COVID-19 + Social Distancing = No Door to Door Campaigning

There really is no other choice.

The public’s health in the face of an unprecedented pandemic is too valuable to risk.

I’m thankful for meeting so many of my fellow constituents of the 2nd District, but that effort must now move online and to the phone lines.

While we all adapt our personal and work lives to minimize the impact of COVID-19, I will use this platform to share up to date information concerning Kenosha’s response to ensuring public health.

Monday marks the start of many significant closures in the community, and here they are:

KUSD – March 16 through April 6

Kenosha Museums – March 16 through April 3

Kenosha Public Libraries – March 16 through April 6

YMCA – March 16 through March 29

Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha – March 16 through April 5

To stay current on Kenosha County’s response and to seek more information, I recommend this link.

Stay tuned and take care.

Call me if you’d like at 657-3434.

The lights are on at Downtown’R Saloon

A house full of invited guests sampled the latest offerings of Kenosha’s newest eatery during a soft opening Thursday night at 707 56th St.

Host Terry Nelson has met his goal of having the Downtown’R Saloon ready for its official opening on St. Patrick’s Day. The smell of smoked meats which anchors a southwest menu permeated the air of happy well wishers.

The Mayor’s Office issues an important press release – Please Read

I had hopes of sharing the response to Thursday night’s informational meeting regarding the city’s new garbage collection system at the Kenosha Public Museum, but it and all other meetings have been postponed due to public health concerns.

Anderson Arts Center Grand Reopening

A full house of guests gathered to mark the Grand Reopening of the Anderson Arts Center Saturday night, including about a dozen Anderson family members.

The famed gallery underwent a $4.3 million renovation that includes a new geothermal heating and cooling system that will protect future art exhibitions. Newly painted walls, lighting system and a versatile frame hanging system will accent those displays as well.

The former mansion’s roof was replaced as well as most of the windows. A sparkling set of new restrooms now occupy the former garage and the building is now handicapped accessible.

Davis Anderson was one of about a dozen Anderson family members to attend the Grand Reopening of the Anderson Arts Center Saturday night.
Ed Kubicki, Kemper Center Director (right) gathers with several Anderson family members for a ribbon cutting during Saturday night’s Grand Reopening of the Anderson Arts Center.

Valentine’s Day Treat

A standing room only crowd at Public Craft Brewing was treated to a personification of Valentine’s Day by Babe-alon 5 Friday night, whose melodies were sweeter than a bag of conversation hearts and sassier too. They’re welcome back to the Second District anytime. It’s businesses such as Public that are driving economic diversity downtown. Who knew economic development could be so much fun?