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9 04, 2021

Project Clean and Green, April 12th-16th

2021-04-27T15:54:37-05:00April 9th, 2021|

Project Clean and Green is coming to our neighborhood the week of April 12th- April 16th. Sherman Park is in Zone 1. Project Clean & Green is a city-wide program designed to foster neighborhood pride and ownership through coordinated clean up. Collection crews will target one zone each week from April 12-May 21 and collect

24 03, 2021

WATCH: Sherman Park ECO-Neighborhood Webinar

2021-04-27T15:54:37-05:00March 24th, 2021|

Featuring: Fruit tree maintenance with Jan Carroll, community member and volunteer with the Northcott Neighborhood House Pre-Apprenticeship Arborist Program Rain barrels with Clean Wisconsin's Green Infrastructure Coordinator Ethan Taxman Community gardening with ECO's Home Gr/own Coordinator Dynasty Ceasar!

1 03, 2021

NID Application and Q&A session

2021-03-02T17:07:55-06:00March 1st, 2021|

The 2021 NID application period has begun. Home-owner-occupants in the designated Sherman Park Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) area are eligible for up to $5,000 in home improvement assistance. The Sherman Park Community Association administers the grants for the NID. The NID provides modest grants homeowners of single family homes and duplexes in the Sherman Park

24 02, 2021

Pre-Order Bloom & Groom Plants

2021-02-24T15:36:19-06:00February 24th, 2021|

Join your neighbors in beautifying Sherman Park! Purchase annuals, perennials, vegetables at a discounted cost! Click here to view the Plant List. Click here to view and download the Order Form. Return order forms and make check or money order payable to: SPCA To ensure availability at these low prices, place your order with full

19 02, 2021

Sherman Park Community Council Invitation

2021-02-19T13:35:13-06:00February 19th, 2021|

The BUILD Health Challenge-Sherman Park is looking for interested members of its community and others vested in seeing Sherman Park thrive. If you or someone you know lives, works, worships or supports Sherman Park and are interested in participating in the Sherman Park Community Council take a look at the attached flyers. Youth included. Please

12 02, 2021

Free Meals for Youth at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club

2021-02-12T12:54:08-06:00February 12th, 2021|

Families with children in the household are invited to to pick up a week’s worth of food, including breakfast, lunch and dinner (21 meals and 1 Gallon of Milk). Pick-up is every Friday from 12:00 p.m. Noon to 5:00 p.m. (or while supplies last) at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club (3000 North Sherman Blvd).

12 02, 2021

Announcing the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency Program (Me2)

2021-02-12T10:29:23-06:00February 12th, 2021|

The Milwaukee Energy Efficiency program (Me2) helps homeowners upgrade their homes with energy-saving improvements like new insulation, heating equipment, and ENERGY STAR windows. These upgrades improve the comfort and durability of your home while saving energy and reducing your energy bill. See image for more details:

19 11, 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Through a Challenging 2020

2020-11-20T09:21:37-06:00November 19th, 2020|

Between the pandemic, tragic racial injustices, and multiple crucial elections, 2020 has been a historic year for our country and, yes, our neighborhood in Sherman Park. Faced with a worldwide pandemic, increasing unemployment, mass protests, U.S. Census counts, and minimized polling sites, residents have shown not only resilience in the face of adversity, but a

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