LAUREL — To Jose Mares, who turned an urban corner into a thing of beauty. Mares, who lives next door to the Kenosha Rotary Safety Center, 5716 14th Ave., three years ago asked for permission to spruce up the grounds. “Now,” said Safety Officer Dennis Walsh, who staffs the Safety Center, “it’s like a botanical garden. ... He’s in there every day, watering, pulling weeds.” Kudos to Mares for taking the initiative to brighten up his neighborhood.
Mayor John Antaramian easily overcame the first hurdle Thursday evening to his multi-million dollar development program for the city of Kenosha.
The City Plan Commission unanimously approved his plans for a new downtown public parking structure on vacant land east of the Post Office; reconstruction of a large portion of 22nd Avenue; continued cleanup and development of the former Chrysler Engine Plant site; and a $500,000 incentive to assist an unnamed manufacturer’s move into the city.
Let the games begin.
Dozens of professional and inspiring grill masters square off at the sixth annual Grill Games BBQ Competition & Lakefront Festival on Friday and Saturday (Aug. 26-27) at HarborPark’s Celebration Place, located at 56th Street and First Avenue.