South Side meeting to discuss changes to MCTS Route 15

Let me quote the presse release: Milwaukee County Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic, 4th District Supervisor Patricia Jursik, 8th District Supervisor Jason Haas, 14th District For Immediate Release October 17, 2011 Contact: Harold Mester, Public Information Manager 414/278-4051 or SUPERVISORS TO HOST INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON PROPOSED EXPRESS BUS SERVICE Express Route 15 proposed for south side,Continue reading “South Side meeting to discuss changes to MCTS Route 15”

Mass transit meeting tomorrow 9/13 in Cudahy

My colleague Supervisor Pat Jursik and I will be hosting a pair of major South Side Community Meetings on the future of the MCTS transit system. We are facing major cuts to MCTS, so we need to hear from folks who depend on it, or know people that do. Here are the details via our press release.Continue reading “Mass transit meeting tomorrow 9/13 in Cudahy”

Sept. 10th Beautification Day at the Bay View Hide House Garden

This came in via email a moment ago: Hope all is well!!  I wanted to make sure everyone knew about the major beautification plans that are underway for the Bay View Hide House Community Garden.  Teri, from Arts at Large, has coordinated a phenomenal project between Muneer (fabulous artist that did Walnut Way) and TippieContinue reading “Sept. 10th Beautification Day at the Bay View Hide House Garden”

Longacre and other great local music at “Chill on the Hill” free concerts in Milwaukee

I’ve felt that the bands in this year’s roster for the Chill on the Hill concert in Bay View have been shining examples of Milwaukee’s better stuff. Two of these bands, Longacre and Conrad Plymouth, played at tonight’s Chill on the Hill concert in Bay View. Longacre describes itself as creating “a musical blend, shadowsContinue reading “Longacre and other great local music at “Chill on the Hill” free concerts in Milwaukee”

South Shore Farmers Market 2010 season begins tomorrow

Many people in and around Milwaukee eagerly await the kick off of the South Shore Farmers Market. The good news is that it starts tomorrow at South Shore Park. It runs from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Former Bay View resident John Manke is so excited about it that he practically invokes Smoove B: “We will haveContinue reading “South Shore Farmers Market 2010 season begins tomorrow”

City of Milwaukee officially supports and maintains an urban garden!

(I have no idea why this has sat as an unpublished draft since 14 August 2009. Here it is at last!) As reported on WUWM this morning, Mayor Barrett was on the radio talking up the City’s vegetable gardens this morning. The Ziedler Municipal Building in downtown Milwaukee, located on Broadway and Kilbourn Avenue justContinue reading “City of Milwaukee officially supports and maintains an urban garden!”

Milwaukee’s urban fish farm makes the Wall Street Journal

It’s encouraging that the effort at Sweet Water Organics seem to be paying off, as the Wall Street Journal is the latest and perhaps most widely-read media body to report on it. Their story ran in today’s issue, which is available online here. It’s been a while since I’ve been inside Sweet Water, but IContinue reading “Milwaukee’s urban fish farm makes the Wall Street Journal”

Video of the BV Hide House Community Garden

I just found this video. Most of it is of our truly great leader Melissa Tashjian describing what’s going to go on with the big community garden that we built on Saturday. It’s all true, and relevant. I found that in the first twelve seconds of the video, you can see the garden after manyContinue reading “Video of the BV Hide House Community Garden”

2010 Victory Garden Blitz is revving up!

No rest for the gleeful gardeners among us. Last year on Memorial Day weekend, the Victory Garden Initiative got to work all across the greater Milwaukee area and created over two thousand square feet of new garden space. At out house along, six 4×8′ raised beds were built, and our neighbor was so excited thatContinue reading “2010 Victory Garden Blitz is revving up!”

The gardens, they are built!

As I wrote yesterday, we turned an empty lot into a very big community gaden today! All but a few of perhaps one hundred and five beds have been built and filled with compost and soil! Pictures (mine anyway) will follow within 24 hours. Here are some already on Flikr [with more in another account]:Continue reading “The gardens, they are built!”