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PFLAG Appleton announces September meeting

Written by WiG Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:42

PFLAG Appleton holds its September meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 9, at the Goodwill Community Center, 1800 Appleton Road (entrance 2), Menasha.

Open Streets event promotes car-free Milwaukee

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 20 August 2015 11:08

Open Streets MKE/Ciclovia MKE celebrates cycling, community and culture on Milwaukee's southside on Aug. 29.

The event — the first open streets event in Milwaukee — will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Coalition for Justice holds mass meeting this evening at 6 p.m.

Written by WiG Tuesday, 18 August 2015 11:20

—PHOTO: Facebook

The Coalition for Justice holds a mass meeting this evening at 6 p.m. at All Peoples Church, 2600 N. 2nd St. The meeting’s goal is to re-engage supporters of the movement, according to a press release from the event’s organizers.

Local jazz musicians to play Summerfest grounds

Written by WiG Wednesday, 29 July 2015 17:59

Organizers announced that the Summerfest Grounds will host a free one-day jazz festival, Visions on the Lake, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 2.

Co-presented by Milwaukee World Festival and Milwaukee Jazz Fusion, a community group dedicated to advancing jazz in Milwaukee, the event is the second installment of Visions on the Lake, which debuted in 2013.

Bulletin Board
Community awards, appointments, activities

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:22

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber named Chamber of the Year. Walker's Point Center for the Arts names new director. Paddlers to protest oil trains. Arts Wisconsin reviewing awards applications.

How students can avoid identity theft

Written by Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin Thursday, 20 August 2015 09:15

College students have enough to worry about without falling prey to scammers looking to steal their identities and good credit. Unfortunately, college students are tempting targets for identity thieves, because they may not take enough precautions and their credit reports are often clean.

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce named 'Chamber of the Year'

Written by WiG Thursday, 13 August 2015 17:31

Jason Rae

 The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received the 2015 Chamber of the Year Award on Aug. 13 at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 2015 International Business & Leadership Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Last year, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received the Rising Star Chamber Award.

Surfrider Foundation celebrates Lake Michigan with summer events

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 09 July 2015 08:10

As summer kicks into full gear, local surfers have organized a series of events aimed at heightening awareness and protection of Lake Michigan.

Tom Witosky appears at Milwaukee’s Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer St., at 7 p.m. this evening to discuss the book Equal Before the Law: How Iowa Led Americans to Marriage Equality.

The eighth annual “Refashion for Life” charity fashion show on Wed., Aug. 26, benefits CommonGround Ministry/Elena’s House.

Peace activists to march in Wisconsin

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:25

Peace activists, including those with the Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, will march about 90 miles — from the Dane County jail to Volk Field in Douglas — to protest the military’s deployment of drones.

Wine walks in question after state issues new guidance

Written by The AP Thursday, 04 June 2015 11:24

New guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue may end Reedsburg’s popular wine walk and other similar events statewide.

The wine walks are typically fundraisers for sponsoring organizations. Retailers that usually don’t offer food or beverages serve glasses of wine to participants.