Thursday, May 23, 2013
Hollywood wants to capture Wisconsin's deep abiding affection for the Green Bay Packers and they are going to make a reality show about cheeseheads.
Move over Jersey Shore, the "cheeseheads" are taking over reality television via TBS's new reality show called...well, Cheeseheads, according to SBNation.com. Hollywood has just figured out what we alreday knew -- that Snookie and Pauly D have nothing on us. The producers hope to capture "the hilarious subculture," which of course includes the rituals of brew, brats, and the brouhaha around extreme fandom. The producer is Jason Carbone, who who also did The Bachelor and Run's House. A pilot likely hasn't been put together. So, if you could produce this show, where would you find shining examples of Packers Nation?
Lyle Ruble, Local Voices contributor, takes aim at fellow Patch blogger, Brian Dey, for suggesting the Obama administration scandals parallel Watergate.
The Milwaukee area has a new trampoline park and Patch got a first-hand look at leaping basketball, flying dodgeball and so much more. Take a look!
If you've been looking for a unique place to jump, climb and play in the Milwaukee area — look no more: Helium Trampoline Park in New Berlin offers what is sure to be a bouncing good time for all visitors. The park at 16235 W. Beloit Rd., is the first in Wisconsin and opened in early May. Milwaukee Patch Community Editor Sarah Worthman got a first-hand experience on the park's different equipment, climbing the rock wall, enjoying the 130 interconnected trampolines, a game of dodgeball and some fun in the foam pit. The park offers drop-in rates for individuals looking to kick back, but staff recommended buying tickets online to ensure you don't have to wait during busy times. Pricing information: $10 for 60 minutes $13 for 90 minutes $16 …
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven'…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A roundup of the latest from the Shorewood police log.
After being pulled over for speeding Monday morning on the Estabrook Parkway, police say a male driver with two children in his car sped off in an effort to evade authorities, reaching speeds of 80 MPH while weaving through traffic. At 7:45 a.m. police say they stopped the man for driving 64 MPH in a 25-MPH zone in the 4200 block of the Estabrook Parkway. After the driver presented an officer with his state ID card during the traffic stop, police learned there was a felony warrant for him. When another squad arrived at the scene, after an officer called for back-up, the suspect took off toward East Capitol Drive, and turned west onto Capitol at estimated speeds of 80 MPH. An investigation is ongoing. Also in the police report:
Police say in one incident, a resident confronted a suspect after observing him illegal enter several cars on a Shorewood block.
Three cars were targeted in break-ins last week. On May 16, a resident confronted a suspect after he saw him illegally entering cars in the 4400 block of North Frederick Avenue. Police were phoned, but the suspect fled before they arrived. Later that night between 7:30 and 9, an unlocked car parked in the 1900 East Kensington Boulevard was entered and a prescription pill bottle containing a generic brand of Adderall was stolen. And sometime overnight on May 16, several items including cash and credit cards were taken from an unlocked car in the 2700 block of East Menlo Boulevard. The car was unlocked and the windows were rolled down at the time of the break-in.
Our sister Patch in West Des Moines, Iowa, reports that a Scott Walker “Truth Squad” plans to rally ahead of Wisconsin governor’s appearance before Republican activists.
West Des Moines, Iowa — Advocacy groups for progressives in Iowa and Wisconsin are holding “Scott Walker Truth Squad” in advance of the Wisconsin governor’s appearance Thursday at a Polk County Republican Fundraiser, one of several of appearances before GOP activists that point to a possible presidential run in 2016. Advisers to Walker say he’s returning a favor to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who hosted a fundraiser in Dubuque, Iowa, for the embattled Wisconsin governor during his 2012 recall election, the Washington Post reported. Even if Walker’s advisers are telling it like it is, and that Walker’s appearance with Branstad is just a little quid pro quo among political friends, the pre-banquet rally by Progress Iowa and One Wisconsin Now …
Monday, May 27 is the time to honor our patriots and welcome the summer.
Memorial Day is a time to commemorate those who have fallen in service to the United States. The official celebration of these heroes began in the 1860s after the Civil War, when wreaths were laid on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers. The practice was fully recognized throughout the existing states by 1890. So, what is the best way to honor the holiday? Shorewood will pay tribute to military veterans with its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday. The North Shore American Legion Post #331 and the Shorewood Men's Club are sponsoring the 14th annual event slated to start at 4 p.m. at Atwater Park. The program will include patriotic music played by the Shorewood High School Band, remarks by public officials such as County …
Who’s NOT planning a barbeque this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some great ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of "Barbeque America" on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try …
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