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French Alliance celebrates 100 years in Milwaukee

French Alliance celebrates 100 years in Milwaukee

Milwaukee's chapter of the French Alliance will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in Milwaukee this year. Anne Leplae, the Executive Director of this branch, has worked for the organization for 20 years now. She's truly an abundance of knowledge when it comes to French culture and heritage in Milwaukee from the 1900s up to now. Listen to the audio piece below to learn more about what French culture looked like in 1900s Milwaukee. French Alliance celebrates 100 years in Milwaukee appeared first on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.

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The Beauty of Fish Stories Motivates a Writer

If you've ever sat around a campfire recollecting the day's events with your friends, you know that there are some grand tales to be told. Stories shared over cold beers, tales of the rivers and how it ebbed and flowed in little pools that hid the next rising fish. Sparks pop and ascend from the [...] The post The Beauty of Fish Stories Motivates a Writer appeared first on Media Milwaukee.

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Hartwork Project voting
The City of Wauwatosa recently announced a new public art program at Hart Park in Tosa Village, and it wants your input. The Hartwork Project dishes up sculptures by four local artists and wants the community to select its three favorites. You can see the works and learn about the artists here.
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Philipp school fauna
I admit that I've had a love affair with the former Emanuel L. Philipp School, 4310 N. 16th St., since I first stepped inside it six years ago. In fact, I was charmed before I even crossed the threshold, in part by the representations of fauna that adorn the entrance.
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Ehlers' stunning home
It's difficult to reconcile the stark contrast between to optimistic, effusive beauty of the home that C. Frederick Ehlers - aka Fritz - built for his family on Milwaukee's North Side in 1886 with the tragedy that befell its builder.
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Schlitz Malt House turret
One perk of my job is that when I go places, folks who know my Urban Spelunking series are not only willing, but even eager, to take me to rarely visited spaces. Like when I was invited up to scale the turret atop the former Schlitz Malt House, now MPS' Golda Meir School upper campus.