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.
The South Shore Farmers Market, located at 2900 S. Shore Drive, in Bay View, is having a great season. On Saturday mornings, from 8 am to 12 noon, the South Shore Farmers Market is open for business. There are over 40 vendors to serve you. You can purchase peaches, cherries, apricots and apples from Door County. You can purchase tomatoes, potatoes, squashes, pumpkins, melons, corn, cauliflower, brocolli. beans, peas, lettuce,carrots, dill, onions, peppers, small potatoes, pickles (cucumbers), and other such things at the market. Fresh mushrooms, flowers, plants and jams and jellies, homemade candy, kettle corn, crepes, egg rolls and specialty teas, coffee, bakery and fresh beef on the grill are all available. There will be an educational program followed by a musical program. You can come early, buy some bakery and coffee, and sit at a picnic table, if you can find one available. To watch the programs, you might want to bring a chair to sit on. Our weather has been great the last several weeks. Imagine, shopping with a great view of Lake Michigan in the foreground. We have a very peaceful relaxing market for you to enjoy. Y'all come and join us here at the market.
Now that school has begun a new session, you will have to be more careful near schools. No texting or e-mailing should be done while driving. The life you save many be your own or anyone in your way. If you can see everything on the road, then either park your car, or drive when you can see again. Nobody wants to hear about a person being run down on a bicycle or motorcycle. At night, watch out for bikes without lights, as you many be unable to see them and could hit them by accident. Watch for people with dark clothing on at night. They may seem invisible to you while you drive your vehicle. Most of all watch for young children running across the street and near your car. Safety is important to all of us.
Please support the Bay View community.
On Saturdays, from 8 am to 12 noon, the South Shore Farmers Market at south Shore Park, 2900 S. Shore Drive, in Bay View is open for business. There are over 40 vendors to greet you with their products. Corn, cabbage, brussell sprouts, peas, beans, squash, cantalopes, watermelons,tomatoes, pickles & cucumbers,purple carrots and regular carrots, fresh mushrooms,crepes, kettle corn,dill and other spices,onions, potatoes, eggs rolls & specialty teas, roast beef on the grill, three bakeries, two coffee shops,homemade candy, fresh flowers & plants are all available at the market. An educational program begins at 9:15 am followed by a musical program at 10:15 am. Come early, find a picnic table, buy some coffee or tea and some bakery and rest your feet for a while. There are a limited amount of picnic tables in the area. If you want to sit down and listen to the music, bring along your own chair to sit down on. While you are relaxing at the park, look over at beautiful Lake Michigan in the backround. Y'all come and join us at the South Shore Farmers Market.
Before we know it, Fall will be here. Will you be ready for this season? It's time to put away some of your things from the summer, that almost wasn't here. Football is back and most of us like to watch the Green Bay Packers, the Wisconsin Badgers, or some other football team. Basketball is about to begin. School activities will take up some of our time. It is very important for a parent to get involved in their children's education process. PTA is one parent group that helps parents with their children. Find out what your child needs and try to help them if you can. It means a lot for children to know that their parents are involved in their school activities. Find time to be with your children if you can. Your children are your future. We must nurture them and guide them in all of life's problems. An understanding ear will go a long way in understanding your children. Consider joining the school PTA and learn more about education and its problems. Your help will be very important to all of them. Please support PTA and your children's educators and school staff.
On this day, September 11, 2001, some terrorists captured four American airplanes and destroyed two buildings of the World Trade Center in New York City, and damaged the pentagon in Washington, D.C. These terrorist took over the cockpits of four airplanes, killed the pilots, and attempted to destroy our economy by crashing these airplanes into critical buildings with the passengers on board the airplanes. The last plane that was hijacked, was taken over again by its passengers to prevent another airplane from crashing into our nation's capital. Because of these terrorists, we now have very strict procedures for boarding any airplane. Imagine having to take off your belt, shoes, and empty all of your pockets before heading to the airplane boarding area. Security is very tight for boarding any airplane. When we were coming back from Minnesota, we boarded a Delta Airlines Airplane and were told that due to a mechanical problem, that we would have to get off of this plane and go to a new boarding area to get another airplane to replace the damaged one. When we got on board the plane, we were told that we had to get out again so that they could do a security check of the plane since it was coming out of hangar unchecked. Afterwards, we able to board the plane again, and all of us were weary of having to board and retreat several times. We finally were able to fly home again. Before 9/11/2001, we never had to go through all of this security to board a plane.
Take the time to remember all of the people who lost their lives due to these problems on 9/11/2001. Let us hope that this never happens again.
The Cudahy-St. Francis Kiwanis Club hosts its wine and beer tasting fundraiser. Everyone is invited to attend this event from 5:30 - 8:30 pm, September 26, at Sheridan's, located at 5133 S. Lake Drive in Cudahy. The price is $35 for an individual and $65 per couple.
Please send your reservation ASAP to Ron Thein, 5990 S. Crossinds Drive # 2, Cudahy, Wisconsin 53110.
