Wisconsin News Briefs

Bloom and Groom Brightens Eleven Milwaukee Neighborhoods in May Flowers Bring Residents Together, Build Community Strength

MILWAUKEE – The City of Milwaukee and its Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC) will again coordinate the sale and distribution of nearly 50,000 flowers to residents in 11 different neighborhoods around Milwaukee during the month of May.

The first “Bloom and Groom” weekend will kick off this Saturday, May 14, at various locations throughout the city. The objective of the effort is to both beautify neighborhoods with flowers planted at homes, and to build local cooperation to address concerns.

The City is working with community partners and local vendors to provide the flowers at a discounted price. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s efforts were highly successful with residents obtaining the flowers, planting them at their properties, and working together with their neighbors on local issues.

A full list of “Bloom and Groom” hosting organizations, dates and times, and locations during the month of May are below.

May 14, 2022

Holler Park Neighborhood Association: 8am-12pm at 5206 South 9th Street

Enderis Park Neighborhood Association: 9am-11am at 71st Street & Hadley

Havenwoods Neighborhood Partnership: 10am-1pm at 5641 North 68th Street

VIA Community Development Corporation: 10am-12pm at 1530 South 38th Street

May 21, 2022

• Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers: 10am-1pm at 1400 West Harrison Avenue

• Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative: 10am-12pm at 1114 South 25th Street

• Washington Heights Neighborhood Association: 10am-1pm at 2111 North 49th Street

• Riverworks Development Corporation: 10am-2pm at 3350 North Holton Street

May 26, 2022

Metcalfe Park Community Bridges: 1pm-3pm at 3400 West Center Street

May 28, 2022

• Southside Organizing Center: 9am-1pm at 1031 South 9th Street

• Century City Triangle Neighborhood Association: 10am-12pm at 29th & Melvina

WISCONSIN Reading Corps Expands into more thanTwice as many Schools, Doubles

Number of Tutors Needed

MILWAUKEE, –Wisconsin Reading Corps announces that it is doubling the number of reading tutors for the 2022-23 school year, as it expands into 149 schools. In response to the unprecedented educational challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Reading Corps is seeking 300 tutors to serve in schools across the state. Tutors will begin serving in August.

Galindo said no teaching experience is needed. Reading Corps tutors are fully trained and serve on-site at the school 35 or 25 hours a week. All tutors receive a stipend every two weeks, plus up to $4,500 to pay for college tuition or student loans.

Boho Posh Picnics Brings a New Dining Experience to Sheboygan

SHEBOYGAN, WI — The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay aim to provide a wide variety of services, resources, and expertise to help encourage entrepreneurial opportunities in Sheboygan County, including businesses that offer unique services and experiences to the community.

With the assistance of the SCEDC and SBDC, Lisa Salgado started Boho Posh Picnics, a new picnic rental service that provides a unique dining experience to Sheboygan, WI. Luxury picnics are popular in major cities across the country and the mission of Boho Posh Picnics is to offer this service locally in Sheboygan. Salgado founded the business with the goal of using luxury picnic settings to create memorable moments for others.

Evergreen Park, Deland Park Beach, and Blue Harbor Beach (South Beach).   When you rent a picnic from Boho Posh Picnics, they curate your choice picnic setting and wait for you to arrive.

Customers can choose from three different Picnic Palette options— Seaside Escape, Romantic Rose, or Falling for Fall. The rentals provide the picnic setting for customers to bring their favorite food and drink— delivery is also a great option to support local restaurants.

In the future, Boho Posh Picnics is looking to expand and offer new picnic palette options, locations and party-sizes.   To learn more about Boho Posh Picnics, visit https://bohoposhpicnics.com