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Published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:16:06 CDT


OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: Aug. 17-20, 2017

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:30:00 CDT

August is officially here and so is your Weekend Preview. Celebrate your weekend in the city we love by rockin' out at MKE Punk Fest, hanging out with your family and friends at Irish Fest, eating with the beasts at Zoo A La Carte, checking out our new brunch food truck series and much, much more.

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Watch the Venetian Boat Parade light up the lake this weekend

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:56:00 CDT

Watch some Brew City boats brighten up the night at the Milwaukee Venetian Boat Parade, as the event - featuring vibrant vessels dressed up in lights and more - sets sail on Saturday, Aug. 19, in the McKinley Marina for the first time.

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Eye expert instructs how to safely view Monday's eclipse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:04:00 CDT

Dr. Thomas B. Connor, Jr., professor of ophthalmology at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute, shares the deets on how to experience the phenomenon without injury.

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Meet Pamela Kieck, OnMilwaukee's fabulous new fashion columnist

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:06:00 CDT

This great city has some fabulously dressed residents, amazing boutiques and super talented people in the local fashion industry - and I will use this column to show that, whether you are a size 0 or a 26, there is something here to inspire you!

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7 cool places to watch the solar eclipse in Milwaukee

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:13:00 CDT

The last total solar eclipse to cross the contiguous United States was in 1979, more than 38 years ago. The next one won't be until April 2024. It's a big deal. Here are seven great places to see this singular moon-sun spectacle Monday afternoon in Milwaukee.

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Kristin Godfrey announced as new East Side BID Executive Director

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:00:00 CDT

Kristin Godfrey was announced as the new East Side Business Improvement director today, replacing Jim Plaisted after his departure in July.

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Classic old East Side firehouse is getting a makeover and we'll trace its progress

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:48:00 CDT

Jalem Getz, the president of Wantable, an online retailer based in Milwaukee, has purchased the decommissioned Milwaukee Fire Department Fire House, Ladder Company No. 5, at 1945 N. Bartlett Ave. and plans to convert it into a single family residence.

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Totality wired: Eclipse fever is everywhere

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:02:00 CDT

It's been nearly four decades since a total solar eclipse has darkened the daytime sky in these contiguous United States. Media outlets (including this one, as you can see) are all talking, writing and posting about this momentous event. Here are some of the basics.

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The Washington Post discovers Brew City

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:02:00 CDT

The Washington Post raved about Milwaukee's charms this week, including its affordability, friendliness and ease of getting around. Here's what the paper had to say about Brew City.

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Neighbors seek designation for Isaac Nelson Building at Garden Homes

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 15:01:00 CDT

According to some, the Isaac Nelson Building, 4416-20 N. 27th St., on the edge of Garden Homes, is in decent shape. But others would like to see it razed. That's why several neighbors are seeking temporary historic designation to halt demolition.

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New booze Natty Rush to challenge Four Loko, MillerCoors' Steel Reserve

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 14:02:00 CDT

As long as we have colleges, we will have college kids. With that in mind, AB-InBev announced plans to release a new, high-gravity, flavored malt beverage called Natty Rush to compete with Four Loko and MillerCoors' Steel Reserve Alloy Series. Frat bros, rejoice!

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Potawatomi Hotel and Casino kicks off annual Heart of Canal Street program

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Potawatomi Hotel and Casino's Heart of Canal Street kicked off its 2017 campaign today, helping to serve children in southeastern Wisconsin by providing funds to local non-profits.

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Who is Marcus Hutchins, and why is he being indicted in Milwaukee?

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 11:21:00 CDT

British computer whiz and cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins was hailed as a hero in June for preventing the spread of the infamous WannaCry malware. Last Wednesday, Hutchins was treated more like a villain.

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MKEmoji Moments: Cream Puff

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 17:03:00 CDT

The Wisconsin State Fair is upon us and so are all the festivities that come along with it. And to help enjoy the experience to the fullest, here is a LocaMoji that fits perfectly with this time of year: a cream puff.

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12 bodacious Ren Faire bosoms

Thu, 3 Aug 2017 20:02:00 CDT

Some go to the Renaissance Faire for the turkey legs, but some go for the buffet of breasts.

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Mayor walks streetcar route section with workers who are building it

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 10:45:00 CDT

As part of his Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge, which takes Mayor Tom Barrett on strolls in neighborhoods around town, hizzoner walked a section of the streetcar route Wednesday morning with some of the construction workers who are building it.

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Deal closes on BMO Harris complex, clearing way for new tower construction

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:42:00 CDT

Irgens closed on its acquisition of the 20-story BMO Harris Bank office building, adjacent seven-level parking structure and an adjoining surface parking lot Downtown where construction will begin on the new 25-story BMO Harris Financial Center.

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Watch Chris Christie and his nachos get in a Cubs fan's face at Miller Park

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 19:26:00 CDT

Warning, fellow Milwaukeeans: The following video - featuring a politician with a 15 percent approval rating getting in the face of a Cubs fan, topped off by a Cubs home run - may be the saddest, most unpleasant and most depressing thing you see this year.

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14 reasons you used to come Downtown in the '80s

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Downtown Milwaukee has changed over the years. Here are a few things that have departed the landscape in the city center. If you remember them, there's a pretty good chance you spent a lot of time Downtown in the 1980s.

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20 rocking photos from the 2017 Vans Warped Tour

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:16:00 CDT

Check out these awesome photos from the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, which made its yearly stop in Milwaukee at Henry Maier Festival Park on July 24.

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New report suggests Milwaukee relies too heavily on property tax revenue

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:03:00 CDT

At an event at the University Club on Monday, the Public Policy Forum released a report that looks at how the City of Milwaukee raises revenue and compares that to how 38 peer cities do it.

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Milwaukee Downtown hosts Downtown Employee Appreciation Week

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:01:00 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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9 reasons to bounce into Bounce

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:01:00 CDT

Bay View's Bounce Milwaukee is as much of a grown-up destination as it is a kid zone. Adults can jump, slide, laser, climb, box, play video games, sumo wrestle and more, in between drinking beers or cocktails and eating healthy (or not healthy) food.

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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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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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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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