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Articles tagged with 'summer'

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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.

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$5 swim lessons at 5 Milwaukee County Parks

Published June 8, 2015

This summer's Milwaukee Swims Initiative - a collaboration between the Milwaukee Y and Milwaukee County Parks to help prevent water-related injuries - offers $5 swim lessons from June 22 to Aug. 22 for ages 6 and above.

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AmEx loves Milwaukee summers

Published May 13, 2015

We live for our summers. So, it comes as no surprise to us - or you either - that Milwaukee is a top destination for summer travel within the United States.

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Pack an umbrella and sunscreen: A 2015 summer movie season forecast

Published April 30, 2015

Tonight, people across the country will feast their eyes on the first big blockbuster of the summer season, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." But that's just the gigantic, explosion-filled appetizer for the upcoming summer banquet of movies to come. But which ones are looking bright, and which ones are looking a little cloudy? Allow me to put on my movie weather man cap and provide you with a seven-day forecast (more like four-month, but whatever).

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Does the Itsy belong on you?

Published May 7, 2014

The back cover of "Bring on Summer - Swim 2014" edition of the Victori'as Secret catalog brought on a whole new inner dialog for Lindsay Garric.

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My first Milwaukee spring

Published April 15, 2014

I'm a (fried) fish out of water, so I'm ready for the spring season in Milwaukee. But, I can't help but think summer.

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The ballad of the hotel washcloth

Published Sept. 11, 2013

Lindsay was hoping for a relaxing day with her husband in a poolside cabana. What she got instead was a bizarre performance that led her to pose this question: just how much is a decent person supposed to do in a pool shower?

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When does summer really end?

Published Sept. 3, 2013

When the kids go back to school and we flip the calendar to September, most write off summer as being over. Not true. Here's why.

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Super cheap Milwaukee summer, Part II: How did you spend it?

Published Aug. 14, 2013

Several people made great suggestions for fun, cheap stuff through Facebook and Twitter after seeing my first post about this and we found/created a few of our own. You'll want to bookmark this page for summer 2014!

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State Fair attendance reaches a record 1 million

Published Aug. 12, 2013

This was a record-breaking year for the Wisconsin State Fair. Beautiful weather prompted a whopping 1,012,552 people to attend the fair over its 11-day run from Aug. 1-11.

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Super cheap Milwaukee summer

Published Aug. 3, 2013

I don't work in the summers so money is much tighter. But I've also learned it's pretty easy to find yourself buying tickets or paying admission prices to keep the kids entertained as the season wears on. Those costs can add up quickly and they aren't really necessary if you are willing to think ahead, pack a picnic or spend some time outdoors. So far this year, we've tried a few things and here are our favorite examples of free Milwaukee fun.