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Super Heroes

On Sunday, September 15, the clouds were grey and there was a light mist of rain. In the afternoon, I had a visitor. I can’t reveal his real name, but he is familiar to many people as the red-cowled “Real Life Superhero” known as the Watchman. It was a great moment when I handed the Watchman a copy of my finished book, Heroes in the Night. On the first page I had written an inscription — “To the Watchman — Thank you for sharing the adventure of your life.”

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Holton Youth Center Faces Transition

“The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee has made a difficult decision to close the Holton Youth Center.  We do not have a definite date set for the closing, but know that it will come in early 2008. We had originally set a date for April 1, 2008, but will remain flexible in the hopes that we can find another organization that can take over the building and continue to serve the youth of the neighborhood.” 

The first paragraph of the Feb. 23 press release from the YMCA outlines the present situation. But there is a long and complex relationship between Holton Youth Center and Riverwest that predates the YMCA’s involvement.

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MIAD and Riverwest – An Ongoing Connection

by Jan Christensen MIAD faculty member and Riverwest resident Jennifer Geigel Mikulay is making a mark in the public art scene. She teaches an Art in Public Places sculpture class at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in the Third Ward. Recently her class completed a project in partnership with the Friends of the […]