On Monday night football 11-6-2017 at the Lambeau field the Packers lose to the Detroit Lions 17 to 30. The new quarter back Brett Hundley got off to a slow start and was moving the ball to quickly. He can make the run but must learn to slide feet first or he may end up injured like Aaron Rodgers. The packer Defense did not show up for Monday night foot ball, Detroit Loins Time of possession by quarter 1st – 4:59 2nd-11:09 3rd- 12:11 and 4th – 8:36 which meant the defense was on the field all night. Father from Nigeria brings his 7 year old son to first Packer Game.
MILWAUKEE, WI — Traditional foods from 21 ethnic groups will again be an essential component of the festival experience at the 74th annual Holiday Folk Fair International, America’s premiere multi-cultural festival, to be held Fri., Nov. 17 – Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, at the State Fair Park Exposition Center in West Allis, Wis.
The World Café offers a wide assortment of delicacies from around the world that are meant to be shared by Folk Fair visitors. The featured food at the event will be bread, with the ethnic groups participating in the café offering items made with a variety of bread types.
The following groups, including the Nepali who are new to the event, will have food booths with an extensive menu (a sampling of the available options are listed) from which attendees will choose:
Arab: Falafel Sandwich, Chicken Curry with Rice, Spinach & Feta Cheese Swirl, and Rolled Grape Leaves.
Bavarian: Schnitzel (Seasoned breaded pork loin), Knoedel (bread dumpling), and Bratwurst (regular or smoked spicy).
Chinese: Spicy Beef with White or Fried Rice, Teriyaki Chicken on a stick, Egg Roll, and Pearl Bubble Tea.
Czech: Hovezi s Koprovou Omackou (Beef with Dill Gravy, Dumplings, and Carrots), Veprova Pecene (Roast Pork with Rye Bread) and Zeli (Sweet Sour Cabbage).
Egyptian: Chicken Kabob with Rice and Salad, Spinach Cheese Pie, Baklava, and Guava Juice.
Filipino: Pancit Sampler, Siopao/Mami, Lumpia Shanghai (pork), and Nagaraya Nuts.
French: Sweet Crepes, including Butter and Sugar; Butter, Sugar, and Lemon; Apricot Jam; Strawberry Jam; and Suzette.
German: Potato Pancakes with Sausage and Applesauce, Smoked Hungarian-style Bratwurst, Seasoned Steak Fries and Dip, Assorted Cookies and Bars, Bienenstich, and Landjaeger.
Greek: Gyros Sandwich, Grecian Fries with Seasoning, Dolmadas (three grape leaves wrapped rice and meat), Lemon Rice Soup, and Kourambiethes (powdered sugar cookies.
Indian: Chicken Tikka Masala with rice, Aloo-Chole with rice, Vegetable Pakora, and Mango Juice.
Irish: Corn Beef Sandwich, Soda Bread, and Mead.
Italian: Rigatoni Pasta with Meatballs and Breadstick, Meatball Sandwich, Lasagna with Breadstick, Assorted Italian Cookies, Cannoli (Regular or Chocolate), and Tiramisu.
Mexican: Tamales with rice, Quesadilla Supreme, Tamale (pork or chicken), Churro (plain, strawberry, or vanilla), and Fruit water.
Native American: Indian Taco, Bison Burger, Corn and Pumpkin Soup, and Wojape (fry bread with fruit toppings).
Nepali: Momo (dumpling), Chow Mein, Dal Bhat Masu (steamed rice and lentils), and Chiya (spiced tea).
Senegalese: Mafe (Peanut Stew with chicken) over white rice, Thiou (Tomato Stew with chicken) over white rice or couscous, Rice and Beans, and Citrus Juice.
Serbian: Walnut Strudel, Apple Tarts, Assorted Cookies, and Palacinke (crepe).
Slovak: Cabbage Roll with Bread, Klobasa Sandwich with Kraut and Pickle, Lentil Soup, and Assorted Bakery.
