Milwaukee Public Theater and the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities will host the annual Tap the Potential event in October, featuring visual and performing artists with a range of physical and mental disabilities.
A $192,000 two-year grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, matched by grants from two Milwaukee foundations, will allow the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service to expand its coverage area to more central city Milwaukee neighborhoods.
The Latin and Central American countries of El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrated their independence days last weekend. Mexicans, who make up the largest ethnic group in the state, celebrated with a parade and festival on the city’s south side.
African American teens participating in a new training program for young farmers will be selling produce at the Fondy Farmers Market each Saturday through Nov. 17. “Growing Food, Growing Jobs,” is a partnership of Fondy Food Center, Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension Youth Development Program, and Alice’s Garden.
Under sunny skies this past Saturday, 26 supporters and staff of Milwaukee-based Fondy Food Center gathered to plant and dedicate a new fruit orchard at Fondy’s 80-acre Port Washington farm. The fruit orchard – which consisted of 41 fruit trees (apple, pear, plum, apricot, and cherry) – was won on July 3, 2012 in a on-line, nationwide competition sponsored by Edy’s Fruit Bars Communities Take Root Program in collaboration with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF).
FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailA fellowship program to increase news coverage of public policy issues in Milwaukee has been launched by the Public Policy Forum and Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. The program will provide a stipend to two graduate student fellows each semester to work for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, an award-winning online professional news […]