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Marketplace - Sept. 29, 2016
The only good part of having your "Catan" games stolen? Unboxing the new ones
Two years ago, MIAD instructor Andy Bernier came back to his car to find his entire collection of "Settlers of Catan" - including a handmade game board - had been stolen. Now he's unboxing a newly acquired set. Watch it here!
Sports - Aug. 30, 2016
Cyclocross and fat bike racing extend excitement in cycling season
As the summer tan lines begin to fade, two bike racing series' aim to keep the mettle in the pedals for Wisconsin bike riders: the Cross-Shooshko Cyclocross race and the Wheel & Sprocket Hugh Jass fat bike series.
Arts & Entertainment - Aug. 6, 2016
Winning Riverwest neighborhood sign revealed at Center Street Daze
The Riverwest Neighborhood Association (RNA) is set to release the winner of its neighborhood sign redesign competition at Center Street Daze at 11:30 a.m. The final three designs were submitted by David Arnevik, Helene Feider and Allison Waller.
Sports - July 21, 2016
Updated: In light of petition, Trek insists they want Ray's MTB to reopen
When we asked Dave Schlabowske, the deputy director of the Wisconsin Bike Federation, about the potential purchase of Ray's MTB Park by the Bike Fed, the outlook was not so good.
Arts & Entertainment - July 14, 2016
Internationally recognized street artist MTO adds art to Oriental's wall
European graffiti and street artist MTO is known for portraits of American music, movies and pop icons. He is bringing his grayscale paints to Milwaukee to help raise funds for The Black Cat Alley via a massive mural on the Oriental Theatre.
Sports - June 18, 2016
Adventure Rock opens new East Side location
Adventure Rock opened the doors of its brand new East Side location on Saturday, June 18. As early as 1 a.m., dedicated climbers were waiting in line to set first chalky fingers on the dozens of new climbing routes spread out over 16,000 square feet.
Travel & Visitors Guide - June 16, 2016
Get your OnMilwaukee Bublr on
From the very beginning, OnMilwaukee's been an advocate for bike sharing in greater Milwaukee. And today, we're super excited to jump on board in a new capacity. Yes, people, you can now ride your very own OnMilwaukee Bublr bike. So hop on!
Arts & Entertainment - June 14, 2016
The sun rises over Milwaukee as the People's Flag is revealed
After more than 6,000 votes, the winner of the People's Flag of Milwaukee has been chosen by its citizens. The winning flag design was announced on June 14 at the 88.9 RadioMilwaukee headquarters. Find out why this design won and what happens next.
Buzz - May 14, 2016
The five People's Flag of Milwaukee finalists revealed
Thoughts passed through my head like: This design is striking. Do these colors mean Milwaukee to me? What was this person thinking? How is this related to the city? I never would have picked these colors, but it's bold, so I think I like it. This one is bold but it misses the mark. I wonder if the final five can be as good as this one.
Marketplace - May 1, 2016
Switching from an Apple iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S7 because of one little app
I've compiled the pros and cons of an Apple iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S7 to give you an idea of what made the decision for me. In the end, it was a close call, but it was one seemingly small detail that wound up the deal-maker.
Arts & Entertainment - April 9, 2016
Without a doubt, Milwaukee needs a new flag
It took 50 years for Milwaukee's citizenry to gather enough interest to attempt to tackle the project once more, but the design, which currently flies on our flag today also helped illustrate the definition of "Design by Committee."
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 24, 2016
Designers talking about Designers Talking: A chat with creator Nate Pyper
The Designers Talking series is part residency, part gallery, and part conversation that seeks to connect thinkers, artists, and problem-solvers through discussion about interesting ideas and solutions through the lens of graphic communication.
Sports - Feb. 12, 2016
Ride to Europe without leaving the state
Wisconsin Bike Fed has organized three rides starting in mid-March to get you out of the gate and into the saddle as soon as possible, and they're cleverly modeled after the European Classics. These rides take to the back roads of Wisconsin and travel to Paris, Rome, Belgium and Denmark, all without leaving this beautiful state.
Kids & Family - Jan. 29, 2016
Uno Throwdown: New rules in the house
The creation of the game happened one night probably a decade ago. My younger brother, my then-girlfriend and I, drunk on coffee, began stuffing the rule book with variations. Since then I've never played an "official" game of Uno.
Sports - Dec. 16, 2015
Cool on the ice: Admirals honored for best new sports logo of the year
Partway through the Admirals' 2015-16 season, the team has had success on the ice and has now also garnered acclaim for its new brand. honored the Admirals for having the best new sports logo of the year.
Buzz - Nov. 2, 2015
Santa Cycle Rampage goes from free to fee
The Santa Cycle Rampage has been bringing joy via nearly 700 Santas, Mrs. Clauses, elves, Krampuses (and even a Menorah or two) to Milwaukee for 15 years, but while this ride has become as traditional as a Bing Crosby classic, this year the format is evolving. If you want to participate, you'll be expected to pay.
Buzz - Oct. 28, 2015
7 Halloween costumes that can never be made sexy
Sexy Halloween costumes. Some people love 'em. Some people hate 'em. Some people want Halloween to remain rooted in terror, while others love the inherent liberation in pretending to be something they're not (or something they wish they could be). There is a lot of chatter around the internet about which costumes SHOULD never be made sexy. But I'm telling you these costumes COULD never be made sexy...
Tagged with: halloween, costumes, News - Sept. 3, 2015
Introducing the new OnMilwaukee logo
As OnMilwaukee enters its 18th year, we are once again looking at how we do things, what we stand for, and how we can improve. And so we have unveiled a new logo to help steer us on a productive path.
Living - July 25, 2015
Take a lap with the Riverwest 24
The Riverwest 24, a 24-hour bike races through the Riverwest neighborhood, enters its 8th year and welcomes 1,200 riders and several hundred volunteers. It's popularity has remained at something of a fever pitch despite the only prizes being ice sculptures with hot dogs inside.
Living - July 18, 2015
53212 Unity Ride aims to connect two similar, yet diverse neighborhoods
The 53212 Unity Ride hopes to help bridge that demographic gap with an slow-rolling, exploratory bike ride that will bring together numerous community organizations from several diverse neighborhoods to look at gardens, murals and other historic points of interest.
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