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Sarah Worthman August 22, 2012 at 04:32 pm
Thanks for sharing that memory, Julie. It seems he touched so many people. I was really moved by theRead More story about the girl wanting to be a goalie.
Karen Behl August 22, 2012 at 10:35 pm
Michael truly loved his Bayside and Stormonth teachers. The teachers leave an impression on theRead More children's minds and spirit! As parents, we are thankful for their dedication!
Susan J. August 23, 2012 at 11:06 pm
My son Justin met Mike at Bayside school when we moved there from CA. They became great buddies andRead More we loved having Mike over to our house many times. I love to look back at pictures doing those times and they make me smile. We all miss Mike so very much. However I know he is watching over us and it makes me feel so good...miss ya Mike!!!
Dave Mathewson March 18, 2011 at 03:35 pm
You students rock!! It is such a great feeling to help out others in need. All of your preparationRead More and planning has paid off and you have done a fantastic job. I know that you used your good communication skills to get others to donate, to advertise, and to make daily announcements at school. Your school community is very proud of all of you!
Sue Hirsh March 19, 2011 at 05:39 pm
You guys are AWESOME! You should be very proud of yourselves for jumping in and lending a helpingRead More hand. What kind and caring people you must be. Also, a big shout out to your teacher, Ms. Chase. She is the very best there is!
karen arbit March 20, 2011 at 03:53 am
I am honored to work with a teacher as dedicated as Ms. Chase. She continues to inspire herRead More students to go that extra mile. By aiding Japan in its time of dire need, Ms. Chase is also planting the seeds of global awareness and respect for other cultures. World peace starts right at Maple Dale School!
Sarah Worthman May 29, 2012 at 10:42 pm
That sounds pretty cool! I personally think this is pretty neat, but I could never pull this off. IRead More have zero endurance for running, haha.
Sarah Worthman May 30, 2012 at 06:30 pm
Steve will be making his way through the North Shore today and we plan to meet up with him a KlodeRead More Park in WFB at 3 p.m. Join us!
Brian Meeks May 31, 2012 at 01:19 am
Absolutelyfabulous, That is a great question. Steve's coach is one of the men who made that runRead More across the Sahara, and yes, he has seen the documentary. The insights Steve received were extremely helpful in his preparation. Thanks, Brian D. Meeks Author, Lake Effect
Joyce Madsen May 8, 2012 at 11:51 am
Casey, you are wise – and compassionate – beyond your years. For those of us who haveRead More fought for kindness to animals for countless years, you are our hope for the future. On behalf of the 21 rescued dogs (including 9 puppy mill dogs) I’ve adopted over the years, and for the many puppy mill “mamas” I’ve fostered in the last 3 years, I salute your willingness to stand up and speak for the animals.
Jean Bernstein May 16, 2012 at 01:56 am
Another great kid coming from Maple Dale Indian Hill School District. You know someone who is kindRead More to animals is really a good person inside. Thanks for sharing this story!
Patriot January 28, 2012 at 09:45 am
@Keith-Harassment and Bullying? What are you talking about? OMG This is flipping NUTS!!! I have wayRead More better things to do than this thats for sure. Hoffa said it right "Did this board ever get STUPID"
Patriot January 28, 2012 at 09:47 am
@Keith-I will see you at the Walker Victory celebration. Where people have common sense and are realRead More people.
Jeff Christensen February 1, 2012 at 01:39 am
Keith, I notice that you post the same exact thing on multiple stories. Are you afraid of originalRead More thought? Here is the other story you posted the exact same thing: http://wauwatosa.patch.com/articles/tonette-walker-arrives-at-rally-will-speak-for-husband-family How about adding to the discussion, not just adding to the endless talking points?
Patriot January 23, 2012 at 12:07 am
@Walker-No it is the 14 goons who left the State as well as you hard core progressive socialistRead More liberals
Walker January 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm
Look a chicken!
Noelle Lorraine January 24, 2012 at 11:18 pm
Cynthia, did you see Jerrid's speech? I hope so. He did wonderful !
Sharon Shapiro December 24, 2011 at 11:05 pm
Please note that the Shapiro family is able to do this due to the hard work of Tikkun Ha-IrRead More (http://www.thi-milwaukee.org/index.shtml) and its board of directors, committees, and executive director as well as all the generosity of their sponsoring organizations including Beth El Ner Tamid Synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, Congregation Shir Hadash, Congregation Sinai, Hillel Milwaukee, Lake Park Synagogue, and Temple Menorah.
Jean Bernstein December 26, 2011 at 03:14 pm
What a great way to teach our children about helping other people. Thank you for sharing yourRead More story.
Bridget December 27, 2011 at 03:58 am
What a wonderful story of giving to others!!
Jenny Heyden October 5, 2011 at 01:51 pm
They look great and the pink makes such a statement. They all just came to teach fire safety to theRead More K4 students at Atwater Elementary. Impressive community!
Adam W. McCoy (Editor) October 5, 2011 at 02:16 pm
Yeah, they came to Lake Bluff too. My daughter thoroughly informed me of the proper method for stop,Read More drop and roll.
Absolutelyfabulous September 23, 2011 at 08:50 pm
Instead of just standing outside and basically doing nothing other than making yourself feel goodRead More for getting your toes a little cold you could have maybe put together an event to raise money to send over to a homeless shelter or tied it in w/ your sleepover. Seriously, how many people sleep outside in this kind of weather when they are camping. Now, if you slept outside or were forced to find a place to sleep w/ no transportation other than your feet when the weather is closer to 0 degrees that might be a little different and how about doing this for a week or 2 or 3 walking from one location to the next to line up a bed for the night to really get a feel for what this kind of life really means to someone and how being homeless and not getting a proper place for shelter can do to someone both physically/mentally. 1 night doesn't even make a dent other than to put on your resume. Yes, my comments are harsh, but I've slept outside w/ no shelter and no tent/blanket and if the weather is nice, you can find a spot that hopefully suits you and settle in for the night. It was a little chilly and you also had the ability to tough it out knowing that in a few hours you would be hitting your bed/hot shower/change your clothes and your regular life would be back on track.
J September 24, 2011 at 12:17 am
This was an educational program to raise awareness to issues of homelessness. In fact many of theRead More students went to serve at Repairers of the Breach the next day. "Absolutleyfabulous" do you have nothing better to do than to criticize a bunch of college students for voluntarily trying to do something positive instead of doing any number of things college students could have been doing on a Thursday night? They didn't claim to be changing the world last night, but there is a bunch of people that are a little more enlightened about issues of poverty and homelessness. Also there was a monetary donation made to Repairers. Are you currently writing from your warm, and safe residence? WOW, get a life.
Absolutelyfabulous September 24, 2011 at 12:44 am
J- Drive downtown or walk by a depot/hit a public library. Raise awareness aboutRead More homelessness/hunger? Don't people read a newspaper/watch the news/spend time in a city?. Please, there are signs of homelessness/poverty all around, though one may have to leave the cozy north shore and maybe hop a bus and spend some time on 15th & North/ 20th & Cherry to see what homeless & poverty are really out in the open and in real time vs some grade school production of sitting out on Campus in an upscale neighborhood and lighting their candles. Spend a night walking the streets of downtown looking for a vent to sleep over and warm yourself or god forbid take a bus and spend some time in the inner city and visit some churches and food pantries and drug re-hab centers and then get back to me on reality. One night on campus w/ security protecting you and your dorm a few hundred ft away is not reality and doesn't even come close to the real thing. So if you want to pat yourself on the back go ahead, but reality is one thing and a production is another.
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