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Economy & Business
3:21 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

For Some Eateries, Third Time May be the Charm

A barista (right) serves an appetizer at Ryan Braun's Graffito.

Despite the sluggish economy, there’s been a slight uptick in restaurant ownership in Milwaukee. The health department reports 1,461 eateries: that’s 26 more than last year and on par with the number before the recession hit. At least one establishment in the Third Ward, south of downtown, appears to be bouncing back. WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson found that some of the ‘new’ establishments are actually recycled restaurants. Entrepreneurs have moved in, believing they possess the formula for success.

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Arts & Culture
1:55 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

A Peek into The Vinyl Café

Author and radio host extraordinaire Stuart McLean.
Credit CBC photo

Stuart McLean chats with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

We’ll go north of the border and meet the creator of The Vinyl Café and the engaging inhabitants thereof. 

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Sat April 30, 2011

Maypole Madness

Lake Effect contributor Gianofer Fields uncovers the history of the Maypole.
Credit Mike Goren

Contributor Gianofer Fields encounters modern maypole magic.

This weekend marks the end of April and the beginning of May.

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Civil War
10:00 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Baseball in the Civil War

Vintage baseball takes to the field in Kenosha tomorrow, and we talk about the connection between the sport and the Civil War. Bill "Pop" House is the founder of the Delton Base Ball Club and Gary "Handlebar" Hetzel founded the Milwaukee Cream Citys. They're both vintage baseball teams, which play according to 19th Century rules. House and Hetzel will talk - and play some vintage base ball tomorrow afternoon at the Kenosha Civil War Museum.

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Regional
4:41 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

Spring Migration Attracts Fishermen to Heart of City

Fishermen work the Menomonee River near Miller Park.

Every spring in southeastern Wisconsin, rising water temperatures activate certain fishes’ instincts to leave Lake Michigan and migrate up river. Several species, including big trout called “steelhead,” make the run upstream to find gravel beds. That’s where the females deposit eggs and the males then fertilize them.

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