After taking a trip of a lifetime as a Peace Corps volunteer, a Milwaukee native returned home four years later to share what she learned with the Lindsay Heights community.
Members of the Lindsay Heights neighborhood have created a cookbook that provides healthy African-American-inspired recipes. The book’s purpose is to help a community at high risk for heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure make better food choices.
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.
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.