Rob Owens by Ellen C Warren Rob Owens is not your average skateboarder. He’s a pro, with a capital P, Professional. He does not just slide smooth and easy down the street. He jumps his board into the air grabbing the edge of a bench or flying over whatever he chooses to put in […]
The monthly neighbor spotlight.
Remembering Ruthie by Ellen C. Warren and Phoenix Blazing, Photo of Ruth O’Malley by Anna Maria Contreras From Ellen: Ruth Maria O’Malley. That was always her name. She was Joey’s mom, foster mom to Laura, Rosena, Bruce, friend to untold numbers, sister, aunt, niece, daughter, muse. Some of us called her Phoophie, others Ruthie, a […]
Neighbor Spotlight: Chelsea England, a little Ray of Riverwest Sunshine by Alice M Waraxa Riverwest meet Chelsea. Most of you already know her because she is friend to you or you may know someone who knows her. She is friend to the Co-ops, friend to animals, and also friend with positive vibes to share. […]
Neighbor Spotlight: Nellie Vance: Volunteer/activist/communicator plants seeds of positive change in Riverwest story by Peggy Schulz photo by Alice Waraxa When Nellie Vance first came to Milwaukee 10 years ago to attend UWM, she lived on the outskirts of Riverwest. But, as she got to know the neighborhood—and the neighbors—better, she physically moved […]
Neighbor Spotlight Erika Wolf: Former national organizer now approaches change on a block-to-block level by Peggy Schulz photo by Alice Waraxa Erika Wolf, volunteer coordinator at the Riverwest Co-op, has an impressive background as an organizer and activist, on state-wide, national and even international levels. But she’s more than happy to be back in her […]