Jayson Stark of ESPN.com is reporting that Sheets (elbow) will not be physically able to pitch in the big leagues this season.
The cash for clunkers trade in program is a huge hit. So huge in fact, congressional representatives announced last Thursday night that they were going to be suspending it at midnight on Friday.
Then they changed their minds and said it would continue on until further review early next week.
The Cudahy Lions Sweet Applewood Festival was graced with excellent weather and had a huge turnout! Thanks to everyone who came to this event and helped make it a success. As always, I ran into a lot of people I knew and everyone had fun.
A number of people asked me how I did in the Cudahy Classic 5/10 Race. I finished the 10-mile race in 1:31:35 ( one hour, 31 minutes and 35 seconds) which is an average pace of 9' 10" per mile. My son finished in 1:22:29 which is an average pace of 8' 15" per mile. There was perfect weather and everyone enjoyed the race.
The following is from South Milwaukee neighbor Don Lawson who works tirelessly and with great commitment for the well being of Grant Park, which I'm pleased to be able to post for him:
Over the past 12 months, some woods in Grant Park have suffered serious
vandalism. A total of 6 trees were cut down, the latest being a 70 foot
pine. The local Park Watch group decided to post a reward for information
that would lead the the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators. Friends
of Grant Park changed the focus of the "Summer Sizzle" picnic, making it the
fundraising event to raise money for the reward.
The picnic took place on July 29th. The weather was absolutely perfect. We
had a great turn-out, and exceeded our goal of $500 for the "reward" fund.
As part of publicizing the picnic, we realized that both Friends of Grant
Park (FoGP) and the Park Watch (PW) program could benefit from more
visibility in the community. Both groups have their schedules posted on a
new website, sponsored by Friends of Grant Park.
The web address is:
Get a copy of your city or town's charter, which will outline the requirements for getting your name on the ballot. To earn a slot on the ballot, usually you will need a petition that may require many signatures to be collected in a specific time frame.
Does your dog like to swim? Not sure? Why not bring your dog to the Sheridan Park pool on Sunday, Aug. 16th? The Sheridan Park Pool will be open to dogs from 5:30 pm - 7 pm. Your dog can swim for $5 before the Parks Dept drain the pool for the season! For more info call (414) 257-Park (7275). Admission pre-sale is on the day before from 1-5 pm.
Cool waters offers the Doggie Dip on Monday, Sept. 7th from 6:30 to 8 pm with admission pre-sale on Sunday, Sept. 6th from 10 am to 6 pm.
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While there is no doubt that the 1960s Army Corps of Engineers dredging project in the St. Clair River helped unleash an uncontrollable erosion problem that has led to a permanent - and ongoing - water loss from Lakes Michigan and Huron, has anyone else thought about the retaining ponds that dot around Lake Michigan?
Every year my friend and I meet on opening day of the State Fair in front of the Giant Slide - without fail. We've been doing this for probably ten years now. We don't have to call each other to schedule, it's a standing engagement. Once we meet up we go to the cheapest beer vendor there, get our beer, then go look for dinner and some good music to listen to.
Over the years we've watched the number of items of food you can get on a stick grow from a few to over a reported 40 items this year! I decided I'd try to find as many of these food items as I could but I vowed to not eat any of them. If I did that I would have been sick by the time I went to bed. The first thing I saw was the new bacon on a stick. It doesn't look too appetizing to me, but people were gobbling it up. I also saw cherry pie on a stick, corn dogs, cheese on a stick, and my friend saw the little sausages on a stick. Of course we also saw various ice creams on a stick. We ran out of time so I will be going back to finish my quest.
With a name like Fun Fest, it's gotta be fun, right? In fact this festival has been going on for 30 years. Even though I'm writing this late, there is still today to experience a little fun. Today's schedule has a wide variety of music, starting with a polka mass, then bagpiper music, swing, and rock (IMt. Olive 5 to 9pm).
Roasted chicken dinners start at noon - stop early because they sell out every year. While you eat your chicken, there is a beer special today only from noon to 2pm, tap beer is $1!
IRISH FEST STARTS THURSDAY!
I never miss Irish Fest. I feel a pull to the music, the costumes, the culture, and of course, the brogue! Being Irish is very important to me, and I think that is true of most people that are of Irish descent. Ever since I made a trip to Ireland a few years ago, I feel such a connection.