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.