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"Pushcarts to Professionals" charts 170 years of Jewish business in Milwaukee

Published Aug. 15, 2013

Most Milwaukeeans know names like Ben Marcus, Nate Zelazo and the Kohl Family. But what about Irving Solomon, Spencer Frank and Lee Lewis? If you're curious about these lesser-known pillars of the Milwaukee business community, head to the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., for a new exhibit. "Pushcarts to Professionals: The Evolution of Jewish Business in Milwaukee" showcases the impact of Jewish business on Milwaukee's culture and economy over the past 170 years.


Wisconsin Ducks offer classic Dells' adventures

Published June 8, 2013

Wisconsin duck tours in the Wisconsin Dells last about an hour and take place on land and water. Beautiful scenery, moments of thrill and a little bit of splash make the experience well worth the time and money.


Encore showings of "Honor Flight" offered at Marcus Theatres

Published Jan. 8, 2013

A lot of us couldn't make the Aug. 11 premiere of "Honor Flight" at Miller Park, or were too busy around the holidays to catch the viewings offered by Marcus Theatres on Pearl Harbor Day in December. Luckily, we're getting another chance. This month, Marcus Theatres will show the emotional documentary at eight Wisconsin locations.


Milwaukee veterans featured in new Honor Flight documentary

Published Aug. 9, 2012

Orville Lemke answered the call of duty in 1944 at the age of 20. Sixty-six years later, he saw the monument built in his honor by a grateful nation. His story and those of fellow Wisconsin veterans will be featured in Freethink Media's new documentary, "Honor Flight," which premiers at Miller Park this Saturday at the Field of Honor event.

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An Infamous Day

Wednesday December 7th, 2011 - Fox Lake, IL   December 7th. A date which will live in infamy. 70 years ago today, the generation who would become known as our greatest generation had their world turned upside down with Pearl Harbor. It has special significance with me because my grandpa...

Causes And Cruises

Thursday November 11th, 2010 - Miami, FL   Far too many overly serious topics are coming to the forefront at once lately, at least for my tastes, but they are. I want to focus on fun and funny and doing as much good with as much time as I have left on this cockeyed little space pebble f...

D-Day: Enduring Lessons

          From ancient times to the present, amphibious military operations have been rightly regarded as particularly challenging. The largest such enterprise was the Allied invasion of France in World War II on June 6, 1944 – D-Day.  ...

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