April 7th Half-marathon in Local County Parks

The Badgerland Striders Running Club will once again be hosting its annual South Shore Half-marathon on Saturday, April 7th. The race starts at 8:30 am with registration starting at 7 am. As always, the race starts at the South Shore Pavilion at 2900 S. Shore Drive ( South Shore Park in Bay View). Pre-registration is $10 for Striders members or $12 for non-members. Race-day registration is $20 for both members and non-membrs. In this race you get a pair of gloves instead of a t-shirt.

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Blogger to drink Pint of Guiness on St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner! Although I am not Irish I always make it a tradition to drink a pint of Guiness on St. Patrick's Day. Guiness is my favorite beer and I love the festive traditions associated with St. Patrick's Day.

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J/S Article Promotes Drug Abuse to Relieve Anxiety, Discomfort

According to an article in the Dec. 13 Journal Sentinel cue section it is ok to start taking mind-altering drugs again. ( "Turn On, Tune In and Get Better?", by Melissa Healy of the Los Angeles Times.) I have never used these drugs (and never will) but I felt compelled to set the record straight. These drugs are extremely dangerous and have no medical value. Rather than offering legitimacy to their use, the Journal Sentinel should be warning the public about how dangerous these drugs are.

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Family-Friendly New Year's Eve at Mitchell Park Domes

The Garlic Mustard Pickers will be performing at two locations on New Year's Eve!
First, celebrate Ireland's New Year! (When it's 6 pm in Milwaukee it's 12 midnight in Dublin.) The location is O'Lydia's Pub at 338 S. 1st St in Milwaukee (roughly a half-mile north of the Allen Bradley plant). The band will perform from 5-6:30 pm.
O'Lydia's has a fine menu of Irish-style pub food including a broad line of sandwhiches and a great Shepherd's Pie. This pub was built by "Old-Man Pabst" in the late 1800's and has an interesting history (see link below).

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Garlic Mustard Pickers to perform at Holiday Folk Fair Nov. 19th

The Garlic Mustard Pickers will be playing at the Holiday Folk Fair at State Fair Park on Saturday, Nov. 19th. They will be performing at the stage near the Food Court from noon until 1:50 pm.

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