By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Nov 10, 2008 at 10:45 AM

The Milwaukee Press Club is bottling up some city water to help Milwaukee celebrate its birthday and to celebrate one of our most essential resources here in Cream City. The commemorative bottles will be distributed at the City of Milwaukee Birthday Party, Jan. 27, 2009 at Discovery World.

In the meantime, the Press Club wants your help naming the water.

Among the sample name suggestions on the Club's Web site, include "Cream City Clear -- the cream of the crop" and "Wave of the Future - bottled at Milwaukee's well of knowledge."

Here's what you do. Go to the Web site, fill out a contest entry form with your suggestion by Nov, 24. Then, return to the site after Dec. 1 to vote on the entries.

How will you find out if you picked the winner? Go to the party, get your free six-pack of water and read the label! If you win, they'll recognize you at the party and in the Press Club's "Once a Year" magazine.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.