The Fondy Farmers Market recently held its annual Haymarket Days, marking 95 years of selling locally grown produce in central Milwaukee. Longtime customers shared memories of the Center Street Haymarket.
The MANDI awards recognize efforts to improve the quality of life in Milwaukee’s central city. LISC is accepting nominations now.
The Agape Community Center installed more than 50 rain barrels in nearby neighborhoods to help promote sustainability and a cleaner environment in Milwaukee.
The multi-faceted revitalization of the Menomonee Valley continues as a groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for a 24-acre park built along the Hank Aaron State Trail.
Liberty Mutual Insurance has awarded more than $100,000 to seven local nonprofit organizations through its Facebook campaign, “Like My Community.” COA Youth & Family Centers, One Heartland and Running Rebels each won $30,000.
Timothy Terry, a Journey House board member, has been named one of The Network Journal’s 40-under-Forty Achievement Award winners. The Network Journal is a print and online publication focusing on black professionals and business owners.
Those who missed the giant puppets and other float decorations created for the Summer of Peace All-City People’s Parade will be able to see them at the Labor Day Parade on Sept. 3. The art objects were displayed at City Hall in August.
Though not quite the Dream Act, a presidential order has given eligible undocumented immigrants the opportunity to work and attend school legally in the United States. Organizers estimated that more than 1,000 local residents showed up at a recent application drive for the new “deferred action” immigration policy.
A free concert returned to Johnsons Park after five years, with rave reviews from residents.
The hot, dry summer posed extra challenges for gardeners this year and Walnut Way recently addressed those in a special seminar.