Center St. Daze is coming up – the last street party of the season. There are several opportunies to join in on the Fall Fun, so read on…
by Tanya Cromartie-Twaddle / photo by Tess Reiss
Even the ugliest things in this world serve a purpose. RAM’s pathetic attempt to incite unrest, fear, and racial division served a higher good. The race war didn’t happen. There are too many good souls in Riverwest. We know better. This ugly episode has brought many diverse members of our community closer together. Several of us are having the much-needed sensitive conversations, taking action, and committing ourselves to improving the quality of life in our neighborhood for ALL.
by Eryn Moris / photographs by Peter DiAntoni
Mel Fleming decided to create an organization for kids in Riverwest to help them get involved in skateboarding regardless of their financial limitations. One of her primary motivations for starting the organization was regret. “It was really amazing, because I had struggled with a lot of things in the past. So many experiences I’ve had weren’t even close to as healing as skateboarding was.”
A visit to the new skateboard/hip-hop clothing store UPROCK on a hot summer’s night found two of the three store owners, Matt Nowak and Jason Francis, minding the store and acting the part of big brothers to several younger kids in for a game of a chess, a free video game, and to hear what the DJ was spinning.