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Usinger Day honors 136 years of sausage

Since 1880, Usinger’s has been making sausage on Old World Third Street. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele declared February 23rd Fred Usinger Day in Milwaukee in recognition of Usinger’s lasting legacy in the community. This special proclamation, issued originally in 2005, recognized Usinger¹s as a family owned and operated local business spanning 136 years and four generations. After arriving in Milwaukee from Frankfurt, Germany, Fred Usinger Sr. eventually took over a small butcher shop where he was an employee. He later married a niece of the former owner, and the company has remained in...

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Milwaukee Film expands for 2016 Festival

Milwaukee Film announced that the 8th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival will take place from September 22 to October 6, 2016. The 15-day festival will include feature films, shorts programs, education screenings, post-film conversations, and panel discussions. Donald and Donna Baumgartner have also renewed their support of the Milwaukee Film Festival for another five consecutive years, pledging $600,000 towards the festival through 2020. The Baumgartner family’s support has grown dramatically since the festival began, from their initial membership in 2010 to today, and includes Donna’s involvement on Milwaukee Film’s Board of Directors since 2012. Their renewed contribution for the 2016-2020...

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DPW officials share Bublr expansion plan for public comment

Kristin Bennett, bicycle and pedestrian coordinator for the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW), outlined a development plan for new bike sharing stations around the city at a public information meeting on February 23. In the meeting held at the Zeidler Municipal Building downtown, Bennett explained that the proposal would see 32 additional locations reaching as far South as Bay View, and applauded the partnership between the city and Bublr Bikes. “We see this as our most important year yet,” said Bublr Bikes Executive Director Kevin Hardman. “With our expansion of locations at the end of 2015...

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Photo Essay: Bublr plans reviewed

In the meeting held at the Zeidler Municipal Building downtown, Kristin Bennett explained that the bike sharing proposal would see 32 additional locations reaching as far South as Bay View, and applauded the partnership between the city and Bublr.

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