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.
It's lights, camera and (responsibly social-distanced) action this weekend for The Milky Way Drive-In at the Ballpark Commons in Franklin. Here's the full opening line-up for the new drive-in.
Their numbers of drive-ins are growing, appearing in the parking lots of restaurants, arts organizations - and now a baseball stadium, as the Milwaukee Milkmen will turn their stadium into The Milky Way Drive-In.
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.
If after watching Croatia advance to the World Cup Final on Sunday, you find that you've caught both Croatian Fever and Futbol Fever, the Women's Soccer Club has your combination cure: the first Croatian Festival Soccer Tournament on Saturday, July 21.
Next year, Ballpark Commons will bring the Topgolf experiential concept to Franklin in the form of Luxe Golf Bays, a massive, $15 million golf entertainment facility that promises food, drink and fun for both scratch golfers and never-touched-a-driver hackers.
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.
Wheel & Sprocket announced on Tuesday it will move its largest bike store to Ballpark Commons, becoming the Franklin mixed-use development's first retail tenant. The Wisconsin bicycle chain will move its original Hales Corners store and lease 20,150 square feet of space.
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.
For three nights only, Cosmic Driving Range will be bringing their light-up displays and golf games to Oakwood Golf Course for an evening golf experience that players of all skill levels can enjoy.
The Umbrella Bar is the first venue of its kind in the Midwest, an outdoor, quasi-sports bar that features an open-air, tent-like structure with a 360-degree view of The Rock and plenty of activities and attractions for normal kids and "cool" (as in 21-plus) kids.
Locals can experience the thrill of BMX racing on Tuesday, June 21, when Milwaukee BMX @ The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin hosts a free BMX event to celebrate Olympic Day. It's one of 2,000-plus events nationwide celebrating the birth of the modern Olympics.
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.
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.
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.