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Domes All-Scale Train Show
Press Release

Domes All-Scale Train Show

 

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.

MKE County: Parks Launches Mitchell Park Campaign
MKE County

Parks Launches Mitchell Park Campaign

Public engagement campaign aimed at building support, awareness for The Domes, Mitchell Park and a potential project.

MKE County: Donors Interested in Saving Mitchell Park
MKE County

Donors Interested in Saving Mitchell Park

But not necessarily saving the domes. Local supervisor, Parks and philanthropic community moving toward a new Mitchell Park project.

MKE County: Parks Seeks Sponsors for Free Admission Days
MKE County

Parks Seeks Sponsors for Free Admission Days

Milwaukee County Parks wants to offer special free admission days to three venues in 2024.

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: Domes Host Art in the Green
Entertainment

Domes Host Art in the Green

Plus, the Riverwest Pub Crawl returns, drone racing comes to Pettit Center and much more.

Entertainment: Deer District Becomes the Doggy District
Entertainment

Deer District Becomes the Doggy District

Broken Bat celebrates its sixth birthday, pop-ups come to Crossroads Collective and much more.

Friends of the Domes to Host Art in the Green Art Festival at Mitchell Park Domes
MKE County: Board Releases Funds for Park Projects
MKE County

Board Releases Funds for Park Projects

County board approves $1.3 million in maintenance, repairs and new projects for parks.

Museum Days Returns for 2023

Museum Days Returns for 2023

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

Entertainment: Gaming Convention, Comedy Show and Ladies Rock
Entertainment

Gaming Convention, Comedy Show and Ladies Rock

A wide variety of activities offer a distraction from winter blues.

Supervisor Martinez Renews Call to Fund the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory
MKE County: Crowley Vetoes Historic Designation For Domes
MKE County

Crowley Vetoes Historic Designation For Domes

County Executive says county should consider all options, including demolition of domes.

Op Ed: How the Domes Can Be Saved
Op Ed

How the Domes Can Be Saved

Just as New York’s Central Park was. Create a nonprofit conservancy to revive and restore the domes and Mitchell Park.

MKE County: Task Force Rejects ARPA Funding for Domes
MKE County

Task Force Rejects ARPA Funding for Domes

Supervisors want to use $19 million in pandemic stimulus funds to begin fixing Mitchell Park Domes.

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

Milwaukee County Supervisor Candidates Share Views on Domes, Historic Preservation
Press Release

Milwaukee County Supervisor Candidates Share Views on Domes, Historic Preservation

Candidates respond to Milwaukee Preservation Alliance survey on favorite historic sites and more

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Mayoral Primary Candidate Survey Responses
Press Release

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Mayoral Primary Candidate Survey Responses

Candidates share views on favorite historic places, historic preservation, economic development, and more

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance February 2022 Milwaukee County Supervisor Candidate Survey
Press Release

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance February 2022 Milwaukee County Supervisor Candidate Survey

Candidates share views on historic preservation, future of Mitchell Park Domes

Entertainment: Barrio Train at Mitchell Park Domes
Entertainment

Barrio Train at Mitchell Park Domes

Plus, Mean Girls the Musical, live music at Anodyne, The Rat Pack is Back, A Lakefront beer release and more.

How Can Milwaukee Save Its Parks?

How Can Milwaukee Save Its Parks?

Policy researchers, public officials say new tax revenue, and public-private partnerships.

County Can’t Afford Park System

County Can’t Afford Park System

Fewer local tax dollars available for parks. Officials call for new revenue sources.

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.

Supervisor Ortiz-Velez Urges County to Apply for State Funds to Repair Mitchell Park Domes
MKE County: Saga Of The Domes Continues
MKE County

Saga Of The Domes Continues

Years after task force report and consultant analysis, county officials finally reviewing the options.

Milwaukee Cuban-Americans Demand Biden Lift Economic Blockade on the Cuban People
Entertainment at a Distance: Flowers, Music, Bikes and Beer
Entertainment at a Distance

Flowers, Music, Bikes and Beer

Not to mention a pre-1975 car show. Lots to do this week.

Entertainment at a Distance: SistaStrings Moving to Nashville
Entertainment at a Distance

SistaStrings Moving to Nashville

But you can catch their farewell performance. Or choose from lots of other entertainment options.

Entertainment at a Distance: Milwaukee Makers Market Returns
Entertainment at a Distance

Milwaukee Makers Market Returns

Plus, the Milwaukee Film Fest continues, Willy Porter at Rock the Stream and a new exhibition comes to Saint Kate Art's Hotel.

Entertainment at a Distance: Public Museum’s U.S. Debut of Nelson Mandela Exhibition
Entertainment at a Distance

Public Museum’s U.S. Debut of Nelson Mandela Exhibition

Plus, a writing workshop for kids and a virtual performance by SistaStrings.

Entertainment at a Distance: Go On a Dinosaur Safari at the State Fair Grounds
Entertainment at a Distance

Go On a Dinosaur Safari at the State Fair Grounds

Plus, stand up at Lakefront Brewery, a virtual Jazz festival and MIAD's annual senior exhibition.

