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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.
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.
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.
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.
Published Aug. 27, 2011
The Art Institute of Chicago has a new exhibit, "Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945," that showcases the high-impact propaganda posters created by Soviet artists and writers during World War II.
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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...
Monday May 30th, 2011 - Fox Lake, IL Memorial Day - or as my grandparents used to call it ‘Decoration Day’. I don’t need any more sadness in my life right now, but how can it be avoided? I’m very thankful for every freedom I have as an American, but I never los...
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...
This Christmas season, devoted to charity and peace, is also the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, Americans’ largest land battle. The U.S. has begun to withdraw troops from Iraq, while expanding forces to combat the v...
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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