MFD undertakes smoke detector sweep today
Milwaukee Firefighters - along with Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing and Assistant Fire Chief Daniel Lipski - will go door-to-door in the neighborhood at 10 a.m. Friday checking for working smoke detectors and offering fire safety education.
Milwaukee County awarded for health and wellness efforts
On April 23, Milwaukee County will receive an award from the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) for its approach in developing programs that improve the health and wellbeing of County employees.
Murphy on continuing the search for solutions to tragic, senseless violence
A statement from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy.
LUKE meters can test physical limitations of some parkers
I recently began walking with a cane. And I had to park near the Milwaukee Public Market. I parked at one end of the block and had to drag myself all the way to the other end.
Department on Aging hosts Vel Phillips panel and talkback
Free and open to the public, "Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams" intergenerational panel discussion and audience talkback with honored guest Vel Phillips will be held on Saturday, April 18 at the Rapkin Auditorium in Aurora Sinai Medical Center Building A, 950 N. 12th St.
Creating quality compost for your garden
Composting is a good practice for all gardeners who have the space for it. The good thing is you can make it as simple or as complicated as you want, and unless you choose to buy a composter, it can be done very cost effectively.
Community garden project seeks support
The Green Team of WI and Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association (WLCA) have embarked on a pro bono community garden project and will soon develop a new community garden at 27th and Richardson, near Downtown Milwaukee.
7 steps to smarter shopping
I've heard that shopping is considered to be the new modern day sport. I'm not saying I agree, but as a broke intern why wouldn't I make an effort to win some savings? Here's a list of seven steps to smarter shopping. Get ready, get set, save!
How long until the micro apartment craze comes to Milwaukee?
Eco-friendly small homes are making headway into media, TV shows and larger and larger cities. New York has a micro apartment program and Chicago is poised to build on the trend in Logan Square.
Wrangling up some winning water for your garden
World Water Day was last Sunday. On this day, we think about the importance of clean water - something to consider in regards to your garden as well.
Ald. Donovan calls news conference to address panhandling
Panhandling in the public right-of-way is now a significant problem across the City of Milwaukee, and Alderman Bob Donovan will address that topic and concerns about the decline in public safety across the city during a news conference at 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday, March 26) at the northeast corner of S. 35th St. and W. National Ave.
5 reasons why your garden isn't doing well
Many people set out every year to grow the best the garden they ever have. While their intentions are good, there are a lot of times things go sour. Here are the five main reasons that your garden doesn't do well so you can prevent them.
7 tips for growing great onions
Onions are a staple of many backyard gardens, but many gardeners have problems with the unique vegetable. There can be several reasons for these issues - as well as several ways to avoid them.
Money-saving Milwaukee swaps
Stay in Milwaukee, save money, have fun. It's as simple as that. Call me a tourist in my own city, but I believe Milwaukee has a lot to offer when looking for something affordable to do. So affordable that a broke intern won't feel guilty participating. Here is a list of ten local money saving swaps for entertainment and fun.
Frugal Tips: Cut the cell phone
Have you ever thought, "What would life be like without a cell phone?" For a majority of the population, they already know. I, unfortunately, have never lived in a world where cell phones did not exist or were too expensive to own. But, when it comes to living frugally, cell phones can actually have a huge impact.
Bob gets beer: a beautiful social media moment on Brady Street
Facebook saves the day. Well, a facebook friend named Bob did anyway.
6 keys to starting a garden
When it comes to starting a garden, here are six keys that will help you on your journey in gardening.
Growing your gardening seed knowledge
For gardeners, beginner or advanced, there are many types of seeds to pick from each spring. With all those different varieties, they all fall into three different categories: heirloom, organic and hybrid. When you see this on a seed package, you may wonder what they mean and is one better than the other. The answer is really based on what your intentions are.
Public input sought on parks topics
Parks Director John Dargle, Jr. invites the public to share opinions on Parks topics--from beer gardens to volunteering -- in a series of public input sessions the last week of February.
I almost forgot to write this blog
I will embarrassingly admit that I started this piece a while back, saved it and then never even recalled its creation or need for completion until I was opening another document and stumbled upon "Blog Memory."
DPW resumes garbage and recycling collection
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has resumed garbage and recycling collections on Wednesday, Feb. 4, following a 48-hour snow emergency.
How many photos are too many?
I remember helping a friend out in college after his grandmother died, and one of our tasks was going through her old photos and deciding what to keep and what to toss. This was a really sad task, and I felt like I was intruding on someone's life, throwing away memories that meant nothing to me. What will it be like for our generation?
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Moore's statement against attacks to reproductive health
Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore offered a motion to recommit to H.R. 7, the "No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act." The motion would prohibit any violation of the medical privacy of a woman regarding her personal choice of health insurance coverage, including victims of rape and incest. The Congresswoman released the following statement.
Changes to city ordinance addressing snowy, icy sidewalks now in effect
Property owners in the City of Milwaukee are advised that a city ordinance amendment concerning sidewalk snow and ice removal took effect on Jan. 20, 2015.
Packers tight end Quarless battles hunger
Andrew Quarless caught a touchdown and helped the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, and on Tuesday he will do his part to to defeat hunger. At 10 a.m., Quarless, along with representatives from Walmart and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, will meet at the Walmart Super Center at 6300 W. Brown Deer Rd. in Brown Deer to host the Defeat Hunger Bowl kickoff event.