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Washington Park: Neighbors pie=community building

…Community Pie was founded four years ago by Amy Peterson and Jessie Tobin, residents of the Martin Drive neighborhood. The group utilizes the facilities at the Urban Ecology Center, 4515 W. Lisbon Ave., twice a year to bake fruit pies to serve at a Wednesday at the Shell in Washington Park concert in the summer and at Winter Fest in late January. The slices of pie are free.
Peterson and Tobin created the project after visiting Mission Pie in San Francisco, said Janine Arseneau, a Community Pie volunteer since its inception. “Mission Pie is a restaurant that chooses their food sources from local farms in California and they wanted to bring that idea to Milwaukee…”

Washington Park: Neighbors pie=community building

…Community Pie was founded four years ago by Amy Peterson and Jessie Tobin, residents of the Martin Drive neighborhood. The group utilizes the facilities at the Urban Ecology Center, 4515 W. Lisbon Ave., twice a year to bake fruit pies to serve at a Wednesday at the Shell in Washington Park concert in the summer and at Winter Fest in late January. The slices of pie are free.

Peterson and Tobin created the project after visiting Mission Pie in San Francisco, said Janine Arseneau, a Community Pie volunteer since its inception. “Mission Pie is a restaurant that chooses their food sources from local farms in California and they wanted to bring that idea to Milwaukee…”

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lurkhard1: Night explorations.

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#WeWant TOMS, The Normal Heart and more

…If I have heavy use during the day my iPhone battery can wind down by evening. Plugging this baby in works both as a battery and a charger. You charge the Powerocks and you can get two or three full phone charges out of it. Small enough to carry in a purse or man bag with ease…
Get more book, movie, and fashion recommendations inside…

#WeWant TOMS, The Normal Heart and more

…If I have heavy use during the day my iPhone battery can wind down by evening. Plugging this baby in works both as a battery and a charger. You charge the Powerocks and you can get two or three full phone charges out of it. Small enough to carry in a purse or man bag with ease…

Get more book, movie, and fashion recommendations inside…

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17 floors and purple fros.

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Little Amerricka amusement park provides good, old, inexpensive fun

One of the abiding memories of my childhood is of visits to Coney Island. I’ve never been a rollercoaster fan, nor one of gargantuan amusement parks, but I love the small-scale ones and the rides aimed at children the ages of my kids.
So, Little Amerricka, in Marshall — 20 miles northeast of Madison — was a revelation when we discovered it recently. Of course, it’s been there for years and is no secret, but we’d never made the trip before.
Part of the initial lure of Little Amerricka — spelled to reflect the name of the founding Merrick family — is that it is inexpensive. There’s no fee to get into the park…

Little Amerricka amusement park provides good, old, inexpensive fun

One of the abiding memories of my childhood is of visits to Coney Island. I’ve never been a rollercoaster fan, nor one of gargantuan amusement parks, but I love the small-scale ones and the rides aimed at children the ages of my kids.

So, Little Amerricka, in Marshall — 20 miles northeast of Madison — was a revelation when we discovered it recently. Of course, it’s been there for years and is no secret, but we’d never made the trip before.

Part of the initial lure of Little Amerricka — spelled to reflect the name of the founding Merrick family — is that it is inexpensive. There’s no fee to get into the park…

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kenkofoto: Weird Nose 02.

kenkofoto: Weird Nose 02.

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Milwaukee makes new “Underrated but Intriguing” list
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Parking tickets are a nightmare of epic proportions

"…Why would you shop in the City of Milwaukee when all you get is a parking ticket? It is not enforcement anymore is just aggressive tax collection — it’s absurd! There was literally two minutes expiration between the time it expired and when I fed it.
As I fed the meter he was standing in front of me and never said anything. Came back and had a ticket. For a supposedly progressive city this is the most regressive form of tax…”

Parking tickets are a nightmare of epic proportions

"…Why would you shop in the City of Milwaukee when all you get is a parking ticket? It is not enforcement anymore is just aggressive tax collection — it’s absurd! There was literally two minutes expiration between the time it expired and when I fed it.

As I fed the meter he was standing in front of me and never said anything. Came back and had a ticket. For a supposedly progressive city this is the most regressive form of tax…”

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ka-malu: Teeny tiny #TARDIS.

ka-malu: Teeny tiny #TARDIS.

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