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Controversial proposition for major renovations of the Milwaukee River Parkway could destroy the historic integrity of Kletzsch Park and damage its natural ecology. Read more

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Milwaukee’s Hospitality Democracy’s new restaurant, Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria is an outstanding spot to unwind, grab a light bite for lunch or enjoy an evening with friends. Read more

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The fate of the Milwaukee River, now a scenic Downtown attraction resplendent with Riverwalk, was not always so certain. Read more

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Plans were recently announced for a new park in the ThirdWard that will incorporate the neighborhood’s old Chicago-Northwestern railroadtrestle. The park will use a city-owned lot on E. Erie Street, linking andstreet and an extended port.. Read more

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In case you were under the impression that there were nomore available options for Milwaukeeans to drink beer, Milwaukee-native RedmondTuttle and Ryan Jaeger, who created a similar service in Minnesota, havecreated the PaddleTavern. Imag.. Read more

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Although President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress are threatening to slash funding for vital programs—or terminate some altogether—there’s one initiative that may survive thanks to its broad bipartisan support. Read more

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Pending court cases and a new deadline of Dec. 31 could force Milwaukee County to jumpstart its solution to this years-long battle over fixing the Estabrook Dam and reinstating a lake within the Milwaukee River or pulling it out of the wate... Read more

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There have been quite a few bar and restaurant openings around Milwaukee since my last update. They run the gamut of Polish food to sports bars to steakhouses, so everyone will find something they like. Get out there and try someplace new while yo.. Read more

Brew City Booze

Welcome to the newest Shepherd blog, Brew City Booze! I'mgoing to be bringing you the latest news and information for all thingsalcohol-related in MKE. Anything is fair game: bars, bar food, beer events,cocktails, breweries, distilleries, festi.. Read more

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The Milwaukee Film Festival will return for another year this fall with a 15-day schedule,running Sept. 24 through Oct. 8. With screenings at multiple venues around theMilwaukee, MFF will focus on non-Hollywood feature films from the U.S. andar.. Read more

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Wellspring, a nonprofit educational retreat center and organic farm, was founded in Milwaukee in the early ’80s and not long after moved to its current location in Newberg (4382 Hickory Road Read more


It can be called an outdoor classroom, a children’s forest or 40 acres of natural sanctuary just a mile from Downtown.But the new Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Read more

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In the city’s boldest New Year’s tradition, every year hundreds of weather-defying swimmers head to Bradford Beach for the Polar Bear Plunge. They’ll be jumping into Lake Michigan at noon, but the organizers suggest you get there Read more

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Gwen Gillen’s works include the sculpture of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat in the air that stands in downtown Minneapolis, the duck family on the bridge over the Milwaukee River on Wisconsin Avenue, and sensitive life-sized sculptures of... Read more

Off the Cuff

Few pop-music terms inspire more eyes to roll than “supergroup.” Defined as a band whose lineup consists of members from other notable acts, the word itself seems to ooze contrivance and ego in a way that makes it challenging for the music ... Read more

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It took years of negotiations among diverse stakeholders, but in May the Milwaukee Common Council passed new protections for the Milwaukee River corridor, from North Avenue to the city limits at West Silver Spring Drive.Although state law p... Read more

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Deluxe overnight accommodations for two on New Year's Eve with chocolate covered strawberries delivered upon arrival. Receive a $40.00 voucher towards dinner to their on site restaurant, the Anchorage. Complimentary glass of Champagne or wi... Read more

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The name Molly Cool is unique to this location, as Premier tries to giveevery restaurant a distinct personality, but the setting remainssimilar to Kincaid’s. The woodwork, furnishings and layout ,Dining Out Read more

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George C. Scott’s small part in The Hanging Tree (1959), as a drunken faith healer made to look foolish by Gary Cooper, was an inconspicuous and perhaps inauspicious Hollywood debut. But in the roles he filled during the following 40 years, Scott.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Joe Uchill has a must-read article in this week's Shepherd on Juliana Hatfield and her struggles with eating disorders. It touches on a personality shift that's alto doubled as a career-reviving business model for Hatfield: After falling out of fa.. Read more

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