Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

What is Wisconsin known for?

Friday, January 15th, 2021
Close-up on Wisconsin state flag

Nestled firmly in America’s midwestern region, we here at Eric Von Schledorn are proud to call Wisconsin our home. Folks from across the country (and world) may hear of Wisconsin and wonder, “just what is that place known for?” Well, read on to find out!

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When will the COVID-19 vaccine be widely available for Milwaukee residents?

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
A woman in a city wears a mask

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability for the General Public in Milwaukee, WI

We’ve all heard the news: a COVID-19 vaccine has been produced. At least two, in fact. Healthcare workers have already been receiving the vaccine, and older adults are next. Along with older adults, the vaccine will be prioritized for essential workers and at-risk individuals.

Though the vaccine has started rolling out, the schedule of distribution may still seem a bit unclear. When will the general public be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine here in Milwaukee?

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Where can I donate to support veterans in Milwaukee?

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
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Milwaukee Charities that Support Local Veterans

If you’re looking to help the Milwaukee community, one group that is in need are local veterans. Many of these individuals have suffered for serving our country, both physically and psychologically. Luckily, several great organizations in the Milwaukee area are helping these individuals, as well as the families of those that have served and been lost.

We’ve compiled several organizations below for your perusal. Hit each button to learn more. Thank you for helping to make Milwaukee and the surrounding region a better place for all!

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Should I use snow tires in Milwaukee?

Friday, December 18th, 2020
Car tire on a winter road

Snow Tire Safety Recommendations for Wisconsin Roads

One of the most dangerous parts of living in Wisconsin is winter driving. The long, cold, and snowy Wisconsin winters can make what used to be routine drives a perilous endeavor. Slipping and sliding on snow and ice is simply not ideal for safety.

The main rule to follow to stay safe on Wisconsin winter roads is to drive slowly and cautiously. However, there are a variety of other steps individuals can take to make their winter drive safer. One of these is by putting snow tires on their vehicle. Should snow tires be used during winter in Milwaukee?

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How can I help the Milwaukee community during COVID?

Friday, December 18th, 2020
Man in a mask looks at food

Milwaukee-Area Volunteer Opportunities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With COVID creating new problems in the lives of many, kind souls in the Milwaukee area are wondering how they can help. Even though the virus makes volunteering in-person more difficult and restricted than before, there are still plenty of opportunities for folks to lend a hand. What volunteer opportunities are currently available to help members of the community in the Milwaukee area?

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Where can I get a used car with a loan in the Milwaukee area?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
An arm saddled with a used car hands money over to a big floating money bag

Opting for a used rather than new car is a popular, economical choice these days. Modern vehicles hold their value and quality for longer than we’ve seen in the past, which makes them all the more appetizing as pre-owned candidates. Where can one finance a used car in the Milwaukee area?

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Where can I find emergency food distribution sites in Milwaukee during COVID-19?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Milwaukee skyline split with people getting food donations

Milwaukee County Emergency Food Distribution Locations

Adjectives such as “uncertain,” “unforeseen,” and the now-nearly-taboo “unprecedented” have been batted around a lot recently, but there’s a reason for that: these strange times truly are all of the above. Many individuals have found themselves facing challenges they hadn’t experienced before, while others are seeing their previous struggled exacerbated by the pandemic.

Luckily, the community here in Milwaukee is providing lots of resources to help one another get by. One of these services is food distribution. Where can one find emergency food distribution services in Milwaukee, WI?

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Where can I hear a short scary story for Halloween?

Friday, October 30th, 2020
Cat eyes loom in darkness

Wisconsin Public Radio’s Annual Scary Story for 2020

Fall seems to have passed its peak here in Wisconsin, with many of the leaves off the trees and any semblance of warm weather becoming unsettlingly fleeting. Skies have gone grey most days as the natural world primes itself for descent into the frozen, barren caverns of Midwestern winter.

But it’s not all gloom. We find a certain charm to the way the cold months bring out new emotions and, at their best, help us to find positives in the darkness, both literal and in the sense of the bleaker elements of human existence.

Another way humans have long found charm in the macabre is through spooky stories! Wisconsin Public Radio puts one together every year, and we’ve included it for you here. Enjoy!

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Are businesses in Milwaukee exempt from wearing masks if they choose?

Monday, October 26th, 2020
Anthropomorphic bag of money walks by businesses with a mask on

Milwaukee COVID-19 Mask Laws for Business Owners

The United States is in the midst of a public health crisis. Wearing masks and practicing social distancing are the best methods that humanity has currently devised to slow the spread, save lives, and work toward an eventual solution.

However, due to a variety of factors particular to our strange modern world (of which social media is not the least), differing misguided beliefs have arisen, with some individuals doubting the feasibility of masks and even of the reality of the virus itself.

If one of these misguided folks owns a business, are they allowed to choose not to wear (or not enforcing enforce the wearing of) face masks on their premises?

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Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in Milwaukee?

Friday, October 23rd, 2020
Caution tape reads, "Stop"; a sign below reads, "COVID19"

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Milwaukee, WI

Getting tested for COVID can be a helpful way to keep yourself and others safe from the virus. Some sites are drive-thru or walk up and free for anyone, regardless of symptoms. In general, anyone with symptoms should request to be tested. Individuals are encouraged to try their primary care doctor first.

For those without transportation, there’s a free downtown shuttle to the Miller Park COVID-19 testing site. Note that masks and social distancing are required on the shuttle. Other sites can be perused via the map below. Stay safe!

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