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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.

Humboldt Park Independence Day celebration


               Thursday, July 4, 2013

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Have a happy Independence Day

  Come to Humboldt Park for a full day of activities for the entire family. We have the morning parade with over 100 units starting at 9:00 am. We have Children's, Teen and Adult Games at 11:00 am. Also at 11:00 am we have a 1860's Style Baseball Game at Keltner Field. We have a Donut & Donut Hole Eating Contest at 12:15 pm. At 12:30, we have registration for Children's Contest, Vehicle, Theme, Decor ages 2 - 12. At 12:45 we have Rainbow Randa with a Patriotic Clown Performance. At 1:00 pm, we have judging of Children's Contest. At 1:30 pm, we have Children's Parade to Chalet. At 1:45 pm, we have "Jazzy Jewels Dance Group on stage. At 2:00 pm, we have a dance contest on stage with audience participation with awards. From 2:30 - 5:00 pm we have our Talent Show at the Chalet. (Ages: 5-10, 11 - 14, 15 - 19, but you must have registered before 7/1/2013. From 3:00 - 7:00 pm, we have live music at the reviewing stand on E. Idaho St. "Outside the Box" & "Ray Liban". At 7:00 pm, we have posting of the colors, national anthem, and awards presentation. At 7:15 pm, we have our Evening entertainment at the Chalet: "Larry Lynne Band". From 9:15 to 9:45 pm we have our fireworks display with extended fireworks couresty of W. B. Bottle Company.

Y'all come and join us at Humboldt Park on July 4th.

Thank you for coming to Humboldt Park on Independence Day

  Since 1910, the Humboldt Park 4th of July Association (Safe & Sane Fourth) has celebrated Independence Day with a full day of activities for the entire family. Thank you to all of the volunteers and donors who made all of this possible. We put a lot of time and effort in planning this event. I hope that all went well for everyone. Without our volunteers and donors, this celebration would not be possibel. We hope to have it continue for another generation to enjoy. Your help is needed to plan for the future. Thanks again for a wonderful day of activities.

 Please consider becoming a member in the future. We could use more younger input into our planning sessions. We meet the first Wednesday  in March, April, May and every Wednesday in June. We meet at 7 pm in the Humboldt Park Pavilion. All interested people are invited to attend. Let us build a strong association for the future with your assistance. We need more younger members as well as older members. Any help will be good for us. Be a part of a great tradition and feel good about it. Volunteers and members are gladly received into our membership. Please help the Humboldt Park 4th of July Association.


                                     KAMP KELLY!

 A day of intergenerational fun for you and your grandchild or young friend.

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Summer has finally arrived

 Now you can get out your shorts and special t-shirts and wear them. Hopefully we will not have a very hot summer. Vacations should be on your mind. Start your plans now for your summer trips. If you are going to travel anywhere, make sure that your car is in good condition for traveling. Carry some bottled water and a blanket in case of emergency. Make sure that you cell phone is charged before you go anywhere. Check your tires for wear. Notify the U.S.m Postal Service if you are going to be gone for any amount of days. Cancel your newspaper for the time that you are gone. Have a good friend, relative or neighbor watch your house while you are gone. Have a wonderful vacation and relax if you can. A family that plays together, stays together.

Please support the Bay View community.

South Shore Frolics July 12, 13, 14

 On the weekend of July 12 - 14, 2013, the South Shore Frolics will have their celebration at South Shore Park, located at 2900 S. Shore Drive in Bay View. This event is sponsored by the Bay View Lions Club.

Celebrating the 18th year under the sponsorship under the sponsorship of the Bay View Lions Club!!

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Head to the South Shore Frolics

 At this time of year, we have the South Shore Frolics. This is one of the oldest festivals in Milwaukee as it  celebrates year number 64. This is the time when the Bay View Lions Club takes over South Shore Park, 2900 S. Shore Drive and has many activities. From kid's activities, to bands, to various food vendors, beer vendors, and some special fireworks at night. Y'all come and join us for a full day of activities for the entire family to enjoy.

