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John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.

Humboldt Park Watch Meeting--Tuesday, June 8th -- 6 pm --Humboldt Park Pavilion

  The June meeting of the Humboldt Park Watch will be held on Tuesday, June 8th, at 6 pm, in the Humboldt Park Pavilion. Anybody interested in Humboldt Park or the park environment should attend this meeting. It is free and open to all interested people.

Final reminder of the Bay View Plant Sale at South Shore Park

  This is a final reminder of the Bay View Plant Sale, taking place from 8 am to 1 pm, on Saturday, June 5th, at South Shore Park, 2900 S. Shore Drive, in Bay View. The Bay View Garden and Yard Society is the main sponsor of this event. The Milwaukee County Parks, South Shore Park Watch and the South Shore Farmers Market are also sponsors. This will be like an early farmers market, which will have the actual South Shore Farmers Market starting on Saturday, June  19th and running until the third week of October, except for the week of the South Shore Frolics. Many of the same vendors of the farmers market will be at the plant sale. There will be a variety of plants offered for sale. Coffee and bakery will also be available to purchase. This is a wonderful event for those people who like the farmers market and also those who enjoy planting a garden. Advisers form the Bay View Garden and Yard Society will be in attendance to give advice on planting a garden or other such questions. This is a free event open to everyone to attend.

June meeting of Bay View Historical Society -- Beulah Brinton CC -- 7 pm -- 6/7/10

  The June meeting of the Bay View Historical Society will be held at 7 pm in the Beulah Brinton Community Center,  2555 S. Bay St., on Monday, June 7th. The general membership meeting will be followed by "Show and Tell", where members can bring in and display some of their historical artifacts and documents from Bay View's past. Joan Sliker from Cream City Real Estate will start off with some of her Bay View treasures. This is a free meeting and is open to all interested people to attend.

Have a barbecue with your family

  Now is the time to get out the grill and cook some meat for the family. Corn-on-the-cob will be available soon. Potatoes wrapped in aluminum foil are excellent for eating. Have the various members of your family help in making an outdoor meal. This will keep your house from getting so hot inside. Many years ago, people had summer kitchens to keep the heat outside of the house. If there is a cool breeze outside, it will make your meal perfect. Relax and enjoy your meal and family. Please support the Bay View community.

Protect your dog during the summer

  During hot weather, dogs need a lot of water and a cool place to rest during the day time. Please make sure that your dog is doing well during a hot spell. Ticks are another problem to look out for. A dog is just like a small child in that it has needs also. It depends on you for its care. Keep your dog away from strangers. They have a tendency to protect their owner and could bite a stranger. Children should not tease a dog. A dog could attack if it is placed into a dangerous situation by teasing. Love and cherish your dog, and it will give you love in return.  Please support our Bay View community.

Humboldt Park 4th of July Meeting every Wednesday in June

  During the month of June. every Wednesday night will have a meeting of the Humboldt Park 4th of July Association. The meetings start at 7 pm and are located in the park pavilion. Final planning for our Independence Day celebration will be discussed. All interested people are invited to attend. We need more input and help to plan our celebration.

  As a reminder, the City of Milwaukee celebrates Independence Day on Monday, July 5th, not on Sunday, July 4th. We have a full day of activities planned for the day. Humboldt Park is located at 3000 S. Howell Ave. The main entrance will be at E. Montana St. & S. Howell Ave. Parking permits are required to enter the park on that day. Participants will be given parking permits to use.More  volunteers and sponsors are still needed for our celebration. Please enjoy yourself at the park.

School is out!

   Now that schools are over until the fall, please keep an eye on small children who could by  acccident run into the street while you are driving. There are many activities available to the children.  Playing outdoors can be lot of fun for them. Be as a family and do things together. Go on vacation and travel with them. Go to a lake and teach them how to fish and learn about wildlife. Warn them to avoid wild animals, especially skunks,  who seem friendly. They could have rabies. Check them daily for tick bites and sunburn. Enjoy your summer. A family that plays together, stays together.

