A public hearing took place Thursday, July 26, at Milwaukee Education Center (MEC), housed in buildings from the old Schlitz brewery at 1615 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Three hundred people showed up and 51 testified in a tightly controlled forum on spending proposals for federal grant monies targeted to low and moderate income residents.
What Makes this Publication Worth Supporting?
As one of the three publications that sprang out of Riverwest early this year, the Riverwest Currents has a well-defined niche. Unlike Vital Source or The Press, our primary audience is not city or county-wide. Our focus is first on the Riverwest neighborhood. . . . Our main focus is not consumption, whether it be of disposable goods, arts, entertainment, etc. But it’s a tricky line to walk, because newspapers depend on advertisers to stay afloat.
Maybe We Could Just . . . Print Our Own Money?
by Jan Christensen
What do we believe about money? What are we told by accountants and bankers? Or what our own energy can create, things that we can see and hear and feel?
Southwest and Tex-Mex Music at Gilfest
by Kathy Sahagian
One of the more unusual and enjoyable small festivals in Milwaukee is Gilfest. It’s small in size but big on national recording artists and heart. Gil has earned a reputation as a true music lover through his intimate concerts in his upstairs lounge. His yearly festival covers Tex-Mex, rockabilly, country and other folk music paired up with good food, games for children and community charity. The proceeds this year will assist a local woman who has cancer with her medical bills.
Riverwest residents who were looking forward to the opening of Lena’s grocery store in the old Kohl’s building on Holton will have to wait a couple months…