Archive | September, 2002

BurningSnow Center and Snowflake Village

“There were people from Milwaukee there before us, but we were the first to really get organized. We wanted to give something back. So in 2000 we organized the first-ever theme village from the Midwest, and every year it just gets bigger and better. Call it Urban planning in a temporary city…”

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Milwaukee Group Makes Impact at Nation’s Strangest Festival

There might seem little connection between such a decidedly “left-coast” event [like Burning Man] and stolid Midwestern Milwaukee. But a local group has been gaining influence at the festival, and has created a related arts organization here in the city. It is called the BurningSnow center for the ExperiMENTAL arts, devoted to bringing a distinct […]

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Warm Winter Plus Summer Humidity Equals Flea Season

by Stacy Conroy Fleas are always an issue in the summer for pets who spend time outdoors. However, due to the unseasonably warm winter we experienced last year and the stretch of heat and humidity so far this summer, we’re seeing the flea population skyrocket. Dogs and cats allowed to lounge in the cool dirt […]

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A Day in the Greenfolks Garden

It’s Saturday morning, and my husband Tony and I finish our coffee early. We gather up supplies: gloves, weed trimmers, shovels, and rakes, and head off to the garden. Today it resembles a miniature jungle. Recent rains after a long dry spell have prompted the plants (vegetables, flowers and weeds alike) into a rush of […]

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