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Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:16:08 CDT


OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: April 19-22, 2018

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:00:00 CDT

Welcome to the great Milwaukee weekend. As always, it's brought to you by OnMilwaukee and it's another exciting one with Earth Day, Bucks playoff games, MAM After Dark and much more. Dive in, make your list and get your weekend on.

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NEWaukee's 10 picks for YPWeek Wisconsin 2018

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:01:00 CDT

There are plenty of events scattered throughout the state for NEWaukee's Young Professional Week (YPWeek), but here are the top ten picks, in no particular order, from NEWaukee itself for the eight-day event.

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414 things we love about Milwaukee

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:01:00 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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414, let's have one more: 10 ways to celebrate Milwaukee Day

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:56:00 CDT

It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas (though considering the cold temperatures and chance of snow, you could've had us fooled) - Milwaukee Day! And here's how to celebrate Cream City in style.

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Inaugural Meet the Meetups brings Milwaukee's tech community together

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 11:56:00 CDT

On Monday, May 14, at Radio Milwaukee, the inaugural Meet the Meetups event will bring together 23 of the community's top technology Meetup groups for a night filled with tech talks, pizza, craft beer, live music, door prizes and more.

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PODCAST: Celebrating OnMilwaukee's 20th anniversary with Andy Tarnoff

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 00:01:00 CDT

Today marks the 20th anniversary of OnMilwaukee. To commemorate the occasion and to understand how this small, strange, wonderfully different and endlessly creative digital media company has survived and thrived for two decades, we talk to OnMilwaukee co-founder and publisher Andy Tarnoff.

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LOOK: A peek at The Hop streetcar

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 15:01:00 CDT

In advance of on-street testing of the new streetcar, which is expected to begin next week, the media was invited into the Streetcar Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF), 450 N. 5th St. - beneath I-794, a half-block north of the Intermodal Station - on Friday afternoon.

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It's time for Target in Downtown Milwaukee

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 19:01:00 CDT

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Target plans to open another one of its smaller stores in the Logan Square neighborhood. This will be Target's 10th "small-format" store in Chicagoland. And I think Milwaukee needs one.

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O yes! Bingo players share stories behind their lucky charms

Mon, 2 Apr 2018 17:05:00 CDT

Troll dolls and rabbits' feet are the most common luck-bringing items, but bingo players find inspiration and hopefulness in a vast variety of baubles. Some bingo buffs bring a Beanie Baby or two; others set up elaborate shrines.

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Milwaukee Air and Water Show to return to the lakefront on July 21-22

Mon, 2 Apr 2018 15:56:00 CDT

The sights - and especially the sounds - of summer are on their way, as the Milwaukee Air and Water Show today announced that it will return to the lakefront on July 21-22, complete with the Thunderbirds and other aerial acts in tow.

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Secrets hidden in Milwaukee logos

Mon, 2 Apr 2018 12:16:00 CDT

Great logos are simple shapes that are easily recognizable and leave enough room to fill the viewer's imagination with what the brand means to them. But sometimes you can endear viewers with an Easter egg to make them feel like they're in on a secret.

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Milwaukee Common Council officially deems "dilly dilly" obscene

Sun, 1 Apr 2018 00:01:00 CDT

After weeks of intense testimony and heartfelt debate, the Milwaukee Common Council came to a controversial decision Friday, announcing that the now-ubiquitous Bud Light catchphrase "Dilly dilly" will henceforth be considered obscenity by law.

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Meet the five startups pitching at Startup Milwaukee's new TANGIBLE program

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 12:06:00 CDT

Today Startup Milwaukee is thrilled to announce TANGIBLE, highlighting the innovation occuring in the consumer product space here in Southeast Wisconsin and serving as a launchpad for five area startups per quarter.

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First streetcar vehicle expected to arrive in Milwaukee next week

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:13:00 CDT

The first streetcar vehicle for The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, left manufacturer Brookville Equipment Corp. by flatbed truck today, and is expected to arrive in Milwaukee early next week.

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Klement's links up with Summerfest for 10-year sponsorship, new beer garden

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:06:00 CDT

This morning, Summerfest announced a new 10-year partnership with Klement's, serving as the official sausage of the Big Gig, as well as sponsoring a brand new sausage and beer garden on the north end of Henry Maier Festival Park.

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Brewery Spelunking: Miller Caves

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:56:00 CDT

Though the name of this series is urban spelunking, I don't get to see too many actual caves. The crumbling beer caves under the old Falk Brewery are an exception. The ones adjacent at Miller Brewing are another. These caves, unlike the ones at Falk, are open to the public.