Who wants to become a teacher now?

 With all of the changes done to our educators by Governor Scott Walker and his Republican politician friends, who would be willing to become a teacher?  With low pay, few benefits, and a limited job indiviidual contracts for only one to three years. If your principal does not like you, he can trerminate your contract at almost any time. You have no union to protect you. This is almost like the end of the 19th century, when employers could replace you, if you got ill, got hurt on the job, came late to work or if he did not like your personality. The union movement came to help the workers and to protect them from such abuse by management. With our unions being destroyed by our Republican  friends, what will happen to our labor unions? Study the union movement history and see how much the unions did to help us with injury-compensation cases, management abuse cases, unemployment compensation cases. We can't just wait to see what happens, because many people will lose interest in becoming a teacher, with all of the serious needs of our students requiring good teachers. Special need students need special hard-working teachers with needed expertise in these matters. Ask yourself if you would want to become a teacher under today's rules and expectations and minimum protection from abusive leadership?  Please consider what will happen to the education of our children under these  conditions. Our future is in their hands. What will the next generation of children turn out to be?

Thank you for supporting the South Shore Frolics

Thanks to several generous donors and a large amount of volunteers, the South Shore Frolics was able to continue for another  year. The Bay View Lions did a good job of organizing the Frolics. It takes a lot of money to produce a parade. You have to pay for permits to block off streets, for police help, for having any band or marching group in your parade. You also have to have money to pay for setting up your stage, your festival tent,  for music groups to play at the Frolics, and to bring the Antique Autos and Classic Cars to the park. You have to raise money by selling beer at your main tent. You have to get payment from vendors who set up inside the park. You have to find a special donor to pay for the fireworks display at night. You have to try to control the amount of beers sold, so no unruly drunks damage the Frolics. All in all, we had a great Frolics this year, and also had the return of the Saturday morning parade. Please consider donating to continue this fine program. The future of the South Shore Frolics is in your hands.

The 2013 Humboldt Park Watch Corn Roast will happen on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

  At the "Chill on the Hill", on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, on Irish Night, the Humboldt Park Watch will hold their annual fundraiser Corn Roast. We will be located somewhere on the hill near the park chalet. This is the only fundraiser that the park watch holds. The money made from this event goes to pay for activities during the year like the "Easter Egg Hunt" for children, "Tree Day" for school children, park clean-up supplies and other things to help promote activities at the park. It takes many volunteers to conduct the corn roast. Enjoy a night of Irish music while enjoying some of our roasted corn on the grill. When you watch the Irish music, you will smell the corn roasting on the grill. Take some time and come over to buy some corn-on-the-cob. I am certain that you will like it. A special thank you to Patty Pritchard Thompson and the Bay View Neighborhood for allowing us to have our annual corn roast on their "Chill on the Hill" night. Y'all come and have some roasted corn-on-the-cob. It will taste great. Nicole Williams is President of the Humboldt Park Watch.

It is almost hot enough to fry an egg outside

  It is so hot outside that you possibly could fry an egg outside. Do not leave small children or dogs inside of your car while you are shopping. The heat could kill them. Limit the amount of excerise that you do outdoors, unless you do it early in the morning or after the sun goes down. Wear plenty of good suntan lotion if you are going to the beach or staying outdoors for a while. Excessive sun burn could turn into second degree burns if you don't watch out.

This happened to me in 1962, when I went swimming, played softball and tennis out at  park. It was no fun with salve all over my body and blisters the size of half dollars. When I tried to take a bath afterwards, the bath water sizzled and vinegar did not help any. After a few weeks I was all healed and went back to work again. From then on I always kept a t-shirt on and covered my legs while in the sun. Never again do I want to get second degree sunburn on my body.

