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Patricia McConnell! Dogs Have Owners but Cats Have Staff...

Dogs Have Owners but Cats Have Staff

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All-City Parade, dance, events

When we moved to a dot on the map in 1966, what was I hoping to find? Probably a city of artists and activists. And more and more over the years, that’s what Milwaukee has become.

For the past few months these artists and activists have been working together to create the Third Annual All-City People’s Parade, a dream parade. It’s our dream of metamorphosis from the present rancorous and roiling world to a happier, more habitable, more charitable planet. The grubby grub becomes a butterfly. But can the hard-working, community-oriented ants repel the greedy grasshoppers? Will the grains of respect for ourselves and each other increase their flow in the hourglass of time?

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Jon Katz book reading and signing to benefit Wisc Humane Society

Jon Katz Reading and Book Signing

Thursday, October 6, 2011, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

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Help Children Make the First Five Count

Autism, Early Intervention, Birth to Three

This is a guest blog created by Robert Glowacki, CEO Easter Seals Southeast WI

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Donors: Be Careful in Wake of 9/11 Anniversary

September_11, 9/11, charity, scams

Sunday’s anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks is sure to evoke memories, emotion and, for some, philanthropy. The BBB wants to remind people that scammers may take advantage of the anniversary, and that donors should carefully research a charity before they give.

A recent Associated Press investigation found that many 9/11 charities “failed miserably” in serving victims, their families and their memories, yet continue to collect donations. This past week, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs warned that a scammer was calling residents in Northeast Wisconsin fraudulently soliciting donations for a veterans’ clinic in Green Bay.

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Glimpses of PastPresentFuture

events, performance, Boswell Books

In 1977, with no prior warning, I began to write short stories. And once I started, I had too much fun ever to stop, although it did feel lonely. I knew a lot of visual artists, only two or three writers. I felt as if I was writing in a vacuum.

Since then I’ve discovered that our niche in the Midwest is alive with talented people, writers, artists, musicians, actors, dancers. And I’ve had the opportunity to work with and perform with many of them! On September 21st at Boswell Books, I have another opportunity: I’ll be reading with Lucille Rosenberg and William Murtaugh, two special writers who care about the world around them and share, with eloquence, their experiences, thoughts, and emotions.

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Be a Smart Renter

BBB, Better_Business_Bureau, renting, apartment, scam

There is a good chance you or a family member is a renter – or will be.

Since the housing market bust, nearly 3 million households have become renters, with another 3 million expected by 2015, according to census data analyzed by Harvard’s Joint Center for House Studies and The Associated Press. Thirty-eight million now rent apartments or houses.

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Mediterranean and Indian Diet: Similarities

What is Mediterranean Diet?

A high consumption of fruits, vegetables, bread and other cereals, potatoes, beans,and nuts

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Easter Seals' 3rd Annual Thought Leader Luncheon featuring Leslie Crutchfield

Easter Seals, Leslie Crutchfield, FSG, Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, Do More than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, nonprofit leadership,

Join Easter Seals of Southeast Wisconsin on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 at Potawatomi Bingo Casino, for its 3rd Annual Thought Leaders Luncheon, presented by the Biz Times Media.  This thought-provoking afternoon will feature keynote speaker, Leslie Crutchfield with a presentation titled, “So, You Want to Change the World?”

Leslie Crutchfield is the co-author of the book Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, and a leading authority on effective philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and nonprofit leadership and management. She also serves as a senior advisor at FSG, a global nonprofit strategy consulting firm.
Lunch reservations are $50 for an individual or $1000 for a corporate sponsor.  For more information or to register, please visit or contact Chris Cornolo at 414-449-4444 x254.

More about Featured Guest speaker, Leslie Crutchfield

Leslie Crutchfield is an author, social entrepreneur and a renowned expert on philanthropy and nonprofits. Her book Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits was named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Economist. She released a follow-up book in March of 2011, Do More than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World. Hear Ms. Crutchfield speak more about the book at

Ms. Crutchfield is a seasoned philanthropy advisor and nonprofit leader who has launched, led, funded, and advised top nonprofit and philanthropic groups. She was recently recognized by Newsweek as a Top Leader Under 40 for her experience directing millions in investments to entrepreneurial nonprofits.

Don Natzke Receives National Award for His Advocacy of Individuals with Disabilities

The Easter Seals’ National Board of Directors has recently announced the award winner for the 2011 Outstanding Advocate Award for Local Government, Milwaukee County’s Office of Persons with Disabilities Executive Director, Don Natzke. Each year the Easter Seals’ National Board of Directors awards an elected or appointed federal, state or municipal official the Outstanding Advocate Award. The award may be given to recognize an ongoing commitment to issues affecting people with disabilities or for one specifically noteworthy accomplishment. 

Don Natzke has a long-standing commitment to the disability community and the Easter Seals of Southeastern Wisconsin. He is being recognized for his role in the process to privatize the programming of Wil-O-Way, a recreational facility for adults with disabilities. Don chose Easter Seals as the recreation provider creating a partnership with the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities which is responsible for the success that Wil-O-Way has become today.   “Don is a visionary. He is passionate and always finds a way to get things done regardless of red tape or budget difficulties,” says Bob Glowacki, Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin CEO, “Don is very deserving of this prestigious national recognition.  He is continuously advocating for the rights and opportunities for individuals with disabilities and finding ways to make them happen.”

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Together Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin and Marquette High are Tackling Autism

Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin, Marquette University High School, Football, Autism

Join Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin and Marquette University High School on Oct. 9 for a free football clinic for children with autism and their siblings. The day of football fun is an opportunity to integrate individuals affected by autism into the community. The inclusion of the individuals and their families will raise awareness for Easter Seals’ autism services.

Children with autism, ages 3-18 and their siblings are encouraged to attend. The clinic will be held at Marquette University High School’s football field from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 9. The clinic will include basic football drills such as throwing and catching, trying on the team’s uniforms, and relay races. Staff members of Easter Seals’ autism department will also be available for training and additional support.

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Dog Adoptions Suspended at Wisconsin Humane Society Due to Canine Distemper Case

Dog Adoptions Temporarily Suspended at Wisconsin Humane Society Due to Canine Distemper Case

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) announced today that it will be temporarily suspending all dog adoptions at both the Milwaukee and Ozaukee Campuses after a puppy tested positive in Milwaukee for Canine Distemper.  Cat and small animal adoptions will remain unaffected because the virus is not transmissible to cats or to the small animals available at the shelters. It is also not transmissible to humans. 

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Dog Adoption Suspension Lifted

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dog Adoption Suspension Lifted at Wisconsin Humane Society

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Party with Your Pooch at Halloween Howl!

Halloween Howl
Bring your furry ghouls and ghosts in for a party at the Wisconsin Humane Society.  Win prizes and enjoy treats for dogs and people, too!

WHEN: Friday, October 14th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
WHAT: For dogs and their humans.  This howling night will include a canine costume contest, tricks for treats, bobbing for hot dogs, a bone dig and more.
WHERE:       The Wisconsin Humane Society
4500 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee

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