Village Voice President's Edition
Village Park from drone
Renovations to Village Park will include a vastly improved boat launch.
Van Mobley

Village President
Van Mobley

Thiensville's Village Park:
The Jewel in the Crown

Thiensville is one of the most beautiful little spots in Wisconsin. One of the most beautiful spots in Thiensville, of course, is our own Village Park.

Think of all the priceless memories generated there during a visit with friends or family -- or at communal events like Lionfest, Family Fun Before the 4th, Village Market, Food Truck Nights, Screen on the Green, Applefest and Gala in the Park. The list goes on and on!

Over the past few years, we all have worked hard go make improvements to Village Park. Everyone is pleased with the new comfort station, new playground equipment and, most recently, the Port Washington State Bank River Stage, which already has been used at numerous events this summer.

Next year, with the help of a state grant and some village funding, we will install a new boat launch. In addition to the improved boat launch, the work includes an ADA-accessible kayak and canoe launch, fishing access, native plantings and a kayak and paddle-board rack.

At the same time, we'll do the necessary maintenance work to stabilize the riverbank. The river makes our park beautiful -- but it always wants to erode away.

After next year's work, the shoreline in the park will be well-positioned to endure for another generation.

The Village Park ReImagined Committee also continues to raise funds toward building a splash pad in the park. More than $75,000 already has been raised toward the $250,000 fundraising goal for the interactive water feature. 

Isn't it exciting to think about how this jewel will continue to be reimagined in the future?

New Newtrition Ribbon-Cutting
Karen Krchma cuts a ribbon to celebrate the opening of New Newtrition.

Welcome to new Thiensville businesses

Thiensville’s Main Street continues to be vibrant. We recently welcomed one new business owner – and expect two others to call the village home in the near future.

On Sept. 26, I was pleased to participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for New Newtrition at 184 S. Main Street. Owner Karen Krchma, a registered dietitian, offers individualized nutrition plans, free initial consultations by appointment and a variety of vitamins and other projects.

New Newtrition is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 414-315-8800. New Newtrition is online at

Joining Karen at the ribbon-cutting ceremony in the above photo were, from left, Rob Kos, executive director of the Thiensville Business Association; Thiensville Trustee Rob Holyoke; Andy La Fond, Thiensville’s director of Community Services/Public Works; Nancy Egelhoff, a member of the TBA Board of Directors; Thiensville Trustee Kristina Eckert; Ron Knaus, president of the TBA; and myself.

In the near future, we’re also looking forward to welcoming Michelle Senour, who is opening Elle and Co., a hair salon at 227 N. Main Street. She is relocating and growing her successful business from Whitefish Bay.

I’m also excited that Jessica Featherstone is moving her business, Close to the Heart, from Washington Avenue in downtown Cedarburg into the village. She plans a grand re-opening celebration in her new location at 217 N. Main St. on Oct. 19.

Close to the Heart provides a variety of baby products, services and classes that cater to the needs of new mothers. The business is online at

All of us at Village Hall are eager to help you open or relocate a business in Thiensville. 

Upcoming meetings

  • Monday, Oct. 21 -- Village Board
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 -- Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Monday, Nov. 4 -- 2020 Budget Public Hearing
  • Monday, Nov. 4 -- Committee of the Whole
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13 -- Historic Preservation Commission
  • Monday, Nov. 18 -- Village Board

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