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1. Doors Open Milwaukee in February: All Ears
Milwaukee: Each year, I feel I barely know the city at all. This fine city just keeps on giving in every direction. When compiling my long list each year of places I would love to have participate in Doors Open Milwaukee - a free-to-the-public event presented by Historic Milwaukee, Inc. that will take place on September 19th and 20th - I am sometimes asked by others, "What if you run out of new places to add to the event?" I laugh at this.
2. Milwaukee Air & Water Show announces 2015 dates and headliner
At a news conference held earlier today at The Pfister Hotel, event organizers of the Milwaukee Air & Water Show, presented by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, announced the highly anticipated return of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to headline this year's show July 25 and 26 along Milwaukee's lakefront.
3. Welcome to the Hotel Auditorium
It always surprises me how many hotels there once were in Downtown Milwaukee. Here's a little look at one of them.
4. Two Broke Interns: Hello, Milwaukee!
Danielle Stobb and Maggie Polsean are students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. They came up with the idea of 2 Broke Interns as a way to share Milwaukee from a student's perspective. Follow the blog each week for stories, recommendations and advice for successfully exploring Milwaukee on a budget.
5. The Corners of Brookfield lays out schedule for upcoming on-site work
Contracts are finalized and on-site work will soon begin on The Corners of Brookfield, a new 750,000-square foot premier lifestyle center that will be located on approximately 19 acres of land bounded by Bluemound and Barker Roads and I-94.
6. "After The Wars" arts collaboration is on view at Reagan High
Nationally acclaimed photographer Paul Calhoun and his son, award-winning radio producer and journalist Ben Calhoun are collaborating with Know Thyself to host a memorable event at Reagan IB High School.
7. 7 new ideas for The Streets of Old Milwaukee
With news that the 50-year-old "Streets of Old Milwaukee" - one of the most beloved experiences for people of all ages in Milwaukee - will close briefly at the end of summer for a update, we started to think about what we'd like to see in the streets. So, with tongue sometimes firmly in cheek, I suggest...
8. New Milwaukee Public Museum ticket will include planetarium show
Though ticket prices will rise beginning Monday, March 2, individual admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum will now include free entry to a planetarium show, as well as admission to a new permanent exhibit that opens next month.
9. Menominee Indian Tribe chairman's letter to city and county officials
The following is correspondence sent from Menominee Tribal chairman Gary Besaw to Milwaukee city officials concerning the Menominee's recent offer to give $220 million for the Bucks impending arena if a Hard Rock casino in Kenosha is approved.
10. The letter from the Menominee Indian Tribe to Gov. Scott Walker
A letter was sent by the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin to Governor Scott Walker. The Tribe is asking Gov. Walker to meet with tribal leaders, Hard rock International and the project's New York financial advisers to walk through the Tribe's $1.7 billion offer to the state when he visits Kenosha for a small business announcement on Tuesday.
11. St. Patrick's Day Parade marches into Downtown on March 14
The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin's 49th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will make its return to Milwaukee on Saturday, March 14 starting at noon. The parade steps off on Wisconsin Avenue at Old World Third Street and will wind its way through the streets of Downtown.
12. MPL invites input at two Mill Road Library community meetings
The Milwaukee Public Library and Ald. Robert Puente announced today that they will hold two community meetings concerning the redevelopment of the Mill Road Library, currently located at 6431 N. 76th St.
13. Remarkable Milwaukee 2015 honors Keating Kahn, Forest County Potawatomi
This morning, Remarkable Milwaukee - an annual fundraising dinner and auction for Historic Milwaukee, Inc. - announced its 2015 honorees: Patti Keating Kahn and the Forest County Potawatomi.
14. Milwaukee ranks #15 on WISPIRG innovative transportation tools index
According to the WISPIRG report - titled "The Innovative Transportation Index: The Cities Where New Technologies and Tools Can Reduce Your Need to Own a Car" - Milwaukee ranked No. 15 out of the 70 most populous U.S. cities.
15. Murphy: Streetcar vote a first step down the path to MKE's future
Following this morning's vote approving Milwaukee streetcar proposal, Milwaukee Common Council President Michael Murphy released the following statement.
16. Traces of the Tower movie palace remain in the County's City Campus building
Though nowadays few passersby likely give the building on the southwest corner of 27th and Wells a second look, that ornate Mediterranean building was erected by the Saxe brothers in 1926 as one of the jewels in their crown of movie palaces that adorned the city.
17. Let's get out of our own way
Since 1851, Wisconsin's state motto has been "Forward." However, these days, a more appropriate motto might be "Just hold on a minute..."
18. Milwaukee business leaders announce support for streetcar
Milwaukee business leaders will gather Monday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. in support of the Milwaukee streetcar at a news conference hosted at ManpowerGroup's headquarters, 100 Manpower Pl., in Downtown Milwaukee.
19. UPAF announces winners of inaugural Leadership Awards
The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) announced the three winners of the inaugural Next Generation UPAF Leadership Awards. This award recognizes community leaders' dedication to the performing arts through promotion, philanthropy and volunteer efforts.
20. Responses to Walker's state budget plan
Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his two-year state budget plan in a speech on Tuesday night. Bob Peterson, president of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association; Betsy Kippers, Racine teacher and president of the Wisconsin Education Association Council; David Fladeboe, Americans For Prosperity Wisconsin State Director; Michael Strigel, executive director of Gathering Waters; Rep. Evan Goyke; and The Heartland Institute released statements in response.
21. Snow emergency lifted
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has lifted the snow emergency and the 4-inch rule as of noon on Tuesday, Feb. 3. In addition, DPW has completed its overnight snow operations in the 5-Day Parking Exception Area.
22. The American Club ranked best hotel in Wisconsin for third consecutive year
U.S. News & World Report has once again placed The American Club hotel at Destination Kohler on its list of the top luxury hotels in America.
23. City of Milwaukee declares a snow emergency
City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Commissioner Ghassan Korban has declared a snow emergency effective at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1 until further notice to facilitate effective curb-to-curb plowing on main arterials.
24. Sprecher Brewery's new releases, awards, distribution and events
Sprecher Brewery announces new releases, awards, distribution and events.
25. Concordia University Wisconsin students donate meals to Milwaukee homeless
Students in the Physician Assistant Studies program at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) have launched a fundraiser to benefit The Guest House of Milwaukee, which is the largest publicly funded homeless shelter, helping people overcome homelessness.