Archive | 2011


Riverwest: An Abundant Community

There’s a feeling in the air, and it has nothing to with meteorology. It might fall under the wide category of sociology or even anthropology.

It’s a sense of empowerment and a willingness to fight the status quo.

It’s a true reflection of the word “community,” which means, literally, “with union.”

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Holiday Events and Shops


Take the occupy challenge! Make like Santa and fill your pack with books, art, coffee, sugarplums, toys, and baubles from every shop! Reindeer on bicycle sleighs are standing by to carry all your packages.

Beginning Dreams Forever  Black Sheep Studio  Bliffert’s Hardware  Burke Candy  Burleigh Glass

Clarke Foods Dominion Gallery Fischberger’s Variety Store Jazz Art Gallery  Jewel of India

Media Nexxus Peace Action  Pueblo Foods Rauen Guitar   ReThreads Riverwest Co-op  Riverwest Film & Video  

Scarvaci Florist  Smash Wireless  Sunny Days Foodmart  Sunrise Foods Top Star   Truly Spoken Cycle  Woodland Pattern Book Center

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Sewer News – Sewer Gas – Sewer Repairs

by Vince Bushell Our sewer system is under ground, out of sight, and usually out of mind. Until something bad happens or something is different that we notice or when we find out how much this infrastructure costs. Some Riverwesters have been noticing a “smell” along the river and possibly in some homes.  If you smell sewer gas or a plasticy smell in your home be sure to read the advice at the end of this column. Sewers create sewer gas, as part of normal operation, although you should not smell it in your home. It is not a pleasant smell.

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December Calendar 2011


5th DISTRICT CRIME PREVENTION MEETING 2920 N 4th St. All residents invited, 5:30PM 
BUCKETWORKS 706 S 5th St, Occupy Milw Film: Capitalism, a love story, 6:30PM 
HYATT REGENCY HOTEL  Solar Thermal ‘11 (solar heating & cooling conference) $75-$100
LINNEMAN’S  1001 E Locust Surprise Band, 9PM no cover
RIVERWEST INVESTMENT CO-OP (RIC) Riverwest Public House, 815 E Locust, Monthly Board Meeting (public welcome) 7PM
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE 815 E Locust Milw Hot Blind Debate, 7PM $3-$5
UPTOWNER 1032 E Center  EXTRA CRISPY Brass Band (New Orleans style) 8:30PM 
WOODLAND PATTERN 720 E Locust, Gallery Opening: Portraits of Poets by photographer Robert Turney, 6-8PM free


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January 2012

Compiled by Tess Reiss HAPPY NEW YEAR   2012!   Ongoing Events listed first followed by date listings. DEC 30-JAN 8 SKYLIGHT OPERA THEATRE, Broadway Theatre Center, Beyond the Ingénue: Julie Andrews, Shirley Jones, Barbara Cook  JAN 20-29 DANCEWORKS, 1661 N Water St, Danceworks Performance Company: The Sequel!, 6PM & 8PM $15-$25  JAN 20-MAR 3 DANCEWORKS […]

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Door County Sled Dogs

by Janice Christensen  Photos provided by Door County Sled Dogs Meet & Greet the Door County Sled Dogs!   Saturday Feb. 4, 3pm at RRF’s Gateway Park  

Off Humboldt & Commerce St. on Riverboat Road  Free!  
Don’t miss this great event as the sled dogs arrive in their little custom bus, ready to provide a great Winter experience. These extra special dogs are a recreational mushing team made up of ten rescued Siberian Huskies, two very special Alaskan Huskies, and their two mushers, Bonnie Ulrich and Rick Desotelle.

Cuddle up with the pups, learn about good pet care, obedience training tips, and the sport of DOG SLEDDING with plenty of time for questions, answers, and fabulous photo opportunities! 



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