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Archive | June 2003

Hike the Beer Line Loop for National Trails Day

by Vince Bushell “See the Pyramids along the Nile…” oops, wrong river, wrong song. “Roll out the barrel…” oh, never mind, but there is an active brewery on the River (Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N. Commerce St.), and if you join us on this first Saturday in June you will see where it is, among the […]

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Juneteenth: A History

When did slavery end in America? Did Abraham Lincoln, by swift stroke of Emancipation Proclaiming pen on January 1, 1863, suddenly free millions of American men, women, and children from race-based bondage? The truth is, it took two and a half more years of fighting and thousands of deaths before the end of the Confederacy. […]

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The Best Fest in Riverwest!

by Tess Reiss Locust St. Festival, voted “Best Neighborhood Festival” in 2001 and 2002 by Shepherd Express readers, kickstarts the summer season on Sunday, June 8. It gets off to a running start with the traditional 1.8 mile Beer Run/Walk. Alderman Mike D’Amato does the honors at the Start Line on Locust and Booth, when […]

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Looking For A Summer Camp for Your Child?

It’s not too late to register your child for a week at summer camp. There are lots of opportunities if you register as soon as possible. Choices include COA’s Camp Helen Brachman, YMCA Camps, Camp Whitcomb Mason, Girl Scout Camp, Boy Scout Camp, and many more. But what camp should you choose? How do you […]

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RNA Tackles Full Agenda

On May 13 the Riverwest Neighborhood Association’s monthly meeting did not disappoint those who came expecting the usual packed slate of engaging, timely, and sometimes intense discussions. . . . With Alderman D’Amato on hand, RNA members took the opportunity to cover a lot of ground concerning development issues and a small handful of other […]

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