Wednesday, July 4, 2012
From the "The Star-Spangled Banner" to "Yankee Doodle" and "Born in the USA," we want to know what makes you think "America."
It seems like nearly every big fireworks show is synced up to music these days, and for good reason. A good song can elicit strong feelings and memories, and that includes patriotic tunes most often played around the Fourth of July and other national holidays. But which song is the most patriotic? Is it our national anthem? God Bless America? Is it Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A.? Vote in our poll and share a favorite Fourth of July memory!
Gov. Scott Walker reflects on Independence Day this July 4.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Editor's Note: The following column was written by Gov. Scott Walker. The United States of America is arguably the greatest country in the history of the world because in times of crisis, whether it be economic, fiscal, or military, ordinary citizens have risked their futures with the hope that they could make our country better off for the next generation. I was reminded of this when, not too long ago, I visited Independence Hall in Philadelphia for the first time in my life. When I walked into the room and saw the chairs and desks that Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and others used to create our founding documents, it had a powerful impact on me. When I was a student learning about our nation’s birth, I often thought of our …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Parade set up is at 8:30 a.m. at the Fox Point Police Department. After the parade, join your neighbors in the resident vs. police department softball game.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
From fireworks to parades to community festivals, here's a look at what's happening around the Milwaukee area on Independence Day.
Here's your guide to Fourth of July celebrations happening throughout the metro Milwaukee area. Unless otherwise noted, all events are taking place on Wednesday, July 4. Bayside: Bayside's parade begins at Bayside Midde School at 9 a.m., ending at Ellsworth Park with an ice cream social and Bayside's Best Dog Competition. More on the Bayside celebration. There will be no fireworks display in Bayside. Brookfield (city): The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. on Gebhardt Road near Brookfield Central High School, turns north on Calhoun Road, west on North Avenue, south on Norhardt Drive, ending at Civic Drive. From 6 to 9 p.m. Family Fest will be held at Mitchell Park, with the band Our House, Heads Up Juggling and magician Glen Gerard. Also on tap…
Fox Point and Bayside will both hold festivities next week in honor of Independence Day. But while neither have their own fireworks displays, we've pulled together a list of many others nearby so you won't miss the explosions in the sky.
The Fourth of July means barbecues, beaches and fireworks and this sparkling, food-filled holiday is right around the corner. In an effort to keep you from wandering around looking for Independence Day fun next week, Patch has pulled together this guide of events taking place in Fox Point and Bayside, along with other fireworks and events throughout the Milwaukee area. The annual parade will kick off at the Fox Point Police Station, traveling north on Santa Monica Boulevard to Lombardy Road, west on Lombardy Road to Bell Road and back east on Bell Road to the Longacre Pavilion. In addition to the traditional festivities, Sapphire the Dragon and members of the Dragon Dash committee will be marching in the parade as well. A jazz quartet, …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Follow these steps to avoid being one of the thousands of people injured by fireworks each year.
There's one surefire way to avoid becoming one of the thousands of people who are injured by fireworks every Fourth of July: Park yourself on a lawn chair or blanket, and leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals who put on the show in your community. But - let's face it - for many people, shooting off fireworks in the backyard, a park or nearby open field is as much of an Independence Day ritual as cooking up hot dogs on the grill. So, if you're one of those "do-it-yourselfers" intent on lighting your own sparklers, smoke bombs, M80s or Black Cats, here are a few safety tips from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services: In 2009, the latest year for which figures are available, there were 8,800 people treated in U.S. emergency rooms …