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New York Times spends "36 Hours in Green Bay"

Published Friday, Aug. 1

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 New York Times goes beyond the Packers in its latest "36 Hours" piece - "36 Hours in Green Bay, Wis." - that's now up on nytimes.com. For you paper people, I'm sure it will run in print on Sunday.

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Chula Vista is the natural choice for Dells vacationers

Published Sunday, July 27

Because Chula Vista is located three miles from "the strip," it has the most rural setting for a water park. For some, this is the main appeal of the resort which means something akin to "beautiful view" in Spanish.

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Construction done right

Published Tuesday, July 22

It's easy to complain about highway construction in Milwaukee. After all, it's pretty much a constant. When one project finishes, another begins ... if we're lucky. More often, it seems like every interchange or stretch of freeway is being worked on all at once.

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Denis Sullivan day sails provide stunning views and, if you want, sore muscles

Published Tuesday, July 22

If you want the ultimate new perspective on the city, the best place to get it is on the lake. Unless you're a Lake Michigan boater, looking at the city from out on the water is a rare treat. Sailing on the S/V Denis Sullivan, which makes its summer home at Discovery World is an incomparable way to enjoy that view. But, while on board, you can also chip in some elbow grease and help the crew raise the sails.

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Bill (on the road) can't keep Milwaukee a secret

Published Friday, July 18

I've always said that a city is only as good as the stories it tells. And, I believe we all have a responsibility to tell good stories about greater Milwaukee. We're the caretakers of our community and the messages and vision we project matters. Of course, it also matters what others say about Milwaukee, too.

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Riders enjoy VIP experience at Harley-Davidson Museum on final stop

Published Wednesday, July 16

The week-long VIP, Harley-riding experience ended as it began, with a police escort, first, out of town from Joplin, Mo., to begin the journey on Route 66 last Tuesday. Three days later, it was down Canal Street onto the grounds of motorcycle Mecca - the Harley-Davidson Museum.

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Riders see Americana in action on "The American Road Tour with Bill Davidson"

Published Tuesday, July 15

Pontiac, Ill. wasn't supposed to happen on "The American Road Tour with Bill Davidson." It was going to merely host a quick stop and then riders would be on to another city. But tour organizers didn't count on Pontiac Mayor Bob Russell and the residents that know how to roll out a red carpet - and they keep it rolling.

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5 views of the tiles of Vliet Street

Published Friday, July 11

Lately, I've been noticing how many buildings on Vliet Street have facades featuring different kinds of tile work. Here are some of my favorites.

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Route 66: Paved with characters and memories

Published Thursday, July 10

When traveling historic Route 66, it's not so much the landscape littered with long-abandoned gas stations or antique cars scattered along the roadside, it's the journey through its cultural landscape that makes the memories. For veteran motorcycle riders, it is their mantra - it's all about the journey.

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Route 66: Getting our kicks

Published Wednesday, July 9

Two iconic figures intersect this week as Harley-Davidson riders led by motorcycle scion Bill Davidson take the road to discovery on Route 66. "The American Road Tour" was created by Davidson, vice president of the Harley-Davidson Museum and great-grandson of the company founder, and his team. Davidson said when he surveyed the mass of historic items from the new "American Road" exhibit (opening at the Museum this week) he realized that there was no actual "tour."

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Iron Horse Hotel team announces a second Detroit hotel project

Published Monday, July 7

Aparium Hotel Group and its principals Mario Tricoci, Kevin Robinson and Milwaukee's Tim Dixon, today announced plans to redevelop the historic Detroit Fire Department Headquarters into a 100-room upscale independent hotel called The Foundation Hotel.

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Discover LEGOLAND fun much closer than Florida

Published Sunday, July 6

At LEGOLAND in Florida - and presumably the California location, too - there is a "miniland" of American urban skylines recreated diminutively with LEGO bricks. It's one of the highlights of the huge parks. But, if you can't get there to see it, don't worry. The LEGOLAND Discovery Center in suburban Chicago is itself a mini version of the outdoor LEGOLAND, though entirely inside. And, best of all, even the Discovery Center has a miniland.

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Milwaukee County Parks pools guide, 2014

Published Thursday, July 3

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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Bay Beach offers affordable, old-school fun

Published Saturday, June 28

Bay Beach Amusement Park in Green Bay has a rich history and today offers rides, scenic views, picnic areas, a wading pool, a small-scale passenger train and concessions.