Youth, adults and community leaders marched from Sherman Park to Washington Park in Milwaukee Public Theatre’s All City Parade and then stayed for the 10th annual Summer of Peace Rally.
United Way seeks 3,000 readers, tutors and mentors to keep kids in school
Boys & Girls Club youths and volunteer college interns paired up at United Way of Greater Milwaukee’s Brewer’s Hill Literacy Day, launching a program to recruit 3,000 volunteer readers, tutors and mentors.
Portion of old landfill to be ‘reclaimed’ for Milwaukee River trail
The Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition and the River Revitalization Foundation are set to restore one mile of a 13-mile trail shared by hikers, bikers and anglers along the Milwaukee River.
Impact of Wisconsin smoking ban on businesses hazy
Two years after the implementation of the Wisconsin smoking ban, restaurants and bars report varied effects on business.
Health care reform advocates laud Affordable Care Act ruling
Local healthcare providers and reform advocates praised the Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold most provisions of the Affordable Care Act and urged the state to comply with the law.
Hunger Task Force takes over county hatchery
The Hunger Task Force stocks 40,000 fish annually in 17 County Park ponds and lagoons, enabling area youth and adults to catch and eat fish.
E.B. Garner Fishing Club reaches 400 youth
E.B. Garner has been teaching kids to fish at Washington Park Pond for 15 years, since promising a neighbor boy he’d teach him if his grades and behavior improved. What started as a group of 12 grew to 400 during Wisconsin’s annual Free Fishing Weekend in early June.
PEARLS expands programming for at-risk girls
PEARLS for Teen Girls’ 10,000 Girls Initiative will extend the organization’s programming, broadening its reach to the neediest populations while increasing the cultural diversity of girls served.
Stein Scholars celebrate high school and college graduation
In an emotional ceremony, the Boys & Girls Clubs Stein Scholars pre-college program celebrated its 33 graduating high school seniors and its first class of graduating college students.
Fondy Food Center in tight race for fruit orchard
Fondy Food Center is still in the running to win an organic fruit orchard valued at $5,000. Fondy is in fourth place in the second round of competition, which ends July 2. The top four vote-getters will be awarded orchards.
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