OnMilwaukee.com is celebrating its 15th birthday all September, and in nearly two decades of operation there have been some stories that stand above them all. As co-founder and publisher Andy Tarnoff has often said about OnMilwaukee.com, "It's not our job to tell stories saying how great Milwaukee is, it's our job to tell great stories about Milwaukee." In no particular order here are 15 of the top stories from the last 15 years.
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If you like baseball and are searching for family entertainment, the Timber Rattlers can be a very cost-effective option. If you haven't been there, it is worth the road trip north on U.S. 41 to Appleton to catch a game or two before the season ends.
Over the last week, we asked Milwaukee Brewers fans what they felt was surprising about this season - and you answered. Here's that the Brewers themselves had to say.
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired three players from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in their deal for Zack Greinke. With the season lost, we should see all three of them now at Miller Park.
Arguably, there isn't a "bad" seat in the house because just being at the game and witnessing the sounds, smells and spirit of baseball season is enough for many fans. And yet, opinions often vary as to which section is the best for enjoying the game.
Now, a company called Herstar wants to add to the stadium fashion experience with a line of suede pumps for women. And luckily there's a Milwaukee Brewers version.
This morning I posted in my blog about a great fish fry at The Harmony Inn in Greendale and it reminded us here at OnMilwaukee.com that headlines really matter. We realized once again that there are certain buzzwords that really get Milwaukee readers going.
Usually, the OnMilwaukee.com Heat Index series covers a range of topics. But given the post-season run the Brewers are on right now, this Heat Index is all Brew Crew. Who and what are hot - and who aren't? There's plenty to go around the horn right now, isn't there?
One Brewers super-fan, Amy Williams, has garnered even more attention than most. The season-ticket holder known as "Front Row Amy" became national news when Deadspin.com blogged about her, and her "15 minutes of fame" continues as the Brewers battle into the post-season. The Oshkosh resident took a few minutes with us to talk about the Crew, and what's it's like to be an online sensation.
When I saw Andy Tarnoff's blog about the mystery "Brewer's girl," I, like everyone else who landed on OnMilwaukee.com's home page, felt compelled to click. I am fascinated with this super fan who, although she is married, commutes an hour and a half from Oshkosh to Miller Park for each and every Brewer's game - alone.
Several of my out-of-state friends asked me to do some investigative reporting on the mysterious "Brewers girl," who sits by herself behind home plate at Miller Park.