Brookfield/Elm Grove Monthly

August 2014

Brookfield/Elm Grove Monthly

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By Kirsten Klahn Special to The Freeman BROOKFIELD — Looking for a fun place to take your four-legged friend? There are plenty of great places right in your backyard. Check out Mitchell Park, 19900 River Road, Brookfield, which has a pet exercise area for dogs. In addition, at Minooka Park, 1927 E. Sunset Drive, Waukesha, and Nashotah Park, W330-N5113 Highway C, Nashotah, there are dog exercise areas for you to take your furry friend. There is no extra fee for the dog exercise areas, which are open the same hours as the parks, sunrise to 10 p.m. year-round. But make sure you and your pet mind your manners. First, it's important to keep in mind that not all dogs should be going to dog parks, said Khris Erickson, a humane educator at the Humane Ani- mal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, 701 Northview Road, Wauke- sha. "If a dog doesn't socialize well, the worst thing you can do is bring them to a dog park," she said. "It can create aggression problems." If your dog does do well at parks, however, there are a few key etiquette rules to follow. Make sure your dog takes play breaks, Erickson said. Even if it's only for two to three seconds, it lets their adrenaline drop. "You want to make sure you don't let them play nonstop," she said. "If they become overstimulated, a spat can break out. Just ask for a sit, or have your dog walk around for a few minutes." It's also important to make sure you and your dog respect the other pets and owners at the park, said Heather Gehrke, executive director of the Elmbrook Humane Society, 20950 Enterprise Ave., Brookfield. Barbara Eash antiques column 5A BUSINESS HOURS: MON-THURS 4:00PM-CLOSE • FRI-SUN 11:00AM-CLOSE WWW.SALOONONCALHOUN.COM In the US Bank parking lot on Calhoun & Capitol 17000 W. CAPITOL DR. • BROOKFIELD WI 53005 262-783-0222 MONDAY LEAGUE TRIVIA 7-9pm 75 cent Wing Night 4pm-Midnight FRIDAY FISH FRY LIVE MUSIC or VIDEO DJ 9pm Start WEDNESDAY "Beer and Ballad Night" featuring $2 PINTS and $6 PITCHERS 7-10pm Karaoke 8pm-12:30am TUESDAY FREE POOL open to close LIVE MUSIC 7-10pm FEATURING TOP ARTISTS. THURSDAY Taco Thursday 4-10pm, $10 for 3 authentic tacos & 5 Coronita beer buckets. SATURDAY LIVE MUSIC 9:30pm-1:30am HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL Monday - Friday FREE BACON and: $1 OFF ALL DRINKS 4:00-7:00 PM JOIN OUR NEW VIP TEXT CLUB, GET 50% OFF YOUR NEXT MEAL! Just text the number 36000 & enter the message V343! Confirm with a Y and get the coupon. It's that easy! 2 3 9 3 9 7 0 0 1 238426002 The FREEMAN Brookfield & Elm Grove This Month is free and will arrive in your mail the first week of each month. In each month's edition we will take an in-depth look at an issue, person or other story in the com- munity. We will also pro- vide other important information such as com- munity activities and updates on local stories. We encourage you to subscribe to the daily Freeman for coverage of Brookfield, Elm Grove and the rest of our area. To subscribe, to reach one of the editors with story ideas or for photo reprints, call 542-2500. We hope you enjoy this month's edition. – Freeman editors Hello, Brookfield & Elm Grove! INSIDE PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WAUKESHA, WI PERMIT NO. 3 Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Central grad stood out in two sports 7A Calendar of events 6A Brookfield & Elm Grove T H I S M O N T H AUGUST 2014 Senior steps in to lead Central to state title 8A See DOGS, PAGE 2A Charles Auer/Freeman Staff Curtis, a goldendoodle, takes a break after running in the dog exercise area of Mitchell Park. A day at the park Plenty of options available to get Fido exercise, find friends People walk with their dogs at Mitchell Park. Charles Auer, Freeman Staff

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