State added 28,653 jobs in the 12 month period ending in March

Wisconsin gained 28,653 private-sector jobs in the 12 months from March 2013 to March 2014, according to data released late Thursday by the state Department of Workforce Development. Read entire story here. [Read story]

CHW Foundation names new president

The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation has named Meg Brzyski Nelson chief development officer and president. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Koss reports loss, suspends Mexico operations

Milwaukee-based Koss Corp. has reported a fiscal fourth quarter loss of 2. 2 million, or 29 cents per share, compared to net income of 4. 6 million, or 62 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2013. Read entire [Read story]

Shorewest Shares: 20 Things To Do Before Summer’s Over in Milwaukee

As we head into the weekend, we’re also heading into the last weekend of the summer. Before you have time to be sad, here’s a list of things to do before summer’s gone. Walk around the Discovery World promenade. Walk [Read story]

This weekend in Wisconsin: Bacon & Kegs, Marina Fest, World Tug-of-War Championships

A selection of community happenings across Wisconsin can be found each week here at the First Weber Wisconsin real estate & Wisconsin living blog. We hope you find something fun to do! August 29, Lobster Bake, Green [Read story]

New First Weber Listings!

Slide Show Map & Directions More Photos (20) 5151 N Idlewild AveWhitefish Bay , WI 53217-5654 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms $192,500 PIN: 98238 Listed by First Weber Slide Show Map & Directions More [Read story]

Apartment project would close gap in Milwaukee RiverWalk

An apartment development about to begin construction along the Milwaukee River will include a new RiverWalk segment. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Quick Coffee and Sandwiches at 600 E. Café

Downtown is hardly starved for coffee shops, but it’s hard to argue with the convenience of a café that serves both Colectivo and Anodyne roasts. Convenience is a mantra at the new 600 East Café (600 E. Wisconsin Ave.) [Read story]

"Seminar" is cute but goes astray with misdirection

Almost anyone who has ever gone to school, especially at the college level, can relate to a story about the pompous "I'm too good to be doing this" professor who takes a macabre delight in whittling his students down to [Read story]

No. 1 bathrooms in Brew City bars and restaurants - with a little help from Facebook friends - sniffed out 11 of the city's loveliest lavatories. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Leinenkugel naming deal comes to a head over beer summit

It took a chat over beer and an undisclosed amount of cash to talk Rustic Road Brewing into giving the name Helles Yeah to Leinenkugel’s. A party in Kenosha followed. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Daughter: Joan Rivers’ ‘resting comfortably’

Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure at a medical clinic Thursday. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a [Read story]

Piggly Wiggly store to open in Hartford

Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly announces a new store in Hartford. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Spreenkler Meetup on Design, Technology and Startups

Spreenkler is an idea networking group. We gather to discuss and stay on top of emerging practices and techniques in design, technology and startups. All with the purpose of helping you be better at what you do. The [Read story]

Milwaukee makes new "Underrated but Intriguing" list

This time around, Milwaukee lands on Anne Roderique-Jones', a freelance travel writer at Yahoo! and other sites, list of "7 Underrated but Intriguing U.S. Cities You Need to Visit." Read entire story here. [Read story]

Old McKinley School gets a hearing

In February, I wrote about the fact that the old McKinley School on 20th and Vliet is in danger of coming down. The details of that situation can be read here. The school is an unusual one in Milwaukee and deserves to be [Read story]

#ShopLocal: I Heart Hank Plush Dog

Cute and cuddly, this pup makes a great gift and a perfect good luck charm for the rest of the season. Buy one of these 8-inch tall dogs today and a percentage of the sale will be donated to Wisconsin Humane Society in [Read story]

Milwaukee Film Festival announces Cream City Cinema lineup

This morning, the Milwaukee Film Festival added another bunch of selections to its ever-growing (and ever-anticipated) lineup. Today came news from the festival's Cream City Cinema program, a showcase of the best new [Read story]

Carson’s named among best barbecue restaurants in America

Among mentions in OpenTable's recent awards is Carson's Ribs of Milwaukee, 301 W. Juneau Ave., a relative newcomer to the city's dining scene. Read entire story here. [Read story] Weekend Preview, Labor Day Weekend 2014

Close out the month of August with another great Milwaukee summer weekend. We've got one for you in this week's Weekend Preview. Read entire story here. [Read story]