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MKE County: Board Funds Crisis Housing in Uptown Neighborhood, Demurs On Southside Dog Park
MKE County

Board Funds Crisis Housing in Uptown Neighborhood, Demurs On Southside Dog Park

Plus: A controversial penguin project is funded, funding for southside dog park is paused and 'high-impact' parks projects are funded.

MKE County: Crowley Approves New Zoo Entrance
MKE County

Crowley Approves New Zoo Entrance

County wants new zoo entrance to reduce car backups on Bluemound Road.

Groundhog Day? It’s Penguin Day in Milwaukee

Groundhog Day? It’s Penguin Day in Milwaukee

Milwaukee County Zoo will use a Humboldt Penguin to predict the arrival of spring.

Entertainment: Board Games, A Zoo Run and Guys on Ice
Entertainment

Board Games, A Zoo Run and Guys on Ice

Dodge the snow and have some fun this weekend.

After Missteps, Milwaukee Launching New Effort To Help Young Black Men

After Missteps, Milwaukee Launching New Effort To Help Young Black Men

Lack of resources, infighting doomed prior efforts. Walter Lanier is charting a new course.

Entertainment: Weekend Offers Free Zoo, Polar Plunge
Entertainment

Weekend Offers Free Zoo, Polar Plunge

And a whole lot of New Year's Eve options.

MKE County: Supervisors Support New Zoo Entrance
MKE County

Supervisors Support New Zoo Entrance

Current location of Zoo entrance causing traffic backups, safety issues on Bluemound Road, supervisor says.

MKE County: Supervisor Wants To Solve Zoo Traffic Back-Ups
MKE County

Supervisor Wants To Solve Zoo Traffic Back-Ups

Sup. Shawn Rolland pushes funding for a reconfiguration of zoo entrance.

Entertainment: Watch Out For Thousands of Biking Santas
Entertainment

Watch Out For Thousands of Biking Santas

Plus: Wild Lights and Hover Craft

Supervisor Vincent Explores Future of Milwaukee County Zoo Seal and Sea Lion Facility Following Wednesday Tour
Milwaukee County’s Washington Park Designated a Historic Landmark
MKE County: County Funds New Rhino Facility for Zoo
MKE County

County Funds New Rhino Facility for Zoo

New rhino facility is third and final phase of zoo's Adventure Africa exhibit.

MKE County: New Plan Emerging To Save The Domes
MKE County

New Plan Emerging To Save The Domes

Friends of the Domes takes on bigger role in planning for Domes' future.

Supervisor Burgelis Praises 2024 Budget’s Investments in Public Safety and Other Important Issues
Longest Tenured Council Member, Michael Murphy, Not Seeking Reelection

Longest Tenured Council Member, Michael Murphy, Not Seeking Reelection

But he could run for Comptroller. First elected in 1989, Murphy announces he won't run for reelection.

Family Has Questions About Sheriff Deputy Striking Teen Girl On Video

Family Has Questions About Sheriff Deputy Striking Teen Girl On Video

Bystander video shows deputy striking teenager, mother questions Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office claim.

Entertainment: Pumpkin-Flannel-Palooza This Weekend
Entertainment

Pumpkin-Flannel-Palooza This Weekend

Flannel Fest, Humboldt Park Pumpkin Pavilion, Boo at the Zoo and more.

19 Milwaukee Events to Haunt Your Halloween

19 Milwaukee Events to Haunt Your Halloween

From ghouls night out to a date with your boo, here's where to find the best Halloween festivities.

Zoo Will Close Seal, Sea Lion Exhibit

Zoo Will Close Seal, Sea Lion Exhibit

Citing costs, it will end partnership with Ocean Connections in December.

Op Ed: Don’t Despair About the Domes
Op Ed

Don’t Despair About the Domes

Mitchell Park Domes can be saved if we stop naysaying and take action.

Pony Rides Could Return To The Zoo

Pony Rides Could Return To The Zoo

Pony rides were discontinued since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entertainment: Bicycles, Brady Street and Brews
Entertainment

Bicycles, Brady Street and Brews

Plus: German Fest. Four major events within two miles of one another.

Milwaukee County Zoo offering free same-day admission, parking and two free Summerfest tickets in exchange for blood donations
Red Cross: Blood supply facing stress, donors needed
Press Release

Red Cross: Blood supply facing stress, donors needed

Help celebrate World Blood Donor Day June 14

Op Ed: A Tale of Two Cities
Op Ed

A Tale of Two Cities

The rise and fall of Milwaukee's parks and fall and rise of New York's Central Park offer an important lesson.

