February 11, 2011
Supporting our neighbors and being involved in our community is of the utmost importance. Some community events that might be of interest to you and your family are listed below.
Now through May 7, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Treat yourself to a morning of excitement by visiting your nearby indoor farmer's market. The market features fresh produce, local crafts, demonstrations and more. For information about this event, please CLICK HERE.
St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care (MAP)
2801 E. Morgan Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Now through Feb. 21, Exhibit Hours Vary
Visit the national traveling exhibition “Freedom Riders” to celebrate Black History Month. This exhibit focuses on an important chapter in our nation’s struggle for civil rights and brings attention to the efforts of the more than 400 Americans that challenged segregated travel in the South in 1961. This exhibit is free. Please CLICK HERE for additional information.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (MAP)
UWM Golda Meir Library's Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons
2311 E. Hartford Avenue
Romancing the Stars
Feb. 12-14, Showtimes Vary
Embark on an out-of-this-world date for an extra-special Valentine’s Day. “Romancing the Stars” costs $20 per couple and includes a romantic tour of the universe and a look at “constellations of love.” A rose and chocolates will also be given to each couple. For more information please CLICK HERE.
Milwaukee Public Museum (MAP)
800 W. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
U: Bug: Me
Feb. 18 – Mar. 13, Showtimes Vary
Attend this epic tale of Pico the Fly and Esteban the Earwig, as they get ready for the Queen Bee’s annual Soil Contest. These two friends have plans to revolutionize the bug world until Packo the Horsefly steals their formula and kidnaps Pico. This First Stage Theater production is a great event to attend with the entire family. Visit their Web site for more information by CLICKING HERE.
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (MAP)
929 N. Water Street
Bay View Winter Blast ‘11
Attend this community festival featuring musical entertainment, family
activities, and community group stands. Winter Blast also hosts Bay
View’s only chili cook-off between multiple neighborhood restaurants.
For more information, please
South Shore Park Pavilion (MAP)
PACKERS DEFEAT STEELERS IN SUPER BOWL XLV
Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers and for earning the title of Super Bowl Champion for the 4th time. Packer fans everywhere should be proud of our team and this honored accomplishment.
Your thoughts and concerns are important to me. Unfortunately the previous senator for our community has chosen to forward only the information required by Senate Rules. Therefore, if you contacted the office between August 1, 2010, and Jan 1, 2011, no record of your issue exists. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any prior communications so that we can work together to address your concerns and assist you appropriately.
As usual, please feel
free to contact me with any questions, concerns or opinions you may have
about our community or our state.
|Step Backwards for Auto Insurance Coverage in Wisconsin|
Legislation passed last session
making Wisconsin the 49th state to require that all drivers have auto
insurance. This legislation was a step in the right direction to
ensuring our streets are safer for our neighbors.
|Tips: Lower Your Insurance Premiums|
Hundreds of auto insurance companies are currently operating in Wisconsin. If you feel that your auto insurance premium is too high, do not hesitate to shop around as companies charge different prices and offer different discounts. Here are some tips to remember when trying to obtain auto insurance with the level of coverage you desire and a premium that will not break the bank:
|Remember to Vote on Tuesday, Feb. 15|
Spring Primary Election is this Tuesday, February 15. The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8
p.m., and Wisconsin residents may register on Election Day at their
CLICK HERE for additional information on registration and voting
procedures in Wisconsin.
|The Will of the People vs. the Will of One Person|
Special Session Assembly Bill 8
passed the Senate this week on a straight, party-line vote. This
proposal dramatically expands the governor’s ability to manipulate the
implementation of legislation though the rule-making process.
|Go Red for American Heart Month|
Remember, February is American Heart
Month. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart
disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the
United States. Heart disease is often preventable, so it is important
that we all take measures to safeguard our health by being proactive.
This includes maintaining a healthy diet and weight, exercising
regularly, and having your primary care physician check your cholesterol
and blood pressure regularly.
Meet for Coffee
Saturday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
We will have office hours open to the public at Sven's Cafe in
Bay View. This is your chance to talk in person about any questions,
concerns or opinions you might have about our community or state. No
appointment necessary. Feel free to call for additional information.
Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.
Attend a town hall meeting this February at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. This is your opportunity to discuss your comments, questions and concerns about our community and state. I will be in attendance along with Representative Jon Richards and Alderman Nik Kovac. The information for the event is listed below. Do not hesitate to call or email with any additional questions you might have.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (MAP)
2618 N. Hackett Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
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