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Monday, September 24, 2012

Fetch Fido for a Fun Time in Brew City During Dog Week

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Fetch Fido for a Fun Time in Brew City During Dog Week

Milwaukee’s Best Pet-Friendly Attractions and Accommodations

MILWAUKEE (Sept. 24, 2012) – Milwaukee makes a great destination for families and their furry friends to celebrate National Dog Week from Sept. 24 – 30. Fido-friendly hotels, parks, restaurants and events can be found all around the city for endless ways to treat your four-legged friend.  

What to do
Take your pet for the walk of their dreams to celebrate National Dog Week on the Milwaukee Food Tour’s “Bone Appetit” bus tour on Saturday, Sept. 29. Treat your pooch to a sampling of treats at dog bakeries and have a great time at the stops along the way, including social clubs, parks and more. Save the doggy delicacies for your pet and enjoy a delicious meal for yourself at a dog-friendly restaurant.

On Sunday, Oct. 7, dozens of pets will be dressed to impress for the 11th Annual Brady Street Pet Parade and Pet Blessing. In addition to a costume contest, there will also be a pet/owner look-alike contest and a tail-wagging competition where your pet’s tail will be put to the test. Enjoy the other family and pet friendly activities such as sidewalk sales, raffles, canine obedience demonstrations and more.

Barktoberfest will be held in Estabrook Park, adjacent to Milwaukee’s popular, new Estabrook Park Beer Garden, on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Barktoberfest will host a costume contest, demonstrations by the Milwaukee County Sheriff K9 Unit, agility courses and dog-friendly games. Roaming musicians, food and drinks are sure to put you in the Oktoberfest spirit!

Where to stay
The Iron Horse Hotel doesn’t just pamper you but your four-legged friend as well! Guests with dogs from tiny, toy terriers to the greatest of the Great Danes are welcome to take advantage of the “Big Dog Package” which includes several options to pamper your V.I.Pooch:

  • Doggie Bag stuffed with snacks and a to-go water bottle
  • Custom deluxe guest room with oversized pet pillow, food and water dishes
  • A “Big Dog” room service menu
  • Spa Services from shampooing and grooming to canine massages

The fresh, fun and forward-thinking Aloft Hotel offers accommodations for pets as well. Pets are welcomed with a package that includes a dog bed, bowl, “woofalicious” treats and toys.

Recognizing that four legged friends ARE a part of the family, The Hilton Milwaukee offers stress-free accommodations for the whole group. Dogs and cats are welcome with a nominal fee.

The Pfister Hotel offers four-star lodging for pets that deserve nothing but the best. The “Rover-Night Package” includes a doggy gift basket comprised of a plush pillow, tasty treats, toys and a map of dog-friendly parks.

Where to eat
Share a cup of coffee with other canine lovers or wash up after a run in the park at Community Bark Dog Wash & Coffee Bar in Bay View as well as Bayside. Choose between a SelfBark and a FullBark wash. Sit and relax in the lounge with a cup of Alterra coffee and a pastry or two with your fresh and clean pup.

Hang with your pooch at the outdoor bar The Yard, located on the west side of The Iron Horse Hotel. This trendy and large outdoor lounge serves seasonal fare, late-night drinks and hand-tossed pizza cooked to perfection in its wood-burning brick oven.

Your dog is sure to sniff out the delicious cuisine at Café Benelux. Located in the Historic Third Ward, this restaurant features favorites from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg including, mussels, pannenkoeken and frites. Grab a table outside and enjoy a meal and a brew from its forty page bier book with your pooch.

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Tourism generated $2.36 billion in spending in Greater Milwaukee in 2011and supported more than 47,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Frontier Airlines, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs. For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Learn More About College Options at the Free National College Fair

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Learn More About College Options at the Free National College Fair

Milwaukee, WI – September 19, 2012 – The Milwaukee National College Fair will be held at the Frontier Airlines Center on Sunday, September 30 from 12:00pm-3:30pm. Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and hosted by the Wisconsin Association for College Admission Counseling (WIACAC), this event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online: Milwaukee National College Fair

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process.

