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a.MKE: Dining Out For Life, free gardens, Walker's Point petition and National Governors Assoc 6.20.13

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Walker's Point residents have launched a petition drive that asks Mayor Tom Barrett to allow vacant land at S. 1st St and Greenfield Ave to be rezoned to allow for a supermarket. The City of Milwaukee wants to build an office there, but a spokesman for Mayor Tom Barrett said the Mayor supports a grocery store in a suitable location in Walker's Point.  230 of the 400 petition signatures have been collected so far.

Governors from all across the nation will gather in Milwaukee for the National Governors Association's summer meeting in August. The summit will be held Aug 1-4 at the Delta Center. Former President Bill Clinton will be among the guests gathered for the conference.

Today marks the 17th annual Dining Out For Life fundraising event for One Heartland and parntering for the first year with the AIDS Resource Center of WI. Participating restaurants and bars will donate a percentage of their sales all day today to One Heartland, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and families facing significant health challenges or social isolation. A list of participating businesses found here.

Will Allen, founder of Milwaukee's urban farm Growing Power, will provide free gardens to the first 50 daycare centers who take him up on the offer. Allen says fighting childhood obesity means teaching healthy eating habits from an early age. Daycares interested don't need a yard to take advantage of his offer. The Growing Power Gardens are made with composted soil that can be laid over concrete. Allen hopes to have all 50 installed by the end of the month. 

Secret Soundtrack = Rio de Janeiro

 
A.   They will be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games and the last match of the 2014 World-Cup.
SONG: Brazilian Girls "Don't Stop"
 
B. It's home to the oldest operating electric tramway in the world called the Santa Teresa Tram 
SONG: Sergio Mendes "Berimbau"
 
C. This city was the capital of Brazil for almost two centuries from 1763 to 1960
SONG: Amy Winehouse "The Girl From Ipanema"