Brady Street Artisan Food Festival

copy & photos by Tim Lambrecht For those who are picking up this issue early, here’s what’s going on at the Brady Street Artisan Food Festival on July 30. The festival runs from 10 am to 10 pm, and is a celebration of local and regional agriculture, arts and crafts. A partnership with the Michael […]

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Luv II Sew

by Ellen Warren, photo by Kurt Johnson Debbie Moffett’s face lights up when she talks about sewing. “I LOVE to sew!” she bubbles. Not only does she love it, she’s a whiz at it. And she’ll take on just about any challenge you can give her. Great service and work at a reasonable price. Only […]

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Jim Albrecht

by Ellen C.Warren, photograph by Kurt Johnson If Riverwest ever starts its own historical society, they may find Jim Albrecht’s memory to be their greatest asset. Talking with him is like taking several giant steps back into a time when life was simpler, but brimming over. The streets of his youth were lined with flourishing […]

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Review: RNA Web Site and Notice Boards

by America Masaros I recently stopped by the new Riverwest Neighborhood Association web site (at This is an excellent neighborhood resource, offering free local classified ads, local news in real time, and tools to communicate with your neighbors. If you haven’t been by, check it out! When I first visited the page, I was […]

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Fifth Annual Umali Awards Roundup: Sarah Buccheri wins most DIWITTYs

story by Jason Hart, photo by Renato Umali The Jody Monroe gallery was packed with people wearing suits and dresses, anticipation was high, and the conversation buzzed with speculation as the fifth annual Umali awards began July 22 on Center Street in Riverwest. Renato Umali, a Milwaukee-based artist, musician, and self-described obsessivecompulsive record keeper, started […]

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