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Molly Snyder

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Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine, The Cream City Review, Exquisite Corpse (Cyber Corpse), Magical Blend, Mothering, Literary Mama, AOL, Double Dare Press, Travelocity.com and more.

In 2009, Molly won a Wisconsin Press Club Award. In 2013, she was named the writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel.

After graduating from UWM with a degree in English and Women's Studies, Molly worked as the Membership and Marketing Director at the Downtown YMCA and as the Communications Specialist at Kalmbach Publishing Co. before joining the editorial staff at OnMilwaukee.com in June 2002. It is, hands down, the best job she's ever had -- except for when she worked as a vendette at The Prospect Mall Cinemas in the late '80s and could eat free popcorn while flirting with ushers. (During college, she also worked the door at the iconic Safe House and made people do ridiculous things like hula hoop topless if they didn't know the password to get in.)

Molly is the mother of two sons, Kai River and Levi, who came into her life only three months apart. In the midst of the adoption process, Molly was shocked by the double pink lines on the pregnancy test and became one of the few women to take two maternity leaves in the same calendar year.

She is currently working on a memoir.



Recent Articles
 
 Arts & Entertainment - July 24, 2014
 5 pics that zoom in on "Phantom"
 I had the chance to get behind the scenes of "Phantom Of The Opera" today to check out the famous, one-ton chandelier - created by Howard Eaton who designed the five fiery Olympic rings seen at the 2012 London opening - as well as a few of the props and costumes.
 
 Music - July 24, 2014
 Rebirth Brass Band brings a taste of New Orleans to Cedarburg
 The Rebirth Brass Band will perform on Friday night at Cedarburg's Summer Sounds series. The free concert takes place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in Cedar Creek Park. Recently, OnMilwaukee.com chatted with trumpet player Chadrick Honore, who at 27 is the youngest player in the band.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - July 23, 2014
 The swings are back!
 At 11 a.m. today, Mayor Tom Barrett - along with a group of city officials, designers, organizers and citizens - cut the ribbon on the new swings at the Marsupial Bridge.
 
 Kids & Family - July 21, 2014
 Human mom raising baby raccoons
 Alissa Gonyea, a Milwaukee Public Schools teacher, planned to have a lesiurely summer that included travel and camping adventures with her son and nephew. Instead, she is taking care of four baby raccoons.
 
 Festival Guide - July 20, 2014
 Fromme is uber-committed to German Fest
 Festa Italiana ends today, and German Fest is up next. In preparation for next weekend's festival of all things German, OnMilwaukee.com chats with Klaus Fromme, who has been the executive director and president of German Fest since 1981.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - July 20, 2014
 Cedarburg man invents garage door opener app
 Recently, Jacob Tabak helped develop an Android app called Timehop. With this technical know-how and successful design under his belt, Tabak turned his attention to his more pressing problems: a closed and locked garage door, full hands and the desire to solve human needs through better technology.
 
 Bars & Clubs - July 19, 2014
 First look: Brenner Brewing Company
 Last night, Brenner Brewing Company, 706 S. 5th St., opened its doors to Facebook friends (and real friends) of owner Mike Brenner.
 
 Festival Guide - July 19, 2014
 Ren Faire artist spends hours creating very-temporary chalk drawings
 Imagine putting 16 to 18 hours into a painting or drawing, only to have it washed away by rain a few days or even hours later? Such is the reality for Stacey Williams-Ng, a Milwaukee artist who spends numerous weekends at the Bristol Renaissance Faire chalking masterpieces on the cement.
 
 Music - July 17, 2014
 Johnson makes deep grooves in Milwaukee radio, schools and families
 Barry Johnson is a 34-year veteran DJ at WMSE and the host of Saturday afternoon's "The Boogie Bang." But it's his commitment to family, work, church and Milwaukee Public Schools that make him one of Milwaukee's many unsung heroes. This song's for you, Barry.
 
 Festival Guide - July 15, 2014
 Help Global Union raise $15,000
 Alverno College's Global Union, a free world music festival, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 in Humboldt Park. Today, the organizers launched a campaign to raise $15,000 in 15 days to offset costs.
 


