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.
The apple didn't fall too far from the South Milwaukee tree of talent in the case of the Halfmann family. Stephanie, daughter of prolific South Milwaukee children's author Janet Halfmann and musician and artist Tom Halfmann is a member of the delightful a capella choral group, the "Mil Town Treblemakers."
This group has two shows coming up on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m. and at 7 p.m. at St. Francis's Marian Center for the Performing Arts, 3195 S. Superior Ave. The proceeds are donated to a good cause -- a Milwaukee-based girls music camp.
Looking for something fun and family friendly to do this New Year's Eve?
Try The Domes. We've taking our grandchildren to this annual party several times and always had a blast. AND South Milwaukee's own Celtic band, "The Garlic Mustard Pickers," provide part of the entertainment. Here's GMP band member Bobbie Groth's reminder of this year's event: