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West Allis

This west suburb of Milwaukee – formerly an industrial powerhouse of its own – houses several fun parks and delicious restaurants, within easy driving distance of Downtown. The area's biggest draw, however, is the Wisconsin State Fair Park & Expo Center, which plays host to the Milwaukee Mile, Pettit National Ice Center and several festive summer events – including, of course, State Fair.

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West Allis date night guide

July 31, 2015 3:04 p.m.

Looking for ideas for your next date night? Call a babysitter and make the journey to 'Stallis to try some of these awesome date night locales!


State Fair: Aug. 6-16

July 28, 2015 6:06 a.m.

Read on for your quick-fact guide to the sights, sounds and (best of all) tastes of the 2015 Wisconsin State Fair.


My fastest laps

July 12, 2015 2:22 p.m.

A decade ago, I took a spin around the Milwaukee Mile in a special two-seat IndyCar. I did it again this morning, and it was even better.


Wisconsin State Fair announces Sporkies finalists

July 8, 2015 10:19 a.m.

Eight finalists have been chosen for the Wisconsin State Fair's third annual food competition, The Sporkies, a competition which challenges fair vendors to create the most ingenious concoctions they can for the fair.


Brass Monkey evolves into slightly new breed of bar

June 26, 2015 9:10 a.m.

In May, longtime employees Frank Zoborowski, John Mackowski and James Conlon took over ownership of the West Allis-based Brass Monkey bar and grill. The new owners have big plans for the place and the changes will roll out between now and mid-July.


Urban Spelunking: West Allis Roosevelt Elementary

May 22, 2015 9:01 a.m.

Back in 1996, some folks saw the closing of West Allis-West Milwaukee School District's Roosevelt School, 932 S. 60th St., as "inevitable" and that prediction came true later that year. Now, it seems that the demolition of the building might also be inevitable, though nothing has yet been officially decided.


A pair of school visits offers contrasting images

May 15, 2015 11:46 a.m.

This morning the folks in the facilities department of the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District were kind enough to give me a tour of a closed school building. As an added bonus, my tour guide offered to show me an interesting school nearby, too. The contrast was striking.