Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Turner Hall has space for athletics, entertainment, and dining. The restaurant closed a few weeks ago, and rumor has it a new operator will be serving food and drink again soon. With the Bucks and Admirals starting up, the demand will exist for somewhere to grab a bite before a game.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Today, the Milwaukee Common Council approved a 10-year plan to add bike lanes and routes to the city. The increased space will add over 160 miles to the current system, and make it easier for riders to get around on the streets.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Its range includes most of North America, so it's fairly common to see Great Blue Herons around. They can be found near almost any pond or waterway around town at one time or another. However, their sheer size almost always gets your attention, especially when they're in flight. It's fun to watch them hunting for a meal, stalking very slowly or completely frozen in place.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
It's time for a trip to the north woods for the weekend, and today was overcast with light rain. The wind was calm and the water smooth, allowing me the chance to get today's photo. Hopefully the fish will be biting as good tomorrow as they were today!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The season may be mathematically over, but the Brewers still have a few weeks to play. It seemed too early this week to hear the news that the 2011 schedule is now available, but at least the team can start fresh and make a run at the playoffs again.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
This Saturday, hundreds of college rowers will test themselves on the 5000-meter run of the Milwaukee River Challenge. There are many places along the course to sit or stand and watch the competition, so stop downtown and take in the races.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
This weekend, Veterans Park will host the Frank Mots International Kite Festival, with participants from near and far taking part. It's a pretty good bet that this menacing-looking octopus will show up and join the fun.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Tomorrow is the last day of True Evel: The Amazing Story of Evel Knievel, a special exhibit at the Harley Davidson Museum. Covering his career and the stories surrounding it, the displays show a side of the stuntman that most people are unfamiliar with.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Today, we went to the Harley Davidson Museum and toured the exhibits there. This motorcycle is the one that started it all - 1903's Serial Number 1.
The folks at the museum have done a great job curating the collection, and there is a lot more than just bikes to see... take some time and go, if you haven't yet!
Friday, September 3, 2010
I've shown the Wisconsin Gas Company Building in the past, but I haven't been able to show you the colorful flame at its peak until today. I'm not sure who was in charge of throwing the switch, however. I thought red was supposed to mean warm, but it's gotten quite cool here in the last 24 hours.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
As part of a contingent of Tall Ships sailing from Green Bay to Chicago, the Bounty was docked at the lakefront near Discovery World. Originally built for the 1962 film "Mutiny On The Bounty", it was also used in "Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest".
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The September Theme Day is Open Air Market
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There are many Farmers Markets in the Milwaukee area, but I only know of one that has its own permanent structure. The West Allis Farmers Market has been around about 90 years, and I remember coming here in the '70s as a child to shop for fruits and vegetables from the vendors there. The market was recently refurbished, and looks great, but the freestanding brick walls look a little out of place here in Wisconsin.