brown Deer School Superintendent 
Dr. Deb Kerr •

For up-to-date information on Village of Brown Deer
news, events and services, please visit:



• Village Board meetings are held on the first and third

Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Earl
McGovern Board Room at Village Hall. Meeting
agendas and minutes are posted on the Village website
or can be reviewed at Village Hall.
• School Board meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday
of the month at 6 p.m. in the Administrative Services
Center, 8200 N. 60th St. Board meetings are now
paperless and all information is available by clicking
the “BoardBook” link on the District website.


Photo by John O’Hara

Brown Deer Middle/
High School Recognized
as a State School of

T his February,, a national advocate and legacy program as it continues to help our students and staff
leader in the movement to educate, inspire and soar to success. Through The Brown Deer Way, students and
empower young people to be ethical and engaged staff are spreading its character principles throughout our
citizens, designated 68 schools and four districts as schools as well as the community. Brown Deer businesses
2016 State Schools of Character. We are pleased and proud and community organizations have also adopted its principles.
to report that our very own Brown Deer Middle/High School From Walmart to Larry’s Market, The Brown Deer Way
was among this prestigious group. touchstone has become a fixture within our community.

Each year, and its state affiliates select Please thank the dedicated teachers and students who
schools that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character design the weekly lessons and plan the service projects that
development that has a true positive impact on academic make a difference in our community. Through their committed
achievement, student behavior and school climate. As part work, they have raised thousands of dollars for local charities
of Brown Deer’s designation as a State School of Character, and needy agencies. We are thrilled to acknowledge our
the school will be in the running for recognition as a National schools as ones of character in the state!
School of Character, to be announced in mid-May of 2016.
According to, there are 11 principles of
effective character education that need to be met by schools • We take responsibility for our education and our actions.
of character. These principles include a meaningful and • We show respect for ourselves, peers, school and
challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners,
develops their character and helps them succeed. A school community through our words and actions.
of character also needs to foster students’ self-motivation • We are a community that accepts honors and
and create a caring community that engages families and
community members as partners in the character education celebrates individual differences.
initiative. • We are honest in all we do.
• We establish trust and confidence in each other
Teaching the skills of how to be a great person is just as
important as being a great student learner. The Brown Deer through positive relationship building.
Way is at the core of the School District’s curriculum and
character education. This important initiative will become a This is who we are at Brown Deer High School, even if
no one is watching.



Bay View

Photo by Dan Knodl Featuring a seasonally changing menu of
traditional French Bistro dishes prepared with
Fond Farewell to Emily locally sourced ingredients. Delight your taste buds!
Jeff Pruefer
The School District of Brown Deer has said goodbye to Call for reservations: (414) 354-1995
Emily Koczela as the director of finance. During her time
with the District, Koczela helped to shore up the District’s Mon.-Thur. 5-9 p.m. • Fri.-Sat. 5-10 p.m. • Closed Sunday
financial future and facilitate an avenue for much-needed ALSO OPEN IN BAY VIEW
building renovation, the Dean demolition and new construction.
Her passion for gardening can be seen throughout the 3001 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. • (414) 482-1446
District’s 63 acre campus and more than 150 species of
trees, shrubs and plants.

According to State Representative Dan Knodl, who
attended the party, “Emily has done great things for Brown
Deer and we wish her all the best. Senator Darling’s and my
office had the pleasure of working closely with her and
Superintendent Kerr on the vocational education licensing
bill (AB 581/SB 449). Emily has been a key part of the
leadership team for the District as they worked hard to
improve educational outcomes and adjust to the new
challenges of a changing student body.”

As we say goodbye to Emily, we welcome Jeff Pruefer
to the District as the new director of finance. With an official
start date of March 1, Jeff is well on his way in making the
transition to Brown Deer from the School District of Baraboo.

Jeff is no stranger to education, having been a former
accounting/business teacher and business manager for
other districts throughout Wisconsin. He brings both
classroom and administrative experience to the District.
Having grown up in Waukesha, Pruefer and his family are
glad to be back in southeastern Wisconsin.

Photo above (from left to right): Superintendent Deb Kerr, Mrs. Koczela
(Emily’s mother-in-law), Senator Alberta Darling, Emily Koczela, State
Representative Dan Knodl and Brown Deer resident Barb Bechtel.


Coach Appleby (holding his award), is joined by Athletic Director
Mike Novak, Superintendent Deb Kerr and Neil Pearson, vice
president of the Brown Deer Athletic Booster Club.

Photos by John O’Hara

Celebrating Coach Appleby’s 100th Win!

On Friday, February 19, the School District celebrated a solid foundation for future successes. The team earned
Coach Appleby’s 100th win as the head coach of back-to-back Division 3 boys basketball state champion
the Brown Deer Boys Varsity Basketball team. titles in 2014 and 2015. The team has also earned the title of
Kelly Appleby coached his 100th win on Tuesday, Woodland Conference champions for four consecutive years.
February 16 against Homestead High School.
Congratulations to Coach Appleby and the boys
Coach Appleby debuted as the varsity coach in 2011. He basketball team!
quickly developed a solid program of skilled players creating

Crossing Guard

The School District of Brown Deer would like
to recognize the dedicated men and women
who withstand cold and inclement weather to
ensure the safety of our students and staff. We
acknowledge and thank our District crossing
guards: Alex Hortman, Genie Eaton and Lynda
Brown, along with substitute crossing guards
Philip Roloff, Daisy Brooks and Melissa Jenkins.

Next time you see one of them, please be
sure to thank them for all they do!

School District crossing guards Phillip Roloff, Genie Eaton and Alex Hortman.
Not pictured are Lynda Brown, Daisy Brooks and Melissa Jenkins.


Photos by John O’Hara Milwaukee North Shore Rotary

School House Rock Live in Serve. Lead. Advocate.
Brown Deer!
“Service Above Self” Awards
Brown Deer was treated to a memorable musical performance
in February when “School House Rock Live” exploded on for North Shore Rotary Districts
the stage at the School District’s Multicultural Arts Center.
Thirty students from the Middle/High School and Elementary Monday, April 25, 2016 • 12 noon
Schools took part in this show that tells the story of Tom, Four Points Sheraton • Brown Deer
a nervous school teacher about to start his first day of You are invited to attend this annual
teaching. Throughout his school day, Tom gets overrun luncheon/awards ceremony when the North Shore
with products of his subconscious. Rotary acknowledges future leaders for their
commitment to our communities.
Directed by Mike Chapel, the production included an
abundance of memorable songs that were heard throughout Join Rotary and learn how you can
the halls of school, outside of rehearsal and the live show. advocate for your community!

“I heard the cast singing these songs outside of Luncheon meetings every Monday at 12 noon
rehearsal, which is always a good thing,” says Chapel. Four Points Sheraton • Brown Deer
“The songs are especially catchy, which is good not only
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Donate for Brown Deer College Scholarships

April 2016
Dear Brown Deer Resident:
For the 40th year, the Brown Deer Scholarship Fund is making a
community-wide appeal for donations to be used for college
scholarships for graduating seniors of the Class of 2016. Scholarships
are awarded to well-rounded students who have achieved a high level
of academic standing and have participated in extracurricular activities
along with community involvement. The Scholarship Fund is now
administered by the Education Foundation of Brown Deer.

Since 1977, you and your neighbors have helped fund more than $932,000 in college scholarships to
1,162 Brown Deer High School graduates. These well-deserving students used their scholarships to attend
accredited universities and technical colleges. Your support has made this possible!

We thank you for your past support, and we ask for your continued support in 2016. Any gift, large or
small, is appreciated. The 2016 student recipients will be announced at the Brown Deer High School Awards
Ceremony in June.
With Falcon Pride,
Barb Fleming-President, Education Foundation of Brown Deer

The Education Foundation of Brown Deer, Inc. – the administrator of the Brown Deer Scholarship Fund – is a
501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Your contributions to the Education Foundation of Brown Deer are tax-deductible.


Enclosed is my check payable to Education Foundation of Brown Deer for:
H $100 H $75 H $50 H $25 H $10 H Other ____ (Please indicate “scholarships” on the memo line)
My Employer _______________________________________________________________ will match this gift.
H Matching gift form enclosed H Company form completed online
Name (s) ______________________________________________________________________________________
Address _________________________________________ City_____________________State/Zip____________
Phone ___________________________________________ email ________________________________________

Please place your contribution in an envelope and drop off or mail to:
Brown Deer Scholarship Fund • c/o Tri City National Bank • 4295 W. Bradley Rd. • Brown Deer, WI 53209

* To donate online, please visit and go to the “Donate” section of the website. Look for the donation button
labeled “Brown Deer Scholarship Fund.”


School District Highlights

School Board Elections ensure that all student information is students participating in business
correct, to verify residency, pay school education classes. DECA focuses on
Congratulations to Amy Machgan and fees or make arrangements for a the Principles of Marketing, Fundamentals
Rachel C. Henderson who were voted in payment plan, set up a lunch account, of Sales, Sports and Entertainment
as new School Board members during to verify transportation arrangements, Marketing, and Hospitality and Tourism
the April 5 election. We look forward to pick up class schedules and have Marketing classes. A key objective is
working with them. The other two school photos taken (and IDs made). developing professional skills that can
candidates were Rahsaan Dunn and be used in the real world.
Thomas Kelly IV. 2016 Summer School
At the competition, Gloria Ramos
Thanks to former School Board members This year’s summer school sessions took third place in the Hotel and Lodging
Lisa Zielinski and Leslie Galloway Management Series and qualitied for
Sherard for their service to our school will be held from June 20 through the State competition in March in Lake
community. They both have volunteered Geneva. And Luke Richmond
countless hours to assist with referendum July 21, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon, Monday received a medal for the Economics Test.
work, QZAB projects and other events. through Friday. The primary focus will
We wish them the best in their future be on math and reading remediation Plus, the following students received
plans and hope to continue to see them and credit recovery. It is anticipated medals for being in the top 20 percent
on campus. that offerings may be available for in their series events.
enrichment as well. • Evan Bord • Anthony Brown
Forms and Fees Day • Rayna Brown • Angelina Correa-Biddle
If you have any questions regarding • Kevin Kamppinen • Gloria Ramos
For the 2016-17 school year the District summer school, please contact your • Luke Richmond • Zahria Tucker
will be offering greater options to child’s school. The School District of • Virginia Tuncel • Megan Yang
parents in an effort to speed up the Brown Deer is working with the Brown
registration process. Beginning July 1, Deer Recreation Department to provide In addition, we recognize these
the District will begin residency verification a comprehensive program for students, students for their efforts:
at the District office, 8200 N. 60th St., including both enrichment and • Ruairig Burmeister
on Tuesdays and Thursdays during remediation. • Lindsey Greenman
regular office hours (7:30 a.m.-4 p.m). • Teylor Harris
School District Hosts • Isaiah Reynolds
Residency must be verified prior to WSMA Solo and Ensemble • Craig Schimenz
any fall sports participation beginning in Music Festival
August. A current copy of your lease or Keep in Touch
mortgage statement and a utility bill (for The School District of Brown Deer once
additional acceptable documents, visit again hosted the Wisconsin School Keep up-to-date with our quality
the School District website at brown- Music Association (WSMA) Solo and schools and their success stories, from July or August Ensemble Music Festival on March 19. special events and more with the
of 2016 will be required. Students from many area schools, following options:
Illinois schools and home-schooled • Visit the School District website
Families that pre-verify will be able to students participated in the festival. at
bypass the residency station at Forms • “Like” us on facebook at
and Fees Days. The same residency The festival allows students to
information will be required whether you prepare for and perform a musical • “Follow” us on Twitter at
pre-verify or verify residency on one of selection for judges who provide a
the Forms and Fees Days. rating along with constructive criticism so • Sign up for the District’s
students are able to enhance their skills. e-newsletter, the Falcon Focus, by
Forms and Fees Days for all clicking on the link on the School Dis-
students will take place at the Brown Brown Deer DECA Chapter trict website.
Deer Middle/High School on the Competes at Kettle • If you are a parent, please be certain
following dates: Moraine High School that your email address is current.
Log onto your Skyward Family Access/
Wednesday, August 3: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Brown Deer DECA students traveled to CONNECTS account to make sure.
Kettle Moraine High School in January
Thursday, August 4: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. to compete with almost 1,000 other
students from 28 school districts in
Monday, August 8: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. southeastern Wisconsin.

