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1. 6 keys to starting a garden
When it comes to starting a garden, here are six keys that will help you on your journey in gardening.
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2. Safe & Sound announces selection of eight priority neighborhoods
After a year-long strategic planning process and deliberate analysis of Milwaukee's neighborhoods, Safe & Sound is excited to publically announce its new priority neighborhoods.
3. Growing your gardening seed knowledge
For gardeners, beginner or advanced, there are many types of seeds to pick from each spring. With all those different varieties, they all fall into three different categories: heirloom, organic and hybrid. When you see this on a seed package, you may wonder what they mean and is one better than the other. The answer is really based on what your intentions are.
4. Public input sought on parks topics
Parks Director John Dargle, Jr. invites the public to share opinions on Parks topics--from beer gardens to volunteering -- in a series of public input sessions the last week of February.
5. I almost forgot to write this blog
I will embarrassingly admit that I started this piece a while back, saved it and then never even recalled its creation or need for completion until I was opening another document and stumbled upon "Blog Memory."
6. DPW resumes garbage and recycling collection
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has resumed garbage and recycling collections on Wednesday, Feb. 4, following a 48-hour snow emergency.
7. How many photos are too many?
I remember helping a friend out in college after his grandmother died, and one of our tasks was going through her old photos and deciding what to keep and what to toss. This was a really sad task, and I felt like I was intruding on someone's life, throwing away memories that meant nothing to me. What will it be like for our generation?
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8. Moore's statement against attacks to reproductive health
Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore offered a motion to recommit to H.R. 7, the "No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act." The motion would prohibit any violation of the medical privacy of a woman regarding her personal choice of health insurance coverage, including victims of rape and incest. The Congresswoman released the following statement.
9. Changes to city ordinance addressing snowy, icy sidewalks now in effect
Property owners in the City of Milwaukee are advised that a city ordinance amendment concerning sidewalk snow and ice removal took effect on Jan. 20, 2015.
10. Packers tight end Quarless battles hunger
Andrew Quarless caught a touchdown and helped the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, and on Tuesday he will do his part to to defeat hunger. At 10 a.m., Quarless, along with representatives from Walmart and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, will meet at the Walmart Super Center at 6300 W. Brown Deer Rd. in Brown Deer to host the Defeat Hunger Bowl kickoff event.
11. #wewant: Inbox Zero
Email is great, but don't let it rule your brain! Here are a few tools to help you tame your unruly inbox.
12. South Side Business Improvement District begins operations
Businesses, property owners and civic leaders are proud to announce that beginning in 2015, the City of Milwaukee's newest Business Improvement District will begin enhancing the S. 13th St. and W. Oklahoma Ave area.
13. Farewell, Facebook!
I'm going to tell you how I really feel and then, I'm going to actually do something about it
14. West Side skating rink taking shape
A new skating rink in Center Street Park on the border between Wauwatosa and Enderis Park is coming along nicely.
15. The different versions of me
I remember back in college, I came to the realization that several different versions existed of me. Those different versions of me continue to this day, but nowhere are they more pronounced than on social media. I embraced Twitter long before Facebook and Instagram, but now active on all three, you'll experience a totally different Andy Tarnoff if you only look in one place.
16. MCTS introduces new MetroEXpress bus service and associated route changes
On Sunday, Jan. 18, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS)will add three new bus routes, including two new MetroEXpress routes, in addition to a few route modifications.
17. Common Council approves Milwaukee Promise funding for city neighborhoods
The Milwaukee Common Council may have held over making a decision on the Milwaukee Streetcar until 2015 in yesterday morning's meeting, but it did approve a recommendation from the Community and Economic Development Committee to allocate $300,000 of Community Development Block Grant funding to the Milwaukee Promise initiative.
18. A Movember prostate cancer Q&A
Since we're nearing the end of Movember I asked an expert at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin a few questions about prostate cancer.
19. Volunteers out this Saturday to promote spotting and reporting animal abuse
On Saturday, Oct. 25, volunteers will head to four Milwaukee-area off-leash dog exercise areas at 10 a.m. through noon to hand out branded tennis balls, bandanas and food dishes and, most importantly, spread the message about the importance of reporting animal abuse.
20. "Building Opportunity for Boys and Men of Color" conference
The Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee announced today that Leon Andrews and Eric Grimes, national leaders in the work to address racial disparities and develop black male achievement initiatives, will speak at its 2014 conference, "Building Opportunity for Boys and Men of Color." The conference will be held on Oct. 30.
21. Pulaski Park fall cleanup and tour
A fall cleanup, planting a rain garden, and a tour of Pulaski Park are featured activities during Pulaski Park Cleanup, a day of community revitalization, Saturday, Oct, 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Event organizers invite people of all ages and abilities to participate. Gloves and other cleanup supplies will be provided. Pulaski Park is located at 2677 S. 16th St.
22. Facial hair fundraiser benefits local cancer care services
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph's Hospital and the West Bend School District are partnering to ask men to "Be Aware! Grow Some Hair" to raise awareness for prostate and other male cancers. Money raised from the campaign will benefit the Kraemer Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital.
23. Community Connections Small Grants Program funds 13 neighborhood projects
Through the Community Connections Small Grants Program, developed through a partnership of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Foundation and Zilber Family Foundation, 13 resident-led groups are getting a boost to strengthen the neighborhoods in which they live.
24. Your light is green, but my signal says walk
You're sitting at a red light waiting for it to turn. Yes, you may turn right on this red (at most intersections). But, once it turns green you must yield to the pedestrians who have a walk signal and are quickly scurrying across the street.
25. Schaefer paves roads to recovery
September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and in an effort to gain more of an understanding about addiction and recovery, Lindsay Garric sat down with recorvery expert Kevin Schaefer to shatter some of the stereotypes about the disease.