Mitchell Airport's convenient coat check service is back for the fourth year, reminding us once again why MKE is one of the easiest airports in the country to fly.
Headed somewhere warm? Drop your coat at the Summerfest Marketplace in the main concourse and it's just $2 a day with a $10 max to leave your coats, gloves and other winter gear behind as you jet off into the sunshine.
Then, when you're back from Mexico or the Dominican or Jamaica or Puerto Rico or Florida or Southern California, just grab your quote for some quick recombobulation before you step out into the Milwaukee winter tundra.
Just remember that if you're flying international, you need to use the free shuttle to get your coat at the main terminal concourse.
The service is available through April 1, no fooling.
Last year, Mitchell Airport noted that it was the only major airport in the country offering this service.
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.