Thai: Crab Rangoon, Thai Style Chicken Wings, Stir Fry Chicken with Cashews, Volcano Chicken with sautéed vegetable, and Real Young Coconut Juice.
Ugandan: Smoked Grilled Masala chicken legs, Sweet Potato Fries, Jerk Chicken with Rice, Lentil Stew with Rice, and Fresh Mixed Tropical Juices.
Vietnamese: Pork Steam Bun; Banh Mi Sandwich, Veggie eggrolls, Pho Noodle Soup Lotus Cookies, and Boba Tea.
A program of the International Institute of Wisconsin, Holiday Folk Fair International celebrates the cultural heritage of the people living in southeastern Wisconsin. This year’s theme, “Celebrate the Culture of Welcome,” will allow Fair-goers the opportunity to learn the traditions and symbolism of cultures as it relates to welcoming individuals and how it is incorporated into music, food, dance, arts, and crafts.
Special attractions in 2017 include invited international performers and artisans, including those from the Bahamas and Indonesia; the “Images of Liberty” and the “Capture the Spirit of Ramadan” photographic exhibits; the Artisan Corner sponsored by Debra Stefl, featuring guest artists from Alaska and Uzbekistan; the Dirty Kettle Native American interactive display; the Kohl’s Color Wheels display; the Wisconsin Woodturners; a bonsai exhibit; and the annual Naturalization Ceremony on Fri., Nov. 17, at 2:30 p.m.
The three-day event features the All Nations Theater sponsored by Fields Auto Group, with traditional music and dance; the World Café offering traditional dishes; the International Stage where young people perform their ethnic dances; the Tanzhauz (Music Pavilion) presented by Leaf Filter, where attendees dance and sing along with a variety of musical stylings; the Coffee House, sponsored by Renewal by Andersen, where patrons enjoy a beverage and baked goods while listening to talented musicians; Heritage Lane sponsored by Weather Tight, with unique traditions and customs through interactive exhibits; the International Bazaar sponsored by Bath Fitter, where cultural artifacts create a unique shopping experience; and the Callen Construction Chef’s Stage featuring local chefs preparing traditional cuisine, including youth representatives of the American Culinary Federation Chefs of Milwaukee, Inc.
Hours on Fri., Nov. 17 are 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 18; and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 19.
Advance tickets will be sold for $10 each, with family four-packs for $36, and available for purchase online at www.folkfair.org. Admission at the gate will be $12 for adults; $8 for children ages 6 to 12; children under the age of five will be admitted at no charge. Those 62 and over will be admitted for $10, and all military personnel with a military ID card will be admitted free.
St. Mark AME Church will hold its annual Fall Bazaar Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the church, located at 1616 W. Atkinson Ave. The event is sponsored by the Geraldine Bradford Women’s Missionary Society.
Church members and community vendors will be on hand selling their homemade wares. There will also be a thrift store, and a quilting display and more.
It will feature a book signing of “Pillars of Strength, Our Ancestors’ Stories” by Hazel Moore. There will also be information for those interested in doing genealogy research. Attendees will also be able to partake in the food, from Bar-B-Que to homemade bakery.
A portion of the fair’s proceeds will be used to support local, national and international mission projects.
For additional information, please call 562-8030.
MADISON, Wisc., (October 26, 2017) – Halloween is an exciting time of year for many young people, but it also holds its share of hidden dangers, particularly around roadways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that children are four times more likely to be struck by a motor vehicle on Halloween than any other day of the year.
“Safety is a responsibility we all share,” said Nick Jarmusz, director of public affairs for AAA – The Auto Club Group. “A safe Halloween means making yourself visible and exercising caution – both for motorists and pedestrians.”
To help make this a safe Halloween, AAA offers these tips:
- Reduce any distractions inside your car, such as talking on the phone or eating, so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential areas. Children may unexpectedly dart out in the street or from between parked cars.
- Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. In dark costumes, they will be harder to see at night.
- Turn on your headlights to make yourself more visible – even in the daylight.
- Drive sober. Nearly 40 percent of fatal crashes on Halloween night involve a drunk driver. Always designate a sober driver if you plan to drink. Visit www.PreventDUI.AAA.com to learn more.
- Parents are encouraged to walk children door to door while trick-or-treating, showing children safe places to cross the street.
- Ensure an adult or older, responsible youth is available to supervise children under age 12.
- Buckle up. If driving trick-or-treaters between neighborhoods, always use appropriate car seats and have children exit and enter on the passenger side of the vehicle.
- Bring a flashlight to help trick-or-treaters see and be seen.
- Pick a costume that is safe for your child to move in and see out of. Buy costumes and wigs labeled “flame resistant.”
- Cross the street and corners using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look both ways between crossing and keep an eye on the road while you are crossing.
- Wear light colored clothing or costumes with reflective material or tape for the best visibility. Consider using nontoxic face paint instead of masks to avoid obstructing vision.
- Stay in familiar neighborhoods.Only visit homes that have the porch light on and never go into a stranger’s house.
- Always have an adult check your treats before you eat. Discard anything that looks like it has been unwrapped or tampered with.
Parents can pick up free trick-or-treat bags for their kids at any AAA Wisconsin branch office. For a list of locations, please visit www.AAA.com.
For additional tips to keep Halloween safe, visit http://exchange.aaa.com/
Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites residents to the GRAND OPENING of the Historic Garfield Apartments with the Art House Party celebration on Thursday, October 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 2215 N. 4th St.
All four floors of the building will showcase a different event. On the first floor, there will be a paint class and performances by Christopher McIntyre Perceptions, the second floor will have Stanzas, Stories, and Spades by Dasha Kelly and Stillwater Collective, and the third floor will feature Art Elevation with Live Painting and Music by Jazale’s Art Studio. The fourth floor activities will be hosted by the America’s Black Holocaust Museum with a presentation called Our Past, Present, and Future.
The Historic Garfield Apartments are part of a larger development project that includes the Griot Apartments. The development total is a $17.7 million investment. The city is a partner in the development by creating a tax-incremental financing district, and the land was purchased from the city at a low cost.
Alderwoman Coggs says, “This highly anticipated apartment development will be move-in ready on November 1. Many have been looking forward to this, as it is a beautiful redevelopment of a formerly vacant school and the latest in a series of developments in the Bronzeville area.”
Residents interested in leasing the new units can call Horizon Property Management at 414-640-3453.
Milwaukee Area Technical College will host “Mental Health Awareness Day” Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus to raise awareness and decrease stigma surrounding mental illness. In collaboration with a host of community organizations, health systems, and faith-based organizations, MATC will hold a resource fair, a mental health workshop and the 2017-2018 premiere of the performance “Pieces: In My Own Voice.” All events are free and open to the public.
Mental health resource tables will be staffed from 9:15-11:45 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Center, 700 W. State St.
A workshop titled “Recovery and Adverse Childhood Experiences,” featuring Michael Joranger, a staff development coordinator for SaintA specializing in trauma-informed care philosophy, will be held at noon in Cooley Auditorium on the second floor of the Main Building, 1015 N. Sixth St.
“Pieces: In My Own Voice,” a performance that emphasizes the stigma and struggles of living with a mental illness through spoken word, monologues, music
and dance, will be held in the evening. Registration and networking will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the performance will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in Cooley Auditorium.
“Mental illness affects everyone – regardless of race, gender, religion. Everyone knows someone living with a mental illness,” said Rev. Walter Lanier, director of multicultural services and community engagement at MATC, and Milwaukee County Mental Health Board member. “Our community is working together to decrease stigma and to raise awareness of resources and access to mental health care. We are convening this day as a way to encourage people living with mental illness and their families to connect with resources that can help, and to build awareness of how our community can support individuals with mental illness.”
