Morning Links for September 1, 2016

Sherman Park news, the Big Gig BBQ, starry stonewart and more.

This round-up of news is better than a Pumpkin Spice Latte:


County Executive Chris Abele is working to remove the temporary fencing surrounding Sherman Park and return the area to “normal operations,” per a story on


A fast-growing aquatic plant called starry stonewart has been found for the first time in Lake Michigan.



The Milwaukee Brewers have ended their losing streak, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.



The Big Gig BBQ is coming up this Sunday (Sept. 5) at the Summerfest grounds. Fare includes brisket, ribs and “signature BBQ” from local and national sources.



Reports out of Cape Canaveral in Florida this morning are that a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded in its pad during a test.







Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.