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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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“I Got It At Fischberger’s!”

Maybe it was the approaching holidays that seemed to wash the little variety store on Holton St. with the muted nostalgia of the 1950s… that golden time of peace and stability when the wealthiest Americans paid 90 percent of their income in taxes… by Jan Christensen Fischberger’s Variety store does harken back to another time. […]

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Good News on Graffiti Problem

Story & photo by Tim Lambrecht One problem facing Brady Street property owners lately has been an escalation in the amount of graffiti in the area. Recently on the western end of Brady Street, the Pecoraro building and Bosley were tagged. The Pecoraro building was being painted at the time and the vandals were so […]

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Reslem “Mike” Salem

by John Gerlach, photograph by Vince Bushell Ed. Note: Mike Salem is well known in Riverwest as the owneroperator of Sunrise Foods at the corner of Locust and Weil Streets. Recently, reporter John Gerlach had a long conversation with him. Here is Mike’s story, in his own words. I like to hear different opinions, or […]

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A Quest For Quality

By William Morder Chris Chiu defies easy description. He is extraordinarily well read, politically informed, an inspired cook, diligent gardener, social activist, occasional teacher, and, for many years now, my friend. While he is uncomplicated, he has seen and done so much that it boggles the mind. People’s Books was always there — or, was […]