Sunday, May 19, 2013
This summer, the North Shore will be home to a new wine and tapas restaurant, while a popular Milwaukee pizza restaurant is opening a location in Shorewood. That tops this week's edition of "foodie" news from Patch.
If you love food and exploring new places to eat, or want to find out what eateries are coming and going, we have latest restaurant and other "foodie" news from throughout the Milwaukee area. Here's a look at what's new on the local food, restaurant and bar scene. Vinamo, a new wine and tapas restaurant, is expected to open sometime in August in Whitefish Bay. Owner Rose Niles plans to offer soups, sandwiches and small plate options for lunch. For dinner, it would offer Italian food and Spanish small plate dishes. Niles also hopes to serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday at a spot on Silver Spring Drive. Read more on Whitefish Bay Patch. Also on the North Shore, a new gourmet pizza place — the Al Calderone Club — has just opened its doors …
There is plenty happening in Greenfield this week, and Greenfield Patch will keep you in the loop every step of the way.
School news, housing developments and the city’s biggest annual party are all expected to be among this week’s top news stories. The Greenfield School Board is expected to decide on the hiring of new building principals at Maple Grove and Glenwood and a new business director at the board’s meeting Monday. Meanwhile, across town, the Whitnall School Board will be saying good-bye to one of its high school administrators, Rick Elertson, who is resigning as associate principal and athletic director at the high school. The Whitnall School Board, at its meeting Monday night, is also expected to decide on the future of a proposed disc golf course. On Tuesday, the Greenfield Common Council will look at allowing 46 condominiums on Forest Home …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
This week's "Wow House" is a condominium in Racine that has a 65-foot-long deck with a great view of the lake.
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally friendly abodes, southeastern Wisconsin is chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes for sale. Each week, Patch highlights one "Wow House" that caught our attention. This week, it's a condominium on Gaslight Drive in Racine. This condo unit has amazing panoramic views of Lake Michigan and marina from your that can be seen from a 65-foot-long deck. As soon as you step in the front door, you are facing two sets of double-wide sliding glass doors overlooking the lake. This 1,425-square-foot unit has an open-concept floor plan and has two bedrooms and two bath. There's a chef's kitchen with maple cabinets and granite countertops matched with stainless appliances. The kitchen includes an 11-…
Friday, May 17, 2013
The newly launched website provides practical advice and innovative ideas for those small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site — smallbusiness.patch.com — to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs, and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A meeting to see how you can get involved will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20, at City Hall.
The Greenfield Farmers Market is now nearly one month from its opening date, and as the planning committee continues to develop and promote the new venture, there are opportunities for volunteer involvement. Volunteer positions may include farmers market ambassadors during market hours, photographers and promoters. A volunteer interest and feedback meeting has been schedule for Monday, May 20, from 6-7 p.m. at City Hall, Rm. 204 for any community member with a desire to volunteer at or learn more about the Farmers Market. This meeting will provide an update on market logistics and promotion plan, provide volunteer opportunities and allow time for feedback and discussion on the event itself. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP …
The new store is being built on a Walmart outlot on 76th Street in Greendale and should be completed this summer.
Construction of the new U.S. Cellular store on 76th Street in Greendale began this week on an outlot of Walmart. The new store, which replaces a smaller store in Greenfield at the corner of 76th Street and Edgerton Avenue, is expected to be completed this summer. Chick-fil-A will occupy the other outlot to the south, but the chain restaurant is not expected to be built until sometime next year. U.S. Cellular's opening is the latest addition to the the 76th Street commercial corridor.
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Roman Candle Pizzeria, a Madison favorite, will open its first Milwaukee-area location in Whitefish Bay. That tops this week's "foodie" news from Patch.
If you love food and exploring new places to eat, or want to find out what eateries are coming and going, we have latest restaurant and other "foodie" news from throughout the Milwaukee area. Here's a look at what's new on the local food, restaurant and bar scene. The Roman Candle Pizzeria, which has three locations in the Madison area, is planning to open its first Milwaukee-area store in Whitefish Bay. First launched in Madison in 2005, The Roman Candle expanded to Middleton in 2007 and Fitchburg in 2010. By September, the company hopes to be serving East-Coast style pizza at 133 E. Silver Spring Drive. Roman Candle's pizza is made from scratch using 50 local ingredients, including grass-fed beef, multiple types of pepperoni and some …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Ozaukee County home has nearly 200 feet of bluff footage along the shores of Lake Michigan.
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally friendly abodes, southeastern Wisconsin is chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes for sale. Each week, Patch highlights one "Wow House" that caught our attention. This week, it's a home on on the shores of Lake Michigan in Port Washington. This custom-designed home on High Point Beach lane is located on a private wooded lot, and has nearly 200 feet for bluff footage that provide great views of Lake Michigan. The 7,620-square-foot home has five bedrooms and 5-1/2 baths, and features stunning walls of windows, soaring ceilings, top-of-the-line finishes and unique design elements. The open concept kitchen opens to the comfortable family room with fireplace, and easy access to the cozy …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Attention online shoppers: You might have to pony up more cash for those online shopping sprees, if federal sales tax legislation becomes law.
Online shoppers, who enjoyed avoiding paying sales tax for their out-of-state purchases, probably won't be happy if a bill pending in Congress becomes law. The Marketplace Fairness Act, which passed 69-27 in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, allows states the authority, and option, of collecting taxes on Internet and catalog sales. The act does not create a new tax. But it does allow states the option of collecting the taxes, which they are already owed. However, the legislation does exempt small businesses that make less than $1 million from collecting the tax. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) voted for the bill, but Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) did not. “Today, I joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate in support of the Marketplace Fairness …