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9 cat questions my 7-year-old asked our vet

My 7-year-old daughter is a big fan of cats, and not coincidentally, she's a big fan of our veterinarian, Dr. Becky Banks, from the Small Animal Hospital. In honor of OnMeowaukee Cat Week - and Becky and Mara's friendship - my daughter prepared nine questions about cats for Dr. Banks, which I shared with Becky over coffee. Here they are, in Mara's own words.

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A Sea of White: The Oscars and Lack of Representation

By Sierra Wolff Jada Pinkett-Smith. Will Smith. Spike Lee. Mark Ruffalo. These are just a few names on an increasing list of celebrities boycotting this year's Academy Awards. For the second straight year, the Academy has no nominations for people of color in the big categories. The Academy itself has a historic background lacking in [...] The post A Sea of White: The Oscars and Lack of Representation appeared first on Media Milwaukee.

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Kesslers Diamonds opens in Downtown tomorrow

Kesslers Diamonds opens in Downtown tomorrow

The new Kesslers Diamonds store in Downtown Milwaukee opens Friday, Oct. 2, at 450 E. Mason St.  It's the first non-suburban store for the company, which operates five other diamond centers in Wisconsin, and also will open its first out-of-state store in metropolitan Grand Rapids, Mich., in November. The Downtown store occupies 2,200 square feet [...]

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Williams Bat eats
Everyone and his mother has been to Lake Geneva. But its neighbor to the west on the north shore of Geneva Lake deserves attention, too. Williams Bay also has a number of good dining spots - more than I even list here - and here are six of them, plus a bonus two in nearby Lake Geneva to check out while you're in the neighborhood.
Bike Fed Classics Ride
Wisconsin Bike Fed has organized three rides starting in mid-March to get you out of the gate and into the saddle as soon as possible, and they're cleverly modeled after the European Classics. These rides take to the back roads of Wisconsin and travel to Paris, Rome, Belgium, and Denmark, all without leaving this beautiful state.
Newski's new EP
Milwaukee's globe-trotting troubadour Brett Newski went to South Africa, wrote some songs and came back home to record them with no less than Victor DeLorenzo. The result is a five-song disc called the "Hi-Fi D.I.Y." EP. We asked him about the new record.
Annette Hoyt Flanders
The drawings Milwaukee landscape architect Annette Hoyt Flanders created for the Maryland Avenue School are works of art. What became of these plans and the roughly three-acre site on the city's East Side?