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Neighbor Spotlight: Nik Bastman

October is Nik Bastman’s favorite month. That will be obvious if you look at his arm on the front page. Of course the arm is attached to Nik all year long, celebrating fall colors, bats, pumpkins, ghosts and other delightful and slightly scary things throughout the year. That is just his right arm. I will discuss his left arm later.

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The Bridge Is Back!

By Jim Loew, Photo from City of Milwaukee

by Jim Loew

The long nightmare is over!  The construction on the Humboldt Avenue Bridge is complete.  Hop in your cars, grab your bikes, throw the kids in the stroller.  Drive across, ride across, walk across.  The bridge is finally open! 

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Glorioso’s On Brady

by Catherine Jozwik 

Glorioso’s, the Italian grocery store and East Side favorite for 64 years, is planning to expand and move to a different location.  Luckily for its loyal patrons, Glorioso’s won’t be leaving Brady Street. Its owners have purchased the building that formerly housed the Brady Street Pharmacy and the new store is projected to open in spring 2010. 

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Our Milwaukee • Beans & Barley

by Jim Loew ~photos by Janice Christensen
Amidst a time of many protests and demonstrations — over the war, the evils of big business — sprang a little natural foods store on the
2400 block of North Murray Avenue — where Cory The Bike Fixer sits today — called Beans & Barley. Original owner, Mike Stevens,
opened his store in August 1973 with only about six barrels for bulk food and two coolers.

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Calendar November 2009

November   2009

1 SUNDAY    
RIVERWEST YOGASHALA 731 E Locust First Sunday FREE. 1-2:30PM
2 MONDAY    
HOLY ROSARY CHURCH 2011 N Oakland Job Seekers Prayer Group. 6:30PM
LINNEMAN’S  1001 E Locust Poet’s Monday – 7:30PM / Sigmund Snopek 10PM.  No Cover
RIO WEST CANTINA 2730 N. Humboldt Dia de los Muertos – Dinner & Drink Specials  
ST CASIMIR 2600 N Bremen All Souls Day Mass. 6:30PM
ST MARY CZESTOCHOWA 3055 N Fratney All Souls Day Mass. 7:30AM