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Panhandler in Neighborhood

"Pastor" Howard Boatman has been going door to door in Story Hill asking for money for his "Milwaukee Restoration Church".  He has a piece of paper with his name and "church" address, 3158 N. 16th Street.  He has been seen in the neighborhood on at least three separate occasions.  Mr. Boatman has a criminal record dating back to 1984, most recent arrest was on Jan 26, 2010.  The "church" address is a rental-residential property.  Mr. Boatman was recently evicted from his former residence at 2202 N. 42nd Street.  Please do NOT give this man money.  He is nothing more than a fraud and panhandler.  Mr. Boatman is 49 yrs old, tall with a mustache, somewhat graying hair. Neighbors are advised to call police if he becomes aggressive with them.
(Posted 04/2010)

Winter Quarterly Meeting

Join your Story Hill neighbors at the SHNA Winter Quarterly Meeting on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Wisconsin Humane Society.  The program will feature Story Hill neighbor, Matt Singer, on the topic of planning your 2010 garden.  Door prizes will be awarded--but you must be present to win!
(Posted 01/2010)

Historic Milwaukee's "Remarkable Milwaukee"

Historic Milwaukee, Inc will be honoring The Pfister Hotel and The Marcus Corporation at its annual "Remarkable Milwaukee" event on November 2, 2009.  For more information, please visit

Nighttime Trick or Treat

Story Hill neighbors are invited to participate in the neighborhood's own nighttime trick or treat on Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.


Please join your Story Hill neighbors at the SHNA Fall Quarterly Meeting on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:00 pm at the Humane Society.  The program will feature representatives from Milwaukee County Parks discussing plans for Mitchell Boulevard Park, as well as representatives from the Milwaukee Police Department, District 3 to discuss the multiple home, garage and car burglaries that happened throughout the neighborhood the night of September 12th.
(Posted 09/2009)


Story Hill neighbors are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the shuttle operations between the businesses on Bluemound Road and Miller Park.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 4th at 3:00 pm at Derry's Pub on 54th and Bluemound.  The meeting is open to all concerned parties, including neighbors, shuttle owners and drivers, the contracted parking company at Miller Park, the Milwaukee Police Department, and local government officials.  No RSVP required.  If you're concerned about the shuttle operations, then please attend.
(Posted 8/09)


The final concert of the Summer 2009 season will be held at Mitchell Boulevard Park on Tuesday, August 18th from 7:00-8:30 pm.  The band "Atomic Gumdrops" (Go to Atomic Gumdrops' website) from Chicago will headline the show.  The band plays "Itsy Bitsy Spider with a bit of funk and Take Me Out to the Ball Game with a little punk.  Our music is fun and up beat, with happy grooves that get the kids a dancin'.  Classic kids tunes that little tikes love, in a style their parents dig too, with original tunes added in for good measure."

Bring lawn chairs or blankets, food and beverages, and enjoy some free entertainment with your family and neighbors!  This concert is sponsored by Kelly's Bleachers, Milwaukee County Parks, and the SHNA.
(Posted 8/09)


Neighbors have reported seeing a coyote running out of the Story Hill neighborhood near the intersection of Story Parkway and Mitchell Boulevard.  Neighbors are advised to keep an eye on their pets.
(Posted 6/09)


The first concert of the Summer 2009 season will be held at Mitchell Boulevard Park on Tuesday, June 16th from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The band "King Comets" (Go to King Comets website) plays a variety of swing and rock 'n roll tunes and features Story Hill neighbor John Steffes.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets, food and beverages, and enjoy some free entertainment with your family and neighbors!  This concert is sponsored by Milwaukee County Parks.

Two additional concerts are scheduled for Summer 2009 at Mitchell Boulevard Park:

July 14-South End Blues Band
August 18-Atomic Gumdrops

Save the dates!
(Posted 6/09)

"Sweet Spots"

Story Hill was featured in the April 2009 edition of Milwaukee Magazine as a "sweet spot" in the City of Milwaukee.  The magazine interviewed dozens of real estate agents, appraisers, assessors, neighborhood association leaders and home inspectors to create the list of over 70 streets and subdivisions in the metro area that "are sweet spots - special places where the view, the style of homes, the trees, the nearby parkland, the unusual location, or some serendipitous intersection of aesthetics and accessibility creates a cozy niche where everyone seems to want to live."

The article describes Story Hill as "developed in one fell swoop 80 years ago by a local builder with a sense of whimsy.  It looks like a subdivision built by famed children's book illustrator Tasha Tudor."

Story Hill was featured as the "Neighborhood of the Week" in the September 27, 2008 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  Check out the two stories here:

The Story Behind Milwaukee's Story Hill neighborhood

Founders Experimented with Homes

Winter Quarterly Meeting
The SHNA winter quarterly meeting will be held Monday, February 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm at the Humane Society. The program will feature part two of a presentation by WISDOT on the Zoo interchange reconstruction project, as well as information on the Milwaukee Public Library's House History project. All neighbors are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Hope to see you there!
(Posted 01-30-09)

McCain or Obama?
Story Hill neighbors with different political viewpoints share their stories on Fox 6.  See the full story.
(Posted October 2008)

Copper Downspouts Stolen
Several homes in the Story Hill neighborhood have been recent targets for theft and attempted theft of copper downspouts.  The majority of these incidents have occurred during the day.  Alderman Murphy and District 3 of the Milwaukee Police Department have been informed.  All neighbors are asked to stay alert and report any suspicious activity to the Milwaukee Police Department.

(Posted September 2008)