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.
Learn about the history of Bay View on a historical walking tour on Saturday, August 4th at 9:30 am. The Northern Border Walk, sponsored by the Bay View Historical Society was designed by Ron Winkler, author of the book Bay View, published by Arcadia Publishing in December, 2011. You may purchase copies of Ron's book for $ 21.99 which he will sign.
Registration and start of the walk will take place at 9:00 am at Stone Creek Coffee, 2266 S. Kinninckinnic Ave. (corner of Kinnickinnic, Lincoln and Howell). The cost of this event is $ 5.00 for Bay View Historical Society members and $ 7.00 for non-members.
MILWAUKEE OBSERVATORY OPENS SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
The Discovery World Exhibit developed by Bay View High School students is openning this weekend on the grounds of the Beulah Brinton House, 2590 S. Superior Street. Tour this interesting project depicting various aspects of Milwaukee history along with the history of the students who created this installation. People are encouraged to bring historic items to share or stories to tell.
We would like to thank everyone who helped or participated in this year's Independence Day celebration at Humboldt Park. Our sponsors provided needed funds to help us pay for doing this celebration. Our volunteers and members did outstanding work throughout the day. The temperature was over 90 degrees and many of us were exhausted by the end of the day. Special thanks should go to all who survived this hot day. Our next member ship meeting will be on the first Wednesday in March at 7 pm in the Humboldt Park Pavilion. All interested people are welcome to come and give their input into planning nest year's celebration. Humboldt Park 4th of July Association has a web site that you can look up for any questions you have. If you can't locate the web site, then call 414-304-5039 for information.
We wish to thank everyone who was involved in putting together and working the South Shore Frolics. Due to lack of funding and sponsorships we had to cancel this year's Folic parade. With hope of more sponsors and funding next year, we may have a Frolics parade. It takes a lot of work to put together an event like this one. Thank you to all who helped this year in any capacity. The Bay View Lions Club could also use more members to help plan next year's celebration. Look them up on your computer and learn more about the South Shore Frolics. Thanks for all that you did this year.
August is now upon us. Summer vacation for the school children is close to ending. Make sure that you have enough clothes and supplies for school. Your children will soon become very antsy due to school days coming soon. Make sure that they don't get into trouble with the law. Be sure of their location at all times. It can be very painfull to have a missing child. Try to encourage your children to play together but at the same time, know where they are at at all times. Don't have a child who climbs a fence and drowns in a closed swimming pool. Have then look both ways before crossing any street. Watch out for bad sun burn on your child. Dress them according to the weather. A family that plays together, stays together, Please support the Bay View community.
I just found out recently that Mary Becker had passed away. She was a great woman. She was very active in the local community. She was a writer for CNI Newspapers for many years. She had several columns in the southern section of CNI Newspapers. She never lost her ability to think and do things. Writing was in her blood. She was active in several historical societies, including the Bay View Historical Society. She was a mentor to me, and I tried to use some of her methods when writing my blog. I will miss her very much. Rest in peace, Mary.
Recently we have some crimes in Bay View. Assaults on people. Garage break-ins. House burglaries. What has happened to our home neighborhood? It never used to be like this. Some people are afraid to go out at night. Our cars, lawn mowers, snow blowers, garden equipment, auto needs, and things are no longer safe at our homes. The thieves have no sense of guilt about this activitity. They seem to need money for their drugs. Honest people are now in jeopardy. What are the police doing about this activity? People have been assaulted inside of Humboldt Park. What has happened to our Bay View community? Maybe you can answer this question.
If Ryan becomes Vice-President, expect to see new health clinics name for "Jack Kevorkian" established for people 75 or older. The rich people need not come here. Paul Ryan and Romney would like to end Medicare for elderly people. These new health clinics will help them eliminate a lot of people who normally would be on Medicare. Programs that have been set up to help people as they get older are now under attack from the Republican leaders. They have openly threatened to eliminate Medicare and Obama Care as is scheduled to go into effect. With the present cut in elderly care and transportation done by Governor Scott Walker, we can expect to see the same in Washington, D.C. So as I predict, expect Jack Kevorkian Clinics to be a part of our future for people 75 and older. This will be our future if the Republicans take Washington again. Follow the past record of Scott Walker to see the Republican plan for our senior citizens. You, the voter will decide what happens in the November elections. Do you want to go to a Jack Kevorkian Clinic as you get older???
