Results tagged with 'port of milwaukee'
Published Nov. 4, 2013
Last month we took to the drink for a tour of a Lafarge cement ship docked at Jones Island in the Port of Milwaukee to unload "powder" from Lafarge's cement operation in Alpena Mich., before heading back out onto the lake for a stop at Grand Haven on its way back up to Alpena.
Published June 29, 2012
On a run along the Oak Leaf Trail in Bay View Thursday night, I noticed the water along the beach in South Shore Park teaming with splashing children, parents and pets. Not surprising, given the extreme heat of the day, but definitely not necessarily advisable given the pollution problems in the often stagnant water.
Published Feb. 27, 2012
As the saying goes, there are eight million stories in the naked city. Milwaukee author Leah Dobkin tells some of them in her new book, "Soul of a Port," which aims to do more than simply offer a chronological history of this vital piece of Milwaukee.
Published Oct. 9, 2009
So Scott Walker wants to close six pools -- several on the North Side -- to build one large aquatic center on the South Side? How does that make budgetary sense? It does to County Exec Walker who wants to spend $11 million to build the aquatic center while closing Pulaski and Noyes indoor pools and the outdoor pools at Washington, Holler and Jackson Parks and Pelican Cove.
Published March 20, 2009
The latest findings of the American Religious Identification Survey find that 34 million adult Americans -- that's almost one in five of us -- are now nonreligious. The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation was quick to leap on the fact that they are now in the majority. The findings may not rival the "Great Awakening," but the United States is clearly in the midst of a "Gradual Awakening," and catching up with Europe's embrace of secularism, the group notes in a press release.
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