The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin is recognizing World AIDS Day by highlighting the opening of its newest HIV medical home in Madison.

Guide features ‘UW-Made’ products
And other community news

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 19 November 2015 22:50

The faculty and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison receive a holiday gift guide the day after Thanksgiving — and it isn’t in a newspaper packed with circulars for big box stores.

The Milwaukee County Board has adopted the SEED Program — Sowing, Empowering, and Eliminating Deserts of food — which is aimed at eliminating food deserts by working with community partners to provide fresh produce to neighborhoods in need, increasing community gardens and planting urban fruit orchards. SEED will partner the county with the Hunger Task Force, Growing Power and UW-Extension. Hunger Task Force will operate a Fresh Mobile Market to serve residents who live in food deserts. It begins traveling to senior housing and meal sites in November.

Milwaukee residents invited to vote on future water initiatives

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 09 October 2015 09:02

Milwaukee Water Commons and artist-in-residence Melanie Ariens will lead Milwaukee’s participation in the national Dare to Imagine Campaign for a full week, beginning on Oct. 10.

Shop local tomorrow at Mitchell Domes gift fair

Written by WiG Saturday, 28 November 2015 09:25

Local Milwaukee First presents a gift fair on Sun., Nov. 29, at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Observatory, 524 S. Layton Blvd.

Milwaukee Ald. Zielinski to introduce resolution condemning Assembly's anti-transgender bill

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 19 November 2015 15:55

Ald. Tony Zielinski (14th Ward) plans to introduce a resolution to the Milwaukee Common Council on Tues., Nov. 24, condemning Assembly Bill 469 — the so-called “bathroom bill.”

Carthage College to host gay military chaplain Nov. 9-11

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 03 November 2015 06:06

Carthage College will welcome high-ranking military chaplain Col. Karis Graham-Oliphant to campus for a series of public events Nov. 9-11.

Community briefs: Cream City launches scholarship program
And more

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 08 October 2015 22:07

Walkers and runners from across Wisconsin raised $402,542 to support HIV prevention, care and treatment programs throughout the state at the 26th AIDS Walk Wisconsin and 5K Run, held Oct. 2. Above, Michael Turchin and his husband, singer Lance Bass, serve as honorary chairs of the successful event.{break}—PHOTO: Courtesy/AIDS WALK

Cream City Foundation launched a post-secondary educational scholarship program to develop leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community of Southeastern Wisconsin..

'Shop Small' on Small Business Saturday

Written by Wisconsin Better Business Bureau Tuesday, 24 November 2015 10:50

After the crowds and chaos of the Black Friday sales, check out the small, local and independent businesses participating in Small Business Saturday (SBS), a day to celebrate small businesses and all they do for their communities. According to the SBS Consumer Insights Survey, shoppers spent an estimated $14.3 billion dollars at small businesses during last year’s event.

Fossil fuel divestment rally Nov. 19 in Madison

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 18 November 2015 11:06

University of Wisconsin-Madison students and Madison residents will join in a fossil fuel divestment rally on Nov. 19.

Groundwork Milwaukee wins environmental justice grant
And more community briefs

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 22 October 2015 18:32

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the award of four environmental justice grants totaling $115,100 to nonprofits to develop solutions to environmental problems in low-income and minority communities in Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit and Granite City, Illinois.

Milwaukee Film Fest announces jury award winners

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 06 October 2015 09:25

The seventh annual Milwaukee Film Festival has announced its 2015 Jury Award Winners, presenting honors in the Competition and Cream City Cinema programs, which include cash prizes of $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.

This is the second Cream City Cinema program win for John Roberts, who also won the award in 2009.