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Community and Veterans Mental Health Retreat set for March 25 at Sealed Air YMCA

RACINE COUNTY — A Mental Health Retreat is being held for both community members and veterans on March 25 at the Sealed Air YMCA (8501 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is being hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1391, The YMCA, and is supported by […]

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Frank D. D’Acquisto, 76, enjoyed the camaraderie at hunting camp

Obituary for Frank D. D’Acquisto Frank D. D’Acquisto, 76, of Mount Pleasant, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Ridgewood Care Center. Frank was born in Engelsdorf, Germany on August 9, 1946, to the late Dominic F. and Ingeborg (nee: Hentschel) D’Acquisto. Frank D. D’Acquisto He was a 1965 graduate of Park High School. […]

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Blank-Fest 2022 in photos

Ian Gould, a musician originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, closed out Blank-Fest 2022 Sunday afternoon at McAuliffe’s Pub, 3700 Meachem Road. Santa (who looked suspiciously like J.J. McAuliffe) even made an appearance on stage. Blank-Fest mountain of donations Admission to the 16th annual music event, held over three days, were blankets, gloves, caps, hand warmers, […]

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The Veteran Market at VOW seeks donations for Christmas boxes for veterans through Dec. 19

The Veteran Market at Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin is working to ensure that veterans have food on their tables this holiday season. With the potential help of the community, the nonprofit is striving to give away 250 boxes of holiday meals to veterans in Wisconsin. The nonprofit secured meals for veterans this past Thanksgiving. Now, […]

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Veterans Day Ceremony & luncheon at Memorial Hall on Nov. 11 hosted by RAVI, Racine Lutheran High School

RACINE — Racine Area Veterans Inc. (RAVI) and Racine Lutheran High School (RLHS) are joining forces to host a Veterans Day Ceremony at Memorial Hall, 72 7th St. The event will start at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11 and will include a variety of tributes and remarks. The ceremony will include a proclamation declared by Mayor […]

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UW-Extension offers chicken stir-fry recipe with video tutorial

UW-Extension’s chicken stir-fry recipe makes simple ingredients taste flavorful. The chicken stir-fry recipe allows those making this dinner the flexibility to make it their own, by incorporating what they like. It’s flexible, easy, and a quick recipe to make. It takes only 20 minutes to create this nutritious meal. Once completed, this recipe yields six […]

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5 ways to honor Sept. 11 in the Racine County community

RACINE COUNTY — Sept. 11, 2022, marks the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attack that took place at the World Trade Center in New York City, outside of Washington, D.C. at the Pentagon, and near Shanksville Pennsylvania. Two decades later, the day continues to be observed each year as a day of mourning and remembrance. […]

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Gov. Evers orders flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of 9/11

Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #174 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff beginning at sunrise on Fri., Sept. 9, 2021, until sunset on Sun., Sept. 11, 2022. On the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attack that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, Evers has also declared Sept 11, 2022, […]

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‘Pack the Truck’ donation drive for Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin takes place Sept. 10

The Volunteer Center of Racine County, in partnership with Two Men and a Truck, is hosting a “Pack the Truck” donation drive event on Sept. 10, 2022. In honor and memory of the tragedy that took place on Sept. 11, 2001, food donations are being collected to benefit the Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin. From 9 […]

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Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin’s demand increases, requesting community help for food donations

Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin (VOW) is in need of food pantry donations. The nonprofit organization is sustained by the generosity of donations of food pantry items, monetary gifts, and the support of the Racine community. VOW aims to make a difference in the lives of at-risk Veteran households in every community across Wisconsin, especially in […]

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Memorial Day Remembering Together Ceremony is May 29

The 2022 Memorial Day Remembering Together Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring St., in Union Grove. The Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery (SWVMC) serves as a final resting spot for ​veterans, spouses and dependents, and creates a lasting memorial to their achievements and sacrifices. All […]

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Veterans Outreach Extended Food Pantry Hours to start April 6

RACINE –  Starting next Wednesday, April 6, Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin (VOW) will extend the hours of the food pantry it operates at 1624 Yout Street. The pantry’s new Wednesday hours will be noon to 7 p.m. The pantry’s Tuesday and Thursday hours will remain at noon to 4 p.m. The lengthened hours are in […]

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Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin Easter Food-Drive “EGGstravaganza”

Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin Easter Food-Drive “EGGstravaganza” The Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin is hosting an Easter Food Drive EGGstravaganza to benefit Wisconsin’s veterans. They will be collecting food at their location at 1609 Yout St. in Racine from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on April 2. The Easter Bunny will be on-site for children to […]

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Veterans Outreach Wins Community Involvement Award

RACINE – Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin (VOW) has received a national Community Involvement Award sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association and CNA Insurance. The award was announced Wednesday during the International Roofing Expo in New Orleans. VOW will use the $7,500 donation to acquire and develop a building near its Racine campus, 1624 Yout […]

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Giving Tuesday: Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin

Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin is committed to serving each and every Veteran that comes through their doors. They work to make a difference in the lives of at-risk Veteran households in every community across Wisconsin. Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin aims to assist homeless and at-risk veteran households in return for normalcy in life by providing food, […]

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