#HumanityCenteredSaturday: A leader walks into a barbershop …

Alvin owens serves community with ‘collective’ KENOSHA ⏤ Known for his amazing haircuts and involvement in local activism supporting communities of color, Alvin D. Owens

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‘Wisconsin 7’ kick off 22-day fast in Kenosha to support climate initiatives

KENOSHA ⏤ The group now known as the “Wisconsin 7” took their last bites before starting a 22-day fast on Thursday, March 4, to support

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wisconsin 6

Wisconsin 6 to take last bites Thursday at Grace before 22-day fast

KENOSHA ⏤ While fasting in Biblical context mostly pertained to seeking something from God, the Wisconsin 6 are using it in the hopes of attaining

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#HumanityCenteredSaturday: A sit-down with ‘Mama’ Arnetta Griffin

KENOSHA ⏤ Known as “Mama” in her community, Arnetta Griffin has been working to better Kenosha, doing God’s work.  With First Step Warming Center shutting

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Observer Conversations: ‘Baskets of Joy’ w/Danielle Rasmussen

KENOSHA ⸺ How can you bring joy into a local child’s day for only $12.66? Danielle Rasmussen has an answer with “Baskets of Joy”. Support

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Good Morning, Kenosha (Feb. 26, 2021)

Good Morning, Kenosha! The Uptown Observer’s stringer Jordan Pauley, of Pauley’s Pro Pics, got up early to capture some local beauty this morning. Enjoy a

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HUMANITY-CENTERED SATURDAY: Jo Wynn helps the homeless, the historically underserved

KENOSHA ⏤ Jo Wynn has served her community for the vast majority of the time she’s lived in it.  Wynn has lived in Kenosha now

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Saturday Morning Mix (Feb. 13, 2021)

KENOSHA ⏤ A mix of important announcements ⏤ including Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis’ upcoming retirement ⏤ made this week a substantial one in the

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Local leader to take part in ‘Trace the Line’ panel

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenoshan Porche Bennett-Bey will serve as a panelist at an event drawing Midwest leaders together to talk about moving forward in 2021. The

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Good Morning, Kenosha! (Feb. 11, 2021)

Good Morning! The Uptown Observer‘s stringer Jordan Pauley, of Pauley’s Pro Pics, took photos this chilly morning in Kenosha.    See his work below.  Latest

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From Our Community: Free bread and milk giveaway at Grace

KENOSHA ⏤ Grace Welcome Center will be hosting a free bread and milk giveaway Feb. 11 and Feb. 12. Recently, the center found itself with

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Grace continues serving community in uncertain times (video)

KENOSHA ⏤ Grace Welcome Center in Kenosha’s Uptown neighborhood has faced many uncertainties since COVID-19 hit the area last March. However, amid potentially facing dwindling

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Observer In-Depth: Grace Welcome volunteers risk safety to take care of city’s vulnerable citizens

KENOSHA ⏤ When the pandemic started, volunteers at Grace Welcome Center got together and came to a decision: If they die from doing their work,

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Artists, venues struggle for survival during COVID-19 era

Musicians, owners open up about challenges in staying afloat KENOSHA ⏤ Imagine, if you will, the struggle of watching as 50% to 100% of your

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100 Fridays

‘100 Fridays’ press conference at Grace Welcome Center (#ICYMI)

KENOSHA — On Friday, Jan. 29, Rev. Jonathan Barker of Grace Lutheran Church completed 100 Fridays of fasting in order to support increasing green energy

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Saints Radio: Snowed-In Sunday playlist

KENOSHA — With most Kenoshans’ cars buried in a layer of the white stuff and residents somewhat snowed-in, why not stay home and listen to

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‘We need more love in this community’

‘Building Hope’ panelists discuss changing roles in 2020 unrest, hopes for 2021 KENOSHA ⸺ “We need more love in this community.” After an hour-and-a-half-long conversation,

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reaching out

Tonight’s events: ‘Reaching Out’ debut and Kenosha County Racial Equity Work Group meeting

‘Reaching Out’ event to share United Way resources Tonight at 5 p.m. the United Way of Kenosha County will be reviewing resources available to the

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Alderman, supervisor and artist spend days ‘Freezing for a Reason’ for Grace Welcome Center

The week of Jan. 18, Ald. Dominic Ruffalo, County Supervisor Andy Berg and artist Katy Wallner spent several days and nights in the cold. Their

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A Tale of Three Applicants

Licenses and Permits Committee approves one application, defers others KENOSHA ⸺ During last night’s Licenses and Permits Committee meeting, the few listening gleaned not only

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