Showing posts from March, 2014

The Man Way: Beer Makes Your Meat Better, Healthier That Is

For those of us in Milwaukee, unless you are a dedicated winter griller, it is just finally becoming time to dust off the grill and start cooking meat the Man-Way - over an open flame. In one way it is healthier - the fat drips off so the resulting meat is leaner. But in another way it sadly is less healthy, the cheat source can impart  polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and  heterocyclic amines ( HCAs) form in meat when it's cooked at a high temperature (that char marks contain pure HCAs). Nether of these are good for you, both being carcinogens, PAHSs are also in cigarette smoke and car exhaust for example. But it turns out that another manly ingredient can make grilling safer: beer. Marinating your meat in beer is proven to reduce the PAHs, the darker the beer the better.

Help Shape Milwaukee Parks For Next 5 Years

Parks can often be taken for granted, but if you take a moment to think, you will realize how many activities that so many of us participate in. Milwaukee County's parks aren't just green spaces for picnics, runs and walks, or general play. They are home to golf courses (regular and disc), tennis courts, soccer fields, bike trails, even dog exercise areas. County parks are places to watch fireworks, see free concerts, visit a farmers' market for fresh, local food and home to community centers. In short they are an integral part of Milwaukee county life and nearly everyone uses or is impacted by amenities provided by the parks. Since we all have a vested interest in keeping the parks doing what we want out of them, the public - you - can help the Parks Department plan for the future be part of Milwaukee County Parks’ 2015-2020 Strategic Planning Process at an upcoming Public Input Session. Dates for these sessions are listed below:

2014 Milwaukee Match Day Let's You Double Your Donation To Local Agencies

Since 2012, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has organized and sponsored Match Day , a day to raise awareness and support for local organizations that serve Milwaukee. Today is the day for 2014, a day when you have a rare opportunity to strengthen the capacity of 20 food and shelter agencies in southeastern Wisconsin that are working hard to meet the increased demand from individuals and families. Each gift made online today will be matched and that generosity will be multiplied to benefit the participating agencies Over the past two years, more than 8,000 individuals in our community rallied behind these organizations and more than $4.6 million was raised to strengthen their capacity to serve. Your support makes a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands in our community.

Health Awareness Bracelets Could Actually Save You

These are some of the meanings of the colors We've all seen them - the colorful silicone bands people wear to promote awareness of a cause. They started with the yellow LiveStrong bracelets and then in place of lapel ribbons of every color, those wristbands - each color representing a different cause - became the new way to announce your support. For a while there I thought it might be a passing fad, but they seem to have held strong. Many of the colors represent health issues from cancer to heart disease and more. Ironically, in a good way, it turns out wearing them could be good for your own personal health in addition to raising awareness of others' health issues. Environmental Health New s reports that 'researchers at Oregon State University outfitted volunteers with slightly modified silicone bracelets and then tested them for 1,200 substances. They detected several dozen compounds – everything from caffeine and cigarette smoke to flame retardants and pesticides

Upcoming Events 3/8 - Baseball Can Fulfill Kids' Dreams

Two MKE events use baseball to fulfill kids' dreams Though it may not seem like it here in Milwaukee, Spring Training is almost over and time to get the real season started for MLB. Seemingly in anticipation of the start of the season, two charitable events this weekend are baseball-focused: 3/8  Grand Slam Charity Jam   รข March 8, 2014 5:00 p.m. Kapco, Inc., and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Robin Yount announce the fourth annual  Grand Slam Charity Jam.  The fundraising event to benefit Camp Hometown Heroes will be  held on Saturday, March 8, from 5:00­p.m.-11:15 p.m. at Potawatomi Bingo Casino. The evening begins with a VIP and celebrity dinner party in Potawatomi’s Expo Center. Funds raised will benefit Camp Hometown Heroes, a free national weeklong summer camp  hosted in Wisconsin for children who’ve lost a loved one who served in the U.S. military. For  more information about Camp Hometown Heroes, please visit 3/8  Monte Carlo Night for