Garden of the Month

by Jackie Reid Dettloff This month’s garden is a tiny jewel. Pat Buckett’s front yard at 3053 North Pierce St. is a miniature work of art. Five years ago when Pat moved here from Wauwatosa, she inherited a steeply-sloped yard with grass and a clump of day lilies. What she wanted for herself was a […]

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Brady Street News

by Tim Lambrecht The weather on October 2 was perfect, which led to a large turnout for the Brady Street’s Doggie Parade and Pet Blessing. The parade of dogs, and a few other pets, many in costumes, started out on Brady Street and ended up in front of St. Rita’s Church for Fr. Tim’s blessing… […]

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Ask the Ecologist:

by Belle Bergner Q: I lost the flyer from the City that tells us how to get rid of our leaves and other debris this fall. Can you print that for us? A: Sure thing. Here are the City’s tips and requests to make their job easier during fall leaf pick-up which will occur from […]

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Bertha Zamudio

by Jackie Reid-Dettloff, photograph by Melody R. Carranza “The Mexican on Pierce Street.” Bertha Zamudio smiles at the title her friends gave her when she first moved to Riverwest. From grade school in Mexico City to high school in Chicago to college in Racine to community organizing on Milwaukee’s south side, Bertha moved steadily northward […]

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