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Friends of Grant Park to create Park Watch Group

The Friends of Grant Park will be holding an informational meeting and training session on Tuesday, Oct. 14th. The meeting will start at 7 pm and will be held in the Grant Park Golf Course Clubhouse at 100 E. Hawthorne Ave., South Milwaukee.

The Friends of Grant Park are interested in forming a Park Watch Group. There will be a one-hour training session at the meeting provided by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's office. Some of the topics to be covered include security techniques, park regulations, communication and park safety.

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Supervisor Jursik to hold Town Hall Meetings

County supervisor Pat Jursik will be holding Town Hall Meetings every Tuesday in October. The meetings will offer citizens the opportunity to discuss the transit crisis, deterioration of our parks, cuts to paramedic funding and other relevant topics of interest to County residents.

I'm a little late on getting this info out; one of the meetings has already passed. There are, however, three more meetings scheduled for this month:

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Celtic Halloween Party on Oct. 25th

On Saturday, Oct. 25th, The Garlic Mustard Pickers will be helping Friends of Grant Park with a family event. The event is the "Celtic Halloween" party! There will be a costume parade for kids followed by a performance of Irish and Scottish music featuring songs about Halloween.

This fun-filled event will be held at the Grant Park Golf Course Clubhouse (at the east end of Hawthorne Ave. in South Milwaukee). Doors open at 6 pm. A kids' costume parade will be held at 6:30 pm and the music starts in earnest at 7 pm. Admission is $5 for adults or $2 for kids. The Invisible Man is free (only if completely invisible). Admission includes a dessert and a beverage (soda or hot cider, etc.). There will be lots of really cool music you'll never hear anywhere else.
This event is only held every other year, so if you miss it you will have to wait until 2010.

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I Support Obama for President

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you know I write primarily about running, bicycling and issues affecting our beautiful County Parks. I feel compelled, however, to deviate from my primary focus at this historic time in our nation's history to state my support for Barack Obama.

 My reasons are personal and emotional. I do not follow politics closely ( I am more interested in local politics and news than in national or international affairs) but I do have strong feelings about the upcoming election. My reasons are as follows:

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