I want to share with you a sad but typical Cudahy story. I have edited this so the person’s personal stuff is not there and fixed a few spelling errors and adjusted the formatting for the blog, but going door-to-door, I have been hearing this as well.
But if I did...
I don't know friends, to this day, what it was that they
was a doin' down there,
but I have studied about it.
I think it was that it's some kindly of a contest where they
see which bunchful of them men can take that pumpkin
and run from one end of that cow pasture to the other
without gettin' knocked down or steppin' in somethin'.
From Andy Grifffith’s 1953 recording, “What It Was, Was Football”
It's Friday night. Time to unwind with our regular Friday night feature on This Just In.
The weekend has finally arrived.
The sun has set.
The evening sky has erupted.
Let's put controversy and provocative blogs aside for the rest of this work week and smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.
So if you travel to the Cudahy Economic Development site you will see this:
Little Skink's Tail by South Milwaukee's own prolific author of children's books, Janet Halfmann, might join the likes of Goodnight Moon, Green Eggs and Ham and Where the Wild Things Are as a children's classic. Here's the news from Janet herself:
Below is information about an upcoming Cool Stuff for Kids Opportunity Fair at the Marquette University Engineering Hall. It is this Saturday.
This fair is a free event that provides families with information about educational enrichment offerings, classes, camps, and other programs for kids (age preschool through high school) offered during the summer or during the school year. This is a great event and it gets better each year.
There will be all kinds of vendors to talk to: Marquette University, UWM-College for Kids, writing camps, and music classes are just a few of the many, many offereings. There will also be hands-on engineering activities for kids and tours of the facility and campus.
Would you like to have the opportunity speak with your elected officials in their Madison offices to discuss the disability issues that are most important to you? Then sign up for Disability Advocacy Day hosted by Survival Coalition (http://www.survivalcoalitionwi.org/).
It is a great opportunity to speak with your elected officials and some members of their staff. This will be the 3rd or 4th year that we have attended. As a parent, we feel that this is important enough to have all of the kids attend with us, not just Tyler. There is no better civics lesson that can be taught in any school then to go to the State Capitol and speak with your elected officials. It is not about whether or not you always agree with them. It is about the opportunity to share your concerns with them.
Please remeber to Vote Tuesday February 19.
For those of you looking for information about the Spring Primary Election, please go to My Vote Wisconsin https://myvote.wi.gov/Voter/VoterSearchScreen.aspx. This site can provide you a sample ballot and polling place.
I am starting City Snapshots in order to explore the best of the City of Cudahy. I want to introduce neighbors, promote groups and community events, and open a meaningful dialogue about what we want for the future of the city.
This is from Stein's Gardening Calendar. I plan to try this for my kitty!
"Consider planting a pot of ryegrass for your cat. Fill a 6-inch pot with a well-drained potting mix. Sprinkle ryegrass seeds on the soil surface. Lightly rake the surface to ensure good seed-to-soil contact. Water thoroughly until the excess runs out the bottom of the pot. Cover with plastic, or water often enough to keep the soil surface moist. Move to a warm, sunny window. The grass should sprout in one to two weeks. Water until the excess runs out the drainage hole. Water again when the top few inches begin to dry."
Why is it that special interest groups from outside of the State of Wisconsin think that they know how we should educate our children with Special Needs in Wisconsin? I consider myself a pretty intelligent guy and I feel that my wife and I have made the correct decisions when it comes to all of our kids educations. We didn’t need somebody from outside the State to tell us what to do or what is a better option for us. Growing up, I am 100% certain that nobody told my parents what was best when it came to me and my sibling’s education. Yet, this is what is going on today.
Good morning, Cudahy!
I am embarking upon a new project to map the assets of the city--this is a part of my senior project at Alverno College, but also can be useful and applicable to future development. Asset mapping consists of surveying residents to see what people like the most about their community. Assets can include individuals, groups, businesses, charities, churches, geographical locations, or anything you feel makes Cudahy a good place to live.
The results will be posted on a website that I have created for this project, in roughly six weeks. I am trying to up my web design skills to the point where I can create an actual overhead map of the city that links to each contribution. If I can’t do that, items will be listed.
The second part of this project is identifying what talents or skills our residents have to share. Taking stock of a community’s abilities and willingness to contribute is a good step towards creating an identity.
If you would like to contribute to this project, you can find the survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M6BFWXX
Thanks for your time, take care, and stay warm!
I wanted to say Thank You to everybody that supported me during the Aldermanic Primary. Whether you knocked doors, passed out literature, displayed a yard sign, talked me up to a neighbor and most importantly voted for me, Thank You.
I enjoyed knocking doors and having conversations with my neighbors. I learned so much from you as I listened to your concerns. I think what really impressed me the most is how many people had positive things to say about Cudahy and how much they enjoy living in the Community. Not that this should come as a surprise to me because as I replied to Jenn's Blog on What is Good about Cudahy, that the citizens are our biggest asset to Cudahy.
Having spent time researching both candidates running for Alderman in the First District, I have decided to endorse Marty Van Hoof as representative of my District, the First District, to the Common Council.
Now that February is coming to a close, some shrubs and trees can be pruned. This is an especially good time to do this because the leaves are not in the way and you can see where branches are rubbing on each other and causing weak places where insects and other diseases can get in. Here's information from the Steins Gardening Calendar:
Prune winter damaged branches as they are found on your shrubs. Wait until the snow melts and the worst of winter has passed to start major pruning. This way you can see what winter and the animals have left for you to work with. Summer and fall blooming plants can be pruned now until their growth begins in spring. Wait until after flowering to prune spring blooming shrubs or you will prune off the flower buds.