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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Celebrating Irish Culture in Milwaukee Pubs

Our nostalgic claim to Irishness finds us huddled against the brisk mid-March chill on a pre-dawn sidewalk waiting for the doors of the local Irish pub-of-choice to open for St. Patrick’s Day. While it is with a celebratory spirit that we indulge our Irish side (whether embedded in your DNA or just for the day) with leprechauns, shamrocks and green beer, beneath it all is the story of Ireland’s unique pub culture. An integral part of the country’s rich...
Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A treasury of sound

With an impressive compilation of 40,000 recordings and music artifacts ranging from 78 rpm phonograph records, LPs and concert memorabilia to musical instruments, sheet music and songbooks, Ward Irish Music Archives (WIMA) has made Milwaukee home to the largest public collection...
Eat/Drink
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Culinary arts at MATC

Visit enough kitchens in Milwaukee’s thriving dining scene and you’ll find a common thread: A great many of the chefs cooking in these kitchens received...
Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Milwaukee’s defiant civil rights leader

Father James Groppi is a name synonymous with Milwaukee’s civil rights movement of the late-1960s. Born to Italian immigrant parents on Nov. 16, 1930, Groppi was raised in Bay View and spent much of his time working with his 11 siblings in his parents’ small grocery store. The Groppi children were baptized at Our Lady...
Milwaukee Color
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010
Any Wisconsinite worth his salt knows that the best way to survive the long, frigid, dark winter months is to invest oneself in a good project. If it weren’t for the inclement weather conditions, Christopher Latham Sholes may have preferred jogging over tinkering with...
Eat/Drink
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010

New beginnings for South Side restaurant

Restaurants, like people, often feel the need to reinvent themselves when they arrive at the doorstep of middle age. They tire of their old ways, and look to the future to create a new and improved sense of self. After 30 years as Robert’s, owners Robert Krause and Linda Kilcollins gave their South Side restaurant...
Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

North Point’s remarkable lighthouse keeper

Forty-six years before women were allowed to vote in America, a lady by the name of Georgia Green Stebbins was managing a federal facility here in Milwaukee—the North Point Lighthouse. As John Enright of the North Point Lighthouse Friends recounts the history...
Eat/Drink
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
Hopefully the days of admitting our aging loved ones into an “old folks home” to live out their golden years eating pre-made frozen lasagna and powdered mashed potatoes are coming to a close. As the senior living industry becomes more competitive, retirement communities are realizing they can gain an advantage by offering high-quality dining to their residents. By adjusting this one facet...
Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
A number of famous figures have called Milwaukee home, but none are more historically relevant than Golda Meir. Israel’s first female prime minister spent most of her formative years in our city. According to her autobiography, My Life, Golda’s first eight...

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