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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 Gift Shoppe is Open, with (Pretty) Easy Access!

The Gift Shoppe, Judy Carlin, street construction, Packard Avenue

Here's a Packard Avenue construction update from Cudahy's The Gift Shoppe owner Judy Carlin: 

This is what Packard Avenue looks like in front of the store this morning!! 


The GOOD NEWS is we still have sidewalks!!

Parking is available in our Parking Lot we share with Landmark and also
along Barnard Avenue.  There are also three spaces up on the lot directly 
behind our alley and, of course, the Library Parking Lot.

The sidewalk on the north side of Landmark is torn up, but they
have closed Lane One of the Drive Through to accommodate our
customers walking in from the alley area - so you can walk
along the side of the building to our front sidewalk safely.


As far as getting to the store 

From the south on Packard you can
turn l
 eft onto Library Drive and turn right into the alley behind us or
park in the Library Parking Lot.

From the north - you can hit Layton Avenue off of Kinnickinnick
and follow our signs in on either Sweet Applewood Drive or Kingan Avenue.

From the west - stay on Layton Avenue and turn right on either
Sweet Applewood Drive or Kingan Avenue - follow our signs.

At this writing both Barnard Avenue and Layton Avenue are 
open to traffic going east and west.

This will be a difficult period, but with your support, we'll survive!!

Come and see our new

You can enter to win anything you want
from The Gift Shoppe if you purchase
your Mother's Day Gift(s) from us...let us
gift wrap it FREE for you as well.

Judy Carlin
4805 South Packard Avenue
Cudahy, WI   53110
Don't forget Judy and the Shoppe for Memorial Day and Fourth of July decor!

Spinners and Banners and Chimes Still Flutter, Jingle and Fly. Come By!

The Gift Shoppe, Judy Carlin, wind garden, Country Flower Shop, Landmark ATM, Cudahy Family Library

 Packard Avenue might be closed, the The Gift Shoppe isn't! 

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What a Crazy, Zany, Eclectic Gala!

South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, South Milwaukee High School, SMHS Alumni String Ensemble, Rachel Sorce, Rosie

Who would've thunk it. But then, why not?

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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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