The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process. At the fair’s counseling center, students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts.

“The resources and opportunities that the National College Fairs provide for students and their families are invaluable,” said Greg Ferguson, NACAC Director of National College Fairs Programs and Services, “and admission professionals have been delighted by the caliber of students attending our programs.”

Now in its 40th year, the National College Fair program annually helps more than 650,000 students and families nationwide explore their options for higher education, making it one of the most visible college recruitment tools in the country. In addition to the National College Fairs program, NACAC also holds Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs. These fairs are held during the fall and are designed to serve students with particular interest in the fine arts. NACAC currently sponsors National College Fairs and Performing and Visual Arts College fairs in 74 locations across the country. For a complete schedule, visit www.nationalcollegefairs.org.

Students are encouraged to register prior to attending the event. Register online at www.gotomyncf.com.

More Information

More information about the Milwaukee National College Fair, a list of colleges exhibiting at the fair, and tips for preparing for the fair, is available on the NACAC Web site at Milwaukee National College Fair, by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 800-822-6285.

About NACAC

NACAC is an Arlington, VA-based education association of more than 12,000 primary and secondary school counselors, independent counselors, college admission and financial aid officers, enrollment managers, and organizations that work with students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education. Founded in 1937, the association is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice. This program is also an approved program by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. For more information, visit www.nacacnet.org.

About VISIT Milwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Tourism generated $2.36 billion in spending in Greater Milwaukee in 2011 and supported more than 47,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Frontier Airlines, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs. For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

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Monday, August 06, 2012

Navy Seals Jump From 12,500 Feet, Supersonic Jets Scream Across the Sky

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Navy Seals Jump From 12,500 Feet, Supersonic Jets Scream Across the Sky

Feel Your Adrenaline Rush at Milwaukee’s Air & Water Show Aug. 11-12

MILWAUKEE – Aug. 6, 2012 – The Milwaukee Air & Water Show, the largest free event for the public in Wisconsin, takes to the skies along Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront Aug. 11-12.

Each morning the show kicks off with the water show at 9:00 a.m., and at 11:30 a.m., spectators turn their eyes from the water to the sky, when the air show takes flight. Admission to the event is free; viewers can bring lawn chairs and beach blankets to enjoy the spectacle.

This spectacular show is an integral part of the U.S. Navy’s celebration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Here is a list of just a few of the many headliners at this year’s 2012 Milwaukee Air and Water show. Also, don’t miss the legendary and entertaining Herb Hunter who is back again to announce the 2012 show.

Air Show Acts:
U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon: A four-ship formation of the twin engine supersonic jet trainers, which are the first and most produced supersonic jets. This aircraft remains in service today where the Air Force and even NASA most frequently operate them.
Black Diamonds Jet Team: America’s Premier civilian Jet Squadron, this is a seven ship Jet aerobatic demonstration team. This exciting event highlights five L-39 Albatross aircrafts and two MiG-17s Jets all clad in artic camouflage paint.
U.S. Navy Leapfrog Parachute Demonstration Team “Navy Seals”: Watch as this 15-man team of U.S. Navy Seals and SWCC Commandos jump from a plane at 12,500 feet in the air. Feel your adrenaline rush as these professionals reach speeds of 120-180 mph while they free fall in the sky. When their parachutes are opened, watch as the Navy Seals make complex formations including side planes, drag planes, diamonds, T-Formations and more.
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Aerial Demonstration Team: The F-22 is the only operational fifth generation fighter aircraft in the world and is the most equipped fighter aircraft used against possible air threat.
The Lima Lima Flight Team: A Milwaukee Favorite is back again, you can’t miss this brightly colored yellow six piece aircraft aerobatic formation team. Enjoy these T-34c Mentor Airplanes creating amazing formations including the six-ship wedge, double arrow and more!

