Run Into Summer Registration Form

April 29, 2015

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Saturday, June 6th 2015

Please help us get ready for summer by joining a team of MPS schools for the 1st Annual RUN INTO SUMMER Event at Humboldt Park!

This school event will consist of a 1.5 Mile Run or 1 Mile Walk, Music,

Community Vendors and Activities, Food Trucks… and much, much more!

Sign in begins at 8:00am at your school table; 1.5 Mile Run starts at 9:00am

Walk starts at 10:00am

Additional FUN to follow the RUN and WALK

Registration is due by May 22nd

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Registration Form

Please circle which school you are running/walking for: Clement Ave, Fernwood Montessori, Garland, Howard Ave Montessori, Humboldt Park, I.D.E.A.L., Parkside, Trowbridge or Victory

 

Name:__________________________Circle One: Adult or Child  Circle One: 1.5 Run or 1 Mile Walk

Name:__________________________Circle One: Adult or Child  Circle One: 1.5 Run or 1 Mile Walk

Name:__________________________Circle One: Adult or Child  Circle One: 1.5 Run or 1 Mile Walk

Name:__________________________Circle One: Adult or Child  Circle One: 1.5 Run or 1 Mile Walk

Name:__________________________Circle One: Adult or Child  Circle One: 1.5 Run or 1 Mile Walk

Name:__________________________Circle One: Adult or Child  Circle One: 1.5 Run or 1 Mile Walk

Phone Number:________________________ E-mail Address: ____________________________

 

PAYMENT

Entry Fee: $6.00 per child and $10.00 per adult which includes a FREE T-Shirt

Entry Fee Total: $ ___________

 

Please list quantity of T-Shirts needed next to size: ____Youth S, ____Youth M, ____Youth L

____ Adult S, ____ Adult M, ____Adult L, ____ Adult XL, ____Adult 2XL, ____Adult 3XL

 

____ Yes, I would like to sponsor a child who cannot afford the entry fee (please add $6.00 to total)

 

Payment Method:______ Check _______ Cash       Total Enclosed: $__________

(Please make checks payable to Clement Avenue School)

 

 

EVENT WAIVER

PERMISSION: I hereby grant permission for my child/myself to participate in the above-named MPS School event. In the event of any injury requiring medical attention, I hereby grant permission to volunteers to attend to my son/daughter or myself including seeking medical attention.

 

WAIVER: I/we recognize that unanticipated situations and problems can arise during Run Into Summer activities that are not reasonably within the control of the staff and volunteers. I/we therefore agree to release and hold harmless the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, its agents, officers, employees, and volunteers, from any and all liability, claims, suits, demands, judgments, costs, interest and expense (including attorneys’ fees and costs) arising from such activities, including any accident or injury to myself or my child and the costs of medical services.

 

PHOTO RELEASE: I understand, as parent/legal guardian of the child(ren) listed on this form, that there are times when the local media requests the opportunity to videotape, take photographs and/or interview children within Milwaukee Public Schools. I also give permission to MPS to make or use pictures, or videos of me, and of my minor child without compensation for MPS published, broadcast or electronic materials. I understand that by signing this, I am, on behalf of myself and my child, releasing MPS and its directors, officers, employees and agents, from any future claims as well as from any liability arising from the use of any photograph or other images. This form shall be valid for the duration of the event.

 

I HAVE READ THE EVENT WAIVER AND I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM ASSUMING CERTAIN RISKS AND WAIVING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS AND AGREE TO AND ACCEPT ITS TERMS.

 

PARTICIPANT SIGNATURE OR SIGNATURE OF GUARDIAN IF PARTICIPANT IS UNDER 18:

 

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IN BALANCE — Stay healthy this spring

April 1, 2015

By Sheri LM Lee, MSOM, C.Ac, LMT

HEADSHOT SHERI LEEAfter the cold of Wisconsin’s winter, we are excited to embrace spring with its glorious sun and nurturing warmth. As the sprouts start to peek from the ground and the buds cover the trees, renewed life and growth are all around us. We are fueled by our readiness for renewal and eagerness to escape hibernation. It’s the birth of spring!