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately one in five adults in the United States has a mental illness. Rates of suicide attempts and deaths by prescription drug overdose are on the rise nationwide. The acts in “Pieces” highlight the prevalence of these disorders, from depression, suicidal thoughts, schizophrenia, alcohol and other drug abuse, and much more, as well as highlighting the impact on people’s lives. Throughout the performance, the audience feels the sense of hope as the actors take control of their disorders and their lives through treatment and recovery.
The show will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The audience can ask questions of the actors and licensed mental health providers. Sign language is incorporated into the play.
“We know that people can and do recover from mental illness,” said Brenda Wesley, creator, producer, and director of “Pieces: In My Own Voice.” Wesley is director of education and outreach for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Milwaukee, a Milwaukee County Mental Health Board member, and mother of a child with mental illness. “When we connect individuals to trauma-informed and culturally intelligent care, we are able to better prevent mental health crises before they happen and connect individuals with treatment to start their recovery journeys.”
“We must be willing to have open and honest conversations about mental illness so that people understand that seeking help is equivalent to seeking help for other illnesses that affect our bodies,” said Berthena Brister, president, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (R), Upsilon Mu Omega Chapter. “The workshops, presentations, resources and performance serve as catalysts to get those conversations started, and we are thrilled to partner with like-minded organizations to bring this to the community.”
This production is made possible by: Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Men of Color initiative; Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Upsilon Mu Omega Chapter; Rogers Memorial Hospital; MIRACLE; National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Milwaukee; Cade Law, LLC; Hurtado Zimmerman S.C.; and The Milwaukee Chapter (WI) of The Links, Inc.; Cream City (WI) Chapter of The Links, Inc.; Milwaukee Public Library; Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.; Housing Ministries of the American
Baptist Churches of Wisconsin; Milwaukee Inner Cities Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH); and Pastors United.
To reserve seats for “Pieces: In My Own Voice,” or to view a full schedule of the day’s events, visit https://mentalhealthawarenessmke.eventbrite.com.
Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II is encouraging residents to apply for city employment opportunities. Are you a current CDL or CDL permit holder in search of an exciting and physically challenging career with the City of Milwaukee? If so, this may be the opportunity that you’ve been looking for. The City of Milwaukee seeks qualified individuals to fill the position of City Laborer, working in the Department of Public Works. City Laborers perform light to heavy manual work throughout the City of Milwaukee.
Alderman Stamper says, “The City is a wonderful place to work and offers a chance for its employees to climb the career ladder. I am excited to offer these opportunities to job seekers and would welcome some new faces on our City team.”
Most City Laborers work in one of the following areas: Streets, Sewers, Electrical Services, Sanitation, Water and/or Forestry; assignment to an area is based on the needs of the City. Qualified applicants must have either a CDL or a CDL permit at the time of application (both without the air brakes restriction) and throughout the selection process, be at least 18 years of age, and have a good driving record at the time of application, throughout the selection process and throughout employment.
The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. There are many openings for this exciting, entry-level opportunity; starting pay for City of Milwaukee residents is $15.10 per hour.
Questions may be directed to Nola Nelson, DER HR Analyst-Sr., at 414.286.5066, or to Flowers Nash, DER Diversity Recruiter, at 414.286.5024.
For more information or to apply, please visit: https://www.jobaps.com/MIL/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=1709&R2=1013DC&R3=002
A new study in Milwaukee is asking the question, how can the Milwaukee Streetcar positively impact neighborhoods beyond the downtown area? The answer will come, in part, from the residents who live in those neighborhoods. Public engagement is underway seeking ideas and concerns from people who live near routes where the Streetcar system could expand.
