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Teacher Appreciation Week: 5 ways to make teachers feel appreciated

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated each year as a way to celebrate the work that teachers contribute to communities everywhere. In Racine and Kenosha Counties, there are educators making grand impacts and inspiring students beyond the walls of the classrooms. This year, Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated now until May 12. […]

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The impact of toxic stress on youth mental health and 4 ways to reduce it

The Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health (OCMH) recently released information on toxic stress and its impact on youth and their mental health. STOCK IMAGE Stress is unavoidable and is experienced by all. However, some individuals experience stress that is more than a daily nuisance, which is known as toxic stress. Issues like poverty, discrimination, […]

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Racine Public Library renovation now complete

RACINE, WIS. — The Racine Public Library eagerly invites the community to explore its newly renovated second floor at a reopening celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20. The celebration will honor what the library does best by sharing resources with the community through a health fair. The Health and Family […]

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2023 Ultimate Frisbee Camp to be held at Horlick Athletic Field, registration opens April 3

RACINE — A partnership between the City of Racine Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services (PRCS) and the Madison Radicals is bringing an Ultimate Frisbee Camp for youth ages 8-14 this upcoming summer. Madison Radicals logo The camp fee is $50 and includes a frisbee. This camp focuses on providing exciting drills to emphasize fundamentals, maximize […]

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‘Read to a Dog’ at Graham Public Library fosters confidence in young readers, 15 minutes at a time

RACINE COUNTY — Through the Read to a Dog program at the Graham Public Library, 1215 Main St., in Union Grove, children are positively impacted by the company of a furry and four-legged friend. Rick Torres and his dog Reba at the March Read to a dog program event. – Dogs are commonly known as […]

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Racine County Special Needs Resource Fair to be held on May 2 featuring over 50 agencies

RACINE COUNTY — School districts in Racine County are partnering with the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) to host the Racine County Special Needs Resource Fair on May 2. The free event is happening from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Waterford Union High School, 100 Field Drive, Waterford. The fair will provide families, […]

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Sugarin’ Off Pancake Breakfasts start March 5

CALEDONIA — It’s that time again. River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N. Green Bay Road, starts its Sugarin’ Off Pancake Breakfasts this Sunday (March 5) from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Sugarin’ Off Pancake Breakfast details Nothing is better than pure maple syrup on a stack of hot pancakes. The breakfast menu includes pancakes served […]

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Bierbach family assists neighbor in need during Feb. 22 power outages

CALEDONIA — The Bierbach family is new to the Caledonia area. But that didn’t stop them from showing their new community in Racine County that even in darkness, there is light. Locals of Racine County are no strangers to what challenges the ice storm brought last week. Power outages, freezing temperatures, downed powerlines, school closures, […]

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Racine PTA Council accepting scholarship applications; deadline is April 1

RACINE — The Racine PTA Council is now accepting applications for its 2023 scholarship program. The deadline is Saturday, April 1. The organization plans to award more than $20,000 in scholarship funds to graduating seniors in the Racine Unified School District (RUSD). These scholarships are made possible through donations from the Racine PTA Council, local […]

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Racine Zoo 2023 Spring Break Camp early registration ends today

RACINE – The Racine Zoo is hosting Spring Break Camp and Summer Camp programs in 2023. Campers have a chance to enjoy a fun-filled week at the Zoo packed full of activities such as crafts, games, snacks, tours around the Zoo, and interactive animal encounters. Each day of camp, whether during spring break or summer, […]

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2023 Valentine’s Day in Racine, Kenosha Counties

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — Valentine’s Day is in full swing in Racine and Kenosha Counties. Take a peak at the couples in the area who are celebrating love and their everlasting relationships. Also featured in the gallery are little ones with big hearts and even those expecting bundles of love. The Gowins share a photo […]

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Tobacco 21 is serious stuff – State pushes ID check for tobacco, vape sales

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is serious about its new public education campaign. As the name “Tobacco 21” indicates, age 21 is the minimum legal sales age for tobacco and vape products – no matter what. Citing the Synar Surveys – a statewide assessment of the retailer violation rate for underage […]

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Similac formula to resume in Wisconsin WIC program March 1

MADISON — After a recent Similac recall, the Wisconsin WIC program has decided to transition back to Similac formula. Beginning March 1, WIC participants must resume the purchase of Similac products when using WIC benefits, unless a specialty formula is required for medical reasons. Approved formula substitutions Similac formulas that are approved are listed on […]

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New workplace protections for pregnant, nursing workers

by Casey Quinlan, Wisconsin ExaminerJanuary 9, 2023 The $1.7 trillion federal spending bill President Joe Biden signed at the end of December ushers in expanded protections for workers who are pregnant or nursing. Proponents of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act — both included as amendments to the spending […]

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Racine Roundup on TMJ4: Pfeffer farm and garden, literary contest, and the Lee family’s pregnancy announcement

The Racine Roundup aired on TMJ4 during the 4 O’Clock news on Thursday, Dec. 29. This week, Racine County Eye web editor Loren Lamoreaux discussed various stories with TMJ4 anchors, Ryan Jenkins and Andrea Albers. Business Spotlight: Pfeffer farm and garden Lamoreaux kicked off this week’s installment of the Racine Roundup by announcing the final […]

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