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The gift of Game Night

Published Dec. 24, 2013

OnMilwaukee.com was again a corporate sponsor of Potawatomi's Miracle On Canal Street program this year and picked Walker's Point Youth & Family Center as its partner charity. The runaway shelter and education center received a check for $35,000 last week, but, truly moved by the group's work, OnMilwaukee.com decided to make just one more offering.

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Shift switch: A role in "The Nutcracker," part two

Published Dec. 24, 2013

The OnMilwaukee.com editors have a history of hanging up their word-smithing for a few hours and experiencing a completely different type of work. We then write about the experience in this series, called Shift Switch. This weekend, I was given the chance to be an extra in the Milwaukee Ballet's performance of "The Nutcracker."

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Milwaukeeans work on holidays, too

Published Dec. 17, 2013

There are many professions from the service to the health industries that require employees to work on holidays. And there are plenty of people in other jobs, too, that require punching the clock while others are tearing open gifts or eating a big turkey dinner. Here are a few of those folks.

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My 7 favorite holiday sounds

Published Dec. 16, 2013

The holiday season is all about the senses, but usually it's talked about in the context of sights, tastes and smells. Colorful lights, pretty snowfalls, tasty food and the scents of holiday spice are the clich├ęs du jour. People talk less about what the holidays sound like. Here are seven holidays sounds that are music to my ears - and none of them come from Christmas songs.

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Local woman takes top prize at national gingerbread house contest

Published Dec. 16, 2013

Kimberly Thalman, an employee at C. Adam's Bakery in the Milwaukee Public Market, won top prize at the 21st annual National Gingerbread House Competition, hosted last month in Asheville, N.C. Thalman's first place edible entrant, a gingerbread sculpture of two pandas munching on bamboo, netted her a very sweet $5,000 check.

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Thank You, Anonymous Good Samaritan

My family celebrated Christmas together yesterday afternoon, and I just wanted to tell everyone about an amazingly kind, giving stranger who not only saved the day for us, but also reminded us what the holidays really mean. My 83 year old aunt gave up driving a few months ago.  She caus...

April Smarts

Tuesday April 1st, 2008 - Lake Villa, IL I never liked April Fool’s Day. It’s probably the little brother in me. I’m not for a day of ‘fun’ where it’s ok for every idiot who has seen a Three Stooges movie to go hog wild for a day and try to wreak havoc...

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