Community Spotlight

Kohl’s donates truckloads of holiday gifts to Penfield Children’s Center

January 22, 2014

More than eighteen Kohl’s associates delivered truckloads of more than 600 wrapped holiday gifts for children enrolled at Penfield Children’s Center on Friday, December 6, 2013. The gifts, donated by Kohl’s associates, were handed out on Saturday during Penfield’s annual holiday party. Over 90 percent of the children served by Penfield Children’s Center live at… [Read More]

Northwest Activities Center hosts first annual O’Bee’s Toy House

January 17, 2014

The Northwest Family Activity & Events Center hosted its first Mrs. O’Bee’s Toy House on Sunday, December 8, 2013. This event was open to children 12 and under who were accompanied by an adult. Each child was permitted to select a toy. Children were also able to enjoy the special treats provided by the friends… [Read More]

AT&T Pioneers donate over 530 winter clothing items to help keep students warm this winter at Clarke Street, Ben Franklin schools

January 17, 2014

‘Warm Smiles for Kids’ program accepting donations through January 31 Pictured  (from left) are Clarke Street School Principal Daryl Burns, AT&T Pioneer Jeanette St. Onge, and AT&T’s Dextra Hadnot with students who received donations of winter items from the AT&T Pioneers. Students from two of Milwaukee Public elementary schools will have winter clothing items to… [Read More]

An evening of elegance and grace: The Class of 2013 Debutantes

January 17, 2014

The 40th Annual Alpha Kapa Alpha Debutante Cotillion was held at the Milwaukee Pfister Hotel on Saturday, November 30, 2013. This event was sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. See page 2 for the full list of Debutantes. The Christian Business and Professional Alliance held their 33rd Annual Debutante Cotillion on Friday, November… [Read More]

Community steps up to help young families

January 16, 2014

Residents across Southeastern Wisconsin stepped up to help families with newborns and young babies by participating in an annual event that assists agencies that work with needy families. The Community Baby Shower is a project of WTMJ TV in partnership with Sentry Foods, United Healthcare and the Social Development Commission. On Friday, January 10, 2014… [Read More]

Mrs. Gardner and Mrs. Sprewer celebrate 90th birthdays

November 13, 2013

Mrs. Clara Gardner, 90, and Mrs. LaVern Sprewer, 92, church members at the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, 2500 W. Medford Ave., (front row seated) jointly celebrated their birthdays on Sunday, October 20, 2013, with family and friends who congregated for a wonderful afternoon of remembrances, served up with cake and punch in the lower level… [Read More]

AT&T Pioneers donate backpacks to school students

October 21, 2013

Milwaukee area AT&T Pioneers donated more than 620 backpacks to Milwaukee elementary school students. One of the sites the Pioneers visited was the Young Leaders Academy, 1350 W. North Ave. Each year the Pioneers fill backpacks with school supplies to help needy students. Several Pioneers pictured delivering backpacks to Young Leaders Academy include: Charles Smith,… [Read More]

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. reaches $263,711 in donations to support the American Red Cross

October 10, 2013

Present at the check presentation (from left) are Special Events Mgr. for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Colleen Hider; American Red Cross, Regional CEO Patty Flowers; The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Vice President Christine Hojnacki, and American Red Cross Chief Development Officer Jed Lapid.   The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT) raised $263,711 through customer donations from June… [Read More]

Lower income? Don’t pass up the saver’s credit

October 10, 2013

By Jason Alderman Director of Visa’s financial education programs   In 2002, Congress passed legislation to create an income tax credit designed to encourage lower- and middle- income people to save money for retirement. The saver’s credit, worth up to $1,000 a year for individuals ($2,000 for couples filing jointly), rewards people for contributing to… [Read More]

Wisconsin Black Historical Society hosts elected officials discussing gun violence

October 2, 2013

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