Journalism. We believe it should help you live a better life.

That’s why we spend a lot less time on publishing mug shots and a lot more time helping you understand the employment market, figure out how to spend more time with friends and family with our events calendar, and what you can do to help businesses that have opened up. Make no mistake…we aren’t shy. We tackle the big stuff, like COVID and issues around race.

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Memorial Day weekend is ahead and this is a great time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

According to Real Racine, area observances include:

  • Sturtevant Memorial Day parade (10 a.m. Saturday from Schulte Elementary School, 8515 Westminster Drive)
  • Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery program (11 a.m. Sunday, 21731 Spring St., Union Grove)
  • Veterans Memorial Day Parade (9 a.m. Monday from Kane and Edward streets, Burlington)
  • Racine Memorial Day Parade (10 a.m. Monday from West Boulevard and Washington Avenue)
  • West Lawn Memorial Day Observance (10 a.m. Monday, Garden of Valor, 9000 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant)
  • Rochester Memorial Day Parade (1:30 p.m. from Rochester Fire Station to Pioneer Park).

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.