Archive | May, 2008


Harambee Juneteenth Day

“On Thursday, June 19, 2008 we proudly commemorate and celebrate the 140th Anniversary of Juneteenth Day! Juneteenth Day is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the US. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with […]

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Eat The Mystery

by Jason Hart, photo Karina Schafer   “A modern gypsy curse,” says Paul Setser, a founding member of Milwaukee Cabaret band Eat the Mystery, “would be something like – ‘May you wake up to find that Mitt Romney has been elected president.’”

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Ask the Ecologist-June 2008

by Belle Bergner Q: I’ve always followed my neighbors’ lead in plucking dandelions every spring and summer, but are dandelions truly bad for lawns? A: The “perfect turf” people of the world will not be pleased with my answer, but it is true: dandelions can be beneficial to a garden ecosystem as well as to […]

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Neighbor Spotlight – Patrick Frederick

by Ellen C. Warren, photo by Kurt Johnson “My friend, Swami’s nephew, would bring me pure cow ghee from a remote village, by the bucket loads. I was making sure that Sativa got enough, because in Ayurveda, toward the end of the pregnancy, you want to make sure that [the expectant mother] eats a lot […]

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Riverwest Welcomes Habitat for Humanity

by Will Mueller Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity (MHFH) moved its headquarters to Riverwest, 3726 N. Booth St., on April 15 and is currently building eight new homes in the adjacent Harambee neighborhood. MHFH moved its headquarters because their previous building, located at 2233 N. 30th St., was deteriorating, and because they needed more usable space […]

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