Hunger Task Force farm teaches children about food, community

Talulah, 4, picks chard from a raised garden bed at the farm. (Photo by Amber Storm,

Volunteers and Hunger Task Force staff joined together to harvest crops that will be distributed to local food relief agencies.

The marijuana debate: Local legislators weigh in on legalization

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service asked Wisconsin legislators to share their views on legalization of marijuana and criminal penalties related to possession of the drug.

Do you want a bike station in your neighborhood?

After installing bike stations at Discovery World and Red Arrow Park, Bublr Bikes is taking suggestions for the location of new bike stations at its website. (By Raina J. Johnson)

Popular health fairs to provide free vaccinations, backpacks for kids

Nurses at last year’s “Back to School Health Fair” explained the results of children’s lead tests. (Photo by Edgar Mendez)

Vaccinations, hearing and lead tests are among the free services that will be offered at the upcoming Milwaukee Health Department “Back-to-School Health Fairs” at North Division and Bradley Tech high schools.

Guest House welcomes Brewers-funded rainwater pavilion

Brewers’ players Rickie Weeks (left) and Khris Davis joined Guest House Executive Director Cindy Krahenbuhl at Cream City Gardens. (Photo by Patrick Leary)

Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks and the Brewers Community Foundation donated a rainwater pavilion in the gardens across the street from Guest House, which houses formerly homeless men.

Health insurance advocates continue ACA enrollment efforts

Nurse Practitioner Kathlyn Albert discusses delivery date details with patient Endasia Alli during an appointment at the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center in the Hillside Family Resource Center. (Photo by Kara Chiuchiarelli)

Although ACA open enrollment will be closed until November, individuals and families with life-changing events can enroll in health insurance on the federal marketplace.