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Music - Dec. 1, 2016
Jazz Gallery book traces glorious run of a landmark Riverwest music venue
There was a time when Milwaukee had venues that hosted jazz gigs all the time. One of them, The Jazz Gallery, is catalogued in a new book by the club's owner Chuck LaPaglia. Get a peek at this great bit of Milwaukee music history at an event Friday, Dec. 2.
Marketplace - Dec. 1, 2016
#WeWant: Give the gift of Milwaukee history
The popularity of Facebook groups like "Old Milwaukee" and OnMilwaukee's own urban spelunking series shows that Milwaukeeans have a passion for their city and its history. Indulge that passion with a gift rooted in our collective story. Here are a few ideas.
Arts & Entertainment - Nov. 29, 2016
Urban spelunking: MAM library in the Judge Jason Downer Mansion
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the beautiful Victorian Gothic Judge Jason Downer Mansion, 1201 N. Prospect Ave., is now something of a temple to art history, serving as the headquarters of the Milwaukee Art Museum's library. We go inside for a peek.
Kids & Family - Nov. 29, 2016
Help give the gift of education
Today is Giving Tuesday and thus I'm re-sharing this post from December 2013 about how you can use Donors Choose to help out a local public school.
#RaiseMKE - Nov. 28, 2016
Powerful Milwaukeeans help reboot MPS Foundation
The MPS Foundation gets a public reboot today when the foundation - which since 1998 has raised funds, beyond taxes, from the community in support of Milwaukee Public Schools - hosts its annual meeting at the Riverside Theater Downtown from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
#RaiseMKE - Nov. 23, 2016
Saying thank you to Milwaukee educators
As I prepare to pack up my stuff and head out to spend Thanksgiving with my family, I'd like to take a moment to express my gratitude for the folks who work hard every day to educate Milwaukee's children, and give a special shout out to City Year MKE.
Milwaukee History - Nov. 22, 2016
Profiles in Milwaukee history: Architect & fireman Sebastian Brand
There are countless Milwaukeeans who have left an indelible mark on the city, even though folks rarely utter their names. One of them is Sebastian Brand, a German immigrant firefighter and mason turned architect, who designed many firehouses. Meet him here.
Dining - Nov. 21, 2016
Kopp's new Travel Pak makes flying with custard a breeze
Frozen custard is best enjoyed at the stand where you bought it just moments ago. But for folks who live outside Milwaukee and want to be able to bring some of this delectable treat home after a visit, transporting custard can be a challenge. Worry no more. Kopp's has come up with a solution.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Nov. 18, 2016
Progress report: Bay View's Kinn Hotel
Bay View's first hotel - the dog-friendly microhotel in the former Down and Under Pub building at 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.- is slated to open in January. Co-owner Charles Bailey invited us in yesterday to take a first look.
Buzz - Nov. 18, 2016
Milwaukee Talks: Streets of Old Milwaukee's Granny
Now that colder weather is approaching, Granny Hannah has left her familiar rocking chair perch on her Streets of Old Milwaukee porch for the warmth of her parlor. But a couple days ago Hannah invited me in to see the tree and to talk about the holidays.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Nov. 17, 2016
Urban spelunking: Brumder Mansion Bed & Breakfast
There is no shortage of stories to tell about Milwaukee's Brumder Mansion, 3046 W. Wisconsin Ave. These days, the 1910 Arts & Crafts home on 31st and Wisconsin is a bed & breakfast with a theater. But there's a lot of history in the place, too.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Nov. 15, 2016
Urban spelunking: Hotel Wisconsin
Hotel Wisconsin, 720 N. Old World Third St., is a survivor. While Downtown once brimmed with hotels of all stripes - from swanky to rundown, from residential to aimed at visitors - very few of them survive from the early part of the 20th century. This one does.
Buzz - Nov. 15, 2016
MCTS goes Wonka on M*Card anniversary
To celebrate the second anniversary of its M*Card travel fare card, Milwaukee County Transit System says it's announcing "the most exciting giveaway ever" at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Dining - Nov. 14, 2016
Wing nut: Pineapple habanero wings at Motor
Pineapple habanero is November's wing of the month at Motor at the Harley-Davidson Museum. We stopped in to try them.
Kids & Family - Nov. 9, 2016
Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly approve school funding referenda
On Monday, I posted about the 67 school referenda on the ballot across the state in Tuesday's election and this morning I wanted to follow-up with some results.
Dining - Nov. 8, 2016
First look: Total Wine & More in Brookfield
On Thursday, Total Wine & More - the country's largest independent wine, beer and spirits retailer - opens its first Wisconsin store in the Calhoun Crossing Shopping Center, 17300 W. Bluemound Rd., in Brookfield. We took a peek inside.
Music - Nov. 8, 2016
New All Mod Cons supergroup salutes The Jam in honor of Dave Monroe
Milwaukee's Dave Monroe was a passionate fan of The Jam. To mark the anniversary of his passing, his musician friends have assembled a supergroup tribute to both Dave and his favorite band. All Mod Cons makes its debut Sunday to benefit Milwaukee Public Library and Monroe.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Nov. 8, 2016
11 things you'll find on the Hank Aaron State Trail
The Hank Aaron State Trail is 12 miles of continuously connected bike and walking trails - some are on the street - that connects the lakefront with Milwaukee's West Side. I rode the section of the trail and here is some of what I found along the way.
Kids & Family - Nov. 7, 2016
Nearly 16% of Wisconsin districts seek revenue boost on Tuesday's ballot
According to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, of 67 school referendums up for a vote on Tuesday, 25 find districts asking taxpayers to approve exceeding state-imposed revenue limits. Fourteen seek the right to temporarily exceed those limits and another 11 hope voters agree to exceed them permanently.
Buzz - Nov. 3, 2016
VIP MKE: All Saints Catholic Church
On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee swings open the doors to four parishes around Milwaukee to welcome the community in for behind-the-scenes tours and more. We're writing about all four parishes before the event. Today, we visit All Saints, 4051 N. 25th St.
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