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Articles tagged with 'winter'


I got dibs on that parking spot. Yeah, dibs, you turkey

Published March 3, 2015

This latest snow fall made me realize something. I've never called dibs here. I'm not alone. I don't see any Milwaukeeans shoveling out angled parking spots or street parking spots and calling dibs on their handiwork. You know, "dibs." See, this is a real thing that real people do - specifically 90 miles south of us in Chicago. And it's serious business.


Social Circle: Bugs or snow?

Published Jan. 25, 2015

A lot of Wisconsinites complain about the cold and snow, but given the choice, would we move to a warmer climate if we could? There are definitely trade offs - including that many places with higher annual temperatures also have a larger population of bugs. Which would you prefer: snow or bugs?


Bradford Beach in the wintertime

Published Jan. 23, 2015

As much as I do enjoy other people, there are times I also love to be where they are not. One of these times was last winter - Milwaukee's coldest in about three decades - when I had reached my threshold for football and "Real Housewives" and living with 50 other people in one building, went down the hill, and took a walk on Bradford Beach along Lake Michigan. It was the most restorative thing I had done in a long time.


How to defeat the Milwaukee winter

Published Dec. 1, 2014

I'm going to beat the Milwaukee winter. I will not be cold again. I will laugh in the face of Snowmageddon. I will be toasty warm when the temperatures drop well below zero. Here's how.


100 things to do during a Milwaukee winter

Published Nov. 9, 2014

With flakes returning to the forecast, you may be dreading another wicked Wisconsin winter. Have no fear. From braving the blustery outdoors to layering up the long johns and curling up by the fire, we've got the goods to make the most of a Milwaukee winter.


"Dolphin Tale 2": unnecessary sequel still makes a small, sweet splash

Published Sept. 14, 2014

It's hard to imagine there was much clamoring for a sequel to "Dolphin Tale." The first film was a modest early fall success back in 2011, but even then, the story of Winter the dolphin was already fairly thin dramatic material, serving as little more than a nice pleasant aside. Still, somebody thought it was a good idea to head back to the well, and surprisingly - judging from "Dolphin Tale 2" - that person wasn't wrong.


Might we miss winter?

Published April 17, 2014

Even though, it seems, half of my Facebook friends are photographing their naked feet on a Florida beach, I am OK ice skating during spring break. Mostly.


Math makes pothole problem seem totally overwhelming

Published Feb. 13, 2014

It seems like every year I get aggravated enough to complain and moan about what driving over potholes in the City of Milwaukee does to my car, and this year is no exception. But this year, instead of saying it's like a mogul skiing track, I've got statistics.


Not cold enough yet? The Polar Plunge returns

Published Jan. 28, 2014

For some people, this weather isn't cold. Cold is running into a freezing body of water - maybe wearing a costume, maybe wearing just a swimsuit - submerging themselves in completely and then racing back out again with a brand new layer of icicles. Some might call that insanity. For the past 15 years, however, Special Olympics Wisconsin has called it the Polar Plunge.


Winning winter

Published Jan. 6, 2014

I might have taken the whole "embrace winter" thing a degree too far, but when temperatures dip below zero, I find myself wanting to do the least wintery things I can think of.


Is sledding too dangerous?

Published Jan. 2, 2014

Many people agree that sledding is fun, but that it also can be dangerous. But is it too dangerous?