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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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."
4. 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!
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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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16. Milwaukee selected as one of 15 cities to host a Navy Week
Get ready to set sail for Milwaukee Navy Week, one of the Navy's signature outreach programs designed to give area residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people and its importance to national security and prosperity.
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17. 414: the new official-unofficial Milwaukee flag?
Fred Gillich recently designed a new Milwaukee flag featuring the city's 414 area code.
18. It's nobody's business whether I vote
Thanks to my often reluctant participation in our grand democracy by voting in elections, my mailbox has lately been overflowing with brochures from candidates. Most of it is just annoying, but today's mail brought something downright offensive.
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19. Milwaukee set to host CNN Town Hall with GOP presidential candidates on March 29
With the Wisconsin primary coming up on April 5, CNN announced Thursday that the network will host a moderated Republican presidential candidate Town Hall in Milwaukee beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29.
20. Meat market photo is a window into a disappeared Milwaukee neighborhood
My neighbor has a photo of her parents at the family butcher shop at 1508 N. 10th St., between Cherry and Galena, dating to around 1910-12, and it is a window into an immigrant Milwaukee neighborhood erased by the construction of the freeway.
21. Riverwest named one of the best neighborhoods to live in the United States
The eclectic Riverwest neighborhood just west of the Milwaukee River is one of the most diverse areas in the city. Now, it was just ranked one of the top neighborhoods in the country for living well.
22. MANDIs announce 2016 award winners
The 2016 MANDI award winners were announced Wednesday, March 16, to an audience of 850 community leaders at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.
23. Barrett, Moore release statement on former State Rep. Grigsby's death
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Congresswoman Gwen Moore released the following statements regarding the passing of former State Representative Tamara Grigsby, who died of health complications today at the age of 41.
24. Judge Rebecca Bradley facing the torture of death by a thousand cuts
Justice Rebecca Bradley, a candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, is getting killed in the media for one indiscretion after another. It's like the old Chinese torture of death by a thousand cuts.
25. Kimpton Hotels announces name and plans for new Third Ward hotel
Early this evening, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced additional details for its first Milwaukee hotel, including - finally! - its name: the Kimpton Journeyman.