Residents for Off-leash Milwaukee Parks (ROMP) and the Milwaukee County Park System are pleased to announce the season’s final “Doggie Dip” at Cool Waters Aquatic Park after the pool is closed to the public for the swimming season. A presale of admission passes will be offered during open hours at Cool Waters the day before the dip on Sunday, Sept. 5 from 10am-6pm.
Today is the 2010 United Way Campaign kick-off. Your workplace may conduct a campaign; you may read articles about United Way in JSOnline; or you may see campaign billboards throughout our community encouraging you to “Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED”.
There’s a reason why: when people support the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, they’re actually supporting organizations that help our community. In fact, a large donation from the United Way made it possible for 2-1-1 @ IMPACT to respond to nearly 11,000 community households that sustained flood damage this past July.
During the month of September, all kitten adoption fees will be discounted to $75. All kittens are still spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and go home with a certificate for a free veterinary exam and 30 days of pet health insurance. Visit www.wihumane.org for more info!
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I hope all of you who are dog owners have had a chance to check out the new Dog Park! I took my dog, Jet, and she was a little scared at first but now she loves it. The Dog Park is fantastic! My whole family loves it and I look forward to using it for years to come.
In other news, the Garlic Mustard Pickers will be playing on Saturday, Sept. 11th for Friends of LaFollette Park at 9418 W. Washington St, Milwaukee. The band will perform between 4 and 6 pm. For full details check out the band's site at http://thegarlicmustardpickers.org .
If you needed a food pantry or emergency shelter, how would you locate it? Google? Yellow Pages? Your place of worship? While most of us will never experience hunger or the threat of homelessness, thousands* of our neighbors do every year, and have turned to 2-1-1 @ IMPACT for help in accessing these kinds of resources and many others.
Our call data demonstrates that the issues causing people to struggle the most – whether they’re from the heart of Milwaukee, the near Northshore or the southern suburbs – are surprisingly similar. The Top Five Needs of callers from randomly-selected communities – Franklin, Greendale, Shorewood, Wauwatosa and Milwaukee – include the most basic of human needs: Food and Shelter. (See the map below)
Saturday, 11 Sept, 2010
Friends of LaFollette Park (Milwaukee)
9418 West Washington Street, Milwaukee, WI
This event is the second annual neighborhood picnic sponsored by the the Friends of LaFollette Park. All are welcome. Food will be available at a reasonable price, and there is a fine shady area for your lawn chair.
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24 number two pencils. Two boxes of crayons. 12 glue sticks. A thesaurus. a large pink eraser ... and a lot of signed forms.
Yes, my kids started school two weeks ago.
And it took me the full two weeks to come to terms with this. Summer is over. School is here. Fall is coming. Despite all attempts to stop time, to keep summer around a little longer, and to keep my kids with me a little longer, I can't. For some crazy reason, summer always ends, and my kids - whether they admit it or not - can't wait for the first bell of the school year to ring.
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Neighbor Ron asks a good question:
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Are you a fan of Celtic Music? I am. And I am thrilled to announce that our own Garlic Mustard Pickers will be performing twice in October.
On Saturday, Oct. 2nd, the GMP will be playing at St. Mark's Ev. Lutheran Church, 3515 E. Van Norman (4 blocks north of Layton, 1 block west of Packard). The band will play for 30 minutes starting at about 2:15 pm. This event is a fundraiser for a local interfaith group. There will be other bands playing in addition to the Garlic Mustard Pickers.
It happens every year about this time, only increasingly worse -- homecoming night is capped with trash being strewn all over Oak Creek Parkway along the north side of South Milwaukee High School from 15th Avenue to beyond the railroad overpass toward Chicago Avenue.
It seems the children have way too much time and toilet paper-expense money on their hands.