Members of the 27th Street West Drug Free Coalition Youth Council recently took Mayor Tom Barrett and County Supervisor Russell Stamper on a walking tour of assets and liabilities in a section of Washington Park.
Milwaukee Public Theater and the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities will host the annual Tap the Potential event in October, featuring visual and performing artists with a range of physical and mental disabilities.
The Latin and Central American countries of El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrated their independence days last weekend. Mexicans, who make up the largest ethnic group in the state, celebrated with a parade and festival on the city’s south side.
African American teens participating in a new training program for young farmers will be selling produce at the Fondy Farmers Market each Saturday through Nov. 17. “Growing Food, Growing Jobs,” is a partnership of Fondy Food Center, Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension Youth Development Program, and Alice’s Garden.
Under sunny skies this past Saturday, 26 supporters and staff of Milwaukee-based Fondy Food Center gathered to plant and dedicate a new fruit orchard at Fondy’s 80-acre Port Washington farm. The fruit orchard – which consisted of 41 fruit trees (apple, pear, plum, apricot, and cherry) – was won on July 3, 2012 in a on-line, nationwide competition sponsored by Edy’s Fruit Bars Communities Take Root Program in collaboration with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF).
A new 60,000-square-foot warehouse opening soon on the north side is expected to employ 100 “second-chance” workers and provide low-cost home improvement products to Milwaukee residents.
Safe & Sound and residents of the 2000 block of North 41st Street celebrated the transformation of a vacant lot into a mini-football field and play area for neighborhood children.
Visitors to the recent Silver City International Food and Art Walk enjoyed dancing, painting and sampling dozens of international dishes — all without leaving National Avenue.
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.
Project Focal Point, Inc., located in Milwaukee’s Borchert Field neighborhood, gives senior citizens information and resources, food and fun.