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Rick Gagliano: An Educational Mentor

Born and raised in Milwaukee with a nostalgic passion for the city, MSOE’s Rick Gagliano has dedicated his career to using education as a tool to mentor and empower students of all ages. | Q&A Q: What is it about Milwaukee that makes you most happy to live here? A: I love the atmosphere. I know we are the 25th largest city in the Midwest, but there is an atmosphere of a small town. People a neighborhood restaurant, or bar, or store they love to go to, with some that have been around for generations. They can pick up...

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Pasta Fest raises money for MACC Fund

The 31st Annual Pasta Fest was held at American Serb Hall on February 6 to raise funds for children with cancer. Several members of the WTMJ-TV news crew, including Brian Gotter and Vince Vitrano, were on hand to serve spaghetti to the packed crowd of hungry supporters. Hosted by Women for MACC (Midwest Athlete’s Against Childhood Cancer), the non-profit organization is made up of the mothers, siblings, relatives, and concerned individuals who are working to eliminate pediatric cancer and blood disorders. Founded in 1982, the charity has helped to shorten the journey for treatment by contributing more than $4...

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Recognition for unsung heroes at upcoming MANDI gala

Winners for the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) will be announced at the annual gala on Wednesday, March 16, at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino. Since 1999, LISC Milwaukee has hosted the MANDIs, which highlight the unsung heroes working hard to revitalize Milwaukee’s most distressed urban neighborhoods. This Oscar-style event is attended by 750 civic leaders from the nonprofit, philanthropic, public and private sectors. The MANDIs have grown into the premier event for the community development world, and tell the much-needed story of what’s right with Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. The MANDI Selection Committee includes a panel of 40...

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World party of culture, music, and food comes to Milwaukee

The Urban Economic Development Association (UEDA) held its 8th annual Carnival Milwaukee at the Zoofari Conference Center on February 27. The event celebrated all of Milwaukee’s ethnic and cultural heritages, and highlighted area businesses that contribute to the local economic vitality. Carnival refers to the festive period that happens before the Christian tradition of Lent in the liturgical year. And Milwaukee is already well known as a city of festivals. Held during the international Carnival season, Carnival Milwaukee joined with people from Brazil to New Orleans as they celebrate their own regional traditions of Carnival. “This fundraiser helps UEDA...

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