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The Big Backyard brings kid fun indoors

Published Nov. 16, 2013

In a climate like ours - freezing half the year and insanely hot in the depths of summer - parents get to know the indoor play options pretty well. There are tumbling places and big, open rooms full of inflatables. Then, there's The Big Backyard, 2857 S. 160th St., in New Berlin, which celebrated its fifth anniversary last month. In the L-shaped space, there's a wide variety of things for kids of all ages to do.

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In search of the perfect pizza: Vitucci's in New Berlin

Published Aug. 21, 2012

When I lived in New Berlin, I noticed a sign pointing toward the back of a strip mall with the word "pizza" on it. I then noticed a very familiar sign in the window - "Vitucci's" - in the same font and color as the East North Avenue bar bearing the same name. I had to ask the obvious question, and yes, they are related.

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Brewers wives to host mixer for fans to benefit cancer charity

Published July 25, 2012

On Sunday, July 29 from 5 to 8 p.m., Brewers Wives will host the second annual Grand Slam Golden Mixer Event presented by the Brewers Community Foundation at StoneFire Pizza Co. in New Berlin in support of the Foundation for Children with Cancer.

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Moving a restaurant from Fond du Lac to New Berlin

Published May 14, 2012

It's not all that unusual for a restaurant to pick up and move. North Star American Bistro migrated to a new space across Oakland Avenue in Shorewood a year and a half ago. Two venerable Milwaukee eateries, the Boulevard Inn and Chip & Py's, made cross-town moves before eventually closing. But a 70-mile relocation is definitely out of the ordinary. That is what Chris and Jennifer Giaimo have done with their Bellafini's Trattoria.

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New Berlin neighbors find friends, fun at Lee's

Published May 14, 2010

A lot of taverns like to refer to themselves as "neighborhood" establishments. Lee's Cleveland Pub and Grill really means it. Matt Lee's 16-month-old establishment is located in a residential area of New Berlin and is winning fans with its cold drinks, good food and friendly vibe. Here is a scouting report:

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Miramar's Stace expands to South Side's Modjeska

Published July 23, 2008

Bill Stace will expand his entertainment empire to the South Side. Stace will host shows at the Modjeska Theatre on Mitchell Street after he gets a liquor license from the Common Council. The Licenses Committee gave its approval last week.

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Then and now: New Berlin

Published Jan. 5, 2008

For the first segment of this ongoing series, natives of New Berlin talk about how the city has changed since they were kids.

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A healthier work force or a smaller one?

Published Oct. 31, 2007

City workers are more careful and healthier. Or it could be that a recent report noting fewer workers compensation claims due to injuries and illnesses in 2006 compared to 2005 could be attributed to the fact that there are fewer workers to make those claims.