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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.

Come to Humboldt Park 4th of July Association meetings

  In June, every Wednesday at 7 PM, there will be a meeting of the Humboldt Park 4th of July Association in the park pavilion. All interested people are invited to attend. Discussions and planning will be done in organizing our Independence Day celebration this year.  This year the City of Milwaukee 4th of July Commission will be celebrating its centennial. Humboldt Park 4th of July Association began in 1910, the City of Milwaukee 4th of July Commission began in 1911. We have been celebrating Independence Day at Humboldt Park as a community since 1910. Please volunteer and help us continue this fine tradition into the future for the next generation to enjoy. New volunteers means more and better input into our ideas. You opinion is very important to all of us. Please come to the next meeting.

Final reminder for landmark dedication of the William's House on June 4th

  The Bay View Historical Society is presenting landmark status to the William's House on Saturday, June 4th at 2 PM. The William's House is located at 606 E. Homer St. in Bay View.  We will be honoring an early pioneer of Bay View. This building is a wonderful site to see. This dedication is free to attend. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served after the dedication ceremony. Tours of the house will be available to the public.  This event will be held tomorrow and this is the final notice.

Honors Program -- Bay View High School -- Class of 2011

                                          CLASS OF  2011

                                   BAY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

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Having fun with my computer

   Lately,  I have had a major problem with my computer. If I make a move, it takes about five minutes to proceed. While I am attempting to do something, it will crash. losing everything that I have been working on. While writing a story for this blog site, a computer crash erased everything that I had finished at that point. It is no fun not being able to use the computer correctly. When you can't depend on it working in a timely manner, you lose your interest in being online.  I pray that this problem will be corrected soon. Wish me luck with my computer.

  The problem has been taken care of.  Special thank you to Kevin and Mary.

Hot weather is on its way

  Now is the time to put on shorts instead of long pants.  It will be getting hot soon.  We seem to go from winter right to summer with very little spring involved.  Softball will be very active now, so join a league if you can. Outdoor basketball and tennis is back. Get some sun and excercise. Take your family to the park and enjoy the play area and lilacs in bloom. Volleyball is a lot of fun. There are horseshoe courts in some of our parks.  This is how to develop your pitching arm for softball. If you like to fish, then go to a small lake and enjoy yourself. Finish preparing your garden so that you can enjoy the fruits of your efforts.

The South Shore Farmers Market will open on Saturday, June 18th at South Shore Park, 2900 S. Shore Dr. in Bay View, from 8 AM to 12 Noon.  There will be over 40 vendors to serve you. There will be an educational program followed by a musical program at the market. Come early and relax with your friends. There will be three bakeries and two coffee shops open there.  Come early and you can find a picnic table for your family to sit at. Y'all come and join us.

Final reminder of 6th Annual "Wine and Beer Tasting" on Saturday, June 18th, 2011

 The 6th Annual "Wine and Beer Tasting":, a special benefit of the Bay View Historical Society will be held on Saturday, June 18th, 2011, from 5 - 8 PM at the historic Beulah Brinton House, located at 2590 S. Superior St. in Bay View.


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A fairy tale that could come true

  Suppose a governor of a state and his political party took control of the state government. They proceeded to eliminate school funding, because educated people might not support their party candidates.  They cut off aid to the poor and disabled people because the money needed for them was meant for tax cuts for the rich and their corporate friends. Medicare and Social Security was unnecessary since they did not benefit the rich people. Schools would still exist, but only for those people who could afford them. Mass transportation was greatly reduced since they felt that the poor could either walk or ride a bike to where ever they were going.  Welfare as we know it was eliminated and labor camps were set up for the poor people to earn their benefits. Health care would be normal for those who had the money to pay for it, but poor people could wait for Helen Waite to take care of them. Special hospitals would be set up for mentaly ill and elderly much like Germany had during WW II. The next thing to do will be to eliminate any other political parties, since their party was the best one for the rich people.

