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A Lake Week communion

Published Sept. 20, 2017

In honor of OnMilwaukee's Lake Week this week, I decided to commune with Lake Michigan the best way I know how these days: I went for a run.

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Not cold enough yet? The Polar Plunge returns

Published Jan. 28, 2014

For some people, this weather isn't cold. Cold is running into a freezing body of water - maybe wearing a costume, maybe wearing just a swimsuit - submerging themselves in completely and then racing back out again with a brand new layer of icicles. Some might call that insanity. For the past 15 years, however, Special Olympics Wisconsin has called it the Polar Plunge.

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Milwaukee fishing guide

Published March 25, 2012

Here's an introduction to some of the best places to angle in the Brew City area, along with info about tackle shops and fishing charters. In fact, it's almost everything you need to get started fishing Lake Michigan and other area waterways.

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Why can't we skate on the lagoon?

Published March 13, 2011

I paddle boated a couple of times on the McKinley Marina lagoon in the summertime, but today I wondered why I can't skate on it in winter. Any idea?

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Sunday Sound-off: Lakefront parking meters

Published Nov. 8, 2009

County Executive Scott Walked has suggested putting parking meters at popular Lakefront attractions with the hope of closing a growing budget gap. What do you think, Milwaukee? Here's your chance to voice your opinion.

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Parking meter madness

Published Nov. 6, 2009

County Executive Scott Walker has suggested putting parking meters at popular Lakefront spots like Bradford Beach, Veterans Park and McKinley Marina in an effort to help close a growing budget gap. But, considering how well the LUKE meters have worked at times -- including this week's issue with daylight savings tme -- is it really a good idea?

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Reviving my old East Side lunch tradition

Published April 16, 2008

With a zillion dining options blocks from my office, I don't do it as much as I used to, but today's sunshine inspired me to revive an old East Side lunch tradition of mine: take-out from Koppa's and a solitary lunch at Back Bay Park.

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Lakefront parking lots

Published Oct. 4, 2007

On my way to the Milwaukee Art Museum yesterday I decided to take a quick detour through Veteran's Park, just to see if I've been missing anything and I was amazed by all the cars parked along the park drive.