Although there didn’t appear to be any lords leaping or drummers drumming, two Borchert Field men made Christmas merrier for neighborhood children. For 12 days before Christmas they collected, wrapped and distributed warm clothing and toys from a front porch at 9th and Ring streets.
Resident concerns about asbestos and lead contamination from the KK River Rehabilitation and Flood Control Project have resulted in a policy change by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.
The Washington Park Partners Housing Committee used a drawing to select potential buyers for three foreclosed homes at the organization’s annual meeting. Even with the work that needs to be done on the houses, they are a real bargain.
Northwestern Mutual Foundation awarded Running Rebels $1,000 as part of its Days of Sharing campaign. The foundation donated $100,000 to 25 organizations chosen by employees.
A new partnership between Walnut Way Conservation Corp. and the health department’s Empowering Families of Milwaukee program is working to reduce infant mortality and premature birth rates in Lindsay Heights.
Lindsay Heights teens sold Christmas ornaments and baked goods to benefit the Walnut Way 4-H Club and enhance their skills at the club’s second annual holiday sale.
Volunteers from Tikkun Ha-Ir, a Jewish social justice organization, provide dinner, gifts and a visit from Santa to women and families in an emergency shelter at the Cathedral Center on Christmas Eve.
Construction has begun on a bike and pedestrian bridge that will link the Menomonee Valley to Mitchell Park. The project is part of a $26 million initiative to connect surrounding neighborhood residents to jobs and other resources in the valley.
Artist Evelyn Patricia Terry made a strong statement about the value of public art to a community when she tracked down and restored a unique bus shelter.
Thousands of members of Wisconsin’s Hmong community and many non-Hmong guests celebrated the Hmong New Year with traditional songs and dances, foods, costumes and a variety of contests and awards.