On Saturday, September 21, 2013, we will be holding the Bay View Bash. The streets from E. Potter Ave. to S. Clement Ave., on S. Kinnickinnic Ave. will be closed for this event. There will be about 5 stages for this event. Various bands will play at some of these stages. One stage will be in the Children's Area, located on Immaculate Conception Catholic Church parking lot. Various schools and groups will be in this area. There will be games for the children to play. There will be bags for the children as they come. Amoung the acts on the Children's Area Stage will be Julie Sobanski, "Princess of Magic". There will be a dog and owner parade ending in this area. This whole area is geared toward the young people in the crowd.
Several thousand people will come to enjoy the Bay View Bash. There will be booths on S. Kinnickinnic Ave. with food, beer, local non-profit groups, toys, local politicans, and other interesting things. There will be bands performing on 4 of the stages. On one of the stages, there will be "Strong Man" contest. Look up the Bay View Bash online and get more information on the various happenings at the Bash this day.
It almost seems that we are on a weather roller coaster with the current changes in our weather lately. Little actual summer weather and early fall weather are alternating within a short period of days. It is difficult to predict which type of weather to expect when planning our activities. We could use some rain to refresh our lawns and food crops, but please don't come on a weekend.
The South Shore Farmers Market is wonderful place to be on a Saturday morning from 8 an to 12 noon. The farmers are having a great amount of variety at the market. Water melons, cantalopes, squash, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, brussel sprouts, beans, peas, dill, small potaoes, pickles and cucumbers, purple carrots and regular carrots, cauliflower, brocolli, and other such things are there to purchase at the market. Fresh mushrooms, crepes, egg rolls, specialty teas, coffee and bakery are available. Fresh flowers and other plants are there. Honey and honey candy, maple syrup, homemade candy are sold there.
The Green Bay Packers have won their first (home) game this year. They had over 100 yards in rushing and won 38-20 over the Washington Redskins. This was a wonderful game to see. The player that knocked out Eddie Lacey with a blow from his helmut, got knocked out himself when he tried to do it again to another player. Both players went out with concussions. This has been the best Packer game that I have seen this year. They still have improvements to make, but they will field a fine team this season. Go Packers!
From about 11 am to 10 pm on Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Bay View Bash will be held on S. Kinnickinnic Ave. from E. Potter Ave. to S. Clement Ave. There will be about 5 stages at this event. There will be a strongman contest at the middle stage on S. Lenox St. & S. KK Ave. The Children's Stage will be on the parking lot of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bay View. There will be a stage in this area for the children to enjoy. Rainbow Randa,Princess of Magic (Julie Sobanski), and others will perform on this stage. There will be children's games and several schools and non-profit groups will be there. Fun will be had by all. The Bay View Bash will have several bands performing at various times. Politicians and vendors will be present in the various booths on S. KK Ave. We will have representatives from the Milwaukee Fire Department and by several mascots from the Milwaukee area. This is a free event and everybody is invited to attend. The adult activities will mainly be in the afternoon and evening. Y'all come and see us there.
PTA's were set up to help parents with their children's education and welfare. Parents are enecouraged to take part in their children's education process. There are many programs available from the National PTA Office to guide you in your child raising process. You are the most important person in the raising of your children. With the guidance of a PTA, you will find many answers to questions that you have about your children's education process. Nobody has all of the answers, but in the fellowship of other parents, you can share various problems with others to learn how they were able to solve their similar problems. Many times the fellowship of being in a PTA can be very helpful for you and your children. Your children will admire you and be proud of you for getting involved in their education process. Please consider joining a local PTA at your children's schools.
I would like to thank everyone who had an active role in producing and running the Bay View Bash. This event was a great success. There was a very large crowd in attendance. The Children's Area had a lot of visiters. There was the presentation of the awards for the Dog Parade. Rainbow Randa had her Patriotic Clown Act. We had young Irish dancers from Kinsella showing us their talents. We had the Princess of Magic, Julie Sobanski performing her magic acts. We had a special performance of fire technology and juggling. We had a demonstration of CPR lifesaving methods on stage. The Milwaukee Fire Department sent an engine for the kids to see and the Milwaukee Police Department had McGruff make an appearance in the Children's Area. We had a Moonwalk and other such devices for the kids to enjoy. Children's games were available to play. Each child received a small packet of useful materials to use and adults received one packet per family before we exhausted our supply. Various non-profit organizations and schools had tables and exhibits in the area. All in all, a pleasant time was had by all who attended the Children's Area of the Bay View Bash. This area of the Bash closed at 6 pm.
There were five stages at the Bay View Bash, including one in the Children's Area. There was a strongman contest overn near S. Lenox St. and S. KK Ave. There were bands playing at the other three stages until 10 pm. There were many vendors available at the Bash. Several thousand people attended this event.
On Monday, October 7, 2013, the Bay View Historical Society will hold its October meeting at Beulah Brinton Community Center, 2555 S. Bay St., in Bay View at 7 pm. At the meeting we will have a general meeting, an election of officers, and a group discussion with a guest speaker. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting. Refreshments will be served after the meeting is completed. Y'all come and join us there.
This fall, look out and see the beautiful colors of the trees as the leaves turn colors. Our local parks are a good place to see many trees at this time. Squirrels will be busy trying to locate food stores for the winter. Some geese may still be in residence in the parks. It is almost time for your yachts and sail boats to be taken out of the water to be stored for the winter. Enjoy a wonderful fall in all of its beauty.
Please support the Bay View community.