Community Briefs

News roundup for the Midwest

Written by WiG,
AP reports
Thursday, 27 December 2012 13:19

Retiring U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl of Wisconsin. - PHOTO: Provided

MILWAUKEE COUNTY EXEC ANNOUNCES MARRIAGE EQUALITY CHALLENGE

Cat Doctor launches pet food drive, pictures with Santa opportunity

Written by WiG Monday, 19 November 2012 11:58

The Cat Doctor, 236 N. Water St. in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, has launched a pet food drive to help people in need feed their pets through the end of November.

Milwaukee observing Transgender Day of Remembrance

Written by WiG Monday, 19 November 2012 05:51

A program observing the international Transgender Day of Remembrance takes place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Milwaukee.

The event honoring those who died of anti-transgender violence takes place at UW-Milwaukee Student Union, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd., Room 191, Milwaukee. Co-sponsors include FORGE, Milwaukee MCC, Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, UW-M LGBT Resource Center, SHEBA, Equality Wisconsin, Fair Wisconsin and SAGE Milwaukee.

Largest Wisconsin home goes up for auction

Written by AP Tuesday, 13 November 2012 07:29

Wisconsin’s largest single family home is in Door County and it’s going up for auction.

The 35,000-square-foot, 43-room mansion in Ellison Bay includes a three-bedroom guest house, a two-bedroom studio house and a 700-square-foot beach house.

Rep. Moore, NEA announce $50,000 for Milwaukee arts

Written by WiG Tuesday, 27 November 2012 16:27

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, and the National Endowment for the Arts announced this week the release of $50,000 in grant funding to support Milwaukee arts.

This grant money will help create and preserve the arts through dance and theater as well as support artist residencies, according to Moore's office.

SAGE Milwaukee makes holiday plans

Written by WiG Monday, 19 November 2012 06:03

Sage Milwaukee plans to celebrate the holiday season with a luncheon at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Double Tree Hotel, 611 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Reservations are required by Dec. 4.

Fair Wisconsin to honor leaders

Written by WiG Monday, 19 November 2012 05:43

The Fair Wisconsin Education Fund is accepting nominations for leadership awards until Dec. 1.

The nonprofit presents the awards at a gala dinner on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.

Milwaukee artists group restructuring

Written by WiG Friday, 09 November 2012 05:16

The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network board in early November announced plans to restructure to “increase efficiency and further the MARN mission.”

Changes include the elimination of the executive director post and reassigning the ED duties to board president Pamela Anderson and other board members.

Women's Voices Milwaukee performing holiday show

Written by WiG Tuesday, 27 November 2012 05:21

Women's Voices Milwaukee performs a holiday concert – All I Want for Christmas – Dec. 7 and Dec. 8.

The performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee.

Milwaukee LGBT community hosting Thanksgiving dinner

Written by WiG Monday, 19 November 2012 05:53

Milwaukee’s LGBT community gathers at 5 p.m. Nov. 24 for the 11th annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner at Plymouth Church, 2717 E. Hampshire St., Milwaukee.

An open invitie said, “Join the greater LGBTQ family in celebrating Thanksgiving! As you are able, please bring a dish to pass.”

Milwaukee LGBT center makes new hires

Written by WiG Thursday, 15 November 2012 09:35

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center recently announced a series of new hires.

Racine, Wis. students to get out the vote

Written by WiG Monday, 05 November 2012 14:07

An estimated 500 high school students in Racine, Wis., will join a citywide effort urging voters to take to the polls on Election Day. 

Youth Empowered in the Struggle-YES, the student arm of Voces de la Frontera, is organizing the event, which will include participation from Horlick, Case, Park and Walden high schools.