8 great lakes near Milwaukee that aren't Great Lakes

Published Sept. 21, 2017

While we may not be the land of 10,000 lakes, we prize quality over quantity, and there are some great places for recreation and reflection within a quick drive from Milwaukee. Here are some of our favorites.


Milwaukee is the perfect place to celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Published July 17, 2011

Since 1984, July has been National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month - today! - has been National Ice Cream Day. Did you know that nearly 10 percent of all milk produced in the U.S. becomes ice cream? And 63 percent of that is consumed in Milwaukee? OK, I made that last stat up, but we sure do love our frozen dairy.


Gelato and coffee -- the real thing -- in Oconomowoc

Published July 6, 2006

We've just received news that a family that relocated to Milwaukee from Casale Monferrato in the Piedmont region of Italy will open a gelato and coffee shop, in the Italian style, in Oconomowoc in December.