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2010-06-15 13:34:00

Quad/Graphics and Milwaukee Magazine present annual arts showcase MILWAUKEE, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Milwaukee Art Museum's 2010 Lakefront Festival of Arts (LFOA) will be Friday, June 18, through Sunday, June 20, on the grounds of the Museum along Lake Michigan. The 48th annual LFOA is presented by Quad/Graphics and Milwaukee Magazine. The family-friendly event is one of the top 25 art festivals in the country, featuring work by more than 180 artists from around the...

2010-04-05 16:34:00

MILWAUKEE, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association, in partnership with UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin, will designate Milwaukee County Research Park as the location of Milwaukee's first Start! Walking Path on Wednesday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m. in celebration of National Start! Walking Day - the American Heart Association's reminder to get Americans up and moving. The event will include a presentation right outside UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin's Wauwatosa offices, 10701 W....

2010-03-25 10:00:00

MILWAUKEE, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- We Energies announced today that it has developed a Wisconsin-based alliance to design and build the Glacier Hills Wind Park, which will be located in the towns of Randolph and Scott in Columbia County. The project is expected to generate more than 400 million emission-free kilowatt hours annually - enough to power 45,000 homes. The construction alliance will include The Boldt Company of Appleton, Michels Corporation of Brownsville and Edgerton...

2010-02-24 09:45:00

Global Shipping Helps Small/Medium-Sized Businesses Grow WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service is expanding its partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce to support the newly established National Export Initiative (NEI). Through its Global Business team, the Postal Service will build on its alliance partnership with the Commerce Department's International Trade Administration (ITA) to encourage and support small- and medium-sized businesses...

2010-02-22 06:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Eat your greens, buckle up, brush your teeth and go forward. There's a fun, new way to encourage kids to wash their hands and eat their veggies thanks to a generous $725,000 donation from Kohl's Department Stores' Kohl's Cares for Kids® cause merchandise program, which donates 100 percent of the net profit to benefit children's health and education initiatives nationwide. The donation funds two programs - a new exhibit, opening Saturday,...

2010-01-12 12:58:00

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the National Network of Digital Schools (NNDS), in partnership with Wisconsin Virtual Learning (WVL), a charter school of the Northern Ozaukee School District, is proud to announce the Wisconsin premiere of its original television program for kids, "Meet Me at the Great Tree." Starting January 11, 2010, the show is airing on Milwaukee's MY 24 TV Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. for seven weeks of original educational programming....

2009-11-03 08:00:00

GREENDALE, Wis., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Taste of Home, the # 1 cooking magazine in the world, kicks off the 2nd annual National Cooks Who Care Week (November 9th-15th) with a variety of food-related, charitable acts to help those in need. The Cooks Who Care program celebrates ordinary people who are using a recipe or a home-cooked meal to provide help for those less fortunate. In honor of those selfless individuals who have given back, Taste of Home will host a series of events to engage...

2009-10-01 15:53:24

The Wisconsin Tourism Federation said it is changing its name to the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin to drop its common acronym, WTF. The Sun Prairie-based organization said the switch was necessary to avoid associations between the organization and the popular Internet and text-messaging use of WTF, an abbreviation for a profane phrase expressing confusion, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday. We didn't want it to detract from our mission, TFW spokeswoman Julia Hertel said. She...

2009-09-30 15:39:04

The National Zoo in Washington said the departure of a 5,000-pound hippo for Milwaukee was handled discretely with a covered crate on a flatbed truck. Officials at the zoo said Happy the hippopotamus was trucked from the zoo Monday morning without any fanfare to avoid upsetting the animal during the 18-hour drive to Wisconsin's Milwaukee County Zoo, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. It wasn't in his interest to have him see out (of the crate), or to have anybody be able to see in,...

2009-09-18 12:19:19

The largest private mausoleum in Wisconsin will open to the public this weekend as part of a beer barons tour, a Milwaukee cemetery has announced. President Thomas Kursel of Forest Home Cemetery says visitors can tour the Blatz family mausoleum beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Built in 1896, the Blatz mausoleum was constructed of 525 tons of granite and features an interior of Italian marble. Permanent residents include the remains of Valentin Blatz and...