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Neighbor Spotlight: Denise Crumble



by Sue Blaustein – Photo by Joshua Sutton


Denise Crumble has lived in Riverwest for thirty-two years, and she is not someone who drifts through life taking events as they come.  Her decision to move to Riverwest in 1979 was a characteristically considered one, with the aim of living in concert with closely-held principles while meeting her needs as a single mother.  She was a student at UWM majoring in secondary education, raising her daughter Fatima, and pregnant with her son Bakeer when she moved into a building at Booth and Burleigh.

Posted inNews

Who Will Lead Milwaukee County?


County Executive Primary Set forFebruary 15

by Janice Christensen


The Riverwest Neighborhood Associationand the Riverwest Currents are sponsoring a Milwaukee CountyExecutive Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 7-9 PM at the GordonPark Pavilion, Humboldt and Locust. All five candidates have beeninvited to participate. It will be moderated by peace activist GeorgeMartin. The Forum is free and open to the public.


Five candidates have declared for theMilwaukee County Executive position vacated when Scott Walker becameWisconsin’s governor. A nonpartisan primary set for Tuesday, Feb.15 will narrow the field to two candidates who will face off for theApril 5 election.


Posted inCalendar

February 2011

UWM Golda Meir Library, 2311 E Hartford Ave, 4th floor, Freedom Riders exhibit, free


FEB 4 – 13

UWM UNION THEATRE Festival of Films in French, free



FIRST TUESDAY DRUM CIRCLE Quaker Meeting House, 3224 N Gordon Place. Bring instruments or use one provided. 7-9PM

GAENSLEN SCHOOL FOOD PANTRY 1250 E Burleigh, 4:30-6:30PM

UPTOWNER 1032 E Center Hip-Hop Tuesday w/ DJs Him & Her 10PM

UWM Golda Meir Library, 2311 E Hartford Ave, 4th floor, Freedom Riders panel discussion moderated by UWM history professor Robert Smith, 3-4:30PM