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2014-03-06 12:28:27

MILWAUKEE, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Managed Health Services, one of the oldest Medicaid HMOs in Wisconsin, will donate $1,000 to the Racine County Sheriff's Department in support of a program to provide deputies with an antidote for heroin overdoses that they can carry with them in their squad cars. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling wants every deputy to carry the heroin antidote Narcan on patrol so they can administer the drug as a nasal spray when they are called to...

2014-03-05 23:29:10

Community for Change, Racine Interfaith Coalition call on communities across Wisconsin to join them. Racine, WI (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 As the season of lent begins, leaders from 26 religious organizations, health care providers and community organizations will come together on Ash Wednesday to fast and pray for the expansion of Medicaid. Organized by the Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) and Community for Change, the group is also calling on counties across Wisconsin to do the same. “We...

2012-08-09 02:26:48

RACINE, Wis., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the late 1800s, Frank Lloyd Wright pioneered the Prairie-Style home which resulted in a residential architecture revolution across the country. The debut exhibit at The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright, explores this transformative style and examines Wright's impact on the American home. Located on the Wright-designed SC Johnson campus in Racine, Wis., The Gallery is free and open to the public with tours available on Fridays...

2012-06-28 06:26:34

RACINE, Wis., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer nearly 80 percent of travelers* will hit the road for their vacation destination. For architecture enthusiasts, a trip to Racine, Wis. and the SC Johnson global headquarters offers a rich look at the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120628/CG32552-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120628/CG32552-b) Racine, a day's drive for the more than five million people...

2012-06-14 06:20:53

RACINE, Wis., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation and local CITGO Marketers Condon Oil, Garrow Oil, Open Pantry, Prairie State and Lakeside Oil are launching the "Be A Star. Buy A Star." campaign to raise money for the Racine County Food Bank. From Friday, June 15 through Sunday, July 1, 20 local CITGO stations across the region will sell red, white and blue paper "Star Blocks" for $1 or $5. All of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Racine County Food Bank to...

2012-05-10 14:22:03

RACINE, Wis., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study reported that the average elementary school student read 40 books(1) each school year, yet only 34 percent of students are deemed "proficient" in their reading level.(2) Local communities across the country are coming together to improve these statistics, and the city of Racine, Wis. led the charge by challenging its 10,000 local elementary school students to read one million books during the school year -- an average of 100 books per...

2012-02-01 15:05:00

RACINE, Wis., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just 18 weeks after Racine Reads: Dream Big! launched, Racine elementary school students have one million reasons to celebrate after reaching the program's ambitious goal to read one million books during the 2011-2012 school year. More than 10,000 students in nearly 500 classrooms participated in the community-based initiative which aimed to get the community fired up and focused on one issue -- literacy. To view the multimedia assets associated...

2012-01-31 10:20:00

RACINE, Wis., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned author and educator, Dr. Richard Allington will visit Racine on Thursday, February 16 as part of the Racine Reads: Dream Big! author series. The second in the series, Dr. Allington will share best practices, tips and methods to teach reading with educators and parents. "We are very fortunate to have Dr. Allington visit us as part of our program," said Ann Laing, Interim Superintendent Racine Unified School District. "Bringing someone of...

2012-01-23 10:26:00

RACINE, Wis., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 23, Racine Reads: Dream Big! will launch One Book, One Grade, One Community. This new week-long program is a community-wide initiative in which third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students throughout the community receive a copy of the book designated for their grade and simultaneously read it during the week. This event was developed as part of the Racine Reads: Dream Big! program not only as an effort to keep the students...

2011-12-08 11:24:00

RACINE, Wis., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While children across the country are writing holiday wish lists and anticipating the upcoming winter break, Racine's children are focused on reading, in a big way. Just 10 weeks into the Racine Reads: Dream Big! program, Racine elementary school children have already hit the halfway point toward their goal to read one million books in the 2011-2012 school year. (Photo: <font size="2"...