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Baseball is back: Milwaukee Milkmen will play ball again beginning July 3

Published June 15, 2020

While the return of the MLB looks like a lost cause this year, at least one league's figured out a way to play ball: the American Association, which announced today that the Milwaukee Milkmen and five other teams will throw out the first pitch of a reorganized 2020 season on Fourth of July weekend.

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Milwaukee Talks: WISN-TV meteorologist Lindsey Slater

Published Aug. 31, 2018

We caught up with meteorologist Lindsey Slater, who in just her third job in the industry, is working in a coveted position at WISN-TV in her hometown to ask her about that, as well as about girls in science, social media and, well, cookies.

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SE Wisconsin's 1st independently-owned, public healing garden announced

Published Feb. 27, 2018

The Conservancy for Healing and Heritage, a nonprofit organization that owns a 36-acre parcel of land featuring Milwaukee County's only southern kettle and glacier lake, has announced plans for southeast Wisconsin's first independently-owned, public healing garden.

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Hidden Gems: The Hideaway

Published Oct. 20, 2017

Several decades ago, Debbie Schaefer and her husband decided they wanted to open a bar. They even bought a sign - two signs, in fact - for their new special spot. There was just one problem: They didn't have a bar.

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Why did Anja trek from Franklin to Downtown Milwaukee?

Published March 22, 2015

Anja Notanja Sieger left her suburban home at 9:50 a.m. on Thursday morning and started the journey to fulfill her longtime goal of walking from Franklin to Downtown Milwaukee. She did it, in part, in conjunction with 88Nine Radio Milwaukee's upcoming Transportation Circus. But she made the 15-mile hike for other reasons, too.

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Urban Spelunking: Hunger Task Force's The Farm

Published Aug. 27, 2014

In Franklin, just across 68th Street from the House of Correction there's a barn. Built in 1946, it's one heck of a barn. This attractive red and white marker of a rural Milwaukee past -- now part of Hunger Task Force's The Farm -- stands in stark contrast to the low, modern, blandness of the jail -- and its ominous razor-wire fences -- across the street. But the history of the two are intertwined.

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In search of the perfect pizza: Toscana

Published Aug. 14, 2013

The Entertainment Book introduced me to Toscana Italian Ristorante, located at 8405 S. 27th St. in Franklin. Chef and owner, Eddie Sopiqoti moved here from Albania after working for 10 years in the Tuscany (hence Toscana) region of Italy, learning the craft of Italian cuisine, including pizza.