More rain ahead, snow a possibility
Big rain and a rise in temperature is on its way, followed by a dramatic cooling-off and maybe even a few snowflakes.
Young Professional Week aims to engage Miltown millenials
Every day of Young Professional Week features a different theme, as well as an event in the morning, lunchtime and evening where "YP's" can enjoy networking opportunities and expand their horizons with discussions and lectures having to do with the day's theme. All events are held at different venues across the city.
An appeal for Juneau Park Paddleboats
Juneau Park Paddleboats today informed OnMilwaukee.com of new developments in their pursuit of an appeal to save their business.
Hoan Bridge arch to get LED lights
One of the most interesting aspects of the state Department of Transportation's $278 million Hoan Bridge rehabilitation project in Milwaukee has been largely ignored by the media and the public, so far. The DOT plans to add LED lights along the golden arch structure of the bridge. The cost for the aesthetic lighting for the bridge will be between $500,000 and almost $1 million, said Ryan Luck, chief construction engineer of southeastern Wisconsin freeways for WisDOT.
An important meeting to save dogs
Ever heard of Wisconsin's Conservation Congress? If not, you're not alone. But you can make a difference for dogs if you attend a Conservation Congress meeting tonight, April 8, in your county.
HAWS jingle contest encourages advocacy and fun
The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (HAWS) invites performers of all ages to take part in their "Sing Our Jingle to Save Lives" video contest. Jennifer Smieja, HAWS' Development Coordinator, encourages everyone to "have fun and be silly," in producing videos to submit.
Longtime Veterans Park paddleboat vendor loses contract
Tim and Val Ritter report that, after 16 years, they have lost their contract with the Milwaukee Parks Department. They have to dismantle their shed and remove all equipment by April 18. Juneau Park Paddleboats will be replaced at the lagoon by California-based Wheel Fun Rentals, a franchise which operates close to 100 locations around the country.
No charges for officers in Williams case means same old same old
When an inquest jury decided there was enough evidence to support state charges against the three officers accused of neglecting their duties when Williams died, some were encouraged. Unfortunately, with no charges issued in his death it's almost like Williams' life never really counted.
Commission Row Produce opens at Milwaukee Public Market
The Milwaukee Public Market announced today the addition of Commission Row Produce to their tenants.
Slice of Ice closing tonight
After getting a bit of an extension, the Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park is closing for season tonight at 8 p.m.
A new neighborhood nickname
According to new-ish banners on Oakland and Locust, the area has a new nickname.
Zimmerman brother stirs the Trayvon Martin pot
Robert Zimmerman made the comparison of Trayvon Martin to an accused killer in a series of tweets that seemed to suggest white people should think "blacks mightB risky."
A look at progress on the Potawatomi hotel
This afternoon Potawatomi's Ryan Amundson gave me a little tour of the 20-story, 381-room hotel, currently under construction adjacent to the Menomonee Valley casino.
East Library to move temporarily
Milwaukee Public Library's East Library at 1910 E. North Ave. will be temporarily relocated to 2430 N. Murray Ave. this summer.
Fashion's Night Out to merge with Gallery Night & Day for 2013
In February, Vogue and the CFDA declared FNO officially on hiatus for 2013, to give time for organizers and retailers to reevaluate the program. It was bad news for Milwaukee fashionistas, who turned out in droves for the first-ever FNO Milwaukee last Sept. 6.
Slice of Ice to end season
The Slice of Ice skating rink in Red Arrow Park, 920 N. Water St., will end its season this Sunday, March 24.
Cheeseheads on parade at CPAC
Cheeseheads were a big hit in Washington D.C. at the recent CPAC convention.
More work on City Hall terra cotta
Workers began inspecting the City Hall structure this week after recent cold weather to see if the terra cotta was holding up under the conditions.
Last March = 1, this March = 0
I have long held the belief that many Wisconsinites have unrealistic expectations for the month of March. Emerging from the dreary days of February, turning the clocks forward, and seeing the phrase "First Day of Spring" on the March calendar lead many to believe that sunny days with highs in the 60s should immediately commence. Indeed that is not true. March is very much a winter month in Wisconsin.
MPS students, teachers get $15k
Ten MPS students and educators have been awarded Herb Kohl Educational Foundation scholarships and fellowships.
New lakefront plan and vintage images emerge simultaneously
In a weird coincidence, yesterday while Mayor Tom Barrett and County Exec Chris Abele were joined by state officials to announce a new plan for the Downtown lakefront, I got an envelope from my friend Tom Augustine filled with images of an icon of the lakefront's past.
Timmerman air traffic control tower slated for closure
The sequestration budget cuts hit too close to home for Timmerman Airport. The private airfield in the northwestern corner of Milwaukee county might be losing its air traffic control tower less than a month from today, on April 7.
Remembering Mary Ehrmann
Pete Ehrmann remembers his sister Mary, a beloved local educator who passed away on March 2.
Karaoke contest starts tonight at Potawatomi
The road to karaoke glory begins tonight at Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., at 7 p.m. Andy Tarnoff, Bobby Tanzilo and Molly Snyder of OnMilwaukee.com will be among the judges.
Dem spokesman Zielinski silenced
Wisconsin Democratic Party spokesman Graeme Zielinski got into hot water for an insensitive comment that compared Gov. Scott Walker to Jeffrey Dahmer.