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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.

What it's Like to Drive a Rose Parade Float

Rose Parade, WUWM, Lake Effect.

 My reminisces about the year I drove a float in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, will air on WUWM's Lake Effect, Saturday, Dec. 22, sometime between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and again Sunday, Dec. 23, during the same hour. WUWM is Milwaukee's NPR station, 89.7 FM, and live-streams online at

If you're interested in listening but can't tune in either of those days, the station archives Lake Effect programs. I'll post the link to that archived segment after the program airs.

Tournament of Roses, Wrangling a Float

Rose Parade, float, WUWM

This essay about driving a float in the Rose Parade aired over the weekend on the Milwaukee Public Radio station and is on the WUWM 89.7 FM website here:
Many of us watch the Rose Bowl parade every year, but we have a firsthand account of what it’s like to be in the parade.

Garlic Mustard Pickers' New Year's Eve Gig and Beyond

Garlic Mustard Pickers, Mitchell Park Domes, Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee County Parks

 The Garlic Mustard Pickers has two Holiday Season gigs:

New Year’s Eve, starting 6:00 PM
At the Mitchell Park Domes.  (6pm to 9 pm)
The annual “New Year’s Eve Under Glass”  (an event for families.  At last year's event we shared the stage with a magician.)

Sunday January 6th, starting 9:25 AM.
A Sunday worship service centered on an Epiphany concert of traditional Celtic music appropriate for the season:  at Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church.

Thank you for supporting our band!
The Garlic Mustard Pickers

PS - If you wish to be pulled from our e-mail list, please reply to this e-mail.
Also, if you know somebody who might enjoy one of our performances, please forward this e-mail to him/her.

Here’s information from Milwaukee County Parks about the event at The Domes:

New Year’s Eve Under Glass: A Traditional Family Celebration at the Mitchell Park Domes

Bring your family and friends to the annual NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY sponsored by the Friends of the Domes at the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd. on Monday evening, December 31st, at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You can meander through the holiday show, “Let it Snow” that showcases snowboys and snowgirls sleighing, sledding, and having fun throughout the poinsettia-filled scene. A spectacular 40 foot tree is the centerpiece of this popular holiday destination. 

This event is a long time tradition for families to celebrate the New Year together at this Milwaukee landmark. Great live music, kids can make their own party hats, balloon twisters, jugglers, a magician, party favors, balloon drop and so much more!  Admission is as follows:  $10 Adults, $5 Kids (4-17yrs of age), and Kids 3 & under FREE.  Parking is also FREE! Purchase tickets online and reserve your place today!   

Due to capacity crowds all strollers are prohibited for this popular event. For more information call the Domes at 414-257-5600 or visit us at

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