Entertainment at a Distance: Join the Return of the Spring River Cleanup
Entertainment at a Distance

Join the Return of the Spring River Cleanup

Plus, a virtual dinosaur safari, an international cooking seminar and the return of Rock the Green.

Entertainment at a Distance: Screen “Twister” At the Avalon
Entertainment at a Distance

Screen “Twister” At the Avalon

Plus, The Domes begin its spring show, dog day at Lyndon Sculpture Garden and Ghost Tours return to The Riverside Theater.

Entertainment at a Distance: Kat and the Hurricane Performing Virtual Concert
Entertainment at a Distance

Kat and the Hurricane Performing Virtual Concert

Plus, a lesson in birding, watch a roast of a local celebrity and tune into a virtual visit from author Stephanie Dray.

MKE County: Board Adopts 2021 Budget
MKE County

Board Adopts 2021 Budget

Tax levy increase of 0.59%, many amendments and delays to electric buses and hemp growing.

Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson’s Omnibus Amendment to Enhance Racial Equity Efforts and Invest in Communities Adopted by Board
Press Release

Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson’s Omnibus Amendment to Enhance Racial Equity Efforts and Invest in Communities Adopted by Board

Amendment Reduces Tax Levy and Invests Nearly $2.5 Million in Additional Funds for Essential Programs and Services

Mitchell Parks Domes Sets Reopening Date for Saturday, Sept 26
Will Cheaper Price Save Domes?

Will Cheaper Price Save Domes?

$18.6 million estimate for repairs and “National Treasure” designation by group.

Thursday Nights Light The Domes
Press Release

Thursday Nights Light The Domes

Light shows will be featured every Thursday evening, from Jan. 19–March 30.

New Report Estimates Domes Cost

New Report Estimates Domes Cost

$64 million to replace or $14 to $54 million for repair approaches. Abele may favor relocation.

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.

PNC Bank Milwaukee Running Festival Brings 4000+ Runners to Milwaukee November 5th and 6th
Press Release

PNC Bank Milwaukee Running Festival Brings 4000+ Runners to Milwaukee November 5th and 6th

One Mile, 5K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon Events Offer “a Running Event for Every Runner.”

Domes Makes Most Endangered List

Domes Makes Most Endangered List

One of 11 most endangered, says National Trust for Historic Preservation, which could help rally support.

Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Domes Named to National Trust’s 2016 List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places
Press Release

Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Domes Named to National Trust’s 2016 List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

The list spotlights historic places across America that are threatened by neglect, insufficient funds, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy.

Tropical Dome Reopens at Mitchell Park

Tropical Dome Reopens at Mitchell Park

Long-term future of Domes still unclear.

Weekly Storytime Returns to The Domes, Oct. 10–Nov. 7
Press Release

Weekly Storytime Returns to The Domes, Oct. 10–Nov. 7

Each session, held at the Education Center, will be led by Paula Zamiatowski, Conservatory Educator.

Doors Open: Sherman Park and Clarke Square
Doors Open

Sherman Park and Clarke Square

Doors Open Milwaukee showcases Sherman Park and Clarke Square neighborhoods.

Larson Demands Abele Come Clean on Secret Domes Group
Press Release

Larson Demands Abele Come Clean on Secret Domes Group

“It's time for Abele to release the secret instructions, meeting records, and real mission of his Dome steering committee.”

County Executive Refuses Once Again to Sign Domes Repair Resolution
Press Release

County Executive Refuses Once Again to Sign Domes Repair Resolution

Also Ethics Code and Sex Offender Resolutions

Chris vs Chris: We Love the Parks
Chris vs Chris

We Love the Parks

Both candidates say they love county parks. Which has best approach to maintain them?

State Senator Chris Larson Calls for Action to Preserve Mitchell Park Domes for Future Generations
Press Release

State Senator Chris Larson Calls for Action to Preserve Mitchell Park Domes for Future Generations

“If elected leaders can afford to spend millions on an arena for out-of-state billionaires, we can afford to preserve and protect cultural institutions important to our community.”

10 Reasons To Save The Domes

10 Reasons To Save The Domes

Their impact on city culture and image is immense.

Chairman Lipscomb Critical of Administration Response to Domes Closure
Press Release

Chairman Lipscomb Critical of Administration Response to Domes Closure

We are just receiving initial details of their short-term plan to re-open one dome, and the administration’s long-term plan for all three still is unclear.

Deferred Maintenance Threatens Future of Mitchell Park Domes
Press Release

Deferred Maintenance Threatens Future of Mitchell Park Domes

“I call on Chris Abele and regional leaders to join me in committing to do whatever it takes to keep our Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee for the next generation.”

3rd Annual “Phobruary” in Silver City Welcomes New Restaurant Alongside Old Favorites
Press Release

3rd Annual “Phobruary” in Silver City Welcomes New Restaurant Alongside Old Favorites

Diners invited to experience a signature Vietnamese dish in Silver City

Rep. Zepnick joins Mayor Barrett and neighborhood leaders to celebrate improved roads near National Ave., Layton Blvd., and S. 27th St.
Press Release

Rep. Zepnick joins Mayor Barrett and neighborhood leaders to celebrate improved roads near National Ave., Layton Blvd., and S. 27th St.

