www.milwaukeejobs.com Who should click: Job-seekers of all kinds: recent graduates, job-hoppers The lowdown: Search for a job by specific company or field of interest. Upload your résumé for potential employers to view. A list of links will guide you through cover letters, salary negotiations and interview etiquette. www.milwaukeemoms.com Who should click: The name says it […]
Who should click: Job-seekers of all kinds: recent graduates, job-hoppers
The lowdown: Search for a job by specific company or field of interest. Upload your résumé for potential employers to view. A list of links will guide you through cover letters, salary negotiations and interview etiquette.
Who should click: The name says it all – but dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles and babysitters might like it, too.
The lowdown: Excellent resource for kids’ activities: exhaustive ranking of parks, more playgroups than you ever knew existed, kid-friendly dining options, drive-throughs and delivery services. Moms are encouraged to post opinions and new ideas.
Who should click: Golfers, event planners, nature lovers and sports enthusiasts
The lowdown: You might expect to find info on 100+ parks, plus golf courses and an extensive list of venues to rent for reunions and weddings. You’ll also find details on archery, boxing rings, tobogganing, the Granville dog park and overnight lodges for rent.
Who should click: Anyone with a library card (that’s everyone, right?)
The lowdown: Search for books, videos, CDs and more. If you see what you want listed at a faraway branch, you can use the Web to have it transferred to a location closer to home. A newer feature allows for online renewal of materials.
Who should click: People who want to be part of Milwaukee’s e-community
The lowdown: Message boards either hold the answers to any Milwaukee questions you have or soon will after you post a query. Send e-postcards from their supply of local landmark and events snapshots. Free Web-based e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Who should click: Educators and parents of school-age children
The lowdown: EPIC is about “Empowering Parents for Informed Choices” in education. The site lists about 275 local K-12 schools. Find choice, religious and charter schools along with their racial breakdowns, average expenditures, staff education levels and more.
Who should click: Those looking for an apartment
The lowdown: Great resource for zeroing in on a Downtown apartment, as well as those in outlying areas. Narrow your search by choosing number of bedrooms and price range. Includes mostly large complexes so you won’t find that great upper flat.
Who should click: Up-to-the-minute news cravers
The lowdown:On the Web site for the Journal Sentinel, breaking news is posted even before it hits the papers. A search function can locate recent articles, as well as those from the past few years. Classifieds and real estate listings are also searchable.
Who should click: Fans of short films and anyone who appreciates silliness
The lowdown:Here you’ll find “Milwaukee,” a cheeky weekly soap opera and “Mark and Mike,” following the stars of American Movie on their daily exploits. Add in a few offbeat film shorts and silly games and you’ve got yourself an afternoon.
Who should click: Homebuyers
The lowdown:Pick a county and community, price range and number of bedrooms and start your search. Photos are provided with many of the listings. This site is run by MLS, so it includes homes from the major Realtors and many smaller ones.
Who should click: The curious and the worried
The lowdown:This site may be intended for use by law enforcement and the legal community, but the general public is not discouraged from peeking. Search by name and find everything from past speeding tickets to pending lawsuits.
Who should click: City of Milwaukee residents
The lowdown:If you dig around long enough, you can find property assessments (compare yours to your neighbor’s), make an online request for trash pickup, send e-mail to the mayor, browse jobs with the police and fire departments, plus gobs more.
Who should click: Travelers and those picking up travelers
The lowdown:You’ll find a list of all of the airlines operating through Mitchell Inter-national, a link to bargain airfares from Milwaukee and parking info. Up-to-the-minute flight status is a recent feature, so you’ll know if a flight is 4 or 40 minutes away.
Who should click: Travelers
The lowdown:Bargain shoppers should check the Best Care Web Fares section frequently to see which routes are being discounted and sign up for e-mail updates of special fares. Download flight schedules for your PDA to plan itineraries on the go.
For details on more than 400 local scholarships, head to www.compassguide.org.
You’ll find lots of Downtown parking options at www.parkmilwaukee.com.
For the flavor of the day at dozens of area custard stands, go to www.custardlist.com.
Browse new- and used-car listings at www.carspot.com or post your own car for sale.
To send a taste of Milwaukee, shop www.usingers.com and www.johnsonville.com for countless cheese, sausage and bratwurst offerings, and www.klements.com, which includes an online sausage race.
Find a hand-picked index of Wisconsin-themed sites at www.cheesestate.com.
Some enterprising former MIAD students originally set up www.infourm.com to showcase their art – now it’s home to all sorts of artists’ work.
Irreverent and entertaining, www.dairyaire.com is run by two Wisconsin expatriates.
Milwaukee music, fiction, poetry and “giblets” can be found at www.meatluggage.com.
At www.bigscreen.com, you can search for movies and the theaters playing them, with plot synopses and ratings as well as seating and sound system types for each venue.
Your source for city bus routes and schedules, including trolley info is www.ridemcts.com.
If you don’t mind a little digging, check out www.icanshoponline.com for various gifts, gift certificates and services – kind of like an online local mall.