Posted inArts & Entertainment

Friends & Neighbors

Strong communities are supported by the institutions that serve them. All of us — neighborhood members, families and children — have the responsibility to use these institutions to learn more about ourselves and our history. This is the clear message beautifully delivered in the recently released children’s book, Friends and Neighbors, by the award-winning author/photographer team of Kenneth Cole and John Ruebartsch.

Posted inWoodland Pattern

Woodland Pattern – 25 Years

What do the following poets and writers have in common: Laurie Anderson, Antler, Amiri Baraka, Martha Bergland, Wendell Berry, Kimberly Blaeser, Norbert Blei, William Burroughs, Thomas A. Clark, Wanda Coleman, Cid Corman, Robert Duncan, Susan Firer, Allen Ginsberg, James Hazard, Susan Howe, David Ignatow, Collette Inez, Lisa Jarnot, John Koethe, Ted Kooser, James Liddy, Mary Oliver, Joel Oppenheimer, Jeff Poniewaz, Jerome Rothenberg, Mark Strand, Denise Sweet, Marilyn Taylor, Diane Wakoski, and Derek Walcott?

Posted inArts & Entertainment

Milwaukee Film Festival

The third annual Milwaukee Independent Film Festival wraps up with a closing night party on Saturday, October 29, at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center at 790 W. Van Buren St. The party begins at 8:30pm and will include the announcement of this year’s festival award winners. The event is $10 for ticket and pass holders, and $15 for the general public. Attendees are encouraged to dress in old Hollywood attire, as the theme of the party is classic Hollywood.

Posted inBrady Street Beat

Pedestrial Problems

On Sunday October 2, Ross Bigley left the Brady Street Pharmacy at 7:30 pm. He had already walked halfway across Brady Street and was waiting for the westbound motorist to stop to let him cross the rest of the way when he was hit from behind by an eastbound motorist. The blow knocked him to the ground, and the rear tire of the vehicle drove over his ankle, breaking it in two places. The driver did not stop. The following day, a boy on a bicycle was struck by a motorist at the same intersection. This is the same corner where Mary Glorioso was killed a year and a half ago.

Posted inBusiness Spotlight

Riverwest Access to Justice

“I’ve always needed to have a mission,” says attorney Karen Moore. Moore, along with attorney Jake Herro, is co-founder of Riverwest Access to Justice, L.L.C., a law clinic. The mission is to provide “moderate income people with low price law services,” says Moore.