August's Top 10 Shorewood Headlines

In case you missed them, here's Shorewood Patch's top stories from the month.

It's been a busy month in Shorewood. In case you missed them, here's some of the top August headlines.

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A 50-year-old homeless man was arrested Aug. 27 after threatening to blow up and the in Shorewood.

The man — Shorewood police have indentified him as Thomas Yela — called an intervention center and then Milwaukee police and threatened to blow up the “Shorewood court” and an unknown assisted living facility at approximately 4:06 p.m., according to police. No one was injured and Yela's claims were unfounded.

A group of Shorewood residents are trying to garner petition signatures and community energy in an attempt to derail a project that would raze a home at 3940 N. Frederick Ave. to make way for a "green" parking lot for customers.

Garden Room owner Deb Kern has purchased the house and is seeking approval from the village to have the property rezoned. If the rezone request is granted, she will demolish the home and construct an environmentally-friendly parking lot with permeable pavement and a rain garden.

Despite a new two-story parking structure behind the Shorewood grocery store available to customers, owner John Nehring says business has waned as a six-story apartment and retail development sprouts in his parking lot.

After a hard-fought race filled with racial overtones and barbs aimed in her direction, Democrat Sandy Pasch returned to the state Assembly after defeating three other Democratic challengers in the Aug. 14 primary election for the newly drawn 10th Assembly District.

Bar patrons typically look to the bartenders at their local tavern to supply them with a drink on a night out, but on Aug. 14 a 63-year-old Shorewood man took his beverage needs into his own hands. Shorewood's , 4121 N. Wilson Dr., phoned Shorewood police after the man brought his own beer and grabbed a seat on the bar's patio.

Local community group Friends of Atwater Beach (FAB) announced Aug. 3 Shorewood's Fourth of July fireworks show would be rescheduled for the group's beach bash slated for Aug. 11.

There's something special about a trip "up north" for Paul Hackbarth. That’s why he is trying to bring a bit of that northern cabin feel to Shorewood and the North Shore with his new bar, Camp Bar, which he hopes to open Halloween weekend.

Under construction at 4044 N. Oakland Ave., Camp Bar will have a northern Wisconsin cabin design, with unique architecture.

Shorewood is a one-mile square community that graduated its first high school class in 1925. In its uniquely close focus on schools, there are traditions that celebrate the first day of school, uniting the village in celebrating the students.

Some traditions have stood the test of time and become uniquely Shorewood, but have been condemed by school officials, but there may be something new in the works.

Candidate in the race for the 10th Assembly District seat, Harriet Callier, said Aug. 7, less than a week from a Democratic primary, she would be bowing out and throwing her support to Shorewood resident Millie Coby. But, not before taking a hard parting shot at candidate Rep. Sandy Pasch, characterizing her as bordering on a "hate-filled extremist."

Jean Linn and her family will soon see construction start on their new Shorewood home, on a vacant lot at the corner of North Morris Boulevard and East Menlo Street, adjacent to 's entrance.

The new home will look a little different; in it won't blend with the houses lining the block and won't come equipped with a furnace. Instead, it will heated by body heat and sunlight.

Linn's new residence will be constructed as a “passive home."


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