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.
It happens every year about this time, only increasingly worse -- homecoming night is capped with trash being strewn all over Oak Creek Parkway along the north side of South Milwaukee High School from 15th Avenue to beyond the railroad overpass toward Chicago Avenue.
Trees, parks, mass transit, local produce were among concerns on the minds of about 25 progressive-minded activists who got together this afternoon for their first post-2008 campaign meeting. In addition to the aforementioned topics, the group discussed a name. Tentatvely, it's South Shore Community Group. Also decided was the next meeting date, time and place: Sunday, March 22, 1 p.m., Oak Creek Library, 8620 South Howell Avenue, Oak Creek. For more information, about the group, its mission and goals, and the next meeting, contact Kathleen Slamka, firstname.lastname@example.org.