But for some, spring also brings the onset of allergies.

Seasonal allergy symptoms are runny or stuffy nose; itchy, dry/watery eyes; sneezing; sinus congestion; fatigue; headaches; and other discomforts.

Many of us turn to pharmaceutical drugs to find relief from the discomfort of allergies. Antihistamines, decongestants, nasal sprays, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications are available to manage most allergy symptoms. Unfortunately, these medications have side effects including drowsiness, fatigue, weight gain, low libido, anxiety, and an over-suppression of the immune system.

Chinese medicine (CM) recognizes a connection between our external environment and how it influences our internal health, both mentally and physically.

Treating Allergies with Chinese Medicine

Allergy medications treat symptoms but do nothing to correct the root cause. Chronic use of medications puts stress on the internal organs and may have a lasting impact on overall health. In order to promote healing, prevention and self-care for allergy sufferers is imperative and part of the plan of care, according to CM.

The cause of allergies may include weaknesses in defensive qi (immune health), lung qi (upper respiratory tract) or spleen qi (digestion). Having the right amount of qi flowing and spreading throughout the body smoothly is important to each of the aforementioned.

In Chinese medicine, it is believed that the liver is responsible for ensuring the smooth flow of qi and its job is to direct the energy up and out — expanding much like the growth of a tree. In addition, the liver is associated with the element of wood and the season of spring. Both the liver organ and its energetic pathway (meridian) are especially active in the spring and experience stagnancy or sluggishness, when not cared for properly.

Stagnant liver energy (qi) can be a catalyst to allergy and others symptoms, including emotional and physical inflexibility, frustration, mood swings, digestive irregularities, indigestion, bloating, fatigue, eye problems, neck and back tension caused by stress, menstrual irregularities/PMS, and more. It’s time to free the accumulations of winter and get unstuck.

The following tips will benefit everyone, not just those affected by spring allergies.

Move Get outside and soak up the sun. Gentle, regular movement moves the qi.
Breathe Take time to breathe deep. Frequent sighing is your body’s way of saying “I’m stuck.” Breath work helps to accumulate qi, while aiding detoxification and moving stagnant qi.
Hydrate Drink water at room temperature, or warmer. Avoid ice; it slows movement. Green or chamomile tea are liver-cleansing. A common remedy to move stagnation uses unrefined apple cider vinegar and local honey. Mix one teaspoon of each per cup of water. Processed (pasteurized) honey moistens conditions of dryness in the eyes, nose, and throat. Raw honey helps to reduce excess mucus production.
Eat Less Enjoy an abundance of vegetables and fruits. Sauté or steam veggies to leave their freshness intact. Eat seasonal produce with extra servings of green and chlorophyll-rich foods.
Relax Curb your stress, especially emotional upset, which stagnates qi.

Limit Alcohol, coffee, and overly sweet foods create heat and irritation. Greasy, fatty, dairy rich, or overly processed foods create congestion.
Cover Dress appropriately; protect yourself from the wind. Wear a scarf!
Plant Start a routine that connects you to nature. Planting seeds can be very therapeutic. Working with your hands in the dirt is very grounding to the liver’s energy.

Additional guidance and treatments may further improve immune function while decreasing inflammation and mucus production

Acupuncture moves qi and reduces symptoms of stagnation and provides relief. Herbal medicine provides symptomatic relief while addressing underlying cause. Whole foods nourish and address nutritional imbalances. Food-based supplements can heal while managing symptoms and replacing OTC medications. And daily stimulation of prescribed points through acupressure works well for kids and adults.

Each allergy sufferer is different with unique symptoms. Chinese medicine treatments are not one size fits all.

There are many factors that influence overall health, so it is always best to consult your practitioner for the most appropriate recommendations.

Bay View resident Sheri Lee, MSOM, C.Ac., LMT operates 8 Branches Chinese Medicine, where she and her colleagues provide holistic healthcare for the whole family. More information: 8branches.com.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this column is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice or care.


