Showing posts from April, 2014

Support Local, Support Record Store Day 4/19

At this point pretty much any remaining store is a locally owned shop (no the music section at your big box store doesn't count), so support Local , support Record Store Day , a day to celebrate independent record stores on Saturday April 19 2014. Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1000 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. There are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica - including our very own Milwaukee of course.

Milwaukee Craft Brewing Among Best Again, Coffee Brewing That Is

Anodyne's new cafe in Walker's Point put them at #12 of the 50 best in America We all know Milwaukee has a long and storied history of brewing beer, many time having had the worlds top breweries though the years though which one changed over the years. A recent resurgence of craft or micro-breweries has put us back on the map of beer dominance. In addition to the tradition of brewing beer, Milwaukee has become a fairly recent addition to a similar movement in coffee - what could be considered the craft or micro roasting equivalent of coffee to similar breweries. In Milwaukee names like Anodyne, Colectivo, Stone Creek and Valentines hold a similar place in the coffee world to what Big Bay, Lakefront, Milwaukee and Sprecher have for beer. And just as our local beer brewers have received national recognition, so too are our coffee roasters and their cafes . The Daily Meal just released their America's 50 Best Coffee Shops list and 2 of Milwaukee's roasters/cafes were

11th Annual Milwaukee Oyster Roast Supports Movember

There are many reactions to losing a loved one, especially from a deadly disease, and one of them is to fight back. Those affected want to find a way to stop it from happening to other people's loved ones so they don't have to have the same experience. This fight can follow many usual ways form walks and rides to raffles and other standard fundraising fare. These are all tried and true methods and as is often sad, there's no reason to reinvent the wheel, however. Sometimes, just sometimes, people are inspired to follow their own path and out of that a unique and rare opportunity presents itself to all of us to get involved in other ways. That is one of the goals of GMM, to inspire fun and funky events geared towards an audience of men, and we love promoting when others step up and do just that. So we are happy to tell you about a great way to support men's health in Milwaukee in two weeks. On Saturday, April 26, the 11th Annual Milwaukee Oyster Roast , one of the m

For 4th Year Northwestern Mutual, Brewers Help Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Milwaukee's Expansion Plans When local businesses and organizations partner together for a cause the effect is often exponentially more than the sum of their parts, That is the case with the fourth year of Northwestern Mutual and the Milwaukee Brewers partnering to support the needs of our local Ronald McDonald House. One in 330 children will be diagnosed with some form of cancer by the time they are 20-years-old. Because treatment plans differ for each of the many forms of the disease, families often have to travel to seek the best care for their child. The costs associated with accommodations, hospitalizations, medication and therapies add up quickly and can be overwhelming for those already battling tough circumstances. To help alleviate the economic burden, Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation , is partnering with the Brewers Community Foundation for the  Stolen Bases, Happy Faces  campaign. Throughout the 2014 major league baseball se