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a.MKE: Diabetes in WI, Improvements for Bradley Center, Emerging Artists Exhibition and Goodbye to another indie bookstore. 9.12.12

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According to the JS Blog Pulse, "Wisconsin is one of four states selected for a new program to help residents better detect and manage diabetes as the rate of the disease in the state continues to grow. Diabetes Leadership Initiative is a joint effort of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors." A link to the new website can be found here.

For the second time in three years the State is giving the Bradley Center a $million grant for much needed maintenance work. Built in 1988, the Bradley Center is the oldest arena used in the NBA that hasn't had a significant upgrade.

The Next Chapter Bookshop in Mequon closed it's doors yesterday. It was one of the two remaining bookstores locations run by previous Harry W Schwartz employees. Boswell Books on Downer Avenue is still open. 

The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield opens a special exhibit Friday, including work from the past four years of the Pfister Artists in residence program. Work from the winners as well as the finalists will open in conjunction with the center's Hidden River Art Festival, on display until October 17th.