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Further Down Stream April 2009

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VIA CRUCIS – The Living Way of the Cross (Via Crucis) will begin at noon on Good Friday, April 10. The solemn procession, with hundreds of people participating, begins at St. Casimir Church on Bremen & Clarke and ends at St. Francis Church on 4th & Brown. A live re-enactment of the final days of Jesus takes place at various locations around Riverwest and along Holton St., with prayers and readings in Spanish and English. Expect some traffic and parking restrictions for a few hours along Holton St. between Clarke & Brown.

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April 2009

CALENDAR April 2009 1 WEDNESDAY Linneman’s 1001 E Locust Acoustic Open Stage – Joe McIlheran 9pm sign-up/ 9:30 start No Cover The Inova/Kenilworth Gallery 2155 N Prospect Jefferson Pinder: “Mule” 7pm UWM Planetarium 1900 E Kenwood Myths of Spring Stars 12:15 – 12:45 pm. 2 THURSDAY Club Timbuktu 520 E Center Salsa Class & Dance […]

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What Happens at the Follies stays at the Follies.

Riverwest. It’s a place like no other, ain’a? Where else in the world could youbegin your Saturday family adventure with Mass and end up at the Art Barwith the Squeezettes and some of the funniest polka dancers on the planet?
And in between you can watch your friends and neighbors entertain and amuseyou in a neighborhood talent show and eat supper from the local food co-op andparish kitchen. If your busy evening of entertainment allows, you could fit in a trystat Milwaukee’s newest make-out bar, Two. Might be crowded at intermission, though– it only holds 38 very friendly customers.

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Further Down Stream April 2008

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The winter of 2007- 2008 went on record as the snowiest of the century when 12.4 inches of snow fell from 6 am on Good Friday, March 21 until Saturday at 4 am. It’s the second highest total in Milwaukee with 96.9” – just behind the top spot of 109.8” in 1885-86.

All of the previous snow had just melted down when the city got socked again on the second day of Spring. If this keeps up, number one is just around the corner!

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20 Years of Lakefront

RIVERWEST has found another excuse to raise a glass of its self-titled beverage. This year is the 20th anniversary of the beer that made a neighborhood famous: Riverwest Stein. Towards the end of 1987, commercial production began at the Lakefront Brewery, an operation that Ann Pogorelc of Tony’s Tavern in Walker’s point still refers to as “the Klisch boys from Riverwest.”

The Klisch boys are the brothers Jim and Russ, a cop and a chemist, both born and raised in Brown Deer, who found themselves as young adults sharing a house at 2951 Bremen Street in the early 80s.