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MATC’s diversity workshops to spur dialogue on immigrant cultures

The community workshops are based on topics discussed in MATC’s “Introduction to Diversity Studies” course. “Immigrant Cultures of the U.S.” will be the focus of Milwaukee Area Technical College’s January “Diversity Dialogues” forum. Set for 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 14, the free, public discussion will be held in the cafeteria at Washington High School, 2525 N. Sherman Blvd. Sharlen Moore, executive director of Urban Underground, will emcee. A panel discussion, led by MATC anthropology instructor Jacqueline Robinson and MATC history instructor Zacharia Nchinda, will address Mexican, Somalian, Hmong and other immigrant experiences. Zeynab Ali, a senior at...

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“A Christmas Carol” takes in $111K for Boys & Girls Club

This year’s record breaking donation is due in large part to an anonymous donor who was so moved by the end-of-show appeal that he pledged to match all gifts given dollar for dollar up to $50,000. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a timeless tale of hope and redemption that has been a cornerstone of Milwaukee Repertory Theater for more than 40 years playing to 1.5 million people making it Milwaukee’s favorite holiday tradition. This year’s brand new production, adapted and directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements was made even more special by raising a record breaking $111,628 through...

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VISIT Milwaukee celebrates a half century of promoting the city

Incorporated as the Milwaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau on January 6, 1967, VISIT Milwaukee turned 50 this week. VISIT Milwaukee, the region’s destination marketing organization responsible for attracting conventions, events, business and leisure travel to the Greater Milwaukee area, celebrates 50 years in 2017. Incorporated as the Milwaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau on January 6, 1967, VISIT Milwaukee began as a joint proposal between the Milwaukee Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Milwaukee Hotel-Motel Association and the Wisconsin Restaurant Association to “re-establish Milwaukee as a major convention city.” In 1977, the bureau changed its name to the Greater Milwaukee Convention...

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NEWaukee expands YPWeek and highlights 2017 Bubbler Awards

The grassroots statewide program will run April 22 to 29 with local communities presenting a variety of programs that empower young professionals to take ownership and pride in their home towns. NEWaukee announced the expansion of YPWeek Wisconsin to include 25 communities in 2017: Ashland, Door County, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Fox Cities, Green Bay, Hayward, Kenosha, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Madison, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Phillips, Portage, Platteville, Racine, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Superior, Waukesha County, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids. YPWeek Wisconsin is modeled after a program started by NEWaukee in 2012 to provide a weeklong series of events...

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Bublr Bikes relocating offices to Grand Avenue

Moving the HQ and maintenance operations kicks off Grand Avenue Revitalization, and places Bublr at the center of regional network. Bublr Bikes, a non-profit organization that operates a rapidly growing bike-sharing network in the Milwaukee area, will move its headquarters and bicycle maintenance facility into the Shops of the Grand Avenue, becoming the initial permanent tenant in the property’s redevelopment, it was announced Thursday. Bublr is making the move to locate its office, maintenance and retail facilities at the center of its growing transportation network, said James Davies, Bublr’s acting executive director. “With our new offices in the Grand...

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Mulchfest 2017 to save landfill space from holiday waste

Mulchfest is an annual event to help keep Christmas trees out of Milwaukee landfills and repurpose their organic materials. The Washington Heights Neighborhood Association’s Green Committee, the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County and the Urban Ecology Center are hosting Mulchfest 2017 on Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Washington Park, according to Alderman Michael J. Murphy. Mulchfest, an annual event to help keep Christmas trees out of the landfill by converting them into mulch (by city crews) for gardens and yards, will again be held in the parking lot located via the N. 40th...

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