Results tagged with 'riverwest'
Published March 19, 2015
The Uptowner was packed and not just for a late Sunday afternoon. Jock Jams blared from the speakers, and anticipation was in the air. On two TVs at separate ends of the bar, the Wisconsin-Michigan State game was coming down to the wire. But that wasn't the contest the excited and eager crowd was here to see. No, the main event was the Uptowner's third annual beard competition.
Published Jan. 27, 2015
Tuberculosis isn't particularly feared today, but in the 19th century, it was one of the leading causes of death. The infection rate was close to 100 percent in major cities. If your infection developed into active tuberculosis - also called "consumption" - you faced a 20 percent chance of surviving. It was a terrifying, highly contagious and nearly untreatable disease, and it reached epidemic proportions in Milwaukee.
Published Jan. 16, 2015
In the winter between 1900 and 1901, a pitched battle erupted on the frozen Milwaukee River above the North Avenue dam between enraged ice harvesters and the equally violent crew of a steam-powered launch. The newspapers called it "The Ice War." On a section of river that has witnessed many strange things over the years, the ice war was perhaps the strangest.
Published Dec. 23, 2014
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has designated four more neighborhoods as part of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative: Harambee, Riverwest, Kinnickinnic River Neighborhoods (KK River) and Polonia, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
Published Dec. 13, 2014
Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at a young age, Milwaukee singer and songwriter Ben Cervenka knew the disease would someday take his life. And so - from a place of humor and reverence - he threw "another year I didn't die" parties on his birthday. Cervenka passed away in October so this year, his friends and family are throwing the party.
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BLOCK PARTY!!Join us for an afternoon of promoting and advocating for local, conscientious, and sustainable living with a focus on local music, businesses, and community organizations. Followed by a group community cleanup by an freeway exit ramp TBA -lets give people a better first impressi...
"Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries." - Mark Twain
Civilization is a bunch of bull.
Especially the media.
Why do I have to see so many Bald Eagles, Star Spangled Banners, Lynyrd Skynyrd links and Don't Tread On Me Flags...
July 11, 2011 Students in Milwaukee's Marquette Campus were attacked by a mob of up to 15 youths, who I will guess right now were black, the mob shoved them to the ground and robbed them. That was the 2nd incident that day in the area and both attacks seemed to have the same desc...
"They just said, ' Oh, white girl bleeds a lot!' ", according to Shaina Perry, a young white woman who was attacked by a gang of black youths at Kilbourn Reservoir Park after fireworks Saturday night, July 2. Perry was among several white victims who were injured ...
Finding a new restaurant that won't break the bank can be a tough task. So when good friends of ours suggested we try centro café in Riverwest (808 E. Center Street, next door to Fuel Café), we took their advice-and took them with us. When you walk through the door at centro you're ...
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