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Pabst for Paws

A Wisconsin Humane Society Fundraiser As the Pabst Mansion celebrates Captain Pabst’s 180th birthday, help continue his legacy of giving back to Milwaukee with a fundraiser for the Wisconsin Humane Society. In 1879, along with several Milwaukee leaders, Pabst was involved with the founding of WHS. A lifelong love of horses led him to donate funds that made it possible to lift injured horses onto a WHS ambulance. A Grand home on a Grand Avenue When Captain Frederick Pabst, Milwaukee’s famed beer baron, began construction of a new mansion for his family in 1890, he could not have anticipated...

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Open Letter on Domes status from Park Director

Dear Milwaukee County Community Residents, The staff of the Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation, & Culture (Parks Department) wanted to update you on an important Parks asset recently in the news: The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, also known as The Domes. As you likely know, the three domes are temporarily closed due to a public safety issue. Parks staff recently discovered pieces of concrete on the floor of the Arid Dome that appear to have fallen from the facility’s frame. While the structure itself remains safe, even small pieces of concrete can create a safety hazard when falling...

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Milwaukee Air & Water Show Postponed until 2017

The Board of Directors of the Milwaukee Air & Water Show announced that the 2016 show will be postponed until July 15 &16, 2017, featuring the return of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. Conflicting scheduling difficulties amongst key performers and a lack of financial support are the primary reasons for postponing this year’s show along Milwaukee’s lakefront. “Bringing world-class acts to Milwaukee and putting on a spectacular show for free to the public can be a challenging business model without ample community support,” said Rudy Malnati, Jr, Air Show Director. “Funds are needed to pay...

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Historic Soldiers Home gets VA backing for restoration

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Milwaukee Preservation Alliance (MPA) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking responses from developers interested in rehabilitating a number of the Milwaukee Soldiers Home District’s unused historic buildings (Building 2 – Old Main, Building 1 – Administration Building, Building 14 – Catholic Chaplains Quarters, and Buildings 18, 19 and 62 – Personal Quarters Buildings) using Enhanced Use Leases (EULs). EULs would allow the District’s vacant buildings to be leased long-term, restored, and used to provide housing for veterans who are homeless or who are...

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Another Milwaukee flu season

Surrounded by family, friends, and co-workers this time of year who are sick, the first defense against illness is to remove germs from our hands by washing frequently. Colds and the flu are annual occurrences that both young and old in Milwaukee try to avoid. According to the Centers for Disease Control, common colds are the main reason children miss school and adults miss work. And, while a cold can be severe, the flu could be life threatening. More than 200,000 people nationwide are hospitalized each year for seasonal flu-related complications. According to the 2016 Healthy Hand Washing Survey...

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New Laws: 21 Bills signed by Governor Walker

On February 5, Governor Scott Walker signed 21 bills into law at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. Bills ranged from allowing hunters to wear blaze pink to increasing the penalty for concealing a corpse to $25,000. Senate Bill 309 – amends the Title IV-E foster care program in the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 to address issues intended to improve the well-being of children and youth in the foster care system, including: introducing a requirement for “reasonable and prudent parenting standard” for out-of-home providers to make decisions about children in their care, limiting the permanency...

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