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Buzz - July 26, 2016
Urban spelunking: Former Jennaro Brothers warehouse
It's been 11 years since Commission Row gasped its last breath. Now, the building at 322 N. Broadway that hung on until the end of the street's run as a produce hub is being redeveloped into retail and office space. We go inside and take a look.
Buzz - July 22, 2016
MPL's Mitchell St. meeting draws input from about 50 community members
On Wednesday evening, Milwaukee Public Library hosted a community meeting at the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, on Mitchell Street, about a new branch nearby in the former Hills Building at 906-910 W. Mitchell St.
Travel & Visitors Guide - July 21, 2016
Tyjeski's walking tour takes in East Side terra cotta
Walker's Point-based ceramics sculptor, teacher and architectural historian Ben Tyjeski is also a leader of walking tours around town; ones that focus on the city's terra cotta, the subject of a book he's working to get published. His next tour is on Sunday.
Bars & Clubs - July 21, 2016
A look at City Lights Brewing's Eschweiler-designed home
One of many breweries on tap for Milwaukee this year, City Lights is perhaps the most exciting for me. But not necessarily for the beer - though I'm eager to try that, too, of course - as much as for its Alexander Eschweiler-designed home.
Buzz - July 20, 2016
Excavation lays to rest talk of old East Side cemetery
When folks dig, I always hope something turns up. Except, that is, when excavation began in June for a new addition to Maryland Avenue Montessori School on the East Side, where I am a member of the School Governance Council and also served on the building addition team.
Music - July 20, 2016
Beatles cartoon animator brings his work to Milwaukee
More than 50 years after the Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show," Beatlemania has barely subsided. This week, Beatles die-hards will be thrilled at the chance to meet Ron Campbell, director of the 1965 Beatles cartoons and "Yellow Submarine" animator.
Travel & Visitors Guide - July 19, 2016
Experiencing China ... in Chicago
The Windy City has a vibrant and fun Chinatown neighborhood just south of Downtown, but there are other ways to experience Chinese culture in Chicago, too. Here are some ways visitors of all ages can celebrate Chinese culture in Chicago.
Living - July 18, 2016
A first look at how the new South Side library might look
In advance of a community meeting this week to discuss design plans for a new South Side library on 9th and Mitchell to replace the Forest Home Library, Milwaukee Public Library has released an image showing how the interior of the new library might look.
Dining - July 15, 2016
Invent your own flavor and win custard for a year at Georgie Porgie's
In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, Georgie Porgie's Treefort Restaurants are partnering with OnMilwaukee on a Flavor of the Day frozen custard contest. Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 25.
Living - July 15, 2016
Urban spelunking: H.J. Geerlings House
Rarely have I encountered a place as challenging to unwind as the Victorian house at 2844 W. Kilbourn St. This home, for sale by the city, has been dubbed the "H.J. Geerlings House" because it was built and designed by Henry J. Geerlings.
Buzz - July 14, 2016
Important meeting set to discuss the future of Lake Park Bridge
A public information meeting on the future of the Ferry & Clas-designed Lake Park Ravine Road footbridge has been set for Tuesday, July 19 at 5 p.m. in the meeting room beneath Lake Park Bistro. Testimony will be heard from the community.
Kids & Family - July 13, 2016
DPW works to green five MPS schoolyards this summer
Thanks to support from the Ceres Foundation, five MPS schools are getting new green space this summer, owing to the efforts of Kimberly Kujoth and Scott Baran, who work for the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works' forestry department.
Kids & Family - July 13, 2016
MPS christens Marvin Pratt Elementary School on Friday
On Friday, July 15 at noon, Milwaukee Public Schools, along with a slate of city and state officials and community leaders, will honor former Mayor Marvin Pratt by renaming Silver Spring Elementary School, 5131 N. Green Bay Ave. after him.
Buzz - July 12, 2016
My new favorite Milwaukee street name
My new favorite street name in Milwaukee: Port Sunlight Way. It's one I'd never encountered before until I started nosing around the Garden Homes neighborhood - originally organized as a planned community - on the North Side.
Buzz - July 12, 2016
Urban spelunking: The "other" Lion House
When I say "lion house," I bet you think of the lovely 1855 Edward Diederich House on the lower East Side. I'm thinking, however, of the lion house, also known as George Koch house, 3209 W. Highland Ave., which shares a number of features with its elder brother.
Festival Guide - July 9, 2016
McCartney marathon raises Summerfest bar
When Summerfest booked the Stones last year, it was hard to imagine how it might top that. But Friday night, the Big Gig began its final weekend with a marathon show by living legend Paul McCartney, with songs from Beatles, Wings and Sir Paul's solo records.
Music - July 8, 2016
Paul McCartney and his band rehearsed in Milwaukee yesterday
Rumors are floating around that former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney was in Milwaukee at least a day early to run his band through its paces in advance of his Summerfest-headling concert tonight at the Marcus Amphitheater.
Living - July 8, 2016
Wondering about that tiny cemetery? Facebook knows
"What do you know about that tiny cemetery next to Engelburg School?" It's a question I asked on social media after stopping to take a few photos of a Northwest Side plot that I often pass and wonder about. Facebook helped make it all clear.
Buzz - July 7, 2016
Progress report: UWM Panther Arena upgrades
A couple weeks ago, the Wisconsin Center District and the Milwaukee Admirals officially kicked off work on $6.3 million in renovations and building upgrades at the UWM Panther Arena. We've been popping in to check on the progress of the work. Here are a few photos.
Festival Guide - July 7, 2016
What I learned about Def Leppard at the Marcus Amphitheater
Wednesday night I took a leap into the past. To the 1980s, basically. And while I spent nearly every waking second of that decade devouring music, I'd have been hard pressed to name a single song by the three bands on stage at the Marcus Amphitheater this night.
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