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Milwaukee: A Melting Pot

Milwaukee: A Melting Pot History The name Milwaukee comes from the Native American tribes that originally inhabited this area, including the Menominee, Potawatomi and Ojibwe. They are responsible for the strange names of many streets and suburbs that confuse visitors, like Kinnickinnic, Waukesha and Muskego. French fur traders were the first Europeans to settle here [...]

Volunteer at Pathfinder’s Youth...

Volunteer at Pathfinder’s Youth Shelter Photo by Nomadic Lass If you’re looking for a place to volunteer on the east side of Milwaukee, WI and you’re interested in reading about my volunteering experience at Pathfinders Youth Shelter, read on! “For many young people, maps to guide them to a successful future are often difficult to find. Choosing the right path is a challenge. Wrong [...]

Wayward Kitchen Co.: New Restaurant &...

Wayward Kitchen Co.: New Restaurant & Bar in Walker’s Point! The Notorious P I G Walker’s Point, also known as the Fifth Ward, is a neighborhood that lies south of the Third Ward and the eastern part of the River Valley. It’s lack of major gentrification and little bit of grit is one of the great things that gives it that special character. The only places that are being revamped for condo [...]

Martin Short Helps Raise Money for MA...

Martin Short Helps Raise Money for MACC Hosting Broadway on Broadway (2006) “Someone once asked me what was the weirdest question I was ever asked. And I was stymied.” -Martin Short The Canadian American actor and comedian Martin Short is known for being a former cast member of SNL, having appearances in several movies, TV shows, and stage productions, and for his witty [...]

Milwaukee History: The “Bridge ...

Milwaukee History: The “Bridge Wars” Milwaukee, Wisconsin New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s little bridge scandal made me laugh at human behavior. Of all the scandals we hear about, this is at least, in part, among the more humorous ones in my opinion. The political equivalent of hiding all your husbands socks or replacing all the regular coffee grounds with decaf before your [...]

Wheatgrass at Outpost Natural Foods

Wheatgrass at Outpost Natural Foods Drink a shot every morning! I love to learn about the unique health benefits that certain foods can provide! This subject became even more interesting to me when I was working at Outpost Natural Foods Co-op in Milwaukee, WI. Sometimes its where you get your food that makes all the difference in your health and lifestyle. There you can order s [...]

Milwaukee Band Spotlight On: Midwest ...

Milwaukee Band Spotlight On: Midwest Death Rattle Midwest Death Rattle Midwest Death Rattle may sound like the name of a goth or metal band. But the group’s energetic live shows and infectious indie pop certainly belie gloom and doom. Singer and guitarist Nick Perow described Midwest Death Rattle as having “the spirit of a Halloween mask.” The name, he said, came to him in [...]

Sweet Treats At Miss Cupcake

Sweet Treats At Miss Cupcake   photo by My two vices in life are coffee and sweets, particularly chocolate. If I don’t have either for an extended period of time, I’m not a happy camper. Today, I searched my apartment in vain for a bag of Christmas peppermint bark to complement my afternoon cup of coffee. I thought about going t [...]

“Owl Prowls” this weekend...

“Owl Prowls” this weekend in Franklin! photo by Greyloch Last night, while reading on my couch in the living room, I heard an owl hoot outside. This is such a rare experience for me, that I was immediately intrigued. But looking out the window, I couldn’t find it. It was too dark. Their calls remind me the one from old, scary movies, so it must have been a great horned owl. [...]

Quote of the Day

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy

Odd Fact of the Day

Steve Jobs had a high school GPA of 2.65.