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Old Fashioned Christmas 2015: Fireworks Are Back!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 29 … and be sure to check out the tree lighting.

Fireworks are back!

That is thanks to our sponsors: Guardian Credit Union and Max A. Sass & Sons Funeral and Cremation Service. I am so appreciative of them for their continued support of community events. Without partners like this, we could not do what we’re doing.

We’ll see you the Sunday after Thanksgiving!



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Mark Your Calendars: Three Big August Events

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I’m taking some time off from blogging, barring a significant breaking news story.

In the meantime, please mark your calendars for some terrific local events coming up this month …

  • Wednesday, August 12: Community Night Out. The South Milwaukee Police Department invites people of all ages to gather from 5:30 to 9 p.m. behind City Hall to meet public safety workers and other organizations from around the area and enjoy food, games, demonstrations and more. The evening concludes with fireworks. Here is a flyer.
  • Friday, August 21: Guardian Credit Union Dinner and a Movie. Grab dinner at a local restaurant, then check out a free outdoor showing of “Big Hero 6” at 11th and Madison Avenues, site of the farmers’ market. The movie starts around dusk, but come early to enjoy face painting, tattoos and a glow-in-the dark painting project presented by KinderCare. Check out the Guardian website for more information. Here is KinderCare’s website.
  • Saturday, August 29: Restore the Lagoon Festival. Enjoy food, drinks, live music, a silent auction, a kids’ corner and more for this second-annual event held on Oak Creek Parkway at the Mill Pond from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out a flyer and more information on Restore efforts on the Restore the Lagoon Facebook page.

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Annie! First Outdoor Movie Set For June 19

Just a reminder … see you in 12 days for “Annie”!

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What’s Showing This Summer: Outdoor Movies (And Dinner)

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Update: Here is a list of participating restaurants for the first “Dinner and a Movie”: Azteca, China Chef, Barbiere’s, Muskie’s Gourmet House and MKE City Sippers. Be sure to patronize these local businesses!

Thanks again to Guardian Credit Union for stepping up to sponsor three outdoor movies downtown again this summer.

They’ve announced the movies they’ll be showing … and we’ve added a twist. We’re now calling the event being held on the three Fridays in June, July and August “Dinner and a Movie,” and we’re bringing local restaurants into the fold.

It’s easy: Take advantage of movie-night specials at a number of local eateries prior to the outdoor movies, and then swing by the farmers’ market site on 11th and Madison for the flicks.

This way, you can support a local business and enjoy a great downtown event, too. Sounds like a date night!

Check out the movie schedule in the image and in this flyer.

The early list of participating restaurants includes Azteca, China Chef, Barbiere’s and Nona’s Café. Look for a full list at http://www.guardiancu.org as the event approaches.

And a special thanks to Heidi Bontempo from Guardian and Joey Bukowski for their continued work on planning this fun event. This could not happen without them.

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Helping The Families Displaced By Wednesday’s Fire

Wednesday’s house fire on Rawson Avenue has greatly impacted two families, with six children attending South Milwaukee schools. Two community institutions are stepping up to help.

Guardian Credit Union has announced they have created a fund to assist the families and will be accepting donations of money, clothing and household goods at their South Milwaukee location, 1025 Milwaukee Ave. Reference the “South Milwaukee Rawson House Fire” fund.

In addition, Guardian accepted nearly $140 in donations from attendees of Thursday’s showing of “Frozen” at the South Milwaukee Downtown Market — donations that the market and Guardian then matched for a total donation of more than $400. Thanks to everyone who pitched in!

Also, Rawson Elementary is collecting clothing for boys size 5 and girls size 7/8.


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New Date: “Frozen” Showing Sept. 25 At The Farmers’ Market

I can hear “Let it Go” running through my head already …

We have a new date for the Guardian Credit Union Movie in the Market showing of “Frozen.”

It’s Thursday, Sept. 25, following the South Milwaukee Downtown Market, around 7 p.m. This means it will done by in plenty of time to get the kids (including mine) to bed for school the next day.

The movie was cancelled last month due to the threat of inclement weather.

Mark your calendars … and get ready to show off those Anna and Elsa dresses.

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Farmers’ Market, Outdoor Movie Cancelled

From the South Milwaukee Downtown Market Facebook page

Today’s farmers’ market and the Guardian Credit Union Movie in the Market this evening are cancelled due to storms. Sorry for any inconvenience, but we’ll see you next week. And stay tuned for more details on a makeup date for the movie.

Please help spread the word, and I’ll keep you posted.

Sorry, “Frozen” fans.


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This Week’s Outdoor Movie: Frozen

10368242_773209552701638_756388576200149557_n (1)Join us for the second Guardian Movie in the Market this Thursday at the South Milwaukee Downtown Market.

This week it’s “Frozen.”

Showtime is around 8 p.m., and Guardian is offering free popcorn.

Thanks to Guardian for their sponsorship of this terrific community event!

Check out photos from last week’s movie — including the terrific shot above — on the Guardian Facebook page.

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Now Showing: Outdoor Movies

Outdoor movies are returning to downtown South Milwaukee.

I am excited to announce that Guardian Credit Union Movies at The Market have been scheduled for three Thursdays this summer and fall at the South Milwaukee Downtown Market: Aug. 14 and 21 and Oct. 9.

Showtime is approximately 8 p.m. for the August shows and 6:30 p.m. for the October movie, which concludes the market’s popular season-ending Fall Family Festival event.

We’ll announce the movies in coming weeks, but for now mark your calendars!

I can’t thank GCU enough for stepping up with the donation for the movies – and thanks as well to the farmers’ market for hosting them. It’s great to have this family event returning to downtown South Milwaukee.

These types of partnerships are exciting to see, and you will see more of them with me as mayor. Learn more here.


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