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The terror of travel

Published Wednesday, June 29

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. The more I fly, the less I enjoy it. Sure, I like the feeling of freedom, of being out roaming and seeing the world and experiencing new places. But last night's attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport really shakes me.

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Connect with nature at the Kettle Moraine Forest

Published Sunday, June 26

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. Escape the city for the lush forests and solace of Northern Wisconsin - without the long drive - when you travel to the Kettle Moraine Forest. There's a vast habitat to explore given that the southern unit spans 30 miles, from Dousman Village to Whitewater.

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Let's go fly a kite

Published Sunday, June 26

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. Whether your kite soars through the sky or refuses to get off the ground, a kite-flying trip to the lakefront and Gift of Wings is a wonderful way to not only get outside but also bring a few childhood memories back to life.

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Milwaukee County Parks pools guide, 2016

Published Saturday, June 18

It's a good time to remind you that the Milwaukee County Parks System has a great selection of water-based recreational opportunities, including public pools. And whether you test the waters first or jump right in, check out our public pool guide.

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Get your OnMilwaukee Bublr on

Published Thursday, June 16

From the very beginning, OnMilwaukee's been an advocate for bike sharing in greater Milwaukee. And today, we're super excited to jump on board in a new capacity. Yes, people, you can now ride your very own OnMilwaukee Bublr bike. So hop on!

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7 photos from Grant Park's "haunted" Seven Bridges

Published Tuesday, June 14

At Seven Bridges there's a covered bridge with the inscription "Enter this wild wood and view the haunts of nature" and the witchy words are, in part, why the park is said to be haunted. OnMilwaukee was there today but, unfortunately, didn't experience anything supernatural.

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7 places to have a geocache adventure in Milwaukee

Published Sunday, June 12

Whether you are a resident of Milwaukee or just visiting, you can discover and learn more about the city by brushing up on your navigation skills and going on a geocache adventure. Here are seven places to do just that.

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Lake Geneva getaway packs in food, fun, magic and adventure

Published Friday, June 10

Less than an hour from Milwaukee, Lake Geneva is a beautiful vacation destination for a day trip, weekend getaway or full-on family vacation. Whether you're on water or land, there is plenty to do and see in this quaint and historic resort town.

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Mitchell Airport baggage claim earns LEED certification

Published Tuesday, June 7

Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport has been notified that the Baggage Claim Renovation Project has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Recommended BRT route could save riders more than 100 hours a year

Published Tuesday, June 7

After public meetings, transit modeling and route analysis, an alignment has been recommended as the East-West Bus Rapid Transit route. Analysis shows that an end to end trip could take as little as 35 minutes, which is more than 30% faster than a bus in mixed traffic.

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How to avoid bloodsucking bedbugs when traveling

Published Monday, June 6

The disturbing fact is, bedbugs are found everywhere - from cheap flop houses to the most opulent hotels. Randy Rupert, team leader of Batzner Pest Control's bedbug services, shares tips on how to prevent bringing these vampire bugs home from hotels.

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Local biker goes on multi-state pie tour

Published Thursday, June 2

Last weekend, Sarah Berg once again came down with an acute case of wanderlust and decided it was time to hop on her BMW motorcycle and get out of Dodge. So she went in search of delicious slices of pie and drove 1,000 miles by the end of the weekend.

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Kohl's Thank You Thursday means free admission at Milwaukee Public Museum

Published Wednesday, June 1

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) announced today that Kohl's Thank You Thursday, a partnership offering free general admission to the Museum on the first Thursday of every month, will continue into 2017. The new schedule kicks off on Thursday, June 2.

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Geek out at Medieval Times

Published Friday, May 27

My family and I decided to head to Schaumburg, Ill., this past weekend to visit Medieval Times, one of nine locations in the chain, to find out - among other things - what would happen if we asked for a fork. Turns out, 'twas a beauteous adventure and better food experience than expected.