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Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.

Your Voice in Education

School Board, E.W. Luther, Jeff Plale, Mark Honadel

I haven't made it to a South Milwaukee School Board meeting yet this year, but here's a report on one school that's in the district by E. W. Luther Elementary School parent Julie Schneider. It was written a couple of weeks ago, but I just now got the go-ahead to post it.

Although it concerns Luther specifically, it is a call to action for all South Milwaukeeans to get involved in our kids' ('our' as in the "It Takes a Villiage" sense) education.

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Sept. 9 Hoan Bridge petition deadline

Hoan Bridge, Milwaukee County Supervisor Pat Jursik, petition

Anyone interested who hasn't done so yet, there's still time to sign a petiton to save the Hoan Bridge from possible demolition.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik is spearheading a campaign to inform the public about such an eventually.  Her efforts include a petition members of the public can sign. The petition is available at:

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Luther School PTO reminders

Luther, School Board

From E.W. Luther Elementary School Parent Teachers Organizaiton:
A couple quick reminders:
There is a school board meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 7:00 pm (rather than the usual 6:30) - an agenda is at Please keep in mind our efforts to have a Luther presence at every school board meeting.
Open House is tomorrow night (Thursday) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Stop by and check out your child(ren)'s class(es), sign up for parent-teacher conferences, and sign up to attend a school board meeting this year.
The first Luther PTO meeting of the year is Tuesday, September 15, at 6:00 pm. Come have a hand in making this an excellent year and a year of excellence at Luther.

Garlic Mustard Pickers September gigs.

Garlic Mustard Pickers, Celtic music

The September schedule of our very own home-grown Celtic band, the Garlic Mustard Pickers.  More complete info is available on their website at

Thurs. Sept 10th
Annual dinner for Milwaukee Riverkeepers
$40 admission if you're not already a member of Riverkeepers (which is a "Friends" group that works to improve Milwaukee's rivers).

Saturday Sept 12th
LaFollet Park, 9418 W. Washington St., Milwaukee   4-6 pm.  A fundraiser for the "Friends" group of this park.

Saturday Sept 19th
Bay View Farmer's Market (South Shore Park), 10:15 to 11:15 AM
and Bay View Bash (on KK between Potter St. and Clement Ave)
3:00-5:30 pm (with a break between 3:30 and 4:00 pm)

Saturday Sept 26th
First Congregational Church (South Milwaukee at Pine St. and Chicago Ave)
Harvest Dinner (check our website for performance times, which will be "around 6 pm")

Looking ahead:  If you live near South Milwaukee, you might be interested in this.... South Milwaukee Public Library is having the annual Wine Tasting evening, with the band performing.
7:00 -9:30 pm. Tickets are $20 per person. Tickets are available at the library, Parkway Floral and the M&I Bank

As always, if you have a friend who likes our music and should receive our monthly e-mails, send us an e-mail.

The Garlic Mustard Pickers, Inc.

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Dear Gov. Doyle, the Hoan is a bridge

Hoan, Doyle, MMAC

Perhaps this article (URL below) will acquaint Gov. Jim Doyle's Madison office with this great bridge that serves as the gateway and arota to Milwaukee from the south.

A neighbor to our west in Oak Creek, Kathleen Slamka, who opposes the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce's move that could lead to possibly demolishing the six-lane Hoan Bridge and replacing it with a four-lane  traffic-clogging, air-polluting, Port of Milwaukee-damaging, South Shore economy-busting 'lift' bridge anchoned with 'round-abouts', said that in a phone call to Doyle's Madison office that Doyle's staff said they'd never heard of the Hoan, and even had to ask how to spell it.

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