Q10: Toni Spott, Real Estate Agent

April 1, 2015

Toni Spott

Toni Spott

Toni Spott
Sustainable Agent
Real Estate Agent/Keller Williams
tspott@kw.com; 414-788-4255
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1. When did you move to Bay View? Why did you select this neighborhood?

We moved to Bay View in 1990. I am a California transplant but my mother was born and raised here, and when she was 10, her family moved to California. I’ve come full circle with my husband, who is a Milwaukee native.

After much searching we found our home in Bay View. When we drove through Bay View and saw the lake and how close this home was to it, we were done! Our home is on a curve so that light shines in every window and that was really important. The home only had two bedrooms, which was not what we were looking for, but it had room to grow. I had my “ocean” within walking distance, and a sunny home.

2. Why are you a real estate agent?

I enjoy working with people I meet from all walks of life and in different phases of their lives. My job is to guide them through this highly energized process of selling their home or buying a new one. I’m their educator in all things real estate. I am one of a handful of agents in Wisconsin, who has a GREEN designation from the National Association of Realtors. What that means is, I try to educate my buyers and sellers on the sustainability of their home or prospective home. How can we make it more energy efficient and cost effective for them?

3. How did you get your start?

I was a stay-at-home mom and after my kids were in school full-time, I decided that I wanted to go into real estate, so I just jumped in with both feet! I also wanted to be more involved in my community and felt that this was a good way to do it. I didn’t really know many people here at the time, but I am a people person and love meeting new people. I like finding out about who they are and about their lives. I studied and learned as much as I could about real estate, worked hard, and just did it!

4. What real estate firm do you work with?

I work with Keller Williams Realty. They came to Milwaukee about a year and a half ago and have taken the market by storm! They are the #1 Training Company in the world and are the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count. They are cutting-edge real estate in training, real estate coaching, and real estate education. They strive to have the best agents in the market so that buyers and sellers have a smooth, successful closing.

5. If you had to choose only one, what would you say is your favorite or most admired attribute about Bay View?
Who can choose only one great thing about Bay View? There are so many wonderful things about Bay View! Being next to the lake and having total access to it is a really huge deal. No other community can boast that! You can walk to all that the community has to offer — shops, the library, parks, yacht club, restaurants etc. Finally, music. Bay View has so many music concerts all year round. Chill On The Hill, Bay View Bash, World Fest, and more. There is music everywhere and that’s a good thing!

My most admired attribute about Bay View is its diversity. I love that there are lots of young families here; kids bring life to a neighborhood. And there are people who have lived their whole lives here and bring a rich history to Bay View.

6. What is your greatest challenge as a realtor working in Bay View?
My greatest challenge is finding homes to sell! There are not enough homes for the amount of buyers who want to live here. Bay View is a very desirable place to live, and it’s in demand right now. People see what a wonderful community we have and want to be a part of it. Not only do people want to raise their families here, others want to retire here. If you are thinking of selling your home, I have a buyer for it. But! It will only sell if it is priced right! Homes that are not priced right end up chasing the market and just sitting there becoming more and more overpriced as days on the market add up.

7. What advice to you have for buyers looking for a home in Bay View?

Find an agent who will work for you as a Buyer’s Agent. Do your homework, get pre-approved, and make sure your agent is knowledgeable about the market and Bay View. Find an agent who can recommend good, knowledgeable, honest lenders, and inspectors. Homes in Bay View are selling fast, if they are priced right.

8. How does a homebuyer find a trustworthy and knowledgeable home inspector?

A recommendation from your real estate agent is the best way to find a home inspector. They work with many inspectors day in and day out and have fine-tuned their selections to someone who is knowledgeable, trustworthy, and honest. You don’t want a home inspector who does not take responsibility for his home inspection. Occasionally you will need a separate roof inspector, foundation expert, a licensed plumber, or licensed electrician to come in and focus in on a suspect area. You want to make sure that each is a licensed contractor, as you cannot go back to the seller with any defects, if the inspector is not licensed.

