February 23, 2017
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Kenosha artists, art organizations receive honorsKENOSHA NEWS STAFF

Five artists and arts organizations will receive Awards of Excellence this month from the city of Kenosha’s Commission on the Arts.

A reception honoring the winners will be held Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The event begins with networking at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, though reservations are required.

Fix It: Graffiti on Simmons Island bridgeBY BRIAN PASSINO

Today’s problem: KH contacted Fix It about graffiti in the Harborside area on the 50th Street bridge that connects Harborside to Simmons Island.

KH wrote, “This is the worse it has been. This tagging up the stairs is fairly new. This area gets tagged all year long. The rocks along the harbor have graffiti too. (It’s) been there all summer. You can see it from the east side of the bridge. It is such an image problem for the area. I don’t think painting over it looks much better. I just don’t understand why the city won’t consider cameras.

Community Connection: Big Brothers Big SistersBY MELINDA TICHELAAR

The Kenosha News asked Ashleigh Henrichs, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine and Kenosha Counties, about the organization, what it does, and how people can get involved.

Q. What's the mission of your organization?

Snapshot: Kenosha woman turns her passion for knitting into a businessBY SEAN KRAJACIC

Mindy McTernan, 40, opened her store, Fiddlehead Yarns, 7511 26th Ave., in 2006, just four years after discovering knitting. She immersed herself in knitting to keep her hands busy while pursuing a graduate degree.

Q. What got you into knitting?

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