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Dave Begel

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With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.

He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.

This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as OnMilwaukee.com keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.

Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.



Recent Articles
 
 Bars & Clubs - July 28, 2015
 Updated: Silk Exotic applies for licenses to open on Milwaukee and Wells
 After several previous failed attempts Downtown and in Walker's Point, Silk Exotic applied once more yesterday for a Downtown location, this time at 804 N. Milwaukee St.
 
 Sports - July 28, 2015
 Having Favre and Starr at the table would make for a very special Thanksgiving
 As Green Bay Packers training camp opens and the pro football season gets started, it's easy to have a whole bunch of things to anticipate with joy. Perhaps at the top of the list is that the Packers are one of the favorites to make it to the 50th Super Bowl in San Francisco. But I'm looking forward to something much more specific.
 
 Dining - July 28, 2015
 Shorewood is the surprising home to genuine southern cooking at Nino's
 Who would ever expect to find some of the best soul food in Milwaukee in the North Shore suburb of Shorewood? The answer may be nobody, but you'd be wrong, especially if you haven't visited Nino's Southern Sides on Oakland Avenue.
 
 Sports - July 27, 2015
 Assembly takes up arena finance bill Tuesday
 Tuesday is a big day for the Milwaukee Bucks as the State Assembly is slated to take up the measure to provide $250 million in financing for the new downtown arena. If the bill is amended, and Democrats are going to fight for amendments, the measure will go back to the State Senate.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - July 24, 2015
 Off The Wall's "Spring Awakening" is a wrenching morality play
 In a place that has hosted such decadent theater as a blistering "Cabaret" and a shockingly brutal "Trainspotting" it is stunningly surprising to find a morality play being staged in the tiny black box of Off The Wall Theatre.But that's what you get with the production of "Spring Awakening," the multiple Tony Award winning musical with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.
 
 Sports - July 23, 2015
 New Bucks arena site suggests Selig might have been wrong about Downtown
 For the past two decades the Milwaukee Bucks have disproved a fear that former Milwaukee Brewers' owner Bud Selig had when it was time to build Miller Park. And the historic presence of the Bradley Center can provide confidence that Selig's fears will not resurface when the new arena is built.
 
 Movies & TV - July 21, 2015
 Favre's audible scores, but throws WTMJ broadcast for a loss
 The ceremony Saturday to retire Brett Favre's number and put him in the Packers Hall of Fame was a touching and emotional evening. It was quintessential Favre, drawing up a play in the dirt. But it was nearly ruined for the folks at home by a terribly lackluster WTMJ broadcast.
 
 Sports - July 20, 2015
 Favre ceremony is a testament to fan forgiveness
 Brett Favre will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame Saturday. The retired quarterback joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Paul Molitor as players who left Wisconsin under difficult circumstances but later were honored for their contributions.
 
 Sports - July 16, 2015
 Brown Deer hosts young golfers on the road to the LPGA
 Nothing is as exciting as watching young athletes try to qualify and make it to the big leagues. The Symmetry tour is for young women trying to make it to the LPGA tour and the Potawatomi are sponsoring a tournament with these players at Brown Deer Park golf course.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - July 16, 2015
 Does "Fighting Scott" have a fighting chance at the presidency?
 Governor Scott Walker has pitched his flag and declared that he is the kind of candidate who will stand up to all opposition and do what he believes is right. That dogmatic image of the fighter may not be enough to get him to the presidency.
 


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