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Meagan Holman: On being a political mom

With a track record for engaging the community and working for change, the Bay View mother of four talks about her family and civic duty to enrich the lives of others. | Q&A with Meagan Holman Milwaukee Independent: How did you become involved in doing volunteer work? Meagan Holman: I think that making my community a more just and fair place is in my DNA. I’ve always been at home in the nonprofit sector, and I can’t remember a time when the idea of poverty, in this land of so much, made sense to me. I want every family to...

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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 with Sarah Gallenberger Milwaukee Independent: As an anthropology major from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, what led you to a career as an artist? Sarah Gallenberger: 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...

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All MCTS bus passes to go electronic on Leap Day

The move away from paper will make bus boarding more efficient and cut down on the use of paper, which is costly and less environmentally friendly. MCTS is leaping into a new era in 2016. After years of hard work upgrading technology on buses and online, and working with passengers on adopting the M•CARD, MCTS will phase out paper tickets, passes and transfers on Leap Day, February 29, 2016. Riders have been steadily adjusting to the expected change. According to a recent customer survey, less than 18% of MCTS riders use paper tickets and passes. MCTS Leap Day Transition...

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Historical Society is brewing beer history exhibition

“Brew City MKE: Craft, Culture, Community” is a Comprehensive Exhibit About Milwaukee’s Brewing History. The Milwaukee County Historical Society announces our major exhibition for 2016: “Brew City MKE: Craft, Culture, Community” presented by MillerCoors. The exhibition will detail the history of brewing in Milwaukee and explore how beer is central to the local identity and culture. This is the first comprehensive exhibition of its kind in the city known as the Beer Capital of the United States. Opening Jan. 11, the exhibition will be on display in full form through April 2016 and a smaller version will continue through...

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