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1. 5 sweet pearls of wisdom from Pooh on Pooh Day
For anyone feeling a little blue this week, and because it's National Winnie The Pooh Day, these are for you.
2. St. Patrick's Day Parade marches into Downtown March 11
The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will set off on its march Saturday, March 11, beginning at noon and starting at Wisconsin Ave. and Old World Third St. before winding its way through Downtown.
3. Bublr Bikes moving into The Shops of Grand Avenue
Bublr Bikes, a non-profit organization that operates a rapidly growing bike-sharing network in the Milwaukee area, will move its headquarters and bicycle maintenance facility into The Shops of the Grand Avenue, becoming the initial permanent tenant in the property's redevelopment.
4. Lake Park neighbor launches web site about threatened Ferry & Clas bridge
Today, a neighbor of Lake Park on Milwaukee's East Side launched a web site focused on the threatened Ferry & Clas bridge that spans Ravine Road in the park.
5. Nuggets for the New Year
To begin 2017, I've compiled a few thoughts, inspirational nuggets and observations that may help power you to help make this the best year yet. It's a list I've kept for a while and refer to often. Figured it was time to share it.
6. Marquette purchases rare first edition, first printing of "The Hobbit"
Marquette University has acquired one of only 1,500 first edition, first printing copies of "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, published in 1937, to add to its J.R.R. Tolkien Collection.
7. MPL selects Young plan for new King Library
Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustees last night selected Young Development to lead a new mixed-use project to replace the current Martin Luther King Library at 310 W. Locust St.
8. Library board will consider three proposals for new King Library
Three proposals for new mixed-used developments - including a new library - on the site of the King Library, on Locust Street at King Drive, are being considered by the board of the Milwaukee Public Library. Here are some details on all three.
9. Initial plans introduced for redevelopment at former Paintball Dave's building
The former Paintball Dave's building in the Historic Third Ward hasn't seen much activity since the party hotspot closed its doors earlier this year. However, this afternoon, a new proposal for the building would bring retail and residential units to the space.
10. A Downtown beacon will shine brighter starting Dec. 7
On Wednesday, Richard H. Driehaus and M & J Wilkow, Ltd., owners of the Milwaukee Gas Light Building, 626 E. Wisconsin Ave., will flip the switch on a newly completed lighting upgrade that will cause the building's iconic weather flame to burn more brightly.
11. Our long municipal nightmare is over! Parking regulations that make sense
Grab your flags, your noisemakers, your flashing lights. Our long municipal nightmare is over, as Ald. Nik Kovac has spearheaded a drive to change the 24-hour parking regulations to make some sense.
12. Milwaukee County Zoo's three tiger cubs make public debut
The Milwaukee County Zoo's three Amur tiger cubs made their public debut today in the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country. The cubs, one male and two females, have been named: Kashtan, Eloise and Bernadette. They were born Sept. 14 to mother, Amba, and father, Strannik.
13. Part of East Side building falls onto Farwell Avenue
Some excitement quite literally hit Farwell Avenue early Monday afternoon, as a significant part of a building set for demolition fell onto the street.
14. Op-ed: Educational reform, improving schools should not be feared
Dire situations require bold thinking and innovation, so we proposed three reforms that could have an immediate, meaningful impact on Milwaukee's schools across sectors. There are many other ideas that could be considered, but what cannot be considered is doing nothing.
15. To celebrate 25 million M*Card rides, MCTS is giving away 5 golden passes
To celebrate 25 million M*CARD rides, the Milwaukee County Transit System is giving away five Golden M*CARDs, personalized with the winner's name and preloaded with a 31-Day Pass good for unlimited rides during those 31 days.
16. MCTS goes Wonka on M*Card anniversary
To celebrate the second anniversary of its M*Card travel fare card, Milwaukee County Transit System says it's announcing "the most exciting giveaway ever" at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
17. Trying to make sense of - and move on from - Election Day
Earlier this week, I wrote that a nasty presidential campaign was fueling the worst in everyone and predicted a close election result. Still, I didn't quite expect this.
18. After all the exhaustion, there's only one thing left in this election: vote
Let's escape the haunting recounts and find it somewhere in our hearts to vote - despite the crudeness of the past year of election news and hoopla.
19. Bublr Bikes offers free rides on Election Day to get voters to polls
With 57 stations and nearly 512 bikes located around Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, Bublr Bikes is offering anyone free, convenient rides of up to 30 minutes on Election Day - Tuesday, Nov. 8 - to encourage voting.
20. Millennial Life Hacks: How to vote now
We know time is a precious thing, so these Millennial Life Hacks will never take you longer than five minutes to get some excellent advice. What will you do with all that extra time? Vote in the presidential election ... now.
21. Start a new family tradition with the 2016 WE Energies Cookie Book
For nearly 90 years WE Energies has put out its annual Cookie Book. It has been a tradition for my family for decades and it could be in yours, too.
22. Washington High window restored
Luckily, someone had the foresight to save the beautiful transom window from above the entrance to Washington High School. Taken out of storage, the window was recently restored and put back into an entrance facing Sherman Boulevard, thanks to the efforts of a number of people.
23. Desert Dome scheduled to reopen on Oct. 29
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that work has been completed in the Desert Dome at the Mitchell Park Conservatory, and that the third and final Dome will reopen to the public this Saturday, Oct. 29 - about a week ahead of schedule.
24. Rad Milwaukee Woman: The Woman's Fund of Greater Milwaukee's Margaret Henningsen
Margaret J. Henningsen, a community activist who has run The Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee since 2011, will retire on Friday. But first, she will be recognized for her rad-ness.
25. Rad Milwaukee woman: Sojourner's Carmen Pitre
Carmen Pitre is the president and CEO of Sojourner, Wisconsin's largest service provider for families dealing with domestic violence. Pitre leads a staff that provides crisis housing, system advocacy and individual support to thousands of women, men and their children.