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a.MKE: Boys and Girls Club play ping pong and Fondy Food Center's "Growing Food, Growing Jobs" 9.24.12

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County Executive Chris Abele released his 2013 Milwaukee County budget which includes a property tax freeze and a premium increase to those county employees who pay for their health benefits. He also proposes lifting a wage freeze so county employees could receive a cost-of-living pay increase.

With help from a $35,000 grant from United Way of Greater Milwaukee, the Fondy Food Center unveils a new program "Growing Food, Growing Jobs"....training young people to farm and sell produce. Teens will farm at Alice's Garden now through November. In the spring, teens will farm 10-20 acres of land in Port Washington at the Fondy Farm Project. info found on our Facebook page.

A section of the old Pabst Brewery is being turned into The Brewhouse Inn and Suites, a new boutique hotel geared towards extended stay guests. It's set to open in March.

This year The Boys and Girls Clubs of Milwaukee celebrate their 125th Anniversary. Six different locatons just received professional quality table tennis tables from Spin Milwaukee. Their experts are teaching the kids the ins and outs of Ping Pong.