Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
The South Shore Community Group will hold its May potluck on Sunday, May 17th, from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Community Room of the Oak Creek Public Library, 8620 S Howell Avenue.
The main program will be presented by Bryce Ruddock who will sharing information about the Transition Towns program. This is part of a state and regional initiative that examinies the relocalization of an area's economy and infrastructure in light of escalating transportation and other costs and attendant economic collapse.
According to information forwarded by South Shore Community Group coordinator Kathleen Slamka, Transition Wisconsin is the overall umbrella group. Transition Southeast Wisconsin meets once a month at the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee. With other areas such as Riverwest, East Side and Shorewood having established groups, the thinking is that perhaps South Shore should do the same with a focus on its specific needs. A Transition South Shore would include St. Francis , Cudahy, South Milwaukee, and Oak Creek and could engage in Transition Towns initiatives along the common link between those cities and the Hwy 32 corridor.
Other possible topics and updates Sunday afternoon include:
Weed-out and Parks
The Family Life Center
Other county issues
Formation of a steering committee