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by Tess Reiss Tis the Season to sprinkle holiday cheer by your generous patronage of local shops, crafts, and global fair trade products in Milwaukee’s hometown neighborhoods. On New Year’s Eve try a round robin with friends at local bars while sampling the live music, food, party favors, and champagne toast at midnight. Merry & […]

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The Passing of a Legend

by Charlesetta Thompson, photo by Tess Reiss Frank Zeidler, always a fan of history and particularly the history of Milwaukee, holds a copy of Tom Tolan’s Riverwest: A Community History, in late 2003. Active until the end, recently Zeidler talked of retiring. We were blessed that he chose to share his ideas and memories into […]

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See You In The Funny Papers

by Janice Christensen Starting Sept. 18, 2005 the New York Times Magazine introduced a 10-page “Funny Pages” section. When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published 12 cartoons depicting Muhammad last September, I remember thinking, “Are cartoons going to start World War III?” Closer to home, from April 29 through August 13, the Milwaukee Art Museum hosted […]

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Condo Development Removed from Shorewood Master Plan Pending Completion of Land Use Study

by Jean Scherwenka The Master Plan for Shorewood’s redevelopment along Oakland Avenue south of Capitol Drive and west to the Milwaukee River received a public hearing at the Village Board’s July 10 meeting. After comments and discussion from citizens and Village officials, some changes were made in the Plan, whereupon it received Board approval. The […]

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