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Video: Farms and Fermentation

As research for best practices for creative placemaking in Milwaukee, the Greater Milwaukee Committee sponsored a group trip of discovery to Fermentation Fest’s Farm/Art DTour in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, last October to explore some of the leading work in the field.

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Bucks break ground on new downtown Arena

The new multi-purpose facility is scheduled to open in time for the 2018-19 NBA season, the 714,000-square-foot arena is the centerpiece of a new sports and entertainment district in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Bucks joined with an estimated 20,000 fans, elected officials and community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center in the heart of downtown Milwaukee on June 18. The day-long celebration marked the culmination of a multi-year effort to build this historic public-private partnership between the state, county, city and the Milwaukee Bucks. Scheduled to open in time for the 2018-19 NBA...

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Home improvement grants offered for three neighborhoods

Exterior home improvement grants are available to residents of three Milwaukee neighborhoods through a partnership among the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Wells Fargo and the City of Milwaukee. Qualified homeowners in Capitol Heights, Havenwoods and Lincoln Village neighborhoods can apply for matching grants up to $3,000 through the Healthy Neighborhoods Minor Home Improvement Pilot Program. The minimum allowable project is $800, and homeowners are required to contribute at least 25 percent of the total project cost. The three eligible neighborhoods are part of the Foundation’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, a public-private partnership with the City of Milwaukee investing in the physical...

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Vigil held for Wisconsin burial mounds

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers participated in a vigil on Tuesday, Jan. 12, to help educate the public about Native American burial and effigy mounds in Wisconsin. The vigil was held at a prehistoric burial mound in Lake Park near the UW-Milwaukee campus. Burial and effigy mounds are critical to understanding the cultures that built them. Some are gargantuan maps, while others, like the Mayan pyramids, are calendar and astronomical devices. Wisconsin has 90 percent of the effigy mounds in the world. These earthen forms were constructed by prehistoric American Indians. The Ho-Chunk people are believed to be descendants of the...

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Polish-Jewish lecture on tolerance through education

International expert to discuss Polish-Jewish dialogue, tolerance through education, with local Jewish educators to share experiences, next steps, from trip to Poland. The leader of an international non-profit Polish organization whose mission is to foster Polish-Jewish dialogue, eradicate anti-Semitism and teach tolerance through education will participate in a public discussion in Milwaukee on Sunday, Jan. 17. Andrzej Folwarczny, founder and president of the Forum for Dialogue, will talk about his group during a briefing about the “Milwaukee Jewish Educators’ Trip to Poland” from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica...

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