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Support Bay View

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.

Are you enjoying our warm weather?

 This is the time that we call our prime summer days. Many people take vacations at this time. The children are out of school and the family can travel to any location that they desire. If money is a problem, you can always visit our parks, museums, zoos and other such locations. You could also visit many of our special buildings in Milwaukee. We have a lot of historical sites to visit here. There are lots of activities at our parks and recreation centers. The idea is to take some time out to relax and enjoy life. Each is a gift of our Lord and should be treated accordingly. Have a wondereful vacation.

Come down to the South Shore Farmers Market

  On Saturday mornings, from 8:00 am to 12 noon, the South Shore Farmers Market is open for business at South Shore Park, 2900 S. Shore Drive in Bay View. With over 40 vendors on site, you will be able to find most of the things that you are looking for. We do not have arts and crafts at this market. There are 3 bakeries and 2 coffee shops there. There is roast beef on the grill. We have egg rolls and bubble tea. There are frozen chickens and fresh eggs there. The best thing to do is to arrive early, get your coffee and bakery and find a picnic table to sit down at. There will be a musical program at the market around 10:00 am. Y'all come and join us at the market, the best farmers market in Milwaukee.

Do you remember a real circus traveling by train?

 I can remember seeing a circus train from a real circus traveling down the Chicago Northwestern tracks on their way downtown.  Some of the circus people would look out their windows at us. This was not the Circus World Train from Baraboo, Wisconsin. You could see various circus equipment riding on boxcars and flat beds. The train was a piece of beauty by itself. The same railroad tracks that I used to sled down the hill from and cross over to Lewis Field (Pryor Playground) and cross the creek and open the gate door to the playground. A circus train was a rare moment in time, as there were not too many of these trains around then. This train was a beauty to see.

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The Milwaukee Brewers are finally showing signs of life

 The Milwaukee Brewers just recently won a complete series at home with the Pittsburgh Pirates. This is very encouraging to see. It would be nice just to get out of last place in their division. The question now is what is Doug Melvin going to do before the trading deadline?  Is he going to trade some key players to get key minor league players for the future? What will our team look like after the trades are made?  This will be interesting to see.

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Handicapped parking violators

 I have noticed that some people, with nice fancy cars, are illegally parking in handicapped spots. They have no special license plates or handicapped parking permits. Why aren't the police cracking down on these illegal parkers? Are people so special that they think that they can park wherever they want?  Let them park in front of a fire station and then call 911 and ask them to sell them a parking permit. If they are crazy enough to violate handicapped parking rules, then they can do whatever they want and violate any laws they want to. Even if you are so special that you can park wherever you please, get off your royal throne and at least flush. You are creating quite a stink out there.

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