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Children’s Summer Activities

Children’s Outing Association (COA) Camp Helen BrachmanA great residential camp for Riverwest Youth, located in Central Wisconsin approximately 3 hours from Milwaukee. For ages 8-15 years, cost is $600 per session (includes transportation, meals, lodging, insurance, activities, arts & crafts, swimming, canoeing and workshops). Scholarships Available! Call 263-8383. Session 1: June 28-July 8Session 2: July […]

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Beatnik Beat: A Riverwest Rambler

by William Morder Days and months are travellers of eternity. So are the years that pass by. Those who steer a boat across the sea, or drive a horse over the earth till they succumb to the weight of years, spend every minute of their lives travelling. There are a great number of ancients, too, […]

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A New Educational Tool for the Urban Ecology Center: Alternatively Fueled Vans!

Thanks to the generosity of Wisconsin Energy Corpor-ation, a small grant from the state, and a discount from Hall Chevrolet, soon you will see two brand new vans circulating in the neighborhood. These vans will look much like any van from the outside, but an astute observer will notice something interesting. Where the spare tire is normally stored is an extra fuel tank and on the side of the van there is not one gas cap but two!

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Ask the Ecologist:

by Belle Bergner Q: Is ethanol really an environmentally sound alternative to regular car fuel? A: There are four main ecological issues with ethanol: the energy, water consumption, and land required to produce ethanol are the three major impacts on the production side, and the greenhouse gas emissions coming out of the tailpipe is the […]

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Alliance Asks for Creative Solutions To County Budget

by Karen Royster In August, the county leaders announced that there could be severe cuts in parks, swimming pools, bus service, programs for the poor, and transportation for people with disabilities as well as elimination of cleaning and maintenance in many county buildings. Shortly after this announcement, 32 organizations and religious groups came together to […]