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Racine County Youth Sports Expo set for February 2023

MOUNT PLEASANT – Racine County’s second annual Youth Sports Expo is planned for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at the Racine Family YMCA-Mount Pleasant Branch, 8501 Campus Drive. The free event runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn about dozens of local, youth recreational opportunities, including swim lessons, sports […]

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YMCA gets outside support to boost lifeguard pay, benefits for SCJ Community Aquatic Center

RACINE – The Racine Family YMCA is boosting the pay and benefits for lifeguards at the SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center. The facility, located in Pritchard Park, 2800 Ohio St., has been closed for much of the summer because of ongoing staffing shortages. A lifeguard shortage has sharply cut the operating hours at the SC […]

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SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center sidelined by lifeguard shortage

RACINE – On a recent sun-splashed, summer afternoon, you’d expect to see the SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center, 2800 Ohio St., packed with fun-seekers splashing, swimming, wading, playing, laughing. Instead, all is quiet. A sign on the door explains the eerie quiet at the facility. – A sign taped to a locked entrance door says […]

Posted inCelebrations, Community, Events, Non-Profits

RPL Celebrates National Library Week April 4-10; Includes Deals With Library Card, Free Parking

RACINE – The Racine Public Library (RPL), 75 7th St., celebrates National Library Week all this week (April 4-10) with a library card promotion and free parking. For seven days, starting Monday, anyone with a valid RPL library card can receive special discounts and deals at these area businesses: Blue BearBonifide NutritionCulver’s (21st Street)Dew EstheticsDimple’s […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Kenosha Schools, Local news, Schools

Local Organizations Receive Beyond the Classroom Grants

MADISON –  Four Racine organizations and two in Kenosha are among 115 out-of-school providers receiving a total of $49.5 million through the Beyond the Classroom Grant Program. The awards were announced this week by Gov. Tony Evers. The Beyond the Classroom grants were made available to eligible nonprofit organizations providing virtual and in-person programming for […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news

Here to Help program aims to help struggling families in Racine County

Racine County has added help for individuals in need of shelter to its Here to Help program, a proactive effort to reach families who are facing barriers to services due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Through the Here to Help program, Racine County is increasing its efforts toward shelter programs by partnering with the Homeless Assistance […]

Posted inCommunity, Events, Health and Fitness

Public Invited To Open House At SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center

In partnership with the Racine Family YMCA, County Executive Jonathan Delagrave is inviting Racine County residents to an open house at the SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center. The open house will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  on Thursday. The SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center is located at Racine County’s Pritchard Park, 2800 […]

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Splish splash! SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center opens Saturday

The opening of the SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center at Pritchard Park on Wednesday , May 30, 2018. Racine area residents will have a new place to keep cool when the SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center opens on Saturday in Pritchard Park. SC Johnson funded the $6.5 million project. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, which actually turned into […]

Posted inLife

Focus on Fathers Initiative helps bolster relationships

Fatherhood can be difficult, especially if you are in poverty. But the Focus on Fathers Initiative, which is operated by the Racine Family YMCA, has helped over 1,000 fathers in Racine. Since starting eight years ago, the program has expanded significantly over the past eight years to tackle more than just fatherhood. It helps to connect fathers to […]

Racine County Property Transfers: YMCA Completes Bray Center Sale

Between March 13 and March 17, 58 properties totally $11.5 million changed hands, according to the Racine County property transfer list. Here are the property transfer highlights: Bray Center, 924 Center St., was sold to the YMCA of Racine for $55,400. Once an independent community center, the Bray Center shut its doors in the fall […]

Racine Family YMCA Buys Tower Portion Of Building Back

The Racine Family YMCA bought the tower, which is attached to the main facility, back from Lake Investments LLC for $108,000. Jim Schimanski owns Lake Investments LLC. The YMCA sold that portion of the building to Lake Investments several years ago.   Ahmad Qawi, chief operations officer and Lakefront Center director, said the Board of […]

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