All students are required to register DECA is an extracurricular program
at one of the dates listed above to open to all Brown Deer High School

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Photo by John O’Hara


A Salute to the Brown Deer

Park and Recreation Department Village President Carl Krueger

O ne of my earliest recollections when we moved into the to utilize our public recreational facilities and to participate in
Village was the many activities that are provided for meaningful recreational and educational opportunities.” With a
adults, children and families. The very first event my full calendar of events, the Department staff is doing some
family attended was the bicentennial July 4th pretty heavy lifting because these opportunities don’t just

celebration (1976). We quickly were hooked on Brown Deer! happen. It takes a team effort to plan, organize and make

Well-deserved credit for scheduling and planning the it all work smoothly, safely and enjoyably. As a member of the

amazing variety of Brown Deer events goes to our excellent 4th of July committee, I have seen first-hand their extraordinary

Park and Recreation Department. I recently sat down with dedication and commitment of time and energy.

Director Chad Hoier and Supervisor Mark Thompson to talk Whether it’s playing cards or baseball, swimming indoors

about some of the services this valuable Department provides, or outside, or just partying in a nearby park, Brown Deer offers

such as: a multitude of options for fun, education and recreational

• Offering educational and recreational programs for all ages. enjoyment right here in our own community. We thank and

• Managing the programs and luncheons offered by the salute our valuable Park and Recreation Department for

Senior Citizens Club. making it all possible. But there can be no greater tribute to

• Renting the Lois and Tom Dolan Community Room for the Department than to see the success of their efforts. So

special events. whether you are young or old, please check out the programs

• Managing Pond activities during the summer. offered by the Park and Recreation Department, listed in each

• Booking special events/rentals in our beautiful parks. Our Brown Deer magazine, and sign up for a class/workshop.

• Helping with an assortment of Village events, including Not to add to their load, but here’s another idea for them.

the Deer Run, Eat & Greet on the Street, the Vibes concert With last year’s addition of a canoe and kayak launch at

series, 4th of July activities, and Night Out for Justice. Badger Meter Park, how about a “paddle day event?” What do

Can you believe that in 2015 we had more than 2,500 you think? Give me a call at (414) 354-8755 or email

participants in our programs?

The mission statement of the Park and Recreation See you this summer!

Department states: “We will provide residents the opportunity

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Really? A Ticket?

Brown Deer Police Promote Safe Driving Practices

We are the last ones you want safety of others sharing the road with them:
to see in your rear-view mirror 1. Being inattentive
when you’re speeding down the 2. Following too closely
highway. Why aren’t we out 3. Traveling at improper speeds
looking for murderers instead of 4. Ignoring traffic signs and signals
nailing drivers for minor traffic infractions? 5. Backing up unsafely
Well, there is a direct correlation between the number of
citations issued by the Brown Deer Police Department and the The Brown Deer Police Department will be addressing
number of fatal crashes. National statistics show that when these issues and promoting safe driving practices by conducting
the number of tickets increase, the number of fatal accidents High Visibility Traffic Enforcement (HVTE) in those areas
decrease the following month. Apparently, people drive more identified as higher risk. Through this focused traffic enforcement,
cautiously following a traffic citation. we hope to bring awareness to high-risk driving mistakes.
How does this relate to Brown Deer? We have looked at Our overall goal is to bring compliance with traffic laws and
crashes in our community and have identified areas where a reduction in vehicle crashes.
crashes have been more prevalent. Most of these crashes
are unintended, unexpected and could have been prevented You can even get information on when these HVTE
by a small difference in driver behavior. assignments are occurring by following us on Twitter at
We want to address five common “high-risk” driving @BrownDeerWIPD. But don’t be fooled, officers are out
mistakes drivers can avoid to ensure their safety and the looking for traffic violations at all times of day.

Take charge of your driving behavior. Reduce your

crash risk. Avoid high-risk driving mistakes!

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism suffered with addiction yourself, had a loved one hurt by a drunk
(NIAAA), alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death in driver or helped someone through the recovery process. Help
the United States and kills 88,000 people annually. Some of the yourself by keeping track of how much alcohol you consume, not
problems associated with alcohol include alcohol dependency, drinking when upset, avoiding places where a lot of drinking occurs
binge drinking and underage drinking. Binge drinking, particularly in and never driving while under the influence.
Wisconsin, is among the highest in the United States and a serious
public health concern. Based on the North Shore Community Health Help educate others by talking to your kids about alcohol, talking
Survey, 24% of residents identified as binge drinkers in 2015. about the effects of alcohol during pregnancy and encouraging
those who have a problem to get help. For more information, visit
One of the risk factors associated with excessive alcohol use is
chronic disease. The Community Health Improvement Plan for the, and
North Shore addresses chronic disease as a health priority and
establishes a goal to decrease alcohol consumption. The effects of Brown Deer Chosen As Finalist for
alcohol have been linked to physical health complications such as All-America City Award!
liver disease and cardiovascular problems, psychological and social
problems and underage drinking. Our Village is pleased and proud to receive another accolade
acknowledging Brown Deer’s high quality of life as it engages
According to a 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, residents in innovative efforts to tackle critical challenges. In
23% of individuals between 12 and 20 reported they consume March, Brown Deer was one of only 20 city finalists chosen in
alcohol. Underage drinking can cause social, physical and legal the U.S. by the National Civic League to receive an honor for
problems such as memory problems, motor-vehicle crashes and developing innovative solutions to ensure all children are healthy
poor academic performance. and supported to succeed in school and in life. Congratulations
to our outstanding School District as well as Village government
The NIAAA encourages everyone to help prevent the misuse of for submitting the application that was recognized as a winner.
alcohol and participate in Alcohol Awareness Month. Many people The final 10 winners will be announced in June.
have felt the impacts of alcohol in some form. You may have

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Brown Deer Volunteer
Going Strong at 90!

Barbara Bechtel just can’t sit still. Good for her – and Council. In 2012, she
even better for Brown Deer! Barbara is always on the was also appointed
go because she is one of our community’s most active by the Governor to
volunteers. the Board on Aging
Barbara has been a Brown Deer resident since 1948. and Long-Term Care
“I married a farmer and you can’t raise cows in the city,” she where she speaks
jokes. For more than 60 years, her love of the community has before the Wisconsin Senate to advocate for the needs of seniors.
shown through as a public health nurse – and after her retirement
as a volunteer with nearly 50,000 volunteer hours to her credit, One of Barbara’s favorite volunteer activities is serving
particularly directed to the needs of older people. meals at the Brown Deer senior dining site in the Lois and Tom
Dolan Community Center. Her cheerful and outgoing personality
Last December was quite a month for Barbara. She adds a warm and welcoming touch to gatherings.
celebrated her 90th birthday, and was chosen by the
National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities Barbara’s honors include Brown Deer Citizen of the Year,
to represent Wisconsin in their anniversary booklet honoring Milwaukee County Public Health Nurse of the Year, the
50+ Fabulous Older People. The Washington organization Wisconsin Public Health Basic Prevention Award and recognition
assists state systems that deliver home and community in the Milwaukee County Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.
services and support for older adults and people with disabilities
and their caregivers. Besides all this, she is a mother, grandmother and great
grandmother – and loves to travel. Her most recent trip was
“I was surprised and a bit embarrassed because many a Danube River cruise and her favorite summer destination is
people do as much or more than I do,” Barbara says modestly. Door County.
That’s arguable because her volunteer record is hard to top,
including serving as a volunteer for the Brown Deer Historical “I guess I’ll never have time to be a TV addict,” she laughs.
Society, The North Shore Board of Health, Horizon Home Care Although she confesses to one guilty pleasure, “I’m hooked on
and Hospice, the Brown Deer Woman’s Club and Brown Deer NCISI and never miss an episode.”
Senior Citizen’s Club.
The best news is that Barbara has no plans for stopping.
She was appointed to the Milwaukee County Commission “I want to keep going as long as I can be productive and make
on Aging, serving as Chair from 2006-2012. She remains an a difference. When you slow down and lose your wheels and
active participant on the Commission’s Advocacy Committee, can’t get going, you’re stuck,” she laughs.
Nutrition Council, Advisory Council and Intergenerational
The entire community thanks you for your service,
Barbara. You’re not only a fabulous older person. You’re just
plain fabulous!

Presented by the

Join your friends and neighbors for the 12th annual Deer Run
on Saturday, April 30 starting inVillage Park at 9 a.m.
(Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.)

This annual fundraiser raises money that is reinvested back into the
community! Pre-registration is $22 . Race day registration is $30.
Register online at

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414.355.9300 Call us today to schedule a
complimentary lunch and
Celebrate Arbor tour to find out more about
Day on May 7 AlexianVillage’s exceptional
retirement community:
Mark your calendars for Sat., May 7 from • Independent Apartments
9 a.m. to 12 noon for Arbor Day! This • Assisted Living
popular spring event will be held in the • Adult Day Services
newly constructed Badger Meter River • Rehabilitation
Park which is located in the southeast • Club Alexian
corner of W. Brown Deer Rd. and N.
Kildeer Ct. In addition, Brown Deer will be Your New Home Is Waiting for You at Alexian Village!
celebrating International Migratory Bird
Day as the Village is a Bird City as well as 9301 N. 76th St. • Milwaukee, WI 53223 • 414.355.9300
a Tree City!

