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UPDATED: Beer gardens are making a comeback

Published June 11, 2020

As other cities plot to make streetside dining more available as a means for reopening struggling restaurants and bars, Milwaukee-area beer gardens are slowly dipping their toes into the water, and some are fully reopening.

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10 Milwaukee-area places to visit virtually right now

Published March 24, 2020

Here are 10 places you can visit with me virtually, by clicking the links, where you'll find not only history, but tons of videos and sometimes video inside a variety of interesting places I've visited ...

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Urban spelunking: Hoyt Park's Great Hall

Published Jan. 19, 2017

Looking for an unusual place to watch the Packers take on the Falcons this Sunday in the NFC title game? Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa has the perfect spot. Located between The Landing Beer Garden and the Hoyt Park Pool is a Grand Hall that was built in the '30s by the WPA.

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6 ways to fight back the end of summer

Published Aug. 28, 2015

Despite the fact that school is about to start for most kids in Milwaukee, you don't have to say goodbye to summer quite yet. After all, as OnMilwaukee.com's Molly Snyder likes to say, September is the new summer in Milwaukee. Here are a few ways you can hang on to the sunshine just a little while longer in Brew City.

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Menomonee River Parkway headed for a makeover

Published March 26, 2014

Wauwatosa officials strongly support plans to add a multi-use path for bikers, runners and walkers during a parkway reconstruction over the next two years.

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Next up, beer garden #3: Humboldt Park

Published Jan. 21, 2014

Supervisor Jason Haas announced today that he's working with the Parks Department on a beer garden for Humboldt Park in Bay View this summer.

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Mother's Day, Milwaukee style

Published May 9, 2013

Milwaukee attractions are joining in the celebration and offering free admission and special events this Mother's Day.

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More little Milwaukee landmarks

Published March 18, 2013

Back in January, I posted an illustrated collection of some of the "little landmarks" I enjoy most in Milwaukee. That list led to requests for more. So, by popular demand, here are more of my favorite "little" places in Milwaukee (I've easily got another 10 in the hopper), in no particular order.

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Murder in Wauwatosa: Hoffman recounts a tragic murder close to home

Published July 29, 2012

"I know who killed the Schumacher boy." Wauwatosa native Paul Hoffman, a journalist now based in Indiana grew up hearing that from his elderly neighbor Lillian Harwood. Decades later, that line resulted in Hoffman's new book, "Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher," published in paperback by The History Press.

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OMC Recommends: Cool stuff we like right now

Published Oct. 18, 2007

It's a saucy week in the editorial office, as we recommend a tasty chili sauce and a couple of tasty libations as well as a Josh Rouse song and a place for climbing.