Uptown Community Garden of Peace Garden Beds Available

With the warm weather now here, we are planning another great year at the Uptown Community Garden of Peace.

We have some beds available to rent this year. Rental fee is still a mere $25 for the season. It’s less work if you find a buddy to share a garden bed with (still only $25!).

We have a total of 10 beds, but two of the beds have raspberry bushes and one is an herb bed.

Please contact us if you are interested.

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Milwaukee Street Car Informational Meeting Jan 20th

Please join Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Mayor Barrett and other city officials for a community informational meeting regarding the Milwaukee Streetcar project.

Attendees will have a prime opportunity to find out more about the streetcar project’s
potential impact on the city, and how it will be funded.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 6 p.m.
Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB)
2342 N 27th St.

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Security Camera Initiative Meeting Jan 26th

Alderman Stamper has informed us of an upcoming meeting to learn more about the security camera initiative in our area.

It’s set for Jan. 26th at 5:30pm at UMCS- 3940 W Lisbon.

If you are interested in learning more about it, please attend.

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A new bus route starts in our neighborhood today!

Check out the link to see all of the details of the new Sherman Wisconsin Express Route and the other routes starting today.

http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/01/16/eyes-on-milwaukee-four-new-bus-routes-start-sunday/

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Come to the UCNA Annual Meeting This Wednesday (Dec 3rd)

The UCNA annual meeting will be held this Wed, Dec. 3 from 6-8 at the SOS Center, 4620 W. North Ave.

We will report on our accomplishments in 2014 and have an open discussion on moving forward in 2015.

Please plan on attending. We all are working toward a common goal of safe, family-friendly living.

See the event on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/616423161795159/

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UCNA Town Hall with Mayor Barrett October 29, 2014

We are excited to invite you to our Town Hall meeting with Mayor Tom Barrett, our Alderman Russell Stamper II, DNS Commissioner Art Dahlberg, MPD with an introduction by the new SOS enter Executive Director Tyrone Dumas.

Here are the details:

Uptown Crossing Neighborhood Association (UCNA) Town Hall with Mayor Barrett

When: October 29, 2014 6-­8 PM
Where: SOS Center 4620 W. North Ave.

Please come ready to learn and share your ideas for making our neighborhood even better!

Be sure to spread the word to your neighbors by sharing this email or printing out the attached flyer.

UCNA Town Hall Oct 29 2014

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Come to the 5th County District Candidates Forum October 21, 2014

5th County District Candidates Forum

October 21, 2014 SOS Center
4620 W. North ave 6:00-8:00 pm

Agenda:

  • 6:00-6:10-Welcome by Tyrone Dumas Director of the SOS Center
  • 6:10-6:45-Introduction and Reports from Partnering Neighborhood groups (Who we are what we’re working on)
  • 6:45-6:50-Explanation of Rules
  • 6:50-7:00 Opening Statements (A Previous coin toss should decide who goes first) 5 minutes each
  • 7:00-7:30 Questions from the Organized Groups involved. 38th-41st Street Block Club, Uptown Crossing Neighborhood Assoc (UCNA), Metcalfe Park, Hadley Residents’ Council. Each group will ask 2 questions each, we will allow 3 minutes for each candidate to respond, followed by 1 minute follow ups).
  • 7:30-7:45 Questions from the Audience
  • 7:45-7:55 Closing Statements by candidates (5 minutes each)
  • 7:55-8:00 Thanks and closing
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Neighborhood Meeting on Break-Ins

Join us for a community meeting and discussion in response to the recent thefts and burglaries in our neighborhood.

An officer from Milwaukee Police District 3 and Mandy from Safe & Sound will be there to address questions.

The meeting is this Monday August 12th at 6:30 PM. Please bring lawn chairs and meet in front of Shar & Peter’s house, 2466 N. 47th St.

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Tree Dedication & 1st annual Garden Picnic

We had a wonderful time at our 1st annual Garden Picnic at the Uptown Community Gardens of Peace. It’s been a long journey, but our garden is up and running with 8 gorgeous beds, a new sign and newly planted trees.

The Uptown Garden is dedicated to peace and harmony on the streets of Milwaukee. We are calling for an end to the violence that has hurt so many people!

At the picnic we dedicated a tree called “Russell’s Hope” for the for Russell Setum who was gunned down on Wright and 48th a year ago. His mother joined us at the picnic to cut the ribbon on the new cherry tree.

We would like to thank all of our gardeners and garden organizers, especially Ann Knoedler, without whom this would not be the beautiful success it has become. We would also like to thank our neighbor Walgreen’s on North Avenue, Milwaukee Urban Gardens (MUG), Common Ground of Wisconsin and Reflo – Sustainable Water Solutions for all of their help!

We welcome you to visit our garden at any time. Our garden’s address is 2321-2325 N.

45th St!

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Spring Cleanup 2012

We had a great time last Saturday for our spring cleanup. We also had additional help from several college student volunteers.  Thank you all for participating!

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