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Past articles by Cassandra:

Calvary Baptist Church: One of Milwaukee's oldest African American churches

The history of African Americans has always been closely tied to God. We were enslaved and treated immorally with no laws of protection, but we had the promises of the Bible. → Read More

The Hill Has Eyes offers Halloween makeup tips for the scariest costumes

Halloween has grown to be the country's second-largest commercial holiday, and a huge part of any good costume is makeup. I visited The Hill Has Eyes to get tips on the perfect scary looks. → Read More

'Doors Open Milwaukee': Visit new neighborhoods, explore historic Brew City

Doors Open Milwaukee, a program of Historic Milwaukee Inc., offers an opportunity to visit places in ways that you can only do once a year. This year's weekend trek happens Sept. 24 & 25. → Read More

'Ride on the Wild Side': Here's your chance to ride your bike inside Milwaukee's zoo

On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, you have a rare opportunity to ride your bike in the Milwaukee County Zoo. “Ride on the Wild Side” is an annual family-fun fundraiser hosted by the Zoological Society. → Read More

Hidden Gem: The Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee was the third Basilica in the U.S.

It stands as a testament to the commitment, faith, and fortitude of days gone by. The Basilica stands in place of a church built by Polish immigrants and lost in a fire in 1889. → Read More

Cassandra's Hidden Gems: Keeping the old tradition of weaving alive in Milwaukee

There are so many traditions that have fallen by the wayside over time, but I believe that there is still value to be found in ways of the past. Take weaving, for example; it is one of the oldest surviving practices in the world. → Read More

Wilde Subaru Family Kite Festival to take flight on Milwaukee's lakefront this weekend

The Wilde Subaru Family Kite Festival will take flight at the lakefront this weekend. The event will be full of fun for the entire family. → Read More

Behind the scenes: The Milwaukee County Historical Society houses 75K artifacts reflecting city's history

Founded in 1935, the Milwaukee County Historical Society (MCHS) is a hidden gem that houses the history of our city. It has been a great resource in my quest to bring you stories about Milwaukee. → Read More

Sweet to savory: Honeypie Café celebrates 'Pi Day' in Bay View 🥧

As if we really need a reason to enjoy a slice of our favorite pie, but Pi Day (3.14) is the day. The holiday was founded by physicist Larry Shaw, who came up with the idea to link March 14 with pi's first three digits. → Read More

Wisconsin Knitwear has been a leading USA custom manufacturer for 75 years

We know and love Milwaukee as a major beer capital, but did you know that at one time Milwaukee was a hub for the textile industry? The city's manufacturing of knit goods was once its largest activity. → Read More

'Let’s Talk Womxn': Group of female restaurateurs in MKE joining together

Being a woman, I know that when we band together amazing things can happen, such is the case for the women of “Let’s Talk Womxn”. → Read More

Celebrating Black History Month: African contributions to music

We could not celebrate Black History without looking at music. Actually, we don’t celebrate much without music. Music is such a part of our everyday lives and many of the songs we currently hear have their roots in Africa. → Read More

St. Ann Center celebrates Black History Month

All month long we have been celebrating and recognizing African Americans and people of African descent, and there are many ways to do it, but I had never seen a Black History Tree until I visited The St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care. → Read More

Olympic dreamers learn about alpine skiing at the Rock Snow Park in Franklin

Alpine or downhill skiing has a fixed-heel binding, where cross-country skiing uses skis with free-heel bindings. It requires skiers to ski down a slope, with minimal turns and maximum speeds to reach the finish line. → Read More

Mitchell Park Domes train show celebrates diversity of surrounding communities

For almost three decades, the Mitchell Park Domes have presented an annual train show. This year’s Barrio Train Show is among the best! → Read More

City on a Hill provided families in need with a 'Christmas Party in a box'

Since 2001, City on a Hill has worked to reduce poverty, strengthen families, and foster racial reconciliation. → Read More

South Milwaukee couple sets up Christmas lights display for their Siberian Husky to enjoy

Katie and Shane of South Milwaukee take their Christmas decorations very seriously. But not for the reason you might think. Yes, they love decorating for Christmas, but they know that the lights bring joy to Millie, their dog. → Read More

The Learning Experience in Franklin introduces children to STEM in preschool

The Learning Experience in Franklin is a place that takes the young minds of our future (little) leaders seriously. → Read More

Tower Chicken Farm in Milwaukee draws in out-of-state customers for holiday birds

For over 70 years Tower Chicken Farm has been the place where Milwaukeeans and customers from as far away as Illinois line up days before Thanksgiving to snag their holiday birds. → Read More

BU-Magazine celebrates the stories of everyday people

Marvin Pope started his online magazine to tell and celebrate the stories of everyday people in their own voices. → Read More