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Goldmann's sign returns, will "hang" again on Mitchell Street

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:41:00 CDT

The Goldmann's Department Store sign is back in Milwaukee after spending the last three years in a North Dakota museum. But the process of getting it here wasn't easy.

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Robin's picks: 7 days of Milwaukee entertainment musts

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 10:16:00 CDT

Robin Reese often gets asked - by out of towners and locals alike - what is there to do here? So she's decided to share her weekly picks of cool happenings in and around our lovely city. Here are Robin's places to be this week.

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Bill Schroeder, 88, was a long-time Milwaukee bookseller

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 08:58:00 CDT

According to a social media post by his daughter Meg Schroeder, William Schroeder, who ran a pair of Downtown bookstores for many years, passed away early Friday morning, after being admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit at Froedtert Hospital.

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In latest East Side changes, local developer buys BBC, Hotel Foster buildings

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 15:40:00 CDT

Milwaukee developer Joshua Jeffers purchased the former G-Daddy's BBC and Hotel Foster buildings at 2012-2028 E. North Ave., he confirmed to OnMilwaukee on Thursday, and intends to start redeveloping them this spring with hopes of catalyzing the ever-changing neighborhood.

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Shared destiny and common ground spark new approach to regional collaboration

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 18:06:00 CDT

When news broke that Milwaukee had reached an agreement to sell water to Waukesha, one could almost hear a gasp of surprise heard across the region. How is it possible that leaders were able to reach across the "divide"? The answer is surprising because it is so simple: change.

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NEWaukee announces 2018 Night Market dates

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:46:00 CDT

The weather is finally starting to consistently warm up, and spring is in sight (*knocks on wood*). But in case that's not enough, here is some more news to put you in a sunny mood: NEWaukee announced the dates today for the 2018 Night Market.

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5 mostly Olympics-related questions for a Milwaukeean living in South Korea

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:03:00 CDT

Christopher Wing grew up in Bay View, graduated from Riverside University High School and, after college and living life in various places around the United States, moved to Changwon, South Korea. Wing recently chatted with us about Milwaukee and, of course, the Olympics.

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Vanguard hosts fundraising event for Da Crusher statue Thursday night

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:01:00 CDT

The group leading the effort to put a life-size bronze memorial statue of legendary professional wrestler Reggie "'The Crusher" Lisowski in South Milwaukee will host a fundraising event Thursday night, Crusher Night at The Vanguard.

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Send these punny Milwaukee Valentines to your sweets

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:00:00 CDT

Cupids and chocolates are fine, but to spread the local and cheesy love send one of these free Brew City Valentines to your sweetheart.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade marches into Downtown March 10

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:01:00 CDT

The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will set off on its march Saturday, March 11, beginning at noon and starting at Wisconsin Ave. and Old World Third St. before winding its way through Downtown.

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PODCAST: Brew City Conversations with Colectivo's Lincoln Fowler

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:02:00 CDT

On this week's Brew City Conversations, John Hand speaks with Lincoln Fowler, the co-founder and co-owner of Colectivo. They discuss how a struggling speaker business became the thriving local coffee chain, the company's name change, bean source and its 25th anniversary.

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Marquette announces Athletic Performance Research Center groundbreaking

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 11:46:00 CDT

Marquette University has announced that it will break ground on its new Athletic and Human Performance Research Center on Tuesday, March 6 at 11:30 p.m. It just won't be doing so where it had originally intended.

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Who's Justin Timberlake rooting for in the Super Bowl? The Packers

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 16:36:00 CDT

Halftime performer Justin Timberlake found himself having to pick between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots at a pre-Super Bowl press conference this afternoon. So he chose neither.

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7 ways to celebrate tomorrow morning's Super Blue Blood Moon mania

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 21:24:00 CDT

Taken on their own, none of these lunar occurrences are all that exciting or rare, but all brought together, it should make for one phenomenal morning - one you should celebrate in one of these blissfully blue moon-themed ways.

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Former Gov. Jim Doyle to serve as moderator for Joe Biden's Riverside tour visit

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 05:01:00 CDT

This morning, the Riverside Theater announced that former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle will serve as the moderator for former Vice President Joe Biden's upcoming "American Promise" tour stop in Milwaukee on Sunday, Feb. 11.

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Facebook post from local mom / musician gets 3,000+ responses

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:03:00 CDT

Last week, Lauryl Sulfate - a musician and mom living in Shorewood - posted a question to her personal Facebook page that garnered more than 3,000 responses. So what was it?

