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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.

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South Milwaukee Christmas Market, Bucyrus International


This from South Milwaukee City Clerk Jim Shelenske:

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South Milwaukee: Literary Enclave Thanks to Newly Published Author

Bobbie Groth, "Indredible Story of Ephraim Nute", Unitarian, abolition, slavery, Janet Halfmann, Anatomy of a Trial

Hear this:
South Milwaukee author publishes new book!
Bobbie Groth's "The Incredible Story of Ephraim Nute: Scandal, Bloodshed and Unitarianism on the American Frontier" is an account of her ancestor, who was a Unitarian minister and a founder of the University of Kansas during the mid-1850s bloody abolition-versus-slavery era in Kansas.
A description of the book and pre-order information is at the publisher's website:
Bobbie, prolific award-winning children's author Janet Halfmann ( and me makes at least three published authors in South Milwaukee. (My "Anatomy of a Trial" was published by University of Missouri Press a couple of years ago.
Methinks South Milwaukee can add literary mecca to its other claims to fame.
Do we have other South Milwaukee authors? Please let me know so I can include you and your book in a blog post.  
Congratulations, Bobbie, on your fantastic accomplishment!

South Milwaukee bereks

Madison Avenue Market, berek

Order bereks at Madison Avenue Market.

Watch them being made here:

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Catch the Garlic Mustard Pickers on Dec. 20

Garlic Mustard Pickers, The Fixx

The following is from our friends, the Garlic Mustard Pickers:
On Monday December 20th the Garlic Mustard Pickers is doing a special performance of Renaissance-era music appropriate to the Holiday season.

We'll be at:

Fixx Coffee House
3558 East Sivyer Avenue (that's on Packard Ave half a block north of Howard Ave)
St Francis, WI

The music starts at 7:30 pm.

Fixx has a fine selection of light fare (soups, sandwiches), coffees, wines, and desserts.

Hope to see you there, and we wish you all the best for memorable holidays and a great new year!

As usual, if you've got a friend who would enjoy getting our "gig announcement" e-mails, have them send us  an e-mail.
And, if you no longer wish to receive these announcements, please let us know.

Thanks! - The Garlic Mustard Pickers, Inc.

Best Wishes

Christmas, holidays, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each of you and warm wishes for the best year ever in 2011.

Jerrianne Hayslett

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