Recent Podcasts
 
Arts and Entertainment - April 16, 2010
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up your mid-April weekend
Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up your mid-April weekend
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Arts and Entertainment - November 13, 2009
 Molly talks the weekend with Kramp and Adler
Molly Snyder Edler joins FM 102.1's Kramp and Adler to talk about the weekend.
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Arts and Entertainment - October 23, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler fall back into this autumn weekend
he fall activities continue this weekend with harvest festivals, haunted houses and the start of Halloween-filled fun. Here at OnMilwaukee.com, we're closing down Murray Avenue for a festival of art, music and food on Saturday or you can opt to make the short drive north to Kohler for a weekend filled with fall themed activities. You'll find costumes and Halloween fun at Boo Fest in the Milwaukee Public Market, Family Fun Fest at the Racine Art Museum or Family Fun day at the Harley-Davidson Museum. The Bucks continue with their last preseason game and the Admirals take to the rink for one of this season's first battles.
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Arts and Entertainment - October 9, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up for this chilly fall weekend
Fundraisers, concerts and spooky scenes dominate Milwaukee's calendar this weekend. Lend your support by running Al's Run/Walk for Children's Hospital or doing the AIDS WALK Wisconsin and then fill your stomach at Empty Bowls Milwaukee. Miley Cyrus, "Spring Awakening," Ron White, Peter Mulvey, Codebreaker and comedian Paul Mooney all appear on stage, and the Milwaukee Book Festival hosts authors for readings and discussions at several area bookstores.
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Arts and Entertainment - September 4, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up your Labor Day weekend
Labor Day might fall a little bit later this year, but that doesn't mean Milwaukee is skimping on the celebration. For everyone staying in town for the weekend, there's plenty going on to keep you busy. Enjoy block parties on Milwaukee Street and Water Street for the Milwaukee Rally, on Martin Luther King Drive for the MLK Street Jam and BBQ or in Walker's Point for the NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series.
Length: 00:06:13
 
Arts and Entertainment - August 7, 2009
 Kramp, Adler and Andy preview State Fair's opening weekend
A new music festival in the Third Ward, the big "Milwaukee's Top Model Search" finale at Bradford Beach, Moody Blues, Collective Soul, "Rockerbox" in Riverwest, outdoor movies all over town, "Beer City Tattoo Convention," Arab World Fest, "Morning Glory Craft Fair," the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, "The Phantom of the Opera," a forecast that's saying temperatures in the 90s, oh and a little thing called the Wisconsin State Fair. Get it on, Milwaukee. The great Milwaukee weekend is here, and it's jam packed! No worries, though, the famous OnMilwaukee.com Weekend Preview has you covered.
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Arts and Entertainment - July 31, 2009
 Kramp, Adler and Molly walk you through this weekend's events
After last weekend's jam-packed offerings, the city takes a quiet break this weekend with fewer activities and an overall calmer feeling. Anyone searching for a good mix of music, art and entertainment can try catching the end of the EAA Air Show in Oshkosh or the last days of "Downtown Employee Appreciation" on Thursday and Friday. See actors live at the Times Theater or check out the Van's Warped Tour at the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday. Don't miss out on Jaime Foxx and Crosby, Stills and Nash, who are in town, too.
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Arts and Entertainment - June 26, 2009
 Kramp, Adler and Molly preview your Summerfest-filled weekend
This weekend is all about Summerfest. The Big Gig hits the lakefront with live music, festival food and plenty of activities for the whole family. But if you're looking for something other than outdoor live music, Milwaukee's got you covered. See professional street racing at its best with the Downer Classic on Saturday.
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Arts and Entertainment - May 1, 2009
 Slide into May with Molly, Kramp and Adler
If you're looking for music, Willy Porter, The Killers and Flight of the Conchords are all in town with local shows sure to live up to their name. Need more? The International Pop Overthrow Festival stages dozens of local and regional bands all in one weekend. A drag show at Alverno or Ghostwalk with the Holler House are two city firsts you won't want to miss.
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Arts and Entertainment - April 24, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up this mid-April weekend
Earth Day carries over into the weekend with events for individuals and families all weekend long. Look to the Urban Ecology Center, Washington Park and state parks for activities and volunteer opportunities to get your hands dirty. Both Milwaukee NARI and Rummage-o-Rama recycle local goods to help your neighborhood and your wallet.
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