Small Business Spotlight: Asili Naturals in Milwaukee

When it comes to skincare, one local business owner believes wholeheartedly in getting back to basics. Based in Milwaukee, Asili Naturals was created to offer a local source for homemade skin care products. The name shares Swahili synonyms like origin and nature. “Like anyone else, I used to buy skin care products from department and […]

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Celebrate National Cookie Day with a Free Cookie from Insomnia Cookies

Asking someone who works for a beloved cookie company to identify the most favorite cookie they offer is almost as difficult as actually picking which cookie to try. At least that’s the opinion of Courtney Lodge, senior marketing manager for Insomnia Cookies, 1804 E. North Ave. “Guests seem to love mixing and matching our flavors […]

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Brunch Spotlight: DiModa Pizza & Hotspot on Milwaukee’s East Side

One of the most common observations made by patrons of DiModa Pizza & Hotspot in Milwaukee probably comes as no surprise to anyone. “People love the food almost as much as the atmosphere,” said Lyn Evans, community relations coordinator for Wild Planet Hospitality Group. Wild Planet, which is the parent company of DiModa  and bought […]

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River House Cares: Ways to Give Back in Milwaukee This Holiday Season

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. That’s the opinion of beloved American author Melody Beattie, and the staff at River House tends to agree. “We at River House celebrate the building of community and giving back,” said Alexis Luedtke, property manager of River House. “It […]

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Martial Arts for a Cause: Local Club seeks to raise awareness, funds for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Never heard of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Chances are you’re not alone. That is among the reasons why the Marquette University Jiu-Jitsu Club has teamed up with BJJ 4 Change. The duo will host, film, and broadcast a BJJ Micro Tournament right here in River House’s backyard on Saturday, Nov. 18. “Jiu-Jitsu Micro-Events, such as this, have […]

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Brunch Spotlight: Hi Hat Lounge and Garage

From staples like eggs any way you like it and toast with just the right amount of butter to more inventive menu items, there’s just something Milwaukee about brunch. At least that’s the opinion of Hi Hat Lounge and Garage’s own Jayk Burczyk. “I think Milwaukee is the kind of city where we all know […]

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River House Top Five: Things to Do this Weekend on Milwaukee’s Lower East Side

Artisans and farmers and murderers, oh my! Things are heating up this weekend in Milwaukee’s own cauldron of culture and arts otherwise known as the East Side. “I think there’s something special about downtown Milwaukee this time of year, and Iron Horse aims to embrace it all,” said Adam Tremble, director of sales for The […]

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Fall Fun Near Milwaukee’s East Side

It doesn’t matter whether you prefer apple spice or pumpkin spice. Fall has arrived, in all of it’s apple-picking, pumpkin farming, costume toting glory. And there is something for everyone to love in and around Milwaukee’s East Side this fall. Here are a few ideas for some fun things to do with the family to […]

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Redefining Life at River House in Milwaukee

Some of history’s most profound thinkers spent their lives trying to define it. Google is home to literally thousands of quotes about it. And how can we forget the lovable view of Forrest Gump himself who coined the famous idea that it’s like a box of chocolates? Life. From the ground up, the one thing […]

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Redefining Home at River House

It could be a person. Or a combination of people. It could be a place that takes you back to an easier time otherwise known as childhood when life was way more simple than anyone realized at the time. But mostly it’s the people. Mostly it’s the emotions. Mostly it’s life. It’s almost ironic how […]

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