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Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.

The Little Engine that Could Gift Shoppe Might Need Neighborly Boost

The Gift Shoppe, Cudahy, Packard Avenue, street construction, Landmark Credit Union

 Based on the number of South Shore-area yards that sport spinners, banners, wind chimes and other orrnaments that obviously came from Cudahy's The Gift Shoppe on Packard Avenue, lots of folks will find the following message I received from Gift Shoppe owner Judy Carlin of interest:

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A Lake & Wildlife Lead Poisoning Issue

Betsy Abert, Friends of Grant Park, south Milwaukee, Milwaukee County supervisors, Parks Energy & Environment Committee, Urban Milwaukee, Rick Kaiser, Cudahy Sportsmans Club, Gerry Broderick, Khalif Rainey, Jason Haas, Deanna Alexander, Steve Taylor, Anthony Staskunas, Martin Weddle, Pat Jursik

 Betsy Abert of South Milwaukee and a member of "Friends of Grant Park" is asking for South Shore residents to contact Milwaukee County supervisors who are on the Parks, Energy & Environment Committee prior to their meeting tomorrow morning at which they will consider the Cudahy Sportsmans Club's lease renewal at Warnimont Park. Here is Betsy's request and a link to the Urban Milwaukee op-ed How a Gun Club Pollutes Lake Michigan, which is at

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South Shore Y Closing: Immeasurable Community Loss

South Shore YMCA, South Milwaukee, Cudahy

The South Shore YMCA parking lot is jammed these days, so full sometimes it's hard to find a spot to park. Inside, the place would be the envy of just about any business owner. People are everywhere. Parents with small children who are enrolled in classes, youths playing basketball, seniors swimming and exercising in the pools, physical therapy patients sitting in the whirlpool, a whole range of ages from young teens to octagenarians in the Wellness Center using cardiovascular and weight machines, lifting freeweights and stretching on floor mats. And those are just the areas I know about. There might be, and most likely are, other areas and facilities in the building I don't know about.

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"Six Appeal" at SMPAC on Jan. 17

Rotary Club of Mitchell Field, Six Appeal, South Milwaukee Performing ArtsCenter

A very special concert is coming to the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center this weekend.
Popularized by TV shows like "Glee" and "The Sing-Off," and movies like "Pitch Perfect," a cappella music has swept the country! It's hot and it’s fun! This Rotary Club of Mitchell Field fundraiser will bring the professional, touring a cappella band Six Appeal to the beautiful PAC for one show on Saturday January 17th, 2015 at 7:30PM. Ticket prices and packages are: Adults--$19 in advance, $24 at the door. Seniors and students--$15 in advance, $18 at the door. Children 6 and under -- free but still need a ticket. (Please call the box office  at 414-766-5049 to place your order if you plan to bring a child 6 or under.) listed in the attached poster.
The show will open with numbers prepared by select local student groups who’ve spent the day in vocal workshops hosted by the band! After intermission Six Appeal will take the stage and rock the house with their vivid musical style, unmatched energy and playful charm. This award-winning band has mastered a range of styles including pop, country, classic rock, jazz and R&B . They grabbed the national TV spotlight last year as halftime performers at the Sugar Bowl!
Many thanks to our sponsor Landaas and Company Investments for helping bring this special treat to a cappella fans all over Southeast Wisconsin! 

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Clay Matthews vs. Six Appeal?

Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers, Six Appeal, Pitch Perfect 2, South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, Peter May

 If Green Bay Packers inside lineback Clay Marrhews and some of his teammates were to have an a cappella singoff against Minnesota-based vocal band Six Appeal, who would win?

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