Archive | April, 2008


Nik Kovac Gets to Work

Defying the predictions and surprising prognosticators, native son Nik Kovac beat fellow Riverwest resident Patrick Flaherty by a cheesecloth thin 71 vote margin on April 1 to claim Milwaukee’s coveted Third District aldermanic seat. But for Alderman-elect Kovac, the election isover, and the celebration is old news.

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Neighbor Spotlight – Liioness & Alex

  May is for Mothers. This month we’re spotlighting a pair of mothers who are themselves a mother and daughter, Liioness Gwendolyn Barnett and Alexandria Barnett. Both are familiar and appreciated figures in the neighborhood, especially at the Riverwest Co-op, where Alex works in the café and Liioness volunteers in the store. Liioness, left, holds […]

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Ask the Ecologist-May 2008

Q: I heard that walking behind a lawn mower for an hour is like hanging your head behind your car tailpipe for 100 miles. Could this be true? – Nick A: According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), 2006 lawn mower engines contribute 93 times more smog-forming emissions than 2006 cars. Why are lawn […]

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Further Down Stream June 2008

CENTER ST NEWS – At long last, the Riverwest Artists Association is vacating its Post Office Box. RAA recently became the proud new owner of the former Jazz Gallery at 926 E. Center St., another building previously owned by Bob Klavetter. Watch for a grand opening on Sat, July 26. The fresh energy being generated […]

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