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Discovery World constructs mind-boggling puzzles in new exhibit with mazes and brain games

Discovery World will be overflowing with challenging maze experiences that propel visitors of all ages down paths of mystifying illusions and mind-boggling puzzles, from its newest educational program. Each maze is a dynamic environment where youth can discover new methods of problem-solving through improvisation, trial and error, observation and testing, and logic and reasoning. “Mazes & Brain Games is a fun and engaging exhibit that inspires problem solving, creativity, and teamwork for all ages and visitors,” said John Emmerich, Discovery World Vice President & Interim CEO. “We’re thrilled to host such a unique experience that furthers our mission of...

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Milwaukee ranked third in nation with pedestrian travel and safety for Complete Streets Policy

The City of Milwaukee was recognized for its hard work toward street design and construction practices that encourage walking, biking, and riding transit with a focus on safety for the most vulnerable users. The nonprofit, non-partisan National Complete Streets Coalition ranked Milwaukee third in its best Complete Streets Policies of 2018. With the City of Milwaukee adopting its own Complete Streets policy in late 2018, Department of Public Works Commissioner Jeff Polenske cites numerous stakeholders who advocated for the policy, including Milwaukee Path to Platinum now known as Milwaukee Safe and Healthy Streets. “The collaboration with stakeholders, city agencies,...

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LEGO design contest aims to bring replica of Calatrava’s Art Museum to life in bricks

The Milwaukee Art Museum could potentially become an official LEGO building set through the LEGO Ideas program if 7,500 more people worldwide vote on the innovative and artistic proposal. The popular LEGO Architecture series was created for adults, as an opportunity to return to their childhood affection for LEGOs while challenging their matured creative skills. The highly detailed sets replicate real-world landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, the United States Capitol Building, and even the Lincoln Memorial. Vida András, an artist from Budapest, built the Milwaukee Art Museum out of LEGOs and is currently gathering support to have LEGO...

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Sculpture Milwaukee to transform Chase Bank’s two-story atrium into “jewel box” for annual art exhibit

The city’s annual outdoor art exhibition, Sculpture Milwaukee, rounded out its list of artists for 2019 with an additional seven participants, for a total of 23 sculptures that will be installed along Wisconsin Avenue in a few weeks. In a first-ever building installation for Sculpture Milwaukee, Carlos Rolón will transform the Chase Bank atrium on the corner of Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue into the largest of the 23 artworks with his Gild the Lily (Caribbean Hybrid I, II, III), 2019. The bank’s two-story atrium windows will be sheathed in vinyl from the inside in a translucent diorama of...

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Milwaukee’s annual “Project Clean & Green” returns to collect oversized garbage for free

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DWP) annual Project Clean & Green (PCG) will run from May 6 to June 24, with all residents assigned to one of seven collection zones. Normally, residents are charged $50 to $150 for all bulky item pick-up requests larger than one cubic yard, about the size of an easy chair. However, on a resident’s PCG collection day, DPW crews will pick up unwanted household items at no charge. PCG consists of three-steps: find your zone, clean it up and set it out. The city has a dedicated web page with information...

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City moves forward on streetcar expansion plans with The Hop for 2020 DNC and beyond

Mayor Tom Barrett and Common Council members gathered with local business leaders in Bronzeville on May 2 to announce the city’s proposal for expansion of the streetcar line ahead of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The press conference took place at Gee’s Clippers, which would be along the northern route of the new King Drive extension. The plan seeks to add 2.4 miles to the existing 2.1-mile streetcar system, but it must first be approved by the Common Council. Mayor Barrett said that one part of the extension, connecting to convention center, would $28 million and be funded through...

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