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Care Packages for Soldiers


You can spread some holiday cheer by giving to the 5th annual City of Milwaukee Holiday Care Package Drive. The drive benefits the men and women serving in the 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade stationed in Kosovo. Checks can be made payable to the Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation. There is also a wish list of items that can be dropped off at the Mayor's office, Room 201, in City Hall. Items will be collected until December 20th.

The Brewers Community Foundation has generously offered to cover the estimated $3,000 cost of shipping these items to Kosovo.

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Martin Luther King Holiday Hours

Martin Luther King Jr two.jpgThe Martin Luther King Library will be open on Monday, January 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All other Milwaukee Public libraries will be closed.

Special events taking place at the King Library that day include:

Teens Helping Teens -
Understanding the Foster Care System
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Donations of toiletries and school supplies will be welcomed. All will be donated to La Causa.
This program is being presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,
Upsilon Mu Omega Chapter

What's Your Dream?
1 to 3 p.m.
Help celebrate the memory and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by sharing your dream on the library's "I Have a Dream" wall.
Sponsored by the MPL Teen Advisory Board, funded by the Helen Bader Foundation

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Holiday Hotlines

holiday backgroundWhat is one of the best ways to reduce stress during the holidays? Ask for help! Here are some tip lines to keep in mind throughout the holiday season.

Dessert Help
Crisco Pie Hotline: 1-877-367-7438
Hershey's Chocolate Hotline: 1-800-468-1714
Land-o-Lakes Holiday Bake Line: 1-800-782-9606
Nestle Toll House Baking Information Line: 1-800-637-8537

Food Safety Tips
U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Hotline: 1-888-674-6854

Main Course and Side Dish Help
Butterball Turkey Hotline: 1-800-BUTTERBALL
Fleischmann's Yeast Baker's Help Line: 1-800-777-4959
Jennie-O Turkey Hotline: 1-800-887-5397
Kentucky Legend Ham Hotline: 1-866-343-5058
Ocean Spray Cranberries Consumer Help Line: 1-800-662-3263
Reynolds Wrap Turkey Tips Line: 1-800-745-4000
Turning Leaf Wine Holiday Tips Hotline: 1-877-TLWINE-3

Santa Locator
Want to know where Santa is on Christmas Eve? Call 1-877-446-6723

Stain Removal Tips
Clorox Holiday Stain Hotline: 1-877-STAIN-411

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Colcannon + Corned Beef = Yum

Shamrock.jpgEven those of us without a drop of Irish ancestry can use St. Patrick's Day as an excuse to sample some delicious fare from the Emerald Isle. Recipe sources range from books such as The Irish Pub Cookbook to the Ready Reference Historic Recipe File to numerous websites. One of my favorites, accessible via the Milwaukee Public Library's House and Garden Recommended Links, is What I especially like about this site is the review section, which allows a sort of virtual kaffeeklatsch in which people who've made the item offer their suggestions on how to tweak it. There's also the serendipity of starting out with a search for Irish potatoes and winding up with a delicious mash up of spuds and cabbage called Colcannon. Bon appetit, now you may eat!

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