Muralists for a Day

Meet Molly Balch and her Dad Gareth. They joined dozens of volunteers that painted murals on the protective plywood installed throughout Downtown Kenosha Thursday.

Gareth admits it was all Molly’s idea to join in and they were at it with full hot sun on them for about five hours.

The effort has been organized by Kenosha Creative Space and you too can join in tomorrow (Friday 8/28). Just check in at KCS, 624 57th St.

Kenosha Curfew and Press Conferences

Kenosha’s curfew hours are now 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. These hours will remain in effect until Sunday unless announced otherwise.

A press conference was conducted Wednesday afternoon by Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian, Kenosha Chief of Police Daniel Miskinis, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth and Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser.

Daily press conferences will be conducted every day at 1:00 p.m. Please make a point to watch.

Perhaps you can view today’s press conference by either watching a re-run or finding it on TV station websites of your choice.

Upper East Debut

Culinary Infusion hosted its first wedding inside the newly renovated Upper East banquet hall Saturday, signaling the start of a new era inside the former Barden’s Department Store at 622 58th St.

100 attendees gathered inside the spacious facility that is capable of accommodating 350 guests. “We could not be more excited about the outcome of our endeavor,” said Culinary Infusion owner Keith Meyer.

Accessible Mats Arrive on Simmons Island

Lynn Marie takes her son Tyler Hastings for a stroll on one of two newly installed mobility mats on Simmons Island beach Tuesday afternoon.

Tyler’s family reached out to City Hall last year after seeing beach mats used in Racine. Unanimous support by the city’s Public Works Committee and City Council followed, setting the stage for Tuesday’s unveiling. Tyler can’t wait to board a family jet ski for a Lake Michigan cruise.

Outdoor Markets a Hit Saturday

Masks and crowd control were an added feature as Kenosha’s outdoor market season debuted Saturday.

Kenosha HarborMarket, the city’s mainstay and foundational enterprise, controlled the steady flow of customers as did the newly formed Kenosha Public Market, located in the City Hall parking lot.

Warm, sunny weather attracted the experienced and curious shoppers, thankful for an outdoor leisurely summer pastime.

If the summer weather pattern continues each and every weekend, it will be a successful market season for all.

Kenosha HarborMarket customers queue up for entrance In an effort to create safe distancing.
The new Kenosha Public Market is designed for wide, one way foot traffic in an effort to avoid crowding.

Kneel For Nine

Over 2,000 people of all ages and races and beliefs gathered in Civic Center Park for Tuesday evening’s Kneel For Nine. It was well spirited and respectful and honorable.

The event’s name symbolically refers to the nearly nine minutes that police officer David Chauvin kneeled on the neck of George Floyd on May 23. A variety of chants rang out in unison with each passing minute.

The Kenosha Police Department assisted the departing crowd, some marching through downtown Kenosha with squad cars following up.