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Firstwatch: St. Patrick’s Day edition

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1269019823 Firstwatch: St. Patricks Day edition

Posted: March 17, 2010 |(1) Comments

I blindly picked one cupcake out of the bunch yesterday and it had one of those little “Kiss me I’m Irish” flags on it. What are the odds?

Today, a lot better.

As this is posted, a little after 5:30 a.m., the lines are already forming on Water St.

Out in the Town of Erin, there’s no alcohol and no candy throwing this year, but the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade is set for 10 a.m. Floats will be competing for $100 first prizes in three categories.

In Milwaukee County, Miller Lite is offering free bus rides starting at 6 p.m.

The Irish/Celtic and Holidays sections of our weekly entertainment calendar offer an array of ways to celebrate the day.

Not to be a downer, but did you know why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17? That’s the day – in 461 or 493, depending on source – the patron saint of Ireland died.

By the way, in case you missed it, we ran a local Irishman’s take on the Irish and their day over the weekend.

Allegations of unlawful partying are what got a Kewaskum mom in trouble in December. She’s due in municipal court today for a pretrial proceeding on 10 tickets accusing her of serving alcoholic beverages to minors.

Charity-minded folks in West Allis, including the mayor and the police chief, will be getting their heads shaved to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

It was a St. Patrick’s Day party, incidentally, that led to the creation of the foundation, which funds childhood cancer research.

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