Volunteers like these happy guys play an essential role in daily operations at the Racine Zoo. Photo submitted. BY ASZYA SUMMERS When thinking about who works at the zoo, most people immediately think of zookeepers, but it takes a variety of people to keep things running smoothly. As an … [Read More...]
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BY JIM MERCIER “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream” was a popular song back in the late ‘20s, and who doesn’t like ice cream? And, as many of you may remember from a previous “Made In Racine” article, Racine made some great ice cream back in the day. Companies such as … [Read More...]
BY KATIE MATTESON Society’s Assets is an Independent Living Center (ILC), one of eight centers in Wisconsin. The local center covers Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock and Jefferson counties. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, ILCs are community-based, non-residential, … [Read More...]
Veronica Averkamp photo. Please introduce yourself: Hello! My name is Tricia Blasko and I am the Curator of Education for the Racine Art Museum and RAM’s Wustum Museum. Where are you from originally? I was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh (Go Steelers!). I … [Read More...]
Neal Wilson makes adjustments to the roaster while producing a fresh batch of coffee. Carl Matteson photos. Restaurant Name: Wilson’s Coffee & Tea Owner’s Name: Neal Wilson and Renae Wilson Year Established: 1991 Location and Contact Info: 3306 Washington Ave., … [Read More...]
Siblings Pam and Brian Kortendick carry on their grandfather’s legacy. Some of Kortendick’s longest-tenured staff include office manager Connie Jorgensen, cashiers Kim Easton and Charlene Anderson and manager Tim Schneider, flanked by members of his customer service team, (from left) Todd … [Read More...]
Director Thom Bowen and assistant director Emily Knaapen are ready to help customers of ReStore Racine. Carl Matteson photo. BY KATIE MATTESON Where can you go in Racine to find new and gently used appliances, furniture and bed frames, tools and hardware, windows and doors, … [Read More...]