It was a very sad day when one crazy nut fron Cudahy decided to go on a shooting spree at the Sikh Temple on S. Howell Avenue in Oak Creek. Why did all of those innocent people have to die? Why did a policeman doing his duty have to be shot nine times? Why did six innocent people have to die? After the police shot the killer in the chest, he decided to commit suicide to avoid prosecution. He will face God's judgement and receive his just reward. The Sikh people are a great gentle people who see peace and love rather than war and terrorism. They did not deserve to be attacked and killed by one man. Let's extend the hand of friendship and peace to them and help them any way that we can. Our Christian beliefs have taught us to love and respect each other and treat them as we would want to be treated ourselves.
The Bay View Historical Society is looking for volunteers to donate a few hours of their time to participate in a work day to be held on Saturday, September 8th at the Beulah Brinton house at 2590 S. Superior St. Work will begin at 10 am. Rain date will be September 29th.
Projects will involve yard work, hedge trimming, small repair jobs, window washing and paint touch-up. When they arrive, volunteers will be able to choose a job from a work list for some of the projects, become part of a team.
At the Saturday, August 25th South Shore Farmers Market, 2900 S. Shore Dr., there will be "Art in the Park" Plain Air Painting and "Learn About Your Schools" followed by Holly Haebib & Jeff Bray in "Folksy Family Fun". There are over 40 vendors on site that you can purchase things from. There are 3 bakeries, two coffee shops, one tea and egg roll location, crepes, meat on the grill. eggs, processed chickens, peaches and other fruit, flowers and other plants, kettle corn, several famers and organic farmers, jellies and preserves, homemade candy and other things on site. Y'all come and join us down at the South Shore Farmers Market, located at South Shore Park, 2900 S. Shore Dr. in Bay View.
Every year, Burlington, Wisconsin has an award for the biggest liar of this year. With all of the political arguments between both parties, it will be very difficult to determine who is the biggest liar this year. More lies and false statements have been made by both parties. You the voter, may have to decide who the winner is this year. This will be a very difficult task due to the comments by both parties. One question is whether you can buy an election or not. There is a lot of money out there this election. I don't know who will win the contest in Burlington, Wisconsin, but I can wonder, can't I?
It is almost time for your children to return to school for Fall classes. Are you ready for this? Have you gotten new clothes for your children to wear to school? When you see classes resume, this is a good time to get involved in your children's school. PTA is looking for more members. Other children's activities need tutors, coaches and volunteers. Your children will greatly respect you if you get involved in their schools. There are many ways to get involved in your children's learning process. PTA is a great activity. tutoring other children is another thing that you can do. Helping out on the playground will help the teachers a lot. Work with your children so they can get the best out of their education process.
Please support the Bay View community.
We've had a great time at Chill on the Hill, now let's be good neighbors and leave the park better than we found it! The BVNA is going to lead a cleanup of the Humboldt Park Bandshell (Chalet) and surrounding areas this Wednesday, August 29 beginning at 6:30 pm. We will supply garbage bags and grabbers and we need your help picking up the garbage. More Hands equals lesss work for everybody!
Refreshing beverages will be served (we will bring some beer and water).
I have heard about attacks on women in the parks after it gets dark. If you are going to be in the park, have somebody else with you. This will reduce the chance of you being attacked. These kind of attackers prefer to attack people who are alone and not visable to other people in the park. If you are alone in the park, then carry a whistle or some other type of warning device. When strange acting people are seen in the park, notify the local authorities. Always be visable, and in plain sight of other people. The parks are there for us to enjoy, not for us to fear. Common sense will guide you as you visit our parks.
Please support the Bay View community.