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Urban spelunking: Washington Park bandshell / Blatz Temple of Music

Published May 21, 2020

Most Wednesday nights during the summer, there's music at the beautiful art deco bandshell in Washington Park, thanks to a series curated by Washington Park Neighbors association, which for the past four years has rekindled a longstanding tradition in the park, one that embraces live music to build community.

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Washington Park celebrates season with new holiday decorations

Published Dec. 22, 2018

Residents attending the annual gathering of the Washington Park Neighborhood Improvement District and Washington Park Partners were pleased to see dozens of solar-powered holiday wreaths decorating Lisbon Avenue, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Washington Park courts get a "reFRESH"

Published May 19, 2015

Kenny "The Jet" Smith will help make a donation to the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals on behalf of Coors Light, to reFRESH the community basketball court at Washington Park in Milwaukee.

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Chocolate maker, other artisans carve out community in Washington Park

Published Jan. 27, 2015

Dan Bieser, a high school principal turned artisan chocolate maker, is one of the more recent additions to the band of creative entrepreneurs showcasing their talents in the corridor of Lisbon Avenue between 35th and 33rd Streets, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report. Over the past decade, artisans including bread bakers, potters, painters, poets and craftsmen have carved out their own community within the area.

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Common Council approves Milwaukee Promise funding for city neighborhoods

Published Dec. 17, 2014

The Milwaukee Common Council may have held over making a decision on the Milwaukee Streetcar until 2015 in yesterday morning's meeting, but it did approve a recommendation from the Community and Economic Development Committee to allocate $300,000 of Community Development Block Grant funding to the Milwaukee Promise initiative.

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Washington Park: Neighbors+pie=community building

Published Aug. 27, 2014

Community Pie was founded four years ago by Amy Peterson and Jessie Tobin, residents of the Martin Drive neighborhood. The group utilizes the facilities at the Urban Ecology Center, 4515 W. Lisbon Ave., twice a year to bake fruit pies to serve at a Wednesday at the Shell in Washington Park concert in the summer and at Winter Fest in late January. The slices of pie are free.