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Colectivo's second Chicago cafe is open and a third is underway

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 15:01:00 CDT

Colectivo opened its second Chicago cafe just before Christmas in Logan Square and is working on its third Windy City location now, too, according to spokesman Scott Schwebel.

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Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn announces retirement

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:17:00 CDT

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward A. Flynn announced his retirement from the MPD today, first in a meeting with his top commanders, then an hour later when Mayor Tom Barrett made it public at a news conference.

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Nuggets for the new year

Mon, 1 Jan 2018 17:02:00 CDT

To begin 2018, I've compiled a few thoughts, inspirational nuggets and observations that may help inspire you to make this the best year yet. It's a list I've kept for a while and refer to often. Figured it was time to share it, again, as I did last year.

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Midwesterners love this word, apparently

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:02:00 CDT

Have you said "ope?" What does it even mean?

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Burns statue salutes "Auld Lang Syne" creator

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:02:00 CDT

This seemingly unusual Milwaukee monument - the great poet never visited Milwaukee - is the result of a 1909 gift to the city. With New Year's Eve upon us, we take a look at its history and remind you of the lyrics to an enduring holiday favorite.

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Wisconsin Center District names Marty Brooks new CEO

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:16:00 CDT

The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) Board of Directors named Marty Brooks as the new CEO for the Wisconsin Center District.

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37 things to do in MKE, and not all to do with "Happy Days" or drinking

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:03:00 CDT

A post in Travel + Leisure yesterday lists 37 things to do in Milwaukee. Naturally, it's called "37 Things to Do in Milwaukee, Wisconsin." That's pretty cool, right? A lot of things.

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Council approves Northridge parcel transfer to City of Milwaukee

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:36:00 CDT

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis is thrilled to announce the Northridge parcel transfer was officially approved Tuesday by the Milwaukee Common Council. The area will be redeveloped into light industrial space.

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LOOK: Bright meteor lights up the Wisconsin sky near midnight

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Look, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's a Jedi attack force!? OK, not really, but a brilliant meteor did light up the sky over Wisconsin last night, causing no shortage of oohing and aahing and leading at least one observer to say the sighting was life-changing.

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Milwaukee Talks: Wisconsin Humane Society President Anne Reed

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:03:00 CDT

Even at 138 years old, the Wisconsin Humane Society is an organization that doesn't rest on its laurels. Just this month, it announced it will acquire the Bay Area Humane Society in Green Bay and the Door County Humane Society, bringing its total number of campuses to five. Leading this charge is President and CEO Anne Reed, a lawyer by trade, who joined WHS in 2010.

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West St. Paul Avenue listed on State Register of Historic Places

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:50:00 CDT

The Wisconsin Historical Society has listed the West St. Paul Avenue Industrial Historic District, in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley, on the State Register of Historic Places, making properties there eligible for historic tax credits, which help offset costs associated with restoring historic buildings.

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Work underway on The Hop streetcar power substations

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Site prep work is complete for the three power substations that will help run The Hop Milwaukee streetcar, slated to go online next year. Here is some information on them.

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Controversial photo of contractors with guns stirs reaction along racial lines

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 11:16:00 CDT

Common Council members got a chance to question the head of the Public Works Department about the controversial photo during a Public Works Committee hearing Wednesday, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Milwaukeee named "Best City To Find Love" in 2017

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 19:15:00 CDT

Apparently, Milwaukee ranked first with "the Great Love Debate" because of our attractive population, vibrant social scene and the confidence within its dating community. Really?

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Local couple's baby-and-kitten video goes viral

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:05:00 CDT

When Erin and Theresa Rouse took a video of their cousin's baby and kitten two weeks ago, they had no idea it would go viral. The video, which features a newborn baby and a kitten swaddled and resting peacefully together, has more than 2.5 million views and nearly 47,000 people from all over the world have shared it.

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Facelift in the works for Hotel Metro and Pastiche

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:31:00 CDT

One of Milwaukee's unique boutique hotels, Hotel Metro, located at 411 E. Mason St., is in line for a facelift, according to information gleaned today from various sources.

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Na-meow-ste: Kitten yoga is a thing

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:06:00 CDT

Jennette Cable, who owns the Creative Care and Wellness Center, 634 E. Burleigh St. in Riverwest, offers a yoga class called "Whisker Wednesdays." And it's really popular.

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Old Smoky introduced generations of kids to railroading

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:01:00 CDT

You don't have to be THAT old to remember the days when Old Smoky used to serve Bay View. The neutered steam locomotive didn't go actually anywhere, but folks loved it just the same ... at least for a little while.

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