To keep Between the Bars – and you – up-to-date, this weekly post provides a compilation of both the amusing and the significant (mostly the amusing) local stories from the last few days that I've found by keeping a sharp eye on the local newswire. Enjoy the wealth of information, dear readers. You deserve it.
• Don't give up on the Brewers just yet! After a rough start to the season, they are back at .500 after completing a 5-2 home stand. The team redeemed itself against the Braves with a 3-1 series win, and finished 2-1 in the series against the hated Cubs. The Brewers are off today, and begin a new series in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. Go Brewers!
• According to FOX6, suburbanites’ perception of crime in Milwaukee doesn't “mesh with reality.” A recent survey revealed that even though crime is down in our city, the outlying ’burbs still view Milwaukee as a festering hell-hole that should be avoided at all costs. Then, FOX6 follows up the survey results with a report of a triple shooting. Well, that explains it.
• Gov. Scott Walker may support a $300 million Hoan Bridge renovation, but his no-bike-lane-on-the-Hoan-Bridge stance hasn't changed, despite agreeing to allow "cyclists (for events like Miller Light Ride for the Arts) to use the bridge during the time it is shut down to traffic," reports the Journal Sentinel.
• In addition to Milwaukee’s quarterly Gallery Night & Day, Bay View decided to created its very own art event: Bay View Gallery Night. The inaugural event will be held Friday, June 3.
Photo comes from dailyreporter.com (by Dustin Safranek)