This restaurant has been open a couple of months now (27th St south of Puetz Road) and I was thinking tex-mex by the way it looks on the outside. Acutally it's not, it's good old fashioned down home southern cooking. It's patterened after the Texas Roadhouse restaurants - looks very similiar inside - peanuts on the floor and all. Menu items include Cowboy burgers, country fried chicken, steaks, ribs, seafood, and some great choices for homemade sides. Stuffed sweet potatoes sound good don't they? I had a ranch chicken sandwich, mom had the smothered chicken breast. They give you a lot to eat so arrive hungry! Now I have a hankering for some sweet tea. I wonder if they serve that....
Check them out at www.arizonagrille.com or 414-856-9000.
The Miller Lite Ride to benefit the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) was a huge success. My son, Chris, came home from college for the weekend and we did the 50-mile ride together.
We woke up early in the morning and got ready. I had loaded our bikes on to the bike rack the night before. We left our house at about 6:10 am and parked in the Third Ward. We rode to the starting line on Water Street just outside of the Performing Arts Center. Vendors were giving away free water and coffee and free samples of energy bars. I had a cup of Alterra Coffee, and we both drank water and ate an energy bar.
Sarah's sea blue eyes are absolutely captivating, especially against her snow white fur. This 2-year-old Siberian Husky mix doesn't just depend on her good looks, though! She is a very intelligent, curious and social girl. Sarah is thrilled to get visitors and loves to walk in the spring sunshine. Sarah came to us as a stray and she's hoping to start a new life with an active family or guardian interested in training, exercising and bonding with their new pal! Siberian Huskies often do well with other dogs because they are so social and friendly, so Sarah might be a great dog to have your own pup meet! Bring him or her down to WHS for a doggie intro on neutral ground. See www.wihumane.org for more details.
Do you have an interest in our city's history? If you do mark your calendar for Saturday, June 28th. The Cudahy Historical Society Museum of Cudahy History will be open to the public from 10 am until noon on this day. The museum is located at the Cudahy Depot at 4647 S Kinnickinnic Ave. This would be a great opportunity to learn about Cudahy's history and see some interesting items from the past.
I can't stop laughing at this video. If I had been the moderator of this spelling bee, I don't think I could have stayed in the room!
Dreamer is a sweet 11-year-old Brown and White Tabby cat who greets all visitors with lots of chin rubs. This striking feline has the most unusually-shaped green eyes that have amazing flecks of color. You simply must see this unique cat in person!
Piles of furniture, toys, carpet and other items sat like mini-landfills at the curb next to so many neighbors’ homes today. Water seeping into basements of way too many South Milwaukeeans was bad enough. But way too many folks in my neighborhood would gladly have settled for just water. The awful news is that it was sewage. Four inches deep in some basements, eight inches deep in others and as much as four feet in a house up the street from us.
That was about the most dreadful damage from this weekend’s torrential downpour that dumped as much as eight inches of rain on our fair city.
There is lots of news this week in the world of running and bicycling.
First, mark your calendars for Saturday, June 28th. This is the annual "Pedal in the Park with Pat" bike ride with County Supervisor Patricia Jursik. The ride starts at 1 pm at the Sheridan Park Pavilion. The ride follows the Oak Leaf Trail into South Milwaukee and includes a stop at the Grant Park Wil-O-Way for refreshments and a little conversation. The ride covers a total of 5.3 miles on our famous Oak Leaf Trail.
Alfie has a lot going for him: charm, charisma, good looks and warm brown eyes that will melt your heart. He doesn't have a family to call his own, though, so this 8 1/2 year old Shetland Sheepdog/Terrier mix waits patiently for someone who will cherish all he has to offer. When you visit Alfie, he's apt to roll over on your lap, inviting a belly rub. Extremely affectionate, Alfie will keep you company on the couch and will likely bond quickly with his new family.
Summer vacation is finally here and, as usual, I find my husband staring at a map. I watch him daydream. He takes down phone numbers. He asks questions and he makes detailed plans for our summer. He loves this and I don't mind because it's one less thing for me to think about. Plus my husband's success rate with road trips is pretty good; we always have fun.
The Cudahy Historical Society will be hosting a Naturalization Ceremony on Thursday, July 10th at 10 am. The ceremony will be held at the Cudahy Historical Society Immigrant Family Park at 4647 S Kinnickinnic Ave (corner of KK & Layton).
This is a very special event. These ceremonies are normally held at a Federal Courthouse. It is an honor for the Cudahy Historical Society to be able to host this special event.
South Milwaukeean – and children’s book author – Janet Halfmann talked about her books, Little Skink’s Tail and Seven Miles to Freedom, this past Thursday on TMJ-4’s show, “The Morning Blend”.
She and fellow author Deborah Jacobs (Choices, Powers, The Same Difference), also gave details of a Summer Reading Celebration at Martha Merrell's Books in Waukesha on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Janet and Deborah are among 15 Wisconsin children’s book authors who will be reading from and signing their books.
So far, my kids are too young to care about chat rooms or text messaging or MySpace or Facebook or any other type of social networking sites. However, since I enjoy learning new words, I do find this list of words very interesting and important.
These are the 28 most common acronyms and slang words used when chatting - the 28 Internet Teen Chat Acronyms Parents Should Know. Even though I hope to trust my kids when they do become interested in text messaging or chatting, I also think it's important to be aware of what they do online and to stay current with their language.
Roxie will have your neighbors all inquiring about your stunning new family member. This Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd mix has a gorgeous, shiny black coat with beautiful beige and brown markings. Her chocolate brown eyes will melt your heart, especially if accompanied by her ears perking up! Roxie knows cues such as "sit" and "down"; she will likely learn new skills very fast.
If you are wondering what festivals are going on, here's an important Internet link for you www.wisconsinfestivals.org. It's my official website of the summer!
Are you getting excited? Summerfest is almost here! And hopefully summer will arrive shortly before it :) www.summerfest.com
Well, someone didn't like it.
The new sign I celebrated last month that admonished pet owners to keep their
Billy, Rocky and Tom aren't all brothers, but they sure do play hard and nap harder! These adorable kittens, who range in age from 10-12 weeks, are just a few of the many young cats available for adoption right now at WHS. Summer is always a very busy time for cats and kittens and this year is no exception. Every day, new kittens arrive at the shelter, seeking a second chance. Thankfully, there are many adopters in the community looking to open their hearts and homes to sweet kitties like Billy, Rocky and Tom. Would you like to meet this terrific trio? Stop in at WHS today or visit www.wihumane.org to view all the animals up for adoption.