Posted inNeighbor Spotlight

Neighbor Spotlight – Jeff Poniewaz


by Ellen C. Warren, photo provided by J. Poniewaz


Interviewing Milwaukee’s new Poet Laureate at the Urban Ecology Center is perfect. Not only is Jeff Poniewaz considered an eco-poet and a nature poet (he differentiates between the two in that the former carries a message, a call to action), he also sat on the original board of directors of the Riverside Nature Center which eventually morphed into the Urban Ecology Center. Quite at home, he exhibits pride in the place where, until recently, he taught his UWM course, “Literature of Ecological Vision.”



Posted inNeighborhood News

Transform Riverwest • Transform Milwaukee • Cooperatives

We believe we can do this on our own. We believe we can do this with the help of our neighbors.

Cooperatives:An old meme (an element of culture) brought forward to serve our community. We copy what came before, but discover it anew as process. Co-ops are varied, so I will limit comments to the Riverwest Coop & Cafe, Riverwest Public House and Riverwest Cooperative Alliance. 

Posted inArts & Entertainment

RW 24 2013

by Janice Christensen At 4:05PM on May Day, 2013, the Riverwest 24-hour bike race filled its roster of 1,000 riders. Prospective riders had begun camping out in Garden Park next to the Public House the night before to be among the first in line when registration opened at 3PM on May 1. Thus begins one […]

Posted inFurther Down Stream

Further Down Stream July 2013

RNA RUMMAGE – Donations are needed for the annual RNA Rummage fundraiser on Sat & Sun, July 20 & 21 at 3278 N Humboldt. Items may be dropped off on the front porch beginning July 12. Volunteers are needed to help set up on Friday evening, July 19, during the sale, and to take remaining items to Goodwill on Sunday afternoon (trucks/vans needed too!). To help out, contact Jessica at or Judie at


CAFÉ VOCAR – Due to unexpected electrical and plumbing delays, the June opening of Café Vocar (932 E Wright) got pushed back a couple of weeks. An Outdoor Patio Grand Opening is planned for July 4th, but also check for updates. Much More on next Page!