Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

Memorial Day in Milwaukee: A Celebration of Honor and Fun

Monday, May 6th, 2024
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What to Do on Memorial Day in Milwaukee?  

Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May each year, is a time-honored tradition in the United States to remember and honor the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives to serve their country. While Memorial Day is a time for solemn remembrance, it is also an opportunity for residents to come together and celebrate the spirit of camaraderie and community.  


Activity Ideas for Independence Day 2021

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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Things to Do with the Family for Fourth of July near Milwaukee, WI

Are you looking for fun ways to celebrate Independence Day 2021? Want to do something exciting with the kids, indoors or outdoors? Here are some Fourth of July activity ideas to consider.


Where can I hear a short scary story for Halloween?

Friday, October 30th, 2020
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Wisconsin Public Radio’s Annual Scary Story for 2020

Fall seems to have passed its peak here in Wisconsin, with many of the leaves off the trees and any semblance of warm weather becoming unsettlingly fleeting. Skies have gone grey most days as the natural world primes itself for descent into the frozen, barren caverns of Midwestern winter.

But it’s not all gloom. We find a certain charm to the way the cold months bring out new emotions and, at their best, help us to find positives in the darkness, both literal and in the sense of the bleaker elements of human existence.

Another way humans have long found charm in the macabre is through spooky stories! Wisconsin Public Radio puts one together every year, and we’ve included it for you here. Enjoy!


How can I celebrate Memorial Day 2020 during quarantine in Milwaukee, WI?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
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Memorial Day 2020 Activities to Celebrate During Quarantine

Time is not abiding by the freeze on normal life that’s taken place across the country, and as such, Memorial Day is approaching on May 25th. Though most workers still have off for the holiday, the usual activities, such as big group barbecues and parades, that would typically fill this unofficial start to summer are not going to be happening this year.

So what are we left to do to celebrate Memorial Day 2020? Read on below for some suggestions from your good friends here at Eric Von Schledorn Automotive.


Where can I order flowers for my mom in Milwaukee, WI?

Thursday, May 7th, 2020
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Milwaukee Flower Shops Offering Home Delivery for Mother’s Day 2020

With stay-at-home orders still in effect in Milwaukee, it looks like Mother’s Day is going to be a little different this year. But that’s been the case with just about everything these past few months.

Luckily, humans are muscling through the crisis and using their trademark ingenuity to retain some semblance of normalcy. One way they’re doing so is by providing curbside pickup and delivery services that may have been foregone in the past.

We can still show our mothers that we care by ordering flowers from one of Milwaukee’s excellent local florists. Check out some picks below; click the links to head to their websites, peruse their selections, and place your order. Mom will appreciate it.


Restaurants in Milwaukee Open on Christmas

Monday, December 16th, 2019
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Milwaukee Restaurants Open on December 25, 2019

If you are interested in eating out in Milwaukee, WI on Christmas Day, but can’t find any restaurants that will be open, we’ve compiled a list for you! The following restaurants in the Milwaukee area will be open on Dec. 25, 2019, and we have their hours listed below. Happy Holidays from Eric Von Schledorn in Milwaukee!


How to Give Back to the Milwaukee, WI Community this Holiday Season

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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Places to Volunteer, Donate Clothes and Help the Community in Milwaukee County

During the holiday season, many people like to give back to their community by volunteering or donating to the less fortunate. There are plenty of ways to help your community, especially during the holiday season. Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s largest city and has a very large population of people below the poverty level, along with many charities and organizations that work toward bettering their lives. Check out the lists below to find places to volunteer, donate to local food pantries and donate clothes. (more…)

Everything You Need for a Delicious Thanksgiving Meal

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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Delicious Thanksgiving Meal Recipes

If you’re hosting your family Thanksgiving, there’s a lot of pressure on you. You have to consider which dishes are a staple of a traditional Thanksgiving meal and prepare a wide variety of food. One thing that simplifies cooking the Thanksgiving meal is having quick recipes that taste delicious. Luckily, we have simple, delicious recipes that will make preparing for your family’s Thanksgiving meal a breeze. Read below and we’ll walk you through each course of the Thanksgiving meal. (more…)

Get Your Vehicle Ready for Cold Weather and Snow

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Whether you’re ready or not, winter is closer than you think. We’ve already had the first snow fall of the season and temperatures have dropped. It’s important to keep your car in tip-top shape during winter months so you can consistently rely on it. What can you do to get your car ready for winter and prepare for the most intense season of the year? Even though we can’t persuade Mother Nature to skip this snowy season, we can prepare and get our cars ready for the cold weather. (more…)

Where to find your pumpkin this fall season

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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Pumpkin patches in Milwaukee WI

This time of year brings with it crisp weather and a lot of events. Whether it’s getting settled back into the swing of things with school, enjoying football again, or figuring out your costume for Halloween, fall is always a popular season. One of the most fun activities to take part in is hunting for a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch. We have a few different options to choose from here in the Milwaukee WI area, so check out some of our favorites below! (more…)