South Side Business Improvement District begins operations
Businesses, property owners and civic leaders are proud to announce that beginning in 2015, the City of Milwaukee's newest Business Improvement District will begin enhancing the S. 13th St. and W. Oklahoma Ave area.
I'm going to tell you how I really feel and then, I'm going to actually do something about it
West Side skating rink taking shape
A new skating rink in Center Street Park on the border between Wauwatosa and Enderis Park is coming along nicely.
The different versions of me
I remember back in college, I came to the realization that several different versions existed of me. Those different versions of me continue to this day, but nowhere are they more pronounced than on social media. I embraced Twitter long before Facebook and Instagram, but now active on all three, you'll experience a totally different Andy Tarnoff if you only look in one place.
MCTS introduces new MetroEXpress bus service and associated route changes
On Sunday, Jan. 18, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS)will add three new bus routes, including two new MetroEXpress routes, in addition to a few route modifications.
Common Council approves Milwaukee Promise funding for city neighborhoods
The Milwaukee Common Council may have held over making a decision on the Milwaukee Streetcar until 2015 in yesterday morning's meeting, but it did approve a recommendation from the Community and Economic Development Committee to allocate $300,000 of Community Development Block Grant funding to the Milwaukee Promise initiative.
A Movember prostate cancer Q&A
Since we're nearing the end of Movember I asked an expert at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin a few questions about prostate cancer.
Volunteers out this Saturday to promote spotting and reporting animal abuse
On Saturday, Oct. 25, volunteers will head to four Milwaukee-area off-leash dog exercise areas at 10 a.m. through noon to hand out branded tennis balls, bandanas and food dishes and, most importantly, spread the message about the importance of reporting animal abuse.
"Building Opportunity for Boys and Men of Color" conference
The Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee announced today that Leon Andrews and Eric Grimes, national leaders in the work to address racial disparities and develop black male achievement initiatives, will speak at its 2014 conference, "Building Opportunity for Boys and Men of Color." The conference will be held on Oct. 30.
Pulaski Park fall cleanup and tour
A fall cleanup, planting a rain garden, and a tour of Pulaski Park are featured activities during Pulaski Park Cleanup, a day of community revitalization, Saturday, Oct, 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Event organizers invite people of all ages and abilities to participate. Gloves and other cleanup supplies will be provided. Pulaski Park is located at 2677 S. 16th St.
Facial hair fundraiser benefits local cancer care services
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph's Hospital and the West Bend School District are partnering to ask men to "Be Aware! Grow Some Hair" to raise awareness for prostate and other male cancers. Money raised from the campaign will benefit the Kraemer Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Community Connections Small Grants Program funds 13 neighborhood projects
Through the Community Connections Small Grants Program, developed through a partnership of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Foundation and Zilber Family Foundation, 13 resident-led groups are getting a boost to strengthen the neighborhoods in which they live.
Your light is green, but my signal says walk
You're sitting at a red light waiting for it to turn. Yes, you may turn right on this red (at most intersections). But, once it turns green you must yield to the pedestrians who have a walk signal and are quickly scurrying across the street.
Schaefer paves roads to recovery
September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and in an effort to gain more of an understanding about addiction and recovery, Lindsay Garric sat down with recorvery expert Kevin Schaefer to shatter some of the stereotypes about the disease.
Milwaukee Fire Department and others announce plans for Sept. 11 tributes
With the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks tomorrow, the Milwaukee Fire Department and several local leaders announced their plans this morning to pay tribute to the lives tragically lost 13 years ago.
11 things to do in Milwaukee after Labor Day
Labor Day is one of the saddest holidays of the year since in this neighborhood it means the end of summer. But that doesn't mean there isn't anything to do.
Gunn serves as honorary chair for 2014 AIDS Walk Wisconsin
AIDS Walk Wisconsin, a fundraiser and 5K run on Milwaukee's Lakefront on Oct. 12, has announced that Emmy award-winning television host and fashion guru Tim Gunn will serve as its 2014 Honorary Chair.
South Shore Park on tap for clean up
Late Wednesday afternoon, representatives from MillerCoors, Milwaukee County Parks, UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences and Milwaukee County held a press conference, announcing new initiatives, and namely a new $500,000 contribution from MillerCoors, to clean up South Shore Park.
Time is not irrelevant for this Facebook group
Groups exist on Facebook for bands of all genres, for people who love cats (like, a lot a lot) and for parents in search of advice or cyber shoulders to cry on. Hence, it's almost - almost - not surprising that there's a group dedicated to posting the correct time. (By the way, it's 10:14 a.m.)
Milwaukee provides a fantastic home for four-legged furry friends
Let's talk about our fur babies. Those four legged creatures - be they cat, dog, guinea pig, or mouse - we have a deep love for them.
9Rounds is kicking my butt
I can't tell you what the last boxing match I watched was. The sport's just not on my radar. But, the exercise value associated with the sport? Sign me up. But don't call it kickboxing. It's not even really boxing. Just call it 9Rounds Fitness.
Someone please take the scissors out of my snip-happy hands
In my eternal battle of "Bangs or Botox," bangs won yet again after months of growing out my fringe through every stage of awkwardness.
These men's swingers ads from the '60s are horrifying
Retronaut is the time capsule of the Internet that shows us what life was like before we were born. Starting from the early 15th century and spanning over 400 years of history, Retronaut showcases photographs of some the strangest aspects of yesteryear. By far, one of the most peculiar set of photos is a collection of men's swinger ads from the '60s. Each one of these guys looks like they belong on a sex offender mega-list.
My pain, your problems
July 5 marked the two-year anniversary of my brother's death. Two years I've spent without my best friend by my side watching TV and eating fast food. It's awful, but I'll always think of it as the turning point in my life and the tragedy that made me who I am today. I'm fine nowadays. Fine enough, at least.
How to change your birthday
Over the weekend, a friend posted a picture on social media that was taken at her birthday dinner with the caption "Birthday drinks with the birthday girls." I was tagged in this photo on Facebook and it has resulted in yet another episode of "everything happens for a reason."