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First Buds! – Red Arrow Park

Spring has arrived in downtown Milwaukee. On my coffee run at noon, I spotted one tree in bud around the perimeter of the Slice of Ice skating rink in Red Arrow Park. And a panoramic view of the entire rink … Continue reading

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A Thousand Cuts

I worked from Starbucks at Red Arrow Park for part of the morning and made a quick visit to their restroom before walking back to campus. Maybe because it was a quiet time of day, I noticed something about the floor … Continue reading

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Melting ice at Red Arrow skating rink

Last week Friday the temperature was 0º on our back porch thermometer when I let the dogs out first thing in the morning.  Today the high is supposed to hit 63º.  Quite a change, (to which my sinuses can attest … Continue reading

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Flocked

The near-blizzard snowstorm over the weekend left city streets a mess, with gigantic piles of snow at intersections so tall that it’s hard for someone in a compact car to see oncoming traffic. But I just stopped off at Starbucks … Continue reading

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Red Arrow “Slice of Ice” (plus “Hank” the Dog)

The “Slice of Ice” skating rink at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee is nearly ready for skaters.  It opens for the season tomorrow (Thursday, December 4) at 4:00. Yesterday I noticed that the rink’s cement had been covered by … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Christmas Tree arrives at Red Arrow

Yesterday marked the 100th year that the City of Milwaukee has placed a pine tree downtown during the holiday season.  Our longstanding tradition is supposedly second to New York City, but the first tree was not erected at Rockefeller Center … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like . . . St. Patrick’s Day?

My favorite Starbucks establishment is just a few blocks away from my office, at Red Arrow Park at the corner of Water and State in downtown Milwaukee.  It is the only Starbucks I know of that’s located in a park … Continue reading

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