Advertise on OnMilwaukee.com

Articles tagged with 'Living'

Nnsmoodyparkopening_storyflow

A new day for Moody Park: After years of delays, revamped park finally opens

Published Aug. 24, 2015

Years ago, at the old Moody Park, 2200 W. Burleigh St., there was nothing to do but play basketball on a few broken-down hoops, said Lawrence Pollard, 13, who lives nearby. Pollard, his aunt and a few cousins from the neighborhood were on hand, along with hundreds of others, for the grand opening of the revamped and much-improved park, according to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

Lincolnavewalk_storyflow

26 blocks on Lincoln Avenue

Published July 17, 2015

When we lived on the East Side, my husband John and I walked so much, we sold one of our cars. We walked Downtown, up to Whole Foods, over to the Milwaukee River and all the way to Marquette University where we both went to school. That changed when we moved to West Allis a year ago, but driving down Lincoln Avenue one day - the vibrancy of it all - convinced me to pick up the habit once more.

Nnsyouthbuild_storyflow

Young adults in YouthBuild help construct Habitat for Humanity houses

Published July 3, 2015

A year ago, Michael Merkel was a homeless high school dropout, sleeping on cold park benches on the North Side after one too many arguments with his mother. After two months of avoiding the police, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports the 18-year-old found himself in front of a counselor who directed him to MATC's YouthBuild, a program that gives low-income, at-risk youth and young adults experience in the construction trades.

10daysinmke_storyflow

From Conejito's to church fests: A MKE native's annual summer return home

Published June 30, 2015

Steamy and stormy. That's how I think of Milwaukee summers. And incredibly hectic, too. Summer in the city is always crammed with more festivals, fairs and block parties than civically necessary or nutritionally advisable. But it's an integral element of my longtime summer routine - returning back home for 10 days of fun - and I'm too old to stop now.

Nnshomeforeclosurehelp_storyflow

City steps up efforts to prevent home foreclosures

Published May 25, 2015

When Charmion Herron's mother died in 2010, she - along with her three sisters and brother - thought the family home was gone for good. There was no will, major repairs were needed and the house eventually became the property of the city following a tax foreclosure hearing. Now, talking with Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and relaxing in the living room as the owner of the home where she spent her teenage years, it all seems surreal.

Eastsidetosouthside_storyflow

Moving from the East Side to the West Allis

Published Feb. 26, 2015

For a while, we didn't know exactly what city we were moving to because the house is at the convergence of three cities. Then we got the official postcard from the post office: West Allis.

Milwaukeepromisefundingoked_storyflow

Common Council approves Milwaukee Promise funding for city neighborhoods

Published Dec. 17, 2014

The Milwaukee Common Council may have held over making a decision on the Milwaukee Streetcar until 2015 in yesterday morning's meeting, but it did approve a recommendation from the Community and Economic Development Committee to allocate $300,000 of Community Development Block Grant funding to the Milwaukee Promise initiative.

Theimmortalists_storyflow

"The Immortalists" finds cinematic life in the search for eternal life

Published Sept. 29, 2014

No matter how much you try to dodge or avoid or fend it off, age comes for us all. But what if it ... didn't? That's the obvious yet unanswerable essential question driving Bill Andrews and Aubrey de Gray, the two scientists at the center of "The Immortalists," the thoroughly compelling new doc currently showing at the Milwaukee Film Festival.

Omcrecs102613_storyflow

OnMilwaukee.com recommends, Oct. 26, 2013

Published Oct. 26, 2013

Halloween is right around the corner, but there's nothing scary about these recommendations from your pals at OnMilwaukee.com. Well ... one of them is a little scary. A lot scary, actually.

Mumperhealthcare_storyflow

A different way to look at health care

Published Oct. 18, 2013

I must make a confession. At the risk of being labeled a RINO, I need to express my support for universal health care. Before being trashed by my fellow fiscal conservatives and being hailed by hapless progressives, let me explain.

Longergoodbyes_storyflow

Here's to long hellos and goodbyes

Published July 19, 2013

Mike Lescarbeau, CEO of Carmichael Lynch, a branding and creative agency in Minneapolis, had a great piece last week on Huffington Post.

Sinclair12_storyflow

Holiday etiquette: Everything you need to know

Published Dec. 12, 2012

The holidays can be a landmine of awkward social situations. How do you stay poised amid a flurry of parties, gift-giving and indelicate relatives? Milwaukee-area etiquette expert and author Margery Sinclair has the answers.