Archives for June 2014

Summer break for HWTN meetings, but lots to do in the ‘hood

10344290_10152457921709650_2243728971808205346_oHWTN has begun its summer hiatus from regular meetings. Until we resume in the fall, there’s so much to do in and near the ‘hood.

Here are links to signature special events this summer. All are free except where noted. Also check websites for other events sponsored by Boswell Book Co., Downer Avenue Merchants, Lake Park Friends, North Point Lighthouse, The East Side, Urban Ecology Center, Via Downer and other groups, institution and retailers.

County Board Supervisor Gerry Broderick Speaks at Sept. 3 HWTN Meeting

Hear about county government including the county parks when Gerry Broderick, longtime HWTN-area Milwaukee County Board supervisor and its Parks Committee chairman, speaks at HWTN’s next monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 3, 2014.

gerry-broderickOur meeting starts with a social half hour from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with coffee and cookies provided by Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro. The meeting will be held in the Lake Park Marcia Coles Community Room, beneath the bistro.

Here’s Gerry’s biography (from his website):

“Gerry Broderick was elected to the County Board of Supervisors in a special election held in July 2002 and was re-elected unopposed in 2004, 2008 and 2012. Supervisor Broderick represents Milwaukee’s 3rd District, which includes a small portion of Downtown Milwaukee, Milwaukee’s east side, the Village of Shorewood and all but 4 wards of the Village of Whitefish Bay. He is currently Chairman of the Parks, Energy and Environment Committee and is a member of the Judiciary, Safety and General Services Committee and the Intergovernmental Relations Committee.

“Supervisor Broderick attended Bartlett Avenue School and Riverside High School. He graduated from Rufus King High School in 1962, and after receiving a B.F.A. in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, he did graduate work in the university’s Urban Affairs Department.

“Supervisor Broderick was a Milwaukee Police Officer from 1967 to 1970, and from 1970 to 1974 he taught art at the high school level. He has also worked for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and has owned his own small business from 1980 until his election to public office in 2002.

“Supervisor Broderick has been very active in activities aimed at improving the east-side community. He is a member of the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, the Lake Park Friends, and has served as chairperson of the Oakland Avenue Business Improvement District Board. Additionally, Supervisor Broderick was a Little League Baseball coach for ten years.

“Supervisor Broderick and his wife, Pat, who is an MPS teacher, raised four sons and is now the grandfather of twin girls born in 2012.”

UPDATE: Talk by County Supervisor Gerry Broderick cancelled for June 4, to be rescheduled

We regret to inform everyone, but County Supervisor Gerry Broderick will not be able to speak this week as scheduled due to a health issue. We’re wishing him a speedy recovery, and look forward to rescheduling him to speak at a future meeting.

Our monthly meeting will still take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday June 4, 2014, in the Marcia Coles Community Room of the Lake Park Pavilion (beneath Lake Park Bistro). This will be our last monthly meeting until September, when Mayor Tom Barrett is tentatively scheduled to speak.