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Photo Essay: America’s newest citizens call Milwaukee their home

Overshadowed by the immigration debate is the celebration of foreigners who legally arrive in the United States, as they have for generations, and become citizens. Milwaukee was founded by immigrants, and June 14 saw a new batch of these freshly naturalized individuals join the ranks of the local community as Americans. In partnership with the the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services of Milwaukee Field Office, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts hosted a formal Naturalization Ceremony as part of this year’s Annual Flag Day Celebration. Paul Mathews, President and CEO of the Marcus Center, welcomed guests and veterans...

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MCTS offers digital bus ticket for ride to Big Gig

Pre>Fare is this year’s rock star of the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) at getting the public to Summerfest. The new digital ticket service is available for riders who use the Summerfest Freeway Flyers to get to the Big Gig. “Our partner, MCTS, is always looking for new ways to provide our patrons with the best service to Summerfest,” said Don Smiley, President & CEO of Summerfest. “Pre>Fare is a convenient option that will help patrons plan ahead for a hassle-free trip to Summerfest.” Pre>Fare saves riders a dollar off the regular $6.50 cash fee to use the Summerfest...

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A prayer for the fallen on Memorial Day

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2016 With courage and a love of country that knows no limits, America’s men and women in uniform exemplify patriotism at its core — stepping into harm’s way to protect our people and to safeguard the ideals that have long sustained our democracy. Those who serve under the stars and stripes embody the highest form of citizenship, and on Memorial Day, we pay solemn tribute to those brave Americans who laid down their lives to defend our freedom. Since America’s earliest days, proud...

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Flying High On Milwaukee’s Lakefront

On the weekend of May 28 and 29, the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Gift of Wings will be presenting the Maggiano’s Little Italy Family Kite Festival. The 29th annual event celebrates spring with airborne activities flying above Veterans Park, along the coast of Lake Michigan. The two-day event showcases kite flying demos from professional hobbyists, and an opportunity for kids to make and fly their own kites. Flying will begin at 10:00am for both days, and end on Saturday at 6:00pm and Sunday at 5:00pm. The featured highlight of the celebration will be the traditional Grand Launch, when...

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