A tree-planting ceremony will start
promptly at 9 a.m. followed by a Village-
wide clean-up event. This is a great
volunteer opportunity for students, scouts,
residents and area businesses as part of
Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful. Bags
for trash and gloves will be provided for the
clean-up efforts. Wear work clothes and
water-resistant shoes. You may register in
advance by contacting Erika at the DPW
at (414) 371-3020.

On the same day, the Village is hosting
an electronic, textile and appliance
recycling event in the DPW yard (immediately
south of the Fire Station located at 8717 N.
43rd St.) from 10 a.m.-12 noon. A small fee
is required for computer screens and TVs
less than 32 inches in size. Donations will
also be gladly accepted to help support
Brown Deer’s Beautification Committee.

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Elections 2016

AUGUST 9, 2016: PARTISAN PRIMARY ELECTION There is a need for more poll workers (also known as elec-
tion inspectors). Election inspectors are required to work the
NOVEMBER 8, 2016: GENERAL ELECTION (PRESIDENTIAL) entire election day from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m.,
when all the paperwork is completed at the polling place.
ELECTION REQUIREMENTS Rate of pay is $110 for the day and training is required prior to
Effective with the Spring 2016 Primary Election, on election each election. The Village is seeking residents that must have
day you must provide a photo I.D., state your full name and good hearing, can sit for long periods of time, are fast/efficient
address out loud when requesting a ballot, and sign the poll in finding names and numbers in the poll books, have good
book. or a ballot will not be issued. penmanship if registering voters, and follow directions.

The polls will be open at all three polling locations from If you have any questions regarding registration and/or
7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for each election. Polling places are Trinity absentee voting, please contact the Village Clerk, Jill Kenda-
Church, 9450 N. 60th St.; Brown Deer Library, 5600 W. Lubetski (414) 371-3050 or the Deputy Clerk, Cyndee
Bradley Rd.; and The Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center, Farnham at (414) 371-3041, Monday through Friday,
4355 W. Bradley Rd. Please contact the Clerk’s Office or visit 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
the Village website ( to determine your voting
location (you can also review the map on page 32). Are You Registered to Vote?
• Are you new to the Village of Brown Deer?
ABSENTEE VOTING • Have you changed your name since you last voted?
To vote absentee, you must be a registered voter in the Village • Have you changed your address within the Village?
of Brown Deer. If you wish to receive your ballot by mail,
please complete an Application for Absentee Ballot (Form If so, you must register to be able to vote at the next election.
GAB-121) and submit it to the Clerk’s Office. Please be sure to Complete the Voter Registration Application (Form GAB-131)
include a copy of your photo I.D. If you elect to vote absentee at Village Hall, Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., or print the
in-person at the Clerk’s office, you will be asked to show your form from the Village website at
photo I.D. and state your full name and address out loud. You can also register online using My Vote WI:
For college students who intend to vote in Brown Deer, please
remember to register and request your absentee ballot before In addition to the form, you are required to provide proof of
you leave for school. And be sure to include a copy of your residence, such as a copy of your driver’s license, state ID,
photo I.D. Your other option is to register and vote in your utility bill, real estate tax bill, residential lease, bank statement,
college town. or paycheck. These items must include your name and the
address at which you wish to register.

Don’t Delay – Get Your Photo ID Now If You Plan to Vote

Voter identification is required for Wisconsin’s upcoming (DMV) office. To be issued a state ID, bring original (not
elections: photocopied), documents to the DMV office that prove:
• Name and date of birth
Tuesday, August 9: Partisan (not presidential primary) • Citizenship or legal status
• Residence
Tuesday, November 8: General Election • Identity
The website explains ID requirements and
exceptions. You can call toll-free 866-868-3947 (866-VOTE- Some documents, such as a passport or certified birth
WIS) or contact your municipal clerk to ask specific questions certificate, may satisfy more than one requirement with a
about voting requirements. Photo IDs are required on election certified birth certificate, social security card, and utility or
day. Acceptable forms of identification include: phone bill. The State has procedures to assist in obtaining
Wisconsin ID or driver’s license • Passport a birth certificate for persons who do not possess one, but
Tribal ID card • Military photo ID card the process may take weeks or more to complete.

If you do not have an acceptable form of ID, you may get a If you don’t have your ID yet, it’s never too early to start.
free Wisconsin ID by going to a Department of Motor Vehicles Election day will arrive before you know it!

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Brown Deer Police
Department Receives
WILEAG Accreditation

During the recent 2016 Wisconsin Police Leadership Foundation
Mid-Winter Training Conference, the Brown Deer Police Department
and its accreditation managers were recognized as being WILEAG
Accredited by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation
Group (WILEAG). WILEAG is a group that promotes excellence in
law enforcement through departments participating in a voluntary
law enforcement agency accreditation program. Accredited
agencies demonstrate compliance with applicable standards
covering all aspects of law enforcement administration and

The Brown Deer Police Department was first accredited in
2009 with two subsequent successful reaccreditation on-site
assessments, the most recent in 2015. Brown Deer is one of 26
agencies in the State of Wisconsin that has achieved accreditation
in this voluntary program that requires compliance with all 226
applicable standards, meeting the requirements set forth by the
Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG).

Although all members of the police department are involved in
this process, Lieutenant Lisa Kumbier and Sergeant Amy Koeppel
were assigned as the department’s WILEAG accreditation
managers. They were instrumental in preparing all the documentation
and arranging all the interactions between assessors and officers.

The final report of the most recent WILEAG assessment stated:
“The On-Site could not have gone as smoothly as it did without
the level of cooperation the assessors received from the staff of
the Brown Deer Police Department. Lieutenant Kumbier and
Sergeant Koeppel devoted a significant amount of their time to
answer questions, clarify compliance issues, modify written
directives, and provide any other assistance that was needed.
It was apparent that the entire Department was fully supportive of
the accreditation process.”

Congratulations to our highly dedicated Brown Deer Police
Department on their accreditation!

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Summer Programming at
the Brown Deer Library

The Brown Deer Library has exciting and interactive FREE programs for all ages – check out these
offerings and mark your calendars today. Please make a note of regular Library hours: Monday and
Wednesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 1-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

ADULT PROGRAMS envelopes and the glue. Please bring your YOUTH PROGRAMS
own scissors, ribbons and any decorative
A Book Is Best When Discussed embellishments to personalize your cards. Mommy & Me Tea Party

April 20 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Community Room Free Movies for Grown-Ups Wed., May 4 from 4-5 p.m.
The Library’s Book Club concludes the Free feature films for adults are shown in Come in your fanciest tea party attire, and
season in April with a discussion of “The the Library’s Community Room at 2 p.m. enjoy High Tea! There will be food, games,
Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel” by on the first Thursday of the month. These and activities! This event is FREE, but space
Gabrielle Zevin. When his most prized films are shown courtesy of a movie license is limited. Registration begins on Wed., April 18.
possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, paid for by The Friends of the Brown Deer Register at the Reference Desk or by
is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins Library. calling the Library at (414) 357-0106
isolating himself from his friends, family and
associates before receiving a mysterious April 7: Spare Parts CHILDREN’S SUMMER
package that compels him to remake his life. READING PROGRAM
May 5: Mr. Holmes
Copies of the book will be available to For children ages 18 months-12 years
those who have registered. Stop by the June 2: The Water Diviner
Reference Desk or call the Library at (414} June 1-Aug. 13
357-0106). The Book Club will take a break July 7: Ricki and the Flash Beginning June 1, register for the “On Your
over the summer and resume again in fall. Mark, Get Set… Read!” Summer Reading
Watch for fall’s titles in the next issue. Aug. 4: Bridge of Spies Program. At registration you will receive a
Future films will be listed in the next reading log to keep track of your summer
Coloring, Coffee and Conversation Our Brown Deer magazine. reading.

Fridays 10:30-12:30 a.m. ADULT SUMMER You can complete the program two ways:
Today’s hot new trend is adult coloring books. READING PROGRAM read any 25 books of your choice and record
Adults are invited to the Library to color one the titles – OR, read for a total of 300 minutes
Friday morning each month. We supply the Exercise Your Mind – READ! and record your timed reading. When you
coffee, the coloring pages and the colored have completed your reading, bring in your
pencils. You supply the conversation! No June 1-Sept. 8 reading log for a “congratulations bag” full of
need to register in advance. Come when you Participants may enter drawings for coupons for free stuff around Milwaukee
can and leave when you must. Dates are reading incentive gift cards by filling out County! You will also receive a raffle ticket for
May 6, June 10, July 15 and August 12. bookmarks for the books or E-books they the grand prize drawing. Reading logs may
read, or the unabridged audiobooks they be turned in starting June 20. Read more –
Spring Craft Night: Gift Card/Money Holders listen to. earn more entries!

Mon., April 18 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Gift card incentives are for area stores, TEEN SUMMER READING
Tired of spending a fortune on gift money attractions and restaurants in denominations PROGRAM
holders for birthdays, graduations, of $25 or $50. Drawings for the gift cards are
First Communions, Confirmations or held in mid-September and all winners are For teens 13-17 years old • June 1-Aug. 13
weddings? Learn how to make your own card notified. Participants are encouraged to hold “Get in the Game” this summer and sign up
and envelope with local artist Paula Reiter in on to their first 5 completed bookmarks and for the Summer Reading Program starting
the Library’s Community Room. Space is show them to the librarian at the Reference June 1. You will get a reading record to keep
limited – register in advance by calling the Desk before dropping them in the incentive track of the books you read. Complete the
Library at (414) 357-0106. We’ll provide boxes in order to receive a free BPA- and program by reading 360 minutes over the
the card stock, scrapbook paper for the lead-free water bottle and a coupon for a free summer. That’s only 6 hours! You can read
item at the Friends of the Library Used Book books, magazines, graphic novels, or listen to
Sale in August (limited to the first 100 readers
who show their 5 completed book marks).

