Native American drum demo, Creative Space mic are tonight’s events

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight (July 22), you can attend an event that will teach you about Native American culture and drumming, and also Creative Space's open mic. Up first, the Native American drum demonstration event will take place at the marina square near Southport Marina starting at 6:30 p.m. Al Orion RestingHawk will lead the demo. [...]

Observer on the Scene: Live at Kenosha COR, city meetings

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KENOSHA ⏤ The Observer has been on the scene of government meetings and also a few announcements recently ⏤ including the move of the Great Lakes Brew Fest. Kenosha COR debut (July 7, 2021) Last week, Kenosha Coalition Organizing for Resolution hosted its initial press conference introducing itself to the community.  During the conference, leaders [...]

KCOR hoping to help stop violence before police intervention

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KENOSHA ⏤ A new community group ⏤ Kenosha Coalition Organizing for Resolution (KCOR) ⏤ hopes to de-escalate situations before they reach the point of violence and police involvement in the city. On Wednesday, KCOR held a press conference in Civic Center Park to introduce themselves to the community. Watch the full conference below. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/videos/397053485079759/ What [...]

City government, music and Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood June’s top subjects

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Observer readers focused on our "Around the Mics" galleries, local government coverage and the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood discussion last month. Therefore, below, take a moment to look at the stories that your community spent time with from the Observer in June. You may even catch bits of information you previously missed. If you also like [...]

Local leaders praise Evers for signing AB 374, opioid settlement bill into law

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Kenosha County officials Wednesday expressed gratitude after Gov. Tony Evers signed AB 374 into law. The move frees up settlement funds for opioid addiction mitigation and abatement efforts. 2021 Assembly Bill 374 addresses settlement of the multidistrict opiate litigation. In this specific instance, it addresses the multidistrict litigation titled In re: National [...]

Thompson’s Take (Opinion): The wrong people are excited about Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood

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Lately, when I think about the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood project near Uptown Kenosha, I return to the same thought: The wrong people are excited about this. See, I’ve obviously been following developments on it, and recently, I attended the public input session on the project at the old Brown Bank Building. Now, I acknowledge the [...]

Observer on the Scene: Brent Penny at Creative Space; poetry at Lincoln Park; gentrification discussion

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KENOSHA ⏤ From time to time, the Uptown Observer finds itself with a cache of videos of live music, poetry and other events that we take on the scene of happenings each week. N However, due to time, they do not routinely see the light of day. Therefore, this is the first installment in what [...]

Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood input session held in Uptown

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tuesday evening, Smith Group and the city of Kenosha held an input session with the community on the design of the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood near Uptown. The session, held at the former Brown Bank Building at 2216 63rd St., started at 5 p.m. KIN info session setup https://youtu.be/2FEvvPXZxoQ A walk through the input session [...]

ICYMI: Juneteenth Festival, Make Music Day welcome celebrations of shared joys

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KENOSHA ⏤ Recently, local organizers and musicians have brought a sense of community to the city. Residents may have witnessed this particularly with the Juneteenth and Make Music Day events. Juneteenth Festival On Saturday, upwards of 60 vendors took to the field across from the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha. The smell of barbecue [...]

Thompson’s Take: We need to know each other, so we can listen to each other again

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“Now is the time to come together.” There is no doubt in my mind that you’ve heard those words a lot in 2021.  I’m also fairly certain that they have hit with different degrees of sincerity based on who has said them to you.  As I walk around Kenosha, I know that the city fractured [...]