Milwaukee Marathon – Sunday, October 15, 2017


Please be advised that some of our HWTN roads will be closed on Sunday, October 15th due to the marathon…not this Sunday as previously stated.  Please read the letter below that was sent by race organizers to HWTN so that we could let you know of this event.

HWTN Notification 2017



HWTN 2013 Spring Parks Clean-Up Another Big Success

When you’re out enjoying beautiful Back Bay Park and Water Tower Park this summer, be aware of the work of about a dozen HWTN members, including several children, who spent the morning of April 20 filling around 25 bags with bottles, cans, glass, plastic, paper and a lot of unimaginable yuck to make these scenic green spaces even more enjoyable and beautiful.

IMG_4358As part HWTN’s 2rd Annual Parks Spring Clean-Up, our hearty and hard-working volunteers filled 14 28-gallon bags with garbage and 12 13-gallon bags with recycleables. In addition to cleaning the main areas of the parks, we picked up garbage all the way to the bottom of the hill in Back Pay Park and off of about 80% of the bluff near Water Tower Park.

Parts of the parks haven’t been cleaned in years — among the older items we uncovered was an 8-track tape! Check out a photo album of our team, refreshments and garbage from the fulfilling morning. Special thanks to VP of Events Lise Sadagopan for bringing morning treats and organizing the event. Others who rolled up their sleeves and pitched in included Jeff Bentoff, Linda Gaalaas, Thea Kovac, Jeff Loss, Rich Russell, Ava Viohl, Bridget Viohl, Adrian Zilvetti, Antonio Zilvetti and Nicco Zilvetti.

Hope to see you in HWTN parks this summer, and at our 3rd annual clean-up in 2014!

Attend HWTN wine tasting Oct. 20 to help fund unique neighborhood history project

Join us at an Historic Water Tower Neighborhood  wine-tasting fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 20, 2012, to support a unique University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee project documenting the history of our area.

In addition to learning first-hand, er, taste, about the six great grapes of the world and socializing with friends, you’ll be helping us fund a special and important local history project as part of HWTN’s 40th anniversary next year.

This intimate, limited-attendance event, features a wine tasting led by Ben Christiansen, HWTN member and owner of Waterford Wine Company on Brady St. HWTN member Mary Beth Geraci has donated Green & Black’s Organic and Lindt chocolates to pair with the wine and complement our other appetizers (cheese, fruit, sausage). HWTN Membership VP and artist Thea Kovac is also donating a dozen hand-painted wine glasses that will be raffled off.

The special event will be held at the Lake Dr. home of members Bridget and Ingmar Viohl, 2659 N. Lake Dr. Only 50 people can be accommodated. The event costs $50 per person and is open only to HWTN and their guests.

Information on RSVP’s will be included in invitations sent to members by mail and email in the near future. Watch for your invitation, and be sure to RSVP in advance, by the Oct. 15 RSVP deadline. If you have questions or don’t receive your invitation, please email us here.

The fundraiser will help fund UWM’s creation of a permanent historic record of our neighborhood and its residents. The project involves a field study that is a joint venture between the UWM Department of History and the graduate-level Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures (BLC) program, which enrolls both UWM architecture students and UW-Madison art history students. It will study historic changes that have taken place in the North Point Neighborhood by gathering residents’ oral histories, performing archival research and creating architectural floor plans of neighborhood buildings. It will focus on mundane spaces such as smaller residences, stores, and public spaces. Additionally, the field study features an ecological component that will connect people, nature and water.

The study will create a data base of oral histories of local residents, visual and architectural documentation of buildings and landscapes, multimedia digital documentaries showcasing the neighborhood and a website with documentations and documentaries.

Learn more about the project here and read about a similar field study partially completed of the Thurson Woods neighborhood here.


Be sure to send in your check ASAP to reserve your space for this fun event benefiting a great neighborhood project, which will help us commemorate HWTN’s 40 years of service to your neighborhood!