Milwaukee County Historical Society names new director
The Milwaukee County Historical Society, 910 N. Old World Third St., has announced the appointment of philanthropy leader Deborah Fugenschuh as its new executive director.
In praise of carpenters
A couple simple pencil lines got me thinking. While I'd often thought of the architects of these stately buildings, hard at work at their drafting tables, I hadn't spent much time thinking about the hard working folks who dug the foundations, set the limestone blocks in place, laid the bricks, framed the elaborate roofs.
Two Milwaukee designers to compete on "Project Runway"
Two Milwaukee designers will be featured on Season 12 of Lifetime's "Project Runway," it was announced today: former Pfister Artist-in-Residence Timothy Westbrook and Miranda Levy, a UW-Milwaukee graduate and native of Wilton, Wis.
Everett, St. James recall era when Downtown was full of blocks of flats
Downtown Milwaukee and the lower east side were full of small apartment buildings that were blocks of flats. And despite the fact that there were many, folks seemed to know them pretty well. Although many are gone, quite a few examples remain.
Opgenorth leaving Historic Milwaukee, Inc.
Anna-Marie Opgenorth will leave her post as executive director of Historic Milwaukee, Inc. at the end of August.
Watershed: What is it?
Last week, a reader wrote in to ask about the building located on the northwest corner of St. Paul Avenue and Water Street, across from the Milwaukee Public Market in the Third Ward.
See live webcam of peregrine falcons nesting on Jones Island
Two peregrine falcons have made Jones Island their home after hatching this past spring. The Peregrine Falcon Society is working with Veolia Water Milwaukee to host a live webcam streaming footage of Bit and Byte's nest.
Nation's governors to gather in Milwaukee
Governors from all across the nation will gather in Milwaukee for the National Governors Association's summer meeting.
Welcome to Cleveland
I recently learned about a bit of Brew City humor that the creators of "This is Spinal Tap" would certainly appreciate, and that I'm sure you'll all tell me via talkback that you've known about for years.
Get me out of Milwaukee?
WSJ.com joins the Milwaukee residency requirement debate by talking to Fire Captain Rich Matiszik who says he can't leave the city and move to the suburbs without quitting his job.
Milwaukee is the 5th most sinful city in America, says Movoto
The folks over at Movoto have come out with another list, this one ranking the cities of the nation based on their "sinfulness" relative to the Seven Deadly Sins (lust, pride, wrath, envy, greed, gluttony and sloth). Apparently by these standards, Milwaukee comes in No. 5.
Lauren Conrad rewards rain-soaked fans at Boswell Book Company
With a Starbucks in hand, Lauren Conrad visited Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave., on Wednesday for a meet-and-greet and book signing for her novel "Infamous: A Fame Game Novel," the last book of The Fame Game series.
MOWA responds to Bangladeshi tragedy with new exhibit
Starting June 15, the Museum of Wisconsin Art will exhibit Terese Agnew's "Portrait of a Textile Worker" in its Modern and Contemporary Gallery through Jan. 17, 2014.
MCTS gets greener, roomier buses
The Milwaukee County Transit system just got a little bit greener. MCTS announced today that the first of 55 new Xcelsior clean-diesel buses has arrived and will be on display tomorrow, June 12, at noon at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N. 10th St.
The return of the Iron Block
Milwaukee's iconic Iron Block Building, on the corner of Water and Wisconsin, will be re-christened on Monday, June 17.
Kramp Cast: Bad Romance, good dining and a beer run!
Brian Kramp and Colleen Jurkiewicz discuss the top 5 events to hit up this weekend in the podcast version of OnMilwaukee.com's Weekend Preview.
Parking checkers busted on Facebook
The "Milwaukee Parking Checkers Forgot How To Park Legally" Facebook page has fewer than 90 likes (and a rather clunky name), but it's already generating a fair share of buzz.
Robert Downey Jr. checks out Milwaukee's Packing House
On Thursday night, actor Robert Downey Jr. dined with a pair of guests at the Packing House on Layton Avenue.
Nature's (presumed) gain is Milwaukee architecture's loss
Whether or not the destruction of the cottage-style, riverside home architect Eugene Liebert designed for his brother-in-law Otto Logemann will result in improvement in flooding, Milwaukee architecture will surely suffer a blow.
Abele names Dargle new parks director
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will name John Dargle new parks director at a press conference this afternoon at Kosciuszko Park. Dargle replaces interim director Jim Keegan, who took over after Abele fired previous parks boss Sue Black last August.
Cedarburg native Wirth hired at MOWA
The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) announced today the hiring of Wisconsin native Heidi Wirth as the new Director of Development and Membership.
Juneau Park Paddleboat owners trying to sell business
The hard-won contract extension for locally owned Juneau Park Paddleboats has been reversed, and an out-of-state company will take its place in Veterans Park. Why? Apparently, despite public support, the owners were trying to sell their business to the competition.
Kramp Cast: Is the strength of my voice gone for good?
When I first started in Milwaukee radio I worked the overnight shift at Lazer 103. On the drive to my midnight gig, I would attempt to loosen up my voice by talking to myself in the car or even reading street signs out loud.
Kramp makes new friends
In this long-form version of the Kramp Cast, Brian Kramp debuts "The Grinder" and talks to comedian Dan St. Germain of Comedy Central.
Mr. Barrett, tear down this wall!
I love Milwaukee. As a kid living in rural communities, I couldn't wait to one day move to the big city. Summer festivals, Brewers games and Lake Michigan seemed to call my name at an early age. After graduating from college, there was little doubt where I would end up starting a life. That being said, the realities of living in the big city drew a stark comparison to the expectations I had built up in my own mind.