Social Circle: "When is summer over in Milwaukee?"
Technically, we still have a few weeks before the season officially changes from summer to autumn, but for some Milwaukeeans, summer feels over long before Sept. 21.
This week, OnMilwaukee.com asked the question "When is summer over in Milwaukee?" and received a variety of responses ranging from practical ("When school starts") to amusing ("when my nipple rings start to itch").
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Elaine Alred: "When I see hats and gloves at work."
Chris Allen: "When my nipple rings itch."
Cory Antross: "When you see 'back to school' specials on TV and the kids all go back to school. That's pretty much the end-of-summer fun!"
Gregory Borden: "When you start to question it."
Jenni Buehler: "Hoodies and bonfires."
Shaun Cross: "When you see less and less flies. I hate those damn things."
Sarah Curtis: "There's finally open spots at Bradford Beach."
Brian Curtiss: "Summer is a state of mind."
Robin Davis: "Back to school."
Lisa Desmond: "When the fests are over? or perhaps that never happens..."
Tony Dalphonso: "Most of the festivals are over."
Sura Faraj: "When Center Street Daze is over."
Michael T. Grace: "In Walker's Point, the ringing of paleta men gets more distant ... The streets are devoid of the sounds of barking children during the day."
Jennifer Goyette: "It's only one day long, so when the sun sets on that one day."
Carl Grunwaldt: "The stalwarts of society start snagging salmon below North Avenue."
Victoria Jimenez: "Tosa Fest."
Sara Kearns: "I'm a visual learner ... when the leaves start to fall. Let's not rush it, OK?"
Christal Meredith-Korfhage: "NEVER! I keep it in my heart to get through the winter."
Heidi Meyer Moussa: "When I see lots of yellow school buses zooming down Burleigh"
Patti O'Dell-Dooley: "Snow."
Scott Radke: " Snow, mostly."
Elvira Rockwell: "It's never over. You should always keep summer in your heart."
Jen Katz Rosenberg: "When Walgreens stocks their Halloween stuff."
Leah Schreiber: "When I have meetings on campus for eight hours straight."
Billy Boy Brad Serdan: "When there is no more Chill On the Hill scheduled in my Bay View Neighborhood, and I hear kids pattering up and down the sidewalks headed to their first days of a new school year."
Scott Siebers: "No sighting of the state bird (mosquitos)."
Monica Thomas: "Free apples courtesy of the empty lot in my neighborhood."
Patti Pritchard Thompson: "When it's too cold to wear flip flops."
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