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Milwaukee events that made us cry

Published Nov. 20, 2012

The editors and writers at OnMilwaukee.com have felt verklempt - maybe even shed a tear or two - at numerous points in Milwaukee's history and here they are.

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Classic East Side T-shirts

Published Jan. 11, 2009

This week, I plan to buy a commemorative Atomic Records T-shirt and add it to my small but adored stack of classic East Side T-shirts.

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OnMilwaukee.com Recommends: Sept. 25, 2008

Published Sept. 25, 2008

The pennant race is making us thirsty in the editorial office. We're talking about tasty tea, delicious beer, a good wine at a reasonable price -- and we're drinking our beverages while watching Season One of "Lost" (pictured) on DVD. Oh, and we're talking about music and an iPod accessory, too.

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Where we'd eat our last supper

Published Sept. 21, 2007

Imagine the world is ending tomorrow and you’re allowed to gorge yourself on one final meal.

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Drews Variety Store is still a mart with heart

Published Nov. 17, 2004

Back in the day, if you needed a strange combination of things your best option was to visit a "variety store." And there were lots of them: Ben Franklin, Woolworth and Drews. Despite the boom of box stores, Drews is still going strong today.

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Independent pharmacies hustle to stay alive

Published Nov. 15, 2004

Dozens of local pharmacies swirled down the drain because they couldn't compete with large chains. A few, however, manage to stay afloat, and the owners of these amazing "mom and pops" tell us how they do it.