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06.02.2014 | 60 days ago | Posted at 08:00 AM
By Nathaniel Scharping
It used to be that we went to the beer garden. This summer, it seems the beer garden is coming to us. The Milwaukee County Parks Department recently announced the addition of a traveling beer garden to the two already operating in the county. Opening Wednesday, June 4 at 4 p.m. in Whitnall Park, the beer garden will remain in a given location for two weeks before moving on to the next one.The fir...
05.30.2014 | 63 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM

But the city's modest parks budget could be taking a toll on its health

By Nathaniel Scharping
The American College of Sports Medicine recently ranked Milwaukee 32nd in its annual American Fitness Index. The index compares the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the nation in terms of personal health and community resources. Topping the list was Washington, D.C., with the Twin Cities second. Also in the top five were Portland, Ore., and Denver, Colo.The rankings are based on individual metrics...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Fish Creek's venerable Peninsula Players continues its 77th season with Larry Shue's classic comedy The Nerd. The story of an insufferably annoying man made its world debut in Milwaukee in April 1981. It has since been staged all over the country. The story concerns itself with an...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Compared to Milwaukee County parks like Whitnall, Lincoln and Grant, which together encompass more than 1,300 of the park system’s approximately 15,000 acres, Caesar’s Park is downright tiny. The history of the 3.7 acres of land it occupies, however, is tremendous. Caesar’s Park is...

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