Thoughts on the sudden death of a friend
Last night at about 3 a.m., I woke up to go to the bathroom. I used my phone to light my way, so as soon as my eyes adjusted, I noticed that my mom had sent me a death notice. My friend and neurosurgeon, Dr. Spencer Block - the guy who did my back surgery in 2011 - had died yesterday at age 51.
Reagan students to host visual arts showcase tonight
This evening, the public will have a unique opportunity to view the work of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Art students at MPS' Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School.
Milwaukee is 7th most exciting city in the nation? Some not so sure
Some people weren't exactly sure why Milwaukee ranked so high although they'll take the compliment.
Milwaukee named seventh most exciting city in America
We all know that Milwaukee is an exciting and ever changing city. So we're not surprised that the folks at real estate blog Movoto have named our fair city No. 7 on their list of "10 Most Exciting Cities in America."
Another shooting creates more questions
Another shock when a 4-year-old boy was shot while playing in front of his home near 40th and Chambers Tuesday night. But what was he doing outside?
Delta Center seeks new sponsor and new name
Currently known as the Delta Center, the Wisconsin Center District is looking for a new sponsor - and a new name.
Beetlemania: win a VW at the McCartney show
Mofoco owner Roy Henning announced today that he is restoring a vintage 1970 Beetle and will give it away - along with partner sponsor WKLH - at the Paul McCartney concert at Miller Park on Tuesday, July 16.
Braun, restaurant group and Froedtert form new charity fund
The Froedtert Hospital Foundation is teaming with SURG Restaurant Group and Brewers' leftfielder Ryan Braun to launch a new fund created to help Milwaukee children in crisis.
The creepiest smiley face
The smiley face. It's a universal symbol of happiness. At least it should be. But when you find one spray painted along Milwaukee's Riverwalk, it's meaning changes.
Urban spelunking: A Sebastian Brand firehouse
Who doesn't love an old firehouse? Like you, I once thought it would be cool to live in an old one. You know, big open-concept place with high ceilings, history inscribed in every detail. Plus, you could slide down the brass pole to get to breakfast quickly. The decommissioned Milwaukee Fire Department Fire House, Ladder Company No. 5, at 1945 N. Bartlett Ave., is one of those old places I've long suspected was ripe for such a conversion.
He can't win: Walker's missing presidential credentials
Scott Walker has done a good job transforming Wisconsin into a place where businesses want to immigrate, expand and succeed. If you consider the 18 months of turmoil that started his term, it's an accomplishment to have gotten anything done. Despite all of his positive actions, I cannot recommend that Scott Walker run for president. He can't win. He won't win.
Summer weather isn't too far off
Expect a warming trend through this week, with the first 70s of spring to appear next Monday and Tuesday.
Cool temps and rain ahead
Temperatures are going nowhere on Tuesday ... in fact, they're falling as the day goes on.
Are we ever going to get spring temperatures?
The week will start and end with mild temperatures but cool off considerably in between, with the threat of rain. Read on for details.
Light rain and snow showers ahead
There will be occasional light rain and snow showers Friday and early Friday night. We can't rule out some minor snow accumulation on grassy areas.
Forbes gives Milwaukee its due
Hey Milwaukee, are ya feeling the love? In case you haven't noticed, the city has been receiving plenty of praise in recent weeks from Forbes magazine, which named it "The Capital of Water" and one of the nation's "Emerging Downtowns."
More rain ahead, snow a possibility
Big rain and a rise in temperature is on its way, followed by a dramatic cooling-off and maybe even a few snowflakes.
Young Professional Week aims to engage Miltown millenials
Every day of Young Professional Week features a different theme, as well as an event in the morning, lunchtime and evening where "YP's" can enjoy networking opportunities and expand their horizons with discussions and lectures having to do with the day's theme. All events are held at different venues across the city.
An appeal for Juneau Park Paddleboats
Juneau Park Paddleboats today informed OnMilwaukee.com of new developments in their pursuit of an appeal to save their business.
Hoan Bridge arch to get LED lights
One of the most interesting aspects of the state Department of Transportation's $278 million Hoan Bridge rehabilitation project in Milwaukee has been largely ignored by the media and the public, so far. The DOT plans to add LED lights along the golden arch structure of the bridge. The cost for the aesthetic lighting for the bridge will be between $500,000 and almost $1 million, said Ryan Luck, chief construction engineer of southeastern Wisconsin freeways for WisDOT.
An important meeting to save dogs
Ever heard of Wisconsin's Conservation Congress? If not, you're not alone. But you can make a difference for dogs if you attend a Conservation Congress meeting tonight, April 8, in your county.
HAWS jingle contest encourages advocacy and fun
The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (HAWS) invites performers of all ages to take part in their "Sing Our Jingle to Save Lives" video contest. Jennifer Smieja, HAWS' Development Coordinator, encourages everyone to "have fun and be silly," in producing videos to submit.
Longtime Veterans Park paddleboat vendor loses contract
Tim and Val Ritter report that, after 16 years, they have lost their contract with the Milwaukee Parks Department. They have to dismantle their shed and remove all equipment by April 18. Juneau Park Paddleboats will be replaced at the lagoon by California-based Wheel Fun Rentals, a franchise which operates close to 100 locations around the country.
No charges for officers in Williams case means same old same old
When an inquest jury decided there was enough evidence to support state charges against the three officers accused of neglecting their duties when Williams died, some were encouraged. Unfortunately, with no charges issued in his death it's almost like Williams' life never really counted.
Commission Row Produce opens at Milwaukee Public Market
The Milwaukee Public Market announced today the addition of Commission Row Produce to their tenants.