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Generations of This Family’s Holiday Gatherings Come to Life on a Cherished Tablecloth | Milwaukee Magazine Generations of This Family’s Holiday Gatherings Come to Life on a Cherished Tablecloth
Some make-do tablecloths become a cherished document of holiday dinners gone by. The post Generations of This Family’s Holiday Gatherings Come to Life on a Cherished Tablecloth appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | December 15, 2017
16 Milwaukee Holiday Traditions You Have to Try At Least Once | Milwaukee Magazine 16 Milwaukee Holiday Traditions You Have to Try At Least Once
How to have the Milwaukee-est holiday season ever The post 16 Milwaukee Holiday Traditions You Have to Try At Least Once appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | December 15, 2017
Video: Arrowhead wants reports to parents on online activity | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Video: Arrowhead wants reports to parents on online activity
Students and parents at Arrowhead High School are pushing back against a new web-filtering service the school is putting in place, calling it an invasion of privacy and an attempt to micromanage students' lives online.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 15, 2017
Hats, gloves, scarves left in anonymous gift bags around Milwaukee wrap needy in kindness | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Hats, gloves, scarves left in anonymous gift bags around Milwaukee wrap needy in kindness
A group of people recently fanned out across Milwaukee, leaving bags of hats, gloves and scarves in the open, for those in need.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 15, 2017
Milwaukee veterans participate in national groundbreaking genetic study | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee veterans participate in national groundbreaking genetic study
The Million Veteran Program is collecting DNA from veterans for unprecedented studies into diabetes, cancer and other ailments.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 15, 2017
Where to Find a Tom & Jerry Cocktail in Milwaukee | Milwaukee Magazine Where to Find a Tom & Jerry Cocktail in Milwaukee
Nothing says traditional Christmas like a Tom & Jerry. Here's where you can get a mug of this warm, creamy, boozy classic. The post Where to Find a Tom & Jerry Cocktail in Milwaukee appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | December 15, 2017
We Spoke With the Guitarist from Trans-Siberian Orchestra About Loss, Milwaukee Memories and Rock ‘n’ Roll | Milwaukee Magazine We Spoke With the Guitarist from Trans-Siberian Orchestra About Loss, Milwaukee Memories and Rock ‘n’ Roll
We interviewed Al Pitrelli, guitarist and music director for progressive rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra, prior to their December 29 performances at the Bradley Center. The post We Spoke With the Guitarist from Trans-Siberian Orchestra About Loss, Milwaukee Memories and Rock ‘n’ Roll appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | December 15, 2017
Priest led away in handcuffs after judge hands down 1-year sentence for sexual contact with child | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Priest led away in handcuffs after judge hands down 1-year sentence for sexual contact with child
A Milwaukee priest with a history of questionable contact with children was sentenced to a year in jail Friday on three counts of misdemeanor sexual contact with a girl at a Catholic School.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 15, 2017
Milwaukee police seek man in attempted child abduction | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee police seek man in attempted child abduction
The man attempted to force a teenage girl into a vehicle in the 3000 block of W. Lapham St. shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday before driving off, police said.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 15, 2017
After John Doe leak, GOP leaders Scott Fitzgerald and Robin Vos want commission heads to resign | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel After John Doe leak, GOP leaders Scott Fitzgerald and Robin Vos want commission heads to resign
The Legislature’s top two leaders are calling for the resignations of the heads of the state’s ethics and elections commissions in response to an investigation of the leak of secret material.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 15, 2017
Stingl: World War II vet still dancing and dazzling on social media as he turns 95 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Stingl: World War II vet still dancing and dazzling on social media as he turns 95
More than anything, Chuck Franzke likes talking about his wife, Bev, and how lucky he is to be married to her for going on 73 years now.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 15, 2017
Priest to be sentenced on  misdemeanor charges of sexually assaulting a child at Wauwatosa parish, school | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Priest to be sentenced on misdemeanor charges of sexually assaulting a child at Wauwatosa parish, school
Robert Marsicek, 76, was charged with touching the girl while at Pius X Parish and school in Wauwatosa between 2007 and 2011.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 15, 2017
This Bites: A Dim Sum Brunch and Holiday Traditions | Milwaukee Magazine This Bites: A Dim Sum Brunch and Holiday Traditions
A very festive episode of This Bites. The post This Bites: A Dim Sum Brunch and Holiday Traditions appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | December 15, 2017
Milwaukee Metal Veterans Northless Celebrate 10 Years | Milwaukee Magazine Milwaukee Metal Veterans Northless Celebrate 10 Years
"That is always the goal—to make the heaviest music we can at any given time," frontman Erik Stenglein says. The post Milwaukee Metal Veterans Northless Celebrate 10 Years appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | December 15, 2017
Drunken plow truck driver causes head-on crash in Jefferson County, authorities say | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Drunken plow truck driver causes head-on crash in Jefferson County, authorities say
The 18-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman were injured in the crash.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
Milwaukee Bucks to field a new team, tapping into exploding online gaming world | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee Bucks to field a new team, tapping into exploding online gaming world
