Neroli Salon and Spa will open its fifth Milwaukee-area location this fall in Mequon, the company has announced.
The 4,000-square-foot salon and spa will be in the Mequon Pavilions shopping center, 10930 N. Port Washington Road, just southwest of Sendik’s Food Market.
Neroli was founded in 1993 by Susan Haise in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. It has over 200 employees, with locations in the Third Ward, Milwaukee's east side, Glendale and Brookfield.
Shorewood police are investigating the murder of 57-year-old Clarence W. Charles, who was found dead in his Oakland Avenue apartment Tuesday evening.
Charles had been reported missing, prompting police to check his apartment, according to a Shorewood police news release.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and ruled the death a homicide, the first to happen in Shorewood in 20 years.
Shorewood police have requested assistance from the Wisconsin Crime Lab and the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigations.
"We are currently investigating the incident and several possible leads in the case," Shorewood police said in the release. "We do not believe that this was a random act and do not believe that the residents of Shorewood are in danger."» Read Full Article
The River Hills Police Department will now have enforcement authority over residents whose properties are deemed a chronic nuisance, village officials decided Wednesday.
Village Attorney William Dineen said though there are few issues with properties in the village, the chief of police asked him to draft an ordinance that gives the police department the authority to deal with premises that have recurring issues. Dineen drafted a similar ordinance for Shorewood.
According to the ordinance, any property that generates three or more citations by the police department, building inspector or health department for "nuisance activities" in one year authorizes the chief of police to take action. The chief of police can then issue a notice requiring the property owner to come up with a plan to curb the problems.
If they do not comply with the "nuisance abatement plan," the property owner can be issued a citation, according to the ordinance. The citation amount is based on an assessment that determines how much it cost the village to continuously visit the property.
There are 18 items listed in the ordinance that would be considered "nuisance activity." This includes an act of harassment, disorderly conduct, battery, lewd behavior, violation of village codes, and alcohol violations.
Whitefish Bay — Administrators and elected officials of the Whitefish Bay School District are looking for a new way to compensate teachers.
Last week the School Board commissioned a study on teacher compensation to address the problems and concerns resulting from Act 10, which in 2011 took away the union's ability to bargain over anything more than a relatively small pay increase.
In the last four years, Bay teachers had their salaries frozen before receiving a 1.25 percent pay increase in the 2011-12 year and 1.35 percent in the 2012-13 year, while the administration also reduced benefits.
"(The study) stems from our experience last year, from bargaining, from staff coming in worried about salaries," said Business Manager Shawn Yde, adding that any new compensation model would have to strike a balance between "attracting and retaining quality staff while having cost-effective education."
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Shorewood — The Shorewood Plan Commission on Tuesday had its first glimpse of a proposed senior living facility on the former Pig N' Whistle and Sherburn Place Apartments sites on Capitol Drive at the village's western edge.
Florida-based senior living firm Harbor Retirement Associates presented a preliminary site plan for a combined 96-unit assisted living and memory-care facility in Shorewood's third tax incremental financing district.
This was the first of three meetings at which the Plan Commission will discuss the project. At the third meeting, the Plan Commission will vote on it. Because the site lies in a planned development district, both the Plan Commission and the Village Board have to give the project a green light by approving a conditional use permit and crafting a development agreement with HRA.
Village Manager Chris Swartz said they hope to complete this process by August or September. Before that can happen, however, additional questions that came up at the first Plan Commission meeting need to be answered and details hammered out.
If all goes well, the senior living facility could be constructed as early as mid-2015, said Charles Jennings, HRA's chief development officer.» Read Full Article
Brown Deer — Stunning village officials, Wal-Mart representatives and community members in attendance, the Village Board voted 4-3 Monday to deny liquor sales at the incoming Walmart Supercenter at the former Lowe's site at Brown Deer Road and 60th Street.
"No" votes came from trustees Andrea Weddle-Henning, a vocal opponent of the Walmart project, Tim Schilz, who voted against liquor at the Plan Commission last week, Terry Boschert and Bob Oates. Trustees Jeff Baker, Gary Springman, and Village President Carl Krueger voted for a one-aisle liquor section in the store.
Unknown at this point is whether the liquor prohibition will kill the entire project. Already Wal-Mart has made a number of concessions to conform to Brown Deer standards.
A Wal-Mart spokesperson did not respond to requests for comment Tuesday morning.
"We're very focused on being succcessful for the long term," Deborah Tomczyk, an attorney representing Wal-Mart, said at the meeting Monday. "We think having a minor liquor store component is critical to that."» Read Full Article
The Nicolet baseball team pulled all out all the stops on Monday in the WIAA sectional at Cedarburg.
Team ace Hunter Crass won his third game in less than week pitching on just two days rest in the 5-3 sectional semifinal victory over West Bend East, after just two days prior to that, doing the very same thing in a regional final victory over Cedarburg.
"Man, that's hard on the body," he said after putting ice on his shoulder. "That's a lot of pitching and a lot of pitches."
The Knights also had three generations of coaches on hand Dick Huxtable, Dick Sykes and current leader Jason Grodsky. Former CNI NOW Player of the Year Sam Sivilotti, who was the star of the last Knight team to maker state in 2006, was around too for awhile.
Nicolet also had guts, heart and character rallying back from deficits in both games. They had some astounding defense at times too (rightfielder Zach Pagel throwing out a runner trying to take third on a single in the East win and first baseman Brett Keiper and catcher Kyle Brahm combining to make a great play to snuff out a West Bend West squeeze play attempt in the title game).» Read Full Article
Glendale — Downsized and downtrodden, Susan Taylor was in life's doghouse.
Decades ago, she had been in the prosperous business of supplying ingredients to Milwaukee's brewers. As that business began to taper off in the 80s and 90s, Taylor was one of many shown the door when her employer was snapped up by a larger company.
Suddenly outside an industry for which she had cultivated a particular skill set, Taylor went on a 15-year "journey to find out what to do with my life" — a long and difficult journey that cost her a marriage. As time wore on, she bounced between trades, at times working as a micro-lender, recruiter and eventually a fast food worker and a maid.
"I ended up going down the food chain as the years went along," Taylor said. "I did whatever it took to pay the bills."