If you and your partner even would make Saint Valentine blush, enter your photo now for a chance to win a $40 gift card to The Pasta Shoppe.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
A look ahead to what you need to know in Port Washington and Saukville this week.
Here are some highlights of the upcoming week in Port Washington and Saukville. There are just the essentials; Port Washington-Saukville Patch has its own events calendar and you are invited to enter your own events. Get your green thumb ready The Port Washington Garden Club's annual gardening seminar will focus on two themes this year: Digging in with Kids and Container/Vertical Gardens. The event costs $25 and starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. Fight your cabin fever Blue Heron Artisan's Gallery will feature a "Cabin Fever" art exhibit during normal business hours after its opening reception Feb. 8. Learn more about the exhibit. Meet Congressman Tom Petri Head to Cedarburg for a town meeting with Congressman Petri at 1 p.m. Sunday, who …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Numbers from 2011 show the five top paid employees in the Port Washington, with coinciding benefits package costs; it may come as a surprise that the highest paid employee doesn't have the the benefits package to go with it.
Despite the fact that City Administrator Mark Grams is the highest paid city employee in Port Washington, numbers released by the city show other individuals earning benefits packages that cost much more. Grams, administrator of the city for nearly 27 years, in 2011 earned a salary of $100,619 with a benefits package worth $36,748 — or 37 percent of his salary. Police Chief Kevin Hingiss, who had been an officer with the Port Police Department for 27 years, but chief for just more than one year, earns a salary of $81,096 but a benefits package worth $48,043 — which is 59 percent of his salary. Grams said this difference in benefits cost is related to higher retirement benefits that the police department continues to receive but other …
Are you and your partner the epitome of cute? Enter our contest to win a $40 gift card to a romantic dinner at The Pasta Shoppe!
Do you and your spouse still hold hands after all these years? Do you exemplify commitment, loyalty and friendship? Then enter Patch's Cutest Couple Contest. If you and your partner even would make Saint Valentine blush, enter your photo now for a chance to win. Just upload your photo by midnight on Feb. 15 and don’t forget to include your names in the tagline. (You need to be a registered Patch user, log into the site, click on this story, then select "Upload Photos.") Winners will be based on reader votes in the comments and announced on Feb. 18. Contest dates for Feb. 4-18. The winning couple will receive a $40 gift card for a romantic dinner at The Pasta Shoppe in Port Washington. Please click here for 2013 giveaway rules. Check out …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Earlier this month we asked what you'd like to see improved in Port Washington and Saukville and the answers that came in the comments and on Facebook include larger business and destination establishments and easier access to the beach.
Earlier in January we asked Patch users what they would like to see improve in Port Washington and Saukville in 2013. Some of the suggestions that came through include more destination establishments, larger stores and restaurants, development off of exit 100 by Sentry and easier access to North Beach. Here's what people had to say on Facebook and in Patch comments: Greg Huegerich: Both cities could benefit from more "destination" establishments. Places that will lure visitors from outside the area. Both cities also need to be more accepting of new investors and less "protective" of existing businesses. Ike: It would be nice to see either city open up to let in more business that aren't normally in this area. Would be nice not to have to …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
YouTube videos about your community by residents of your community. What Port Washington-Saukville videos can be found? Watch people jump into freezing water and wrestling entertainment in Saukville.
About 48 hours of video are uploaded every minute to YouTube. As long as you follow YouTube's policy, anyone can upload a video. Lets check out some Port Washington and Saukville videos on YouTube. We got three videos that are sure to make people cringe and a pretty video of mist. Do you know of a YouTube video that highlights Port Washington and Saukville? Send the link to email@example.com and it could be featured on Port Washington-Saukville Patch. Also, you can add your own video my submitting it to this video gallery.
Monday, January 14, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Port Washington and Saukville, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Port Washington and Saukville to make it an even better place to live? Is the city's downtown business district the greatest priority? What about commercial development near I-43 in Saukville? Port Washington Mayor Tom Mlada said he has high hopes and big plans for the year to come that include the city's economy, national recognition and technology improvements. Tell us in the comment section below or blog about …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Though his position is just a part-time gig, Port Washington Mayor Tom Mlada has left his full-time job to focus his ambitions on making the city better.
After 10 years of working for St. Monica School & Parish in Whitefish Bay, Port Washington Mayor Tom Mlada has resigned from his position in order to focus more attention on making what he often calls Port's "quality of life" better. "My intent is try to do the best that I can, to really match the full-time commitment of all our staff … and really enhance the quality of life," he said. "There's a lot to do ... there's a lot to help move forward — I do feel privileged to be at this place at this time," Mlada said. Mlada, who also has three young daughters at home as well as a adult son, said he has enjoyed his time leading the city so far, and looks forward to the opportunities that await him. "It has been truly the most enjoayble 8 months…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The top business stories in 2012 include the opening of Duluth Trading Company, changes in the roll-your-own cigarette industry, a couple local businesses that closed and some planned renovations in Port's downtown.
Editor's note: The Port Washington and Saukville area saw plenty of business developments — from new businesses announced to others closing as well as major renovations — throughout 2012. The following recaps the most-read business stories of every month. The top stories are based solely on the number of readers in the given month. For more business information in the Port Washington and Saukville area, visit Patch's business section.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Port Washington and Saukville are full of great memories from 2012. Here, flip through a visual reminder of some of the awesome events that took place in the city and village.
Patch is about hyperlocal information: that means all of the news brought to you by the editors of the site has a strong connection to what matters here in Port Washington and Saukville. But the other things that matter in Port Washington and Saukville are YOU. That's why Patch is an interactive platform, with it's local voices section, interactive events calendar, announcements page and more. Another big part of our interactivity is your ability to upload photos. And, boy, did the community do that in 2012. Flip through this gallery of great photos submitted. The selection is created by editor Lyssa Beyer to show a variety of events and scenes from the city. If you have another photo from 2012 that you don't want forgotten, please add it …