Nostalgia

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6 holiday treats that bring on the nostalgia

Published Dec. 24, 2019

The holidays are a time for treats. It also seems that, as we adopt newfound favorite items, there are bound to be others that fall by the wayside. Our Lori Fredrich looks back on six treats that make her feel nostalgic. What are some of yours?

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Dining flashback: Captain's Steak Joynt

Published May 24, 2017

Here's a look back at the Captain's Steak Joynt, a local chain of nautical-themed restaurants owned by the Marcus Corporation. Anyone remember 'em? The treasure chest filled with prizes? The salad bar shaped like a boat?

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New East Library opens Saturday

Published Nov. 18, 2014

The grand opening of the East Branch Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., takes place Saturday, Nov. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. There will be live entertainment, crafts, tours and a ribbon cutting at noon.

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Nostalgia serves up slamming spoken word scene

Published Nov. 6, 2013

Forget everything you might already think about poetry readings: the snapping, the berets and bongos, the confusing words. The North Side's Nostalgia nightclub has a Tuesday night poetry series called Poetry Unplugged that is an inferno of words and responses.

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Milwaukee's modern nostalgia

Published Sept. 19, 2013

Someone once told me that they loved Milwaukee's "lack of pretense." I think it comes from our love of the past. Yet, in the past 10-15 years we've moved on (onward and upward, some may say) to places rooted in our past but planted in the future.

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Social Circle: How have you changed in 15 years?

Published Sept. 15, 2013

OnMilwaukee.com turned 15 this week, which resulted in reflection for many of the staff members. Where were they and what were they doing in 1998? This week, the Social Circle was posed the same question.

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From pigs to hubcaps: what Milwaukeeans collect

Published May 28, 2013

From rocks to coins to cat figurines, people have collected items since ancient Egypt. Some have taken the collecting concept to super kooky corners and hoard human hair or burnt food. Unfortunately, we did not find such collections locally, but were able to connect with numerous Milwaukeeans with a penchant for stockpiling amusing items.

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Nostalgia (good and bad)

Published Nov. 14, 2011

I'm feeling a little nostalgic right now, though I can't pinpoint it to just one thing. It started, I think, last week with the 20th anniversary of my death of my grandfather. As I reflected on that sad day, I continued reading the biography of Steve Jobs, which is interesting, because it connects the dots of a story that I only peripherally understood.