By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published May 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM

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They're everywhere.  And, many in front yards.  Roll through just about any neighborhood and you'll find a colorful Adirondack chair or a pair of Adirondack chairs perched on the grass just waiting for someone to sit down.

Oddly, though, I rarely see people sitting in these chairs.  Maybe because they're simply not comfortable or maybe they are more lawn ornament than sitting device.

What's the deal with Adirondack chairs, anyway?   

A company in Lake Geneva makes a patented solar illuminating Adirondack chair, there's a coffee table book about these chairs and while they seem more Madison than Milwaukee they're popping up everywhere now that the weather is turning.  

Who knows?  Maybe I'm just not a buy patio furniture kind of guy but I really want to know what the appeal of these things are?  

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.