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Bobby Tanzilo's Articles
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Kids & Family - Aug. 27, 2014
Down on The Farm: Hunger Task Force land feeds Milwaukee
In Franklin, just across 68th Street from the House of Correction there's a barn. Built in 1946, it's one heck of a barn. This attractive red and white marker of a rural Milwaukee past -- now part of Hunger Task Force's The Farm -- stands in stark contrast to the low, modern, blandness of the jail -- and its ominous razor-wire fences -- across the street. But the history of the two are intertwined.
Music - Aug. 26, 2014
30 minutes that shook Milwaukee
As the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's only Milwaukee appearance nears, Milwaukee Public Television launches a 30-minute documentary about the Beatles' half-hour performance at the Milwaukee Arena.
Bars & Clubs - Aug. 26, 2014
Shift switch: Top Notch beer line cleaner
Meet Ben Dosmann, who at 22 is a young entrepreneur, owner of Top Notch, a company that cleans beer lines at local taverns. He showed OnMilwaukee.com's Bobby Tanzilo how the job is done.
Kids & Family - Aug. 25, 2014
MPS staggers start of school to help youngest students feel at home
Taking something of a page from the book of the district's successful public Montessori schools, all MPS schools this year will use a staggered start to help introduce primary-aged children to their schools.
Living - Aug. 24, 2014
Find your thread in the tapestry of Milwaukee history
Lately, a lot of requests have arrived via email asking about how one goes about researching the places they call home. Here are some tips for Milwaukeeans curious about how their abodes came to be and who inhabited them in the past.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Aug. 23, 2014
Revamped Wade House site brings Wisconsin history to life
Vintage baseball brought me to Wade House, but history and nature reeled me in. Located in tiny Greenbush, west of Sheboygan, Wade House is a Wisconsin historical site that is managed by the Wisconsin Historical Society. The former stagecoach inn is part of a sprawling complex with a working sawmill, a carriage museum and a brand new visitors center.
Kids & Family - Aug. 21, 2014
Mitchell is among area schools getting a primp from GE volunteers today
Today, more than 2,500 current and retired GE employees, plus about 150 other volunteers, are walking into 16 Milwaukee Public Schools and four Waukesha Public Schools (as well as Greenfield High School) to paint, clean, organize and landscape to help the schools plan for the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Aug. 21, 2014
Urban Spelunking: Grace Lutheran Church
As beautiful as Milwaukee's historic churches are, visiting them can sometimes be disheartening. That's because so many of them are threatened due to failing -- or even entirely failed -- finances as churches in the heart of the city have fallen victim to suburbanization. This is true for some, but not all churches, as I was reminded recently on a visit to Grace Lutheran Church, which houses a vibrant congregation in a stunning Gothic building.
Milwaukee Buzz - Aug. 16, 2014
10 Downtown eyesores: East Town edition
From ugly parking structures, to dead stretches of street to a freeway that cuts like machetes, Milwaukee -- for all its vigor -- still has some problem spots. We look at some on the east side of Downtown.
Dining - Aug. 15, 2014
Food Truck Week: Eats & Treats
Ever since my colleague Nick Barth hipped me to the waffle dog, I've been chasing after the Eats & Treats Truck and, yesterday, I finally caught up.
Milwaukee Buzz - Aug. 14, 2014
Snake button rattler is on the loose!
The Milwaukee Public Museum has just announced that the rattlesnake in its second floor bison hunt exhibition has fled the scene. According to the release, the snake has gone on vacation, and has apparently been in contact with museum officials.
Milwaukee Buzz - Aug. 14, 2014
Urban spelunking: Downtown steam tunnels
Milwaukee's got a knack for putting waste to good use. Consider Milorganite or, less obviously to those of us up here on the surface, the city steam system. Follow Bobby Tanzilo as he goes down into two We Energies steam tunnels beneath the streets of Downtown.
Kids & Family - Aug. 11, 2014
MPS will offer free meals to all students
All MPS students will now have access to free breakfast and lunch at school. Over the summer, Milwaukee Public Schools was accepted into a program, open to schools that take part in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, that allows it to offer free lunch to all students enrolled in the district.
Kids & Family - Aug. 11, 2014
Have standardized school supply lists simplified your shopping?
In my sixth summer of shopping for school supplies, how could I possibly have thought I'd just "run in" to a big box store and grab some supplies?
Tagged with: school supplies, MPS
Arts & Entertainment - Aug. 11, 2014
Milwaukee Talks: Milwaukee Public Museum director Dennis Kois
New Milwaukee Public Museum Director Dennis Kois is a hometown boy who never expected to return to his native Milwaukee. We sat down to talk about coming home, what he found at the museum when he arrived and what the future will bring for a venerable Milwaukee institution.
Living - Aug. 9, 2014
Hartung Park built on 400 million years of history
Built on the site of a former quarry, Hartung Park isn't huge, but it's packed with amenities. It also celebrates its silurian period history, when millions of years ago, this was a warm water inter-reef basin filled with plant and animal life.
Milwaukee Buzz - Aug. 8, 2014
Urban spelunking: Northern Trust Building
You can tell when folks really love their home. Ferry & Clas' Northern Trust Building, 526 E. Wisconsin Ave., is that kind of place. Its beauty is recognized and appreciated every day by the folks lucky enough to spend their time in a Milwaukee landmark.
Milwaukee Buzz - Aug. 7, 2014
A Milwaukee River parkway and Downtown Disney?
"The Downtown Milwaukee River ... Once a mighty stream of commerce, now seeks a new role in the life of the city." So said a 1968 report by the Milwaukee River Technical Study Committee, a 10-member group of local officials that convened for five years to assess the state of the river, look back at its history and consider its future. The report makes for interesting reading nearly 50 years later.
Milwaukee Buzz - Aug. 5, 2014
Milwaukee Talks: Common Council President Michael Murphy
Recently, columnist Dave Begel named Ald. Michael Murphy one of the most important people in Milwaukee. As Common Council President, Murphy is one of the top politicians in the city. We sat down with the 10th district alderman -- who became the city's 47th council president on Feb. 11 -- to talk about a range of issues, from development to schools to crime and more.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Aug. 4, 2014
Potawatomi Hotel nears completion
The new 18-story, nearly 400-room Potawatomi Hotel is slated to open on Monday, Aug. 18. We stopped in to get a peek at the nearly complete hotel.
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