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Shorewood honors famous grads

Published May 15, 2016

Some very talented and influential people have graduated from Shorewood High School (writes the author of this blog who also graduated from Shorewood High School), and in their honor the district will confer on a few former Greyhounds a Tradition of Excellence Award.


Milwaukee Talks: Actor Charlotte Rae

Published March 9, 2016

Actor Charlotte Rae, a Milwaukee native who is best known for her role as Edna Garrett in the '80s sitcom "The Facts of Life," chats with OnMilwaukee about living in Shorewood, turning 90, skydiving and her new memoir.


Who is the most famous Milwaukeean?

Published Feb. 6, 2014

UWM grad Satya Nadella was named CEO of Microsoft this week, but he is far from the only person who had great success and a measure of fame with some kind of significant roots in Wisconsin. Dave Begel wonders who would wear the crown as the most famous person who was either born in Milwaukee, raised in Milwaukee or became famous while in Milwaukee.


7 Milwaukee-themed Halloween costumes

Published Oct. 28, 2013

Halloween is right around the corner, and you're struggling to come up with the perfect costume. We might not have the perfect one for you, but we do have seven suggestions on how to make it a Milwaukee Halloween. Here's some inspiration. The execution is on you.


Bronze this, Milwaukee!

Published Aug. 18, 2008

As Milwaukee prepares to unveil the Bronz Fonz at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, we present some other Brew City bronze-ables.


Milwaukee's Carollo survives the NFL

Published July 11, 2003

The Shorewood native Bill Carollo will enter his 15th season as an NFL referee this fall. That's a considerable amount of time in a profession where career longevity can mirror the lifespan of your average housefly.


Joyce Henry: Milwaukee's very own Mother Teresa

Published Dec. 17, 2002

At the age of 49, Joyce Henry quit her job, cashed in all of her personal savings and worked the next 16 years of her life without a paycheck -- all to make The Open Gate, Milwaukee's first non-profit transitional living program for the homeless, a reality.