Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Are you celebrating Wisconsin's special 12-12-12? Share what you like best about the Green Bay Packers quarterback here – or tell us why you can't stand him!
I personally think 12-12-12 should be a national holiday, but with our president being a Bears fan and all … it’s not going to happen. It’s Aaron Rodgers day. A day for Green Bay Packers fans to celebrate the success of the team under the leadership of No. 12. Let’s just face it, it’s a day for us to wear our green and gold jerseys, to paint our fingernails green (am I right, ladies?) and to just get darn excited that we are Packers fans from Wisconsin. Aaron Rodgers day started as a Facebook joke that became viral. The state legislature officially declared Dec. 12, 2012, to be his day. Milwaukee County workers are being allowed to wear Packers jerseys or shirts to work on Wednesday. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is encouraging …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The restaurant will sell $100 tickets for the event which covers food and wine. A silent auction will feature items donated by the MVPs and many businesses.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Update Friday: Tickets are sold out. 8-twelve MVP will hold a Nov. 12 fundraiser for Azana Salon & Spa, with $100 tickets benefitting the children of the three spa employees killed in the Oct. 21 mass shooting. The restaurant owned by the Brewers' Ryan Braun and Packers Aaron Rodgers plans to sell a maximum of 200 tickets to the dinner and silent auction and donate all proceeds to the salon families, Megan Boucher, media coordinator for SURG Restaurants, told Patch. "We expect them to go fairly fast," Boucher told Patch. The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at 8-twelve MVP Bar & Grill, 17800 W. Bluemound Rd. in Brookfield. Reservations can be made at www.surgrestraurantgroup.com and 8twelvebenefit.eventbrite.com. Braun and Rodgers …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Supporting local is an increasingly important topic as more and more people begin to understand the value of a locally-owned business. Here's a few suggestions to add to your local list.
In need for some retail therapy? You don't have to go far to find some good shopping — in fact, the Port Washington-Saukville area is full of some great places to spend your dimes. For instance, Mrs. Spyder's Biker Patch offers biker clothing gear and accessories. The shop recently moved, and you learn all sorts of updates about the business by following it on Facebook. If you followed The Portico Gift Shop on Facebook, you would know to watch for something special at the upcoming Packer game: "Watch for Aaron Rodgers wearing Portico Pirate gear this Sunday as his Halloween costume at the game," the business recently posted on the social media site. There there's Pear & Simple, who on Wednesday told it's Facebook followers' that all …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was last year's NFL MVP as the Packers went 15-1, then flamed out in the playoffs. Can they replicate last year's regular-season success?
You can tell Green Bay Packers fans are anxious for the 2012 season by the way they engaged in collective sphincter clenching over the preseason play of backup quarterback Graham Harrell. But then Harrell closed the preseason on Thursday looking more like Aaron Rodgers than Erin Moran for once in a 24-3 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. For a fan base eager to erase the memory of the Fail Mary in last year’s playoffs, it was the sort of performance — in a meaningless game, to be sure — that should turn the optimism up to 11. The Packers were 15-1 in the regular season, winning 14 games to open the season and establishing themselves as easily the best team in football. Rodgers played brilliantly at quarterback all season to earn NFL Most …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
If write-in voters had their way in Ozaukee County, former Sen. Russ Feingold would have been elected to both seats up for election in the historic recall just three weeks ago; also on the list were Ryan Braun, Aaron Rodgers and Scooby Doo.
If write-in voters had their way in Ozaukee County, Russ Feingold would be sitting in the seat where Gov. Scott Walker remains after a historic recall election just three weeks ago. Though he didn't fare a whole lot better than Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ryan Braun. Feingold, a former Wisconsin Senator , received two of the 12 write-in votes in Ozaukee County for the governor's spot in the recall election that pitted Walker against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Voters were more creative in the lieutenant governor's race: while only 12 names were suggested for the governor's spot, an additional 76 write-ins were listed in the county for lieutenant governor. The person garnering the most votes for lieutenant governor throughout Ozaukee County was …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
While Wisconsin sports teams are showing us a good time right now, it's important for us to remember it's all about the game.
I’m watching the Brewers play St. Louis, second game of the league championship series. The Brewers are taking it on the chin. It’s currently seven to two. But "hope springs eternal" as the poem (Casey At the Bat) says. The Brewers have an explosive offense, so "it ain’t over ‘til it over." I believe that one was Yogi Berra. The series started badly for me. My clock radio awakened me from a deep sleep yesterday morning with the DJ quoting a Brewer saying something not nice about one of the St. Louis players. My tendency is to take that sort of hearsay with a grain of salt. First of all, "boys will be boys." Wikipedia lists thirteen citations for that quote. It must have originated with Eve. On second thought, she would have said, "Boy …