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East Side and UWM

Milwaukee's East Side, home to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, offers art house cinema, boutique shopping, clusters of night life, dining and more. And the Olmsted-designed Lake Park is a Milwaukee gem.

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"We Are Water" celebrates Milwaukee's big drink

July 27, 2014 11:05 a.m.

Milwaukee Water Commons will host it's first event, "We Are Water," as a way to culminate its one-year anniversary and to get community members literally and figuratively closer to the lake. The event will take place on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the north end of Bradford Beach.

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Peek inside shows new East Library development taking shape

July 16, 2014 3:10 p.m.

Library director Paula Kiely called The Standard a "new, modern library structure ... which is really state of the art when it comes to public libraries." Yesterday, Milwaukee Public Library hosted a media walk-through of the library space and developer HSI Properties took everyone upstairs to see one of the apartments, too.

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After 39 years, Ma Jolie closes its Downer Avenue location

July 11, 2014 9:48 a.m.

Milwaukee fashion pioneer Ma Jolie / Footgear quietly closed its doors at 2583 N. Downer Ave. at the end of June. The retailer that sold both men's and women's fashions, jeans and footwear had been at its East Side Milwaukee for 39 years.

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Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival returns for its 29th year

July 7, 2014 6:06 p.m.

Summerfest may have just ended, but there is happy festival-related news to report. This morning, the LGBT Film/Video Festival officially announced its return, along with the dates - as well as a few early selections - for this upcoming year's event.

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A chat with "Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert

July 5, 2014 10:06 a.m.

Talking with Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author speaks like someone who's clearly found her zen. She talks with a relaxed, easy and honest calm about the kind of topics - negative feedback, critics, struggle, expectations - people don't usually handle with an easygoing demeanor. Then again, considering she literally wrote the modern book on finding one's zen - "Eat, Pray, Love" - that shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

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AVP team hopes return to Milwaukee is special

July 3, 2014 1:05 p.m.

Theo Brunner has family from Cross Plains and Todd Rogers is the last active AVP Beach Volleyball player to have served it it up on Bradford Beach. The pair make a homecoming of sorts this week as part of the tour's return to Milwaukee after a 16-year absence.

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Social Circle: Would you swim in Lake Michigan?

June 22, 2014 5:06 a.m.

This week, OnMilwaukee.com asked Social Circle members if they swim in Lake Michigan in Milwaukee and the responses were, once again, all over the map. What about you? Would you take a dip in the lake?

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BelAir Cantina to replace VIA on Downer

June 20, 2014 6:45 p.m.

Today, VIA Downer Pizzeria, 2625 N. Downer Ave., announced it is closing its East Side restaurant on Monday, June 30. A third BelAir Cantina will take over the space.