Milwaukee's favorite shirtless, street-strutting superhero of sorts, The Milverine, has a new dog.
While waiting in line in her car to donate clothing to Bay View's Goodwill, television personality Jessica Tighe spotted the Milverine – aka John Hamann – walking with a small, furry, four-legged friend.
"I put the car in reverse and drove to the road ... to meet him," says Tighe. "It was fun to meet our local legend, but more so I was happy to see him with a new pup!"
The Milverine was spotted with a dog in the past, but that one belonged to a family member and, sadly, passed away last year.
Tighe learned the dog's name is "Princess," she's 13-weeks old and came from a local breeder.
"She was adorable and super sweet," says Tighe.
What’s even better than spotting a local legend?— Jessica Tighe (@jessicatighe) August 4, 2020
Meeting his new dog!
Milwaukee— Meet The Milverine’s new pup! You’ll never guess her name... #TheMilverine #Milwaukee #MKE @onmilwaukee pic.twitter.com/OWGu7mVvUM
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.