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."
Last Sunday, two teams from South Milwaukee were among 23 to compete in the First Lego League robotics qualifying tournament at Marquette High School in Milwaukee.
SM Rockets Robotics First Lego League team is ready! Competition is today at Marquette High School.The team is seven South Milwaukee Middle School 6th & 7th graders. There were times I never thought we'd make it. One of the program's goals is "We have fun!" It took us a while to get to that point, but everybody hung in there and I truly believe we eventually achieved that goal. We are ready to do our best today -- and have fun!
Milwaukee Public Radio station WUWM's "Lake Effect" is airing my essay, "The Horror of Civil War Re-enactment," as part of its observance of the 150th anniversary of "The Gettysburg Address" on Tuesday, Nov. 19. It will be live-streamed during its 10 a.m. broadcast at http://wuwm.com/listen. It will be archived and accessible for post-broadcast listening. I'll post the link when it becomes available.