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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

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1. "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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Milwaukee Fire Department and others announce plans for Sept. 11 tributes
With the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks tomorrow, the Milwaukee Fire Department and several local leaders announced their plans this morning to pay tribute to the lives tragically lost 13 years ago.
8. 11 things to do in Milwaukee after Labor Day
Labor Day is one of the saddest holidays of the year since in this neighborhood it means the end of summer. But that doesn't mean there isn't anything to do.
Tagged with: labor day holidays
9. Gunn serves as honorary chair for 2014 AIDS Walk Wisconsin
AIDS Walk Wisconsin, a fundraiser and 5K run on Milwaukee's Lakefront on Oct. 12, has announced that Emmy award-winning television host and fashion guru Tim Gunn will serve as its 2014 Honorary Chair.
10. South Shore Park on tap for clean up
Late Wednesday afternoon, representatives from MillerCoors, Milwaukee County Parks, UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences and Milwaukee County held a press conference, announcing new initiatives, and namely a new $500,000 contribution from MillerCoors, to clean up South Shore Park.
11. Time is not irrelevant for this Facebook group
Groups exist on Facebook for bands of all genres, for people who love cats (like, a lot a lot) and for parents in search of advice or cyber shoulders to cry on. Hence, it's almost - almost - not surprising that there's a group dedicated to posting the correct time. (By the way, it's 10:14 a.m.)
12. Milwaukee provides a fantastic home for four-legged furry friends
Let's talk about our fur babies. Those four legged creatures - be they cat, dog, guinea pig, or mouse - we have a deep love for them.
13. 9Rounds is kicking my butt
I can't tell you what the last boxing match I watched was. The sport's just not on my radar. But, the exercise value associated with the sport? Sign me up. But don't call it kickboxing. It's not even really boxing. Just call it 9Rounds Fitness.
14. Someone please take the scissors out of my snip-happy hands
In my eternal battle of "Bangs or Botox," bangs won yet again after months of growing out my fringe through every stage of awkwardness.
Tagged with: haircut siblings fashion Botox
15. These men's swingers ads from the '60s are horrifying
Retronaut is the time capsule of the Internet that shows us what life was like before we were born. Starting from the early 15th century and spanning over 400 years of history, Retronaut showcases photographs of some the strangest aspects of yesteryear. By far, one of the most peculiar set of photos is a collection of men's swinger ads from the '60s. Each one of these guys looks like they belong on a sex offender mega-list.
Tagged with: Retronaut sex swingers
16. My pain, your problems
July 5 marked the two-year anniversary of my brother's death. Two years I've spent without my best friend by my side watching TV and eating fast food. It's awful, but I'll always think of it as the turning point in my life and the tragedy that made me who I am today. I'm fine nowadays. Fine enough, at least.
Tagged with: grieving sympathy
17. How to change your birthday
Over the weekend, a friend posted a picture on social media that was taken at her birthday dinner with the caption "Birthday drinks with the birthday girls." I was tagged in this photo on Facebook and it has resulted in yet another episode of "everything happens for a reason."
18. Yo app will destroy us all
I spent a week on Yo, yo-ing to all the friends of mine who'd downloaded the app. Both of them. Here's how to use it: download, choose a user name, sign in, enter your phone number, wait for Yo to message you a code (no, the message isn't "Yo," much to my dismay), enter the code, find your friends, add your friends, and send them yo. Got all that? Cool.
Tagged with: YO social media texting
19. MACC Fund donations bring its total contributions to over $50 million
The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., will contribute $1.2 million on Monday to its three beneficiaries, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. These research contributions will take the total of the MACC Fund's contributions since its inception in 1976 to over $50 million.
20. Health care is due for next disruption
Kay Plantes, an MIT-trained economist, author and expert on business model innovation, recently predicted the next big wave of innovation in health care.
21. Where were you during the O.J. chase?
I remember exactly where I was 20 years ago today, the night O.J. Simpson captivated the entire nation with his slow-speed chase through Los Angeles. I was at Hooters.
22. Milwaukee pride shines brightly
As hundreds of people went to the courthouse to embrace their right to get married and I see the efforts Pride Milwaukee has gone through to make sure we have this right, it makes me think of the pride that Milwaukeeans have in their city.
23. Should DPW tow your car if you show up before the vehicle is hooked?
Will the city still allow you to move your vehicle if you show up before it is towed?
24. Missouri nursery donates more than 4,000 fruit trees to Growing Power
This week, Growing Power, 5500 W. Silver Spring Dr., is headed to Missouri's Stark Bro's Nurseries to pick up more than 4,000 donated fruit trees that will be planted on empty lots in the City of Milwaukee.
25. Time to end readers comments?
If you ever want to see the worst people in the world, just scroll down to the bottom of stories on CNN.com or Yahoo News. No matter what the subject of the article, the anonymous trolls will be there, spewing hate, racism, right- and left-wing political crazy talk, and the worst grammar and spelling on the Internet.