OnMilwaukee.com Weekend Preview, July 31 - Aug. 2, 2015
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:01:00 CDT - The great Milwaukee weekend is here -- how are you going to spend it? You could attend the Urban Island Beach Party, the Ozaukee County Fair or Puerto Rican Festival. Listen to "The Tallest Man on Earth," jazz at the lake, Breadfest or Live at Peck Pavilion. Pedal your way with the "Polish Moon Ride," celebrate at Center Street Daze, attend a ice cream social or shop a Makers Market. All of these great ideas and more await you in this edition of the OnMilwaukee.com Weekend Preview!

From massage to manicures, more men seek spa services
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:26:00 CDT - There's no need to massage the statistics: men are hitting spas across the country - and right here in Milwaukee - in bigger numbers than ever before.

#WeWant: selfie stick, laptop shade and more
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:01:00 CDT - #WeWant all kinds of things in life. Here are just a few that we can't resist this week.

Wy'east Pizza is coming to Washington Heights
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:03:00 CDT - A Pacific Northwest-inspired pizza concept aims to revive a vacant space on Vliet Street and Hawley Road.

8 (great) reasons to visit The Brown Bottle
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:07:00 CDT - Where's The Brown Bottle, you ask? And why should you go there? Well, here are eight reasons to check it out.

5 questions we still must ask about the arena financing deal
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:04:00 CDT - Now that the state's biggest nest of vipers has put all the noise aside and passed the measure to provide $250 million of public funding for a new Downtown arena, attention turns to the next steps.

Expectations run high as Packers enter training camp
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:26:00 CDT - Every NFL team enters training camp with varying levels of goals and expectations. For the Green Bay Packers, the pressure couldn't be any higher. As the Packers go through the next five weeks of practices and exhibition games, the focus will be on shaping a team that's still alive on Feb. 7, 2016.

Bistro Z in Sussex aims to delight and surprise
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:07:00 CDT - Imagine walking from your parked car - in a relatively ordinary retail parking lot - into a space that blends both elements of the natural world with industrial grit. Add innovative, yet approachable food from a well known Milwaukee chef, and you've got Bistro Z.

Traveling jail cell captivates youth, community
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:16:00 CDT - The setup and the message are simple: If you do the crime, you're bound to do the time. And according to a report by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, the Phenomenal Men's Support Group (PMSG) aims to paint an accurate picture of what that time in jail is actually like through its Cell on Wheels program.

Thanks for the memories: Lake Park Bistro alumni share 20 years of recollections
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:02:00 CDT - In anticipation of Lake Park Bistro's 20th anniversary - and its alumni chef dinner on Aug, 4 - we talk with six Lake Park Bistro alumni who share memories of their time working at the restaurant.

Milwaukee Talks: Children's Hospital CEO Peggy Troy
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:05:00 CDT - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is more than a hospital. It's at the center of an ongoing discussion about health, wellness and access to care for all kids in the state. Today, Peggy Troy talks about the mission, vision, challenges and opportunities at Children's.

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, OnMilwaukee.com takes a mathematical look at just how much has happened in our city since 1998.

STORY IDEAS
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.

Why don't we treat guns the same way we treat cars?
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:26:00 CDT - America doesn't have a gun problem, the argument goes; it has a car problem! This is perhaps my favorite of all the pro-gun defenses - favorite being in this case a relative term. But I need to be clear about this: I would give just about anything if guns could be licensed, regulated and policed the way automobiles are in this country.

Having Favre and Starr at the table would make for a very special Thanksgiving
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:06:00 CDT - As Green Bay Packers training camp opens and the pro football season gets started, it's easy to have a whole bunch of things to anticipate with joy. Perhaps at the top of the list is that the Packers are one of the favorites to make it to the 50th Super Bowl in San Francisco. But I'm looking forward to something much more specific.

Hardware Headquarters plan emerges for former National Ace buildings
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:50:00 CDT - Some details of the plan for the new development in the trio of National Ace Hardware buildings on 4th and McKinley have emerged, right as plans for a new arena and entertainment district across the street have taken steps forward.

What to expect from Merriment Social, opening Aug. 7
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:04:00 CDT - Merriment Social, the nontraditional dim sum spot in Walker's Point opens Aug. 7. Here's what you can expect.

Door County looks spectacular from any angle
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:57:00 CDT - When you've visited the same place well over 20 times, sometimes you have to look at it a different way. Whether that means taking a bird's eye view from the treetops, or a fisheye perspective from just a atop the water, Wisconsin's crowing jewel that is Door County still looks spectacular from any angle. Even if it's one you have bend a little to see just right.