Men's Health taps Milwaukee trainer for DVD series
Milwaukee fitness trainer and entrepreneur BJ Gaddour has signed on as the face of Men's Health Magazine's new DVD series, Deltafit Speed Shred.
Another Milwaukee mystery...
Cody said the corporate sponsors had absolute confidence that their donations would be put to effective use under Black's leadership of the county parks. The question now is, with Black's abrupt and mysterious firing by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele on Aug. 16, will the corporate sponsors be less inclined to support the county parks?
Sue Black let go from Parks position
It is believed that Milwaukee County Parks Director of 10 years, Sue Black, was fired today by County Executive Chris Abele.
Civil discourse is a faint memory
From Paul Ryan's speech in Iowa to an exchange right here in Milwaukee, it's clear that civil discourse, much less compromise, appears to be dead in Wisconsin.
$1.6 million grant will fund MPM IMAX theater renovation
The Milwaukee Public Museum announced today that it has received a $1.6 million grant from the Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust to renovate the Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater. Due to the grant, the theater will receive 3D capability by October 2012.
Tactical EMS trainer on Sikh Temple shooting
Shortly after I heard the news about last Sunday's Sikh Temple shooting, I couldn't help but think back to my day in April with Milwaukee police offers participating in the Tactical EMS Training class at the Waukesha County Technical College. The scenarios I watched matched up so closely with the real-life shooting in Oak Creek, that I had to give Officer Chad Stiles, the instructor at the class, a call to get his reaction.
The doggone legalization of wolf hunting
The DNR said it was OK to use dogs in the hunt for the wolf. There are all kinds of hairs to split about all of this, but basically the rules allow for unlimited use of dogs in hunting wolves.
Fund created for victims of Sikh Temple shooting
An online donations page has been created to benefit the victims of Sunday's tragic Sikh Temple shooting.
I love Cracovia more and more each August
See the photo above? That's the griddle at Cracovia, loaded - as it always is - with some of the best potato pancakes in Milwaukee.
Oak Creek massacre hits home
On a normal Monday morning commute, I drive by the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek along Howell Avenue on my way to work to Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. But today was not a normal Monday morning.
Sikhs for Justice offer $10,000 award to injured policeman
In a statement issued today, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), a national human rights organization, celebrated the work of the Oak Creek Police department and vowed to make a $10,000 award to Lt. Brian Murphy, who was injured in the shooting on Sunday.
Monday events canceled out of respect for Sikh community
At least two Milwaukee area events have been postponed out of respect for those who tragically lost their lives and those injured in Oak Creek yesterday.
Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund responds to temple shooting
The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Sikh American community released this statement on the shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek.
Obama issues statement on Sikh temple shooting
President Obama released a statement this afternoon on the shooting at Oak Creek's Sikh Temple.
County Sheriff's office issues official Sikh shooting statement
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and Oak Creek Police Department received multiple 911 calls at 10:26 a.m. today reporting a shooting a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek. Oak Creek Police and multiple other agencies responded.
Jewish Federation releases Sikh shooting statement
Jerry Benjamin, president of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, released a statement this afternoon about today's shooting at the Oak Creek Sikh temple.
Let tragedy lead us to a better Milwaukee
We know tragedies like today's shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek can happen anywhere, but today we share the trauma with our Sikh neighbors and we offer our condolences and support in the face of an unspeakable event.
Walker, Barrett, others release statement on shooting
Gov. Scott Walker, Mayor Tom Barrett released statements about this morning's shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek.
Fast facts about the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin
The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin was established on Oct. 1, 1997. It started with 20-25 families and the Sangat gathered in the rental community halls in the South Side of Milwaukee.
County exec statement on Oak Creek shooting
County Executive Abele released a statement today in response to the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek
Davey's dancing boy provides only relief at Miller Park on Sunday
If you were at Sunday's game at Miller Park in which the Brewers scored 10 runs and STILL managed to lose, the highlight just might have been the kid dancing on the Jumbotron in the late innings. Turns out that kid is Wilson von Bohlen, son of Maritime and The Promise Ring front man Davey von Bohlen.
Milwaukee, through the eyes of an Italian journalist
Although he's published books in the U.S. and has spent a lot of time here, Beppe Severgnini isn't a household name on our shores. He is, however, a journalism superstar in Italy. Recently, Severgnini stepped off the Amtrak in Milwaukee and had a look around.
MARN sets up emergency relief fund for Riverwest artists
The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) has set up an emergency relief fund for artists who suffered losses as a result of July 17's five-alarm fire.
Milwaukee County parks extend pool hours
The Milwaukee County Parks system is extending open hours at all outdoor deep well pools Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17.
Downtown hotel, apartments plan is an upgrade
It must have seemed like a good idea at the time, but I'm hard-pressed to figure out why a prime piece of Downtown real estate on Michigan Street ever became home to a bunker-like bus terminal that appears to see very little bus traffic and even less foot traffic. Today, a new plan to replace that heap of concrete emerged.