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books on CD. They all count toward your Proceeds from the bake sale will help fund Cursed Child, Parts I & II. Guests will make a
minute total! our fall 2016 youth programs. wand, be sorted into Hogwarts houses and
complete Transfiguration where a sucker will
Return your reading record to the Library Miller & Mike be turned into a spider. Registration is
and receive a prize packet full of coupons for required, and will begin Fri., July 15.
free stuff around Milwaukee County – plus For the entire family
a raffle ticket for our grand prize drawing. Cupcake Wars!
Reading logs may be turned in starting June Tue., June 14 • 4-4:45 p.m. For teens 13-17 • Wed., Aug. 3 • 3-4 p.m.
20. Read more, earn more entries! Miller & Mike have worked all over U.S. and Choose a book and create a cupcake
beyond, entertaining audiences with the creation inspired or related to that book. One
You can also write a book review and turn Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, cupcake designer will be crowned the winner
it in for a chance to win a prize in a special Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Apple Vacation of Cupcake Wars. Then everyone will eat
drawing! Just share with us the author and Resorts, MTV, The Today Show, Extreme cupcakes.
title of a book you’ve read this summer by Makeover and the Travel Channel. Enjoy
August 13, with a few sentences describing circus skills, audience participation and good Children’s Free Movie Nights!
the book and what you thought of it. Every clean comedy. All movies begin at 5:30 p.m. on
review earns an entry into the drawing! Thursdays (except April 28)
2nd Annual Bad Art Contest Movie titles will be released in January, and
SUMMER PRE-SCHOOL more movie nights may be added later.
STORY TIMES For kids and teens • Wed., June 15 4-5 p.m. April 28: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Need to get out and express yourself, but (Movie starts at 5 p.m. due to a longer
Join us for stories and crafts! have no artistic ability? Come make BAD running time)
Summer story times for pre-school aged ART with us. We’ll supply the basics and a May 5: To be announced
children will run from June 13-August 10 few BAD ideas – no talent necessary. Your June 9: Kung Fu Panda 3
BAD ART will be on display in the Library for June 23: To be announced
Mondays 10:30-11:30 a.m. a week, and the worst/ weirdest/strangest July 14: To be announced
bad piece of art will win a prize! July 28: To be announced (This movie night
June 13-Aug. 8 will have a DIY Popcorn Bar)
Teen & Tween Trivia Night! Aug. 11: To be announced
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. For tweens and teens • Wed., July 6 • 4-5 p.m.
Take the ultimate trivia challenge! Each round Disney Movie Afternoons
June 15-Aug. 10 of questions will cover music, movies, Relax and enjoy a classic on the following
There will be no story times on July 4 or 6. books, pop culture and current happenings – Tuesdays:
Please register your child for storytime snacks and prizes included. May 3 • 4 p.m. “Ratatouille”
before attending. Crafts are ONLY available June 21 • 3:30 p.m. “Frozen”
for those who are pre-registered. Call the Performer: Duke Otherwise July 5 • 3:30 p.m. “The Princess and the Frog”
Reference Desk at (414) 357-0106. July 26 • 3:30 p.m. “Wreck-It Ralph”
For the entire family! Aug. 16 • 3:30 p.m.“Tangled”
KIDS AND TEENS Tue., July 12 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. LEGO Club! • Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.
Using his clever songs and unique Come in, hang out and build awesome stuff
Where’s our Gnome? showmanship, Duke Otherwise effortlessly out of LEGOs! LEGO Club is intended for
engages and inspired children of all ages. children who are old enough to play with
For kids 12 and under LEGOs. May 31, June 28, July 19 and Aug. 2
He’s back again this summer, and our DIY Bleach T-Shirts
gnome keeps roaming around – he’s hiding For kids and teens • Wed., July 20 • 3-4 p.m. Gaming Afternoons!
in the Library somewhere, each day in a new Bring your own shirt, tote bag or other fabric For teens and tweens from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
place! If you find him in the Library, bring him item of your choice and make a cool bleach on Wednesdays
to the reference desk for a prize. Be quick! design. Darker colors work best – this will Come and play on our Wii-U! Show off your
Once he’s found for the day, he won’t start not work on white shirts. And be sure to skills and brag to your friends.
roaming until the following day. wear old clothes! April 20, June 8, June 29, July 13, July 27
and August 17
SUMMER READING KICK-Off Harry Potter Party

For kids and teens For kids and teens

Wed., June 1 • 2-6 p.m. Fri., July 29 • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Join us for the kick-off to our Summer Read- Celebrate the birth of the Boy Who Lived
ing Programs! We will be outside with Harry Potter and author J.K. Rowling, as well
sidewalk chalk art, a bake sale, and all the as the release of the Harry Potter and the
materials you will need to sign up for our
fabulous summer reading program!

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2016 Village Construction Projects Begin

The Village of Brown Deer is committed to preserving the substantially completed by Labor Day (see rendering of the
integrity of our infrastructure and maintaining safe, quality finished project below).
road conditions. With the warmer weather here, our crews
are out making repairs and changes in several areas of the Park Plaza Court Reconstruction and
Village. Watch for signs and detour markings, and for your
safety and the safety of the workers, please drive with caution Stormwater Management Project
through the construction sites. The 2016 major construction As part of the former American TV site redevelopment, the
projects are as follows: Village is constructing median modifications and creating a
new stormwater management area within the newly acquired
W. Fairy Chasm Road Reconstruction Village parcel located in the southwest quadrant of the former
Due to the asphalt pavement deterioration W. Fairy Chasm American TV parking lot. The median modifications will better
Rd. will be pulverized and re-paved during the summer serve the redevelopment of the site which has since
months. As part of the project, the roadway travel lanes will transitioned into a light industrial and retail use.
be narrowed from 36 ft. to 24 ft. while holding the south edge
stationary. In addition there will be a new 6-ft to 8-ft grass The American TV building is now PAK Technologies and
terrace on the north side of the roadway with an 8-ft wide the parcel located in the southeast corner of the old parking
shared-use path for pedestrians and bikers. lot will be an Aldi. The stormwater facility will regionally
manage stormwater for the redevelopment along with an
The pedestrian and biker improvements follow the added benefit of treating stormwater from Park Plaza Court
recommendations made in the Village’s Comprehensive Plan which helps the Village meet its WDNR MS4 permit.
to provide better connectivity and walkability between parks
and other walking trails (i.e., Oak Leaf Trail). Within the limits of After the median modifications are complete, the roadway
Fairy Chasm Park the proposed terrace would be eliminated to will be re-paved from W. Brown Deer Rd. to the end of the
create an 8-ft. parking lane with new concrete curb and gutter cul-de-sac. The project is being funded through the TIF
to help delineate the parallel parking area. District No. 3. Work is expected to start in May with a
completion date in August (weather dependent).
CONDITIONS 2016 Water Main Relay
Annually the Water Utility replaces approximately 1% of the
PROPOSED existing water main infrastructure to improve customer
IMPROVEMENTS reliability and eliminate old pipes that are susceptible to
breaking. This year the Water Utility will be replacing old
6-inch, cast-iron water mains with new 8-inch, PVC pipes
on the following streets:
• N. 52nd St. (from W. Churchill Ln. to W. Dean Rd.)
• N. 54th St. (from W. Bradley Rd. to N. 53rd St./

W. Willow Rd.)
• W. Goodrich Ln. (from N. 54th St. to N. 51st St.) Work is
expected to start mid-April (weather dependent) and be
completed by mid-June (weather dependent). The contractor
for the work is Underground Pipeline Incorporated (UPI).

Lastly, Fairy Chasm Park’s parking lot will be repaved with 2016 Road Re-Paving Program
permeable asphalt in the center driving lane for improved Annually the Village contracts to re-pave deteriorated asphalt
stormwater management which will be funded through the roadways. As required by the Wisconsin Department of
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD). Transportation (WisDOT) the Village engineering department
Construction is expected to begin at the end of June and be rates the streets to determine which roadways are deficient
and in need of repair. The system used is called PASR
(Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating) which rates roads
1 through 10 (10 being a new road and 1 being failing) to
assess the surface conditions. The road rating along with
coordinated work among other department (i.e., stormwater,
water main, sanitary sewer) needs are evaluated to determine

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which streets are re-paved when. The Village has a 5-year OUTSTANDING OFFICES
capital plan that is adopted annually for roadway re-paving.
5600 W. Brown Deer Rd.
This year the roads scheduled for re-paving include: Join like-minded business
• N. 52nd Street (from W. Churchill Lane to W. Dean Rd.)
• N. 54th Street (from W. Bradley Rd. professionals at the
5600 Professional Center
to N. 53rd Street/W. Willow Rd.)
• W. Goodrich Ln. (from N. 54th St. to • Beautifully Maintained Building • 550 to 3,400 Sq. Ft. Suites
• Owner Onsite Management • Ample Parking • Great Rates
N. 51st St.) Finished and unfinished space • Office/medical suites
• N. 56th Street (from W. Donna Dr.. to
• W. Range Ave. (from N. 57th St. to
(414) 788-2742 • •
N. 56th St.)
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The roads listed above are subject to change as the engineering
department finalizes the plans and receives bids from
contractors. Work typically occurs from mid-July to Labor Day.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work
to make improvements that will better serve residents, drivers,
pedestrians, bikers – and the ecology.

North Shore Health
Department Clinics

The North Shore Health Department serves seven North
Shore communities, and clinics are held at the Brown Deer
Office (first floor of Village Hall), as well as in Glendale (North
Shore Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Rd.), and at the
Shorewood Office, 2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.) Visit for complete information or call
(414) 371-2980. Please make an appointment as noted.

Appointment required, please call (414) 371-2980
to make an appointment, fees vary.

Brown Deer Village Hall
Wed., Apr. 20 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. • Tues., May 10 • 10-11 a.m.
Wed., May 18 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. • Tue., June 14 • 10-11 a.m.
Wed., June 15 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. • Tue., July 12 • 10-11 a.m.
Wed., July 20 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. • Tue., Aug. 9 • 10-11 a.m.

North Shore Library • Tuesdays 4-4:30 p.m.
April 26, May 31, June 28 (no July 26)

ADULT HEALTH CLINIC (Cholesterol check)
Appointments required, please call (414) 371-2980 to
make an appointment, fee is $30.
Brown Deer Village Hall • wednesdays 8-10 a.m.
April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20

No appointments required, free.
North Shore Library • Tuesdays 3:30-4 p.m.
April 26, May 31, June 28, (no July 26)

French Faire Mike and Angela Engel, co-owners of
Comes to Pastiche in the Original Brown Deer Village.
Brown Deer

Welcome to New
Pastiche Restaurant
on River Lane

Photos by John O’Hara A little bit of France has of one of the finest restaurant owners in
come to Brown Deer. the area. I’m confident that my many
Pastiche, a charming loyal customers will receive the same
French bistro, is now open in the historic high-quality food and service. And I’m
Brown Deer building at 4313 W. River sure they’ll be pleased to see many of
Ln. (in the Original Brown Deer Village), our staff now working at Pastiche.”
formerly home to River Lane Inn. Mike
Engel and his wife Angela, co-owners of The Engels are excited about their
the new restaurant, also own Pastiche in new venture; with 125 seats it’s quite a
Bay View, which has been on the annual change from the intimate 10-table Bay
Top 30 list of restaurants since 2011. View location For Pastiche Brown Deer,
they’ve created an inviting ambience
The Engels had been looking for a with a sunny yellow palette and accents
North shore location and were delighted of blue and fuchsia, reminiscent of an
to get that opportunity when River Lane authentic French bistro. Their first
owner Jim Marks decided to retire at the commitment is to continue to offer the
end of 2015 and sell the business and excellent and imaginative food choices
the historic building. Mike Engel is no that have made Pastiche a critical and
stranger to the North Shore. He grew popular success. The menu features
up in Glendale, attended Nicolet High many traditional French cuisine items
School and was trained as a cook at from short ribs bourguignonne and osso
Milwaukee Country Club in River Hills. bucco to steak frites and cassoulet.
“I’ve always liked Brown Deer. It is really There is also a wide selection of unique
a community in the best sense of the seafood choices such as a crab cake
word. The people are great,” Engel says. with celery root remoulade and skate
wing in brown butter with haricots vert
The River Lane location was a perfect and dauphinoise potatoes. The Engels
fit. Since it was built in the 1890s, the place an emphasis on local ingredients
building has housed a hardware store, and many come from the three produce
a tavern and restaurants, including the gardens behind the building.
River Lane Inn, a favorite dining spot for
the past 35 years . Engel notes that some of the trends
seen in dining out today are moving a bit
“Those were great times and I have back to more traditional meals. “Our
lots of wonderful memories.” says customers come to relax, have fun, and
Marks. “I’m very proud of the restaurant take time to visit over a nice meal and
but I’m leaving the business in the hands

