Friday, September 7, 2012
A proposal is coming forward that would allow dogs on leashes on the riverwalk between the Clock Tower and Bethesda Park.
Dog lovers in Waukesha have few choices when it comes to taking their dogs to the park. The majority of the parks in the area ban the four-footed creatures. Minooka Park has a dog park, but that is on the southeast side of the community. It might come as a surprise to some dog walkers who take their pooch for a stroll through Frame Park and along the riverwalk. Dogs are frequently taken for walks or even go swimming in the Fox River. But it is against the city’s ordinances. But the city could open up a portion of the Riverwalk to leashed dogs. The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday to consider a proposal to allow dogs on a leash on the riverwalk between the Clock Tower through Bethesda Park. The meeting is …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Waukesha college students find two bikes, air conditioner unit and a shopping cart during Homecoming Week volunteer project.
Monday, October 17, 2011
A group of Carroll University students helped clean up the Fox River for Volunteer Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, as part of Homecoming Week activities. The 52 students worked in Bethesda Springs Park, where they removed 35 bags of trash from the river and the park. Some of the trash items found in the river included two bikes, a window air conditioner unit and a shopping cart. The service day was coordinated through Carroll’s Volunteer Center. “It’s great to see these young people taking ownership to care for the river,” Jayne Jenks of the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use said in the news release. “Much of the garbage they pulled entered from the storm drains, which deliver water – and anything else from the roadways – …
Monday, May 16, 2011
The 25th Annual Bike & Hike to raise funds for The Evangelical Child & Family Agency marched on despite cold winds and spotty rain.
About 100 participants showed up to walk, bike or roller blade the Glacial Drumlin Trail for the 25th annual Bike & Hike: Supporting Moms, Dads and Babies to raise funds for The Evangelical Child & Family Agency, despite the sketchy weather. There was a chill and rain drops in the air, but people showed up to support the New Berlin agency nonetheless at Bethesda Park in Waukesha. The winner of the T-shirt design contest, Rebecca Bogdanowich, was in attendance as well as one of the runner ups, Kristi Lasch, whose design was featured on a cake. Another runner up, Kyle Re, had his design featured on a cake as well. Bogdanowich, 19, is a Graphic Design major at WCTC. A true family event, Bogdanowich’s mother, Cathy, and father, Mike, were …