News & Notes: Nov. 27

Nov. 27, 2012

Hearings to include potential Danny's successor

West Allis - Public hearings will be held Dec. 4 in West Allis on requests for special-use permits from two restaurant requests and one from a bar.

The bar request is for an M&M Sports Bar to be located at 1900 S. 60th St., the location of the former Danny's Lounge. The city pursued action to take the Danny's Lounge license, but the owner agreed to give it up. City officials plan to be sure that the M&M owners are not the same people who owned Mario's, a bar that preceded Danny's. Mario's also was the cause of police problems.

Another request for a special-use permit is from Oscar's Frozen Custard, 2362 S. 108th St., which wants to create a drive-thru addition to the existing restaurant.

The third request is to establish a Bari Pizzeria at 5919 W. Burnham St.

The consecutive hearings will start at 7 p.m. at the City Hall, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave. Opinions may be expressed orally or in writing at the hearing.

Whitnall administrators receive $1,000 raises

Greenfield - Eight administrators in the Whitnall School District, including the school principals, received an across-the-board $1,000 raise for the current school year in addition to having their contracts extended.

The superintendent's contract was already renewed for two years, but a compensation package is not yet done.

Seasons of Giving starts at credit union

West Milwaukee - The Guardian Credit Union with a branch at 4501 W. Greenfield Ave., is again holding its Seasons of Giving campaign.

For a cash donation, givers will get gift tag stickers, photo coasters, earbuds or seasonal glassware, depending on the size of their donations, which can be as little as $5. Donations will be used to provide food, coats, boots and toys for Guardian's members in need.

The campaign will run through the end of the year.

Meditation garden gets council approval

Greenfield - The Common Council has approved a new meditation garden design for Kopps Frozen Custard, 7601 W. Layton Ave.

The revised plan, approved by aldermen Nov. 20 from an earlier version previously approved in April 2011, includes glass blocks that can be lit from within.

Kopps can now proceed with construction.

Land splits OK'd, public hearing ahead

Greenfield - The first step toward making an unused portion of Arlington Cemetery into a possible church building site was taken last week with Greenfield Common Council's approval of the creation of three parcels.

Mormon Church officials are interested in some of the land.

A public hearing will be held Dec. 4 before the Common Council on a land-use plan change that would allow a church to be built. The hearing is slated for 7:15 p.m.

Fair fun on sale for holiday gifts

West Allis - The Wisconsin State Fair Park is again offering several ways to warm up someone's holiday season with the gift of the State Fair.

The 2013 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will be Aug. 1 through 11. Fair admission for $5, half the gate admission, is available along with $8 SpinCity Ride & Game 16-ticket sheets (50 percent savings). A six-pack cream puff certificate is $15, or $9 off the price of individually purchased cream puffs during the fair.

This year for a limited time, Bundles of Fair Fun will be sold for $45. They include four fair admission tickets and vouchers for 32 SpinCity tickets, a six-pack of cream puffs and a Fair Deals Bargain Book. All of these items cost $100 if purchased during the fair.

Holiday offers are available online at Fair tickets and SpinCity ticket vouchers can be purchased via "Print@Home" or mail-order options.

Cream puff six-pack certificates and Bundles of Fair Fun are only available via mail-order.

No shipping or service fees will apply to any "Print@Home" or mail-orders. Mail-Order purchases must be made by Dec. 19. "Print@Home" fair tickets and SpinCity ticket vouchers will be available through Dec. 31.

New this year, the fair ticket office will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays through Dec. 19 except for Thanksgiving and the following Friday.

School band wins $1,000 drawing

Greenfield - Don and Robb Hensiak, owners of Griddlers Café, presented a $1,000 Cascio Music shopping spree to the Greenfield Middle School band.

Griddlers Café celebrated its first anniversary in October and customers entered their favorite music program into a drawing for the gift card.

House of Harley looking toward 2013 events

Greenfield - The House of Harley, 6221 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield, is working on three events planned for next year.

They are its Indoor Custom Bike Show on Jan. 25 and 26; its 21st Annual Spring Bike Show, May 18; and the 2013 Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Milwaukee Rally, Aug. 28 to Sept. 2.

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