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enjoy a glass of wine or beer, which Caring for your family
seem to be getting the nod over for 5 generations
cocktails,” Engels explains.
Celebrating 48 years as
The Pastiche business philosophy Brown Deer’s only funeral home!
for success is working hard, using the
best ingredients and always trying to CONTACT US FOR FREE FUNERAL PLANNING
get better. “It’s our aim to make every We are dedicated to creating a personalized
dining experience the very best for and meaningful tribute to your loved one.
our patrons,” says Engel. That may
explain why Pastiche has gotten off FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
to a fast start. “We’ve had many
incredibly busy nights, even during 4900 W. Bradley Rd. • 414-354-5330
our start-up when we were getting out
the kinks. We’re truly grateful for our
customer support,” Engel offers. S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 • O U R B R O W N D E E R 23

Mike and Angela Engel say
welcome, bienvenue and invite you
to join them soon at Pastiche for a
delicious taste of France. Although the
restaurant is French, their language is
fabulous food!

Pastiche Bistro & Wine Bar

4313 W. River Lane Inn

(414) 354-1995 •

Brown Deer hours:

5-9 p.m. Monday to Thursday

5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Stay in Touch withVillage SAVE THESE DATES!
Government and School Summer Fun in Brown Deer
District Administration
The new summer season is almost here! Have you marked
Village of Brown Deer your calendars for all these special community events? Brown
Government Deer continues to offer a variety of fun, family-friendly events
to keep everyone busy all summer long. There’s always
Village President Carl Krueger something happening in Brown Deer!
(414) 354-8755 •
Village Trustees The 12th annual Deer Run is presented by the Brown Deer
Jamie Awe Foundation and is their biggest fundraiser. Join your friends
(262) 894-5347 • and neighbors for this 5K/10K/run/walk through Brown
Deer’s beautiful neighborhoods. Money raised is reinvested
Jeff Baker back into the community (see page 14 for more information).
(414) 355-7119 •
Terry Boschert
(414) 354-1150 • RECYCLING EVENT
From 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Brown Deer residents will join their
Bob Oates neighbors for a tree-planting ceremony and clean-up event.
(414) 357-7148 • In addition, bring your old electronics, textiles and appliances
to the DPW yard for recycling (see pg. 15).
Tim Schilz
(414) 355-4182 • • SAT., JUNE 4: EAT & GREET ON THE STREET
For the third consecutive year, Brown Deer will stage this
Gary Springman popular, family-friendly event featuring live music, food for
(414) 354-4062 • sale, kids’ activities and an artisan marketplace in the
Original Brown Deer Village (see pg. 6).
Village Manager Michael Hall
(414) 371-3050 • • SAT., JUNE 11: BROWN DEER POND OPENS
Get your bathing suit ready for this season at the Brown Deer
School District Administration Pond. Purchase your pond pass early and SAVE on family
and School Board memberships (see pg. 30).

A message may be sent to the entire School Board • WED., JUNE 15 COMMUNITY VIBES CONCERT
at Another year of free concerts unfolds on the lawn at
Village Park (right next to Village Hall) from 6-8:30 p.m.
Dr. Deb Kerr, District Administrator Kicking off the series is the new up-and-coming band,
(414) 371-6767 • Generation Z (see pg. 21).

School Board Officers • MON., JULY 4: 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
President Dr. Gary Williams This annual community celebration features a parade and
(414) 491-1473 • festivities at Village Park with music and more, plus fireworks
Treasurer Michael Bembenek at dusk. Food and beverages for purchase.
(414) 354-6581 •
(414) 365-3048 • Second concert in the series featuring the Eddie Butts
Band from 6-8:30 p.m. (see pg. 21).
School Board Members
(414) 371-6767 •
Dennis Griffin Featuring The Cheap Shots, this Vibes concert will be staged
(414) 354-7145 • in conjunction with the 6th annual Night Out for Justice featuring
community exhibits, children’s games, food for purchase and
Amy Machgan more (see pg. 21). This event is devoted to public safety and
(414) 371-6767 • family fun – including a visit by the Flight for Life helicopter!

Michelle Schofield • WED., AUGUST 17: COMMUNITY VIBES
(414) 698-7215 •
This last concert in the series features Kojo (see pg. 21).

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Call (414) 371-3075
for more


Registrations received by mail or drop box will be
processed in the order received.


Your payment must be included with the registration form.
Make checks payable to the Village of Brown Deer.


Purchase your membership May 2-June 10 and receive a $5 discount on all family memberships.
Please see page 30.


For more information, please see page 31.


Chad Hoier, Park and Recreation Director • Mark Thompson, Recreation Supervisor
Penny Potter, Administrative Assistant


Richard Goehre • Marie Lieber • Elissa Retkowski • Gary Springman
Brown Deer Park and Recreation Department

4800 W. Green Brook Dr., Brown Deer, WI 53223-2496 • (414) 371-3075 •

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Village of Brown Deer
Park and Recreation Department Information

General Information Full refunds or credits will be issued if a program is cancelled
or changed by the Park and Recreation Department. When a
The Village of Brown Deer Park and Recreation Department is single program session is cancelled due to weather or change
responsible for the development and operation of recreation in facility availability, no refunds will be issued.
programs and park facilities in Brown Deer. Department policies
and procedures are governed by the Brown Deer Park and Full or partial refunds of instructional and membership fees
Recreation Committee. Committee meetings are held on the first will be issued only in situations when an individual or family is
Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in Village Hall, and are open to unable to participate because of a medical condition or unusual
the public. circumstance. Full or partial refunds of instructional and
membership fees will be subject to a 20% administrative fee.
The Department Office is located in the lower level of
Village Hall at 4800 W. Green Brook Dr. Office hours are 8 a.m. Program Policies
to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday • (414) 371-3075.
Inclement Weather No programs conducted in school
Ways To Register buildings will be held when the schools are closed due to
inclement weather. Call (414) 371-3071 for a prerecorded
ONLINE: Visit our online registration website message about cancellations.
Insurance The Park and Recreation Department does not
at provide hospital or medical insurance coverage for individuals
who participate in sponsored programs. Participants are advised
DIRECTIONS FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION: to obtain their own insurance coverage prior to registration in
• Request account. any program.
• Answer all information including security information. Physician Referral Participants who are over 40 years of age
• Submit. or who have health problems are advised to consult a physician
• Under ‘Other Services’ click on ‘Register for Activities.’ prior to registration in adult fitness classes.
• Click on activity desired. Photographs For program promotion purposes, photographs
• Click on the day desired if more than one is offered. may be taken of participants during a program. If you do not
• Add to cart. want your or your child’s photograph taken, please advise the
• Add family member or continue. class instructor.
• Answer all questions and continue. Child Care Child care is not provided for adult programs. Children
• If finished, proceed to checkout. are not permitted to attend adult programs without supervision
• Check waiver information. of another adult who is not actively participating in the activity.
• Enter all credit card information. Program Confirmations Confirmations will not be sent.
• Click ‘continue’ and finish. Assume you are enrolled and plan to attend unless otherwise
BY MAIL OR DROP BOX: Waiting Lists The Park and Recreation Department will make
• Complete registration form. every effort to accommodate individuals on waiting lists. If an
• Make check payable to Village of Brown Deer. opening becomes available, you will be contacted by telephone.
• No confirmation or receipt will be mailed.
The Drop Box is located in front of Village Hall. Registrations will Adaptive Program
be processed in the order received.
Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Brown Deer
IN PERSON: Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sorry, we are Park and Recreation Department will make all reasonable
accommodations for persons with disabilities to participate in
unable to complete registrations over the phone. department programs, services and activities. If you require
special accommodations to participate in a department
REGISTER EARLY! If a program does not meet its minimum program, please let us know when you register.

registration requirement within five days of the start date of the New Programs
program, the program may be cancelled.
The Brown Deer Park and Recreation Department is interested in
Residency Policy developing new programs. Contact us with your suggestions for
new classes at (414) 371-3075 or email Mark at
Individuals who live in the Village of Brown Deer and students
who attend Brown Deer schools may register for programs as
residents. 2016 resident I.D. cards may be obtained in the
Park and Recreation Department during office hours.

Fees and Refunds Policy

Program fees are established to recover the direct operational
costs of each facility and program. All fees must be paid at the

time of registration. Fees will not be prorated for individuals

who are unable to attend all sessions of a program.

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AMERICAN RED CROSS Level 5: Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes,
LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM swimming further distances. Participants learn to tread water for two
minutes, perform standing dives, swim sidestroke and elementary
Open to Children, Teens and Adults backstroke for 25 yards, perform tuck and pike surface dives, perform
American Red Cross water safety classes will be held at the Brown front and back flip turns, swim front and back crawl for 50 yards and
Deer Middle/High School Pool. If you are not sure which level your swim butterfly and breaststroke for 25 yards.
child should enroll in, please contact the Park and Recreation
Department at (414) 371-3075 before registering. Level 6: Refines strokes so students swim them with ease,
efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.
NOTE: If your child is in need of adjustment to the water and
requires additional assistance, please advise the Park and Recreation Monday Through Friday Morning Session
Department at registration.
fee: $43 Residents and $51 Nonresidents
Fee: $43 Residents and $51 Nonresidents June 20-July 1 at the Middle/High School Pool

Level 3 9-9:40 a.m.
Level 4 9-9:40 a.m.
Level 5 9-9:40 a.m.
Parent/Child (6 months-4 years) 9:50-10:20 a.m.
Pre-School 1 (3-5 years) 9:50-10:20 a.m.
Pre-School 2 (4-5 years) 9:50-10:30 a.m.
Level 1 (6 years and older) 10:40-11:20 a.m.
Level 2 10:40-11:20 a.m.
Pre-School 3 (4-5 years) 10:40-11:20 a.m.

