Friday, November 17th, 2017

Gerald Gaffey, husband of Waukesha’s controversial art gallery owner Lynn Gaffey, left this comment on one of my Facebook postings, “Just think if you owned a property downtown, you might not have to pay a BID tax next year.” Since Mayor Jeff Scrima has illegally declared the BID dissolved, my guess is that the mayor […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Sep 6, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A BID’s bad blood spilling into streets Council should lead to end downtown infighting if mayor won’t In the glory days of college, there was a joke among those of us working for the student newspaper covering student government. “Never have so many fought so hard for […]

While it’s nice to see some local groups benefitting from GuitarTown at last, I can’t help but wonder what might have been had Mayor Jeff Scrima opened up the process or allowed more professional event organizers to be involved with the project, especially given the short time frame. I wonder if we’ll ever get a […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Jul 19, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:6A Schimel got it wrong again on open government BID decision latest in growing list of missteps by district attorney I’m told that some people downtown did not understand what I meant when I referred to Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel as “gelded” in last Thursday’s […]

Our friend George (aka Too Kool) reports a tiff between two business owners resulted in the bar owner, Jeff Barta, turning in Almont Gallery owner Lynn Gaffey for serving wine at her business during Saturday’s Art Crawl. However, George is incorrect on one point. It is not uncommon to see gallery having wine and snack […]

The downtown task force met Wednesday night without much of the drama promised by a few businesses on Facebook. By the end of the evening it was clear that nobody is out to destroy Freeman Friday Night Live (FFNL), Kerry Mackay of the Steaming Cup thinks the parking spots in front of his place are […]

Tonight was the reception at Key Westconsin to announce the artists for the GuitarTown Project. About 55 total showed up, including media, guests, steering committee and artists. Unfortunately they did not have the artists’ conceptions for the guitar art on display, but Susan Schoultz of Clear Verve Marketing said they are working on a website […]