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1. D'awww! Meet Zola the Zoo's new baby giraffe
Get ready for an overload of adorable, as the Milwaukee County Zoo introduced its newest baby giraffe, named Zola - a word of African origin meaning "to love" - to the world.
2. Bounce Milwaukee makes a delicious offer, no matter what language you speak
Popular Milwaukee custard stand Leon's has made national news due to its policy that employees may not speak in Spanish. In response, local playhouse Bounce Milwaukee has an offer for the area's many residents who speak other languages.
3. Does Milwaukee really need a new flag?
Somebody somewhere needs to sit me down in a corner and explain why the City of Milwaukee needs a new "People's flag" to replace the one we've had for over 60 years.
4. Take a free, six-mile ride on a new Harley-Davidson Roadster
Harley-Davidson launched a new concept in Milwaukee, Portland and Los Angeles today: a pop-up bike share that gives riders the chance to test out the new Dark Custom Harley-Davidson Roadster. In Milwaukee, the pop-up popped up in the Third Ward on Broadway.
5. Cathedral Square bus stop gets a St. Josaphat Basilica makeover
Save for a visit from a street-corner preacher, a trip to the bus stop rarely qualifies as a religious experience. However, those taking the bus to or from the Cathedral Square stop on the corner of Wells and Jackson might sense a little extra spirit.
6. Armed Forces Week events honor service members
Armed Forces Week kicks off today, and there are several ways for you to honor the men and women who serve our country. The week culminates on Saturday, with Armed Forces Day. There are several events over the next week to celebrate Armed Forces Week.
7. BRT meeting unveils updated maps, conceptual costs and new information
Milwaukee County and MCTS will hold another public meeting this week to get input on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Feasibility Study. The meeting on Wednesday, May 18, will feature an open house format from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Marquette University Campus Alumni Memorial Union.
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8. Over 300 Milwaukeeans help launch Milwaukee Water Commons' "Water City Agenda"
On May 12, Milwaukee Water Commons hosted its Confluence Gathering, an event to launch a series of bold water initiatives for the city of Milwaukee under the banner of the "Water City Agenda." Over 300 people and 30 organizations were in attendance.
9. Polk Street renamed Summerfest Place
Milwaukee World Festival's application to change the street name was considered and pursuant to an Ordinance passed by the City of Milwaukee Common Council, and signed by Mayor Tom Barrett, East Summerfest Place became effective on May 10.
10. Inaugural Cream City Comedy Festival aims to serve up a weekend of laughs
This weekend, from Thursday until Sunday, you can take in the best of Milwaukee's comedy scene, as well as comedians from around the region. All weekend long, in clubs scattered around the city, more than 60 comedians will showcase their talent.
11. Milwaukee Turners announce first Jane's Walk for May 10
Milwaukee Turners will celebrate urban visionary Jane Jacobs Tuesday, May 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Turner Hall Ballroom in conjunction with the first Milwaukee iteration of Jane's Walk.
12. Jump from romance novelist to news comes with a steep learning curve
Like most people, I've been a consumer of news for the majority of my life. But four weeks ago, I started working at OnMilwaukee, and for the first time I'm part of providing that news, not just absorbing and reacting to it. And the two sides of it are more different than I expected.
13. Milwaukee Water Commons announces "Water City Agenda" on May 12
On Thursday, May 12, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Best Place, Milwaukee Water Commons is hosting its Confluence Gathering, an event to launch a series of bold water initiatives for the city of Milwaukee under the banner of the "Water City Agenda."
14. 50 Cent is "In Da Club" tonight at Plum Lounge
Curtis James Jackson III, otherwise known as 50 Cent, visits Milwaukee's Plum Lounge tonight. So, you really could possibly party like a rockstar. Or rap star. So get in da club!
15. Riverwest24 registration process switches gears
This year, the process to apply for a coveted spot in the Riverwest 24 will change, according to co-organizer Steve Whitlow.
16. Vote for Milwaukee as a great city by the beach
Milwaukee: a great city by the beach? YES! Outdoor Magazine kicked off voting for their "America's Best Town" 2016 yesterday and Milwaukee is nominated.
17. Why you should wear jeans to work on Wednesday
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and in order to raise awareness, Mayor Tom Barrett endorses Denim Day on Wednesday, April 27 as a way to build a community of support for survivors.
18. Milwaukee Common Council elects Ashanti Hamilton as president
In a vote this morning at City Hall, the Milwaukee Common Council has unanimously voted for Ald. Ashanti Hamilton to serve as the Common Council President for its 2016-20 term.
19. Diverse coalition voices support for Hamilton as Council president
A diverse group of newly-elected and newly re-elected members of the Milwaukee Common Council today voiced their support for Alderman Ashanti Hamilton to serve as the next Common Council President.
20. Comedian Jim Gaffigan's daughter has a soft spot for Milwaukee
Jim Gaffigan is no stranger to Milwaukee, and based on a video posted to the comic's Instagram earlier today, it would seem that Milwaukee love has rubbed off a bit on his daughter.
21. Let it grow: Uptowner hosts beard contest
It's almost time for the fuzzy face off, folks! And it's free! The Uptowner, 1032 E. Center St., will host the fourth annual Beard Competition on Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m.
22. An unexpected act of human kindness
Someone out there is a kind and generous human being and absolutely blew the mind of a 12-year-old today.
23. Gurda and Kodis discuss the Milwaukee flag
As OnMilwaukee prepares to toss its hat into the ring - that is, into the contest to redesign the Milwaukee flag - we asked the guru of Brew City history, who is a judge in the contest, about the history of the flag, what came before it and what ought to come next.
24. Bucks hire design team for new arena's entertainment block
The Milwaukee Bucks announced today that Gensler and Milwaukee-based Rinka Chung will comprise the design team for the entertainment block adjacent to the new arena in Downtown Milwaukee.
25. Can you believe this sh*t: Hey Mashable, where's Summerfest?
Summer is almost upon us! Mashable even came up with a so-called handy-dandy chart to help you pick which music festival you should attend this summer, another sign it's closer. However ... where in the hell is Summerfest?
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