Entertainment: Special Ways To Celebrate Mom
Entertainment

Special Ways To Celebrate Mom

Skip the bottomless mimosas and try one of these options.

Wedding-Focused Event Hall Planned for Vliet Street Near Washington Park

Wedding-Focused Event Hall Planned for Vliet Street Near Washington Park

Industry veterans to open Denizen MKE, among a wave of new developments planned for Near West Side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Family Foundation Gifts The Rep $5 Million For Theater Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Family Foundation Gifts The Rep $5 Million For Theater Project

Herzfeld Foundation awards biggest grant in its history.

MKE County: Animal Advocates Criticize Zoo’s Elephant Facility
MKE County

Animal Advocates Criticize Zoo’s Elephant Facility

National group says Milwaukee zoo way too small, 'a prison' for its elephants

Museum Days Returns for 2023

Museum Days Returns for 2023

With special exhibits and free and reduced admission at 27 metro area museums.

Entertainment: We’ve Got Your Plans For New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day
Entertainment

We’ve Got Your Plans For New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day

Group meditation, a polar plunge and a Harlem Globetrotters game. You have options.

Urban Guide: 13 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s
Urban Guide

13 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s

Whether you seek thrills, great food, dancing or group fun, there's a choice for you.

Entertainment: Santa Rampage Raising Funds for Bike Fed
Entertainment

Santa Rampage Raising Funds for Bike Fed

Plus: Opening weekend for Wild Lights at Zoo and many more holiday events.

MKE County: Mental Health Center Wins Good Government Award
MKE County

Mental Health Center Wins Good Government Award

County partnership with area health systems on emergency mental health care gets award.

Entertainment: Family Free Day at Zoo
Entertainment

Family Free Day at Zoo

Plus: a traveling sneaker tour, Clerks III screening and director Q&A, Swan Lake at Milwaukee Ballet and more.

First Annual Harvest Fest Draws Hundreds to Sherman Park
Entertainment: Warm Weekend Promises Outdoor Fun
Entertainment

Warm Weekend Promises Outdoor Fun

Two outdoor festivals on tap. And indoors a Muslim Film Festival and a dress-up event to celebrate Japanese anime.

Entertainment: Eat, Drink and Be Merry at Irish Fest
Entertainment

Eat, Drink and Be Merry at Irish Fest

Plus: A la Carte at the Zoo, a new record store opens, Brady Street Art Walk and more.

Entertainment: A Weekend of Music and Fireworks
Entertainment

A Weekend of Music and Fireworks

Summerfest's second weekend packed with music, Lakefront fireworks bring the bang and the zoo offers reduced admission price.

MPS Literacy Coach Films Reading Series Across Wisconsin

MPS Literacy Coach Films Reading Series Across Wisconsin

Dannette Justus films readings of children's books at interesting locations and Wisconsin landmarks.

DWD, Milwaukee County Zoo Celebrate Graduation of 12 Local Project SEARCH Interns
Press Release

DWD, Milwaukee County Zoo Celebrate Graduation of 12 Local Project SEARCH Interns

Project SEARCH program prepares young adults with disabilities for rewarding careers

Chairwoman Nicholson to Host Progressive Governance Academy in Milwaukee
Milwaukee County Receives Over 500 Applications to Become Changemakers at Hiring Events
Press Release

Milwaukee County Receives Over 500 Applications to Become Changemakers at Hiring Events

County departments have held five job fairs since the launch of the “Changemakers” campaign in February

Entertainment: Great Lakes Distillery Block Party and Bottle Release
Entertainment

Great Lakes Distillery Block Party and Bottle Release

Plus, a grilled cheese festival, an Enlightened Brewing anniversary block party, the bubble run at Wisconsin State Fair Park and more.

Entertainment: Kentucky Derby Parties Abound
Entertainment

Kentucky Derby Parties Abound

Plus, a sidewalk-chalk art festival, Cinco de Mayo family festival, Gallery Night at Gathering Place and more.

Entertainment: Check Out The Milwaukee Underground Film Festival
Entertainment

Check Out The Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

Plus, Egg Day at Milwaukee County Zoo, an IPA release party, and Easter-themed family film screening and more.

Murphy’s Law: About The Public Museum’s Name Change
Murphy’s Law

About The Public Museum’s Name Change

Changing to a “Wisconsin” museum may be a key to its survival.

Entertainment: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns
Entertainment

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns

Plus, a St. Patricks Day block party, Oscar-nominated shorts play at the Avalon, a makers market bar crawl and more.

