By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 24, 2006 at 5:32 AM

The leaves are a-changin' and you don't have to drive to Door County to get a good glimpse of the reds, oranges and golds. Or do you? Where are some of the best places to check out the fall colors -- either in Milwaukee, near Milwaukee or beyond.

E-mail us at and if picked, we'll post your response next Sunday. Only submissions that include your full name and where you live will be considered.

Last week's question: What is your favorite grocery store?

My favorite is the Milwaukee Public Market. It has a farmer's market with fresh local fruits and vegetables on summer weekends and a great assortment of vendors inside every day. There's an El Rey for fresh corn tortillas, an organic produce stand, a bakery that sells good breads and rolls, and a wide variety of meat and poultry products. It's also certainly the best place to buy fish and seafood in Milwaukee -- the salespeople are knowledgable and friendly and the fish is always excellent.
Michael Newman

Absolutely our favorite grocery store is Sendik's on Downer. We shop at many different groceries, but Sendik's on Downer has the friendliest and most helpful staff, and the best bargains in town -- where else but their morning clearance shelf could you get a big chunk of gourmet cheese for 89 cents, or sweet purple carrots for 59 cents? If you've never tried fresh fennel in a salad, or need a dozen limes to make limeade, or if you want to make your own croutons with designer breads, you can't go wrong by doing your shopping early in the day at Sendik's on Downer. And who can resist it when the check-out staff greets your children by name? Sendik's on Downer is absolutely irreplaceable. We're writing this, by the way, from the other side of the world, in Nanjing, China, where we are spending our sabbatical year.
John and Joyce Tang Boyland (and Peter and Joanna)
Nanjiing, China

I also like there's a dry cleaner & "UPS" store connected to the "Metcalfe's Sentry" on 68th & State Street in Wauwatosa.
Adam Levin

My favorite grocery store is definitely the Riverwest Co-op. It's a place where all kinds of folks from our diverse neighborhood come together. It's explicitly community-focused and has great ideals (member-owned, volunteer-run, not-for-profit). It's a great place to volunteer, I get a good discount and meet new neighbors ... I like it because it's more than just a grocery store- it's a place we own that is a positive force in the neighborhood and a business with morals.
Gibson Caldwell

The new Whole Foods rocks!
Mike Frost
Whitefish Bay

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.