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Archive | February, 2006

Saving Grace: Pieter Godfrey’s Complex Relationship to Recycling

by Valerie Valentine; Photo, Vince Bushell On Saturday January 7, more than 100 neighbors and community leaders gathered at Pieter Godfrey’s recycle, sustainable development, and river corridor watch complex to learn more about his project and to discuss reuse practices. Godfrey salvages wood, brick and decorative stonework from buildings that are being torn down. Godfrey […]

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The Life Of A Riverwest Actor

Story and photo by Tim Lambrecht Four years ago, Kirk Thomsen found himself in his mid-thirties, not really doing what he wanted with his life, so he decided to make some changes. While driving down Kinnickinnic Avenue in Bay View, he saw The Boulevard Theatre. “I was working for a printing company at the time. […]

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Pedro & Abneris Ortiz

by Jackie Reid-Dettloff, photograph by Peter DiAntoni, translation by Maria RiveraClick here to skip to the Spanish version of the article Talk to Pedro or Abneris Ortiz about Puerto Rico and you will see their eyes light up. They remember their grandparents’ farm where they used to play outside all year round, often staying out […]

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Cream City Collectives Update

The free school, infoshop, and community space announced in an article in the January Currents has been very busy during the last two weeks. The initial meeting at the Polish Falcon on January 8 drew a crowd of about fifty people. It was organized as an open forum to discuss what people would like to […]

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