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.
September 1st, 2015, is almost here. Labor Day Weekend will be held next week. This will be your last chance to be at a summer's vacation. Fall will soon be here. Take the time to relax with your family. School will have begun in some cases. We have some wonderful parks in Milwaukee. We have beer gardens in 2 of our parks now. South Shore Park and Humboldt Park. This is family time. A family that plays together, stays together. Enjoy some relaxation with your family.
Saturday mornings, from 8 am to 12 noon, South Shore Park holds our South Shore Farmers Market. South Shore Park is located at 2900 S. Shore Drive in Bay View. We have over 40 vendors to serve you. We have 4 bakeries, 2 coffee shops, many farmers, fresh mushrooms, fresh eggs and frozen chicken, egg rolls and bubble tea, crepes, fresh beef on the grill, homemade candy, maple syrup, fresh flowers and plants, fresh fruit from Door County, and many more items at the market. We have the best farmers market in Milwaukee. Come down one Saturday, buy some bakery and coffee and sit down at a picnic table to listen to our musical program for the day. You can be the judge as to why our market is considered the best in Milwaukee. Y'all come and enjoy the South Shore Farmers Market.
During the time of State Fair, in Auguist of 1986, we had a massive rain storm that literally flooded Milwaukee streets. It was impossible to keep my mailman uniform dry. I had to change clothes early that day. My wife and children were at State Fair during this rainstorm. When I went home after work that day, the roads were full of water. I was praying that my car motor would not be affected by all the water. When I got home, there was some water in my basement, but not that much. Many people had flooded basements that day. This was a rainstorm to remember. One of our letter carriers was unable to drive back to our postal station due to flooded roads. He was forced to turn in his collectables and keys to another postal station. This was the only time in my postal career that I could remember a letter carrier like myself being unable to return to his regular postal station.
Just think. It will be 4 months until we celebrate Christmas. If our stores follow the pattern of previous years, Christmas items will be found in stores very soon. It is amazing to see Christmas displays this early. Somebody wants to make a profit by displaying Christmas items early. It will be Labor Day soon. Halloween will soon follow. Thanksgiving is also close by. Remember, Christmas is is in December, not in August or September. See if I am correct. Will Christmas items be on display this early? For me it is too early to think about Christmas.
Keep in mind the Bay View Bash. It will be held on Saturday, September 19,2015. S. Kinnickinnic Ave. will be closed from E. Potter Ave. to S. Clement Ave. There will be 5 stages with entertainment. The Children's Area will be located at I.C. Catholic Church parking lot on S. KK Ave. There will be a lot of activities happening at the Bash. Consider taking some time to visit us at the Bash. More information will come later.