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Published: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:16:06 CDT

 



OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: July 20-23, 2017

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:00:00 CDT

The great Milwaukee weekend is upon us and so is your Weekend Preview. Celebrate this weekend in the city we love by pigging out on treats at Festa Italiana, celebrating Amy Winehouse with local musicians, drinking brews at Firkin Fest, watching Shakespeare in the Park and much, much more.


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Autism-friendly cafe owner responds to negative feedback

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:30:00 CDT

Yesterday, OnMilwaukee posted a story about a cafe opening in Riverwest to support autistic individuals and their families. Dozens of readers claimed the owner was a scam artist, so OnMilwaukee reached out to him.


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Social X MKE hosts YP Homecoming Week

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:27:00 CDT

Social X MKE will host YP Homecoming Week, from July 23-29, to promote the networking and development of young professionals in the Milwaukee area.


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The world's biggest bounce house is coming to Lake Park

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:06:00 CDT

Because there is still joy in this world, the world's biggest bounce house - or bouncy castle, or boingalow, or whatever term you prefer - is bounding its way over to Milwaukee this summer.


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Milwaukee Downtown hosts Downtown Employee Appreciation Week

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:05:00 CDT

Milwaukee Downtown will host its annual Downtown Employee Appreciation Week, July 31-Aug. 4. Check out all that the week has to offer to Downtown employees here.


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Lanterns for a new year of "China Lights" await polishing

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:36:00 CDT

A fenced in area filled with what might look like the remnants of last year's explosively successful "China Lights" lantern festival at the Boerner Botanical Garden isn't a pile of leftovers. It's actually something of a sneak preview of this year's event.


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Coakley Brothers announces $6 million building renovation

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:36:00 CDT

Coakley Brothers has begun a $6 million renovation project at its 400 S. 5th St. building headquarters, in the heart of the Walker's Point neighborhood.


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Shift Switch: Copywriter at Bader Rutter

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:09:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder played copywriter for a day at Bader Rutter, a full-service advertising agency that just moved to a stunning new space in Downtown Milwaukee.


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Bus Rapid Transit line could alter local mass-transit landscape

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:06:00 CDT

Milwaukee County Transit System officials sought feedback from residents who attended two open houses last week regarding the ambitious East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


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10 ways to beat the heat when you don't have AC

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Here are 10 ways to stay cool on a hot summer night.


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PODCAST: Country music, Summerfest and Nashville Predators, with Shaun Ridder

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 19:01:00 CDT

In episode 31 of OnMilwaukee's Postgame Tailgate podcast, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller are joined by FM106.1 morning radio host Shaun Ridder to talk country music, Summerfest acts and the Nashville Predators' Admirals-fueled NHL playoff run.


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Zima is back! Here are 7 reasons why

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 17:01:00 CDT

When MillerCoors announced it was bringing back Zima, there were two response camps: those nostalgically excited for its return, and those who shuddered and said "blech." But the overarching question on both sides was why?


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Vim and Vigor will bring 274 apartments to former Pabst Brewery

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 11:20:00 CDT

Milhaus announces it has broken ground on two ground-up buildings at the former Pabst Brewery complex which are projected to open in 2018. The 274-unit Vim and Vigor apartments will include 7,000 square feet of retail space at the corner of Juneau Avenue and 10th Street.


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The story behind The Boat House

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 13:26:00 CDT

Milwaukee's East Side "Boat House" is for sale. Here's a look back to a story from 2004 that provides the history and a resident's take on the nautical dwelling.


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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: June 1-4, 2017

Sun, 4 Jun 2017 07:47:00 CDT

June is officially upon us, and so is your Weekend Preview. Go out and celebrate the summer with great Milwaukee weekend events like Downtown Dining Week, the Milwaukee Ballet performance, 5K at the zoo, Brewers games and more!


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Wisconsin's 29 most powerful Latinos 2017, part 5

Sat, 3 Jun 2017 11:06:00 CDT

This is the fifth in a five-part Madison365 series highlighting Wisconsin residents of Latino heritage who have accomplished great things and made a real impact in business, education, government, media and the nonprofit sector.


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LISTEN: Have reports of the East Side's death been greatly exaggerated?

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 15:01:00 CDT

In Episode 30 of The Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller are joined by OnMilwaukee senior writer Molly Snyder to discuss the much-discussed death and consternate over the much-consternated-over change of the East Side neighborhood. That, and a lot more!


