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Articles tagged with 'kids'

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Making strides in reducing infant mortality and premature births

Published May 15, 2015

Nearly 30 years ago, Raina Johnson was born three months premature. Since 1985, times have drastically changed in the medical profession, and we've seen tremendous advances in medical technology and neonatal care. But despite the gains that we've made on reducing the infant mortality rate in Milwaukee, there is still work to do.

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Sydney b. opens in Shorewood

Published May 6, 2015

Sydney b., a boutique for children, opened in Shorewood today. The shop, 4529 N. Oakland Ave., offers unique clothing, shoes, accessories and educational toys for kids ages 0 to 12 years old.

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How did the once-struggling Betty Brinn Museum clear 20 years?

Published April 12, 2015

Two decades ago, the Betty Brinn Museum was in financial danger. Today the children's museum is thriving and welcomes 200,000 visitors every year. It wasn't an easy road, but one that executive director Fern Shupeck was determined to walk.

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EBT cards not a solution for WI Shares program flaws

Published April 2, 2015

Electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards are not a solution to the most glaring flaws in the WI Shares program. A program whose neglectful funding has left our most vulnerable children stuck in a second class system of child care, with the highest quality providers working not towards a five-star YoungStar rating, but instead towards the day when they can leave the program altogether by serving 100 percent wealthier, private pay families.

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Kids' birthday party guide, 2015

Published Jan. 25, 2015

Whether your kid is more bouncy or more craft-oriented, there's a Brew City birthday party that can accommodate his / her wishes - and hopefully your budget.

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Local author and artist resurrects "The Bezert"

Published Nov. 8, 2014

More than 15 years ago, Maria Knier wrote and illustrated a book, "The Bezert," and then set it aside to pursue other avenues. On Monday, Nov. 10, The Bezert will be released by Little Bahalia Publishing after a recent re-editing and re-illustrating of the original copy.

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"Spencers: Theatre of Illusion" levitates the stereotypical magic show

Published Oct. 19, 2014

Kevin Spencer is well aware of the backlash that can happen from calling oneself a magician or an illusionist. Spencer - along with his wife, Linda - brings "Spencers: Theatre of Illusion" to the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The show is a mix of theater, rock concert and magic.

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Dave & Buster's blasts the fun

Published July 13, 2014

OnMilwaukee.com finally made it to Dave & Buster's last weekend, expecting to hate every minute of it, but they didn't and here's why.

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Louis C.K.'s message to dads

Published July 10, 2014

Even though it's a few weeks past Father's Day, I had to share this video from Louis C.K. It's good stuff and no matter how you see fatherhood, your father or the kid(s) in your life you should share this and embrace the message.

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Bay Beach offers affordable, old-school fun

Published June 28, 2014

Bay Beach Amusement Park in Green Bay has a rich history and today offers rides, scenic views, picnic areas, a wading pool, a small-scale passenger train and concessions.

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Actress Ione Skye pens kids' book

Published May 18, 2014

In 1989, Ione Skye starred in the classic coming-of-age film, "Say Anything," and co-actor John Cusack delivered the now-cult-famous line, "I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen." About 25 years later, Skye penned a childrens' book, "My Yiddish Vacation." It's available locally at Boswell Book Company.

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Overnight at the museum exceeds expectations

Published April 20, 2014

The Milwaukee Public Museum offers kids ages 6-12 and their parents or guardians the chance to sleep overnight and experience a whole new side of the facility. Just don't forget to bring a flashlight, a floor mat and a sense of adventure.

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100 things for kids to do in Milwaukee, 2014

Published April 13, 2014

This list - updated for 2014 - features fun stuff in and around Milwaukee for kids of all ages. From smelling the roses at Boerner Botanical Gardens to visiting Old World Wisconsin, this list is chock full of suggestions to keep your little ones entertained all year long.