IT TOOK 41 YEARS for Elaine Brisky (front) to bowl a 500 series. The 91-year-old eclipsed the milestone two weeks ago at Cedars III in Cedarburg. Other bowlers in the Wednesday afternoon league include (from left) Brisky’s daughter Elizabeth, Mary Forncrook and Jodie Wolf. Photo by Sam Arendt
Looking for something to do a long time ago, a middle-aged Elaine Brisky figured she would call up her local bowling alley. That was the late 1970s. Brisky has enjoyed the hobby ever since. “I started bowling when I was 50,” Brisky said with a laugh...


A photograph made by an Ozaukee Press photographer circa 1958 captured a monstrous wave crashing into the Wisconsin Street end of the west slip of the poorly protected Port Washington harbor, above. The commercial fishery buildings in the photo have been replaced by a condominium and office building. Harbor improvements, including a wave-breaking peninsula of park land, authorized by city officials who understood the importance of Port’s relationship with the lake, now protect property from destructive waves. At a Fish Day celebration in the 1960s, top, a navy vessel attracted a crowd to the north slip of the Port Washington harbor. In the background, one of the abandoned Wisconsin Chair Co. factory buildings still stood at the edge of the harbor. The building was demolished shortly after this photo was taken. The site has remained open as a public space overlooking the marina for decades, but is now slated to be filled with a building called the Blues Factory, which is designed to look somewhat like the factory in this picture.
  More than most inland seaports, Port Washington owes respect to Lake Michigan. The lake has beaten down and lifted up the community in profound and dramatic ways that have shaped Port Washington’s history, yet it is often misunderstood and disrespected. The contractors hired to design the handsome new gateway to the north...

Good Living

The Ozaukee County Composite Mountain Biking team teaches cyclists riding techniques, etiquette, teamwork and sportsmanship. Co-coach Amy Plato (left) and team member Reese Kasza-James were decked out and ready to ride. Photo by Sam Arendt
Sam Keon of Grafton isn’t into playing traditional sports, but he found one athletic activity that has kept him interested for nearly a decade. The high school sophomore has been mountain biking since he was 7. “I just like how it’s different. It’s...


OZAUKEE CROSSFIT OWNER Jamie Maier (front) said she wouldn’t have decided to open the Grafton gym this year had not the three coaches she had been working with joined her. They are (back row, from left) Jason Olejniczak, Kyle Krogmann and Joe Moro. Photo by Sam Arendt
Jamie Maier went from gym rat to gym owner in the span of eight days as she opened Ozaukee Crossfit in the Grafton business park in January. It was an evolution born of need, said Maier, who with a silent partner owns the gym. She had been attending...

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