Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Waukesha Freeman 12/4/14 Page A4 Opinion Stepping up downtown Will Patton be recalled? As we clear the dishes from one holiday and plunge headlong to the next, we might lose sight of what’s really important. Have you started shopping for my Christmas present yet? Christmas for us started with the downtown tree lighting event, sponsored […]

I’m going to tell you a secret. State Sen Paul Farrow has candy in his basement. Lots of candy. In fact, four out of five dentists strongly recommend you do not venture into his basement.  The fifth dentist wants you as a patient. Farrow has more candy in his basement than the Easter Bunny. It’s […]

Burr Deming commented on the controversy regarding the treatment of the Girl Scouts who marched in this year’s Waukesha Christmas Parade. (I wrote about the scouts in my Waukesha Freeman column and followed up with a response to the Chamber of Commerce.) Deming wrote, Conservative James Wigderson has complained about the mishandling of a parade and how […]

The Christmas parade edition. Jim Hahn, the Executive Director at City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce, is upset with my Waukesha Freeman column regarding the troubles some Girl Scouts had with Christmas Parade organizers. The parade was run by the Chamber of Commerce for the first time this year after Mayor Jeff Scrima effectively led […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A10, Opinion 11/27/2013 No Merry Christmas in parade Too much drama for Girl Scouts It was cold at Sunday’s Waukesha Christmas Parade, but that’s not what is bothering two Girl Scout leaders. Just prior to the parade start, parade organizers tried squeezing them for an additional $100 each. This was the first […]

Vicky Hekkers on her blog reports a rumor that there will be a $25 fee for anyone entering the city of Waukesha Christmas Parade. Rumor has it that the mayor has insisted that those marching in this years Christmas Parade have to pay $25/a piece to be included. A couple of Vietnam vets supposedly went […]

Each year I make a list of predictions, and each year we examine where I went wrong. Unfortunately the end of the Mayan calendar did not mean the end of the world, so we have 50 predictions to sort through. It might be easier to don the sackcloth and walk barefoot through Canterbury while being […]

From today’s Sound Off in the Waukesha Freeman, Scrima comments Ah, yes, here we go again. There’s a large headline belittling Mayor Jeff Scrima for his absence at the Christmas Parade (Thursday, Nov. 15, by Sarah Pryor). It has been clear for the last three years that is a well-deserved break for him that he […]

Bah humbug Scrima Christmas Parade was fun without the mayor Waukesha Freeman 11/21/2012 What a wonderful Christmas Parade this year. It was fun to be among so many of our fellow Waukesha residents waiting for the Trinity Irish Dancers. I think Santa Claus was there, too. It was a switch this year for my family. […]

As reported in the Waukesha Freeman the other day (and teased in my Waukesha Freeman column), Mayor Jeff Scrima will again miss the city of Waukesha Christmas Parade. The parade is the biggest civic event of the year. It’s bigger than Freeman Friday Night Live. It’s bigger than GuitarTown (which really wasn’t that big, it […]