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.
ManpowerGroup has joined the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce as its newest gold founding member. Manpower’s global headquarters is in Milwaukee.
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.
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.
BIKING BENEFITS: Milwaukee area businesses partnered in Bike! Bingo and Bicycle Benefits to promote cycling this spring and summer. Cyclists place Bicycle Benefits stickers on helmets and find discounts at participating businesses. In Bike! Bingo, riders cycle to participating businesses to complete a bingo on their card for a prize. For more, go to bicyclebenefits.org.
The National Day of Action for Immigrant Rights — Wisconsin May Day Solidarity March for Immigrant and Worker Rights is set for 11 a.m. on May 1 in Milwaukee.
An announcement from Voces de la Frontera said there will be a rally at 11 a.m. at Voces de la Frontera, 1027 S. Fifth St., Milwaukee, followed by a march to the Milwaukee County Courthouse at 10th and Wells and then a closing program.
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.
In the early 1980s, as a deadly new disease began devastating gay communities in New York and California, the Midwest braced for what Mike Gifford calls “a tsunami headed here from both coasts.”
Madison joins brief defending immigration actions
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced in mid-April that the city joined 73 cities and counties in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals urging immediate implementation of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.