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Planned Parenthood commemorates 80 years in Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and health care they need to live strong, healthy lives, and fulfill their dreams. Over the past 100 years nationally, and for 80 years in Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood (PPWI) has been providing health care, education, and advocacy to keep people safe, healthy, and strong. “Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin started with one small clinic in Milwaukee in 1935,” said Teri Huyck, CEO of PPWI. “For many of our patients, Planned Parenthood is their only source of health care. From sex education, to STD testing and treatment,...

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More than $300K awarded during Milwaukee Film Fest 2016

The 8th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival attracted 76,899 attendees over its two week run, for an 8% increase over 2015. This year’s festival included 283 films from 51 countries at five venues and saw continued growth, with 87 sold-out screenings. Winning the 2016 Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Awards were feature film Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise and short film Joe’s Violin. Executive Producer Raymond C. Lambert of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, which played in the Black Lens Program, attended the festival. In the documentary focusing on her prolific accomplishments, Maya Angelou received the...

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Dr. Lester Carter recognized by Common Council for lifetime of community service

The Milwaukee Common Council honored a pillar of the North Side community, pharmacist and entrepreneur Dr. Lester Carter, during its regular meeting on October 11. Dr. Carter first opened Carter Drug Store at 2400 W. Burleigh St. in 1968, and served members of his community for nearly 50 years. Lines of people would form to seek his medical advice and expertise. Alderman Khalif J. Rainey said Dr. Carter was well known for his gentle nature, and treated each of his patients with respect and courtesy during their private consultations. When Lester Carter opened his drug store at 2400 W....

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Comedian Gaffigan to donate ticket sales to Riverwest food pantry

Jim Gaffigan, one of the biggest comedians in America, announced he is adding a fourth show at the Pabst Theater in December and 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Milwaukee’s Riverwest Food Pantry. Tickets begin on sale Wednesday, October 12th at noon. Fans can only purchase tickets for the extra performance on December 30 at 9:30 pm through Riverwest Food Panty’s Facebook page: “I’ll be doing a show at the Pabst Theater where all the proceeds will go to benefit the Riverwest Food Pantry. Which is a very unique place that not only with obtaining food...

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Photo Essay: Everything is Awesome!

The images are from the award-winning LEGO KidsFest, which returned to Milwaukee from October 7 through October 9, and attracted thousands of visitors of all ages who enjoyed the toy’s brick-tastic fun.

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Cheryl Orgas: Not defined by an impairment

The most difficult experience of growing up blind was not the inability to see, for Cheryl Orgas it was dealing with the stereotypes other people had about blindness and what she could accomplish. As a wife, mother, and director of a nonprofit that provides alternative ways for people with print disabilities to read, she has dedicated her life to helping others overcome physical challenges and celebrate their uniqueness.

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