Harkens Named to National Sailing Hall of Fame
The brothers started their own company with little money in 1967 that first focused on boat building, under the company name Vanguard. Their hardware business was kept separate so they could sell to competing boat builders. Before 1967, sailing hardware was heavy, hard to use and a pain in the butt, the brothers recalled. Once Peter decided to use plastic instead of steel ball bearings, well, things changed for the better. In 1984 and 1992, the company became the official equipment supplier for the Olympics. Their career path seems to have paid off, as the two brothers were recently named to the 2014 National Sailing Hall of Fame.
Beer Me! Nine Cool Beer Gardens Around the U.S.A.
Born of the German appreciation for fine beer and communal festivities, biergartens have become über popular in the U.S. Whether they stick to traditional Warsteiner and wursts or break the mold with American craft beers and Korean kimchee, the following beer gardens offer patrons top-notch brews and food in both indoor and outdoor milieus. First on the list is Waukesha’s own Weissgerber’s Gasthaus.
Les Paul New Jazz Archive Interview
The New Jazz Archive talks with Paul’s godson and rock icon Steve Miller about his memories of his legendary godfather, and find out how Les Paul shaped Miller’s own life as a man and musician. After that an interview with Sue Baker of the Les Paul Foundation about Les’ life and legacy, and how the many inventions of the Wizard of Waukesha transformed 20th-century music.
A Revitalized Greater Milwaukee is Primed for Groups
Much like snowy Midwestern winters make way for spring’s bloom, the Milwaukee area has recently resurfaced, fresh with group-friendly amenities that will captivate both new and returning attendees. Updated hotels, intriguing attractions and team-bonding activities are all on deck for those lucky groups planning on convening here in 2014 and beyond.
First Cast Hits Multiple Jackpots
If you believe the elusive muskellunge truly are the fish of 10,000 casts, then Pewaukee Lake angler Pat Guarnaccio cheated the fishing gods by 9,999. While fishing the May 4 opener of the inland game fish season this past Saturday, he accomplished the unthinkable; he caught a large muskie on his very first cast.
Minnesota & Wisconsin: Natural Abundance in the Upper Midwest
From big cities to tiny villages and far-flung hideaway retreat spots, meeting destinations in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin prove that the Upper Midwest is a simply marvelous place to hold association gatherings.
Wisconsin Fish Fries: Friday Favorites
Fish Fries are a staple in Wisconsin’s food culture (right along with curds and beer brats). No matter what time of year, foodies flock to taverns, supper clubs and VFW halls to get their fix.
Milwaukee Area: Wisconsin’s Star Metro is Rising to New Heights
The city’s founders and early pioneers would be dazzled-but perhaps not surprised-by the energy of Milwaukee’s transformation today. “Brew City” is becoming “New City” in a number of exciting and dynamic ways, and for conventioneers and other groups, this means cultural, culinary, heritage and other engagements like never before. Enhanced by the growing appeal of suburban neighbors Brookfield and the jointly marketed communities of Waukesha and Pewaukee, it looks like Milwaukee’s best is only getting better.
The Bundle Up Campaign, Community Collecting Mittens for Needy Families
Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch met with Waukesha County leaders Tuesday morning to promote the statewide The Bundle Up campaign.
Waukesha named one of Top 10 Winter Vacation Destinations
A winter visit to Waukesha, WI brings opportunities to ice fish, cross-country ski, try the sport of curling and race down a wooden run on an old-fashioned toboggan.
Pewaukee Lake Supper Clubs Offer Ambiance, Food Specialties
The Lake Country Supper Club is a unique breed. Focusing on a commitment to service and tradition, with ownership that takes a “hands-on” approach, some of the area supper clubs have been delighting diners for years while others are new to the area and just hitting their stride.
Waukesha Pewaukee’s Amazing Race Event
The Waukesha & Pewaukee, Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau held an Amazing Race in August 2012 with 30 meeting planners located within a 65 mile radius of their community.
Expanded Plans in 2013 for Waukesha GuitarTown
GuitarTown is returning to Waukesha. “Phase II of the project will amplify Waukesha’s identity as the birth and resting place of Les Paul and continue to move our community…” Mayor Scrima said.
Waukesha Named 98th in 100 Best Places to Live – Money Magazine
Natural springs first drew visitors to this town 17 miles west of Milwaukee, but these days there’s plenty more good stuff spilling out of the streets of Waukesha.
Waukesha Selected for 100 Best Communities for Young People – America’s Promise Alliance
Waukesha, a five-time 100 Best winner, provides young people with services that create opportunities for growth and success.
Waukesha County Museum Plans for Les Paul Exhibit
Among the guitars and memorabilia owned by the late Les Paul that recently sold at auction are 16 items that will come home to the place where the Wizard of Waukesha was born and is buried.
Waukesha Named Gibson Guitar Company’s Next GuitarTown
Joining the likes of Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip and Nashville, Waukesha is partnering with the Gibson Foundation in a public art project that will feature 10-foot-tall fiberglass sculptures modeled after the Gibson Les Paul guitar and placed in prominent locations.