About 50 people marched through the Washington Park community recently at the seventh Annual Put the Guns Down Festival, sponsored by the League of Young Voters Education Fund.
Community researchers are visiting selected Lindsay Heights residents during the next few weeks to survey their health status. The results will lead to steps to improve health and fitness.
Silver City’s recent annual Asian Fest featured authentic Asian food, music and dance. Highlights included cooking demonstrations, a dance contest, basketball tournament, Chinese calligraphy and traditional acupuncture and massage.
Milwaukee neighborhoods will soon benefit from nearly a dozen new jobs through the federal AmeriCorps program.
Designed by Jeff Rainwater and Venice Williams, the new labyrinth in the southwest corner of Alice’s Garden is open for guided walks until fall.
Volunteers descended on Roosevelt Creative Arts Middle School, 800 W. Walnut, recently to clean, paint and weed in advance of the first day of school. MPS staff, parents and local officials joined employees of GE Healthcare for the company’s 17th annual Community Service Day.
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.
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.
As summer winds down, volunteers at Alice’s Garden are beginning to reap what they sowed in the spring.