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Wisconsin's 29 most powerful Latinos 2017, part 4

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 13:06:00 CDT

This is the fourth in a five-part Madison365 series highlighting Wisconsin residents of Latino heritage who have accomplished great things and made a real impact in business, education, government, media and the nonprofit sector.


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Wisconsin's most misspelled word is ... Wisconsin

Tue, 30 May 2017 14:56:00 CDT

The National Spelling Bee is currently underway, so Google Trends, the Twitter account featuring the official data and visualizations from the company, assembled a map of each U.S. state's most misspelled word. And Wisconsin's is ... Wisconsin.


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Wisconsin's 29 most powerful Latinos 2017, part 3

Mon, 29 May 2017 13:06:00 CDT

This is the third in a five-part Madison365 series highlighting Wisconsin residents of Latino heritage who have accomplished great things and made a real impact in business, education, government, media and the nonprofit sector.


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My Memorial Day gift

Mon, 29 May 2017 09:06:00 CDT

An average run to the grocery store the other day turned into anything but average. It was a gift that I will remember for the rest of my life.


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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: Memorial Day Weekend, 2017

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:01:00 CDT

The first long weekend of the summer is upon us ... and so is your Weekend Preview. Make it a great one, Milwaukee!


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Wisconsin's 29 most powerful Latinos 2017, part 2

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:56:00 CDT

This is the second in a five-part Madison365 series highlighting Wisconsin residents of Latino heritage who have accomplished great things and made a real impact in business, education, government, media and the nonprofit sector.


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25 ways for you to sound the paarrrrt on "Talk Like A Milwaukee Pirate Day"

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:58:00 CDT

Look, dressing up like a pirate is all well and good, but looking the part doesn't really matter if you don't sound the part, too. Lucky for you, we've come up with a number of great ways to talk like a Milwaukee pirate on "Talk Like A Milwaukee Pirate Day."


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What is your Milwaukee pirate name?

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:01:00 CDT

We couldn't celebrate this fake holiday without allowing you to get in on the fun with your own Milwaukee pirate name.


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OnMilwaukee unfurls first "Talk Like A Milwaukee Pirate Day"

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:07:00 CDT

Ahoy, Milwaukee mateys! Although "International Talk Like A Pirate Day" is Sept. 19, the first ever "Talk Like A MILWAUKEE Pirate Day" is Wednesday, May 24.


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At long last, former McKinley School gets a potential lifeline

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:02:00 CDT

Just when all hope seemed to have faded, hopeful news for the future of the former McKinley School, 2001 W. Vliet St., has arrived.


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Wisconsin's 29 most powerful Latinos 2017, part 1

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Here is the first in a five-part Madison365 series highlighting Wisconsin residents of Latino heritage who have accomplished great things and made a real impact in business, education, government, media and the nonprofit sector.


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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: May 18-21, 2017

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:43:00 CDT

The great Milwaukee weekend is here ... and so is your Weekend Preview! Make it a great one!


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Sheriff David Clarke leaving Milwaukee for Department of Homeland Security job

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:30:00 CDT

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is riding out of town, resigning local office to accept a federal position in Donald Trump's administration. Clarke will become the acting assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security for partnership and engagement, he said Wednesday.


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Streetcar rails are being installed Downtown

Fri, 12 May 2017 15:02:00 CDT

Decades after the old streetcars stopped rolling in Brew City, railtrack is returning to Downtown Milwaukee streets. Here are some images and updates of the process on installing infrastructure for the first phase, due to be completed in 2018.


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You like beer gardens in the Parks? Next up is a Bear Garden at the Zoo

Wed, 10 May 2017 15:45:00 CDT

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele on Wednesday announced plans to bring a "Bear Garden" to the Zoo, as part of an expanded public-private concessions partnership with SSA that will add new revenue and full-time jobs, as well as feature local food and drink vendors.


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The Milverine has a dog

Mon, 8 May 2017 13:26:00 CDT

Thanks to Thomas Hauck of c. 1880, it would appear that Milwaukee's number one mythical cat (sorry, Milwaukee Lion) has a cute little mythical beast of his own. Take a look for yourself.


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Milwaukee Talks: Brewers General Manager David Stearns

Thu, 4 May 2017 20:02:00 CDT

There are many people in Milwaukee who lead very public lives. One of them, surely, is David Stearns, the general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. We sat down with him to see what makes him tick.


