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.
After initial ups and downs, the Walker Square Farmers’ Market is once again up and running, providing neighborhood residents with healthy and affordable produce options.
Fresh flowers and produce returned to the Washington Park Senior Center with the opening of the Farmers Market.
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.
Youth Rising Up, a group of Milwaukee teens and young adults, has joined a national protest against the Family Dollar store chain, which has begun selling tobacco products. The youth activists protested outside of the North Avenue store and then brought their concerns to City Hall.
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.
Volunteers installed nearly 300 raised-bed gardens throughout Milwaukee recently in Victory Garden Initiative’s fourth annual “blitz.”
The “2012 Wellness Expo,” at Potawatomi Bingo Casino offered Menomonee Valley employees an opportunity to learn about health and wellness services.
Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club members joined anti-smoking groups on March 21 to urge their peers to quit smoking. They hung colorful T-shirts bearing anti-tobacco messages on clotheslines in front of the club at 43rd and Burleigh streets to attract the attention of rush hour commuters.
The cancer support organization Gilda’s Club lost its Shorewood building in a flood 1-1/2 years ago, so the group decided to take its services into the neighborhoods. The club is confident that “if you build it, they will come.”