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Business Spotlight: BePlush – 4 businesses, 1 location

Multiple businesses have come together to open a women’s boutique in Downtown Racine. Under one roof at BePlush, 300 Main St., are four businesses working together for a greater purpose. The multi-owned storefront is dedicated to increasing awareness about various cancers, in addition to providing a local place for people to shop. BePlush doesn’t just […]

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Downtown Racine hosts Candy Crawl twice – Oct. 22 and 29

RACINE — Downtown Racine’s 4th annual Candy Crawl and Halloween Scavenger Hunt will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 22 and 29. The family-friendly trick-or-treat option runs from 12 to 2 p.m. both days. Youngsters are invited to don costumes and visit more than 30 participating Downtown Racine merchants for free treats. In addition, […]

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Applications for Holiday Parade due Friday Nov. 4

RACINE — The Downtown Racine Corporation will host its annual Holiday Parade and Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. Experience the magic of the holidays on Main Street surrounded by Racine’s community members. The organization is currently seeking parade applicants who wish to be a part of this year’s holiday event. Applications are available online; […]

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Laurel Clark Water Attraction – Splash Pad to close Sept. 30 in Downtown Racine

DOWNTOWN RACINE — The Laurel Clark Water Attraction – Splash Pad and facility restrooms will be closing on Friday, Sept. 30 for the season. Splash Pad hours of operation Until then, the City of Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) encourages residents to continue to enjoy the attraction during the hours of operation, which […]

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5 upcoming events happening end of September in Southeastern Wisconsin

Looking for something to do this week in Southeastern Wisconsin? There’s something fun for everyone to do. September may be coming to an end, but the activities aren’t stopping. The Racine County Eye’s calendar page offers a variety of events and activities. Visit the calendar for details about what’s happening locally. Otherwise, check out these […]

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10 haunted houses, hayrides, and walking tours in Southeastern Wisconsin

Are you looking to get into the Halloween spirit? Visiting a haunted house, taking a hayride through a haunted forest or even doing a walking tour can be the answer. Get spooked and find thrills across Southeastern Wisconsin this September and October. Check out these 10 spots for an eerie and whirlwind adventure in Southeastern […]

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Party on the Pavement: Racine parties like it’s 2022

RACINE – As a relative newcomer to Racine was heard to comment at Party on the Pavement Saturday afternoon, “Gee, Racine doesn’t need an excuse to party!” Downtown Racine’s 19th Party on the Pavement was living proof of that. For roughly seven hours on Saturday, the city’s Downtown area became a movable feast of sights […]

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Party on the Pavement features local cuisine, music & shopping on Sept. 17

RACINE — Party along the shores of Lake Michigan in the heart of Downtown Racine on Sept. 17. Racine’s very own street festival, Party on the Pavement is happening from noon until 7 p.m. The festival will take place, once again, in downtown Racine on Main Street from State Street to 7th Street. Additionally, activities […]

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Update: Police surround Arcade Apartments, resident reportedly jumped by man with gun

Updated story 6:25 p.m. — What was thought to be a shootout or reports of shots fired at the Arcade Apartments instead seems to be a physical altercation between at least two men. Michelle Schimian from RG Natural Babies said she spoke with the girlfriend of the man who was attacked. The woman said her […]

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Welcome Techmobile: Racine Public Library celebrates 125 years with a new addition

RACINE – Racine Public Library (RPL) staff and community friends celebrated a big birthday in a big way Friday evening that included the launch of the state-of-the-art Techmobile. The library opened for the first time exactly 125 years ago on Sept. 9, 1897. It was originally a reading room, developed by the Racine Women’s Club, […]

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Rocking chairs of Downtown Racine to be auctioned off starting Sept. 1

Di Bottoni by Chelsey Cacciotti Giardino – RACINE — The art installation of rocking chairs in Downtown Racine will soon go up for online auction to support the cultural diversity and further enrichment of businesses in the area. 16 Amish-crafted rocking chairs will be up for bidding, each with a starting bid of $300. “The […]

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Candidate Mandela Barnes: ‘It’s been wild in a good way’

RACINE – Two days after securing a primary election victory to become the Democratic Party’s candidate for U.S. Senator, Mandela Barnes brought his campaign to Downtown Racine on Thursday morning with stops at a pair of Black-owned small businesses. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes – “It’s been wild in a good way,” Barnes said in a […]

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Business Spotlight: M Force

There is a new brick-and-mortar business in Downtown Racine that certainly takes its name seriously. M Force is an innovative business that has actually been around for five years, but has recently expanded its realm of services to include office, meeting and event space now as well. With a large pool of connections and know-how, […]

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Racine HarborMarket announces vendors for July 28

The Racine HarborMarket is happening today, July 28, from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Monument Square in Downtown Racine. Racine HarborMarket is a collaboration between Kenosha’s Original HarborMarket and the Downtown Racine Corporation (DRC). The Kenosha organization has managed the Kenosha HarborMarket for the past 30 years and launched the first Racine HarborMarket on June 30. The event […]

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