Greendale’s year in review: 2021 stories


GREENDALE, WI – From a new restaurant and the preservation of a Greendale original, to coyotes and new plans for Southridge, Greendale has seen a lot in 2021. Here are some of the takeaways from the year.

Greendale teacher can’t wait to research overseas in Greece
The trip continues overseas for this Greendale educator who was recently named Wisconsin College Teacher of the Year.

Milk Can Diner opens in Greendale
After months of delays and challenges, the opening of the Milk Can Diner in downtown Greendale is “finally in sight!” the company posted on Facebook last week.

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Little Women to mark Greendale Theater’s first performance in 2 years
After a two-year hiatus from performances, the cast was announced and a course was set for the return of the Greendale Community Theater.

Remember Lily: “She found beauty in everything and in everyone”
Lily Limbert, 14, a student and resident of Greendale, died on Tuesday, a week after nearly drowning in Lake Michigan on June 21.

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New art company ‘Galleria Greendale ‘now open

The new business will launch on Tuesday with its large selection of art and accessories mostly sourced from Wisconsin artists, the Galleria Greendale website said. Works by more than 50 artists will be on display and available for purchase, the website said.

Eric Look Band plans “Back The K-9” concert in Greendale
The Eric Look Band will perform their first full-scale concert since the start of the pandemic at their “Back The K-9” event.

Greendale approves big proposal for old Boston store site
The Town of Greendale Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a redevelopment proposal that would bring hundreds of apartments and thousands of square feet of retail space to the former Boston Store site near Southridge Mall, according to a press release from the village.

Greendale mom describes kids’ experiences with racism in school
A mother from Greendale recently told the Board of Education that students at Greendale High School directed racist language against her children.

This year’s Spirit of Greendale winner looks back on the village’s past
Jim Birmingham is this year’s recipient of the Greendale Public Celebrations Committee Spirit of Greendale Award. This distinction aims to honor individuals who embody a passion for Greendale.

Greendale is hardly affected by declines in enrollment in state schools
A sharp decline in public school enrollment nationwide could have lasting effects in Wisconsin, some of which could extend well beyond the pandemic.

10 years of Greendale School Garden: visits, planned celebrations
Saturday marks a special occasion for the Greendale School District: the school garden will be a decade old.

Door-to-door candy sales lead to the battery, 3 children arrested: the police
In a press release issued on Monday, the Greendale Police Department recounted a day full of “repeated distractions” and unproductive interactions with a young battery victim, an adult male chaperone and his family despite attempts by the police to locate suspects in their battery report.

Plans advance for Starbucks near Martin Luther High School

The plans are geared towards the construction of the Starbucks offered in front of Martin Luther High School.

Woman cited for urinating in public on village lawn DPW

A woman was arrested last week for urinating in public after parking a car on the lawn of the Greendale Department of Public Works building, according to police records.

Dog locks owner out of car, “voluntary” trail work: GPD logs
Greendale Police reported that a resident had been locked out of his own car by his dog, that a man with an ax in the woods was actually only doing trail work, several homes in Greendale have recently been incited.

Community robotics team takes second place at international event
Greendale ALIEN’s community robotics team won second place in an international competition for its product to help wheelchair users in difficult terrain, the team leader told Patch.

Stay one night in an original historic Greendale house: currently rented
Looking to spend the night in a Wisconsin home steeped in history?

Apple Court House, an original Greendale home straight out of the Depression era, is finally available for rent after two years of restoration by the Greendale Historical Society, according to the latest issue of Greendale’s Life in the Village magazine.

Southridge Shopping Center Rental Revenue Decreased by Millions Due to Deferrals
Southridge Mall has issued rent deferrals for its retailers, which reduced its expected rental income this year by millions of dollars, the Milwaukee Business Journal reported.

Person pretending to be an American agent calls Greendale Police
A robocall reached the Greendale Police Department last week claiming to be from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The caller said a package had been intercepted and officers were to talk about an investigation, according to a department’s Facebook post.


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