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Beach hazard declared until 7 a.m. Thursday includes Racine, Kenosha beaches

RACINE — Visitors to the shores of Lake Michigan today should beware. The National Weather Service issued a beach hazard that began at 9:31 a.m. CST Wednesday and expires at 7 a.m. CST Thursday. Beach hazard predicts 7-foot waves A beach hazard was declared due to windy conditions that set in overnight, clocking in at […]

Posted inCommunity, Health, Schools, Sports, Things To Do

2023 Racine Summer Youth Sand Volleyball registration open until June 16

RACINE — The City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services (PRCS) is now takingregistration for the 2023 Summer Youth Sand Volleyball program. This program is available to all youth who will be in 6th through 12th grade, for the 2023-24 school year. The program is held at the North Beach sand volleyball courts, located […]

Posted inOpinion

OPINION: Against Apathy: Lake Michigan after Two Sausage Egg and Cheese McGriddles

OPINION — There’s nothing quite like standing on the frozen sands of North Beach on a winter’s morning. The frigid waves steadily march from the endless eastern horizon only to crash mere inches from my feet. The crisp air fills my lungs. The whooshing wind whistles in my ears. The ridgeline behind me, full of […]

Posted inCommunity, Culture, Life, Parenting

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 […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Celebrations, Culture, Events, Things To Do

4th Fest of Greater Racine Fireworks display

The 4th Fest of Greater Racine will present the Racine community with a firework show this 4th of July. The event is sponsored and supported by The City of Racine and Festival Foods. The 4th Fest of Greater Racine’s fireworks are known as the Midwest’s largest firework show. Once the night approaches on Independence Day, […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

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 […]

Posted inCulture, Sports, Things To Do

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 […]

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The Wisconsinista Encourages Local Travel

Chelsey Knuth is the Wisconsinista. Travel with passion and an open mind. – Chelsey Knuth is the “Wisconsinista.” She began using this monicker after starting a Wisconsin travel blog documenting her adventures throughout her home state. Her interest in the midwest travel industry came from her love for the outdoors and passion for her home […]

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 […]

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