Lake Effect

Arts & Culture
3:39 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Mary Nohl's Eccentric, Eclectic House to be Relocated to Sheboygan

Mary Nohl's artistic house will be relocated to Sheboygan.
Credit ribarnica, flickr

Tourists will soon have to travel to Sheboygan to take in the Mary Nohl's art, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Environment
9:24 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Impressions of What Milwaukee's Sustainability Conference Can Achieve

Caroline Villa & fellow Engineers Without Borders members.

Thursday marks the midpoint of the 11th annual Sustainability Summit  in Milwaukee
. We gathered reflections from a few participants on the value of such a gathering.

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Environment
10:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Mequon Team Aims to Make Gardening Accessible to All

Joey and Holly Baird stand ready to transplant tray upon tray of sprouting vegetables outside as soon as spring takes hold.
Credit S Bence

Holly & Joey Baird launched The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener with with a gardening-related Facebook page and the video camera Holly Baird won at work.

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Economy & Business
5:27 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Mitchell Airport Rumored to Be Courting Low-Cost International Airlines

General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee
Credit WUWM News

Though Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport has seen passenger travel drop in the last couple of years, some analysts think the trend may turn.

Not only are current carriers in the market stabilizing, but new reports suggest the airport is actively trying to recruit low-cost international carriers.

Milwaukee Business Journal reporter Stacy Vogel Davis says though the overall trend has continued downward, December numbers showed a modest increase in passengers using the Milwaukee airport.

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Arts & Culture
5:05 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Book: Milwaukee Once Had a Strong Underground Punk Rock Scene

Steve Nodine's "The Cease is Increase" explores the underground world of Milwaukee's punk scene.
Credit Barnes and Noble

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with author Steve Nodine.

If you were in your teens or early twenties in Milwaukee from, say, the late '70s to early '80s, you certainly had your pick of local punk rock bands to follow.

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Music
6:11 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

VIDEO: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish Band Goitse

Irish band Goitse describes itself as Irish music with a twist.
Credit Goitse

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we thought it only appropriate today to feature the Irish band, Goitse - a name which means “Come Here” in Irish.

We recorded them on stage recently at the ICHC – the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center on Wisconsin Avenue.  The five-piece group was born at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick, Ireland, a few years back.

They won fans at last year’s Irish Fest, and have recently returned from an extended tour of China.

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Health & Science
3:54 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

With No Legislative Movement, Fight Over Raw Milk Foments in Wisconsin

Pasteurized milk or raw milk? That is the real question
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Erik Gunn.

A bill that would loosen restrictions on sales of raw milk in Wisconsin is still pending. The bill passed a state senate committee in November, but has not advanced past that stage. 

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Arts & Culture
1:55 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Writing as a Way of Thinking & Discovering

Writing helps people think and discover themselves and the world around them.
Credit Damian Gadal, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with author Scott Russell Sanders.

Writer Scott Russell Sanders is loved by many for novels and essays, many of which carry a nature theme.  But while the environment does play a significant, vital role in his books such as A Conservationist Manifesto and his latest, Divine Animal, it’s not the only issue that he writes about.

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Food
7:48 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Forget Brats, Cookbook Helps You Pair Beer with Your Veggies

Writer Lucy Saunders' new cookbook helps keep veggies in the mix when it comes to beer-food pairings.
Credit Lucy Saunders

Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews "Dinner in the Beer Garden" author Lucy Saunders.

The beer-and-brat pairing is practically a Wisconsin staple, but Milwaukee-based beer writer Lucy Saunders is hoping her new cookbook will introduce some new options to complement your brew.

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Essay
6:25 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

ESSAY: Badgerland Gets a King - At Least According to This Man

Essayist Joel Habush says as king, he'll make all decisions for Wisconsinites.
Credit Jason Train/Flickr

Lake Effect essayist Joel Habush says he's now King of Wisconsin.

Royal Proclamation: As King of Wisconsin, I Hereby Decree...

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