By late spring, the Milwaukee Bucks will have three teams: The NBA team, the Wisconsin Herd minor league team based in Oshkosh, and a video game team.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
Report: Paul Ryan would like to step down after 2018 mid-term elections | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Report: Paul Ryan would like to step down after 2018 mid-term elections
POLITICO report said Janesville Republican has told close advisers that he wants to step down after the 2018 mid-term elections        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
University of Wisconsin graduate returns for commencement — 50 years later | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel University of Wisconsin graduate returns for commencement — 50 years later
Luciano Barraza earned a PhD in agricultural economics in 1968 but couldn't afford to go to the graduation ceremony. On Sunday, he'll finally attend.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
Milwaukee County Board approves $2.8 million investment in Baran Park ballfields by Journey House | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee County Board approves $2.8 million investment in Baran Park ballfields by Journey House
The Milwaukee County Board approved a Journey House offer to invest $2.8 million in Baran Park to build new baseball diamonds and pavilion.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
Homicide victim identified by Milwaukee police | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Homicide victim identified by Milwaukee police
Kevin M. Windom was shot and killed Wednesday on N. 24th St.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
Slippery roads suspected in Slinger crash that injured officer, woman | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Slippery roads suspected in Slinger crash that injured officer, woman
The crash was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 41 about a half-mile south of state Highway 60 in the village of Slinger.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
Paul Ryan's future in doubt amid reports he would like to step down after 2018 midterm elections | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Paul Ryan's future in doubt amid reports he would like to step down after 2018 midterm elections
A Politico report said the Janesville Republican has told close advisers that he wants to step down after the 2018 midterm elections        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
Chuck Franzke, the dancing World War II veteran | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Chuck Franzke, the dancing World War II veteran
Chuck Franzke, a WWII Navy pilot, turning 95-year-old on December 22, dances to “Jingle Bells” in his Waukesha home as a way to thank Stars and Stripes Honor Flight volunteers.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
All lanes on eastbound I-94 at Moorland Rd. reopened after crash | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All lanes on eastbound I-94 at Moorland Rd. reopened after crash
The crash was reported at 7:30 p.m., according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
All drunken drivers in Wisconsin would get interlock devices on their cars, under bill | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All drunken drivers in Wisconsin would get interlock devices on their cars, under bill
All drunken drivers in Wisconsin would be required to place ignition interlock devices on their cars, under new legislation.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
In wake of rising heroin-related deaths, Milwaukee police announce new drug Overdose Task Force | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel In wake of rising heroin-related deaths, Milwaukee police announce new drug Overdose Task Force
Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn and other city officials are expected to announce a new Overdose Task Force Thursday afternoon.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
City of Milwaukee property tax bills are accurate despite funky numbers | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel City of Milwaukee property tax bills are accurate despite funky numbers
Due to new computer system, some figures on the 2017 are not accurate though 2017 property tax bills are correct.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
The Story Behind This Henry Maier Paperweight | Milwaukee Magazine The Story Behind This Henry Maier Paperweight
Henry Maier was one of Milwaukee's most influential and controversial mayors, leaving an imprint on the city that, for better or worse, is still visible today. The post The Story Behind This Henry Maier Paperweight appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | December 14, 2017
DOT officials planning new four-lane road in Mount Pleasant to meet traffic needs for Foxconn | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel DOT officials planning new four-lane road in Mount Pleasant to meet traffic needs for Foxconn
The four-lane road will be used for Foxconn and local traffic. Officials expect completion in 2019.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
Summit on Black Male Youth session encourages teens | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Summit on Black Male Youth session encourages teens
Kwabena Antoine Nixon, leader of “I Will Not Die Young” campaign, talks to students during the Summit on Black Male Youth a session titled "We Gone Be Alright.”        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 14, 2017
Chris Abele makes last-minute appeal for County Board to increase wheel tax instead of cutting spending in 2018 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Chris Abele makes last-minute appeal for County Board to increase wheel tax instead of cutting spending in 2018
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is making last-minute appeal for County Board to approve $30 increase in wheel tax rather than cutting spending in 2018.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
UW campuses to get free Narcan to fight opiate overdoses | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel UW campuses to get free Narcan to fight opiate overdoses
University of Wisconsin schools are getting free Narcan to combat opiate overdoses on campus.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Guerrilla act of kindness provides warm items for a cold winter | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Guerrilla act of kindness provides warm items for a cold winter