9. Must a homebuyer work with the listed realtor? Why or why not?

Buyers may work with any agent they choose. I always recommend finding an agent that you are comfortable with — someone who is knowledgeable about the current market, who has a good reputation, and who has some experience. That could be the listing agent, or it could be a buyer’s agent. Interview a few agents to find your comfort zone with the one you want working in your best interests.

10. What questions should sellers ask when interviewing a realtor with whom they are considering listing their home?

Are you familiar with the neighborhood? How long have you been a realtor, and are you full-time? What do you charge, and what does that cover? What improvements do you recommend? How do you market the home? What if any, internet marketing do you do? How much of your business is generated by referrals? Where does most of your business come from? What references can you provide? How often do you do updates and communicate with me?


Packard Avenue streetscape reconstruction planned

April 1, 2015

By Sheila Julson

The City of Cudahy, in an effort to revitalize its downtown area, will begin a major overhaul of Packard Avenue in April. The improvements will consist of street repaving, decorative sidewalks, new lighting and signs; new trash receptacles and benches, a bike lane, and extensive landscaping that will include environmentally-sustainable measures.

The renovations on Packard will be made in the 11-block stretch between Cudahy and Pulaski avenues, said Mary Jo Lange, director of Cudahy Public Works. Minor storm sewer work began at the end of March. Street closures for the repaving and renovations are slated for April 20. Lange said they’re aiming for an Oct. 15, 2015 completion date. Stark Asphalt has been contracted to do the paving.

“We’re greening up the area by adding 20 percent more green space in this project,” said Lange. Green infrastructure measures include bioswales to help filter silt and pollutants from surface runoff water and bio-retention basins that will capture stormwater during heavy rainfalls and fortify groundwater infiltration. Also planned are more decorative trees, plants, and flowers.

New benches constructed from recycled plastic will add seating at bus stops and in other public areas. New aluminum trash receptacles will be spaced along Packard. Like most urban neighborhoods that incorporate bike lanes, the improved Packard Avenue will incorporate one. Bike racks will be added throughout the downtown area. Currently there are none on that stretch, except for a small rack on the south end of South Shore Cyclery’s storefront.

Lange said the project is expected to cost approximately $3 million, which includes the street, the green landscaping, lights, and signs. The project is expected to beautify Cudahy’s main street, improve pedestrian and cyclist safety, and provide better stormwater runoff management.

Lange said the city’s plans in 2016 include repaving two adjoining parking lots with permeable pavers to allow stormwater to flow down through the surface.

For more information, see Cudahy-wi.gov.


Peregrine Falcon photographed in Bay View

April 1, 2015

A Peregrine Falcon was perched on a south-facing balcony of the 25th floor of Bay View Terrace. Sharon Shell made a series of photographs over a 90-minute period in February. Here are five of those photos.

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OPEN LETTER to Ald. Tony Zielinski: Faust Site Redevelopment

April 1, 2015

Faust Site Redevelopment

Open Letter To Ald. Tony Zielinski

March 23, 2015

Hi Tony,

I’ll be out of town on March 31st and unable to attend the Faust redevelopment meeting, unfortunately, so am expressing my concerns here.

Good urban design demands integration with the surrounding neighborhood and because this site is a gateway to Bay View, it’s crucial that the Faust redevelopment project is done in a way that welcomes residents and visitors, not offends them. The current proposal of five stories is much too massive for the site, out of context with KK’s commercial and neighborhood scale. As proposed, the structure is a confrontation to those of us who value Kinnickinnic Avenue for its unique historic character, which is serving Bay View quite admirably. Restaurants and shops are doing quite well using the existing building stock.

There is no need to overwhelm the street with structures such as that proposed; taller structures may be placed elsewhere where they fit in context, not on KK. Warehouse redevelopment activity in the Third and Fifth Ward and in Walker’s Point is a good example. In those places, taller buildings fit in. Eventually this may happen in Bay View on the Grand Trunk site or across the river in the large warehouses near Barnacle Bud’s or other locations where taller building would mesh. But not on KK.

