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Milwaukee drinkmaker breaks Guinness World Record

Calypso Breaks Guinness World Record For Largest Glass Of Lemonade. Company makes and serves over 3,200 gallons of its famous original lemonade to shatter previous record on National Lemonade Day. Headquartered in Milwaukee, where its flavored lemonades are produced, Calypso was officially awarded the Guinness World Record for the Largest Glass of Lemonade ever made. Calypso’s World Record attempt was part of the company’s annual National Lemonade Day celebration held this past August in Las Vegas, Nevada. “We are extremely proud to be awarded a Guinness World Record, and equally proud that we broke the record with our same Original...

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State Bill threatens Milwaukee water supply

The Overpass Light Brigade held a protest rally on Bradford Beach at Milwaukee’s Lakefront on January 26, to bring visibility to the latest controversial legislation under debate in Madison. Assembly Bill 554 allows any Wisconsin municipality to sell its local water and sewer utility without requiring a public vote. The Bill would essentially privatize public water supplies. The only provision for review is if local citizens file a complicated petition. A vote on Bill 554 was accelerated to an earlier date, because of growing political fall-out. In its call for a protest, the Overpass Light Brigade stated, “Rather than...

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Jeff Hanson: Removing barriers in Milwaukee’s tech divide

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. 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.

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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 Milwaukee Independent: You started Project Community Computers while a student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. What motivated you to develop this idea? Jeff Hanson: 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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