Heather Witt and her group of volunteers distribute scarfs, gloves and hats by stringing them in bags to trees in Milwaukee County Parks for whoever needs them.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Southeastern Wisconsin dodges snow band, more snow possible this afternoon | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Southeastern Wisconsin dodges snow band, more snow possible this afternoon
Accumulations in the Milwaukee area are expected to be an inch or less.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Wisconsin Dems say Alabama results show they have momentum; Republicans dismiss that idea | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wisconsin Dems say Alabama results show they have momentum; Republicans dismiss that idea
Wisconsin Democrats touted their surprise victory in Alabama, arguing it gave them momentum to unseat Gov. Scott Walker and protect U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
University of Wisconsin alum created the first working transistor 70 years ago | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel University of Wisconsin alum created the first working transistor 70 years ago
John Bardeen won two Nobel Prizes in physics — for inventing the transistor and explaining the theory of superconductivity.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Milwaukee passenger who was removed from Delta flight after urgent trip to restroom files federal lawsuit | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee passenger who was removed from Delta flight after urgent trip to restroom files federal lawsuit
A Milwaukee man sues Delta, claiming he was unlawfully removed from a flight home for using the lavatory.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Joe and Jon Rygiel explain how a barrel exploded in their Cadott transmission shop | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Joe and Jon Rygiel explain how a barrel exploded in their Cadott transmission shop
Jon Rygiel (left) and his father, Joe, talk about the drum that exploded. They still have in their shop. It had contained waste oil, or perhaps oil and something else. When the cutting torch flame hit the vapor trapped inside the drum, it exploded.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Drum explodes, killing worker | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Drum explodes, killing worker
A worker welding an empty acetone drum was killed when residual acetone in the drum exploded. This WorkSafeBC video explains good safety practices.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Dangerous drums peddled to unwitting public | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Dangerous drums peddled to unwitting public
Empty steel barrels that once held chemicals sold online for little or no price — or regulation        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Milwaukee woman gets prison in 'Facebook' beating of son | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee woman gets prison in 'Facebook' beating of son
Jealissa McKinney-Williams, 29, was sentenced to two years in prison and three years of extended supervision.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
More Milwaukee groups that bought city-owned homes face questions about their nonprofit status | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel More Milwaukee groups that bought city-owned homes face questions about their nonprofit status
"There's no record of the entities with the IRS," said Amy Turim of the City of Milwaukee.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Bice: Ex-Sheriff Clarke recycles claim that 'survival' of republic rests on Alabama race | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Bice: Ex-Sheriff Clarke recycles claim that 'survival' of republic rests on Alabama race
Ex-Sheriff David Clarke must have liked his line about the "survival" of the republic resting on Trump election. Clarke used it again in Alabama race.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Wisconsin voters are confused over ID law, professor tells election officials | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wisconsin voters are confused over ID law, professor tells election officials
Wisconsin voters don't have a good handle on what types of identification they can use to cast a ballot, a professor told elections officials Tuesday.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Winter Weather Advisory issued for snow on Wednesday | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Winter Weather Advisory issued for snow on Wednesday
Alberta Clipper system could bring 3 to 6 inches of snow to Milwaukee area on Wednesday        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Milwaukee girl, 4, found safe at school; father arrested after reporting abduction | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee girl, 4, found safe at school; father arrested after reporting abduction
A 4-year-old girl was found safe at school after her father falsely reported she was abducted, Milwaukee police said Tuesday.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Western Wisconsin lawmakers trade barbs in GOP primary for state Senate | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Western Wisconsin lawmakers trade barbs in GOP primary for state Senate
Two GOP lawmakers are swinging at each other in a primary for the state Senate, leading to accusations about where one candidate lives.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Another Sign That Good City Brewing is Doing Things Right | Milwaukee Magazine Another Sign That Good City Brewing is Doing Things Right
Good City Brewing hosts its second Density Day this Saturday. Expect fans of the barrel-aged stout to line up to get their hands on a few bottles. The post Another Sign That Good City Brewing is Doing Things Right appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | December 13, 2017
Why Milwaukee Ballet’s Artistic Director Will Also Be Dancing in This Year’s ‘Nutcracker’ | Milwaukee Magazine Why Milwaukee Ballet’s Artistic Director Will Also Be Dancing in This Year’s ‘Nutcracker’
Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pink dances for the first time in 25 years, to celebrate 40 years of The Nutcracker. The post Why Milwaukee Ballet’s Artistic Director Will Also Be Dancing in This Year’s ‘Nutcracker’ appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | December 13, 2017
Milwaukee Cheap & Free: Get Outside This Winter | Milwaukee Magazine Milwaukee Cheap & Free: Get Outside This Winter
When cabin fever strikes, make like a true Wisconsinite and take advantage of the crisp winter air and snowy landscape (while spending next to nothing). The post Milwaukee Cheap & Free: Get Outside This Winter appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | December 13, 2017