When Thrivent Financial for Lutherans was looking to make a significant investment in a local community in 2005, Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood was well positioned to take advantage of the opportunity.
Five decorative gateway markers, meant to introduce the city to the historic Clarke Square neighborhood, remain in a warehouse after the city of Milwaukee denied permits at three of the original planned locations. The city is continuing to work with the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative as it searches for new homes for the markers.
Volunteers from Ernst & Young and Longfellow school recently packed backpacks filled with school supplies for each of the school’s 950 students.
The Milwaukee Observatory, a public art installation created by students at Bay View High School, came to Mitchell Park this summer for the first time.
Professional photographers from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service will be taking free portraits of community members attending Asian Fest on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m.– 1:15 p.m. at Arlington Heights Park.
As summer winds down, volunteers at Alice’s Garden are beginning to reap what they sowed in the spring.
Hundreds of walkers and runners set out from Miller Park on a recent Saturday morning to support the Hank Aaron State Trail. The 5K Run/Walk took participants through the Menomonee Valley along Canal Street, along the river and back to Miller Park.
The city of Milwaukee is sponsoring the 11th annual Milwaukee Child Health Week from August 12-19.
LarSharae Hooker, a member of the LaVarnway Boys & Girls Club in Lindsay Heights, is one of six Argosy Citizenship Award winners for 2011. Each winner will receive a $1,000 grant.
Local residents from Clarke Square gathered recently to mark the 5th annual Weed & Seed National Night Out at Clarke Square Park, 2330 W. Vieau Place.