I wanted to let you in on some exciting news: a Streetcar visiting Cincinnati. It is going to be set up on Fountain Square on 5th Street and you will be able to climb aboard and check it out. It arrives tomorrow and will be here through Wednesday, November 10 and will be open for people to tour from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm tomorrow and from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm daily after that.
This is a great opportunity for you and your friends to climb aboard and see a modern Streetcar up close. This isn’t necessarily the Streetcar that we will have in Cincinnati because we haven’t selected our model yet, but it will give you a great idea of what you can expect when our Streetcar system is up and running in 2013.
I invite you to join me tomorrow at 1:00 pm for the opening so that you can be among the first to tour the Streetcar.
The Streetcar is an exciting project for Cincinnati. I hope that you get a chance to come to Fountain Square and check it out while it is here, and bring your friends and family when you do.
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The Calatrava Addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum
Sunset on the lakefront, summer 2018
Milwaukee River empties into Lake Michigan
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Wisconsin wind farm, east of Waupun
86 turbines overcame Walker's blockade
Skylight illumination in Milwaukee City Hall
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"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
Lake Michigan in winter
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James Rowen is an independent writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as the senior Mayoral staffer in Madison and Milwaukee and for newspapers in both cities. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007.