Posted inNeighbor Spotlight

Neighbor Spotlight – Jeff Poniewaz


by Ellen C. Warren, photo provided by J. Poniewaz


Interviewing Milwaukee’s new Poet Laureate at the Urban Ecology Center is perfect. Not only is Jeff Poniewaz considered an eco-poet and a nature poet (he differentiates between the two in that the former carries a message, a call to action), he also sat on the original board of directors of the Riverside Nature Center which eventually morphed into the Urban Ecology Center. Quite at home, he exhibits pride in the place where, until recently, he taught his UWM course, “Literature of Ecological Vision.”



Posted inFurther Down Stream

Further Down Stream June 2013

Power Down Week, July 7-14

by Zahner of Transition Milwaukee

“Reduce your carbon footprint and do it together!”

Transition Milwaukee will host the fourth annual Power Down Week, a series of events held throughout the city designed to build community while using less energy. From July 7 through July 14, individuals and organizations will participate in teaching do-it-yourself skills and workshops that incorporate less reliance on fossil fuels. Last year neighborhoods hosted a “kalegate” party, clothing swap, general fix-it gathering, honey-tasting, contra dance, homemade personal care products workshop, and many other group gatherings.


Posted inNeighborhood News

Door County Sled Dogs

by Janice Christensen  Photos provided by Door County Sled Dogs Meet & Greet the Door County Sled Dogs!   Saturday Feb. 4, 3pm at RRF’s Gateway Park  

Off Humboldt & Commerce St. on Riverboat Road  Free!  
Don’t miss this great event as the sled dogs arrive in their little custom bus, ready to provide a great Winter experience. These extra special dogs are a recreational mushing team made up of ten rescued Siberian Huskies, two very special Alaskan Huskies, and their two mushers, Bonnie Ulrich and Rick Desotelle.

Cuddle up with the pups, learn about good pet care, obedience training tips, and the sport of DOG SLEDDING with plenty of time for questions, answers, and fabulous photo opportunities!