Plan to Celebrate Holidays at Member Soiree Friday Dec. 9

Mark your calendars for the annual Historic Water Tower Neighborhood Holiday Party and 43rd Anniversary Celebration, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday Dec 9, 2016.

As in recent years, HWTN member Andy Nunemaker will host the party at his stunning home, 2221 N Terrace Ave.

andyThe party is open to HWTN members only. If you haven’t renewed or joined for our membership year that began Oct. 1, please go to our website today and become a member.

The party will feature a festive buffet, wine and beer. Opportunities to share your culinary talents for a discounted registration fee will, once again, be an option.

Information on the cost and how to sign up and pay will be sent to members.

Also, HWTN member Adrian Zilvetti is asking for volunteers to help with invitations, food and beverage coordination, set-up and tear down for this year’s holiday party. Please email Adrian at or call 414-530-6620 to offer your assistance.

HWTN Holiday Party coming Friday Dec. 11

HWTN’s annual, not-to-be-missed members-only Holiday Party is coming up on Friday Dec. 11, 2015.

Our very festive gala takes place again at the stunning Terrace Avenue mansion of Andy Nunemaker, a former HWTN president.

264f1f8aa37cef69966ebc3150495d00Members will receive invitations in the U.S. postal service mail (how old school of us). Not currently a member of HWTN? It’s not too late to join, but hurry: You must be an HWTN member and register to attend.

For members who misplaced or haven’t received their invitations, please email us and we’ll get you the information to sign up and join us.

Enjoy the holiday season!

Celebrate Holidays at Annual HWTN Party Dec. 12

HWTN’s annual members-only holiday party — a holiday highlight for East Siders — takes place Dec. 12, and once again at Andy Nunemaker’s incomparable N. Terrace Avenue mansion.

Members should watch their mail for an invitation to this popular party. If you’re not a current member, join or renew today so you can attend the party. (Our new membership year started Oct. 1.) Our website offers online and snail mail options to join and renew.

See you at the party!


Members-Only Home & Garden Parties in August, September and October; Holiday Party Set for December

Remember when we all knew our neighbors? With such busy lives, neighbors rarely have time to get to know one another anymore…let alone socialize.

garden-tour-18The HWTN Special Events Committee wants to help neighbors get to know each other. Several members have opened their homes this summer for garden parties, with August 23, September 13 and October 11, 2014, socials now on the calendar. And the homes we’ll be partying in are fantastic, historic gems.

The parties are free but are open only to members. Each guest brings a dessert or appetizer as well as their own wine or beer and drink glasses.

Want to know the times and locations? Ready to RSVP? Please check your member emails for details. If you can’t find the info, please email us at for more information.

Also, mark your calendar for our members-only Dec. 12 holiday party, once again hosted by Andy Nunemaker at his incomparable N. Terrace Ave mansion. Details to follow.

Not a current member (our membership year starts Oct. 1)? Then it’s time to become one, so you attend these great member events. Our website offers online and snail mail options to join or renew. Do it today!

HWTN 2012 holiday party packs historic Milwaukee mansion

Historic Water Tower Neighborhood’s annual holiday party on Nov. 30 drew 125 members to a fantastic evening in one of Milwaukee’s most beautiful historic homes.

In addition to the great socializing, food and libations, party-goers were treated to an inside peak at member Andy Nunemaker’s gorgeous and festively decorated Terrace Avenue mansion.

The party was a huge success thanks to the hard work of many members, including Lise Sadagopan, who coordinated the event, Sandra McSweeney, Laurel Maney, Donna Neal, Adrian Zilvetti, Gina Spang, Thea Kovac, Mary Beth Geraci, Toby Reynolds, Mary Kelley and, of course, gracious host Andy Nunemaker.

A recent Milwaukee Magazine article showed Andy’s house in full holiday decoration for a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra benefit. If you couldn’t attend our party, check out these pictures from the magazine.

The party was covered by “Boris and Doris on the Town” in the Shepherd Express newspaper. Boris and Doris wrote:

Celebrating History:
Historic Water Tower Neighborhood members got into the holiday spirit at a beautiful house party held at the stately manse of the organization’s past president, Andy Nunemaker. In addition to current president, Foley & Lardner attorney Lloyd Dickinson, other former presidents on hand were Pat Van Alyea with her daughter Stephanie, Fran and Mary Wasielewski, John Bach, Mike Benton, Jeff Bentoff and his wife, Julie Penman, Sandra McSweeney with her husband, Marc, and David Remstad, NML’s chief actuary. Pat Small and his sister Virginia also attended, along with David Rubin and Peter and Thea Kovac.

A big thanks from HWTN to all our members who attended and to those who volunteered their time and talent to help make this party the neighborhood holiday event of the year!