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Blank-Fest Wisconsin returns Dec. 9-11 to benefit area homeless

RACINE — Absolutely nothing keeps Blank-Fest Wisconsin down. The weekend music benefit for area homeless assistance organizations returns for its 16th edition Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-11 at McAuliffe’s Pub, 3700 Meachem Road. “It’s really become a tradition and we’re grateful for the community’s support all these years,” says J.J. McAuliffe, the pub’s owner who founded the […]

Posted inCelebrations, Community, Non-Profits, Things To Do

5 free acts of giving to accomplish this holiday season

Racine County has a rich history of giving among its residents. Over the years, thousands have donated time, efforts, money and material goods all in the name of making our community better place for all. This holiday season is no different. Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, make the holidays heartfelt this year. Whether […]

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Hometown Hero: Jami La Rue

During a time when individuals are experiencing isolation, Jami La Rue is working to unite the community. This hometown hero is making a difference working as a registered nurse, but also by volunteering at the Hospitality Center, located at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 614 Main Street. Like a true hero, who is humble, La Rue […]


Meal Services in Racine

Meal services in Racine County are now available for residents. Due to COVID-19 changes may occur, but as of now, this is the current information to follow. Where are meal services happening in Racine? Look no further, follow this guide for times and locations. Use the Racine Meal Service Guide for access to meal services […]

Posted inCommunity, Obituaries

Brenda Darga Treasured Time With Family

Brenda Marie Darga,  56, passed away unexpectedly  on Sunday at her home.  She was born in Racine on September 29, 1961, and was the daughter of Donald and Karen (Nee: Czarnowski) Larsen. Brenda graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1979”.  She had been employed at various manufacturing companies in Racine including her latest […]

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Hospitality Center Names New Executive Director

[avatar user=”denise” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”file” /] The Hospitality Center of Racine, which serves people who are homeless or near homeless, has a new executive director: Seth Raymond. Part of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the Hospitality Center is a thriving ministry. It evolved from a casual day program with coffee and snacks to the largest […]

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Johnson Outdoors Employees Serve Thanksgiving Meals To Those In Need

Hundreds of people from the Hospitality Center gathered together Tuesday for a catered Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings, courtesy of Johnson Outdoors Inc. But the employees willingness to help isn’t just happening at Thanksgiving. For about two years, employees from Johnson Outdoors have been volunteered their time on Mondays and Tuesdays to serve […]

Posted inCommunity, Government

Grant for Temporary Overnight Shelter Approved

Racine County supervisors Thursday night unanimously approved a $40,000 grant for a temporary overnight homeless shelter. Pastor Holly Anderle confirmed the vote for Racine County Eye Friday morning. Anderle is one of the clergy leaders of Segue Racine, a grassroots group focused on establishing a long-term, low-barrier overnight shelter. Segue Racine announced in April that a […]

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Letter to the Editor: Segue Racine Explains Their Shelter Solution

**Editor’s note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Pastor Holly Anderle in advance of Segue Racine’s presentation at the Neighborhood Watch meeting at 10 a.m. this morning Saturday at Prospect Heights Community Living Center, 2015 Prospect Street. Dear Racine Community, We understand that many in the community have questions and concerns, so we’d like to […]

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Perez Named Hospitality Center Executive Director

Racine city alderman Henry Perez will take over as executive director of the Hospitality Center, a center for people who are homeless, or near homeless. Perez takes over the vacant position after Rev. Kevin Stewart left the ministry in December. Stewart turned over the position to longtime volunteer Leif Peterson while the Episcopal Diocese of […]

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