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Come to the South Shore Farmers Market on Saturday

  We have the largest and best farmers market in Milwaukee at South Shore Park on Saturdays from 8 am - noon. There are over 40 vendors to serve you. We have three bakeries, two coffee shops, crepes, fresh meat on the grill, eggrolls and special teas, fresh mushrooms, homemade candy, fresh flowers and plants, honey products, both organic and regular farmers, kettlecorn, and other things. There is an early educational program followed by a musical program. Come early, buy some bakery and some coffee and find a picnic table to sit at so you can enjoy the market programs. You always have the view of Lake Michigan in the foreground. Y'all come and relax at the South Shore Farmers Market, located at 2900 S. Shore Drive in Bay View. Dogs on leashes are welcome, but you must clean up any mess that they make. We have many customers with dogs at the market. Have a good time when you come.

Escaping mosquito bites

 I was told long ago, while delivering my mail route, that if you want to reduce the amount of mosquito bites, you should take some Iron Tonic (ferrous sulfate). It seems that the mosquitoes do like sulfur. If you take the iron tonic that contains ferrous sulfate, not ferrous glutenate, the bugs will tend to ignore you. The man that told me about this had open windows and no screens on his house. I asked him how he avoids getting mosquito bites and he told me about ferrous sulfate. The sulfur in your blood tends to keep the mosquitoes away, but still once in a while you will still get mosquito bites, but not as many as before you took the iron tonic. At the South Shore Farmers Market, many of my co-volunteers were complaining about  the mosquitoes and asked for some insect spray to hold them off. For some reason, I was not bothered by them. When I examined my one-a-day vitamin bottle, I noticed that it had ferrous sulfate in the ingredients.  Try this solution yourself and see if it works for you and your family. Iron tonic with ferrous sulfate is cheaper than iron tonic with ferrous glutenate, but is harder on your stomach. Try this, you may like it.

Come down to the South Shore Farmers Market

  Now that it is warmer outside, the big farmers with corn-on-the-cob are back. We have cherries from Door County also. With the warmer weather and lack of rain, we have had some large crowds at the market. Many of the farmers sell out early. With the high quality of the food being offered here, it is small wonder why some of the vendors can sell out early. Most of the vendors have things to sell up until closing time. Three bakeries, two coffee shops, fruit vendors, crepes, fresh mushrooms, egg rolls and specialty tea, meat and eggs on the grill, homemade candy, kettle corn, fresh flowers and plants, a choice of organic farmers and regular farmers, and other products are here at the farmers market. When the education program begins close to 9 am, many people sit at picnic tables or on their own chairs to enjoy it. The music programs follows shorty afterwards. Y'all come and have a good time at the South Shore Farmers Market, located at 2900 S. Shore Drive in Bay View.

Bay View Historical Society Walk

 The Bay View Historical Society's August Walk will be held on Saturday, August 3rd at 9:30 am. Registration will start at 9:00 am at the Lake Water Tower and Municipal Buiulding, 4001 S. 6th St. The cost is $ 5.00 for Bay View Historical Society members and $ 7.00 for non-members.

 This walk led by Ron Winkler and Gregg Wernisch will be in Tippecanoe, centered around Howell and Howard. It will be a preview of the Tippecanoe chapter of Winkler's book Milwaukee Town of Lake to be published in December.

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Slow pitch softball season is soon ending.

  In a few weeks, we will have the championships of the slow pitch softball teams for the Milwaukee Public School Recreation Department. You will have the chance to view the best teams in this division. The Milwaukee County softball league championships will follow a week later. Take the time to watch some of these softball games. These games are very popular for local fans. The games of the Milwaukee Public School Recreation Department are free to attend. This can be something different to do on a warm summer evening as a family. Good clean fun can be had here. Now, before the league championships, games can be seen at many of the baseball fields in the City of Milwaukee. What better way is there to cool off on a hot day in summer. Look around to find the games being played in your neighborhood.

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