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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.

May Day is over

 On May 1st, the world celebrates May Day. This is a holiday in many European countires. In the old "Iron Curtain" countries, this was a day to show off your military power.  This is also Labor Day over there. This holiday is not celebrated in the United States. May Day informs us that Spring is here. Flowers and other plants will soon be visible. The buds on the tree and bushes show us that leaves will soon be there. Even though we have had a cold beginning of Spring, we have have more than enough moisture for planting crops. It may take a little longer to grow the crops that the farmer plants due to the cold air outside. Green house plants will be ready soon. Some plants will be moved outside when it gets warm enough for them. Have fun setting up your garden this year.

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The South Shore Farmers Market will resume in June

  On the third Saturday in June, the South Shore Farmers Market will be open for a new season. This is the best farmers market in Milwaukee. There are over 40 vendors to serve you. Early in the season, some major crops will not be ready for market, but enough good things will be there to purchase. Plan ahead and look forward to attending this market. You are all welcome.

Bay View Neighborhood Association 2nd Annual Bloom & Groom Plant Sale


                                         Saturday, May 18          9 am -  noon

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Park Cleanup-- Humboldt Park

  On Saturday, May 11, 2013, the Humboldt Park Watch is having its annual park cleanup day. All interested people are invited to come. Bags and gloves should be availabe as you check in inside the park pavilion.

Bay View Historical Society Yard Sale

Bay View Historical Society Yard Sale

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013

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Spring Blood Drive -- Friday, May 17; community invited!


 The Bay View Middle and High School National Honors Society is again sponsoring a blood drive in cooperation with the Blood Center of Wisconsin.  The spring blood drive is scheduled for Friday, May 17, from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, at the school.

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Honoring Diane Reeve

                                PULASKI COUNCIL OF MILWAUKEE COUNTY

           The Pulaski Council of Milwaukee County cordially invites you to join us for the

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We are having some wonderful weather now

  This is a good time to take your children to the park or to go golfing. We are now finally having some wonderful weather. Enjoy it while you can. Go outside and relax. It will be raining tomorrow. Before long, the South Shore Farmers Market will start a new season. Plan ahead to find some great products at the market. Dogs are welcome, but they must be kept on a leash and you must clean up after them. I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend. There is a rummage sale at the historic Beulah Brinton House, 2590 S. Superior Street on Saturday. There will be food at this sale.

Stormy weather

  This is the season for stormy weather. When you have rapid temperature changes, then storms are likely to occur. If you learn about a severe storm warning, please take shelter immediately. If you can, check the weather to see if it is safe to resume activities. Always know where your children are so you can be certain that they are safe. If you are at home during a tornado or severe thunder storm, please stay away from windows. Find a safe location in your house where you can be protected from bad weather.

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Thank you to all who either donated or purchased items at the BVHS Rummage Sale on Saturday

  On Saturdaym May 17, 2013, the Bay View Historical Society had their annual yard sale. Many members and friends donated items to be sold at this sale. Thank you to everyone who was involved in this event. Among the items for sale was one boat. There were many household items and furniture available. Books, records, cd's and other such items were available. Jewelry was available inside the Beulah Brinton House as was materials from the BVHS gift shop. Hot dogs and bratwurst were available from the grill to eat. Many volunteers were there to help with things. We had a beautiful day outside. I wish to thank everyone who helped in any way in planning and organizing this sale. Next year we will do this again. This is a win-win situation.

Home gardens are back in style again

 If you have noticed, more people are building and preparing home gardens. All of this promotes good health. The labor of creating the home garden is worth it when the plants are finished growing. The South Shore Farmers Market is coming soon for a new season. I am very much looking forward to attending this market. When you can't have your own home garden, the next best thing is the farmers market. You can decide whether you want organic or standard farm products. Crepes, homemade candy, mushrooms, egg rolls, home made tea, two coffee shops, three bakeries, fresh meat on the grill, frozen chickens, eggs, frozen soups, plants and flowers, kettlecorn and other interesting items are there at the market. Over 40 vendors are there to serve you. An educational program followed by a musical program will be at the entertainment tent. Get there early, buy some coffee and some sweet rolls and sit at a picnic table and relax and watch the programs at the market. View beautiful Lake Michigan while you are there. Dogs on a leash are welcome, but you must clean up after them if necessary. If you don't have your own home garden then come down to the South Shore Farmers Market, located at 2900 S. Shore Drive in Bay View, beginning on June 15, 2013, and going until October 12th. Everyone is welcome to come to this farmers market.

Memorial Day weekend

  How many people are traveling to a good vacation spot this weekend?  How many are going up to open up their cottage for the summer?  Whatever you do, please be careful on the road. Many accidents occur during the heavy traffic that results from the holiday weekend. This is a good time to visit the grave site of loved ones and plant some flowers. This only shows respect for those who have passed away. Remember the ones who have served in our armed forces and paid the extreeme price for our country. Honor those who who have served that we might have the freedoms that we share today. This is a day of remembering our loved ones who are no longer here. Some day you will be laid to rest. Don't forget those who have helped you during your life.

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Memorial Day

  This is Memorial Day weekend, the time when summer unofficially begins. Soon the children will be done with school for this year. Graduation ceremonies have already begun in colleges. Take some time off and relax with your children. The parks will be open and picnics will be active now. If you stay at home, then get out your grill and make corn, bratwurst, hot dogs, steaks, pork chops, chickens and other such items for your family. Beer, soda, and water are available at your market. Hot dog buns and other rolls can be purchased there also. Cook some potatoes on the grill. Sit around the grill and relax with your family and friends. If it does not rain, stay outdoors. This is a good time for families to bond.

 Remember to honor our armed forces members who have paid the final price for our freedom. In the morning go to the cemetery and place flags on the graves of those we know. Freedom does not come cheap. Many of our friends and relatives have been killed while serving in our armed forces. We should take the time to honor them before we resume our normal activities. Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Happy anniversary, Penny

  Today, my wife Penny and I celebrate 47 years of marriage. Penny is the most wonderful wife. She has the patience to put up with me and aways looks for ways to help our family and friends. I am so lucky to have her as my wife. Today she and I will celebrate our wedding anniversay in some way. I will let her decide what she wants to do. Happy anniversary, Penny. I love you very much.

Yoga in the Park

  We finally got Yoga in the Park off the ground! Hope that you will join in the fun. Please spread the word to your friends.

  Humboldt Park Watch would like to extend our gratitude to the vibrant and creative seniors in the Bay View and surrounding community. We are hosting Yin Yoga classes at the Humboldt Park Pavilion on Thursday mornings at 10 am starting June 13th.  We have sponsored many activities  for children and would like to create a fun, restorative and social activity for seniors.

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