Learn To Swim Levels May Monday/Wednesday Evening Session

Ages 6 and Older fee: $43 Residents and $51 Nonresidents
Level 1: Helps students feel comfortable in the water. Monday and wednesday at the High School Pool
Participants learn to enter and exit the water safely, fully May 2-June 6 (No class on May 25 or May 30)
submerge their head, exhale underwater, float on their fronts and backs
with support, and begin to swim on their fronts and backs using CLASS TIME
arm/leg action. Parent/Child (6 months-4 Years) 6-6:30 p.m.
Pre-School 1 (3-5 years) 6-6:30 p.m.
Level 2: Gives students independent success with fundamental skills. Pre-School 2 (4-5 years) 6-6:40 p.m.
Participants learn to independently enter and exit the water safely, Pre-School 3 (4-5 years) 6:50-7:30 p.m.
swim on their sides, submerge entire head for five seconds, float on Level 1 (6 years and older) 6:50-7:30 p.m.
their fronts and backs without support, glide on their fronts and backs Level 2 6:50-7:30 p.m.
unsupported and swim on their fronts and backs using combined Level 3 7:40-8:20 p.m.
strokes for 15 feet unsupported. Level 4 7:40-8:20 p.m.
Level 5 7:40-8:20 p.m.

Level 3: Builds on skills learned in Level 2. Participants learn to jump American Red Cross Water Safety
into deep water from the side, dive from kneeling or standing position, Instructor (WSI) Class
perform front and back float for 30 seconds, swim front crawl for 15
yards, swim back crawl for 15 yards, the butterfly kick and the butterfly This course is designed to teach individuals how to instruct swimmers
body motion. of all ages and skills to develop their swimming and water safety skills.
Participants must attend ALL classes in their entirety to pass. At the
Level 4: Develops confidence and strength to conclusion of the class participants will be certified to teach all classes
in the American Red Cross Learn To Swim Program. Participants must
improve skills learned and introduces new REgiSTER be 16 years old by the last day of class.
aquatic skills. Participants learn to swim EARly!
under water, perform a feet-first surface dive, Please call Mark at the Park and Recreation Department at
perform open turns on their front and back, Call (414) 371-3075
tread water for one minute, swim front and for more (414) 371-3073 for additional information or to register.

information Tuesdays 12-4 • Thursdays 12-4

back crawl for 25 yards, swim breaststroke and August 2-August 25

elementary backstroke for 15 yards, swim butterfly for 15 yards Brown Deer Middle/High School Pool, 8060 N. 60th St.

Fee: $225 Residents and $250 Nonresidents

and swim on their sides using a scissors kick for 15 yards.

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Fitness Dance for Adults HathaYoga

Join us in low-impact, choreographed dances! Have fun and become Hatha Yoga increases flexibility and body awareness, strengthens and
more fit as you move to a variety of music such as current songs, improves muscle tone and posture, and relaxes and clears the mind.
country, jazz, Latin pop and oldies. Ann Covert, our experienced The class is open to adults and youth 16 years and older and is taught
instructor for more than 20 years, will lead you in an aerobic and by Poornima Pradeep on Tuesdays and Sue Dlugopolski on Thursdays.
conditioning total body workout. Movements are easy to follow and Participants may register for one or two days per week and are asked
designed for different fitness levels and active adults, ages 40 to 80+. to bring their own yoga mat, towel and water bottle.
No dance experience is required. A toning component uses light hand
weights. Class ends with a safe stretching routine to soothing music. Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. • Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
SESSION I: May 31-July 21 • SESSION II: July 26-September 15
Participants are asked to furnish their own individual exercise mat Community Center, 4355 W. Bradley Rd.
and light weights. Class limit is 12. Fee: $28 Residents and $32 Nonresidents
(for one class per week for one session)
SESSION Spring/Summer: April 25-July 6 (except May 30 and July 4)
SESSION Summer/Fall: July 25-October 5 (except September 5) Zumba
Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m. Zumba is a 60-minute cardio workout that uses simple footwork, body
Community Center, 4355 W. Bradley Rd. movements and core fitness. Swing your arms, clap your hands, dip,
Fee: $36 Residents and $41 Nonresidents slide and spin along to Latin instrumentals and other rhythms as you
(for one class per week for one session) work out with our instructor, Neila Bond.

Cardio & Toning Combo for Adults Classes are open to adults and youth 16 years and older. Participants
are asked to wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing and to bring
Join us in the best combination workout of low-impact, choreographed a water bottle.
dances and aerobic toning using hand weights! You will shape muscle,
increase strength, improve balance and burn fat. Ann Covert, our Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
experienced instructor for more than 20 years, will lead you through a SESSION I: May 31-July 19 • SESSION II: July 26-September 13
choreographed workout to a wide variety of music such as current Elementary School Gym, 5757 W. Dean Rd.
songs, country, jazz, Latin pop, and oldies. Routines are easy to follow Fee $37 Residents and $45 Nonresidents (for one session)
and suitable for active adults, ages 40 to 80+, with different fitness
levels. Class ends with a safe stretching routine to soothing music. Serenity Boot Camp

Participants are asked to furnish their own individual exercise mat This class takes fitness to another level by blending Piyo core work,
and light weights. Class limit is 12. Barre and traditional strength training for an amazing cardiovascular,
toning and stretching workout with instructor, Neila Bond. Classes are
SESSION Spring/Summer: April 26-July 6 open to adults and youth 16 years and older. Participants are asked
SESSION Summer/Fall: July 26-October 5 to wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing and to bring a water
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. • Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. bottle. Equipment needed: yoga mat and a stability ball.
Community Center, 4355 W. Bradley Rd.
Fee: $36 Residents and $41 Nonresidents Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
(for one class per week for one session) SESSION I: May 30-July 18 (except May 30 and July 4)
SESSION II: July 25-September 12 (except September 5)
Strong & Fit for Adults Elementary School Gym, 5757 W. Dean Rd.
Fee: $37 Residents and $45 Nonresidents (for one session)
Increase your energy and feel more confident! Join us in a low-impact,
aerobic toning class using hand weights to shape muscle, increase Golf Lessons for Adults
strength, improve balance and burn fat. Ann Covert, our experienced
instructor for more than 20 years, will lead you through a choreographed Instruction will emphasize grip, stance, swing and course management
workout to a wide variety of music such as current songs, country, jazz, in this 6-week session for adults. Participants will need to purchase
Latin pop and oldies. Routines are easy to follow and suitable for a medium-size basket of golf balls each evening and are required to
different fitness levels and active adults, ages 40 to 80+. Class ends bring their own clubs. Class will be held at the Nichol Park Golf Range,
with a safe stretching routine to soothing music. Participants are asked 10328 N. Wauwatosa Rd., 76 W, Mequon, Wis.
to furnish their own individual exercise mat and light weights. Class
limit is 12. Wednesdays, June 8-July 13
Intermediate: 6:30-7:25 p.m.
SESSION Spring/Summer: April 25-July 7 Beginner: 7:30-8:25 p.m.
Fee: $40 Residents and $50 Nonresidents
(except May 30 and July 4)
Youth Soccer Clinic
SESSION Summer/Fall: July 25-October 6 (except September 5)
A 6-week session of soccer instruction emphasizing the fundamentals
Mondays 9-10 a.m. • Thursdays 6:45-7:45 p.m. of the game, techniques, conditioning, and sportsmanship will be held
for boys and girls, 5-12 years of age. Scrimmage games will also be
Community Center, 4355 W. Bradley Rd. played. Participants are asked to bring a soccer ball.

Fee: $36 Residents and $41 Nonresidents REgiSTER
(for one class per week for one session) EARly!

Call (414) 371-3075
for more


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Tuesdays, June 21-July 26 T-Ball/Coach Pitch
5-7 Years: 6-6:55 p.m. • 8-12 Years: 7-7:55 p.m.
Fairy Chasm Park, 5712 W. Fairy Chasm Rd. This program is for boys and girls, 4-6 years of age at the time of
Fee: $36 Residents and $46 Nonresidents registration. Instruction will be provided in fielding, catching, throwing,
hitting and base running. A batting tee and baseballs will be provided.
Summer Playground Participants will need to bring their own gloves. A T-shirt is included in
the fee.
A 6-week program for students entering K5 through grade 7 in Fall
2016 will meet at the Brown Deer Elementary School. Activities will Mondays and Wednesdays, June 20-July 27 (except July 4)
include arts and crafts, games, sports, special events and afternoon
field trips. The cost of field trips is included in the price of the program. 4-year-olds T-Ball: 5-5:55 p.m.
Students will be divided into three age-appropriate groups (K5-2nd
grade, 3rd & 4th grade, 5th-7th grade) and each group will do their own 5-year-olds T-Ball/Coach Pitch: 6-6:55 p.m.
age-appropriate activities and go on three age-appropriate field trips.
6-year-olds Coach Pitch: 7-7:55 p.m.
Participants may register for the afternoon session or all day.
Students registering for the all-day program and students who will be Fairy Chasm Park, 5712 W. Fairy Chasm Rd.
coming from Summer School should pack a lunch. Students who
participate in Summer School will be transitioned to Summer Fee: $40 Residents and $50 Nonresidents
Playground by Recreation Department Staff.
MiKro Soccer
Monday-Friday, June 20-July 29 (No class July 4-5))
All day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Milwaukee Kickers MiKro Soccer program is a fun introduction to
Fee: $375 Residents and $475 Nonresidents the game of soccer for 3-6 year olds. Classes meet once per week for
six weeks and are led by trained Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club
Afternoons only 12-4 p.m. coaches. While learning basic soccer skills, participants will develop
Fee: $240 Residents and $300 Nonresidents coordination, be physically active, and work as a team with other
Brown Deer Elementary School, 5757 W. Dean Rd. youth. Participants should come dressed to play with sneakers and a
size 3 soccer ball. The fee includes a T-shirt.
Parent and Child Art Class
Fridays, 5-6 p.m.
Do you enjoy making art with your children, but do not like cleaning up
the mess? Then this is the right class for you. Taught by an art teacher, Session I: April 29-June 10 (except May 27)
this class is for parents and children ages 3-7. Participants will explore
line, shape, color, pattern, texture and form. Each lesson will focus on Session II: August 26-September 30
the process and not the finished product. The fee includes the cost of
materials. Fairy Chasm Park, 5712 W. Fairy Chasm Rd.

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. • July 11-August 1 Fee: $66
Elementary School Art Room, 5757 W. Dean Rd.
Fee: $33 Residents and $38 Nonresidents Academy of Dance

Arts and Crafts Academy of Dance will offer a variety of dance programs for boys and
girls 3-8 years of age. Participants of Monday and Wednesday classes
Students in grades 1-6 will enjoy four classes of a variety of arts and will perform for family and friends on Wednesday, August 24. All
crafts using various materials and media. Fee includes the cost of classes are held in the Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center
materials. located at 4355 W. Bradley Rd.

