Wisconsin may be known as the Dairy State, but its status as a bastion of beer is just as legendary. When the United States entered World War I, though, the German roots of the state’s brewing industry centered in Milwaukee fueled the efforts of prohibitionists looking to ban the production and consumption of alcoholic beverages. “As German immigrants flocked into the United States, especially during the second half of the 19th century, they transformed the American brewing industry and triggered what I call the lager beer revolution,” said Jana Weiss, an associate professor of North American history at the...Read More
World War I was a defining moment for the United States. Soldiers shipped out to the Western Front, many more people took on unconventional roles at home, and Americans across the board were forced to make compromises in daily life. Wisconsin stood out in a few ways as the nation entered the war in 1917. It was anecdotally known as the “traitor state,” as nine of the state’s 11 U.S. representatives voted against going to war. One city in particular illustrated how much views on the war could be polarized: Milwaukee. Wisconsin’s most populous city had long been home...Read More
For land-owning farmers facing tough economic circumstances, the decision to forgo another year’s crop or to liquidate their livestock is not an easy one. Some may choose to retire from farming, selling their equipment and land. Others, however, pursue a somewhat different route, renting out their property with an eye towards a brighter financial future. “The commodity prices are such that several people have decided to discontinue their livestock operations, but that doesn’t mean they move into town,” said Arlin Brannstrom, faculty associate at the University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability. “They still live on the farmstead, and...Read More
Farmers markets provide many benefits for communities of all sizes. They offer a physical location for people to connect with their neighbors, access farm-fresh and healthy foods, and learn more about how food is grown. In addition, farmers’ markets help generate economic activity at local businesses and may attract tourists looking for a special “taste of place.” Perhaps most importantly, farmers’ markets provide an opportunity for small and medium-sized farms to reach consumers directly and retain a larger share of profit from their products’ sales. Around the nation, farmers’ markets are on the rise. The U.S. Department of Agriculture...Read More
Flooding along the Des Plaines River in northeastern Illinois in the summer of 2017 damaged more than 6,000 buildings and prompted disaster declarations across three of the state’s counties. These floods broke records previously set in 2013, when the Des Plaines and other rivers around Chicago swelled with torrential rains. In June 2018, the Des Plaines flooded yet again, as did the Fox River to the west. The Des Plaines begins at the southern edge of Racine County and, after a pair of bends in Kenosha County, flows south, then slightly southeast, for 133 miles through Chicago’s suburbs until...Read More
Over the first sixth months of 2018, 221 refugees were resettled in Wisconsin. During the same period in 2017, that number was 443. In 2016, it was 778. Wisconsin isn’t the biggest destination for refugee resettlement by far, but the multi-year decline in the state accompanies a similarly dramatic nationwide trend — detailed in data from the U.S. State Department’s WRAPSnet system — as the Trump administration increasingly bars the way for displaced and persecuted people hoping to build a new life in the United States. The United Nations, U.S. State Department and international refugee resettlement non-profit groups each...Read More
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Day of the Dead Remembrance
Day of the Dead Remembrance at Forest Home Cemetery. Co-sponsored with Mexican Fiesta this is a FREE community event. Join us for children’s activities, a Service of Remembrance given by Father Norberto Sandoval of St Roman’s Parish and a Procession led by the Dance Academy of Mexico. Feel free to bring pictures, artwork, and flowers for the procession. Father Sandoval will be blessing the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Other performances include “música de son” by Milwaz Talleres/CoraSon y Madera and Grupo Renacer playing all of our favorite songs to end the event. Margarita Sandoval will setup a Genealogy booth and teach you how to trace your family history. Families who have loved ones resting at Forest Home may decorate graves from October 3th through October 10th. This will be a spectacular event in honor of our loved ones that have passed. Everyone is welcome to celebrate with us.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Forest Home Cemetery
2405 W Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215
The Bay View Neighborhood Association,
The Bay View Neighborhood Association, along with Bill Rouleau, Pumpkin Pavilion Creator, would like to invite you and your family to this annual Bay View tradition. This four-day, family-friendly event brings over 2,000 Bay View residents and Milwaukee neighbors to Humboldt Park Pavilion. Guests come to carve pumpkins, admire the display of 1,000 lit pumpkins, enjoy live music, eat local food, and embrace the fun that is Halloween. This event is entirely volunteer-powered. Since it’s inception, the Pumpkin Pavilion has added attractions, displays and new events each year.
October 17 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm - November 20 (Tuesday) 8:00 pm CST
Humboldt Park Pavilion
3000 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207