Entertainment: Winterfest Returns to Washington Park
Entertainment

Winterfest Returns to Washington Park

Plus: two gallery events, a prohibition-themed party, family day at the zoo, a fat tire bike race and more

Eyes on Milwaukee: Port Building New Cruise Ship Dock
Eyes on Milwaukee

Port Building New Cruise Ship Dock

Gov. Tony Evers announces $3.5 million grant to bolster $7 million project.

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $20 Million in Tourism Capital Investment Grants for Projects Across the State
Entertainment: The Bookseller Reopens At Central Library
Entertainment

The Bookseller Reopens At Central Library

Plus, The Rep celebrates Piano Men, monster trucks at Fiserv Forum, free zoo admission and more.

Entertainment: Polar Plunge Kicks Off The New Year
Entertainment

Polar Plunge Kicks Off The New Year

Plus, the Harlem Globetrotters come to Fiserv Forum, a new play at the Milwaukee Rep, a pie ride, a kite festival and free zoo admission.

Versiti Hosts ‘Season of Giving’ Blood Drive at Milwaukee County Zoo; Dec. 27 & 28
Press Release

Versiti Hosts ‘Season of Giving’ Blood Drive at Milwaukee County Zoo; Dec. 27 & 28

Donors receive free zoo admission and entry into the Drive to Save Lives Sweepstakes

Entertainment: Santa Rampage Bike Ride Returns
Entertainment

Santa Rampage Bike Ride Returns

Plus, a holiday light show at the zoo, Mama Tried Motorcycle Show returns, a holiday craft fair, a Flamenco Nutcracker and Hover Craft MKE.

DNR Celebrates America Recycles Day By Announcing Recycling Excellence Awards Honoring Wisconsin Recycling And Waste Reduction Programs
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11
Entertainment: Chills on the Hill Puts Spooky Spin on Bay View Event
Entertainment

Chills on the Hill Puts Spooky Spin on Bay View Event

Plus, Boo at the Zoo, a wine fest at the Mitchell Park Domes, a record release at X-Ray Arcade and Hamilton the musical.

State’s Zoos Will Vaccinate Animals

State’s Zoos Will Vaccinate Animals

No COVID-19 infections at Milwaukee County Zoo, but tigers and lions at Bronx Zoo got sick last year.

Entertainment: Hike for History in Washington Park
Entertainment

Hike for History in Washington Park

Plus, Sprecher Fest, Tosa Makers Market, sunset canoeing and Fourth of July festivities.

MKE County: Sheriff Projects $3.9 Million Overtime Deficit
MKE County

Sheriff Projects $3.9 Million Overtime Deficit

Sheriff blames understaffing. Finance Committee does not accept his report.

National Blood Shortage, Local Donors Needed 

National Blood Shortage, Local Donors Needed 

15 blood drives in metro area scheduled. Donors can win a year of gas.

County Executive David Crowley Appoints Amos Morris as the New Director of the Milwaukee County Zoo
Press Release

County Executive David Crowley Appoints Amos Morris as the New Director of the Milwaukee County Zoo

Morris will be the first Black Director to lead the County Zoo

Entertainment: Milwaukee Makers Market at Discovery World
Entertainment

Milwaukee Makers Market at Discovery World

Plus, the 50th annual Juneteenth Day parade, a community rummage sale, drag racing and a free poetry event.

GMC Leader Julia Taylor Will Retire

GMC Leader Julia Taylor Will Retire

Greater Milwaukee Committee's first woman leader retiring in December after 19 years.

MKE County: Parks Planning Three Acre Solar Farm
MKE County

Parks Planning Three Acre Solar Farm

We Energies would install a solar array on unused land at Oakwood Park Golf Course.

Entertainment at a Distance: Keg Stand Up Returns
Entertainment at a Distance

Keg Stand Up Returns

Plus, a weeklong chili contest, egg day at the zoo and a virtual beer tasting event.

Entertainment at a Distance: 50 Degree Days Coming!
Entertainment at a Distance

50 Degree Days Coming!

Time to enjoy some socially-distanced events.

Entertainment at a Distance: Milwaukee Rep Celebrates Black History
Entertainment at a Distance

Milwaukee Rep Celebrates Black History

Plus, an annual pet expo, a chance to learn to cook Italian brunch and a behind the scenes look at local performing arts organizations.