Mondays, July 11-August 1 • Grades 1-6: 6:45-7:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 25-August 24
Elementary School Art Room, 5757 W. Dean Rd.
Fee: $33 Residents and $38 Nonresidents Fee: $45 Residents and $55 Nonresidents

Learn To Rock Climb Ages 3-4: 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Learn the basics of rock climbing on our rock wall. Some of the routes Kinderdance I: Creative movement/dance rhythms/tumbling
our wall has to offer include climbing ceilings and inverted climbs.
Participants ages 6 to 14 will learn the fundamentals of climbing, Ages 5-6: 5:15-6 p.m.
belaying and rope-handling skills. All equipment, including helmets
and harnesses, will be provided for participants. Kinderdance II: Pre-ballet/tap

Fridays, July 8-July 29 • Ages 6-14 • 10-11 a.m. Meet K-9Vader
Fee: $25 Residents and $30 Nonresidents
Brown Deer Middle/High School Field House Youth, ages 3-10, are invited to meet Brown Deer Police Department’s
K-9 Officer Vader and his handler, Officer Morgan. Participants will
learn what it takes to be a K-9 officer and how Officer Vader assists the
Brown Deer Police Department in stopping criminals and preventing
crime. This program will be held in Village Park at Shelter No. 2.
Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, July 12, 6-7 p.m. • Free, but advance registration is required.

Rally the Family Tennis Play Day

Come join the staff and volunteers from the USTA, Milwaukee Tennis
and Education Foundation and Brown Deer Park and Recreation
Department for a couple of fun-filled hours with an introduction to the
game of tennis. Eight to 10 tennis stations will be set up for families to
experience the game of tennis. Parents will also have the opportunity
to register their children for the MTEF/Brown Deer Summer

TEAM Tennis Program. Credit card will be the only payment form


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Saturday, May 7 • 9-11 a.m. Ages 5-14 years Mondays, 5:30-6:10 • Session: July 11-August 1
Registration is FREE.
Pre-registration preferred, but not required at the Park and Ages: 3 ½-10
Recreation Department.
Fee: $30 per session
MTEF/Brown Deer Summer TEAM
Tennis Program Brown Deer Pond

Learn the game of tennis! TEAM Tennis uses the concepts of fun, The Brown Deer Pond is a one-acre chlorinated swimming facility
friends and play to help build the foundation for future success in located at the Village Park, 4920 W. Green Brook Dr. Pond memberships
tennis. Using the USTA Youth Tennis play format, along with curriculum may be purchased beginning Monday, May 2, at the Park and
developed by the Milwaukee Tennis and Education Foundation, Recreation Department during regular office hours. 2016 resident I.D.
participants use modified equipment and courts tailored to their age cards may be obtained at the Park and Recreation Department in
and size. Drills and games will be played to help in the development of Village Hall during regular office hours.
core tennis skills. Program emphasizes fun, academics, fitness/nutrition
and the building of life skills. 2016 POND SEASON HOURS

The TEAM Program includes two hours of tennis instruction, Saturday, June 11-Sunday, August 21 (except July 5)
30 minutes of academics and 30 minutes of nutrition and fitness.
Registration includes age-appropriate racket, ball and t-shirt, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, weather permitting
along with other fun items.
12-5 p.m. only on Friday, July 4 REgiSTER
Mondays-Fridays, June 20-July 29 (except July 4) EARly!
9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Ages: 9-18 years 2016 POND ADMISSION FEES
Free Children 2 years and younger Call (414) 371-3075
Early Bird Registration by May 22: $120 $2 Children 3-7 years of age for more
Registrations by June 22: $140
Registrations received after June 5 will not guarantee equipment information
on the first day of lessons.
PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER AT $3 Brown Deer residents 8 years and older

MTEF 8 & Under TEAM Tennis Lessons with I.D. card
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 21-July 28
5-6 years old: 10-11 a.m. • 7-8 years old: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. $5 Nonresidents 8 years and older

Early Bird Registration by May 22: $55 $2 Seniors 55 years and older with I.D. card
Registration by June 22: $75
Registrations received after June 5 will not guarantee equipment 2016 POND MEMBERSHIPS
on the first day of lessons.
PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER AT: Individual Family Family Plus*

Babysitter’s Training Brown Deer Resident $30 $75 $ 90

American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training will be offered for students Nonresident $40 $100 $115
11-15 years of age at the Brown Deer Village Hall. Participants are
asked to bring a lunch. The deadline to register is Friday, July 15. Plus $2 per patch and sales tax.
Membership patches are required for all members 3 years of age and
Tuesday, July 26 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. older. Patches must be sewn to swimsuit or other suitable property.
Fee: $95 Residents and $100 Nonresidents
* Family Plus Memberships include 10 guest cards for resident or
Kid’s Karate/Self-Defense/Safety nonresident daily admission.
Awareness Program
Save $5 on the purchase of a Family Membership from Monday,
In this age-appropriate, dynamic, FUN class, your kids will learn how
to identify and avoid bullies and strangers, how to reason with them, May 2 through Friday, June 10.
how to set clear verbal boundaries, and as a last resort, how to defend
themselves physically. Kids will learn through realistic role-playing End-of-Season Dog Swim
scenarios as well as through demonstrations with an emphasis on
developing the physical skills and strategies to defend oneself. Kids Brown Deer Pond is going to the dogs! Dogs are invited to swim at the
should wear comfortable clothing for class. end of the Pond season from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, August 22, and
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. The Pond is fully enclosed
Note: karate uniforms are available at the heavily discounted price of and the perfect spot for your beloved pooch to play, run and swim.
only $25, but are NOT required to participate in the program. Students The following guidelines must be followed:
will earn a real karate belt at the end of the course! Instructed by Sensei • Dogs must be on a leash when entering the Pond.
Stan of Kids Safe America. Classes will be held in the Brown Deer • Only dogs with an adult or youth age 12 and older may enter the Pond.
Elementary School gymnasium. • Individuals may wade waist-deep in Pond water.
• Balls and soft-thrown toys are allowed. No sticks!
• Individuals must bring a bag and pick up their dog’s waste.
• Only well-socialized and friendly dogs will be allowed.

The fee is $5 per dog. In addition, donations will be collected for
the Wisconsin Humane Society. Register at the Pond entrance.

Fairy Chasm Park

Youth soccer and baseball return to Fairy Chasm Park, 5712 W. Fairy
Chasm Rd., this spring and summer. Park hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
daily. Informal play and recreation are encouraged, although permitted
groups have priority over other groups. Permits are issued for both
seasonal and occasional use by youth athletic groups only. No permits
are issued for adult athletic games or practices. Contact the Park and
Recreation Department at (414) 371-3070.

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Youth Sports Directory 2016 Discount Tickets to Area Attractions

Brown Deer Junior Baseball Families are invited to participate in the annual ticket purchase program
sponsored by the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association. Tickets for
Shawn Engleke, (414) 378-5060 the following attractions may be purchased from Monday, May 4 through
Wednesday, August 24 in the Park and Recreation Department inside
Brown Deer Soccer and Select Teams Village Hall during regular office hours. These rates represent a substantial
Patrick McGuire (414) 365-1978 savings from the gate price. All rates include tax.

Brown Deer Youth Football MILWAUKEE COUNTY ZOO (
Mike Weeden (414) 371-9336 $10.50 Adult (Save $3.75) • $8.50 Child, 3-12 years (Save $2.75)
email: Children 2 years and under are free.

Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA (
$46.25 Adult (Save $23.78) Any Day
The Gathering Hall inside the Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center $35.25 Adult (Save $34.78) WPRA Week July 2-10
is a multi-purpose room large enough to accommodate gatherings We do not sell child tickets. Children 2 years and under are free.
and meetings for up to 100 people. This room is available to rent for
receptions, showers, classes, meetings, luncheons and more. MT. OLYMPUS THEME & WATER PARK (
Please call the Park and Recreation Department at (414) 371-3075 $15 (Save $27.68) • Children 2 years and under are free.
for room rental information or to schedule a showing.
2016 Community Center Gathering Hall $27 (Save $14.62)
Permit fees
Enjoy Our Recreational Trails
Number of Persons fee & Tax Clean-Up Deposit fee
Pack a lunch and your binoculars and head outdoors to hike, bike and
Less than 50 $158.40 $50 in-line skate on our paved area trails – perfect for family enjoyment.

51-75 $211.20 $75 The Brown Deer Recreational Trail is located along the Wisconsin
Electric Power Co. right of way between W. Brown Deer Rd. and W. County
76-100 $264 $100 Line Rd. Park in the Village Hall parking lot, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive,
and access the trail from Village Park. This trail connects the Milwaukee
Permit fees listed are for events up to five hours in length. Oak Leaf Trail to the Ozaukee Interurban Trail.
Additional hours can be added to your event at the additional cost of
$25 per hour. Make sure your set-up and clean-up times are included The Oak Leaf Trail is 96.4 miles and meanders in and around the city
in your rental time frame. Renters staying past their scheduled rental of Milwaukee on a changing terrain of flat rural plains and hilly city streets –
time will be charged $25 per hour, plus tax. This charge will and connects all of the major parks in Milwaukee County. The trail carries
automatically be taken out of your clean-up deposit. you down to beautiful Lake Michigan and its beaches!

Village Park Permits The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a 32-mile path through the communities
of Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Grafton, Port Washington, Belgium and
Park permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis during Cedar Grove. This trail route connects historic downtowns with natural
regular office hours beginning Monday, January 18. The facilities landscapes. Views along the Trail include woodlands, wetlands, farmlands,
include a shelter area, grill, volleyball court, horseshoe court and Cedar Creek, the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan – and is designated
children’s play area. as a hotspot for birding. Visit for current trail maps, locations
of designated parking lots, history of the trail and trailside bird guide.
Permit fees must be paid in full at the time the reservation is filed.
Pond admission fees will be charged in addition to the permit fee and 4th of July Celebration
will be assessed the day of the event. A clean-up deposit fee will also be
charged the day of the event and will be returned if the shelter and park Join your friends and neighbors on Monday, July 4 for an exciting
area are left in good condition. For more information, contact the Park hometown parade, corn roast and picnic, open house at the Little
and Recreation Department at (414) 371-3075. White Schoolhouse, games and bingo, and a spectacular fireworks
display in Village Park. This year’s parade theme is “Brown Deer
2016 VILLAGE PARK PERMIT fEES Clean-Up Gets Our Vote.” We welcome bands and floats for the parade.
Permit fees include 5.6% sales tax Deposit Andrea and The Mods, sponsored by the Brown Deer Foundation,
fee will be the featured entertainment.
# of Persons Resident Nonresident
Permit fee Permit fee Community support is needed to help defray the costs of the
celebration. You can help by:
Less than 50 $63.36 $89.76 $30
• Rounding up the amount due on your water bill payment in June.
51-75 $95.04 $134.64 $35
• Purchasing a raffle ticket ($1 each or 6 for $5).
76-100 $126.72 $179.52 $40
• Contributing $5 or more as a resident sponsor.
101-125 $158.40 $224.40 $50 Volunteers are also needed to help with the day’s activities –

126-150 $190.08 $269.28 $70 contact the Park and Recreation Department at (414) 371-3075.
Watch for the official 4th of July program to be delivered to
151-200 $253.44 $359.04 $85
Brown Deer residents in June. You may also visit the Village website
201-250 $316.18 $448.80 $100 for additional information.

