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Articles tagged with 'Kids'


"Good eggs" run Robyn's Nest organization

Published Nov. 22, 2015

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin offers an array of social services, including The Robyn's Nest, run by Lona Long and a team of volunteers to provide clothing and other items to kids and foster families.


Kids' birthday party guide, 2015

Published Sept. 13, 2015

Whether your kid is more bouncy or more craft-oriented, there's a Brew City birthday party that can accommodate his / her wishes - and hopefully your budget.


Milwaukee Talks: Children's Hospital CEO Peggy Troy

Published July 29, 2015

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is more than a hospital. It's at the center of an ongoing discussion about health, wellness and access to care for all kids in the state. Today, Peggy Troy talks about the mission, vision, challenges and opportunities at Children's.


9 must-try treasures of KeyLime Cove

Published June 21, 2015

KeyLime Cove has a lot of offerings, from thrilling water slides to decadent food items, but it's the simple stuff that makes an overnight at KeyLime Cove a true treasure trove of fun.


Fox and Branch offer "Jug Band Jamboree" day camp

Published June 10, 2015

Dave Fox and Will Branch have been a musical duo and "jug band" called Fox & Branch for two decades, bringing joyful sounds to grown ups and children. For the first time this July, they will offer a day camp for kids at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.


Milwaukee's The MINI Classy sells kids' clothing to the stars

Published June 2, 2015

In September 2013, designers Michelle Lopez and Andrea Dotzauer - along with Dima Pochtarev - started a children's clothing business, The MINI Classy, offering "high-end streetwear" for kids. Numerous celebrity's children have been photographed in MiniClassy clothing, including the kids of Kourtney Kardashian, Tori Spelling and more.


Making strides in reducing infant mortality and premature births

Published May 15, 2015

Nearly 30 years ago, Raina Johnson was born three months premature. Since 1985, times have drastically changed in the medical profession, and we've seen tremendous advances in medical technology and neonatal care. But despite the gains that we've made on reducing the infant mortality rate in Milwaukee, there is still work to do.


Sydney b. opens in Shorewood

Published May 6, 2015

Sydney b., a boutique for children, opened in Shorewood today. The shop, 4529 N. Oakland Ave., offers unique clothing, shoes, accessories and educational toys for kids ages 0 to 12 years old.


How did the once-struggling Betty Brinn Museum clear 20 years?

Published April 12, 2015

Two decades ago, the Betty Brinn Museum was in financial danger. Today the children's museum is thriving and welcomes 200,000 visitors every year. It wasn't an easy road, but one that executive director Fern Shupeck was determined to walk.


EBT cards not a solution for WI Shares program flaws

Published April 2, 2015

Electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards are not a solution to the most glaring flaws in the WI Shares program. A program whose neglectful funding has left our most vulnerable children stuck in a second class system of child care, with the highest quality providers working not towards a five-star YoungStar rating, but instead towards the day when they can leave the program altogether by serving 100 percent wealthier, private pay families.


Local author and artist resurrects "The Bezert"

Published Nov. 8, 2014

More than 15 years ago, Maria Knier wrote and illustrated a book, "The Bezert," and then set it aside to pursue other avenues. On Monday, Nov. 10, The Bezert will be released by Little Bahalia Publishing after a recent re-editing and re-illustrating of the original copy.


"Spencers: Theatre of Illusion" levitates the stereotypical magic show

Published Oct. 19, 2014

Kevin Spencer is well aware of the backlash that can happen from calling oneself a magician or an illusionist. Spencer - along with his wife, Linda - brings "Spencers: Theatre of Illusion" to the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The show is a mix of theater, rock concert and magic.