Down in the Milwaukee Deep
If you've ever wondered how low Milwaukee can go, wonder no more. Even though Lake Michigan isn't even the deepest of the Great Lakes, Milwaukee is as deep as you can get in the Atlantic Ocean.
Milwaukee has the best yard "stuff"
People in Milwaukee love having stuff in their yards. And not just usual yard stuff, like those glass globes or gnomes - but weird stuff.
Why the Milwaukee County Historical Society rules
Until yesterday, it had been a while since I visited the Milwaukee County Historical Society. But now that I work Downtown again, I'm pledging to come back more frequently. You should, too.
Thursday snow update: Few inches in Milwaukee, paralyzing blizzard west
Today's storm will not have a major impact on the city of Milwaukee and adjacent communities. Yes, there will be snow. Plus, it will be brutally windy by Thursday afternoon and evening. But the snow accumulation and its on impact on travel in the city of Milwaukee will be nothing compared to what will happen in southwest, central and northeast Wisconsin.
Snowstorm: A few inches in Milwaukee, paralyzing blizzard west
The snowstorm that has been talked about for several days will hit Wisconsin Wednesday night and continue through Thursday.
How can we bring Koch's diaries back home?
Henry Koch is among the most influential architects in Milwaukee history. In addition to many great public schools like Golda Meir and Eighth Street Schools, Koch designed such buildings at City Hall, The Pfister, Turner Hall, Gesu Church at Marquette, the newly refurbished Wells Building and the Ward Theater at the V.A.During the Civil War, Koch served as a draftsman under Gen. Philip Sheridan. While researching Koch, who died in Milwaukee in 1910, I discovered that a Canadian bookseller is offering Koch's Civil War diaries for sale for $12,000.
Second ONE MKE Summit to feature new Stakeholders Town Hall Meeting
The Milwaukee branch of the NAACP's Young Adult Committee will host its second ONE MKE Summit Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.
Blush gets new ownership
Sarah Brucker is stepping down as the owner of Blush Beauty Boutique at 249 N. Water St. The boutique's two retail locations will remain open with new owner Jhousy Leon.
Snowstorm update: Milwaukee, meh; worst west
The first big snow-producing storm system of the season will plow across Wisconsin Wednesday and Thursday, possibly bringing blizzard conditions to some locations.
Will it snow Thursday?
All systems go for big storm system to impact Wisconsin on Wednesday night and Thursday. There are still plenty of fluctuations in the computer models, leading to typical uncertainty in the system's ultimate track.
It's Aaron Rodgers Day, so let's celebrate
It's been a heck of a 100 years. December 12, 1912 seems like it was just yesterday, doesn't it? Well here we are, 12-12-12, and it's Aaron Rodgers Day. Let's reflect on No. 12 and think of storylines for the upcoming reality show on Packers fans.
Milwaukee High School of the Arts earns Grammy Community Award
The Grammy Foundation has awarded Milwaukee Public Schools' Milwaukee High School of the Arts a Grammy Signature Schools Community Award.
New Downtown office tower details
Today, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. held a press conference about its new office tower planned for Downtown Milwaukee.
Finals for Neighborhood Development Innovation Awards named
Finalists were announced last night for the 14th annual Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation.
Milwaukee Public Library to host public meeting on East Library remodel
The Milwaukee Public Library is taking the next step toward redesigning the East Library, 1910 E. North Ave., with a public meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Wisconsin State Fair brings home 31 IAFE awards
The International Association of Fairs and Expositions has awarded the Wisconsin State Fair 31 first-, second- and third-place titles at this year's convention.
If you die, Facebook will tell your family
Don't worry - if you unexpectedly croak anytime soon, Facebook will make sure to tell everyone in proper fashion.
Getting acquainted with the Legislative Reference Bureau
As in most cities, Milwaukee has a wealth of sources for uncovering its history. In addition to the collections at Milwaukee Public Library and the Milwaukee County Historical Society, there are two fine universities with libraries and other sources, too. One of the most pleasurable in which to work is the Legislative Reference Bureau, tucked away in the basement of City Hall.
I love Thanksgiving. I love the food, the family, the time off from work and the football. But I also love that it's a time of year to give thanks.
WAMI president's 'stache takes second in national championship
WAMI President James McMahon's locally renowned mustache now has official claim as one of the best in the country.
City Parks Alliance honors Greenfield's Zablocki Park
National urban park advocacy organization City Parks Alliance has named Greenfield's Zablocki Park its "Frontline Park" for the month of November.
Milwaukee Irish Fest wins awards
Milwaukee Irish Fest has received three awards from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA).
The Mad Bomber of Milwaukee
One of my favorite parts of OnMilwaukee.com is "This Day in Milwaukee History." We built this homepage widget a decade ago and have continued adding to it ever since. Occasionally, it teaches me something, too.
Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge names Milwaukee a Top 20 finalist
Mayor Tom Barrett has announced Milwaukee has been chosen as one of the top 20 finalists for the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge, a competition created to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life.
Fish fry eater picks fight with Barrett, Baldwin
The fish fry at Lakefront Brewery had a little something extra Friday night. Along with the fish, potato pancakes, polka band, cole slaw and beer we had a rumble with Tom Barrett and Tammy Baldwin and an arrest.