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Day Reporting Center re-opens inside St. Anthony’s Place as alternative to incarceration

Milwaukee County aims to promote rehabilitation and treatment for individuals in the justice system through the re-opening of the Milwaukee County Day Reporting Center on April 9. Operated by Wisconsin Community Services, the DRC provides community-based treatment and rehabilitation options for nonviolent offenders, in partnership with Milwaukee County’s House of Correction. County Executive Chris Abele and Wisconsin Community Services re-opened the DRC from its former location at 3732 W. Wisconsin Avenue to 1036 N. 10th Street, in the lower level of the new St. Anthony’s Place. The former St. Anthony Hospital, located at 1036 N. 10th Street, sat vacant...

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Yarn Junkie: Women of color crochet the nurturing bonds of love and identity

Jonah Larson and his family made a special trip from La Crosse to Yarn Junkie and Gifts on April 6, visiting the black-owned yarn shop near Milwaukee to join a special crochet circle and teach them how to make one of his “identity-inspired dish cloths.” Invited by owner Michelle Buckhanan, Jonah can already earn a hefty fee at the age of 11 for attending such events. But his willingness and desire to travel to 12527 W. Hampton Avenue and spend the afternoon with a small group of women demonstrated his character and mission. Crocheting is popular for many reasons...

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Downtown to host third summer season of street art exhibits from Sculpture Milwaukee

Sculpture Milwaukee, the city’s annual outdoor art exhibition, will welcome a new round of 22 artworks to Wisconsin Avenue from June 7 to October 27. The first batch of renowned artists confirmed so far include Atlanta artist Radcliffe Bailey, California artist John Baldessari, Berlin-based Elmgreen & Dragset, New York artist Roxy Paine, American artist and resident of Italy, Beverly Pepper, and London-based Richard Woods. “We are thrilled to bring these spectacular works by remarkable artists to downtown Milwaukee,” said Marilu Knode, Sculpture Milwaukee’s Co-Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Programs. “Every piece has a story to tell. There’s John...

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Flavors of diversity underscore Milwaukee’s culinary depth at 4th annual Black Restaurant Week

Black Restaurant Week returns to Milwaukee for the 4th consecutive year, kicking off on April 14 to celebrate local entrepreneurship and cuisine produced by the city’s community of color. In an effort to raise awareness and support of black owned businesses, BlankSpaceMKE established Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week in 2015. This year the week will take place Sunday, April 14 through Saturday April 20, and will highlight the more than 30 black owned restaurants located in the greater Milwaukee area. Black Restaurant Week is not a new idea, as cities across the country have hosted the annual dining week event....

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Milwaukee Film to host fifth Muslim Film Festival at historic Oriental Theatre

Milwaukee Film and the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition have partnered to produce the fifth Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival, one of the country’s leading Muslim film festivals. The annual event will take place from April 25 to 28. All screenings will be shown at Milwaukee’s historic Oriental Theatre. Founded in 2015 by the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, the festival aims to create meaningful and relevant community dialogue surrounding Islam and the Muslim experience. Janan Najeeb, president of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition and founder of the Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival, expressed excitement at the new collaboration. “We are thrilled to...

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Mitchell Airport to get Milwaukee-flavored refresh of food and shops in time for 2020 DNC

A total of 22 restaurants and retail shops will be remodeled or replaced by next year at Wisconsins’s main air hub, significantly enhancing the experience for the more than seven million travelers who choose MKE each year. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced on April 3 that a major refresh was coming to the restaurants and retail shops at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, which is owned and operated by Milwaukee County. “The plan features an outstanding mix of local brands that reflect the spirit and culture of Milwaukee, as well as established national brands that travelers know and trust,”...

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