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.
I believe that this season is over for the Milwaukee Bucks. They has a good start, but then traded away their season. They never had a chance after the trade was made. Let's hope that the Milwaukee Bucks have a better season next year.
Soon the school year will come to a close. drivers will have to watch out for children playing on the street. I hope the children find creative outlets for their excess energy. Beulah Brinton Community Center has many activities for all ages. Softball, soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball and other outdoor activites are forming up teams now. Go out and find positive things to do when school lets out. We don't need criminals on the street. Have a great Summer and do things together as a family.
It is sad to hear of the passing away of Bill Doyle. He was the "Mayor of Bay View". I can remember when he worked in the U. S. Post Office in the Bay View Station. We all worked hard, but Bill knew well how to handle himself. He was a great guy. He used to help his dad, a retired police officer who lost his legs to diabetes, and work with his properties. Bill purchased many properties of his own. After his dad passed away, Bill took over all of his own and his dad's properties. Bill liked to totally rehab properties and either sell them or to rent them out. He had a special gift in this way. With the Endres brothers, they purchased more properties to rehab. If you got one of his properties, you knew that you were getting a good one. Bill was proud of his work and should have been. His name expressed quality. He retired from the U.S. Post Office and spent the rest of his life working on properties. Many people came to Bill to learn how he did his work as they wanted to copy him.
In recent days, too many shootings are happening in Milwaukee. Many 14, 15, 16, and 17 year old children have been reponsible for some of these shootings. What is causing our young people to murder other people or to rob them. Our local police officers are having a difficult time trying to locate the illegal guns that these children have. When these children commit a crime, they have no mercy on the victim. They invite important black leaders to protect them after they have committed crimes. If a child has a gun and aims it at the police officer it is no wonder why these innocent children get shot. I would hate to be a police officer under these conditions. Let's hope that some humanity comes to our innocent children before they get themselves or others killed.
I miss the South Shore Farmers Market. It is a very relaxing place to go to. They will have over 40 vendors in the park. For the most part, the operation of the market is all volunteer, except for two managers who get paid to work. The market is a good place to meet people that you have not seen for a while. The education program is done to hep people gain knowledge; while the music program is done for relaxation. The quality of the products has always been high. The farmers work hard to produce vegetables to sell. Three bakeries have a wide variety of goods to sell. Two coffee shops have excellent coffee. Fresh meat on the grill always draws a good crowd. In other words, I just miss being at the South Shore Farmers Market. I hope to see you in June.