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.
On October 10, 2015, we will hold the last Saturday South Shore Farmers Market this season. The market is held from 8 am until 12 noon from June through October. The South Shore Farmers Market is located in South Shore Park, 2900 S. Shore Drive, in Bay View. We have had a wonderful season of the market with no rain-outs this year. Come now to the market to get your pumpkins, winter squash and other vegetables.
Do you like working with young children? Do you have a few hours on Wednesday, October 14, to help with Humboldt Park Friends with its annual Tree Day Program? If interested contact Penny Manke at 414-304-5039 by Friday, October 9th.
The weather has cooled down enough for jackets or sweatshirts to become uniform of the day. With this time of year the weather is unpredictable, so you must be prepared for anything. We might still have some hot days, but who knows when? Dress comfortable and you will not go wrong. You don't want to get sick and spread disease to your family. Influenza attacks come often at this time of year. Dress according to your needs and you won't go wrong.
If you are looking for winter squash or pumpkins now is the time to come to the South Shore Farmers Market, located at 2900 S. Shore Dr. in Bay View. At 8 am on Saturday until 12 noon the market is open. There are over 40 vendors to serve you. Corn might still be available in small amounts, but tomatoes, squash, and other things are available. There are 4 bakeries, two coffee shops, one crepes location, several cooked food locations, including beef on the grill, sandwiches, and several other items for sale. Egg rolls and bubble tea are available. Fresh mushrooms are there. Many spices and other vegetables are there. Kettle corn should be there. Fresh flowers and plants are there. Relax and enjoy this farmers market, as it is the best in Milwaukee. At about 10:30 am, we will have music to enjoy. Some people come early, either buy bakery, or a good beef sandwich and a coffee and sit down at a picnic table located on the park grounds. First come, first tables are taken. Y'all come and have a great time at the South Shore Farmers Market. Next Saturday will be the last day of the market for this season.
During October and November, the Great Lakes get very unstable and sudden storms can arrive and sink some ships. You must be careful if you are taking your boat out on the big lake. A major storm can pop up out of nowhere and cause large waves. If you have a strong boat you might be ok for a while, but danger is always olut there. I always think of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and other large ships during this time of year. Do not take caution to the wind, because you may then be in trouble. During a majot storm you should be located near to shore if possible. Strange high waves have been known to come out of noplace on the lakes. Now would be a good time to take your boat out of the water and placed in dry dock. Safety is very important and you don't want to be a silent victim of the weather. What you do is your business, but I have warned you.