Wisconsin News Briefs

Breaking Bread Community Thanksgiving

Feast Returns this Thursday

Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II is inviting area residents to attend the 4th annual Breaking Bread Community Thanksgiving Feast this holiday season. This event is entirely free and open to the public, and will take place from noon–3 p.m. at the empty lot located at N. 35th and W. Center Street.

The event, hosted by Dream Team United MKE, will include a free traditional Thanksgiving meal served in a heated tent, as well as a giveaway of coats, hats, gloves, socks, and groceries while supplies last.  Winter apparel will be available in sizes for women, men, and children.  For additional information please contact Dream Team United MKE at DreamTeamMKE@gmail.com.

What: Breaking Bread Thanksgiving Feast

When: Thursday, Nov. 24 from Noon – 3 p.m.

Where: North 35th and West Center Street

Final Day for 79th Annual

Holiday Folk Fair International

Produced by the International Institute of Wisconsin (IIW) and with a theme of “Celebrate the Culture of Living Heritage,” the event features an assortment of ethnic foods, music and dance performances, historical displays on ethnic cultures, arts and crafts displays, shopping opportunities, and educational demonstrations.

Special attractions in 2022 include invited international performers and artisans, cultural murals produced by Milwaukee Public Schools Fine Arts Department students, photographic exhibits, the Artisan corner, the Dirty Kettle Native American interactive display, the Wisconsin Woodturners, and a bonsai exhibit.  An interdenominational religious service will take place today at 10:30 a.m. in the Tanzhaus.

The event has the All Nations Theater with traditional music and dance; the World Café offering traditional dishes; the Tanzhauz, sponsored by Mad City Windows and Baths, where attendees dance and sing along with a variety of musical stylings; the Coffee House where patrons enjoy a beverage and baked goods while listening to talented musicians; Heritage Lane, presented by Everdry, with unique traditions and customs through interactive exhibits; the International Bazaar sponsored by Bath Fitter, where cultural artifacts create a unique shopping experience; the Children’s Area, presented by Leafguard, where young people explore their heritage; and the Callen Chefs Stage featuring local chefs preparing traditional cuisine.

WHO: Exhibitors, Performers, and Event Attendees

WHAT: 79th Annual Holiday Folk Fair International

WHERE: State Fair Park Exposition Center

WHEN: Sun., Nov. 24 • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thanksgiving Holiday Travelers Eliminate Distractions

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is encouraging Thanksgiving holiday travelers to plan ahead for heavy traffic along key travel corridors.  Highway projects that may impact travelers include:

Columbia County: Construction is underway at the I-39/90/94 and WIS 60 interchange near Arlington and Lodi. I-39/90/94 remains open to three lanes in each direction.

Juneau County: I-90/94 is open to two lanes in each direction on temporary roadway and bridge structures at the WIS 82 interchange in Mauston.

Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties: Work is ongoing on I-43 between Capitol Drive and WIS 60. Motorists can expect lane closures and speed limit reductions in certain segments. The ramps at Hampton Avenue and County Line Road remain closed.

Milwaukee County: Motorists will encounter a traffic shift on I-41/US 45 (Zoo Interchange North Leg Project) between Watertown Plank Road and North Avenue. Exit ramps at North Avenue and Mayfair Road remain closed. Holiday shopping traffic is encouraged to access Mayfair Road from either Burleigh Street or Watertown Plank Road.

Portage County: US 10/WIS 66 is reduced to a single lane in each direction at I-39. The I-39 northbound exit ramp to US 10 east is closed and detoured via I-39 and WIS 66/Stanley Street. The I-39 southbound to westbound WIS 66 turn lane is closed and detoured via I-39 and County HH. The westbound US 10 to I-39 southbound left turn lane is closed and detoured via I-39 and WIS 66/Stanley Street. The eastbound US 10/WIS 66 to I-39 northbound left turn lane is closed and detoured via I-39 and County HH.