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Milwaukee Buzz - Jan. 27, 2015
King's visits to Milwaukee left permanent mark
The visionary civil rights leader visited our city to speak on at least two occasions. His comments half a century ago remain as true now as they were then. Here is some of what he told Milwaukeeans.
Kids & Family - Jan. 26, 2015
MPS enrollment fair highlights programs ... but don't neglect the school visit
Maybe it's just because I love visiting schools, but I always tell prospective parents to go to a school that interests them as a potential option for their children. Sure, read Great Schools' ratings, talk to other parents, Google the school, but if you're going to do one thing only: go to the school. Not sure which school or schools to check out? Then the first step is to visit the MPS All-School Enrollment Fair on Saturday, Jan. 31 at Milwaukee High School of the Arts.
Living - Jan. 26, 2015
DNA tests can challenge your notions of ethnicity and family history
DNA testing for genealogical purposes can open up new vistas in your self-identity and your self-awareness. We took a test and here's what we learned.
Milwaukee Buzz - Jan. 24, 2015
1930s Milwaukee consul protest drew conflicting responses
When Milwaukee's Italian community read the news that a group of Americans - including many prominent city residents - would protest Italian intervention in Spain outside the Italian Consulate in June 1937, it must have awaited the event with at least some trepidation. When the protests took place, everyone - including the picketers themselves - were surprised by what occurred and by the reaction of Milwaukeeans.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Jan. 22, 2015
Revamped Edgewater breathes life into a Madison landmark
By the 1970s, an ugly addition and the gutting of the deco charm inside left The Edgewater a mere shadow of its original glory on the shores of Lake Mendota. But now, with a new owner, a completely new renovation and a brand new sister building across an inviting plaza, The Edgewater is clearly atop the world of Madison hotels once again.
Milwaukee Buzz - Jan. 20, 2015
Meeting set to discuss plan to develop Faust Drum Center site in Bay View
If you want to hear more about Dermond Property Investments LLC's plan to develop the site long occupied by Faust Drum Center, 2204 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., and weigh in on it, Ald. Tony Zielinski hosts a town hall meeting on the proposed development on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Bay View Post 180, 2860 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Milwaukee Buzz - Jan. 20, 2015
Urban spelunking: Williams House in Bay View
The Williams House, 606 E. Homer St., holds special significance - both tragic and joyful - for Beau Walter's pioneering Bay View family.
Milwaukee Buzz - Jan. 19, 2015
Wisconsin Historical Society's exhibit brings events to Central Library
Much like a traveling tent show, the Wisconsin Historical Society is moving its new exhibition around the state and this month it's in Milwaukee. "The Wisconsin History Tour: Sharing Wisconsin's Stories One Community at a Time" is on view on the first floor of the Central Milwaukee Public Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., through Jan. 29.
Dining - Jan. 19, 2015
Combining a pair of Milwaukee traditions at Paulie's
Driving down Greenfield Avenue last week I spied the sign outside Paulie's Pub and Eatery, 8031 W. Greenfield Ave., in West Allis, and was reminded that trying the wings there was on my Milwaukee to-do list. Despite that salad in the fridge back at the office, I called an audible and pulled into the parking lot. Only when I sat down did I realize that it was Friday, which, of course, means fish fry. What to do? Well, improvise!
Milwaukee Buzz - Jan. 16, 2015
7 beautiful Bay View buildings
When I lived in Bay View for about seven years in the 1990s and early 2000s, I spent a lot of time walking. So, as you might expect, I have way more than seven, but here is one for each year I loved in the Oh-Seven.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 15, 2015
When MAM remodel is complete, a quiet piece of history will be harder to spot
When the Milwaukee Art Museum reopens its reinstalled collection in revamped galleries something will be missing, but many won't likely even notice. What have been called the "Bradley Rooms" or the "Bradley Apartment" will have vanished.
Dining - Jan. 15, 2015
Shift switch: Coffee roaster at Valentine
Like baking or winemaking, roasting coffee is both science and art. A ham-fisted roaster can easily mess up the science and destroy the coffee. But learning how to not ruin good beans is not enough to create amazing coffee. The art dances around the edges; that is where a real artist - using time and heat and other factors - can create sublime roasts that result in a stellar cup of java. This I learned when I recently spent a day with the good folks at Valentine Coffee Roasters, 5918 W. Vliet St.
Kids & Family - Jan. 14, 2015
Annual public Montessori summit welcomes Milwaukee community
For the third straight year, Milwaukee Public Schools' Montessori community has organized a free event for parents, students, teachers and supporters of public Montessori programs. The summit, which takes place Saturday, Jan. 24 from noon until 4:30 p.m. at MacDowell Montessori, 6415 W. Mount Vernon Ave.
Living - Jan. 8, 2015
West Side skating rink taking shape
A new skating rink in Center Street Park on the border between Wauwatosa and Enderis Park is coming along nicely.
Milwaukee Buzz - Jan. 8, 2015
Urban spelunking: Calvary Cemetery Chapel
Perched atop a hill overlooking Mitchell Boulevard, just south of Bluemound Road is Erhard Brielmaier's 1899 Calvary Cemetery Chapel, a Romanesque cream city brick building that draws such big crowds during Doors Open Milwaukee that it is among the top 10 sites during the annual event. Let's take a look...
Milwaukee Buzz - Jan. 8, 2015
Garfield School proposals released
Months after the City requested proposals to redevelop a group of properties on 4th and North, including the Henry Koch-designed former Garfield Avenue School and the building that housed America's Black Holocaust Museum, two plans have emerged.
Kids & Family - Jan. 7, 2015
Pathways ideas generate discussion - and some ire - but are not done deals
As kids return to school this week, many MPS families are wondering about the future of their programs, thanks to a document that quietly seeped out in December, drawing immediate discussion. Nestled quietly into an MPS committee meeting agenda last month was a description of facilities and programmatic changes that district administration calls "Pathways Projects." We asked board member Claire Zautke about them.
Music - Jan. 6, 2015
Milwaukee music loses a pair of veterans
A couple friends have notified me in recent days of the passing of two veteran Milwaukee musicians. In November and December, rocker Roland Stone and jazzman Sammy Armato passed away.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 5, 2015
Wisconsin books: Eastberg brings Pabst Farms back to life
Historian John Eastberg dishes up "Pabst Farms: The History of a Model Farm," published in a stunningly lavish hardcover edition distributed by the University of Wisconsin Press, Marquette contributes a "Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee," Calie Herbst has advice for moms (and dads), and more...
Music - Jan. 2, 2015
7 questions for singer/songwriter Scott Wooldridge
Former Squares frontman and Wooldridge Brother Scott is striking out on his own, releasing his eponymous debut solo CD.
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