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Making Paddy McFest: The creation of the iconic Irish Fest leprechaun logo

Published Aug. 8, 2015

As the 35th anniversary of Irish Fest approaches, one icon that is hard to escape in Milwaukee - and in many ways nationally - is its official logo: the smiling leprechaun known today as Paddy McFest. But Paddy's development, like other symbols of the Fest, did not come easily, since within the Irish community - and certainly within Ireland - there has long been debate on the way the country and its culture are presented to the world at large.


Milwaukee festival guide

Published May 23, 2015

A summer in Milwaukee isn't complete without attending a festival or two. Loaded with live music performances, tasty food from local venues, children's activities and refreshing beverages, this list of cultural, art, music and food festivals will guarantee some long days and nights of fun in Milwaukee's summer sun.


Williams' death puts depression, mental illness in spotlight

Published Aug. 13, 2014

Robin Williams' death has done a couple of things in the last 72 hours, including taking a deeper look at his work on television, in film and on the stand-up state. But it also put a spotlight on depression and mental illness.

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A Fun Free Friday

Friday August 14th, 2009 - Brookfield, WI   I’m at a crossroads. This has been a difficult week and I need to handle things delicately to play my politics right. I’ve never been good at that before so hopefully I can reverse the trend. I don’t want to step on any toes ...

The Dangers of Being an Erin at Irish Fest

Irish Fest is Milwaukee's best festival. Of course I am biased as I've always had an unnatural affinity for the 25% of me that hails from the Green Isle and a regret at never becoming one of those cute Irish dancing girls.Unfortunately I've only made it to Irish Fest twice in the eight years I ha...

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