Inspiration, loving memories help spark rebirth for West Side playground
Marcus DeBack Playground, the inspiration for the MKE Plays program, is now open again after a year of engagement, planning and construction. A celebration and ceremony marking the reopening is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. at the playground.
Milwaukee Holiday Parade announces path, plans for 2016 edition on Nov. 19
The Milwaukee Holiday Parade announced the details for the annual Holiday Parade in Downtown Milwaukee. Now in its 90th year, the parade features approximately 100 units and will take about one and a half hours to pass a given point.
Milwaukee NARI Home & Remodeling Show announces special attractions
The Milwaukee NARI Home & Remodeling Show will be held Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9, in the State Fair Park Exposition Center, featuring an interactive Smart Home Gallery, a "Create and Take" area, live music, a 50/50 cash raffle and much more.
City of Milwaukee announces organics collection pilot program
DPW announced a one-year pilot program to study the impact of a residential collection program for food and yard waste. The pilot study zone will target a limited number of households that include the Bay View, East Side and Riverwest neighborhoods.
Coast In Bikes announces move
Coast In Bikes, 703 S. 2nd St., announced via Facebook that the bicycle shop would move to its third Walker's Point location later this fall. The new location is at 838 S. 1st St.
Take a free bike ride along the streetcar route to the Sept. 14 Night Market
Bublr Bikes and the Wisconsin Bike Fed, in cooperation with the City of Milwaukee, are leading a free group ride on The Milwaukee Streetcar route on Wednesday, Sept. 14, starting at 5:30 p.m.
MCTS announces changes for several bus routes through Downtown
The sale and demolition of the Downtown Transit Center means changes for several MCTS routes that run through Downtown Milwaukee.
Milwaukee County Parks seek community input for future planning efforts
Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture will issue a household survey to gather community input for its two major planning efforts under the campaign "Parks With Purpose."
Advocate: Milwaukee is the most underappreciated gay Mecca in the U.S.
This morning respected national gay magazine The Advocate posted a glowing blurb and slideshow of images from "Images of America: LGBT Milwaukee," by OnMilwaukee contributor Michail Takach, with a headline bound to really garner some attention.
Soldiers Home buildings to be converted into apartments
The Alexander Company and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee announced today that it will lead a team of local organizations to rehabilitate and restore six buildings at the Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home, a National Historic Landmark District.
My first spin through a SPIRE Fitness spin class
OnMilwaukee intern Lily Wellen had never before done a spin class like the one she tried at SPIRE Fitness. It was very high energy ... and kind of insane. See what other thoughts she had during this crazy exercise experience.
MFD, On Purpose Journey announce Sept. 11 commemoration plans
The Milwaukee Fire Department and On Purpose Journey Inc. will hold an event on Tuesday, Aug. 2 to reveal the 2016 We Are One logo and give further information about Sept. 11 events planned for this year's 15th anniversary of the 2001 attacks.
Shorewood Garden Tour blooms this Saturday
Ready to stop and smell the roses? And the lilies and the poppies and peonies and the violets? Good, because the 2016 Shorewood Garden Tour takes place Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Artists, healers and activists unite for #BlackLivesMatter gathering
In recent weeks, headlines have been rife with news of police brutality against members of the black community. Lives have been lost. And hearts are heavy. But community members are rising up in an effort to promote unity and healing for Milwaukee and beyond.
HACM and Bublr Bikes partner to expand bike share into low-income communities
The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) and Bublr Bikes announced a new partnership to promote equitable use of the bike share system through an innovative outreach effort in two HACM neighborhoods, using a $64,000 grant from the Better Bike Share Partnership.
Unlimited Bublr rides on Tuesday, July 5
Bublr Bikes, Milwaukee's bike share system, saw a record number of trips this past weekend. Over 2,100 trips were recorded during the Friday-Saturday-Sunday weekend. To thank its riders, Bublr is offering unlimited 30-minute Bublr rides on Tuesday, July 5.
The new nightmare
In college, I had a reoccurring nightmare that I was trapped on a crazy elevator. Lately, that's been replaced by what I call the "fat finger" dream. I've talked to a few people, including co-worker Molly Synder, who has had it, too.
Waukesha mayor thanks governors for approval to borrow Great Lakes water
Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly thanked the Great Lakes governors and their representatives for today's approval of the city's application to borrow and return water from Lake Michigan.
NEWaukee & Penrod announce 2nd year of Lunar Series partnership
NEWaukee announced a continued partnership with Penrod to provide unique employee engagement and increase talent acquisition opportunities through the weekly Lunar Series program at the Milwaukee Athletic Club at 758 N. Broadway.
Bublr Bikes stations now include VISIT Milwaukee maps
VISIT Milwaukee has announced an expanded partnership with Bublr Bikes to bring wayfinding and visitor maps to Bublr Bikes stations across the city. The poster-size wayfinding maps will be located at every station.
Chief Flynn dicusses "4 Ways Not to Get Shot in Milwaukee" at council committee
Police Chief Edward Flynn will appear during a special meeting of the Common Council's Public Safety Committee Monday, June 6 at City Hall, to discuss strategies to reduce gun violence in Milwaukee, as well as other crime-related issues.
Reimagined Hartung Park headed down final stretch
Residents and dignitaries will gather for a special ceremony Saturday, June 4 at Hartung Park, marking the beginning of the fourth and final phase of work at the now reinvigorated site of what was once a landfill on Milwaukee's northwest side border with Wauwatosa.
Happy Birthday, Sr. GeorgeAnn! May you (and the fruitcake) live long & prosper
Flamingos & Green Bay Packers. If you went to Mount Mary University, you might know who we're talking about. If not, meet the legendary nun who makes fruitcakes, loves the Packers and much more.
Milwaukee Trolley Loop returns to Downtown on June 2
Downtown Milwaukee's summer trolley service, the Milwaukee Trolley Loop presented by VISIT Milwaukee, returns this season, connecting passengers to Downtown's favorite hotspots beginning Thursday, June 2. It runs through Sept. 3.
Bolstered city workforce development measure pushes forward
A Common Council ordinance has been drafted that would significantly reinforce the city's ability to put unemployed or underemployed people to work, while also better ensuring economic opportunities for small and locally-owned businesses.