 Is it possible that we are close to this situation now in Wisconsin? What can we do about protecting the people and their needs?  Can we recall the politicians that are causing all of this trouble? You are the voter.  You must decide what to do about it.

2011 Humboldt Park 4th of July Association "Talent Contest"

                               HUMBOLDT PARK 4TH OF JULY ASSOCIATION

                                               TALENT CONTEST

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The South Shore Farmers Market is back

  On Saturday, June 18th, the South Shore Farmers Market will open for a new season of fun, good food, entertainment, and a chance to be near Lake Michigan.  It is located at South Shore Park, 2900 S. Shore Dr. in Bay View. It opens at 8 AM and closes at 12 Noon. Welcome back to a day of relaxation at the lake. Over 40 vendors will be there. The Kettle Corn Man, Doug,  should be there. There are 3 bakeries, 2 coffee stands, crepes, home-made candy, fresh preserves from St. Anns Intergenerational Center, fresh produce and many other things to enjoy while you are there. If you get there early you might be able to find a picnic table to sit down at. Dogs on leashes are welcome. (Please clean up after your dog if you bring it there.) Y'all come and join us for a new season of the farmers market at South Shore Park.

The South Shore Farmers Market is a great success

  At the South Shore Farmers Market , Saturday, We had over 1,000 visitors in attendance. A great time was had by all.  This is a nice way to begin our summer. Many people getting together in perfect harmony to relax together in a wonderful atmosphere. The food was great. The educational program was great. The music program was great. What more can you ask for, when it is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Every Saturday, except during the weekend of the South Shore Frolics, until the third week in October, there will be a farmers market at South Shore Park, 2900 S. Shore Dr. in Bay View.  Y'all come and join us.

The first day of Summer

  Today is the first day of official summer. Take your family outdoors and enjoy the great weather we are having. Watch out for children running out into the street while playing. Enjoy our maze of highway barrels and barricades. This is part of our summer. Make good use of our parks and playgrounds. This provides cheap entertainment for your family to do. Summerfest is right around the corner and the big fireworks display they have. Take some vacation time to relax with your family. Please support the Bay View community.

Where's the heat?

  In one old hamburger ad, the question is raised:   "Where's the Beef?" Now I ask you, "Where is the heat?".  We are offically in summer, but we still need to wear warm coats and sometimes still turn on the heat.  This has been the coldest spring and summer that I can remember. Let's hope that better days are coming.  Please support the Bay View community.

A wonderful day of happiness

    Today I wish Kevin and Mary much happiness as they get married today. You have a long road of life ahead of you. May all the happiness possible go with you all of your days. May your health remain the best and may joy follow you as you enter life together. With love, I wish you two the best  in life. The peace of the Lord be with you.

Humboldt Park 4th of July Schedule

  Here is the schedule for Monday, July 4th, 2011:

                9:00 AM --  Parade:  Start at S. Kinnickinnic & E. Lincoln, continue to park

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Wonderfull weekend

  I just enjoyed a wonderfull weekend.  On Friday, we went to the wedding rehearsal of my daughter, Mary and her future husband Kevin. We had a meal together as a group afterwards. On Saturday, Mary and Kevin had a beautiful marriage ceremony. We had good weather and the ceremony was outdoors. All of my children and their families were there taking part in the wedding preparations. After the wedding photographs, we went to join the wedding reception group. Everything went perfect.  After we ate the meal, there was dancing with some fine music. There was beer, wine, soda, bottled water and mixed drinks available there. Special tiny cupcakes in several styles were served. Candy was available for all to take if wanted. This was a very joyfull occasion for all. Many heartfelt wishes go to the newly married couple. I wish them great success in their future together. May God Bless them now and always.

  On Sunday, My son, Kurt, his wife, Olivia, sons, Sam and Zach, and my wife and I attended the baseball game of the Milwaukee  Brewers versus the Minnesota Twins. After the 7th inning, they left to return to White Bear Lake, Minnesota. It was a great pleasure being with them.

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