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week the first public meetings and open houses will take place. The first, on September 27th, takes place at Anodyne Coffee at 224 West Bruce Street starting at 4:00 pm. The second, on September 28th, is set for Schlitz Park at 1555 North Rivercenter Drive also at 4:00 pm.
With funding from the Federal Transportation Administration, City government is partnering with local firms and an internationally respected leader in transit oriented development planning, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. The year-long effort will develop strategies and policies that maximize positive commercial and residential development while respecting and maintaining the character of affected neighborhoods.
The Milwaukee Streetcar is now under construction with track installation work downtown. The initial 2.5-mile route is likely to be extended in the future with connections both north along King Drive to Bronzeville and south to Walker’s Point. This transit oriented development planning effort is focused on those two neighborhoods.
“Extending the streetcar improves transportation, but it’s more than that. It will strengthen the business climate on King Drive, in Bronzeville, and help create jobs,” Deshea Agee, Executive Director of the Historic King Drive BID, said. “We need a clear plan to make sure we are maximizing economic potential and preserving what’s great about our neighborhoods.”
Both the Historic King Drive BID and Harbor District Inc. were among the partners that helped secure federal funding for the transit oriented development planning grant.
In addition to the input from neighborhood residents and businesses, the planning efforts will incorporate in-depth market analysis to determine how best to attract economic
activity and expanded housing options. Planners will also identify strategies to avoid displacement of existing residents and businesses by future development.
Recommendations could include modifications to the City’s zoning code, new policies to set appropriate density and intensity of development, consistent plans for streetscaping, signage, and infrastructure, or new financing strategies to promote investment.
Over the next year, planners will develop additional opportunities for public engagement. Ideas and perspectives offered during that engagement will be incorporated in the strategies presented to policymakers. A website has been launched with information about the study, movingmkeforward.com, where public comments can be shared. The study team will soon finalize a date for initial public meetings to provide input on the project that will take place during September of 2017.
Public Meetings for Input on Transit Oriented Development
Wednesday, September 27th at 224 West Bruce St. from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 28th at 1555 North Rivercenter Dr. from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Celebrating culture, community, and local flavor!
Milwaukee, WI, September 12, 2017: Walnut Way’s annual Harvest Day is celebrating its 17th year on
17th street marking its Golden Birthday Celebration on
Harvest Day marks the end of a productive season and preparation for a new year. Harvest Day is currently the largest Lindsay Heights neighborhood festival, welcoming an average of 400 visitors including residents, elected officials, community stakeholders and partners from across Milwaukee. The festival highlights the neighborhood’s spirit of abundance with local food, entertainment, and resource sharing.
Caring Neighbors Make Good Communities
Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 12pm-4pm.
This year’s festival will take place on the 2200 block of 17th street and the SDC parking lot on North
Headlining this year’s festival is the soulful Cigarette Break band and reggae and hip-hop DJ
Steve Watkins (DJ Avets) with host Damion Thompson. A diverse musical stage will feature local rappers
Munch Lauren and C-Mills. An open mic stage will celebrate local talents, hosted by Maanaan Sabir of
The Juice Kitchen.
Acrobatic performances by The Milwaukee Flyers tumbling group will fill the street along with local
youth talent, Nefertari Dance Company, an African Dance team. Local food vendors including food
trucks will be selling a variety of local cuisine. Artists Working In Education (AWE) will provide harvest
themed art activities from 12pm-2pm. A variety of local organizations and retail businesses will be
represented, sharing educational resources and selling unique goods.
A diverse raffle will feature Milwaukee Bucks tickets and swag, tools from Home Depot, gift cards from
Beans and Barley, Tandem Restaurant, Galst Foods, Rainbow Foods, and Cartridge World.
Each year residents and friends gather to honor the strengths of the neighborhood and set a
tradition of connecting with one other and the greater Milwaukee community.
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. is a resident-driven Central City neighborhood organization that lives a mission to sustain economically diverse and abundant communities through civic engagement, environmental stewardship, and creating venues for prosperity.