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Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:56 am

More clocks for sale
The Downtown Racine Corporation has announced that 18 clocks from the public art exhibit Hour Town, that were not sold during the public auction are available for sale. The clocks can be purchased for $250 each and will be on sale through Wednesday, Sept. 29.
Any remaining clocks will be part of a silent auction and raffle which will be held during Party on the Pavement, Saturday, Oct. 2 at Monument Square in downtown Racine.   Tickets for the raffled clocks will be available for $1 each or 6 tickets for $5.  The bidding on the silent auction clocks will start at $50.  All of the winners will be announced at 6 p.m. at the Main Stage (on Monument Square) during Party on the Pavement.   
The available clocks can be viewed on the DRC website at www.racinedowntown.com/ClocksforSale.html.    If you are interested in viewing the clocks in person, they are on display in the DRC office at 425 Main Street.  To purchase a clock, please stop in the DRC office or call 262-634-6002 before 4 p.m. on September 29.

International film actress joins cast of Milwaukee-based movie

International film actress Bai Ling will join the cast of the Milwaukee-based film, Petty Cash. Ling will arrive in Milwaukee on Friday, Sept. 24 and spend the weekend shooting her scenes for the film at an undisclosed location.Dirty Job Films and Reign Supreme Entertainment were able to secure Ling for the production which began in February 2010. The film crew is scheduled to wrap shooting this fall.
Ling has been featured in movies including Crank, High Voltage, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Anna and the King, The Crow and ABC’s hit television show LOST. Ling will play Coco, a lonely sad character caught up in a world of crime and betrayal.
Petty Cash is written and directed by Ross Bigley, president of Milwaukee Independent Film Society, festival director of Milwaukee Short Film Festival and produced by Janet K. Beasley, Shalyse Dominique, Craig McCarthy, and Timothy J. Lonsdale. The film stars Cyn Dulay, Robert W.C. Kennedy, Nathaniel Ross and Edy Cullen. It is the second feature by Dirty Job Films.To learn more about Petty Cash, and to see sample scenes of the film, visit http://pettycashfilm.blogspot.com. The film is scheduled to debut in Milwaukee on October 30 at the Art Museum.

Wisconsin BBB names Torch Award finalists

The Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin has announced that 12 companies and two charities have been named as finalists for the prestigious 2010 Business Ethics Torch Awards.
The finalists are: Allrite Home & Remodeling, Milwaukee; Batzner Pest Management, New Berlin; Bergstrom Automotive, Neenah; Cobblestone Builders, Menomonee Falls; David Hobbs Honda, Glendale; Ellenbecker Investment Group, Pewaukee; Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Feldco Windows, Siding & Doors, West Allis; Kyle Financial Services, Milwaukee; Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee; The Benefit Services Group, Pewaukee; The Starr Group, Greenfield; Tri-North Builders, Fitchburg; and We Energies, Milwaukee.
The BBB’s Business Ethics Torch Awards are a statewide competition honoring companies and charities who demonstrate excellence in ethical practices, service excellence, reputation, honest advertising, peer recognition, management practices and employee training in ethical behavior. Awards will be given in these categories, based on the size of the organization: 1-5 employees; 6-50 employees; 51-500 employees; 501 or more employees; and charity.
Randall Hoth, Wisconsin BBB president and chief executive officer, said, “This is an impressive group of finalists, which represent a variety of industries and regions in Wisconsin. All of these organizations deserve to be honored for their outstanding business practices, ethics and integrity. The BBB congratulates all of them.”
Winners will be announced at the BBB’s eighth annual Torch Awards Banquet on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. president and chief executive officer Paul Purcell will be the keynote speaker.
The event will be preceded by the Ethics & Integrity Leadership Summit, a series of workshops designed to help businesses with ethical challenges. The summit will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon and awards ceremony at noon. The cost for the luncheon is $50 for either the luncheon or summit, or $85 for both. Corporate tables are available for $450. For more information, go to www.wisconsin.bbb.org/events or call (414) 847-6064.

Alterra to hold grand re-opening event
Alterra Prospect Café will host a grand re-opening party on Thursday, Sept. 30 in conjunction with the Milwaukee Film Festival. The party will include free food, free drinks and live music from Latin music group Bahia. Spoken word poetry and Milwaukee’s first ever Cup Tasters Championship will also be featured.
Earlier this year, Alterra began construction on an expanded seating area and outdoor room which is now complete and will provide a full food menu and brewed-by-the cup coffee bar brewed using manual pour over.
Service in the new room will begin today at 2211 N. Prospect Ave. The event is free and open to the public. 

Sprecher celebrates 25 years
Sprecher Brewing company will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 25 with a party from 12 to 10 p.m. Randy Sprecher and other Sprecher employees will celebrate the microbrewery history and also release the Sprecher limited edition Kriek Lambic. The ‘cherry’ brew is made with Wisconsin organic malt and Door County cherry juice.
The festival will include open house style tours of the brewery, root beer float drinking and brat eating contests, ping pong courtesy of SPiN Milwaukee, Dachshund races, costume contest and live music during the day. The evening will feature a Randy Sprecher look-a-like contest, most authentic German Costume contest and music by the Rabid Aardvarks. Cost to attend is $6 in advance and $8 the day of the event. Cost includes a commemorative pint glass and a free beer for adults age 21 and older. Minors can attend the event for $4.
In the evening, get dressed for the Most Authentic German Costume and Randy Sprecher
look-a- like contests, music by the Rabid Aardvarks, and the release of Sprecher’s Kriek
Sprecher Brewing Company is located at 701 W. Glendale Ave. Visit www.sprecherbrewery.com for tickets and more details.

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