Friday, November 4, 2011

* 2011/ 2012 Winter Alley Plowing *

It may seem a bit early to be thinking snow, but it can come any day now in Wisconsin.

I have made arrangements with Volmer Plowing to plow our alley between Hi Mount and 51st Street this winter. We used their services last winter and everyone seemed satisfied with their work. The company also plows the alley between 51st Street and 52nd Street and they have been satisfied with their services for years.

As you probably know, the city does not plow the alleys. However it is important to keep them clear so that garbage can be picked up regularly.

I would like to thank everyone who donated last year. I collected enough money to cover the costs of plowing and to give the owner and driver, Frankie, a customary tip at the end of the season. I am again asking for donations to cover the cost of the plowing this winter. A donation of $20 per single family household or $10 per duplex until will cover the costs for a single winter.

Due to several questions last year, I would like to add some information. I go door to door for donations and am unable to contact land lords that do no live on our block to contribute. It would be great if all of us are able to contribute this year.

Frankie Volmer will plow the alley when the snow reaches 3 inches. If you have any questions concerning the plowing please feel free to contact Frankie at 616-6364. I called her last year when it got a little icy and she came by the next day.

I will be going house to house on Sunday afternoon before the Packer Game.

If I miss you please drop you donation in the mail slot in my door with your information.

Thank you for your help!

Peter July

2164 N 51st Street

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Auto Break-In

Hi Everyone! I'm officially a resident of N 51st Street as of July 1st, but I'm mostly moved in now. As Eric posted in the blog earlier, I got a not-so-welcome welcome as my car was broken into sometime between 11pm Friday night and 7am Saturday morning. The perpetrators tried to pry the doors open and when they didn't accomplish that, they broke the back door window. I didn't have anything valuable or identifying in my car, so they caused a lot of damage for nothing. Both door frames were damaged as well as having to replace the window. This kind of thing really doesn't happen around here, or at least, it didn't. Michelle, the owner of the house i live in parked her car here for years with nothing happening to it, so who knows. If you have any information about this crime, it would be most appreciated.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Prevent Automobile Related Theft

I would like to take a moment to welcome Stacy Mc Kinnon to our nieghborhood. Unfortunatily Stacy had her car broken into this weekend. If anyone saw anything unusual, please leave a comment below. Here is an old post that discusses some tips to help limit your chances of becoming a victim.

The majority of E-notify crime notification in our neighborhood are locked vehicle entry or theft. In light of the problems we're having on our block, here are a few ways to protect yourself from automobile theft.

  1. Lock your doors

  2. Don’t leave valuables in plain view.

  3. Beware of identity theft. Don’t leave important documents such as bank statements, credit card bills, or other personal information in your vehicle.

  4. Never leave your title or registration in your car.

  5. Park in a well lit area.

  6. Use your garage, roll up windows and lock door too.
For a list of 40 other tips click here. Just a reminder, well lit areas can help reduce crime. Turn your porch light at night and ask your neighbors near you to do the same.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Block Watch Meeting, Ice Cream Social, & Raffle Thursday June 16

The meeting will be held in Kim White's beautiful back yard (2151).

We are going to do the meeting in two stages:

1) Meet at Kim's at 6pm and then go door to door to invite folks over for some Ice Cream and Socializing.

2) Go back to Kim's and eat Ice Cream, socialize, and win some fabulous prizes.

For further details about the Ice Cream please contact Katie Holliday:

For more details about the Raffle please contact Paul Zettel:


There will be more to come in future post from them.

51st Street Block Party Tentatively Scheduled Saturday September 17th

Save the date everyone. Eileen Asbell is sending in the request for a permit.

More details to follow.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Upcoming Meeting & Pot Luck Sunday May 1st !!

Please contact Pat LaCocque for the details. She is hosting a meeting and pot luck on Sunday May 1st. Hope you can all be there.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wonderful Neighbors on 51st street!!!

Hi everyone. As you all know we were hit with nearly 2 feet of snow today/overnight (2/2). Well I just couldn't let this opportunity pass without mentioning how wonderful all the neighbors are on North 51st Street. You should have seen everyone come together and help each other out! I would like to especially note Peter July & Liz Humphery, they've always been great neighbors, but today they went beyond the call of duty!!!!! Also Sarah and Mike from across the street and Peter and Liz's tenant Mike who shoveled out our elderly neighbors, Marco & Rada. It is a "Blessing" to live on a block with such wonderful people. All up & down the block neighbors came together and made this a beautiful day!!!! Great Job everybody, 51streeters are the BEST!!!!!

Yes, let's please schedule our next meeting.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Let's Schedule February's Meeting

It's been a while. We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Leave a comment to suggest a date and time for our February meeting. I will compile the suggestions into a poll so we can vote on which day works best. Thanks.