As our public servant, we’re counting on you to represent the viewpoints of the Bay View community at large in your decision-making, not just property owners on KK. KK is an integral part of our community — the backbone, essentially — and its integrity needs to be protected for its uniqueness rather than wholesale transformation into a street dwarfed by four or five story buildings.

Thank you, Tony.

Angie Tornes
Bay View

PS Recently I showed the image of the proposed development in the Bay View Compass to my mother and asked her in a nonbiased way what she thought of it. She was appalled, and said,”There’s no way something like that could be built on Kinnickinnic, is there?” Let’s hope not.

Alderman Zielinski’s Response

March 23, 2015

Hello Angie,

The developers will not build the project without this density. They indicate to me that without this density the numbers don’t work for them. So what we are doing is making the building look more traditional with more bricks, etc. That is a compromise and everybody has some voice in the project then.

If I vote no on this project, then we will lose a $12 million development, additional patrons for the businesses, and less life on the street, which translates into the area not being as safe as it could be. We would also lose out on the additional tax revenue that would be generated. Moreover, this site is likely to be a vacant and abandoned storefront near the gateway of Bay View on KK. In that scenario it would remain vacant and abandoned for years to come.

Every business owner I visited in that area is strongly in favor of the project.

Knowing all this do you want me to try to kill the project?

Sincerely,
Tony

Angie Tornes’s Reply

March 24, 2015

Hi Tony,

Thanks for your response regarding the developer’s concern for density and by default, height, needed to make his project work. Rather than “kill the project,” I’d urge you to guide it to an appropriate setting away from Kinnickinnic, where desired density can be reached via a larger footprint with less height or the same height where it blends in to the surroundings. As I mentioned in my previous email, there are places in Bay View suitable for such developments.

Consider the recent wave of people, most of whom are disproportionately younger, returning to cities and to specific neighborhoods in cities. We would be wise to pay attention to findings in a 2014 report, “Older, Smaller Better: Measuring How the Character of Buildings and Blocks Influences Urban Vitality.” The report uses metrics in several case studies and documents that neighborhoods with older, smaller buildings in commercial zones surrounded by neighborhoods are highly attractive, particularly to younger people, and have a greater concentration of new and creative jobs and density. This trend is already happening on and around Kinnickinnic; if we maintain the integrity and ambiance of both our commercial and residential districts, new residents will increasingly be drawn to KK and Bay View.

Angie Tornes
Bay View


LETTER TO EDITOR: Faust Music Site — Honor the Past, Retain Warm Allure

April 1, 2015

Faust Music Site — Honor the Past, Retain Warm Allure

The Faust Music store is now empty since its owner recently died. The prominent corner site, 2202-2206 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., is now in the sights of a developer that wants to plant a massive 72-unit apartment building there. It is a heavy looking, primarily black and gray straight-lined behemoth.

The effects of such high density are to enrich its owners and to permanently create aesthetic chaos across the landscape of S. Kinnickinnic and to forever depress the dreams that so many in Bay View desire for an attractive, cohesive, and photogenic business area. This important spot in Bay View will either fashion our modernity or foreshadow an everlasting heartbreak, especially as one looks south on KK from north of the site.

Developers are eyeing Bay View (as developers must keep looking for areas that are newly popular) for making a great deal of money through high-density development, copy-cat designs that inadequately consider the welfare and sensibilities of those who have lived there. There is nothing new about such profiteering that burdens the local populace.

It is right to look at the Faust Music site as an opportunity; a once and for all opportunity. It is a chance to create, through wise design, a cohesiveness that the north end of the KK business district needs. But to do so, an apartment or other building would incorporate natural or simulated natural materials, softer lines, and a warm appearance that references the natural warmth of the existing older buildings, which will remain indefinitely.

In this defining spot in Bay View, a new building can and will say what our character is. We are not like other parts of the city. We are not cold, square, dark. We are natural. We honor the past while retaining our quaint, warm allure.

