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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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First look: Nine Below Mini Golf Tavern is open "fore" business

Sept. 21, 2016 8:05 p.m.

Nine Below Mini Golf Tavern, 1905 E. North Ave., opened to the public at 2 p.m. today and OnMilwaukee was there - ready to chat, drink and putt. Owners David and Marla Poytinger call it "The world's first Maker's Golf Tavern."


Community members deem new mural a racist stereotype; artist apologizes

Sept. 21, 2016 12:40 p.m.

This weekend, after months of preparation and a seven-day installation process, Black Cat Alley officially opened to the public. One of the murals, a larger-than-life painting of an African-American man wearing an orange prison suit, has inspired passionate critique on social media.


When Benjamin Castle ruled Milwaukee's Gold Coast

Sept. 19, 2016 1:06 p.m.

On Feb. 4, 1963, two Milwaukee mansions had their dates with destiny. One distinctive mansion lives on as the otherworldly Villa Terrace Museum. Its contemporary, the David Benjamin mansion, was not quite so lucky.


Ma Fischer has finally returned to Ma Fischer's Restaurant

Sept. 13, 2016 10:18 a.m.

After 40 years of customers walking into Ma Fischer's restaurant and asking the staff, "Where's Ma?" there is finally someone to point to. Today, a 5-foot-8-inch statue of the former owner, Jackie Fischer, was erected outside the popular East Side diner.


"Our Journey Home" documentary addresses the myths of public housing

Sept. 12, 2016 3:26 p.m.

Home: a small word that has an infinite number of definitions. But for many, finding home can be a challenge often unseen by outside eyes. However, on Tuesday night, three of those small, untold stories of struggle and triumph will be brought to the big screen with "Our Journey Home."


UWM women announce 2016-17 Horizon League schedule

Sept. 8, 2016 1:48 p.m.

The Milwaukee women's basketball team will host a four-game homestand just before the end of the season, the Horizon League office announced today with the release of the conference schedules.


FreshFin Poke on its way to the East Side this fall

Sept. 7, 2016 2:28 p.m.

The East Side will soon have a new fast-casual restaurant. This time, it comes in the form of a fast-casual poke concept that's been sweeping the nation. FreshFin Poke is the name of the restaurant that's slated to open in November.


Panthers announce 2016-17 Horizon League schedule

Sept. 7, 2016 12:13 p.m.

The Milwaukee men's basketball program will close out the 2016-17 regular season with three of its final four games at home, according to the Horizon League schedule released today by the league office.


SALA Modern Sicilian Dining marks 15 years with Oct. 2 celebration

Sept. 6, 2016 11:37 a.m.

One of Milwaukee's favorite Italian restaurants is celebrating 15 years in business. Siblings Tony and Teresa Balistreri opened Sala restaurant in 2001, with a commitment to serving Sicilian fare rooted in family tradition and fresh local ingredients.


Lydia Loveless talks being real, being filmed and being in Milwaukee

Sept. 5, 2016 3:16 p.m.

Before she brings her direct songwriting sensibility to Milwaukee, we chatted with alt-country singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless to get direct answers directly from the source - about "Real," about being real and about that time Milwaukee gifted her chicken wings.