UW-Milwaukee student Alicia Skeeter, who was inspired by meeting the Freedom Riders of the 1960s, joined the Occupy Milwaukee rally to focus attention on economic disparities.
A new training program in urban medicine offered by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health sent a medical student to the Bread of Healing Clinic in Lindsay Heights and another to the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center in Clarke Square last year. Now the two students have chosen to complete their three-year residencies in Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods.
The second annual Milwaukee Dia De Los Muertos parade, on Friday, Oct. 28, will feature colorful masks, costumes, dancing and music.
With the completion date set for June 2012, ground was broken for the Mitchell Street Market Lofts on Oct. 6. The complex, to be built on the corner of W. Mitchell St. and S. Muskego Ave., will feature two-bedroom apartments and a year-round farmers market, which will replace the current market.
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. celebrated its annual Harvest Day complete with live entertainment, food and information booths for local businesses and organizations.
Despite temperatures hovering near the 80-degree mark, neighborhood residents had wintry conditions in mind recently as “Weatherization Fair 2011” took place at Clarke Square Park.
For the first time, student leaders at Loyola Academy are training to teach ¡Cuidate!, a voluntary teen pregnancy prevention curriculum geared to Hispanic girls and boys.
A small group of skilled craftsmen in Lindsay Heights is restoring foreclosed and abandoned houses while employing out-of-work tradesmen. The Craftsmen Restoration Guild, conceived by Walnut Way Conservation Corp., aims to improve the community by bringing houses up to code and increasing curb appeal.
Free workshops to create masks for the second annual Dia De Los Muertos parade on Friday, Oct. 28, are being held on Saturdays at The Shops of Grand Avenue, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
A new satellite facility of the Urban Ecology Center, to be built on the site of an old tavern on the 3700 block of W. Pierce Street, will offer neighborhood schoolchildren and residents a place to learn about the environment. On a recent weekday, dignitaries, children and local residents gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Urban Ecology Center’s (UEC) Menomonee Valley Branch.