Organizers from the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative (CSNI), along with law enforcement representatives and political leaders, gathered to share information and resources with residents at the “Hear your voice in Clarke Square” event.
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.
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.
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.
A recent storm split a tree on the 1800 block of W. Washington St. in Clarke Square, and caused extensive damage in the city as high winds blew through the area.
As the winner of a business plan contest open to all restaurants and delis in Silver City, Thai Lotus Restaurant received a $2,000 grant to grow its food wholesale business.
After months of one-on-one interviews, focus groups, neighborhood meetings and data collection, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors is ready to finalize a strategic plan for the neighborhoods of Silver City, Layton Park and Burnham Park.
The facilities at Longfellow School and Journey House have long been overcrowded and distressed, but that will soon change. Construction has begun on the Journey House Center for Youth and Family Athletics. The new addition will serve both institutions by providing a new cafeteria, kitchen, gym, computer labs and classrooms.
Mitchell Park will be the focal point of Clarke Square on Saturday, Oct. 1, as “Cross the Domes,” a 300-person cyclocross race, and “Clarke Square Moving,” a community fundraising event, take place.
While most schools encourage increased parental involvement, Longfellow lives and dies by it. Administrators know it’s the key to their success.