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New Kid's View

Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.

Trimmed Just Right

Brandon Payne, Breathe Hair Salon, South Milwaukee, Oak Creek

My neighbor, Brandon Payne, opened a hair salon a year or two ago. I'd thought about giving it a try, but, after unsatisfactory results at several salons since moving to South Milwaukee nine years ago, I had become so used to cutting my own hair, it was just easier not to.

Until last week. I made an appointment for Friday. Just a light trim, I asked, with a little shaping in the back. Brandon did that. It turned out pretty good. The test was not just was I satisfied, but what would my husband and daughter think. The didn't even notice that my hair had been cut. Perfect!

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Mostly All’s Well that Almost Ends Well

Erik Brooks, Kyle Vandercar, ABC Sewer and Drain Cleaning, USAA, Servicemaster Clean, disposable diapers

We found a new use the other day for disposable diapers, thanks to our daughter’s bright idea. We opened them up and laid them flat inside down to form a berm around the perimeter of a rather large pool of effluent that had bubbled up from the basement floor drain in furnace room.

“They can absorb an awful lot of water,” she said, “so that might help contain it and keep it from spreading.”

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