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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

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1. Hunger Task Force receives $25,000 pledge from SWARMM Events
This afternoon, Hunger Task Force, Milwaukee's free and local food bank, announced a new partnership with SWARMM Events. The new partnership includes a commitment from SWARMM Events to donate a minimum of $25,000 to Hunger Task Force over the next year.
2. 5 things we'd want from St. Louis if they take (buy) Miller Coors
The mill is buzz with news that Anheuser-Busch InBev is talking with banks about financing an acquisition of its rival, SABMiller. That got us thinking ... if Busch takes Miller Brewing from Milwaukee, what would we want from St. Louis?
3. 6 must-see Doors Open Milwaukee sites
There are few events more exciting for me than Doors Open Milwaukee, which takes place this coming weekend, Sept. 20-21, as dozens of locations around town as venues of all kinds swing open their doors to let Milwaukeeans see inside. There are churches, schools, office buildings, historic sites and much more.Here are six you won't want to miss!
4. A bit of pioneer history, right on your desktop
I love finding bits of Milwaukee history and now more than ever they're easy to find online.
5. "Get Smarter" and jumpstart your career
"The Transfer of Knowledge and Power to the Next Generation" will be the theme of the 2014 BizTimes Get Smarter Talent Development Conference. The breakfast event will take place at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee on Friday, Oct. 17.
6. Updated Couture plan includes public space and lakefront link
The office of the County Executive Chris Abele today released an updated plan -- announced in collaboration with Mayor Tom Barrett -- for the mixed-use Couture high-rise development on the lakefront.
7. Milwaukee is "one of the 11 greatest foodie cities:" for bacon?
I'm always happy when Milwaukee makes a national list such as one today from Huffington Post. But, is bacon our new claim to fame?
8. Old McKinley School gets a hearing
In February, I wrote about the fact that the old McKinley School on 20th and Vliet is in danger of coming down. The details of that situation can be read here. The school is an unusual one in Milwaukee and deserves to be saved. Ald. Bob Bauman, in whose district the old school is located, has petitioned the city's Historic Preservation Commission for historic designation.
9. Library seeks developers to partner on four new neighborhood branches
Taking the first step towards identifying potential real estate development partners to build mixed-use buildings featuring a library on the first level, Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) is asking real estate developers to submit information on current and potential projects that could be compatible with a library near four neighborhood libraries slated for replacement.
10. Feeding America's Bellehumeur announces retirement
After 23 years of leading Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin in its hunger relief efforts, president Bonnie Bellehumeur has announced she will retire Dec. 31.
11. Wells Street Bridge closed for repairs
Another bridge in Downtown Milwaukee is now closed. This time it's the Wells Street Bridge near Rock Bottom Brewery and The Rep.
12. The Ice Bucket Challenge won't work for your non-profit
If you work at a non-profit, you are, no doubt, watching the #IceBucketChallenge with great interest. You may be wondering how you can make a similar initiative work for your organization. You can't.
13. Why I did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
I participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this week, and it went out over Facebook and Twitter, but I'm fortunate to have larger platform here at OnMilwaukee.com to explain why.
14. Snake button rattler is on the loose!
The Milwaukee Public Museum has just announced that the rattlesnake in its second floor bison hunt exhibition has fled the scene. According to the release, the snake has gone on vacation, and has apparently been in contact with museum officials.
15. Alex Runner's take on "Milwaukee's 14 Most Important People"
Dave Begel's latest list, of course, was well read, shared and discussed. It also led to others creating similar lists. One came from Alex Runner. Via Facebook, Runner, a former aid to Ald. Willie Hines, current blogger and civic leader, posted his take on MKE's most important people. I asked him if we could share it, so here it is.
16. Iron Horse Hotel hosts indoor bike events
The Iron Horse Hotel continues to hold its Thursday night "Bike Nights" where motorcycles of all makes and models can be seen out in front, but the hotel is going to take its connection to bikes up a notch this winter by introducing a Winter Moto Month in February.
17. Ev'ryday I'm Bubln': First look at Bublr Bike Share
Midwest BikeShare announced their second kiosk opening today and the city is abuzz about it (or maybe they're bubbling about it?), so I had to check it out.
18. A Downtown quiz
In honor of Downtown Employee Appreciation Week -- and the start of State Fair -- I offer up this little quiz. Be the first to post a talkback with correct answers to the questions accompanying all five images and you'll win a pair of State Fair tickets.
19. 6 photos of people taking photos of the Bronze Fonz
Partcularly on a sunny afternoon, it's pretty incredible how many people stop for a selfie or to snap a shot of their pal with America's favorite shark jumper.
Tagged with: Bronze Fonz photos selfie
20. #MEETMKE: Diane De La Santos
This week #MEETMKE introduces you to Diane De La Santos. After holding an executive level position for a local hospital system, Diane De La Santos stepped down and committed herself to serving City on a Hill, which helps bring transformation to individuals, families, and neighborhoods in Milwaukee's central city.
21. 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.
22. Arena needs public champions to get it done
The Milwaukee Cultural and Entertainment Capital Needs Task Force invited business leaders from Oklahoma City, Denver and Cleveland to discuss a new arena, mass transit and other infrastructure projects in Milwaukee.
23. The inside scoop: Get your ice cream from Uber on July 18
No matter where you are in the world, nothing captures the sweetness of a sunny afternoon better than ice cream. Today, you can get yours via Uber.
Tagged with: uber #ubericecream
24. Do you remember the museum's Urban Habitat and junkpile?
The Urban Habitat exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum was a popular one -- and one that remains embossed in the minds of many Milwaukeeans -- but maybe folks didn't quite realize it at the time.
25. Don't blink or you could miss this Barkhausen gem
Every week I drive past this place on 21st and Highland and it catches my eye. Though I haven't stopped and knocked on the door yet, I've been doing a little digging to see what I can find about the church at 1102 N. 21st St.