Friday, August 17, 2012
Band West of East performs for Sussex's last outdoor concert series. Do you recognize your neighbors in the photos?
Sussex Parks and Recreation closed out its outdoor concert series Sounds of Sussex with band West of East Thursday evening, and residents gathered to enjoy the live music. With temperatures in the mid 70s, it was the perfect weather to curl up on a blanket in Weyer Park. And although the concert series is over for the year, the Parks and Recreation department is always looking for new talent for next year. This is an annual event, so if you know of a band looking for a summertime gig, contact Megan Sackett at (262) 424-3906 or via email.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Major events like the Sounds of Sussex and the 4th of July don't just happen on their own. Sussex honored local businesses responsible for footing part of the bill.
The Village of Sussex held a special ceremony during Tuesday night's Village Board meeting to honor local businesses who make the village a better place to live – through events. Community gatherings like the 4th of July, Sounds of Sussex and the Rock-A-Thon are made better through donations from local businesses. Village President Greg Goetz thanked each business, generating a round of applause from the crowd. “There are over 11 community events that are held in Sussex each year, and that’s mainly due to sponsors,” Goetz said. “Those events give us a small town charm. We would definitely still have events like these in the community, but they wouldn’t be nearly as great or fun-filled without sponsorships from local businesses.” The local…
Friday, July 6, 2012
Similar to the Friends of the Pauline Hass Library, the Sussex Recreation Department is hoping to start a Friends group. Are you interested?
The Sussex Recreation Department would like to spark a new interest within the community by creating a Friends of Sussex Parks and Recreation group. The Friends Group will begin operating for charitable, educational and benevolent purposes. Some of the goals of this organization may include fundraising for the Village Park Master Plan project, organizing and running a farmers market, enhancing the park system, adding to the community special events offered and supporting recreational programs. The department is looking for adult volunteers within the Sussex community who would be willing to take on projects as a group that the Sussex Recreation Department cannot do without additional support. “The Sussex Recreation Department is growing …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Sussex Village Park hosted Cruise Night, an event to celebrate amazing classic cars, classic music and the classic root beer float.
Tasty, ice-cold root beer floats were on the menu at Sussex's annual Cruise Night at Village Park Thursday night. Classic cars lined up in front of Village Hall before parading over to the park where they were on display for Sussex residents to see. The Parks and Recreation Department organized the event, complete with classic music from the 50s and 60s and root beer floats. Did you attend the annual Cruise Night celebration? Tell us what you thought in the comments!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
This Thursday kicks off the village's free Sounds of Sussex series with live music, freshly grilled food, and for the first time ever, beer.
For the third year in a row, the Sussex Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the free Sounds of Sussex series at Weyer Park, and this Thursday kicks off the streak of events. Between 6 and 8 p.m., village residents are invited to head to Weyer Park – behind Village Hall and the library – to munch on brats and burgers, and listen to Annie B & the Vagabond Company. The band describes itself as high-energy rock with a "groovy" feel, with people describing Annie B's voice as a cross between the sounds of Alanis Morisette and Ann Wilson. Parks and Rec Director Amy Flaherty is hoping to make a splash with this summer's Sounds of Sussex series, so this year the event boasts an extra attraction. “Parks and Rec provides the bands, and people…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Parks and Recreation board members are split. Is it worth spending close to $100,000 on a park that might rarely get used?
Nestled on the corner of Waukesha Avenue and Elm Drive, Madeline Park has been the subject of confusion for Sussex Parks and Recreation board members for more than six months now. And with the final results from the department’s survey tallied, board members are still unclear as to what should occupy the empty lot. The idea to install adult workout stations is officially dead, and although the survey indicates residents would like another playground, board members are unconvinced. After sending the survey to more than 1,000 residents, and after Patch posted the survey for readers, 246 people responded to help give some direction. More than 50 percent of respondents said they’ve never even been to Madeline Park, but even so, a new …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
About 1,300 people attended the event, and more than 100 entered Sussex Patch's contest. Check out who won the $25 gift card to Boneyard.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Organizers at Spring Fest say the massive event was another outstanding success in 2012 thanks to the contributions and efforts of many organizations, including Sussex Patch. Nearly 200 people enjoyed the kick-off breakfast provided by George Webb Restaurant and hosted by the Hamilton National Honor Society with proceeds going to Sussex Outreach Services. Community members helped celebrate the Village of Sussex being recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as the “Best Place to Raise Kids in Wisconsin” with a special recognition ceremony. The Sussex Area Chamber of Commerce, Hamilton School District and other local organizations joined forces to provide a day of fun and opportunities to celebrate the assets of our communities. Throughout the…
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Between the prices and the expected use, the board needs convincing.
It was recently announced that Madeline Park could be getting adult workout stations rather than a new playground, but now Parks and Recreation Board members aren’t so sure. Amy Flaherty, the director of Sussex Parks and Recreation Department, presented multiple options to the board during Monday night’s meeting. The two manufacturers she delved into deeper could supply full sets of outdoor workout equipment for either $14,000 or $21,000. The reality of those prices made some board members like Tim Dietrich second guess the project altogether. “I’m wondering how much usage we’re going to get from this,” Dietrich said. “The park is right off the Bugline, but the Bugline is mostly used by bicyclers. I mean, $21,000 is a lot of money here. …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
This is a list of things to do and places to be this week in Sussex.
The Parks and Recreation board will be meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the Sussex Community Center. Some of the items on the agenda include the contract for Lion's Daze and what they plan to do with Madeline Park. The meeting is open to the public, so residents are encouraged to attend. The Hamilton School District will be holding a school board meeting at Hamilton High School's library at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. The meeting is open to the public, so any residents interested in sharing something with the board or learning about the district first-hand is encouraged to attend. Three candidates are facing off to fill the seat as Lake Country Municipal judge, and it's up to residents to vote on Tuesday at the National Guard Armory. …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The party was originally scheduled in Jan. and canceled for the same reason.
Due to lack of snow (and this beautiful weather), Park and Recreation's sledding party has been canceled for the season. The downhill party was scheduled for Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Village Park, a rescheduled date after the original sledding party in Jan. was canceled for the same reason.