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Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012
 Remember the days when neighborhood movie houses were an integral part of many residential areas of the city? These mostly small theaters boasted a single screen and double features and attracted big crowds almost every
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

Short Orders

  Most people know the small community of St. Martins for its street fairs. Others know it as the location of Wegner’s St. Martins Inn, located in the heart of the village (11318 W. St. Martins Road, Franklin). Wegner’s St. Martins In...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
 The days are getting shorter. Cooler temperatures are sneaking in. School has started. Colors are changing. Halloween costumes are being considered. As much as some of us try to deny it, this can only mean...
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gnocchi, pastas merit a visit

Walls of concrete block painted in a gold tone don’t make for an overly impressive exterior, but a large awning that marks the entrance to Casa Di Giorgio hints at the promise waiting inside...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Friendly pub with tasty food in Franklin

The Irish pub format—a bar with lots of shamrock decorations and a menu featuring a few Irish specialties—has become increasingly popular worldwide. I have visited Irish pubs in places as varied as Thailand, Peru and...
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009

Looking at a Local Community

Franklinis a good example of the transformation of large stretches of the American landscape from rural to suburban in the second half of the last century. As recently as the 1950s, Franklin's children were educated in one-room schoolhouses and a single town constable patrolled the roads. Worried about being annexed by Milwaukee, the residents applied...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Franklin pub and eatery well worth the trip

If the Hideaway Pub and Eatery was located a little closer to downtown Milwaukee, the habitual winners of the city’s “Best Buffalo Wings” awards (you know who you are) would get a run for their money. But alas, the Hideaway is indeed hidden, just off Ryan Road, sheltered by the...