The proposed design is cold and harsh and has nothing to do with character of Bay View. As seen elsewhere in Milwaukee, such buildings quickly lose sentiment when a better design shows up nearby.

It is time that we give serious consideration to color. Compatible but uplifting colors for the north end of the KK district should be earthy but somewhat brighter than that of the existing structures on the street.

All Bay View residents will lose if the proposed design prevails. And all Bay View residents should register their concerns with the Kinnickinnic BID board (Business Improvement District), at info@bayviewwi.com, or write to Kinnickinnic BID #44, 2685 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, WI, 53207

Sincerely,
David Endres
S. Superior St.


Local student geo bee semifinalist

April 1, 2015

Hannah Behroozi advanced to the state semi-finals of the Wisconsin National Geographic State Bee. She is a sixth grader at St. Lucas Lutheran School in Bay View.

Hannah Behroozi advanced to the state semi-finals of the Wisconsin National Geographic State Bee. She is a sixth grader at St. Lucas Lutheran School in Bay View.

St. Lucas Lutheran School sixth grader Hannah Behroozi competed as a semifinalist in the 2015 Wisconsin National Geographic State Bee, Friday, March 27, in Madison.

Hannah and her family live in Cudahy, but were Bay View residents from 2002 to 2014.

“I was definitely trying to advance to the state level,” Hannah said. “I am a little competitive, and this goal drove me to study more so that I could be better prepared.”

Hannah’s social studies and geography teacher is Andrew Baxter. “Hannah is diligently preparing for the upcoming competition by studying atlases, almanacs, geographic reference books, and international news related to political upheavals and agreements. She enjoys playing online geography games and being quizzed by her family and teacher to prepare for the bee,” said Mr. Baxter.

The winner of the Wisconsin championship will receive $100, a National Geographic atlas, a medal, and a trip to Washington D.C. to represent the state at the national championship, which will be held May 11-13.

Hannah is considering a career in architecture when she gets older.  “I would like to design buildings influenced by the geography of the area,” she said.

Results of the state bee were not available at press time.


BVEP OK with Blight on KK, opts to deal with disguising UFO crash at Lincoln/Howell/KK

April 1, 2015

Empty Lot & Bella'sThe Bay View Enterprise Association (BVEP) considered using some of its streetscaping funding to beautify this blighted section (KK and Herman) of Bay View’s eastern gateway. “I don’t think anyone notices that long-vacant building or the hard scrabble lot,” said the alderman. “We need to devote 110% of our resources to KK/Lincoln/Howell gateway, where we have some of the best landscaping minds working out how to camouflage the remains of UFO that crash-landed onto that triangular concrete area, where a bus shelter is planned.”


Flared jeans comeback miserable failure

April 1, 2015

By Ursula Noel

Rocking the flaresTired of the skinny jeans fad, Bay View resident Jacqueline DeWitt made an attempt to bring back flared pants.

“As a teen in the 1980s, I’ve been on this tight jeans merry-go-round already,” DeWitt said with an exasperated sigh. “It was the ’80s does ’60s, with tight jeans and Capris with flats — stuff my mom wore when she watched The Monkees. Now, it’s en vogue again.”

DeWitt was thrilled when the ’90s did the ’70s, as malls and fashion magazines everywhere displayed flared leg, boot cut, and bell bottom jeans and dress pants. She kept all of the pants she purchased during that time. While they’ve been at the bottom of her dresser for the last several years, DeWitt could not keep them tucked away any longer.

“This skinny jeans and leggings fad has hung on long enough,” she said. With a brave face and bound determination, DeWitt dug out her pair of Bebe (bebe) brand wide-leg jeans and strutted down Kinnickinnic Avenue to promote the fashionable flares.

The swooshing of the excess leg fabric drew attention. Young hipster women, in their leggings and boots, raised their eyebrows at DeWitt as she strode down the street rocking the flares. Undefeated, she continued.

