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Friendship Bakery moves closer to opening in Riverpoint Village

Published Sept. 12, 2019

The space in Riverpoint Village Shopping Center where the North Shore Bistro used to live has sat vacant for four years. Soon, though, a non-profit group called Friendship Circle, will open a bakery and cafe in the former restaurant that will employ adults with special needs.

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Goodbye, "witch's house"

Published March 27, 2014

No Milwaukee high school experience, including my own, was complete without a trip or two to the "witch's house."

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Groppi and Nohl get much-deserved bios

Published March 4, 2013

Wisconsin Historical Society Press publishes some great Badger State books for adults on everything from bowling alleys to bars, history to nature to sports and more. But, the Madison-based publisher also dishes up new titles each year in its great Badger Biographies series for young readers ages 7 and up. The latest explore the lives and work of artist Mary Nohl and Father James Groppi.

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Christmas in the 'burbs

Published Dec. 3, 2012

There's plenty to see and do in the city of Milwaukee during the holidays. But don't forget about the `burbs. Our neighbors to the north, south and west can throw a great Christmas party, too.

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If you serve breakfast, they will come

Published Aug. 8, 2011

A couple years after Maxfield's Pancake House opened at Audubon Court, 333 W. Brown Deer Rd., in Fox Point, a second location opened in Tosa, kitty corner from Mayfair Mall. Probably not coincidentally, the two Maxfield's opened on sites that once were home to the popular Heinemann's.

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Documentary on "The Witch's House" is in the works

Published July 21, 2011

For Joseph Skow, visiting "The Witch's House" in Fox Point is a rite of a passage, a return to childhood and a magical experience. In fact, he is so taken with the home, originally owned by artist Mary Nohl, that he decided to create a documentary.

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Calling all "cranks": Milwaukee Grays baseball mixes hits with history

Published May 9, 2011

Baseball in Milwaukee is a state-of-the-art affair, complete with up-to-the-minute statistics and readily available replays. Just a few miles north in Fox Point, the Milwaukee Grays vintage base ball team has been providing fans with much different version of America's pastime, taking them on a trip back in time and giving them a unique look at the game's earliest form.

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New book is a fitting tribute to "witch" Mary Nohl and her art

Published April 28, 2009

Witch or not, eccentric and quirky or not, Mary Nohl was perhaps the most interesting artist working in and around Milwaukee in the second half of the 20th century. "Mary Nohl Inside &Outside" -- the proceeds from which benefit the Mary Nohl Collection at JMKAC -- is not only an interesting look at Nohl's legacy, but a fitting tribute to the artist herself.

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Get cozy at new Fox Point Cosí cafe/restaurants

Published Nov. 28, 2001

Could Fox Point get any more hip when it comes to the latest eateries? The River Point Village Shopping Center is already home to a Q-Doba and a Noodles & Co., and now Cosí has opened its doors. It's the chain's first Wisconsin location.