Happy International Women's Day, Milwaukee!
Nine years ago, Sarah and River Ditzenberger opened a delightfully quirky and old-timey variety store called Fischberger's in the Riverwest-Harambee neighborhood. They have now secured a second location.
Where's Waldo? In Milwaukee, during the month of July, he's practically everywhere, thanks to Boswell Book Co.'s Find Waldo Local scavenger hunt promotion.
It's a loaded set of recommendations this week from OnMilwaukee, featuring everything from sporting events to soulful folk songs to fun with fungi and Fischberger's.
We've all have had that feeling of dread as a notice pops up informing us we were "tagged" in an unknown Facebook photo. Instead of getting carpal tunnel from clicking the "untag" button, you can spend a mere $8.99 on Funny Face Magnets. The company is based right here in Riverwest
Whether you a have a classic fashion sense, a penchant for the past or just seek one-of-a-kind Halloween costume components, vintage store shopping can be a jackpot of treasures.
It's a beautiful thing when fashion meets function. Such is the case with the creations of Malia Designs, a socially-conscious company that produces attractive, purposeful messenger bags, totes, scarves and wallets made in Cambodia by vendors with a human rights' mission.
Terry Stuhlmacher, co-owner of Winkie's, says the best part of his job is seeing fathers who grew up shopping at the Whitefish Bay variety store bring in their kids for a toy or treat.
Sarah and River Ditzenberger wanted to bring a shopping option other than Wal-Mart to the Riverwest neighborhood, so they cooked up a fun-yet-practical variety store called "Fischberger's."