Saturday, August 25, 2012
The machines of yesteryear were featured at the Sussex Antique Power Association's 54th annual Threshing Bee at Village Park.
It was a true step back in time at the 54th annual Threshing Bee and Engine Show, held at Village Park on Saturday and Sunday. The family event, hosted by the Sussex Antique Power Association, featured old-time steam engines, threshing machines, antique tractors, trucks and cars, as well as blacksmith demonstrations and old-time saw mill and much more.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
From area meetings to the annual Antique Power Show, this is a list of places to be this week in Sussex.
The Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Sussex Community Center. Items discussed by the board will include the Village Park reconstruction project and potential 2013 park upgrades. The meeting is open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. There's a Hamilton School Board meeting on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Hamilton High School's library. The School Board will be talking about multiple items on its agenda, including the updates to Marcy and Woodside elementary schools. The meeting is open to the public, and it's expected to only take 45 minutes, so attend and see what's happening in your district first-hand. Starting Saturday at 9 a.m. at Village Park, the Sussex Antique Power Association will …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The village's National Night Out and ice cream social on Wednesday will also be home to discussions on the Sussex Village Park master plan.
Between enjoying Sussex's annual National Night Out event and the Pauline Hass Library's ice cream social, village residents can learn more about the multi-million dollar renovation project to reconstruct Sussex Village Park. Starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the Village Hall’s parking lot, residents will be able to ask any questions they still have about the project. Village officials scheduled the “open house” style meeting during National Night Out and the library’s ice cream social so more people would be available to ask questions. After detailed, 3-D construction plans were released in late June, Sussex residents have been buzzing about the potential makeover to the village’s largest park, particularly pertaining to the project’s …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Between a gathering regarding the controversial Village Park reconstruction project to the annual National NIght Out, this is a list of places to be and things to do this week in Sussex.
Another public forum has been scheduled for Sussex and Lisbon residents looking for more information on the potential merger for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Held at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center, this meeting will clear up any new or lingering questions residents may have, especially after the board said they may not support the merger. Community members can enjoy seasonal, fresh produce and hand-crafted items weekly at Market on the Hill – Pewaukee’s Farmers Market – on the Waukesha County Technical College main Pewaukee campus. The market, coordinated by Positively Pewaukee and WCTC, is held Wednesdays through Oct. 24 – rain or shine – from 3 to 6:30 p.m. It is conveniently located at WCTC in Lot 19, next to the Workforce Development Center. …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Softball, fireworks, music, and beer will not be in short supply throughout the weekend during the village's largest event.
Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Fast signup here. In Menomonee Falls, festival goers don’t need to dig deep in their pockets to enjoy a few adult beverages at Falls Fest. Unlike professional baseball games and other large festivals where beer can eclipse $7 a cup, thirsty Falls Fest fans can fill their cups for $3.50 at the annual four-day event that opens Thursday at Village Park in Menomonee Falls. It gets better. On Saturday and Sunday, beverages are slashed by $1 from noon to 5 p.m., and a brew will cost just $2.50. Of course, the deal applies to soda and water as well. Water is typically $1.50 and soda costs $2. However, Falls …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Even after the morning sprinkle and mild thunderstorm, Sussex says the burning and fireworks ban is stil in effect. But should the village still hold an annual fireworks show?
Sussex residents who may have gotten hopeful after hearing the thunder this morning will be disappointed to hear the village’s burning and fireworks ban is still in effect. That means residents are strictly prohibited from burning things like a brush pile or campfires. In addition, police will be on the lookout for people lighting off fireworks for the Fourth of July, giving citations to anyone who is caught. “Although fireworks are often considered to be an important part of the Independence Day celebration, please keep in mind the danger to neighbors and surrounding natural areas during a drought” the Sussex Fire Department said in a statement. “Police will be monitoring the Village for illegal discharge of fireworks and will issue …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Read the in-depth details on the Village Park redevelopment, including possible construction costs and a timeline. The multmillion dollar reconstruction project has been nearly finalized, but actual construction will take years, officials say.
From an enormous baseball diamond complex to a splash-pad water feature, the Sussex Parks and Recreation Department is getting close to finalizing what Village Park could potentially look like after a major reconstruction project. Parks officials have been hard at work since January reviewing and revising 3-D designs of the park, and, according to Parks and Recreation Director Amy Flaherty, there are just a few more steps, including additional public input, before the plan could be come a reality. “The Park Board gave conditional approval of this plan, so now we’re going to get a cost estimate,” Flaherty said. “In August, we’d like to get this approved by the Park Board and the Village Board, so that way, as we finalize our capital budget …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Take an up-close look at what Sussex's Village Park could look like if the village's plans for major renovations at the park win Village Board approval.
The Sussex Parks and Recreatio Department has released its most detailed renderings of the Village Park, visually outlining in 3-D what each section of the park is slated to transform into over the upcoming years. And you don't even need 3-D glasses to see them. From the splash-pad to the enormous baseball quad-plex, the digital drawings of the park were ordered so Sussex could get a more specific total price tag. The original engineering firm, R.A. Smith National, estimated in September that the total park renovation would cost roughly $11 million based on initial drawings. Sussex officials say that number is expected to change as a new cost estimate is being produced by another firm, Stantec. Flip through the photos above and read more …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Mark your calendars for the shows you want to see throughout the summer in downtown Menomonee Falls.
It’s been a tradition in Menomonee Falls for well over a decade, and in June the village’s annual Concerts in the Park series opens for another season of free live music downtown. This year, The Pink Flamingoes will kick off the Tuesday evening concert series from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 7 in the gazebo at Village Park. Live concerts will be held on Thursday evenings as well as Friday afternoons until the middle of August. The Friday afternoon concerts will all be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Mill Pond Park on the west side of the river. Thursday Evenings Each concert is played from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gazebo in Village Park. Friday Afternoons Each concert is played from noon to 1 p.m. in Mill Pond Park on the west side of the river…
Sunday, August 21, 2011
The Piston and Rod Show featured around 300 vehicles from collectors around southeastern Wisconsin, while local fire departments took part in unique competition.
The Sussex Lions Club's Piston and Rod Show at Village Park Saturday featured about 300 vehicles, including classic cars, motorcycles, trucks and army vehicles. A total of 29 plaques were be awarded, with Harold Wehrman taking "Best in Show" for his 1939 Ford convertible. Also at the show, four local fire departments (Sussex, Lisbon, Merton and Hartland) competed in the SAFE Vehicle Extrication Challenge, where teams rescued dummies from the mock crash scenes. SAFE is a non-profit organization which trains firefighters, paramedics, EMTs and chief officers in effective techniques to save peoples lives after car accidents. SAFE is looking for donations of old or totaled cars to use for rescue training exercises. More info can be found on …