* Resident rate applies if 75% or more of participants live in the
Village of Brown Deer.

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Precinct 1
Ward 2

M I Ward 1


Precinct 2
Ward 3

Precinct 3 ROAD
Ward 5 BAY

Precinct 2 G
Ward 4




Ward 6
Village Landmarks/Offices
A Village Government/Village Hall 4800 W. Green Brook Dr. • 414.371.3000
Police Department • 414.371.2900 (non-emergency) P
North Shore Health Department • 414.371.2980
B North Shore Fire Department, 4401 W. River Ln. • 414.357.0113
C Department of Public Works, 8717 N. 43rd St. • 414.357.0120
D Public Library, 5600 W. Bradley Rd. • 414.357.0106
E Original Village neighborhood (N. Green Bay Rd., W. Brown Deer Rd.,

and the union Pacific Railroad Line)
School District of Brown Deer OAK LEAF
f School District Administration, 8200 N. 60th St. • 414.371.6750
G Brown Deer Elementary School, 5757 W. Dean Rd. • 414.371.6800 TO THE
H Brown Deer Middle/High School, 8060 N. 60th St. • 414.371.7000 INTERURBAN TRAIL

Parks and Recreation GOOD HOPE ROAD

I Village Park, 4930 W. Green Brook Dr. (home to Community Vibes!)

J Brown Deer Pond, 4920 W. Green Brook Dr. • 414.371.3070

K Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center, 4355 W. Bradley Rd. • 414.371.3070

L Fairy Chasm Park, 5712 W. Fairy Chasm Rd. • 414.371.3070

M A.C. Hanson Park, 9100 N. Maura Ln. • 414.461.0839

N Algonquin Park, 7850 N. 51st. St. • 414.352.7502

PO Badger Meter River Park
P Brown Deer Park, 7835 N. Green Bay Rd. • 414.352.7502

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Call (414) 371-3075
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First name ___________________________________________________________ Last name ____________________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________City __________________________________ State __________ Zip __________________
Home phone ____________________________________ Work phone _________________________________ Email ______________________________________
Cell phone__________________________________________________________Cell phone carrier (e.g., Verizon, etc.) _______________________________________


First name ___________________________________________________________ Last name ____________________________________________________________
Relationship to participant _________________________
Home phone ____________________________________ Work phone _________________________________ Cell phone ___________________________________

Participant Information M/F Birth date/Age Grade Program Days/Times/ Fee T-shirt size (if applicable)
First/Last Name Fall 2016 (If swim lessons, Session
indicate level)








Please Check (√): H Attends School in Brown Deer H Other District Please list any medical conditions, allergies, or
special needs:  _______________________________
TOTAL fEES $____________ H Check H Cash ____________________________________________
Make checks payable to Village of Brown Deer. Mail registration form and payment to ____________________________________________
Brown Deer Park and Recreation Department, 4800 w. Green Brook Dr.,
Brown Deer, wI 53223. You may also use the drop box located in front of Village Hall.
Please call (414) 371-3075 for assistance.


welcome to a new season in Brown Deer! The warmer 1
weather brings plenty of exciting special events and unique
opportunities to enjoy the community and all it has to offer.

1 Brown Deer’s Senior Citizens Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays

of the month at the Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center. The Club offers

live entertainment and more (see following page). 2 “School House Rock

Live” was performed at the Multicultural Arts Center in February by almost

30 Brown Deer High School students. See more on page 7. 3 A touch of

France has arrived in the Original Brown Deer Village with the opening of
Pastiche in the former River Lane Inn location. Find out more about this
delightful new addition to the Brown Deer’s dining scene on page 22.

4 Governor Walker visited Brown Deer High School where he signed the

SB449 (AB581) bill into law. He was greeted by a warm welcome from the

marching band, along with District Board members and staff. 5 The

Brown Deer School District bid farewell to Finance Director Emily Koczela
(center) in February. Her farewell party guests included State Representative
Dan Knodl (left) and his legislative assistant Rebecca Olson (right). See
more on page 5.


4 5

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Especially for Seniors! Call the Park
and Recreation

Program at
(414) 371-3075
for information
about the Senior
Citizens Club

Photo by John O’Hara Senior (414) 357-7002 to make your reservation. Monthly menus
Citizens Club are posted online at the Milwaukee County Department
on Aging website (
The Senior Citizens Club If you have additional questions about the Senior Dining
is a social organization for Program, please call the Senior Dining Office at
Brown Deer residents. (414) 289-6995. You may also call the Brown Deer Park
Membership is also open and Recreation Department at (414) 371-3075 for
to nonresidents. Meetings additional information.
are held on the first and
third wednesdays of the The Blood Center of Wisconsin has scheduled blood
month at 1:15 p.m. in the drives at the Community Center on the fourth Tuesday
Lois and Tom Dolan of each month from 2-7 p.m. Give blood – the gift of life!
Community Center, 4355 w. Bradley Rd. Activities include
live entertainment, cards, exercise classes, health services,
legislative activities, service programs, special events, and
tour and travel. A bi-monthly newsletter is mailed to all
members. Annual dues are $10 for residents and $13 for
nonresidents. Call the Park and Recreation Department at
(414) 371-3075 for membership information.

Senior Dining

A Milwaukee County Senior Dining Site is also located at the
Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center. Anyone 60 years of
age or older (and a spouse of any age) is invited to join us
for lunch at 11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday. Reservations are
required 24 hours prior. Please call the Dolan Site at

Upcoming Brown Deer Senior Citizens Club Events

First and third Wednesdays of the month

MAY 4: “Citizen of the Year” Program August 3: NO MEETING

May 18: Jan Tsetsas will be back with her highly rated stage August 17: David Drake returns to the club to sing and
act. Jan will be performing Patsy Cline as well as other play a variety of uncommon instruments.
classic country numbers.
September 7: David Glanz
June 1: Kathleen Platt of the North Shore Health Department of the North Shore Fire
will speak about “First Aid for Older Adults.” Department will demonstrate
“Hands Only CPR” and how
June 15: Mike Huffman is back with his one-man band. to use the defibrillator.
Mike has a new and exciting stage show for our group called,
“Big Band Swing.” September 21: Todd
Pridgeon will be back with his
July 6: NO MEETING slide show/musical
July 20: John and Carol will entertain with their lead and bass
guitar act entitled, “A Trip Down Memory Lane.”

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4800 W. Green Brook Dr.
Brown Deer, WI 53223



in Beautiful Brown Deer!

Please remember to recycle your
magazine – or share with a friend who might

be considering a move to Brown Deer

Community Calendar of Events

APRIL I Tue., May 10: Brown Deer Junior festivities at Village Park with music and
more, and fireworks at dusk. Food and
I fri., Apr. 15: STEAM DAY Brown Deer Woman’s Club Meeting, 7 p.m. beverages for purchase.
Elementary School, all day. Location TBD. Email
I fri.-Sun., Apr. 22-24: Spring Play I Sat., July 9: Brown Deer Booster
“The Outsiders” Brown Deer I Sat., May 14-Sun. May 29: Rainbow Club Golf Outing Ironwood Golf Course,
Middle/High School Multicultural Arts Sussex.
Center (MAC), Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Soup Art Exhibition by Brown Deer
students Brown Deer Public Library I Wed.. July 20: Community Vibes
I Sat., April 23: Car Seat Recycling
event, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Brown Deer I Wed., May 25: Tech Trek, 1:15-3 p.m. Concert featuring Eddie Butts Band,
Fire Station, 4401 W. River Ln. Brown Deer Elementary School. Students 6-8:30 p.m. Village Park. Free live music,
I Sun., Apr. 24: Early Bird Rummage raise money for technology as they walk food/beverages for purchase.
Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Brown Deer around the track.
Elementary School Gym. Free. I Wed., July 27: Night Out for Justice
Visit I Tue., May 31: Pops Concert, 7 p.m.
or email Middle/High School Multicultural Arts and Community Vibes Concert
Sponsored by the Brown Deer Junior Center.
Woman’s Club. featuring The Cheap Shots, 5-8:30 p.m.
I wed., April 27, Brown Deer woman’s JUNE Village Park. Free live music, food/beverages
Club Scholarship Style Show and for purchase, community exhibits.
Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Silver Spring I Sat., June 4: Eat & Greet, 3-11 p.m.
Golf Club. Contact D’Ann Malloy for Original Brown Deer Village. Family- AUGUST
reservations at (414) 354-4269. friendly community celebration featuring
live music, artisan marketplace, I Wed., Aug. 3: Forms and Fees Day,
I Sat., April 30: Annual Deer Run, food/beverages for purchase. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Middle/High School
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m, run Field House
starts at 9 a.m. at Village Park. Presented I Sun., June 5: Brown Deer High
by the Brown Deer Foundation. See pg. 14. School Graduation, 1 p.m. Field House I Thur., Aug. 4: Forms and Fees Day,
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Field House
MAY I Fri., June 10: Last Day of School
I Mon, Aug. 8: Forms and Fees Day,
I Mon., May 2: Education Foundation I Tue., June 14: Brown Deer Junior 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Field House

of Brown Deer Annual Meeting, 7 p.m. Woman’s Club Meeting, 7 p.m. I Wed., August 17: Community Vibes
at the School District's Administrative Location TBD. Email
Services Center. Public is invited. Concert featuring Kojo, 6-8:30 p.m.
I Wed., June 15: Opening of Farmer’s Village Park. Free live music, food/
I Sat., May 7: Arbor Day, 9 a.m.- Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. every Wed. beverages for purchase.
12 noon at Badger Meter River Park through Oct. 26. See pg. 17 and visit
(see pg. 15). I Thur., Aug. 25: Budget Hearing and
Annual Meeting, 6 p.m. Middle/High
I Sat., May 7: Electronics/Appliance I Wed., June 15: Community Vibes School Multicultural Arts
Recycling, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the
DPW yard. Concert featuring Generation Z, SAVE THESE DATE!
6-8:30 p.m. Village Park. Free live music,
food/beverages for purchase. I Thur., Sept. 1: First day of school

JULY I Sun., Sept. 25: Community Fall
Rummage Sale presented by the Brown
I Mon., July 4: 4th of July Celebration, Deer Junior Woman’s Club.
starting at 1:30 p.m. Parade and

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