A survey conducted by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service found that central city communities such as Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West are not “food deserts,” and healthy groceries are relatively affordable. That raises a simple question with a complex answer: why is obesity so prevalent in these communities?
FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailReporters visited eight grocery stores in the south side neighborhoods of Clarke Square, Burnham Park, Layton Park and Silver City, the north side neighborhood of Lindsay Heights and one comparison store in Shorewood to gather price information for 35 healthy food items. Ultimately, 22 items were chosen because they could be directly compared across stores. […]
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.
When Charles Brown, director of youth programs for Journey House, started a youth football program six years ago, he envisioned an activity that would keep youth between the ages of 6 and 14 off the streets and teach them life and character development skills. A few weeks ago, the Journey House Packers took to the practice field as the reigning division champions.