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Breaking the ‘glass tent’: Meet Kenosha’s first female Eagle Scout

KENOSHA – Several speakers at Dahlia Alanis’ May 25 Eagle Scout Court of Honor credited her for breaking the “glass tent” for other girls in the Boy Scouts. Alanis with State Senator Robert Wirch who attended the ceremony. – Photo submitted by David Maack Alanis, a member of Troop 505, is the first female in […]

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31st Annual Aging Well Conference hosted by UW-Parkside is June 3

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Professional and Continuing Education Office will host the 31st Annual Aging Well Conference on June 3, from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Student Ballroom Center located at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha. This year’s conference will feature keynote presentations and breakout sessions. The breakout sessions will […]

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Wisconsin Reading Corps Expands, Tutors Needed Due to Growth

Wisconsin Reading Corps has recently announced its need for tutors. Reading Corps is an evidence-based AmeriCorps program. They are dedicated to helping all children become strong readers. In the 2022 to 2023 school year, Wisconsin Reading Corps has doubled the number of reading tutors and has expanded into 149 schools in Wisconsin. Due to COVID-19 and in […]

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KAC Hosts 56th Annual Golf Outing on June 6, Bonus Raffle for New Attendees

The Kenosha Achievement Center (KAC) announced their 56th Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser will take place on June 6 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Kenosha Country Club. KAC’s Golf Classic is a scramble format, with prizes for the lowest team score. There are prizes for the lowest men’s and women’s scores. Classic golf […]

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Root-Pike WIN Springs Into Action to Restore, Protect and Sustain Local Watersheds

Earth Day and Arbor Day are in the rearview mirror, however, the time to take action for the planet never ends. The Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (Root-Pike WIN), is working to keep the focus on restoring, protecting and sustaining all watersheds within the Root-Pike basin. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), “the […]

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March Forth to Earth Day: The Impact of the Pipeline on Mother Earth; Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The March Forth to Earth Day project, an Environmental Conservation Organization, started on March 4th, 2022. Rallies in various cities across Wisconsin kicked off a movement for the Earth and our future. Wisconsin activists and environmentalists have participated in eight consecutive weeks of activism focused on climate change. The project will conclude on Earth Day, […]

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5 Practical Earth Day Events Happening in Southeastern Wisconsin

Each year, Earth Day is observed on April 22. This day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement that took place in 1970, according to The theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest In Our Planet” and calls on people to take action to protect, preserve and exercise prudence. Southeastern […]

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Shane Tews to speak: Implementing Technovation: A discussion on policy challenges to adopting technological solutions for urban issues on April 14

On Thursday, April 14, at 5 p.m., UW-Parkside Center for Research in Innovation and Smart Cities and the Tommy Thompson Center for Public Leadership will be hosting Implementing Technovation with speaker Shane Tews at the UW-Parkside Student Center Ballroom. The event will also be live-streamed on YouTube. This event is free of charge and open […]

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Don’t Miss Islands of Brilliance on April 9

MILWAUKEE – This Saturday, Islands of Brilliance will be hosting two 90-minute workshops for neurodiverse community members and their families at the Racine Creative Center, 524 Main St., Suite 311. Workshops will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event costs $12.50 per person. These workshops are designed for families to be able […]

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Submit Your Easter Event/Services to the Racine County Eye

Lent is in full swing. Holy Week will be here before we know it. Then, Easter celebrations will be upon us. To help Racine County community members, the Racine County Eye and Kenosha Lens are requesting any churches and organizations who would like to be included in our Easter Guide to submit their services and […]

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40th Annual Tremper High School Blood Drive, Update on Blood Shortage

KENOSHA – On Thursday, March 10, Tremper High School will be welcoming Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin back to its campus from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for the largest student-led blood drive in the state of Wisconsin. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Tremper’s blood drive. Not only is Versiti hoping to collect […]

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A Topical Topic: ‘Who Gets To Vote’ Education Program Offered at Racine, Kenosha Public Libraries

RACINE, KENOSHA – “Who Gets to Vote,” a community-wide education program is now underway at the Racine and Kenosha Public Libraries. The program features presentations, discussion sessions and free copies of a best-selling historical book. “The Who Gets to Vote program has been planned to create awareness of how you can get involved and to […]

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Youth As Resources grant applications open through March 11

Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR) grant applications are now being accepted for the 2021-22 granting year until March 11. Grants of up to $500 are available for Kenosha County youth who are making a difference in their communities. Qualifying groups of two or more youth, grades K-12, will have a sponsor organization such as […]

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Kenosha Achievement Center Seeking Virtual Volunteers

KENOSHA – The Kenosha Achievement Center (KAC) Adult Day Services Program is seeking volunteers to lead virtual activities or demonstrations for adults with disabilities. KAC promotes the development of independence, self-esteem, and improved quality of life for adults with special needs. Exploring new skills and hobbies in order to empower individuals to choose what interests […]