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May 14-16 PROJECT Q: Young Womyns Empowerment Conference. THRU May 28 Hotcakes Gallery: Sweet Home Chicago. THRU JUNE 6 MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM: Slipware Traditions. 1 SATURDAY ANODYNE COFFEE: Open Mic. 7-10 PM. Saturdays. BREMEN CAFE: Sawdust Symphony. $5. CIRCLE A: Psychephonic Psaturday w/ Krautzeit! THE COFFEEHOUSE: Waking Maggie. $4. 8 PM. GREAT LAKE ZEN […]

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An Ounce of Prevention: The Facts on Heartworm Disease

Ten-inch worms that set up housekeeping in the arteries of the heart and lungs cause heartworm disease in dogs, and it strikes many beloved family pets in our area each year. The disease is spread by mosquitoes, and no dog is out of its reach in the U.S. Though the heaviest infection rates are along the Mississippi River and its tributaries, heartworm is found in all 50 states. Southeastern Wisconsin is a high infection area.

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The Best Fest in Riverwest!

by Tess Reiss Locust St. Festival, voted “Best Neighborhood Festival” in 2001 and 2002 by Shepherd Express readers, kickstarts the summer season on Sunday, June 8. It gets off to a running start with the traditional 1.8 mile Beer Run/Walk. Alderman Mike D’Amato does the honors at the Start Line on Locust and Booth, when […]

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Clinton Clay

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss / photo by Peter Di Antoni

Clinton Clay was born in Mississippi and raised in the streets. He has bounced around from town to town, but somehow, after all these years, he ended up in Riverwest. It feels like home. The 76-year-old Clay puffs on cigarettes as he talks from his “office” at a table in Onopa. “The most beautiful women in the world are here!” he says of Riverwest, looking out the big windows. It’s a topic he likes to come back to. “And they all are friendly!” he says.