Entertainment at a Distance: Begin Black History Month with ABHM
Entertainment at a Distance

Begin Black History Month with ABHM

Plus, Groundhog's Day goes online, a virtual night in at the Public Museum and learn the history of Major Goolsby's.

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin Hosts 20th Annual Season of Giving Blood Drive
Press Release

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin Hosts 20th Annual Season of Giving Blood Drive

Donors asked to help by sharing a life-saving gift

Committee Rejects Sheriff Cuts

Committee Rejects Sheriff Cuts

But it also passed a widely supported increase in spending for services like housing and youth justice.

Entertainment at Distance: Drink Beer and Bike Through Haunted Riverwest
Entertainment at Distance

Drink Beer and Bike Through Haunted Riverwest

Plus, plenty of other ghost walks and haunted tours, and a chance to fundraise for Cactus Club.

MKE County: Crowley Budget Advances Equity Goals
MKE County

Crowley Budget Advances Equity Goals

$1.2 billion budget down slightly, with less for capital spending, parks and Sheriff's office.

VISIT Milwaukee launches virtual tour of Milwaukee in advance of DNC
Press Release

VISIT Milwaukee launches virtual tour of Milwaukee in advance of DNC

30 videos narrated by community members allow visitors to explore the city from home

NEWaukeean of the Week: Maanaan Nadeem Shakeel Sabir
NEWaukeean of the Week

Maanaan Nadeem Shakeel Sabir

"I live in the Lindsay Heights section of Milwaukee and I love it because it's a sponge of love. "

Rachel Jones instrumental to the origin and continued success of Zoo Pride
Press Release

Rachel Jones instrumental to the origin and continued success of Zoo Pride

Charter member has volunteered for over 40 years

Zoological Society Appoints New Board Members
Press Release

Zoological Society Appoints New Board Members

The Society’s Board of Directors provides oversight and direction for the Society.

Get Ritzy at the Zoological Society’s Boxing Fundraiser
Press Release

Get Ritzy at the Zoological Society’s Boxing Fundraiser

Proceeds Support the Milwaukee County Zoo and its conservation projects

Kohl’s Wild Theater Premieres New Musical: “Aldo Leopold and the Ghost of Sand County”
Press Release

Kohl’s Wild Theater Premieres New Musical: “Aldo Leopold and the Ghost of Sand County”

New stage production will teach students about famous Wisconsin conservationists

New exhibitions open January 13 at Portrait Society Gallery
Press Release

New exhibitions open January 13 at Portrait Society Gallery

The exhibition runs through March 26, 2017.

Mayor Barrett’s 10th Annual Holiday Drive Supports Local Veterans
Press Release

Mayor Barrett’s 10th Annual Holiday Drive Supports Local Veterans

Service Members Benefitted from Annual Drive during Holiday Season

Festive Display of Handcrafted Ornaments in the Fantastic Forest
Press Release

Festive Display of Handcrafted Ornaments in the Fantastic Forest

The ornaments are decorated by 63 Milwaukee-area youth groups.

Op-Ed: The Demoting of the Domes
Op-Ed

The Demoting of the Domes

Once a Milwaukee icon, the horticultural oasis is barely being promoted to tourists.

Plenty of Horne: Inside New Jan Serr Studio at UWM
Plenty of Horne

Inside New Jan Serr Studio at UWM

Doors Open site will also host Milwaukee Film Festival Party.

Lions and Lagers
Press Release

Lions and Lagers

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s annual Zoo Brew, sponsored by Sazama Design Build Remodel – Sept. 29, 2016

Kohl’s Donates $1.4 Million to Zoological Society of Milwaukee
Press Release

Kohl’s Donates $1.4 Million to Zoological Society of Milwaukee

Kohl’s Donates $1.4 Million to Zoological Society of Milwaukee

Bike with the Beasts
Press Release

Bike with the Beasts

Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Ride on the Wild Side Bike Ride

Northwestern Mutual Annual Meeting Draws 10,000 to Milwaukee Venues
Press Release

Northwestern Mutual Annual Meeting Draws 10,000 to Milwaukee Venues

Annual event for Milwaukee-based financial security company to pump about $12.9 million into local economy

Joint Effort Improving Housing on West Side

Joint Effort Improving Housing on West Side

Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity will repair, rehab 60 homes in Washington Park neighborhood.