The Grant Park Garden Club activities

  The Grant Park Garden Club recently planted 325 geraniums at the Grant Park Club House and hopes to plant more flowers soon. The Garden Club was started in 2000 and provides educational programs, donates to Interfaith, gives a scholarship to a student from South Milwaukee High School and plants flowers and trees. The Garden Club is also helping plan the activities for the Grant Park Centennial Celebration to be held on Sunday, July 18th from 7 am thru 7 pm.  The Grant Park Garden Club is also installing a granite bench near the Grant Park Golf Clubhouse engraved with the names of members.  The Garden Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the South Milwaukee United Methodist Church, located at 1327 Marshall Avenue.  New members are always welcome to join. If you have any questions, please call Kathy Krause at 414-315-1277.  You can also call Penny Manke at 414-304-5039 or e-mail at:

South Shore Farmers Market opens this season -- Saturday, June 19, 2010 -- 8 am to 12 noon

  The South Shore Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday, July 19th, from 8 am to 12 noon, at South Shore Park, located at 2900 S. Shore Drive, in Bay View. Rainbow Randa the Clown will perform for the educational program at 9 am. Gypsy Geoff, the Master of Juggling, Magic & Fun will perform for the musical program  at 10:15 am.  We will have over 40 vendors to serve you. There will be coffee, bakery, smoothies, crepes, mushrooms, homemade candy, kettle corn, flowers and plants, and organic and regular farmers. There will be food on the grill, fresh eggs, and chickens. There will be others thing that you like also. St. Ann's Intergenerational brings homemade jam with them. There will be 3 bakeries and 3 coffee shops. Find a parking spot and join us. Y'all come and join us.

Celebrate the 4th on Monday, July 5th, 2010, at Humboldt Park

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                    Schedule of events on Independence Day at Humboldt Park, Monday, 7/5/2010

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I would like to honor Chris Larson

  I am happy that Chris Larson is running for the State Senate. Every time I have requested things from him, he has always cooperated. He has done many things to help all of the people living in his district. He has helped with the park watches and with public transportation. He always is available when you need him. He has set a good example of what a man elected to political office should do. He is a man of the people. When a man shows that he is doing great things for the people, he should look for an upgrade. I will support him in his efforts. We need a honest man like Chris Larson in political office. Check his record and you will see how great he really is. Please support Chris.

Your passport to fun at Grant Park -- Celebrating 100 years -- July 18, 2010


     Grant Park Woodland Run/Walk      7 - 10 AM

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4th of July Talent Contest will be at Humboldt Park Chalet at 2:30 PM on Monday, July 5, 2010

                                                                                  4th of July

                                                                              Talent Contest

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The Talent Contest is back at Humboldt Park on Independence Day

   This year, on Monday, July 5, 2010, Humboldt Park will hold its centennial Independence Day celebration. Thanks to some very kind and generous sponsors, we will be able to have a Talent Contest again this year.  Last year our Talent Contest had to be canceled due to budget cuts from the City of Milwaukee. Because this is our centennial year, we are going all out to produce the best Independence Day celebration that we ever have had in 100 years. Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers, we are able to continue for this year.  As funding gets more difficult each year, and our volunteers are getting older, we need more input and help from new younger people. Please consider becoming a member and help us continue this celebration into the future for a new generation of people to enjoy. Over the past 100 years, we have had many dedicated people give up their time and talents to keep this program alive and active.  I wish to thank all of our past and current sponsors for all of the help they have given to us. Likewise, I would like to thank all of the people who have volunteered over the years. Some members have served for over 50 years. It gives us great joy to plan and develop the day's events. Volunteering can be a wonderful thing. Look at what you have accomplished over the years.  Thank you everyone.


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The Daniel Hoan Bridge

  They ought to set up a kiosk near the Hoan Bridge to sell insurance to all users of that bridge. If they are the unlucky person who falls through the bridge when it collapses, their family can collect on their insurance policy. I do not feel that many people will actually buy this insurance, even though they may need it soon. Insurance companies might feel that the risk of the bridge collapsing is too high to consider the risk of selling this insurance. The Hoan Bridge has greatly weakened over the years with heavy vehicle use damage being the cause. Who knows how long it takes to wear out a bridge like that. The steel beams are showing corrosive damage from age and use. How much damage persists under the bridge is still unknown. The State of Wisconsin does not feel that there is a need to examine this bridge. Find out how many State politicians are willing to use the bridge in its present condition. The Zoo Freeway intersection show how much damage can be caused by wear and tear by vehicles. How much more damage can happen to the steel supports when age takes its toll. Contact your State Senators and Representatives to inquire as to when something will be done about this matter. You have the right to choose your political representatives in Madison in the Fall elections that are coming up soon. Choose your candidate carefully. This is your right as a voter.

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