Tuesday, August 28, 2018

So, I'm here in my multiple capacities at the Hospitality Center, where so many good things happen here. It's more than just what it looks like on the surface.

1) They serve a hot breakfast in the morning, and dinner for a midday meal on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Anyone is welcome, it is a judgment-free zone for homeless, at risk of being homeless, mental health issues, needing a social outlet, and just because you want something different to do.
2) On Thursdays, they host a clothing ministry for those in dire need, and always are in need of so many supplies from clothing (all sizes from baby to big & tall), especially undergarments, personal care items, and anything you can think of.
3) AA meetings and other support groups are available on Tuesdays.
4) Laundry services, bus passes, and other helpful services are available.
5) On occasional Mondays, free haircuts are provided.

Because so much is offered, it is a huge task for one place to offer so much, and there are even MORE that's here, and also realize that the services still could be expanded to serve even a greater population, or expand the days of operation.

If anyone can help out with donations of any sort, it is greatly appreciated, even if it's just clothing you're getting rid of... If you know of any other sources that could be tapped into, that connection would be helpful.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Root River Festival

1) I was able to take part in a Chippewa Native American prayer-song that I learned to sing in their language about the importance of our water source.

2) Visited the booth for custom T-shirt printing and made this cool shirt that I'm wearing (and helped make): https://www.facebook.com/WeMakeTShirts/

3) Volunteered at the Wild Root Market booth to get the word out that we are almost ready to open. Being that it is a co-op, we could use more owners to cinch the deal. A one-time $200 membership fee, and have a say in what kinds of products go into the store, get discounts on various products as a perk (most discounts aren't available to the general public, who are welcome to shop at any time), and walk into the place like you own it... To find out more, please visit https://www.wildrootmarket.coop/

4) Enjoyed a craft beer from The Racine Brewing Company:https://www.racinebrewingcompany.com/

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Visiting or having out-of-town people? Need a gift? Look HERE!

Are you going out of town to visit family or friends?  Expecting anyone out of state?  To be a good guest or a good host, you need gifts for them.  I suggest going to Lighthouse Gallery and Gifts located in Downtown Racine 306 Main Street where you can find original photos of the Lighthouse, local wildlife, and Lake Michigan.

They also have items such as cracked glass art, wood carvings, the Great Lakes with the water's depth graduated, coffee mugs, coasters, shot glasses, and things that say Racine, WI.  There are so many neat items, there will be something there for even the most difficult people to get gifts for!  It's a one-stop for souvenir shopping for sure.  Check them out!

For more, please visit their website:  www.lighthousegalleryandgifts.com

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Beautification & Upcoming Accomplishments

As many of you know, I've been on the job hunt for a while, and am looking for just the right one, to land it and stay there.  With the opportunities that are coming up, interviews coming in, I stopped in at Beaute on the Square to get my hair done by Krissy.  She does such a nice job with my hair and prides herself on pampering others.

Beaute on the Square
222 - 5th Street
Racine, WI 53403

Go ahead, make your appointment.  She does full-service everything and has other stylists as well who also do awesome work.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Unique & Practical Items!

I went to visit Refined Salvage & Pallet Designs because they have such interesting things, and plus, I live in the neighborhood.  I love what they have in the store.  Located in "West Racine" 1137 Hayes Avenue, they have some antiques as well as unique items in there.

Not only do they have a couple of antiques like what is located behind me, they also take old pallets, window shutters, rod iron, closed factory tool boxes, etc. and turn them into other things, such as end tables, potters, kitchen islands, and more.  They're really neat.

The hours are Fridays & Saturdays from 10 am - 4 pm.  Go check out the store, you never know what you want until you see what they have inside of the store!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Things we love...

I'm here at Malicki's Piggly Wiggly on Washington Ave. in Racine, and I find these fresh, handmade, ready to bake pizza. It comes in thin crust or rising crust. I did get to try a sample, and it's super good! In case you can't tell, the pepperoni is placed in the shape of a heart because we know that everyone loves themselves some good pizza. There's cheese, sausage, pepperoni, & chicken. You can even bring them home and freeze them!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Brats, Sausages & Good Things to Eat.

On Saturdays, I help an elderly lady who is 102 years old with some of her cares, and grocery shopping is one of them.

Here, I am at Malicki's Piggly Wiggly on Washington Avenue in Racine, at the family brand brat/sausage case. I will tell you something.  I have NEVER been a fan of brats and sausages. Most of them are full of preservatives that I can taste, and super duper greasy. The Malicki Bros. brand is really indeed premium. I actually like & eat these. I've had various flavors, from the Hungarian to the Door County. Today, I got to sample the Fiesta Cheddar brat, and I think this one is my favorite! I must get people to try these.  You won't be sorry.