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08.25.2011 | | Posted at 08:57 AM
By Trudie Gauerke
In some families, the key to a fun weekend outing is leaving the kids at home. Someone's always bored, bothered by crowds, or breaking the budget. For these reasons, visiting a Milwaukee Polo Club game just may be the most family friendly event in southeastern Wisconsin. Polo may have once been the sport of kings but forget any misconceptions of champagne and caviar, Gucci and glitterati here and...
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Sundays at the ballpark don't get much better in Milwaukee. The Brewers completed a sweep of St. Louis, grabbed first place in the National League Central division and gave fans good reasons to think they'll stay there. And it happened at a pace that got the Observers on the bus home in...
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Artie: Hey, did you see the new athletic director at UW-Milwaukee mentioned the possibility of bringing football back to the school? Frank: Yeah, the Panthers haven't been gridders since 1974, but the AD, Rick Costello, told Michael Hunt of the Journal Sentinel, "It's something we'll look at long-term...
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The last two weeks saw Frank back East, immersed in the supercilious, super-silly world of New York baseball, where every Yankee or Met loss is Doomsday and every unsuccessful move is denounced on the gassiest of gasbag radio. Meanwhile, Artie was enjoying the no-worries world...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
If the Brewers make the playoffs, their 10-day swing through Houston, Atlanta and St. Louis will fade in memories. If they don't, well… Ten games, eight losses, only 17 runs, almost no-hit twice in three games and a team batting average of .172. The biggest ray of hope?
Monday, April 18, 2011
This month hasn't been kind to those who'd like to consign Major League Baseball's "steroid era" to the past. On April 8 Manny Ramirez, a .312 lifetime hitter with 555 home runs, retired in the face of a 100-game suspension for his second failed drug...
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Fans of the Milwaukee Brewers know all about patience. In 41 seasons since arriving here in 1970, the franchise has played .500 or better baseball just 14 times, with three playoff appearances. A streak of 14 years without a winning record ended in 2007, and the next...
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Popular news anchor following the Packers (and the Brewers and...)

Until a year ago, when he left the morning show "Fox 6 WakeUp News," Mark Concannon was a familiar face among Milwaukee anchors—the cheerful but smart personality...
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
Being a certain age, the Observers had a 1960s song in their heads last week, with updated lyrics: "We met him on a Thursday and our hearts stood still, da doo ron ron ron..." Some Brewers fans had a heart-stopping question: "Who the heck is Ron Roenicke and why isn't the flashy Bobby Valentine the new...

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