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Maverick checks out his basket from Fresh Is Best.
Maverick checks out his basket from Fresh Is Best.
Charlotte digs into her winnings from Bark 'N Scratch Outpost.
Charlotte digs into her winnings from Bark 'N Scratch Outpost.

Check out the winning #OnMeowaukee cat photos

Leading up to and during Cat Week, which took place Sept. 21-27, readers were invited to post photos of their favorite felines hashtagged with #OnMeowaukee. Last week, the OnMeowaukee editors picked five photos from the more than 500 submitted.

The winners received baskets of cat prizes from Bark 'N Scratch Outpost and Fresh Is Best.

A great big thanks to our meow-velous sponsors and to everyone who posted. Here are the winning photos. 


Muenster sleeps like this every night #onmeowaukee

A photo posted by Dawn Albrecht (@dawnbrecht) on


#onmeowaukee #caturday

A photo posted by @y_eyed on


My favorite little lion! 😻 #caturday #onmeowaukee

A photo posted by Amy (@giffin9487) on



A photo posted by Heather (@gunner08) on


#onmeowaukee look I can Internet!

A photo posted by Curt Zackiewicz (@cszackie) on

Scooby, Scooby-Doo, where are you?
Scooby, Scooby-Doo, where are you?

Have you seen Milwaukee's Scooby van?

When "Scooby-Doo" the movie came out in 2002, Cudahy’s Gene Gureski decided to paint his 1974 Chevy van to look like The Mystery Machine that appears in the film.

Gureski enjoyed the cartoon as a kid and so when the movie was released, and he already had a similar van, he decided to create his very own Mystery Machine.

"I worked on the stenciling and painting a little at a time until it was done," says Gureski.

The van is originally from California and Gureski does not drive it after October, so it's free of rust. The paint job still appears brand new, mostly because Gureski touches it up regularly. He plans to completely repaint it this winter, keeping the same design. 

Gureski takes the van to car shows around the state, and is also spotted driving it around Milwaukee and the surrounding areas.

His dog, Vera, is often in the Mystery Machine with him.

"People always ask me, ‘Is that Scooby?’ and I say, ‘No, that’s Scrappy,’" jokes Gureski.

And yes, he has "Scooby snacks" in the car for Vera – and other dogs he meets in his travels.

"People know me around here as Scooby-Doo," says Gureski. "That works for me."

Vintage 38 will offer wine from around the globe.
Vintage 38 will offer wine from around the globe.

Vintage 38 coming to Greendale

Vintage 38 will open in the historic Broad Street area in Greendale in November – the exact date has not been released.

The contemporary lounge will offer a rotating selection of wines from around the world, craft beers and light fare. Vintage 38 will also host book clubs, music performances, fundraisers and community gatherings

"Greendale is a wonderful tight-knit community where people care about and support each other. It is important to reflect those ideals in Vintage 38," says owner Jennifer Lyden, a Los Angeles native who traveled around the world experiencing other cultures and learning about their wine styles for 20 years.

Follow Vintage 38’s progress via the Facebook page and stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more information when it becomes available.

WEDMKE is not your average wedding expo.
WEDMKE is not your average wedding expo. (Photo: Andy Stenz Photography)

Say "I do" to WEDMKE

Getting hitched? Turner Hall Ballroom just announced a unique wedding event, called WEDMKE, Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The engagement, ahem, will include a curated selection of local vendors and will be geared toward alternative options for a unique and personalized wedding. Vendor applications will be accepted through November 30.

Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 12 and are available online or at The Pabst / Riverside box offices. Single tickets cost $12 and couples are $20.

"It’s a smaller event, so each vendor will get face time with each person that walks through the door," says Andy Nelson, PR director of The Pabst/Riverside/Turner Hall Ballroom. "Our goal is to really connect vendors with couples. This not your average wedding expo."