Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What is the REAL story about the City of Oshkosh's new Rental Inspection program

Since the City of Oshkosh announced and subsequently adopted, a Rental Inspection program, which took effect at the start of the new year, rumors have been flying around that simply are untrue. You may have also seen the signs around town that read "Renters Have Rights, Too." Renters do have rights and the inspection program IN NO WAY violates those rights. As a matter of fact, the new ordinance and inspection program will actually help to guarantee rights that renters may not even be aware they had.

The Chief Building Official in the Inspection Services Division of the City of Oshkosh was a recent guest on Eye on Oshkosh. As he explains during the hour-long program, the purpose of the inspections is to protect tenants or renters from things that could be safety hazards, etc., and, in turn, to protect landlords from having issues that could potentially impact them if a tenant should sue them. Those are just a few of the benefits of the program and ordinance. You can see the program in its entirety here: https://youtu.be/411Xwgqwadg.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Oshkosh City Manager makes year-end visit to Eye on Oshkosh

The latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh is now online. Host Cheryl Hentz spends the hour talking with Oshkosh City Manager Mark Rohloff about property taxes, snow plowing information, snow shoveling ordinances, the ongoing use of a local park for Sawdust Days, etc. You can watch the show by going to the following link: https://youtu.be/qpZTmLaSkP4

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Learning the basics about human and sex trafficking

The latest edition of Eye on Oshkosh is now online. Join host Cheryl Hentz as she talks with Pastors Cindy Crane and Barb Girod about sex trafficking and human trafficking, a problem that is rapidly growing and can affect anyone, no matter their sex or age. Crane is the director of the Lutheran Office for Public Policy of Wisconsin (LOPPW) and Girod is an advisory council member for LOPPW. You can get more information about this subject and what LOPPW is doing about this troubling problem at www.loppw.org. In the meantime, you can see the show here: https://youtu.be/u2VJtfizFCE

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Events abound at the Oshkosh Public Museum and Oshkosh Public Library

On the latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz visits first with Karla Szekeres from the Oshkosh Public Museum to find out what events are going on at the museum and learn about some of their new exhibits. In the second segment, she visits with Lisa Voss and Marie Boleman from the Oshkosh Public Library to hear about the many events they have coming up for and just after the holidays. See the episode here: https://youtu.be/qTAoUbfEQ5M

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Don’t miss the Whoville Holiday Nov. 19 in Downtown Oshkosh

Even the Grinch won’t be able to resist the whimsically festive doings on Saturday, Nov. 19, when everyone who’s anyone gathers for a Whoville Holiday in Downtown Oshkosh.

It’s a day full of fun events and activities for families, sponsored by the businesses and organizations in the Downtown Business Improvement District.

The green eggs and ham-themed Breakfast with the Grinch at the Best Western Waterfront Hotel Ballroom is sold out, but there are plenty of other Whoville activities going on throughout Downtown Oshkosh to get families in the holiday spirit:

Free showings of How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Time Theater
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A Grinchmas Celebration at Oshkosh Public Library
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Under the Dome
Grinchy good fun includes reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Pin the Heart on the Grinch and Happy Holiday Plinko games; a holiday card-making activity; and a family reading corner. Come in your best Whoville attire to get a photo taken and enter our costume contest. Enter at the old front doors on Washington Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.

Free horse & carriage rides
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Opera House Square

Whoville costume parade & group singalong

Special appearance by Miss Oshkosh and Miss Oshkosh’s Outstanding Teen
Opera House Square
12:30 p.m.

Downtown businesses will feature their own Whoville specials and activities throughout the day. Maps highlighting all of the activities will be available the day of the event at Breakfast with the Grinch, at Whoville Headquarters in Opera House Square and at the Oshkosh Public Library. Throughout the holidays Downtown visitors can see the Whoville displays and window paintings by students in the Gifted and Talented Art Program of the Oshkosh Area School District.

For folks who want to transform their inner Grinch this season, Downtown Oshkosh is collecting donations for the Oshkosh Area Food Pantry, Christine Ann Center and the Oshkosh Area Humane Society. From Nov. 17-Dec. 31 drop off items for any of those organizations at BMO Harris Bank, 50 Pearl Ave. Find wish lists for these charities at www.downtownoshkosh.com.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Daytime noise expected near Little Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County

Daytime noise expected near Little Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County
Work begins on Roland Kampo Bridge next week

(Fox Valley) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region is announcing daytime construction operations will begin on Monday, October 31 near the Little Lake Butte des Morts area in Winnebago County. Residents near the bridge may experience noise, including sawing, hammering, construction equipment and backup beepers. Daytime noise is likely to occur for several months.

The daytime construction is associated with work on reconditioning the existing bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts. Work will include removing bridge deck and adding new deck and parapets (barrier walls), realigning bridge ends with new piers, painting girders and attaching new bridges on westbound end of bridge.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Eye on Oshkosh "celebrates" Veterans Day with a special guest

In this episode of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz visits with Oshkosh Parks director Ray Maurer during the first half of the show about proposed user fees for local softball/baseball groups wanting to use city fields. They also briefly discuss how things are going now that dogs are allowed in many city parks, and the concerns surrounding the presence of animal exhibits in a city park during Sawdust Days in late June/early July.

In the second segment, Hentz chats with Dave Kersztyn, president of the Military Veterans Museum and Education Center in Oshkosh. With Veterans' Day right around the corner we thought this was a nice way of publicizing the museum and its mission, as well as discussing respect for military vets and the flag, etc. And to all veterans, including our four-legged military dogs, 

Eye on Oshkosh wishes each and every one of you a Happy Veterans Day. Thank you for your service so we Americans can each enjoy the many freedoms we share and often take for granted.

You can see the show by following this link: https://youtu.be/Gnz-J0JvnQ0