Trestle Stair builds on landscape's industrial past
La Dallman architects' trestle stair access to the marsupial bridge it also designed - built beneath the Holton Street bridge - will be officially christened on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m., as Mayor Tom Barrett cuts the ribbon on the ascending ramp that was constructed atop a fragment of the railroad tracks that once ran along Commerce Street, across from the site of the current Lakefront Brewery.
Milwaukee ghost stories: Brew City's own lake monster
I headed out to Lake Champlain, home to a lesser-known cousin of the Loch Ness Monster, "Champ" -- the name given to what is imagined to be a small population of animals in the 100 mile-long lake. Nessie, Champ and British Columbia's Ogopogo (of Lake Okanagan) are among dozens of reported "lake monsters."
Foley & Lardner celebrates second year of partnership with MPS school
Foley & Lardner LLP, a national law firm with roots in Milwaukee, is celebrating its second year of partnership with its adopted school, Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning.
I love Cracovia more and more each August
See the photo above? That's the griddle at Cracovia, loaded - as it always is - with some of the best potato pancakes in Milwaukee.
That moment someone yells out their car window that you suck
I had to pause for a second. Did I really just hear that? I mentally hit the rewind button in my mind and sure enough, that is what was yelled in my direction. Here's why.
Ready, set, BACON!
In today's Kramp Cast I talk to event coordinator Chris Ponteri about the 2013 Race For The Bacon 5k in Cudahy, how he got the idea for the event, what other fun races he's organizing and, of course, we talk bacon.
What I learned about the Coast Guard
Though I've driven past the U.S. Coast Guard Station at the foot of the Hoan Bridge in Bay View for years, I never really gave it much thought. When I arrived there last week for a trip out to the Breakwater Lighthouse (link), I was surprised by how much hustle and bustle there was and by how little I knew about it.
Eyes open Milwaukee: 4 changes to Brew City's built environment
There are lots of changes in Milwaukee's landscape this week. Here are a few of them ... along with one thing that hasn't changed much in more than a century.
Milwaukee Ghost Stories: The spirits at Riverside Theater
Is the Riverside Theater haunted? Writer Tea Krulos joins the Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee as they investigate ghostly whispers, a mysterious spirit in the light box and the sounds of children who aren't there.
Milwaukee named 10th best city for renters
Real esate blog Zillow recently ranked Milwaukee as the tenth best city for renters looking to get the most bang for their buck, with a median rent list price of $807, which translates to roughly $.91 per square foot.
Marquette gets new student housing development
Marquette students will have another choice for housing next year. It was announced yesterday that a new six-story student housing development at 1400 W. Wells St.
Lakefront Brewery gets option to purchase land in Menomonee Valley
It was announced today that Lakefront Brewery has secured an option to purchase a 9.3-acre plot of land in the Menomonee Valley for a second production facility.
Automotive recovery revs up Johnson Controls
Glendale-based Johnson Controls Inc. is uniquely positioned for growth by capitalizing on the remarkable recovery of the U.S. automotive industry. The company's stock has been trading at or near its 52-week high recently.
East Library groundbreaking announced
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, neighborhood Ald. Nik Kovac and Milwaukee Public Library Director Paula Kiely will break ground on the new East Library, Tuesday, July 30 at 1:30 p.m.
Free app walks through history at the National Soldiers Home
There's no better time to head out to what a lot of Milwaukeeans used to simply call "Wood, Wisconsin," for a tour of the grounds. Best of all, you can go anytime and the tour is free, if you have an Android or iPhone. That's because there's a walking tour app - which just may be the first of its kind in the state - that you can download free and use as an audio tour and map to the sprawling 90-acre grounds.
Urban spelunking: The secret indoor track at Juneau/MacDowell
When my friend Gerry Belsha saw I had visited his alma mater - Milwaukee Juneau High School, now home to the MacDowell Montessori School program - to get a tour of the beautiful moderne building erected in 1932 to the plans of Van Ryn and DeGelleke, he asked if I had seen the indoor track. I assumed he meant some painted lanes in the gym, but, no, he said, there is an indoor track in the basement accessed through a closet door. I had to go see it.
19 things Milwaukee millenials love
We Milwaukee millennials have plenty of time to love things, because most of us can't get jobs.
Angels walk among us: An interview with Erin Heatherton
Victoria's Secret Angel Erin Heatherton talks to OnMilwaukee.com about pick-up lines, partying and more.
Potbelly to open at old Prospect Mall location
Potbelly Sandwich Shop is confirmed as a new tenant for the renovated Prospect Mall space, 2217 N. Prospect Ave.
More parking meters should accept credit cards
I rarely carry cash, much less coins, so I was pleased to find that several parking meters along Downer Avenue on Milwaukee's East Side now accept credit cards.
The scoop on the "Choose A Positive Thought" mural
There's a new mural on a Third Ward building, 220 E. Buffalo St., which reads, "Choose A Positive Thought."
MLK BID breakfast to host mayor, other notables
The Martin Luther King Drive Business Improvement District will host its annual breakfast on July 15, and this year several VIP's will be in attendance to celebrate the area's ongoing renaissance.
Indian Groceries & Spices gets new home
The city's oldest operating Indian grocery store is getting a new home. Indian Groceries & Spices has moved into an expanded space at 10701 W. North Ave., across the street from Mayfair Mall and from the shop's previous location.
Report: Wisconsin beaches still too contaminated
The Great Lakes continue to lead the nation as far as water contamination levels go, with Wisconsin reporting the second-worst contamination rate in the country, according to the 23rd annual beachwater quality report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Common Ground releases "Fair Play Report"
Earlier this week, Common Ground, a non-profit focusing on social issues in Southeastern Wisconsin, released the "Fair Play Report," detailing the need of Milwaukee county public school and athletic facilities to receive the same public funding as a potential new Bradley Center.