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Sweet dulcimer sounds coming to Heritage Museum March 11

RACINE — Members of the Sweet Melody Strings will bring the sounds of hammered dulcimer music to the Racine Heritage Museum, 701 Main St., on Saturday (March 11). The program starts at 1 p.m. A hammered dulcimer in action Sweet Melody Strings will perform on the hammered dulcimer, a unique folk music instrument, at the […]

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5 free Valentine’s Day dates in Racine County

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spend quality time with the ones you love. Whether you are in a long-term relationship or getting to know someone, you and your valentine can enjoy a free date in Racine County this year. This day can also be spent with those who you are not in a […]

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Mayor Mason: West 6th Street bridge officially reopens today

RACINE — The West 6th Street bridge will officially be open for commuters today. The bridge that extends over the Root River and Horlick Drive was originally built in 1928. Now, the City of Racine celebrates a new and improved bridge, while celebrating its rich history. The concrete arch bridge is a historic and notable […]

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Racine County Sports Hall of Fame inducts 20 student-athletes

RACINE — The Racine Heritage Museum hosted the 2022 Racine County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 27, 2022, at Festival Hall, 5 5th Street. The 11th annual induction ceremony included the addition of 20 student-athletes to the local Hall of Fame along with several other awards. “The Racine County Sports Hall of […]

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Racine County Fair – 100th Anniversary edition

UNION GROVE – The Racine County Fair is celebrating its 100th anniversary in a big way this week! The annual fair literally has something for young and old alike – live entertainment, farm and exotic animals, shopping, midway rides, games, incredible food, blue ribbons and much, much more. Racine County Fair schedule The Racine County […]

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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 […]

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Gas Prices Soar: 5 Things To Do in Racine County Without Using Gas

Let’s face it, gas prices are higher than we wish they were. $3.94 is the average price of regular gas, in Wisconsin, currently, according to AAA Gas Prices. To be conservative with your mileage, look for alternative ways to have fun. There are numerous things to do in Racine County that don’t require you to […]

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Racine Heritage Walking Tours Resume Saturday

RACINE – The Racine Heritage Museum’s Heritage Walking Tours return this Saturday after being sidelined in 2020. The tours are offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through September 11. Walking Tour Details The Heritage Walking Tour is a 1.1-mile, 90-minute guided tour of Downtown Racine, the lakefront and the Root […]

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Albert Dremel and the rotary tool

Few inventors are fortunate enough to have their invention become known by their name. Racine’s Albert J. Dremel is one of those inventors. Dremel (1887-1968) emigrated to the U.S. from Austria in the early 1900s and became a trained design engineer. Although he held design posts at the J.I. Case Co. and other manufacturers, Dremel […]

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Racine Heritage Museum to feature Alfonso Iannelli exhibit

The Racine Heritage Museum is featuring an Alfonso Iannelli exhibit from Dec.1 to Oct. 31 called “Blessings to Blenders.” It is showcasing the works of 20th century Italian-American designer, architect, and sculptor Alfonso Iannelli (1888-1965). Some of Iannelli’s works include many sculptures, product designs for advertising, and works based on a liturgy. The collection of […]

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