Archive | March, 2006

Sex Sells – Part II

by Jean Scherwenka, photo by Kurt Johnson Exactly a year ago, the March 2005 issue of the Riverwest Currents carried an article featuring a “lovely and elegant addition to the Center Street business district” – the Tool Shed, owned and operated by Riverwesters Eilis O’Herlihy and Molly Cassidy. Before the “sex shop for women” opened, […]

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Open Space and Green Space

by Vince Bushell The photo below shows a section of the Beer Line rail corridor that has been used as a defacto trail by the neighborhood ever since the rail line went out of business in the 1980’s. There is intense interest in developing the river corridor by residential and commercial developers. Riverwest has had […]

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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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Gilda’s Club Lifts Spirits

by Jean Scherwenka When Saturday Night Live comedian Gilda Radner died of ovarian cancer in 1989, her Milwaukee native husband Gene Wilder and her cancer therapist Joanna Bull committed to making one of Radner’s dreams come true – a community where people touched by cancer could benefit from the kinds of emotional and social support […]

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