Mitchell Park Domes

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With two weekends bookending Milwaukee Museum Week 2020, there’s even more time to see more museums—and thereby to learn more about Milwaukee’s past, present and future. Read more

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An ambitious new plan to restore and revitalize the Mitchell Park Domes and their surrounding public park aims to enhance Milwaukee’s efforts to be a green city in many ways. Read more

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This month: Cooperative Performance and Florentine Opera's upcoming performances, developments at the Mitchell Park Domes, painter Tom Uttech and Farm Aid. Read more

Radio Shepherd Express

It is up to Milwaukee County Executive Abele and the County Board to take the lead on reinventing and reinvigorating Mitchell Park and its iconic horticultural Domes. Read more

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Milwaukee County Board to host public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18, about the repair and preservation of the Domes. Read more

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The warm climate of Milwaukee’s troubled Mitchell Park Conservatory might be ideal for growing hemp. Read more

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Milwaukee needs to explore new ways to pay for the city’s continued growth. Read more

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And a new study recommends rebuilding and combining the Domes and the Milwaukee Public Museum. Read more

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The Milwaukee County Board unanimously approved funding Thursday for the third and final stage of a study to discover future options for the Mitchell Park Domes. Read more

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Money would need to be approved for a task force to continue their work regarding the future of the Domes. Read more

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A recent audit of operations, concessions and events at the Mitchell Park Domes reveals non-standard accounting and questionable management practices among all parties ostensibly in control of the facility. Read more

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A new twist has emerged regarding prospects for the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, more commonly known as the “Domes.” Could it be merged with the Milwaukee Public Museum? Read more

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Dear Ruthie shares her social schedule of LGBTQ-themed Halloween events in and around Milwaukee. Read more

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The future of the Mitchell Park Domes is at stake. The public has an opportunity to express its ideas and opinions about various county proposals on Tuesday, June 26 in the lobby of the Mitchell Park Domes. Read more

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Milwaukee County Parks’ officials abruptly announced they would not renew the popular market’s lease in March without consulting with market staff. Read more

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The farmers market’s ouster from the Domes Annex will be addressed at the next Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Parks, Energy & Environment Committee meeting. Read more

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Despite Milwaukee County’s long-standing Anti-Secrecy Policy, County Executive Chris Abele and his administrators often operate in the shadows; indeed, four county committees addressing parks issues, convened since 2016 by Abele or his ... Read more

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Despite its popularity, organizers of the Milwaukee’s Winter Farmers Market at the Mitchell Park Domes Annex were abruptly informed last month that the market’s lease would not be renewed at the domes annex. Read more

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As the Shepherd Express went to press this week, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele emailed and posted a statement entitled “You Spoke, I Listened.” Read more

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