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Posted inGadgets & Geeks

Arthur B. Modine and heat transfer

Paul Holley If you’ve ever ridden in an air-conditioned car, thank Arthur B. Modine – one of Racine’s most prolific inventors, who was awarded 122 U.S. patents during his lifetime and built an international manufacturing business. Modine (1885-1981), a Chicago native, arrived in Racine in 1913. He’d earned a degree in mechanical engineering and was […]

Posted inBreaking

Footy action and weekend fun

This Racine County weekend brings “footy” action, a trip through history, nighttime fun, time with fish and a funny new play. Come along with Real Racine for ideas for you and your family. Australia meets Wisconsin. Australian football, nicknamed “footy”, comes to the Soccer Complex of Racine (SCORe), 9505 Dunkelow Road, Caledonia, on Saturday and […]

Posted inArts & EntertainmentCulture

Fun, new stops added to Open House Racine County

Get ready for fun, new additions to Open House Racine County (OHRC), coming Saturday, May 5. Presented by Real Racine, the county’s destination marketing organization, OHRC is a free exploration of nearly 60 interesting places. Among the new sites for 2018 are the Modine-Benstead Observatory in rural Yorkville, the historic DeKoven Center overlooking Lake Michigan, […]

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Open House Racine County returns May 5

Your Racine County adventure starts Saturday, May 5 with the third annual Open House Racine County (OHRC), a free exploration of nearly 60 interesting places. Among the new sites for 2018 are the Modine-Benstead Observatory in rural Yorkville, the historic DeKoven Center overlooking Lake Michigan, Gateway Technical College’s SC Johnson iMET Center and Putzmeister America, […]

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Summer Art Weekend

A colorful weekend is ahead for Racine County. Visit a popular art festival, see the stars, catch a free concert or try a kolache. Real Racine has lots of great suggestions. Two days of art. The Monument Square Art Festival (MSAF) brings the works of 70 artists to Downtown Racine on Saturday and Sunday. You’ll […]

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Eyes to the Skies This Weekend

Welcome to spring! It’s a great weekend to get out and about in Racine County. You can view solar flares, pick up some home improvement ideas and catch some jazz. Real Racine has you covered. Big telescopes. The 2016 star gazing season opens Saturday. The first monthly open house at the Modine-Benstead Observatory, 112 63rd […]

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A Colorful, Sweet Weekend

Here at last! The Happiest 5k on the Planet — The Color Run Racine — returns for a fourth year this Memorial Day Weekend. The holiday weekend fun also includes a chocolate celebration, a fun new art exhibit, a chance for star gazing and a bicycling pub crawl. Real Racine always has you covered. In […]

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Unique art, last chances

This first weekend of October brings unusual art, relaxation and the season’s last chances for stargazing and terrific Lake Michigan views. Check out what Real Racine has in store for you. Chainsaws and artists. Come see the amazing artists at the 2nd Annual River Bend Nature Center Chainsaw Carving and Art Fair Saturday and Sunday. […]

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Beer, Stars, Trains and Mom

Enjoy a beer (or two), see the stars, celebrate National Train Day and do a little running! It’s all happening in Racine County this weekend. Beer here!  Like beer? This Belle City Brewfest has it at Festival Park, 5 Fifth St., from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Unlimited samples of more than 100 beers and ciders plus the […]