Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:52 am
Summerfest releases more headliner names
Summerfest officials recently announced the headlining acts for the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage with Leinenkugel’s and FM 102.1. Headlining acts will include Jack’s Mannequin, Neon Trees, Panic! At the Disco, Anberlin, The Airborne Toxic Event, Young The Giant, Switchfoot, Tonic, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Middle Class Rut, Crash Kings, The Meat Puppets, Alkaline Trio, Awolnation, and The Bravery.
The stage will also feature the annual Emerging Artists Series from 3 to 8 p.m. each day. Summerfest 2011 will take place June 29 through July 3 and July 5 through July 10, from Noon until Midnight daily.
The next Headliner Release Party for the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse will be held tonight 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rumble Room at the Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee. For more details visit Summerfest.com.
Technology delivered the old-fashioned way
Workers at Milwaukee-based C.H. Coakley & Co., Inc. recently found themselves in a snow-covered Chippewa Falls. The snow hindered and even stopped traffic on some of the country roads, so C.H. Coakly and Company turned to Belgian draft horses and a sleigh to move a 1,200 pound base transmitter station and power frame.
“Our client needed this transmitter station to be in place on time, but with all of the snow, sites became inaccessible,” said Al Brown, operations manager of logistics at C.H. Coakley & Co., Inc.
According to Brown, the client thought about using a helicopter to transport the equipment, but the high cost and the number of trees and structural lines in the area made that option less ideal.
“It worked like a charm, saving my client a lot of money and getting the job done safely and on time,” said Brown. “If something needs to be moved, no matter how large, where it’s located, or what’s in it, we’re sure to figure out the best way to make it happen on time and on budget.”
Kohl’s launches newest line of breast cancer awareness products
The Food Network has created the newest line of breast cancer awareness products for Kohl’s department store.
The latest collection features Food Network branded merchandise including table top and food prep items as well as cooking utensils, aprons, potholders, ice cream scoops, teapots and other kitchen products.
“We are excited to add Food Network to our Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program. It’s our first cause merchandise collection that is focused on the kitchen with cooking tools and accessories,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Families spend so much quality time together in the kitchen and this new Food Network collection is a fun and easy way for our customers to involve the entire family in supporting women’s health.”
The merchandise is available for $5 or $10 in all 40 Wisconsin Kohl’s stores and online at www.Kohls.com, 100 percent of the net profit will be donated to support the fight against breast cancer.
North Star American Bistro owners form partnership with Ale House
Starting May 2, North Star American Bistro will take ownership of the Milwaukee Ale House in Grafton and will run the kitchen operations of the flagship Milwaukee Ale House in the Historic Third Ward.
The new venture will allow Milwaukee Ale House founder and owner Jim McCabe to focus solely on the growing craft brewing operations of the Milwaukee Brewing Company (MBC), and expand the brewery’s production facility in Walker’s Point.
MBC will continue to provide the craft beers for the Ale House locations.
“Combined, the partnership between our operations is much greater than the sum of its parts,” McCabe said. “The Ale House is well-known for serving a delicious variety of craft beers, and the expertise North Star Bistro brings to the table will bring a whole new level of freshness, quality, and local pride to its food offerings.”
North Star’s Duffy O’Neil and Mike Stoner operate the North Star Bistro locations in Shorewood and Brookfield.
“Milwaukee Ale House has an established reputation for great beer and a fun atmosphere, and North Star is recognized for its quality food and service,” Stoner said. “Bringing those elements together will elevate the experience of our guests at the Ale House.”
“We plan to bring our food philosophy to the Ale House, emphasizing fresh flavors and quality ingredients,” said O’Neil, who is North Star’s executive chef. “The Ale House is a more laid back and value oriented atmosphere and the menu will continue to reflect that. In a nutshell, the beer, live music, and fun atmosphere will remain, but the food quality will change.”
The two groups were originally brought together by local commercial real estate broker Alec Karter.
Verizon improves coverage in Wauwatosa
Verizon Wireless recently activated a new cell site in Wauwatosa which will improves voice and data coverage in the area surrounding Mayfair Mall, Blue Mound Country Club and Mount Mary College.
“Our customers rely on their wireless devices for virtually all of their communication needs,” said T.J. Fox, president, Wisconsin/Illinois Region, Verizon Wireless. “Ten years ago, ensuring they could make clear calls and stay connected was our top priority. That still is and always will be important. Additionally though, we closely monitor all other network usage, such as Internet browsing and downloading apps or music, and make improvements accordingly, so that our customers’ experience on our network is seamless regardless of how they want to use their phone.”
The new cell site is equipped with a permanent back up generator for emergencies.