County Executive Chris Abele Announces That Summerfest Will Join Milwaukee County’s Purple Heart Pass Program
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Announces That Summerfest Will Join Milwaukee County’s Purple Heart Pass Program

Purple Heart Recipients to Receive Eight Free Admissions to Summerfest

Get Ritzy and Glitzy at Zoological Society Boxing Fundraiser
Press Release

Get Ritzy and Glitzy at Zoological Society Boxing Fundraiser

Proceeds Support Milwaukee County Zoo and Conservation Projects

Murphy’s Law: Do Millennials Oppose the Streetcar?
Murphy’s Law

Do Millennials Oppose the Streetcar?

Not really, but a new survey is fueling misunderstandings. What do millennials really want?

Greater Milwaukee Foundation wraps 100th year with free week at the Zoo
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation wraps 100th year with free week at the Zoo

New snow leopard’s arrival among highlights of December Gift to the Community

Cultural Assets Are Important, But Let’s Not Forget Transit
Press Release

Cultural Assets Are Important, But Let’s Not Forget Transit

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Calls for Transit Funding. If New Public Backing for Regional Cultural Assets is Approved

Kohl’s Wild Theater Unveils Conservation-Themed Shows for Fall
Press Release

Kohl’s Wild Theater Unveils Conservation-Themed Shows for Fall

Free theater performances shown at festivals, schools and community events within a one-hour radius of the Milwaukee County Zoo

500th Purple Heart Pass Issued
Press Release

500th Purple Heart Pass Issued

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office Announce Issuance of 500th Purple Heart Pass

Why Wisconsin’s a Magnet for Wild Animals

Why Wisconsin’s a Magnet for Wild Animals

It's one of five states with no laws against keeping dangerous animals as pets.

Zoo will acquire two snow leopards with gift from Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Northwestern Mutual Annual Meeting Draws 10,000 to Milwaukee Venues
Press Release

Northwestern Mutual Annual Meeting Draws 10,000 to Milwaukee Venues

Annual event for Milwaukee-based financial security company to pump about $12.9 million into local economy

Supervisor Jursik Says County Arena Funding Plan is “Unconscionable”
Press Release

Supervisor Jursik Says County Arena Funding Plan is “Unconscionable”

"Bad Debt Not a Revenue Stream"

Public Policy Forum, Marquette Law School partner to launch new website focused on Milwaukee’s entertainment and cultural needs
Press Release

Public Policy Forum, Marquette Law School partner to launch new website focused on Milwaukee’s entertainment and cultural needs

Site to be unveiled during June 4 “On the Issues” presentation

Supervisor Gerry Broderick Says Proposed Sales Tax Should be Used for Parks and Transit
Press Release

Supervisor Gerry Broderick Says Proposed Sales Tax Should be Used for Parks and Transit

Says Gary Grunau’s Proposal for a .5% Sales Tax for Arena and Streetcar Ignores 2008 Referendum

House Confidential: Tim Sheehy’s Traditional Home
House Confidential

Tim Sheehy’s Traditional Home

He is working to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee for as long as he's lived in Fox Point.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests nearly $30,000 toward Milwaukee area summer programs, activities
Press Release

Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests nearly $30,000 toward Milwaukee area summer programs, activities

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation awarded $29,800 in grants to area agencies

VISIT Milwaukee Names 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors
Press Release

VISIT Milwaukee Names 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors

VISIT Milwaukee announces its officers and Board of Directors for the business year 2014-15.

Murphy’s Law: Four Plans to Save the Bucks
Murphy’s Law

Four Plans to Save the Bucks

But can any of the plans create the new NBA arena they need?

County Executive Abele Presents John Malan with Purple Heart Pass
Press Release

County Executive Abele Presents John Malan with Purple Heart Pass

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will honor WTMJ-TV Meteorologist John Malan’s military service during the Marcus Center’s annual Flag Day celebration on Friday, June 14th.

Free Summer Events for Military Veterans in Milwaukee County
Press Release

Free Summer Events for Military Veterans in Milwaukee County

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is happy to announce that public and private agencies in Milwaukee County are once again offering active military, drilling reservists, veterans and their families free admission to a variety of entertainment venues this summer. From Summerfest to the Milwaukee County Zoo, veterans are being thanked for the service. For a full list of events and venues visit: http://tinyurl.com/MKECoVetsEvents

Veterans Receive Purple Heart Passes
Press Release

Veterans Receive Purple Heart Passes

Pass Benefits All Wisconsin Vets Injured in Service

Small Business Development Exposition Set for Thursday, November 29
Press Release

Small Business Development Exposition Set for Thursday, November 29

Interim Director Nelson Soler of Milwaukee County Community Development Business Partners (CBDP) is pleased to announce the 2012 Small Business Development Exposition