Black Friday brawls suck the holiday spirit from shopping
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:20:00 CDT - The Black Friday shopping experience is a big, mixed bag of savings and safety issues. Milwaukee's Melanie Rice and Bryan Zysk know this first-hand. One even suffered a broken foot in a brawl over a DVD player.

Thankful 4 Favre: The best Brett memories
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:23:00 CDT - Brett Favre's retired No. 4 jersey will be unveiled during the Packers' game against the Bears on Thursday night at Lambeau Field. In honor of the occasion, here are our favorite Favre memories.

2015 Christmas tree buying guide
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:06:00 CDT - If it's just not Christmas in your home without a fresh cut tree to wrap with lights and decorate with ornaments. Here's a list of places throughout Southeastern Wisconsin that can help you find the perfect tree.

Begel's top four reasons for giving special thanks on this special holiday
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:03:00 CDT - Sometimes a day like Thanksgiving can be a little confusing.Do you give thanks for your new job or your new car or your new girlfriend? Dave Begel has four very special reasons to give thanks.

Giving thanks: Milwaukee chefs express their gratitude
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:01:00 CDT - Thanksgiving is a time to take stock of the things that enhance our lives on a regular basis. In the spirit of the season I asked a number of chefs what they were thankful for, and here's what they told me.

Cranberries: Wisconsin's contribution to the Thanksgiving table
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:03:00 CDT - Today, as you watch that ribbed cylinder of canned cranberry sauce do its little dance in the serving dish or - if you're lucky enough - eat a delicious homemade cranberry dish, consider that the lovely little gem is an important Wisconsin crop. Here are some facts - informative, healthful and fun - from the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association.

Bruisers' Boot Camp lets ladies give roller derby a whirl
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:20:00 CDT - Recently, OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder went to the Brew City Bruisers Boot Camp to test her roller skating skills and bad assery. Turns out, she spent a lot of time on her bad ass.

Creepy clowns crash Waukesha
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:26:00 CDT - This has to be the best local headline of the year: "Reports of people dressed as clowns raise concern in Waukesha." But it's for real: Clowns are running around Waukesha and causing a stir.

#WeWant: Black Friday & Cyber Monday
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:03:00 CDT - Hoping to score some deals over the holiday weekend? Us too! Here are just a few of things #WeWant to add to our shopping carts.

Beyond the hoodie: 15 accessories the Packers should wear to play better
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:37:00 CDT - Last week, James Jones wore a hoodie, played well and the Packers won. Must've been the hoodie. Here are 15 other accessories Green Bay players should wear to improve their performance and help the team.

Farm-to-table in West Bend: Cafe Soeurette celebrates eight years
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:02:00 CDT - It was eight years ago this November that a little restaurant called Cafe Soeurette opened up in downtown West Bend. And today it's providing some of the finest farm-to-table fare in the area.

Bay View dining guide
Sun, 4 Oct 2015 13:00:00 CDT - Bay View is a serious contender within Milwaukee's food scene. Whether you are looking for an option that is classic or something new and exciting, Bay View has it.

Sticks and stones? Should the Redskins change their name?
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:03:00 CDT - The Washington Redskins football team is starting the process of getting a new stadium, either in Maryland or Virginia or Washington. A reporter asked team president George Allen if he would be willing to drop the nickname in order to get support for the new stadium. "No," Allen replied.

Bowersox fills Turner Hall with fantastic voice
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:29:00 CDT - The beautiful part of the Turner Hall ballroom on 4th Street is the acoustics in the room can benefit from a band, or a single singer. For Crystal Bowersox, the "American Idol" runner up in the show's 9th season, just her powerful voice filled the space.

15 years in numbers
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:01:00 CDT - As we celebrate 15 years in Milwaukee media, takes a mathematical look at just how much has happened in our city since 1998.

Sun, 7 Apr 2013 06:02:00 CDT - This is where we're going to collect ideas for stories that eventually can put on the budget.

A Meditation on reggae: A great roots harmony trio plays Shank Hall
Sat, 17 Mar 2012 09:03:00 CDT - In honor of this weekend's Milwaukee performance by The Meditations, we present five great 1970s reggae harmony groups - not an easy list to narrow down.

The moment the presidential race got really scary
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:16:00 CDT - That so many people don't realize that Donald Trump hasn't backed away from his comments about creating a Muslim database is a case study in how Trump has been able to manipulate the masses and the media.

A Chicago insult we embraced: 10 things you need to know about cheeseheads
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:53:00 CDT - We've all seen the cheesehead hat and heard the name. But there's more to it than you think, so let's indulge its history and embrace our identity. It's Bears week, so here are 10 things you need to know about the cheesehead.

Giving thanks for the special things in the world of sports
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:26:00 CDT - Now that the Green Bay Packers seem to finally be back on track I'm ready to give thanks for some of the things about the world of sports that makes life so special. Happy Thanksgiving.