Tonight’s meeting: City Council to address alternative crowd control, TIDs

KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the Kenosha Common Council will vote on crowd-control alternatives for police and a couple of tax incremental districts (TIDs) Mayor John Antaramian is proposing.  Notably missing from tonight’s agenda, however, is Dist. 10 Ald. Anthony Kennedy’s recent face mask regulation proposal. Kennedy decided to pull that proposed resolution ⏤ crafted in response [...]

Kenosha Uptown’s Days of Healing kicks off today with ‘Spirituals United’

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KENOSHA ⏤ Beginning today with a prayer walk event, and over the next several days, Uptown Kenosha will be focused on one thing: healing.  The result of a collaboration between several local organizations and business ⏤ including Bellissima’s Boutique, Hot Mess Studios LLC, Kenosha Beauty Supply, Jockey and S’Lush Daiquiri Lounge and Grill ⏤ the [...]

Small Projects Relocation Plan on City Council agenda for displaced 16th Avenue homeowners

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Relocations a result of extension plan for street, affecting eight properties KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the City Council will discuss an agreement for a small projects relocation plan affecting approximately two homeowners, eight properties and nine residents as a result of the 16th Avenue ROW Project in Uptown. The meeting will take place tonight (Aug. 2) [...]

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 [...]

#HCS: Grace Welcome Center cuts ribbon on new cooler, celebrates anniversary

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“God, we sit in this basement in Grace Welcome Center ready to see you in our midst. Open our eyes and our hearts to greet you and all that come this day.” KENOSHA ⏤ Those were the closing words of Pastor Kevin Beebe’s prayer in the Grace Welcome Center basement Wednesday as the pantry cut [...]

Alderperson announcement, City Council #OfInterest this week

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KENOSHA ⏤ This week, Observer readers found the words of Alderperson Jan Michalski and also Alderperson Holly Kangas of the City Council to be #OfInterest. Of primary focus, Michalski announced that Gorman's will be bringing a full grocery store to the Uptown Neighborhood. Not only will this be coming to Uptown, but it will be [...]

Michalski: Full grocery store coming to Uptown Neighborhood

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KENOSHA ⏤ City officials are working to bring a full grocery store to the Uptown Neighborhood, right on 22nd Avenue, according to Dist. 3 Ald. Jan Michalski. Michalski announced the full-service grocery, which he identified as Gorman’s, would occupy the old Salvation Army lot in Uptown during a ribbon cutting Wednesday at Grace Welcome Center.  [...]

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Help with Uptown Neighborhood clean-up tomorrow (April 22)

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tomorrow, volunteers once again have the opportunity to help their neighbors and their community with neighborhood clean-up efforts in Uptown. Thursday’s event will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It marks the second time that Uptown Kenosha Inc., Kenosha Community Health Center, My Sister’s House, Building Our Future and The Green [...]

Michalski sponsoring second Uptown cleanup this Saturday; alderpersons share comments on various topics

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KENOSHA ⏤ While last night’s meeting didn’t have any hot button topics on the agenda, alderpersons spent the end sharing a few important local things on their minds. https://youtu.be/ofAxmrwsY_U During the alderpersons’ comments portion of last night’s Kenosha City Council meeting, Dist. 3 Ald. Jan Michalski, Dist. 2 Ald. Bill Siel, Dist. 16 Ald. Dominic [...]

#OfInterest: An application, Pride news and an art walkthrough

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KENOSHA ⏤ This past week's news touched on various groups within the overall city, bringing news of the return of the Kenosha Pride festival. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Uptown Observer readers also paid attention to the story of two applications the city's Licenses and Permits Committee arguably gave different treatment. Our supporters also went on a walkthrough of [...]

Uptown Opportunity: Help with monthly clean-up effort in Uptown neighborhood starting April 3

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tomorrow, the whole Kenosha community will have the opportunity to come together for a good cause: clean-up efforts in the Uptown neighborhood. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata According to Uptown Kenosha Inc. Board President Krista Maurer, the business association will be collaborating with quite a few organizations to lead the neighborhood clean-up efforts over the weekend, and [...]

Kenosha police seeking information on Tuesday shooting near Grace Lutheran Church

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KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating one or more suspects involved in a shooting Tuesday that left a 19-year-old in critical condition. https://www.facebook.com/olfashionednews/videos/10159591355598013 According to a KPD release Wednesday morning, officers were called to the 5900 block of 20th Avenue around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night. There, near the [...]

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

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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 green energy initiatives. https://www.facebook.com/104994688045055/videos/177779017254443 The group ⏤ led by Grace Lutheran Church Pastor Jonathan Barker ⏤ is fasting to pressure the state Legislature to pass Gov. Tony Evers’ climate justice [...]

From Our Founder: Be part of the change in Kenosha journalism; sponsor the Observer

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https://videopress.com/v/GObqrnpv?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata KENOSHA ⏤ You may have noticed video ads popping up on the Uptown Observer website recently seeking people to sponsor our work. Like the ones I’ve blatantly placed on this page as well.  This has been a soft signal from me that I am opening the door for sponsors.  Here’s the overt signal https://videopress.com/v/Wpdx2tXi?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata [...]

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

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https://youtu.be/iKlT3DmRw9w 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 down in May 2017 and her own experience as a single mother, Griffin wanted to make a difference in people's lives.  https://youtu.be/qtSg8gHczpg After she went through her own trials [...]