Posted inKenosha Lens, Kenosha Schools, Local news, Schools

UW System President Tommy Thompson Announces Departure

Tommy Thompson will end his interim presidency for the University of Wisconsin System on March 18, 2022. Thompson has been serving in an interim role since July 1, 2020, when he replaced Ray Cross, who retired after a 42-year career in higher education, including serving as UW System President from February 2014 to June 2020.  In […]

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Racine County Eye & Kenosha Lens Love Story Contest Begins Jan. 14 Love is in the air this time of year – Let’s celebrate it! The Racine County Eye and Kenosha Lens are excited to announce our Love Story Contest. This February, we will be featuring 10 couples from all walks of life on our website. Each couple will have a chance at winning one of […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, CORONAVIRUS, Culture

“Nunsense” Opening Postponed at Racine Theatre Guild

RACINE – With opening night a mere two days away, the Racine Theatre Guild announced today that this weekend’s performances of “Nunsense” have been canceled citing COVID-19 breakthrough cases among cast and crew as the reason. “The show must go on” is synonymous with live theatre across the globe, until now. The COVID-19 pandemic meant […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Government, Local news

Kenosha County COVID-19 Dashboard

KENOSHA COUNTY – Staying up-to-date on how the COVID-19 virus is spreading is important with the advent of the Omicron variant. As public health officials encourage residents to get vaccinated, wear masks properly and practice social distancing, having local information will help us all to minimize the impact. Officials with Kenosha County are reporting out […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Culture, Things To Do

Sinfully Hilarious: RTG’s “Nunsense” Opens Friday, Jan. 7

The Racine Theatre Guild brings a classic back to its stage this January. “Nunsense” is an uproarious musical comedy featuring some of our local area’s most vibrant talent. (Left to right) Juliana Garcia-Malacara, Robbyn Wilks, Betty Petersen, Ellie Hammond and Kara Ernst-Schalk strike their holy poses in “Nunsense.” – Photo Last performed at RTG in […]

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LIVE JTV E-sports Fundraiser Raffle through Dec. 31

This post’s headline has been updated as the live event has ended, however, the article has not been modified. E-sports: could this be the wave of the future? E-sports has been reported as the fastest-growing sport in Wisconsin. JTV Entertainment, a local organization that is all about E-sports, is run by community leader and teacher, […]

Posted inBusiness, Local news

Racine’s Tek Help, LLC Among Recipients of North Shore Bank Funding

Earlier this month North Shore Bank announced the 11 entrepreneurs who were chosen for sponsorship through The Lonely Entrepreneur, a non-profit whose goal is to empower both current and aspiring Black business owners. The Learning Community is a program through The Lonely Entrepreneur that aims “to arm [entrepreneurs] with knowledge, tools and support needed to […]

Posted inHealth, Kenosha Lens, Local news

Overdose Deaths in US Increased in 2021; Kenosha County Outpaces National Average

The United States has seen a number of challenges with the advent of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Learning a new enemy–the novel coronavirus–and how to fight it, dealing with nearly 49 million cases and over three-quarters of a million deaths is only one facet of this compound enemy. We have dealt with record-breaking unemployment, income […]

Posted inCulture, Events, Things To Do

4th Annual Kris Kringle Tour in Downtown Racine Dec. 11

The holidays are here and with that comes cherished local traditions. Here in Racine, we celebrate our Danish heritage with a Kris Kringle Tour! O&H Bakery teams up with the Downtown Racine Corporation to host a free whirlwind tour through our historic downtown that includes more than 30 of the downtown businesses, all with Kringle […]

Posted inBusiness, Kenosha business, Local news, Shopping

Dec. 4 Kenosha Public Market: Merry & Bright Holiday Fun

From local boutiques and restaurants in two thriving downtowns to large corporations, Racine and Kenosha are home to some of the best local commerce around. One such venue is the Kenosha Public Market (KPM). The year 2020 set records in many arenas, including local business hardships. But just like the phoenix rising from the ashes, […]

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Veterans Day To-Dos

Thursday, November 11, is Veterans Day. Whether you’re in Racine or Kenosha, there are plenty of ways to show your appreciation to veterans in your area. 1. Kenosha County Veterans Video While the video is available for viewing on the Kenosha County YouTube channel, it will also air on Kenosha Community Media (Spectrum Cable Channel […]

Posted inLocal news, Schools

Halloween Costume Drive at Julian Thomas Elementary

What to do with those Halloween costumes of years gone by? Donate them! Julian Thomas Elementary School is having a Halloween Costume Drive that will benefit the Community Schools in Racine. Leigh Ann Martinez is employed at United Way of Racine as the Community School Coordinator for Julian Thomas Elementary School. The school had a […]

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