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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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”
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Zoo will acquire two snow leopards with gift from Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Milwaukee, Wis., July 17, 2015 – For its July centennial Gift to the Community, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is helping the Milwaukee County Zoo add two snow leopards to its animal collection. The Zoo’s 1-year-old snow leopard cub, Sossy, died unexpectedly on June 5, leaving only Sossy’s mother, adult female Tomiris. The Zoo plans to acquire a male and a female snow leopard with the Foundation’s gift. “The acquisition of two snow leopards will be very important to the inter-Zoo and international cooperation of captive management of these endangered felines,” said Zoo director Chuck Wikenhauser. “It will help the Zoo continue to play a meaningful part in snow leopard conservation.” The new snow leopards will be imported from Europe, which will add new genetics to the American population. This benefits the long-term survival of the species. There is no certain timeline for the animals’ arrival due to variables related to securing permits, transportation and health requirements, but Zoo officials estimate the processes may take six to 12 months. “We knew that we wanted to partner with the Milwaukee County Zoo and the Zoological Society of Milwaukee in a unique way, and the Foundation is glad to have this role in expanding the opportunity for people to experience these magnificent animals,” said Ellen M. Gilligan, president and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. “While the impact of this Gift to the Community may not be immediate, these two snow leopards will bring joy when they arrive and for many years to come.” Wild snow leopards are listed as endangered, and populations are decreasing. These large felines are highly specialized for cold mountainous habitats. They have long tails for balance and warmth, wide foot pads designed to help with grip in the snow and extra-long thick coats.  Snow leopards also have some distinct head features (small ears, short muzzle, and domed forehead with large nasal cavities) to minimize heat loss and allow them to thrive in cold, thin mountain air. The snow leopard exhibit is located in the Zoo’s Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country area. In just the last 30 years, the Foundation and its donors have provided more than $1.3 million in grant funding to the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, the private nonprofit that supports the Milwaukee County Zoo. Throughout 2015, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is providing Gifts to the Community to showcase resources that contribute to the quality of life in the region. These special opportunities are part of the Foundation’s celebration of its 100th year of service. Nearly 200,000 people have participated in the Foundation’s Gifts to the Community so far. Additional information about the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the July Gift to the Community is available at greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/gifts. New gifts are being revealed each month on FOX 6 Milwaukee. About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation For a century, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals, families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community, during their lifetimes and for future generations. The 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”
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Veterans Receive Purple Heart Passes

Pass Benefits All Wisconsin Vets Injured in Service

Small Business Development Exposition Set for Thursday, November 29
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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