Lifestyles Archives

This Week In Black History

December 1, 2022

December 1, 1987 – Carrie Saxon Perry begins her term as the mayor of Hartford, CT, becoming first African American woman mayor of a major U.S. city. December 2, 1884 – Granville T. Woods patents telephone transmitter. December 3, 1847 – Frederick Douglass publishes first issue of North Star. December 4, 1909 – The New… [Read More]

This Week In Black History

November 24, 2022

November 24, 1868 – Pianist Scott Joplin, the “Father of Ragtime”, born. November 25, 1975 – Suriname gains independence from the Netherlands. November 26, 1970 – Charles Gordone becomes the first Black playwright to receive the Pulitzer Prize (for No Place to Be Somebody). November 27, 1990 – Charles Johnson awarded National Book Award for… [Read More]

Handling Eating Challenges During the Holidays

November 17, 2022

12 tips to help maintain eating disorder recovery Navigating recovery from an eating disorder is rarely easy, and the holiday season tends to be especially challenging. Family gatherings, disrupted routines, food-centered celebrations and more create an abundance of potentially triggering situations for people recovering from eating disorders. You may find it beneficial to create a… [Read More]

This Week In Black History

November 17, 2022

November 17, 1980 – WHHM, the first African American operated radio station, goes on the air at Howard University. November 18, 1787 – Abolitionist and women’s right activist Sojourner Truth born. November 19, 1953 – Roy Campanella named Most Valuable Player in National League Baseball for the second time. November 20, 1865 – Howard Seminary… [Read More]

Spare a special moment for black veterans

November 10, 2022

A recurring theme of movies made during World War II is servicemen risking their lives for their platoon buddies, invariably a New Yorker (sometimes Jewish), a Southerner, a Midwesterner, a Californian, someone of Eastern European background, an Italian American and an Irish American. In the movie’s standard setup, we learn their motivation: a brother/ friend… [Read More]

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kickoff Extravaganza on November 17

November 10, 2022

Thursday November 17 @ 6:30pm at Pere Marquette Park Pre-show entertainment beginning at 5:00pm

This Week In Black History

November 3, 2022

November 3, 1981 – Thirman L. Milner elected mayor of Hartford, CT, becoming first black mayor in New England. November 4, 1879 – Thomas Elkins patents refrigeration apparatus. November 5, 1968 – Shirley Chisolm of Brooklyn, NY, becomes the first African American woman elected to Congress. November 6, 1901 – James Weldon Johnson and J…. [Read More]

Trick-or-Treat Times 2022

October 27, 2022

Saturday, Oct. 29 Bay View (Milwaukee): 5 to 8 p.m. Pewaukee (city and village): 4 to 7 p.m. Port Washington: 4 to 7 p.m. Downtown Waukesha: 1 to 3 p.m. West Allis: 4 to 7 p.m. Leave your porch light on if you are participating West Milwaukee: 4 to 7 p.m. Residents should turn on… [Read More]

This Week In Black History

October 13, 2022

October 13, 1579 – Martin de Porres, the first black saint in the Roman Catholic Church, born. October 14, 1964 – At age 35, Martin Luther King, Jr., becomes youngest man ever to win Nobel Peace Prize. October 15, 1991 – Clarence Thomas confirmed as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the second… [Read More]

Preparing your senior loved one for the autumn season

October 6, 2022

The autumnal equinox began on September 22, 2022. At the start of the fall season, the sun rises later and nightfall arrives sooner. Plenty of environmental changes occur, making it necessary to make adjustments and prepare a senior loved one for the cooler season. 1. Rake the leaves Crimson autumn leaves are a breathtaking sight…. [Read More]