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.
LarSharae Hooker, a member of the LaVarnway Boys & Girls Club in Lindsay Heights, is one of six Argosy Citizenship Award winners for 2011. Each winner will receive a $1,000 grant.
Local residents from Clarke Square gathered recently to mark the 5th annual Weed & Seed National Night Out at Clarke Square Park, 2330 W. Vieau Place.
Larry Adams and the Walnut Way Conservation Corp. are using beekeeping to produce honey and ‘change the perception of our neighborhood.’
Volunteers are growing fresh fruits and vegetables at Alice’s Garden as part of a new initiative to increase availability of fresh produce at corner stores in Lindsay Heights.
Solar energy is starting to shine a little more brightly in Lindsay Heights. Four organizations in the neighborhood have installed solar-energy systems in the last two years: LaVarnway Boys & Girls Club, Shalom High School, Cross Lutheran Church and Prince Hall apartments.
Michelle Crockett started volunteering as a child, and has been doing so ever since. The vice president of community affairs at Genesis Behavioral Health Services, Inc., Crockett has served on the board of directors of numerous nonprofit organizations in Milwaukee.
On a recent sunny weekend, volunteers removed graffiti and old tires; put identification numbers on alleys and buildings, planted gardens and cleaned up vacant lots.