Friday, November 23, 2012
Many stores at Brookfield Square opened their doors at midnight on Black Friday and customers flocked to the mall to take advantage of the early-morning deals.
Toys R Us and Sears beat the rest of Brookfield Square merchants to the punch by opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, but many other stores were right behind with an opening time of midnight. While there were long lines and big crowds waiting for the stores to open, once the gates went up foot traffic was managed quite well and everyone appeared to be in a festive spirit. The parking lots saw a lot of traffic, but did not appear overcrowded on Thursday night or Friday.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In his weekly radio address, governor thanks Wisconsin's volunteers, especially those who helped out victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Here is a transcript of Gov. Scott Walker's weekly radio address, which aired on Wednesday. Hi, this is Scott Walker. This year, Tonette and I are glad to have our oldest son, Matt, home to join with our other son, Alex, and our parents as we enjoy the blessings of our family on Thanksgiving Day. We are so very thankful for our family and friends. It is also a time to again say thank you to the many people in our state who volunteer to help others in our schools, at senior and community centers, in places of worship and so many other locations across Wisconsin. And a special thanks to those who went east to help recover from Hurricane Sandy. Finally, we say thank you to all of our men and women who proudly serve in the military. To them, …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Regular DMV hours will resume again Monday.
All Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicle service centers will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance with Thanksgiving. The DMV’s automated phone system will remain active so motorists can schedule road appointments and have access to recorded information. The department’s website will also be active during the extended holiday weekend. Titling a registration services are offered by some police stations, grocery stores and financial institutions, with a complete list found on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s website. All DMV offices will open again Monday and resume regular business hours.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Traffic could be busiest on Sunday, as gun deer season comes to a close.
A few significant road construction projects present the promise of slower traffic over the busy Thanksgiving weekend. Be prepared in order to make the best of it. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, here are some of the more significant projects that could impact the trip to grandma’s house: Those who are staying in Milwaukee in order to bring Black Friday to its knees should note these two sticky spots: Weather should not slow you much, as highs are expected mostly in the 50s in southeastern Wisconsin, with chances of just light rain. More challenging could be the expected heavy traffic on Sunday, when the gun deer season also wraps up and hunters are on their way home. Highways should be slightly more congested this…
Monday, November 14, 2011
Turkey gets all of the attention at the Thanksgiving feast, but we all know it's the sides that make the annual November feast. What's your favorite? Vote in our poll and add your favorite twists to the classics in the comments.
Think Thanksgiving and the taste of turkey - be it grilled, roasted or fried - isn't far behind. And deservedly so. Who doesn't love a well-prepared bird? But the not-so secret secrets to Thanksgiving are in the sides. Traditional feasts require some traditional dishes, but we all have our favorite twists and accents to classics like stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, beats, carrots, rolls and on and on. So what's your favorite? Vote in the poll and then whet our appetites with your favorite twists to Thanksgiving mainstays or side dishes we left out of the poll. What's the strangest thing you've ever had for Thanksgiving? Anything new you're trying this year? We want to hear about it all!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Sendoff ceremony is Friday for about 150 troops from a Milwaukee-based brigade.
- Lisa Sink
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Gov. Scott Walker, joined my military officials, will take part in a sendoff ceremony for about 150 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers on Friday morning at Gen. Mitchell International Airport. The soldiers are a part of Milwaukee’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB), a group that totals more than 2,100 combatants. The 150 militants who meet on Friday will first be sent to mobilization training for two months in Camp Atterbury in Indiana. Then they will be sent to Kosovo around Thanksgiving to support the NATO-led peace operation known as KOFR, a mission where 5,500 troops from 30 countries are deployed today. While in Kosovo, the troops will command foreign military units like Poland, Greece and Ukraine. The group will also oversee …