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.
This summer has been the coolest summer that I can remember. Most summers are hot and humid and you require air conditioning to survive. It almost seems that we are having an early fall. The temperature has been perfect for doing things. You can work in your garden, play golf, play softball, play basketball all without sweating too much. It has been almost perfect at the South Shore Farmers Market. The first three Saturdays, we had rain. Since then we have had wonderful weather. People come out with their dogs and shop at the market. They can take thier time as it is not too hot to shop. The music has been great. The food has been outstanding. Some vendors are selling out early due to brisk sales. The atmosphere is that of relaxation. You can view Lake Michigan while you shop and then listen to the music being played. Y'all come and join us at the South Shore Farmers Market, located at 2900 S. Shore Drive in Bay View.