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Jeff Hanson: Building digital bridges across the community

While his mission has taken him around the world to establish computer labs in impoverished countries, he sees a dire need for technology help at home. A chance eMail while a student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering led Jeff Hanson to start a Milwaukee non-profit to reduce e-waste and remove barriers in the digital divide. | Q&A with Jeff Hanson Q: You started Project Community Computers while a student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. What motivated you to develop this idea? A: I signed up for a servant leadership project at MSOE that involved traveling to Kenya...

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A chocolate shop that would make Wonka proud

A generation of children grew-up with a fascination for candy making, and singing like Oompa-Loompas from the movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Time has not diminished this love of scrumdiddlyumptious confectionaries even as adults. But it may come as a surprise to some in the metro Milwaukee area that Chocolatiers are creating edible magic in Wauwatosa. Ultimate Confections was started by Pat and Lori Murphy in an industrial-equipped kitchen in the basement of a local church. “We had a family recipe for peanut brittle, and friends would ask for it more and more,” explained co-owner Pat Murphy,...

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Sarah Gallenberger: A melody of painted music

She built an artistic career painting Fender guitars, and has had these custom works displayed at national music shows. But Sarah Gallenberger is also known for her community work and spending time helping music-based charities like Guitars for Vets make a difference in the lives of returning veterans. | Q&A Q: As an anthropology major from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, what led you to a career as an artist? A: I’ve always been a hobby artist and crafter, but never considered pursuing it professionally until people began approaching me for custom projects. I was working at Cream City Music...

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Milwaukee’s Finest: U.S. Navy Commissions Newest Ship

USS Milwaukee enters active service after ceremony in Wisconsin. The U.S. Navy commissioned the nation’s fifth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) – in Milwaukee today, officially placing the ship designed and constructed by a Lockheed Martin-led industry team into active service. Milwaukee, the third Freedom-variant in the LCS class, successfully passed Acceptance Trials in September and was delivered to the U.S. Navy on October 16. “The USS Milwaukee is a warship with capabilities unlike any others,” said Stephanie C. Hill, vice president of Ship & Aviation Systems for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training business....

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