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Stormwater initiative will green Milwaukee Public Museum entrance

Wed, 3 May 2017 09:03:00 CDT

While some in Milwaukee are thinking about the long-range outlook for the future of the Milwaukee Public Museum and its home at 800 W. Wells St., the museum is partnering with The Green Team of Wisconsin to revitalize its Wells Street entrance.


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Downtown strip club supporters point to Minneapolis for examples of success

Tue, 2 May 2017 11:03:00 CDT

With a May 8 deadline looming, the war of words over a proposed strip club Downtown is escalating. A coalition of powerful business interests remain opposed, with the mayor and members of the Common Council on the other side, using Minneapolis as an example.


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Milwaukee's crime of the century: 25 years after Jeffrey Dahmer

Mon, 1 May 2017 13:01:00 CDT

It's been more than 25 years since Jeffrey Dahmer's horrific crimes were exposed. Anne E. Schwartz was a part-time crime reporter when she was assigned to cover the case. Here is her look back at Milwaukee's crime of the century.


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St. Rita's Church will be razed and replaced with a new Little Pink Church

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:55:00 CDT

St. Rita's Church, 1601 N. Cass St., will be razed and replaced with a new church and a six-story independent living complex for seniors, the church will announce today at a press conference with Mayor Tom Barrett and Ald. Nik Kovac.


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Sherman Park residents disapprove of plans to rebuild gas station

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:06:00 CDT

Sherman Park residents expressed concerns at a recent listening session about a proposal to rebuild a gas station that was burned to the ground during sometimes-violent demonstrations in August, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


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Milwaukee, a city to watch? That's what Conde Nast Traveler says

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:31:00 CDT

I admit I'm a skeptic when it comes to lists. But even I'm a little impressed to see Milwaukee sitting at No. 2 on Conde Nast Traveler's "6 U.S. Cities to Watch in 2017" list.


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Milwaukee Talks: MPM's Dennis Kois on building a new museum

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:02:00 CDT

The fact that Milwaukee Public Museum has been considering a new home is no secret, but the idea has again been in the news recently. We talked to president and CEO Dennis Kois about the kinds of decisions and considerations that figure into such a move.


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The numerology of 414

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:03:00 CDT

Let's get New Age-y and math-y for a minute and find out the numerology of "414" on 414 Day!


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414 things we love about Milwaukee

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Sure, you love Milwaukee. But do you love it so much you can name 414 things you love about it? We do! Here's a big list, in no particular order, of 414 (our area code) things we love about Milwaukee.


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Discovery World plans Lakefront expansion and renovation

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:56:00 CDT

Discovery World unveiled a major expansion and renovation to the Lakefront facility that will begin in late summer 2017, adding nearly 20,000 square feet of accessible public space to Wisconsin's largest science and technology center.


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Milwaukee: America's City of Light?

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 13:56:00 CDT

Paris, schmaris. As Anthony said, "Let there be light." And more light. The Anthony is Anthony Crivello, Milwaukee native and Tony Award-winning actor. He has an idea to light up Milwaukee to identify its neighborhoods and beautify the city.


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Milwaukee Talks: Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn

Sun, 2 Apr 2017 11:01:00 CDT

In this Milwaukee Talks, we chat with MPD Chief Edward Flynn, who has been chief of police in Milwaukee for just over eight years. He has presided over a department founded in 1855, and one that is functioning in one of the most turbulent times in its history.


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State Fair tickets just $5 for National Something-On-A-Stick Day

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:46:00 CDT

Today is National Something-On-A-Stick Day. And what better way to celebrate than by buying $5 tickets to the Wisconsin State Fair?


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MCTS boards the early bus to April Fools' with round trip service to Japan

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:21:00 CDT

The Milwaukee County Transit System got an early start on April Fools' today, posting an article on its web site with the headline, "Milwaukee County Transit Announces New Round Trip Service to Japan."


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National Trust says Domes are a National Treasure and can be repaired

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:00:00 CDT

Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation releases a new engineering report on the Mitchell Park Domes - which it calls a National Treasure - that the trust says "demonstrates a more comprehensive and cost-effective path forward for preserving the Domes."


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Milwaukee needs a fountain

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:10:00 CDT

I'm again calling for the creation of a new, Lake Michigan Milwaukee fountain. Milwaukee means water, and what better way to showcase our connections to fresh water than a giant fountain in Lake Michigan.


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