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.
It is time to begin your Christmas shopping for your family and friends. Many of the stores have already set up their Christmas displays since before Halloween. Now is the time to look for the very special gifts that you have in mind to purchase. The big sales events will be on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. If you want something special, look for it now before the store runs out of your item. The stores only purchase a limited amount of each item that they sell. If you know what you want, look for it now before it vanishes from the store shelves. The big sales items will be things that are hard to sell or items in short supply. You can tell which items are moving early nad which items will eventually go up on sale to get rid of them. Be smart and be a good shopper.
Recently, the Green Bay Packers have beaten the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles by large scores. On Sunday, at noon, they have to go to Minnesota to play the Minnesota Vikings. Support our favorite team as they play a hard fought game against a division rival. Three cheers for the Packers as they finish up their season. Best wishes for a highly successful season.
The Inter-organizational Council of Bay View proudly invites you to attend our annual 2014
Next week, we will celebrate Thanksgiving. Now is the time to prepare your shopping lists if you are having people come to your house. If you are going elsewhere for Thanksgiving, offer to bring along a dish or two to help the host of the meal. If you are going to a restaurant for the holiday, then set up your reservations for seating there. While you are preparing for the holiday, watch some interesting football games on TV. Try to relax and get ready for you have a big day coming very soon. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day.
We are now suffering from an artic vortex that came down with the jet stream from Canada. Many of the United States are receiving rather cold weather now for the fall season. We are lucky to avoid some major snow falls like those that hit Northern Wisconsin and the Twin Cities in Minnesota. We could still be affected by lake effect snow. I hope that we get some normal weather like we used to get in fall in the past. I hope that people are ready for a major snow storm. It may still be on its way here. I for one am a skeptic on global warming. Our weather pattern fits a normal cycle of climatic changes. In the past we have had warm winters and very cold winters. Some summers have been very hot and others on the cool side. If you check the weather patterns of the past 100 years, you will see some of these weather cycles. Stay warm and enjoy our cold fall days.