May 30, 2017
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Susan Andrea-Schlenker, center, participates in an early morning yoga class at the Southport Beach House in May 2016. The community yoga classes are among the programs the Southport Beach Association works to provide to bring the community into the park. ( KENOSHA NEWS FILE PHOTO BY SEAN KRAJACIC )

Community Connection: Southport Park Association

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This week’s featured community group is the Southport Park Association. Board member Margaret Heller provided the answers.

Kenosha News: What is the mission of your organization?

Southport Park Assocation: To preserve the Southport Park as a vital cultural, educational and recreational resource which has enhanced the quality of life for generations of Kenoshans, to establish a vibrant public /private partnership based on a shared commitment for Southport Park, and to inspire enduring stewardship for Kenosha's urban green spaces in Southport Park and Parks throughout our community for generations to come.


Community Connection: Kenosha Community Sailing Center

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This week’s featured organization is the Kenosha Community Sailing Center. Marketing intern Mara Alvarez Picon provided the answers.

Kenosha News: Who are the leaders of your organization?

Community Connection: Prevention Services Network

This week’s featured community organization is Prevention Services Network. The answers were provided by outreach coordinator Erin Morey.

What’s the mission of your organization?

Community Connection: Pleasant Prairie Police Officers Appreciation Association

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This week’s featured organization is the Pleasant Prairie Police Officers Appreciation Association. Committee member Sara Borst provided the answers.

What’s the mission of your organization?

Community Connection: Special Olympics - Southeastern Region

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This week’s featured organization is Special Olympics Wisconsin - Southeastern Region. Southeastern Regional Director of Development Brittany Neukirchen provided the answers.

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy while participating in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Community Connection: Music drives Fine Arts at First

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This week’s featured organization is Fine Arts at First. Director Jessica DeBoer provided the answers.

Q. What’s the mission of your organization?

Community Connection: Kindred Kitties

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The featured organization in this week’s Community Connection is Kindred Kitties. President Cathy McDowell provided the answers.

Q: What’s the mission of your organization?

Community Connection: Rotary Club of Kenosha

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The featured organization in this week’s Community Connection is Rotary Club of Kenosha. President Rita Hagen provided the answers.

What is the mission of your organization?

Community Connection: Kenosha Symphony aims to enrich community

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The featured organization in this week’s Community Connection is the Kenosha Symphony. Secretary Elizabeth Tercek provided the answers.

What’s the mission of your organization?

Garden of Eatin-Kenosha continues to grow

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The featured organization in this week’s Community Connection is Garden of Eatin-Kenosha. Executive Director Andy Berg provided the answers.

What's the mission of your organization?

Community Connection: Hospice Alliance

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The featured organization in this week’s Community Connection is Hospice Alliance. Executive Director Rita Hagen provided the answers.

What’s the mission of your organization?

Community Connection: Root-Pike WIN

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The featured organization in this week’s Community Connection is the Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network. Community Connection is a weekly feature of the Kenosha News helping people learn about organizations making a difference in our county’s communities and sharing ways to get involved.

Community Connection: Big Brothers Big Sisters

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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?

Community Connection: Kenosha Forgotten Friends helps homeless and abused animals

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What's the mission of your organization?

Kenosha Forgotten Friends, Inc is a non-profit organization whose mission is the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of homeless, abused, abandoned , neglected and surrendered animals. Our goal is to nurture these animals in loving foster homes while providing quality veterinary care, socialization and rehabilitation while seeking to place them in permanent loving homes

Community Connection: ELCA Outreach Center

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This is the first installment of a new feature at the Kenosha News. Community Connection will profile organizations making a difference in our county’s communities and share ways you can get involved.

The first group is the ELCA Outreach Center. Executive Director Karl Erickson answered questions about the organization’s mission, its history and what it needs going forward.

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