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My first Milwaukee spring

Published Tuesday, April 15

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. 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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(Fried) Fish out of water, from NYC to MKE

Published Saturday, April 12

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. I have been given the great honor to share with you my stories about moving from Manhattan's Lower East Side to Milwaukee's Bay View. Each blog will cover something new and exciting to me about Milwaukee - fish fries, supper clubs, tailgating at Brewers games, local characters and everything else that makes this city great.

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Race to Indy for fab food, urban trails and a run-in with a yeti

Published Wednesday, April 9

Senior writer Molly Snyder had never been to Indianapolis before, so she really wasn't sure what she'd find, but after a long weekend and a lot of investigating, she came home eager to share what she discovered with Milwaukeeans who might want to take Indy for a spin.

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Urban spelunking: St. Paul's tower speaks volumes without making a sound

Published Monday, April 7

Nothing beats a new perspective. That's part of the fun of climbing to the roofs and towers of local buildings - to get a fresh look at a familiar city. Those visits and climbs almost always also offer a different take on the building itself. Take St. Paul's Episcopal Church on the corner of Knapp and Marshall Streets, erected in 1883 to the plans of Edward Townsend Mix. I climbed its tower recently and got a new look at Milwaukee and St. Paul's.

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Menomonee River Parkway headed for a makeover

Published Wednesday, March 26

Wauwatosa officials strongly support plans to add a multi-use path for bikers, runners and walkers during a parkway reconstruction over the next two years.

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6 things to do while visiting Milwaukee for NCAA

Published Wednesday, March 19

You're in Milwaukee for just a few days, and the plan is to take in as much basketball as you can, right? Well, we hope you get to see our great city too and here are 6 ideas for you.

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Until next time, Arizona

Published Tuesday, March 18

And just like that, the trip is over. The one that I spend 360 days a year daydreaming about. The one that almost didn't happen. On one hand, it feels like we just got here. On the other hand, when I look at myself in the mirror right now, it feels like I've been here for a month.

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Scottsdale sizzle

Published Monday, March 17

When I last left off, it was Saturday night in the desert and we were starving. After a little pool time at the Camelback Inn, we headed to Old Town Scottsdale to see what awaited us.

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Hank brightens already sunny Arizona days

Published Saturday, March 15

When I left off last night, we were heading out to dinner, our first actual meal of this year's spring training trip. It's really been a great 24 hours in the Valley of the Sun, and we're all now in full-on Cactus League mode.

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Cactus rookie

Published Saturday, March 15

The first day of our trip saw me leave Washington, D.C. and its never ending polar vortex cycle, only to touch down in sunny Phoenix, Arizona where I felt a sunny 88 degrees burn my pasty skin.

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Hope, once again, springs warmly eternal

Published Friday, March 14

After 15 years of consecutive Brewers spring training trips, this one almost didn't happen. My tradition of fleeing the Milwaukee winter and heading to Arizona to watch the Crew tune up for the regular season pre-dates the creation of OnMilwaukee.com by one month. It's a working vacation that I cherish, a time for rejuvenation and renewal when I hear that first crack of the bat.

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Talking tourism, conventions, hotels and more

Published Thursday, March 13

As a follow up to last week's "Hotel Week" feature, I reached out to the leadership at Visit Milwaukee to get additional flavor on our city's tourism market, capacity and future.

Urban spelunking: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Image

Urban spelunking: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Published Monday, March 10

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church is a bit like Milwaukee's own Mont Saint-Michel. Its imposing Gothic spires sprout from a high point in the city, soaring above everything around it. But, geographically, it also feels a bit cut off, like the French religious site at high tide, with the expressway to the west, the freeway-like McKinley Boulevard to the south. You can see it from everywhere, but it's not immediately clear how to reach it. Trust me, it's worth the minor effort of getting there.