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Incubator promotes homegrown commerce in 53206

Twelve entrepreneurs from Aldermanic District 15 presented their business plans to a panel of investors, lawyers and mentors. Big dreams met with even bigger opportunities at the North Side Milwaukee Business Incubator held December 8. Entrepreneurs pitched more than a dozen enterprising ideas at the workshop hosted by St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, in collaboration with Alderman Russell W. Stamper II and the Marketplace Business Improvement District 32. “We were very impressed with the quality of business ideas brought forth by people in the neighborhood,” said John Jansen, coordinator of the event, held at St. Ann Center’s Bucyrus...

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Else Ankel: Founder of Urban Ecology Center remembered

While Else Ankel humbly underplayed her influence on the Urban Ecology Center, she is often referred to as the founder. With her passing, we acknowledge her life with gratitude and our hearts go out to her family and friends as we mourn. For those who knew Else, they were familiar with her deep fondness for the Black Forest in Southwestern Germany, where she grew up. She often shared stories of how her family would spend every Sunday on long (10-12 hours!) hiking excursions through the Black Forest. Her vision was to make that possible for children here in Milwaukee....

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The Millennial Spirit and a desire to make a difference

“Whenever people went into the art room, those issues vanished. The interaction that art had in my community really made a difference. Art really has a personal effect on a human being.” – Denisse Hernandez The desire to have an impact in the world, underpinned by a pervading optimism, is a common attribute of Millennials. Mount Mary’s Creative Campus channels the optimism and can-do spirit that defines this generation.Mount Mary student Denisse Hernandez, ’17, aspired to be an artist, but found that the act of producing art wasn’t quite enough for her. “I was trying to do fine art but it...

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Documentary of cross country trek by two local vets premieres at Film Fest

“This moving documentary has a compelling urgency.” – The Hollywood Reporter Two Milwaukee friends, both Iraq veterans, began a journey that will come full circle next week when Almost Sunrise, a new documentary film featuring their spiritual odyssey, screens as the Centerpiece film in front of packed audiences at the city’s Landmark Oriental Theater on October 1, and again on Oct 2, as part of the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival. It was a scorching summer day in 2013 when the Mayor of Milwaukee, a gaggle of press, family and friends of Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson gathered to mark...

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Overdue book fines forgiven with visit to any Milwaukee Public Library

Milwaukee Public Library welcomes back library patrons of all ages who may have been blocked from using the library due to fines and fees associated with having long overdue materials. Adults and children are encouraged to visit their local branch of Milwaukee Public Library between Monday, September 26 and Sunday, October 9, 2016 when Library staff will help patrons get reconnected to the wealth of resources that the library has to offer. Those interested in participating in the Welcome Back campaign should visit, in-person, one of the thirteen Milwaukee Public Library locations where they may return any overdue books,...

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Black Lens lineup announced for 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival

The Black Lens Program returns to the Milwaukee Film Festival for the third year with bigger motion pictures. Featuring fiction and documentary films from both emerging and established African-American filmmakers, the Black Lens Program explore stories and topics rooted in the black community and relevant to all. A great way to support Milwaukee Film’s Black Lens program is to join the Black Lens Council, designed to generate support for Black Lens and Milwaukee Film. The Black Lens Council provides ongoing access to films by African American filmmakers and instills a direct link between the Milwaukee community and the Black...

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