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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.

Today is the second last day of the South Shore Farmers Market

 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.

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The dangers of Autumn

 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.

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Enjoy the color of the leaves as they change

 Now is the time when tree leaves begin to change colors. More change can be found if you travel further north. Our parks are already showing some color. The bigger the park, the more leaves to view.

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Now is a good time to join your local PTA group

 Now that the school year is in full progress, consider becoming a member of your school PTA. The National PTA is a great source of material concerning parenting. Joining with other parents, you can make an excellent team of helping your children as they grow up and are attending school. PTA helps parents when they need help in understanding their children. Help your children by becoming a member of PTA. When you meet as a group, you can share your experiences, and work together to solve problems. PTA members are family oriented. A family that plays together and learns together stays together. Visit your school PTA meeting and determine how you can fit in. Your children will be happy to learn that you care enough about their education process that you are willing to join the PTA. My wife, Penny, has served many years in PTA and still keeps up with any new information available. She is proud to be a lifetime member of the National PTA. Maybe you can follow her path and help your children as they progress through their education program. PTA has been around for over 100 years. Help your children as they learn at school.

The South Shore Farmers Market will close after October 11, 2015.

  You only have a few more weeks to enjoy the South Shore Farmers Market, located at South Shore Park, 2900 S. Shore Dr. in Bay View. On Saturday mornings, from 8 am to 12 noon, the market is in full swing. We have over 40 vendors to serve you. Pumpkins and squash will be there in quantity. Tomatoes and corn are still on sale. Melons are there, but there aren't as many as usual. I still enjoy egg rolls, fresh bakery, melons, corn and kettle corn. Come down and enjoy the market while you still can. Time is running short. We have the best farmers market in Milwaukee. We have a musical program every Saturday morning. Y'all come and join us at the market.

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