Water Show Acts:
Jet Ski Stunt Shows
U.S. Coast Guard:
Watch as the U.S. Coast Guard puts on an Air Sea rescue demonstration
Milwaukee Department Fireboat: Enjoy a visit from Milwaukee’s own Fireboat as it makes its way into the morning’s events with its “Water Antics” show.

“This year’s air show will feature traditional military aircraft like we’ve never seen before as part of the U.S. Navy’s commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Star Spangled Banner,” said Paul Rogers, president of the Milwaukee Air & Water Show. “We want to again thank our sponsors for making this exciting show possible and the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing, which provides support for the show the entire week.”

For more information, please visit www.visitmilwaukee/armedforcestribute or http://www.milwaukeeairshow.com.

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Tourism generated $2.36 billion in spending in Greater Milwaukee in 2011and supported more than 47,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Frontier Airlines, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs. For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Malibu Open Water Ski Event Returns to Milwaukee’s Veteran’s Park Lagoon & Adds Junior Event

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Malibu Open Water Ski Event Returns to Milwaukee’s Veteran’s Park Lagoon & Adds Junior Event

World’s best professional & junior water skiers to compete for over $70,000 August 3rd & 4th

Milwaukee – August 1, 2012 – The Malibu Open is returning to Milwaukee’s lakefront Veteran’s Park Lagoon for the third consecutive year on August 3rd and 4th with the addition of the first ever Junior Malibu Open. The world’s top professional water ski athletes will compete in traditional slalom and long-distance jumping for more than $70,000 in prize money. Free-style jumping, barefoot skiing, show ski and trick flip demonstrations round out the exciting two day event, which is open and free to the public.

The Milwaukee County Parks Department is estimating 20,000 to 25,000 spectators will come to observe the extreme water sports competition and interact with the athletes during the Friday and Saturday event.

“The Malibu Open is another example of our park system continuing to bring quality events to the lakefront for the benefit of Milwaukee County residents," County Executive Chris Abele said. "For the third year in a row, the Malibu Open is attracting athletes and spectators from across the globe, helping shine the light on our beautiful lakefront and award-winning parks."

“Athletes from 33 countries around the world will be in Milwaukee competing and we are happy to have the junior skiers and future of our sport join us this year” event organizer, Dana Reed said. “Returning Malibu Open Slalom Champion Will Asher of England, World Jump Record holder Freddy ‘The Nightmare’ Krueger of the United States and World Slalom Record co-holder Regina Jaquess, will be just a few of the top athletes making a splash in Veteran’s Park Lagoon.”

In slalom skiing, athletes navigate through a six-buoy course while the boat travels at a constant speed of 36 mph with an initial 43-foot line. After completion of each pass, the rope is shortened by a pre-determined length to increase difficulty. In the breathtaking long-distance jumping event, skiers race toward a 6-foot high ramp reaching speeds of 70 mph and fly distances over 200 feet. The athletes get three approaches at the ramp.

“Professional waterskiing events are usually held on private lakes, so we are very excited to be returning yet again to the perfect venue that Milwaukee offers the Malibu Open,” Reed said. “The finals will be held Saturday night starting at 5 p.m. and ending with the men’s jump finals at 8 p.m.”

The Malibu Open is a free event for family, friends and all to enjoy. The event is produced by Pro Slalom Events and sponsored by Malibu Boats. Concessions and parking will be organized by the Milwaukee County Parks Department.

For a complete schedule of events, see: http://www.theproskitour.com/malibu-open-2012

About Pro Slalom Events, LLC.,:
Pro Slalom Events, LLC’s goal is to bring water skiing back to the national spotlight giving our spectacular  athletes a stage to perform on. Founded by Dana Reed, Pro Slalom Events, recreated the Pro Water Ski Tour for the 2008 season which became an immediate success. Through its passion and enthusiasm for water skiing Pro Slalom Events continues to bring the amazing talent of these athletes to fans across the country and around the world today and for many years to come.  www.theproskitour.com

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Tourism generated $2.36 billion in spending in Greater Milwaukee in 2011and supported more than 47,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Frontier Airlines, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs. For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.



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