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Holiday Events and Shops


Take the occupy challenge! Make like Santa and fill your pack with books, art, coffee, sugarplums, toys, and baubles from every shop! Reindeer on bicycle sleighs are standing by to carry all your packages.

Beginning Dreams Forever  Black Sheep Studio  Bliffert’s Hardware  Burke Candy  Burleigh Glass

Clarke Foods Dominion Gallery Fischberger’s Variety Store Jazz Art Gallery  Jewel of India

Media Nexxus Peace Action  Pueblo Foods Rauen Guitar   ReThreads Riverwest Co-op  Riverwest Film & Video  

Scarvaci Florist  Smash Wireless  Sunny Days Foodmart  Sunrise Foods Top Star   Truly Spoken Cycle  Woodland Pattern Book Center

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Neighbor Spotlight: Ketiwe Zipperer

by Suzanne Zipperer,

When you become an “elder” in your community, you begin to look around for those members of the next generation who share your values and who can take over some of the community efforts. Riverwest is lucky to be rich with enthusiastic young people who are socially progressive, understand the importance of community service, and bring talent and energy to Milwaukee.


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Revival of Holton Youth Center

The team  ready to bring the new Holton Youth and Family Center tolife (l. to r.): Rafeal Andrews, Executive Director of Minority ChristianCoaches Association (MCCA); Mario Costantini, Board president of the HoltonYouth & Family Center; Linda Wade, Executive Director of Above the Clouds;Torre Johnson, Wisconsin Community Services (back row); Joyce Mallory,Executive Director of Malaika Children’s Center; Victor Barnett, ExecutiveDirector of Running Rebels (back row); Holly Patzer,  Executive DirectorWisconsin Community Services; Clarence Johnson, Wisconsin CommunityServices (back row); Shawn Smith, Wisconsin Community Services.

Holton Youth Center Team

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Neighbor Spotlight: Nathan Moomaw

Nathan Moomaw

by Nick Kotecki, photo by Lisa Marie Knapp

Nathan Moomaw has his hands in the dirt. He runs the show every Sunday at the Riverwest Gardeners Market. He keeps the grounds clean. He coordinates the vendors. He assists customers. He makes sure everyone’s happy, fills the five-gallon jug of ice cold drinking water. He sets up tents and tears them down at the end of the day.

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Further Down Stream March 2009

 NORTHERN LIGHTS – Local musician and producer Paul Setser recently collaborated with Currents publisher Vince Bushell and two UWM students, Ulrike Galasinski and Angel Howman, to produce “Northern Lights,” a halfhour science fiction radio play written in the late 1940s. In addition to directing the talent, adding sound effects, and editing the audio, Setser also provided the original music throughout the show. It’s available on the Riverwest Currents website as a free MP3 download. Go to and click on the “Catching the Wooly Bear by its Tale” article link and follow the directions from there.