Creators, tinkerers thrive at Milwaukee Makerspace
By Sheila Julson
There is a hive of creative activity inside an inconspicuous red brick building on Potter Street near the library. »Read more
BVNA announces 2016 Chill on the Hill lineup

Emerald ash borer damage in Milwaukee County Parks
By Sheila Julson
Nearly 3,000 trees have been removed in Milwaukee County Parks since 2009 because they were infested with the invasive emerald ash borer. »Read more
Frolics Meeting May 24


» Howard Avenue Expansion May Encompass Dover Street School
» Free Citizen-Science Wetland- Monitoring Program
» Calls for Traffic Calming on Howell Avenue to Protect Pedestrians
» Plan B, Raised Crosswalk Slated for Clement Avenue  
» An Old Fashioned Christmas at Beulah Brinton House
» New Bay View mural highlights neighborhood’s historic landmarks
» The Magnet Factory
» BOOK REVIEW — An Illustrated History of Cudahy Commerce
» Winter wonderland
» IN BALANCE — Welcome to your future
» 2017 market may favor buyers
» Renewing the call for politics in the classroom
» IN BALANCE — Breathing for better health
» PAREN(T)HESIS — Greeting grandma
» REAL ESTATE SPOTTLIGHT 53207 — Price it right
» Downtown Montessori Academy Students Crochet Mats for Homeless
» St. Francis Sisters of St. Francis Assisi plan new convent
» Bay View High School preps student chefs
» Coyote Watch — Get Involved
» HALL MONITOR — Election results endanger MPS
» Lance Sijan’s fighter jet memorial to receive new venue, improved visibility
» Director brings fresh options to Cudahy Rec Department
» PAREN(T)HESIS — Milwaukee tap water safety
» HALL MONITOR — With MPS on the way up, time to boost high schools too
» Frolics meeting sparks fireworks
» Stitchweld project transforms former industrial site
» South Shore Park iconic tree in dire straits?
» Bay View Art in the Park at Humboldt Park
» Frolics Festival and Parade Meeting October 26
» Bay View Car-jacking Suspects Arrested
» HALL MONITOR — We have failed our children, and the consequences are spreading
» Cream City Swirl Closed
» Gifts fund gazebo, ramp, and perennial gardens
» Dash to Bash debuts September 17
» The Shop Relocates to South Milwaukee
» IN BALANCE — Back to school, healthy routines
» PAREN(T)HESIS — Rolling with eye rolls
» Pet-Friendly Run/Walk at St. Ann Center October 1
» Chris Abele announces “Parks with Purpose” community Workshops 
» UW-Milwaukee recipient of $2.4 million grant to improve the teaching of mathematics and science in Milwaukee public high schools
» MPS to institute Culturally Responsive Practices and Social-Emotional Learning, in wake of recent strife
» Doggie Dip at Cool Waters Sept. 5, 4:30-6pm
» Compost Crusader Awarded City Contract
» New health trail—connecting to Oak Leaf Trail—to open Aug. 23
» Milwaukee County Parks Seeks Community Input to Develop Vision for County Park System Household Survey to Begin this Week
» IN BALANCE — Beat the heat, stay healthy
» PAREN(T)HESIS — Cooking with kids
» BUILD A BETTER BAY VIEW — A chat with Bill Sell
» A harvest of food and fun at South Shore Farmers Market
» Bestseller “Humane Economy” author in Milwaukee Aug.17
» Tree controversy on Superior Street resolved?
» 2016 South Shore Frolics a success
» Ladies of the Shade, Chill’s greatest fans
» Excessive heat health watch issued by Milwaukee Health Dept.
» Free Pokémon Go event in Mitchell Park July 23
» CANCELED: MKE County Parks to host town hall meeting about future of parks, July 20 and July 21
» Rep. Young’s Statement on Tragic Police Shootings and the Use of Deadly Force
» Milwaukee County BRT Project Receives Wide Ranging Support
» IN BALANCE — A guide to walking meditation
» PAREN(T)HESIS — True meaning of summer
» Interview with Ald. Tony Zielinski — Pedestrian safety in Bay View
» Build A Better Bay View — debut column
» New community garden takes root at Cupertino Park
» City to test innovative tree-planting system in Bay View Trees, flowers, and gateway highlight BID’s streetscape plans
» State DNR considering possible sale of greenspace on Conway
» Google tests virtual reality gadgets and software at Saint Lucas
» Humboldt Park to Celebrate 125th Anniversary June 4
» 2016 South Shore Farmers Market Entertainment Lineup
» IN BALANCE — Our microbiome and our health
» PAREN(T)HESIS — Looming thoughts of college
» Ice Cream Social June 25
» Humboldt Park to Celebrate 125th Anniversary June 4
» Puddler’s cottage historic designation ceremony June 18
» Half of the garage thefts in Bay View occurred in unlocked garages
» Chill on the Hill 2016 promises fresh faces and perennial favorites

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One year ago in this column, I suggested that Milwaukee Public Schools should ease its stance on politics in the classroom, instead encouraging teachers and students alike to have reasonable, open dialogue on issues of the day. Research shows, I noted, schools can close some of the achievement gap by teaching culturally relevant and responsive material... »Read more

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Corporations and other limited liability entities are creatures of state statute. That means that each state has its own rules for chartering them, and its own requirements regarding fees, taxes, reporting, and disclosure. This would appear to provide a corporation 50 different options to choose from. But when you consider all of the variables involved,... »Read more

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Many of us are heading, in the words of a song, “Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house” for the holidays. All the family gatherings make me wonder, who is this modern grandma? Does she fulfill the stereotype by meeting us at the threshold, sporting an apron dusted with a bit of flour? The grandmother of 2016 may be an older... »Read more