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Archive | June, 2006

Ask the Ecologist:

by Belle Bergner Q: Why can we only recycle numbers 1 and 2 plastic containers in Milwaukee?– Al Liu, East Side resident A: “While plastic containers coded with the numbers 3-7 are recyclable, they have very weak and sparse markets for them,” says Rick Meyers, Recycling Manager for the City of Milwaukee. Numbers 1 and […]

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Woodland Pattern Hosts Flying Fish Press

by Mary Vuk Ode to a Grand Staircase (for four hands) by Julie Chen During May, Julie Chen, a nationally-known book artist and book arts instructortaught several workshops and gave a gallery talk at Woodland Pattern Book Centerwhere her works are currently on display. Chen is the owner of Flying Fish Pressand has been producing […]

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MIAD and VISTA Partnership Offers Kids a New View

On a Saturday in January, 40students in grades 6-12 from localschools participated in CreativeFutures: Colleges and Careers.This new outreach programaims to bring awareness to precollegescholarships offered by theDepartment of Public Instruction(DPI) and introduce highachieving,low-income studentsto higher education. The DPI precollegescholarship allows studentswho qualify for free or reducedlunch and have a minimum gradepoint average of 2.0 […]

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WArts & Entertainment

by Jason Hart In the last year or so, Milwaukee hasdeveloped a fine underground theatre scene.The underground groups of Milwaukee willbe quite busy this summer. As a service tothe community, the Riverwest Currents hascreated a guide to the small but talentedtroupes that you may never have heard of. Alamo Basementwww.myspace.com/alamobasementAlamo Basement is “sketch theatre” – […]

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Clark Graphics: 18 Years on OaklandAttention to Detail Creates Customer Loyalty

by Jean Scherwenka,photos Kurt Johnson When Clark Kaufman hauled a printingpress into his brother’s basement oneday in the early 80’s, he didn’t know thefirst thing about printing or copying.“People always need forms,” his brotherhad said. “We really ought to get intothe printing business.” So they did. “We had no idea what we were doing,”says Clark. […]

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