Two projects possible through nearly $4 million secured by State Rep. Zepnick

Bar Exam: Oscar’s Is a Classic South Side Pub
Bar Exam

Oscar’s Is a Classic South Side Pub

A century old, just below 16th St. Viaduct, known for its hamburgers and reasonably priced micro beers.

Fall 2015 Town Hall Meetings
Press Release

Fall 2015 Town Hall Meetings

Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander will hold two listening sessions in the district in preparation for the County Board’s votes on the proposed 2016 Milwaukee County Budget.

Intersection: Layton Blvd. and National Ave.
Intersection

Layton Blvd. and National Ave.

Talk about car-centric. And what a huge parking lot. Yes, it can be improved.

Second Traveling Beer Garden Tour Added for 2015
Press Release

Second Traveling Beer Garden Tour Added for 2015

More than $400,000 Raised Last Year, Money Goes to Improve Parks

Customers Flock to Winter Farmers Market

Customers Flock to Winter Farmers Market

More than 2,000 come to Mitchell Park Domes market on the weekend.

Vantage Point: From the Potawatomi Hotel
Vantage Point

From the Potawatomi Hotel

From the 20th floor, a magnificent view of the city and its central valley, once grimly industrial and now turning ever more green.

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

3.75 Tons of Unused Medicine Collected
Press Release

3.75 Tons of Unused Medicine Collected

7,500 pounds of unused medication is slated for destruction, keeping it off the streets and out of waterways following a medicine collection at the Mitchell Park Domes on April 26, 2014.

County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic To Hold “Coffee & Culture” Discussion March 14 at the Milwaukee Public Museum
Press Release

County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic To Hold “Coffee & Culture” Discussion March 14 at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Chat Sessions Designed to Discuss County Cultural, Recreational and Entertainment Needs

The Pho Capital of Milwaukee

The Pho Capital of Milwaukee

Silver City restaurants are serving Pho at a reduced price to celebrate Asian culture in a revitalized neighborhood.

Bike Czar: City Agrees to Plow Hank Aaron Trail
Bike Czar

City Agrees to Plow Hank Aaron Trail

Finally some progress. How my advocacy with state and city officials paid off.

Photo Gallery: Crowd Loves Winter Farmers’ Market
Photo Gallery

Crowd Loves Winter Farmers’ Market

New home at Mitchell Park Domes is twice as big, as our photos show.

“Phobruary” heats up the Milwaukee Dining Scene in February
Press Release

“Phobruary” heats up the Milwaukee Dining Scene in February

Diners invited to experience a signature Vietnamese dish in Silver City

Bike Czar: Why I’m Boycotting the Farmers Market
Bike Czar

Why I’m Boycotting the Farmers Market

Though the state signed an MOU promising to snow plow the bike trail leading to the Winter Farmers Market, they aren't doing it.

Photo Gallery: Preview of Three Bridges Park
Photo Gallery

Preview of Three Bridges Park

The new Menomonee Valley park opens on Saturday, and our photos offer a sneak peek.

Menomonee Valley’s New 24-Acre “Three Bridges Park” Opens to Public This Saturday July 20
Press Release

Menomonee Valley’s New 24-Acre “Three Bridges Park” Opens to Public This Saturday July 20

Ceremony, community activities to launch major new urban river park

Menomonee Valley’s New 24-Acre “Three Bridges Park” Opens to Public Saturday July 20
Press Release

Menomonee Valley’s New 24-Acre “Three Bridges Park” Opens to Public Saturday July 20

Ceremony, community activities to launch major new urban river park

Bike Czar: New Bike Trails Coming to Milwaukee
Bike Czar

New Bike Trails Coming to Milwaukee

Three Bridges Park and the extension of the KK bike trail will bring excitement -- and great biking opportunities -- to the city.

“Three Bridges Park” to Open on July 20th
Press Release

“Three Bridges Park” to Open on July 20th

Partners launch capital campaign to complete fundraising

Community invited to submit ideas for name of new park in the Menomonee Valley
Press Release

Community invited to submit ideas for name of new park in the Menomonee Valley

24-acre park along Menomonee River to open July 20

Counting the Homeless

Counting the Homeless

A program of volunteers searching for all homeless people in Milwaukee finds "a whole other culture."

Veterans Receive Purple Heart Passes
Press Release

Veterans Receive Purple Heart Passes

Pass Benefits All Wisconsin Vets Injured in Service

Murphy’s Law: Rich Park, Poor Park
Murphy’s Law

Rich Park, Poor Park

Milwaukee County Parks is increasingly a two-tier system, with the worst maintained parks in poor areas.

Authentic Identity

Authentic Identity

Enhancing Milwaukee’s identity is an elusive endeavor. A city can both make and be given an identity. Some recent town center developments have tried to create identity with one massive all encompassing project.