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Medical examiner cites increased overdose deaths for third time in 2022

KENOSHA – For the third time this year, Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is alerting residents to an increase in overdose deaths.  According to a release from Hall received Thursday, the local medical examiner’s office has responded to four overdose deaths since last week. Hall called the recent overdoses “a sad reminder of the … Continue reading Medical examiner cites increased overdose deaths for third time in 2022

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Just a face in the Kenosha crowd: Local music heard in recent months

It's been quite some time since I've shared glimpses of the music created, produced and performed here locally in Kenosha. Whether it's Union Park Tavern, Public Brewing Co., Rustic Road, Kenosha Creative Space or any of our local venues, there is never a shortage of opportunities to support Kenosha bands. And while I've taken some … Continue reading Just a face in the Kenosha crowd: Local music heard in recent months

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Mental Health Moment: You CAN make a difference

In our society currently, it can feel like one is simply screaming out into the abyss with most things they try ⏤ without seemingly any difference or meaningful response.  However, I want to tell you that you can and do make a real difference each day. Simple things make a difference There have been two … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You CAN make a difference

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Mental Health Moment: You ARE enough

Despite the blemishes, inadequacies and general “just not right” feeling advertisements try to instill in us, I want you to know that you are enough, as you are. Struggle of feeling “enough” For most of my life, I have felt inadequate. In fact, it wasn’t until the last few years of my life that I … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You ARE enough

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Mental Health Moment: You CAN choose how you spend your time

I want to tell you something that you might not have heard for a while: You have every right to choose how you spend your time.  Now, in our world full of constant pressures, isn’t that a nice thought? Constant time pressures It’s no secret that, especially as a society, we seem to want to pack … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You CAN choose how you spend your time

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Mental Health Moment: You CAN make it

First off, take a breath. It’s Saturday. Despite whatever you’ve gone through or will in the future, you’ve made it through another week.  You have made it this far.  Oftentimes, if you look at your life in its entirety and the long road ahead, the seeming vastness of it can become daunting. In fact, the … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You CAN make it

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Along the Road: Taking those difficult steps to address anxiety

(Note: Along the Road is a new, ongoing column by Daniel Thompson. Unlike Thompson’s Take, which focuses on broader issues, this column will focus exclusively on mental health and addiction recovery.) I won’t lie to you. Anxiety has always plagued my life. As a child, this normally showed up in shyness or diverting questions to … Continue reading Along the Road: Taking those difficult steps to address anxiety

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Mental Health Moment: You DO have a choice

I think the biggest lies that I used to tell myself often were “I have no choice” or “this is just how things are”. However, both of these only served to keep me in place. They were meant as excuses to keep me comfortable. In fact, I’d like to share a different perspective/choice with you: … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You DO have a choice

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County Public Health hosting monkeypox vaccination clinic at 3 today (Thursday)

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha County Public Health announced early this morning (Sept. 8) that it would hold a monkeypox (MPV) vaccination clinic today starting at 3 p.m. The clinic will run until 7 p.m. at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road. The county asks that eligible residents seeking vaccination use Entrance B on the … Continue reading County Public Health hosting monkeypox vaccination clinic at 3 today (Thursday)

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Mental Health Moment: You CAN follow through

I’ll be completely honest with you guys, most days the thought that repeats in my head is, “I don’t want to do this.” However, every day I drag myself — sometimes kicking and screaming — to do that specific activity (mostly exercise or work) to which I’ve made a commitment.  Because, after I do it, … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You CAN follow through

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Thompson’s Take: Mental health, drug addiction and a need to do more

Lately, when I consider the Observer, why I founded it and my experiences professionally and in life, I think I started on the wrong foot, quite honestly. You see, I was fresh out of corporate journalism and very much still in the mindset of followers, clicks and trying to cover the “important issues” – which … Continue reading Thompson’s Take: Mental health, drug addiction and a need to do more

ICYMI: Recent performances around Kenosha

KENOSHA ⏤ Recently, I had the pleasure of catching the performances of my friends Would You Kindly?, Violet Wilder and Spirit Shakers, as well as stopping by Rustic Road Brewing's weekly mic. Would You Kindly? and Violet Wilder at Kenosha Creative Space On Feb. 18, the talented local musicians in Would You Kindly? and Violet … Continue reading ICYMI: Recent performances around Kenosha

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Second Baptist Church to host free vaccination clinic Sunday (Feb. 20)

KENOSHA ⏤ Second Baptist Church, 3925 32nd Ave., will host a free, open-to-the-public COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic tomorrow, Feb. 20. The clinic will run from noon to 1 p.m. For incentive, the county is giving $25 Visa gift cards to those who receive a vaccine dose during the event, while supplies last.  What is available … Continue reading Second Baptist Church to host free vaccination clinic Sunday (Feb. 20)

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County: Public Health hosting vaccination clinic Wednesday morning (Feb. 9)

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha County Public Health will be hosting a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the ELCA Outreach Center ⏤ 6218 26th Ave. ⏤ tomorrow, Feb. 9.  Planned for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, the clinic not only offers residents a vaccination, but also a $25 Visa gift card while supplies lasts, according to … Continue reading County: Public Health hosting vaccination clinic Wednesday morning (Feb. 9)

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Around the Scene: Get out to Public Craft and Kenosha Creative Space (playlist)

KENOSHA – While musicians have a chance to start off their week at Rustic Road and Kenosha Fusion on Monday nights, Public Craft Brewing and Kenosha Creative Space have the rest of the week covered. Today, and every Wednesday, local musicians can hang out and also share their talents with two Spirit Shakers at Public … Continue reading Around the Scene: Get out to Public Craft and Kenosha Creative Space (playlist)

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Cold Nights, Warm Lights: Photos from recent open mics 

KENOSHA ⏤ Over the winter months, it sometimes seems as though musicians, like certain other types of life on Earth, hibernate.  However, while cold weather has never been a friend of musicians, there are still plenty of local talented bands and songwriters hitting your local venues and open mics. The stage at Public Craft Brewing … Continue reading Cold Nights, Warm Lights: Photos from recent open mics 

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A YAR grant, a KAC donation, and a reminder from Kenosha County

KENOSHA ⏤ This past week's news in the Kenosha community you may have missed includes a Youth as Resources grant reminder, a donation to Kenosha Achievement Center and also a warning on depositing snow on roadways. Youth as Resources applications open until Jan. 14 Currently, youth groups in the Kenosha community can apply for a … Continue reading A YAR grant, a KAC donation, and a reminder from Kenosha County