This week, the Racine Roundup discussed the opening of a business in Burlington, 100 years of Roma Lodge, and finally, a local art festival with a special medium at River Bend Nature Center.
Business Spotlight: The Royal Canine
Widmar started off this week’s roundup with news of a new business in Burlington getting ready to open its doors to both two- and four-legged clientele.
Burlington resident Andora Burn is opening a self-serve dog washing facility after seeing a need in the community for something of that nature. Burn also plans to have a limited inventory of products, including local CBD brand, Your Pretty Dope.
The Royal Canine opens in October.
Roma Lodge celebrates 100 years
From new to old, Widmar transitioned to focusing the Racine Roundup on Roma Lodge’s 100th year as a hub for Italian-Americans.
This story focused on speaking with Rick Bonanno, whose ancestors were a part of the founding families of Roma Lodge.
Club members are overjoyed to have been serving Racine for the past century.
River Bend’s chainsaw carving festival
Last but not least, the River Bend Nature Center will host their 11th annual chainsaw carving festival on Sunday. Widmar shared that even though this is a festival that happens in the fall, the TMJ4 Weather Team expects the weather will bring summer temperatures this weekend.
People of all ages are welcome to get out and enjoy. During the festival, people young and old can enjoy nature and art while getting in on a chainsaw raffle, a silent auction, kids crafts, wood milling and planing demonstrations, and the infamous “Kids Climb” where children can climb a tree with a safety harness to discover the canopy.
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