DeWitt stopped to coo at a baby in a stroller, but when she rose to walk away, the lightweight stroller went with her. “One of the drawbacks of flared pants,” she said sheepishly, as she unhooked the excess jeans fabric that got caught in the stroller wheel.

A twenty-something waiting for a bus smirked; a gaggle of teens remarked, “Nice jeans!” Whether it was a genuine compliment or sarcasm, DeWitt smiled and continued strutting her unique trousers. She stood proudly outside Luv Unlimited, but no patrons appeared to notice her as they entered the store.

DeWitt continued northbound on Kinnickinnic. After a while, she felt something rustling near her ankles. When she stopped and gently patted her pants, a Chihuahua that had hitchhiked unnoticed in the folds of denim hopped out and scampered down the street.

DeWitt encountered a friend who was riding her new Trek Skye Mountain bike and let DeWitt take the bike for a spin. When she hopped on and rode down the street, her pant leg got caught in the chain, cart wheeling DeWitt and the bicycle to the pavement.

After wrestling the pant leg free, DeWitt dusted herself off and headed home. She packed the pants away. “I am not donating these. They will make a comeback. The time just wasn’t right today, but they shall return,” she declared.


Long Headlines You Missed

April 1, 2015

Each spring, we review the news of the past year and republish the headlines to some of our best stories. Here is this year’s list.

Frank Underwood to make bid for District 14 aldermanic race; Tony Zielinski reportedly avoiding streetcar platforms

How much art could an Art Stop stop if an Art Stop could stop art?

In Bay View, resident to pizza joint ratio approaches 1:1

30-unit apartment development planned for your front yard

Area Little Free Library inventory moved to local banquet hall during renovations

Bay View-area man gentrified in his sleep

After recent audit, 100,000 Parts forced to add “give or take” to its sign 

New KK development rejected because it does not maintain historic Dwell aesthetic

Armistice declared in Art Stop War; good taste expected to be only casualty

Hoan Bridge redecked with tears of a thousand Bay View bicyclists

Tippecanoe Neighborhood Assn. routed in bloody annexation by militant Bay View Neighborhood Assn.

Ghost of Bill Faust can’t be bothered to haunt the old drum shop

Botanas II awarded mural contract for summer Art Stop art program

Secret prison note indicates violin thieves eyeing Sven’s Mona Lisa 

Skeptical Bay View residents still not sure Avalon is really open

BVNA attempting to raise $6.8 million to bring Lady Gaga live-show spectacle to Chill on the Hill

Area woman discovers KK continues south past Oklahoma

Milverine sees shadow, six more weeks of winter predicted for Bay View

Jamie Oliver in town to shine a light on Bay View’s “coffee desert” problem

Scott Walker makes rare Wisconsin appearance to lead opening parade at Goosefest 2015

Great British Bake Off winner Nancy Birtwhistle in town to shine light on Bay View’s “coffee and dessert” problem

Bay View boasts its diversity includes white people of all ages

Top Shelf adds middle shelf

Area Man said Art Stop ain’t art and ain’t even a sorry, pitiful, excuse for it

Bay View BID secures $975 million loan to build new Milwaukee Arena in blighted Bay View neighborhood


Alderman Compares Art Stop to Calatrava’s Quadracci Pavilion

April 1, 2015

Art Stop Doggie Wedding SMALLDefending Art Stop from its critics (everyone in the world), Ald. Tony Zielinski, Art Stop’s sole defender, recently compared the universal negative critique of Art Stop to Calatrava’s Quadracci Pavilion. “I googled the Calatrava and there are people who hate the Calatrava!” he chortled. The Compost responded to the alderman by noting that unlike Art Stop, throngs gather to gaze at the Calatrava. They photograph it. Movies and commercials are shot within and wedding parties are photographed on its plaza. The alderman swiftly countered, advising the Compost that the first wedding was held at Art Stop last year and hastily provided a photo depicting the happy couple. In the interest of fairness, we run the photo. The newlyweds, who exchanged vows at Art Stop in October 2014, are Mitzi (nee Schnoodle-Face) and Milhouse McWoof.


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