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New collaboration delivers food and supports small, diverse businesses

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By Ian Aley, MarketReady ProgramMay 26 via the Northside News It all started with potato chips and baseball. Christine Ameigh, owner of Slide Gourmet Potato Chips and Christine’s Kitchens, had a contract to supply chips to Miller Park and had just produced a huge amount of chips. Then baseball was canceled due to the coronavirus. […]

FEED Bakery announces new class and volunteer opportunities

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May 26 via the Northside News FEED Bakery and Catering Training Program provides vocational training to underemployed and unemployed adults during a three month program several days a week. Graduates receive ServSafe and Wisconsin Baker’s Certificates and support finding, applying for and succeeding in employment. Take a class The next class will begin Monday, July […]

Sign up for online editions of the Northside News

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This week the Northside News published its first online edition. It went out via email to subscribers and you can now read the full edition in an online booklet at northsidenews.org.  Sign up to receive future online editions.

Letter to the Editor

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To the Editor: We are lucky to have an amazing community resource in the WPCRC on the Northside. But more than once or even twice, I’ve been struck by the difficulty in accessing the center as a community member. Most recently we visited WPCRC on Sunday, December 30, after consulting their published holiday schedule. Open […]

Managing Editor’s Column: February/March 2019

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I often mark the return of spring by its feeling of abundance in contrast to the sparse cold of winter. Even the damp, the muck, the wet chill, signal the presence of something new and growing.  Amid the absences of winter, this issue of the Northside News felt like our own fearless groundhog, the omen […]

Letters to the Editor

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Letter to the editor: I receive the Northside News and find it an informative and useful publication. However, I have several concerns about the most recent health column by Dr. Ross Royster: (1) Royster is a doctor of chiropractic—this should be clearly stated, as many people will assume he is a physician (M.D. or D.O.). […]

Managing Editor’s Column: December 2018/January 2019

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Like all Northside Planning Council programs, the Northside News has its home in the shared offices of FEED Kitchens. Despite the variety of work accomplished by these projects — from food recovery (Healthy Food For All) and vocational training (FEED Bakery), to community and economic development work (Stable Families, Strong Community and the Northside Economic […]

Managing Editor’s Column: October/November 2018

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Crisp summer greens and the sour crunch of pickles. Teeth sinking through the chutney tucked between the lumps and bumps of pakora, reaching the rich, warm center of the dough. The sweet tang of cranberry sauce simmering on the stove. Food ushers us from season to season, with our taste buds tuned to find comfort […]

Aloha to Cinnamon Stick

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To the Editor, Aloha to Cinnamon Stick. Cinnamon Stick was a “Made in Wisconsin” based shop on Lien Road not far from Aldi’s. It had a great supply of baking goods and mixes, fresh farm eggs, sauces, cooking oils and a wonderful array of spices. The owners are great examples of local small business entrepreneurs. […]