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M.D. Johns
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Leaders and Legacies: You Decide
It's easy to pinpoint the legacies of recent area municipal leaders. In Marinette Former mayor Denise Ruleau , now happily retired, steadied a rocky ship after the tumultuous two terms of Mayor Bob Harbick . Her term saw the initiation of the Menekaunee Har...
It's easy to pinpoint the legacies of recent area municipal leaders. In Marinette Former mayor Denise Ruleau, now happily retired, steadied a rocky ship after the tumultuous two terms of Mayor Bob Harbick. Her term saw the in...
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An Astonishing Piece of Historical Research
For 18 months I had the pleasure of serving on Marinette's Historic Preservation Commission, taking the unexpired term of a member who'd resigned. One of my fellow commissioners, W. Jason Flatt, is a naval architect with a master's degree in historic preser...
For 18 months I had the pleasure of serving on Marinette's Historic Preservation Commission, taking the unexpired term of a member who'd resigned. One of my fellow commissioners, W. Jason Flatt, is a naval architect with a ma...
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Why Yarn Bombing is Cool
Photo courtesy of Marlene Hayward Williams I'm almost embarrassed to admit that yarn bombing is new to me. I do a fair amount of reading on street art, streetscapes and movements like tactical urbanism , but it wasn't until the current Community Leadership ...
Photo courtesy of Marlene Hayward Williams I'm almost embarrassed to admit that yarn bombing is new to me. I do a fair amount of reading on street art, streetscapes and movements like tactical urbanism, but it wasn't until th...
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Candidate Forums, or Why Business Should Care About Local Government
Someone asked the other day if Menominee mayoral candidates would have the opportunity for a mayoral forum, similar to the one held in March at UW-Marinette. I hope so. Since our area has no League of Women Voters and no Good Government Council, UW-Marinett...
Someone asked the other day if Menominee mayoral candidates would have the opportunity for a mayoral forum, similar to the one held in March at UW-Marinette. I hope so. Since our area has no League of Women Voters and no G...
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Three Questions For City Officials in Menominee
Gee, I feel like I'm beating a dead horse, but these are questions we should all want answers to: • Why did City Manager Ted Andrzejewski write a memo detailing his accomplishments and share them with only six of the people with council votes? • Why did May...
Gee, I feel like I'm beating a dead horse, but these are questions we should all want answers to: • Why did City Manager Ted Andrzejewski write a memo detailing his accomplishments and share them with only six of the people w...
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Reviving a Good Thing
I was pleased to hear from John Hofer recently that he is helping the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce re-establish a young professionals group. John is definitely the guy to get this done. More than 100 people have expressed interest, I was tol...
I was pleased to hear from John Hofer recently that he is helping the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce re-establish a young professionals group. John is definitely the guy to get this done. More than 100 people ha...
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Why Yarn Bombing is Cool
Photo courtesy of Marlene Hayward Williams I'm almost embarrassed to admit that yarn bombing is new to me. I do a fair amount of reading on street art, streetscapes and movements like tactical urbanism , but it wasn't until the current Community Leadership ...
Photo courtesy of Marlene Hayward Williams I'm almost embarrassed to admit that yarn bombing is new to me. I do a fair amount of reading on street art, streetscapes and movements like tactical urbanism, but it wasn't until th...
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Candidate Forums, or Why Business Should Care About Local Government
Someone asked the other day if Menominee mayoral candidates would have the opportunity for a mayoral forum, similar to the one held in March at UW-Marinette. I hope so. Since our area has no League of Women Voters and no Good Government Council, UW-Marinett...
Someone asked the other day if Menominee mayoral candidates would have the opportunity for a mayoral forum, similar to the one held in March at UW-Marinette. I hope so. Since our area has no League of Women Voters and no G...
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The Importance of Neighborhoods
Thinking about Menekaunee and its potential as a small business district made me recall the neighborhoods of my youth before mid-20th century zoning trends destroyed them. In the Marinette part of my life, my family lived on the 600 block of Main Street, ne...
Thinking about Menekaunee and its potential as a small business district made me recall the neighborhoods of my youth before mid-20th century zoning trends destroyed them. In the Marinette part of my life, my family lived on ...
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Two Counties, Two Cities, One Community
My husband and I have been back in our hometown for 21 years now. Our hometown happens to be in two states. He grew up in Menominee, and me, well I grew up on both sides of the river. My mother's family lived in Menominee. Her parents grew up there, married...
My husband and I have been back in our hometown for 21 years now. Our hometown happens to be in two states. He grew up in Menominee, and me, well I grew up on both sides of the river. My mother's family lived in Menominee. He...
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The Potential of Menekaunee - It's There
I'm hopeful that the great work the City of Marinette is doing to revitalize and rehab Menekaunee's harbor will spark some other improvements in that part of town . As mentioned here , it would be great to see some beautification (of sorts) take place in th...
I'm hopeful that the great work the City of Marinette is doing to revitalize and rehab Menekaunee's harbor will spark some other improvements in that part of town. As mentioned here, it would be great to see some beautificati...
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I write, cook, and design my life to meet my specifications.
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Writing, public relations, media relations, non-profit management.
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    Took early retirement in 2012. Currently serving on several commissions but pondering some sort of reinvention.
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Chef's daughter, Francophile, farm market fan.
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Chef's daughter, Francophile, farm market fan. Email me at frenchkitcheninamerica@yahoo.com
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Award-winning promotional writer, former journalist and college instructor.
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
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