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Disability Pride Month: Racine’s accessible beach makes a difference in wheelchair user’s life

Colten Stapleman, an 8-year-old boy from Mount Pleasant, isn’t letting his disability stop him from soaking up the sun at North Beach, 100 Kewaunee St., in Racine. During Disability Pride Month, the child and his mother, Jill Stapleman, are choosing to share their story, in hopes that others take advantage of the Mobi Mat, a […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news, Police and fire

New water safety equipment, protocols to be implemented by Racine County, City

The City of Racine’s coastline is nestled next to Lake Michigan. North Beach, 100 Kewaunee St., and Zoo Beach, located just north of it, are utilized for water recreation, especially during the summer months. Lake Michigan poses a threat to local swimmers and beachgoers. Problems with safe water quality levels and currents have resulted in […]

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Lake Michigan water safety: County to deploy $150k on high-tech devices, training

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County officials, with a strong focus on water safety, will deploy high-tech devices and a big public information push to help prevent drownings and accidents on Lake Michigan. About $150,000 will be spent on sophisticated equipment – including drones, remote-control life rafts and satellite-linked signage – plus training and coordination for […]

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City of Racine Youth Sand Volleyball Registration Open through June 17

The City of Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) registration for the summer of 2022’s Youth Sand Volleyball is now open until June 17. All skill levels are welcome to join. This recreational program is open to individuals in 6th grade through 12th grade, as of September 1, 2022. The sand volleyball matches will […]

Posted inEnvironment, Local news

North, Zoo Beaches Declared Unsafe For Swimming Later Today, Tomorrow

RACINE –  Because of expected hazardous conditions on Lake Michigan, North Beach and Zoo Beach here are under a Beach Safety Alert starting at 7 p.m. today (Tuesday) and running until 7 a.m. Wednesday. The Racine Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) reported hazardous conditions forecast for both beaches mean that the beaches […]