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Lots of local businesses have been teaming up with area restaurants to deliver lunches to workers on the front line fighting the coronavirus pandemic and this Saturday, Milwaukee’s Good City Brewing will join in, too.
The brewery and restaurant, launched on Farwell Avenue on the East Side, plans to deliver donated lunches to Columbia St Mary's ICU team, a few blocks away.
Good City employees will also deliver a virtual card via a Seek the Good video, thanking the ICU team for all the good it does in helping ailing Milwaukeans, and they want your help.
Write your own thank you card to healthcare workers, take a picture of the card and upload it to the Facebook event page or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer, you can record a video clip no more than 10 seconds long thanking CSM’s ICU team. Email those to the same address.
Virtual cards must be received by noon on Friday, April 24 to be included in the video for Saturday.
"We'd love to include as many messages as possible," says Good City co-founder David Dupee.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.