Cassidy Schrader

Lake Effect Intern

Cassidy Schrader joined WUWM in June 2019 as an intern for Lake Effect.

She’s a junior at UW-Milwaukee studying digital art and advertising. Currently, Cassidy is the graphic designer/webmaster for Summer Sounds in Cedarburg and works on the event staff for The Pabst Theater Group.  In her free time, she likes to read sci-fi books, go on hikes with her two dogs, and catch a good concert.

Cassidy Schrader

If you take a look around Milwaukee and its surrounding communities, you may have noticed that coffee shops are kind of the new corner stores. From international chains like Starbucks to local roasters like Stone Creek, coffee seems to have taken over the city.

But this didn't happen overnight. In fact, Milwaukee's coffee scene has been growing for decades to become the powerhouse it is today. But how did this happen? And is Milwaukee's coffee scene unique compared to similar-sized cities?

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Gardening can have a huge impact on your health. Digging holes, pulling weeds, and tilling the soil are great exercise for your body. Plus, it can lead to lower levels of stress. And at the end of it all, you have a new source of healthy and delicious foods.

Lake Effect gardening contributor Melinda Myers offers helpful information on the health benefits of gardening. Myers is the author of numerous books, including Month-by-Month Gardening in Wisconsin and Can't Miss Small Space Gardening.