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Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center

This week we celebrated Farmer Appreciation Day. We ❤️ #coolestcoast Farmers. And, we ❤️ Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center … an interactive and educational destination to learn all about farming here on the Coolest Coast and across Wisconsin. Check out this Coolest Coast feature to learn more!

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SNAPSHOT Beach Cleanup

Thanks to the Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed and Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership for organizing a Lake Michigan beach cleanup day along our beautiful lakeshore. Here’s a brief snapshot tribute to the beautiful folks doing the important work of keeping our lakeshore beautiful.

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Grateful Parks Tour Citizen Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Citizen Park

Join Parks & Rec Division Manager Curt Hall on the Grateful Parks Tour as we explore Citizen Park. Do you know the meaning of the name of this park? Citizen Park is one of Manitowoc’s most active parks with the Manitowoc Youth Baseball Complex, Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center and Mini-Golf, playground with zipline, tennis courts,

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Welcome Back SS Badger Carferry 2021

Welcome Back SS Badger Carferry 2021

It was a jubilant atmosphere welcoming back the S.S. Badger Carferry for the start of the 2021 sailing season. The high school bands of Manitowoc Lincoln High School Manitowoc Lutheran High School and Roncalli High School/Manitowoc performed a piece entitled “A Jubilant March” composed by Rick Kirby for the 150th Anniversary of the City of

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Inauguration City of Manitowoc 2021/04/20

Inauguration City of Manitowoc 2021/04/20

Here’s a look at the full inauguration program of the newly elected Alderpersons and Mayor serving the City of Manitowoc. April 20, 2021 “Together, and only together, can we insure that our Tomorrow is brighter than our Yesterday.” – Mayor Justin Nickels

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Coffee On The Coast Live!

Coffee On The Coast Live!

Lakeshore Community Job Fair Virtual Job Fair. We’ll be speaking with Jolene Wilkens and Lucas Dulmes about how job seekers can participate, with an intro to how to easily use the online platform.

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Woodland Dunes

Woodland Dunes Expansion

We met with Jim Knickelbine, Executive Director of Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve for a sneak peek of their newly renovated and expanded Nature Center. Hint: It’s gorgeous! The Nature Center is now open to the public with restrictions (Limited to 10 people within at a time, masks required). Infrastructure and resource investments on

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Black Lives Matter Conversation

Black Lives Matter with Kevin Sievert

It’s an emotional time, and an important time to have honest and thoughtful dialogue to understand in a meaningful way the relevance and importance of Black Lives Matter. Kevin Sievert sat down with Tina Prigge to unpack what’s happening and to acknowledge that the first step to making a change is understanding and not staying

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S.S. Badger Car Ferry

Carferry 2020 Welcome Back Badger

She’s back! Lake Michigan Carferry S.S. Badger was enthusiastically welcomed back to the Port of Manitowoc for the start (albeit delayed) of the 2020 season. Check out the playful Great Lakes Salutes exchanged between the Badger Carferry and Shore. And an overhead peek at the Official Greeting in the COVID-19 era. And a cameo by

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Xia Vang

Hmong Storytime: Children’s Book Read by Xia Vang

In celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May), Xia Vang wore traditional Hmong costume and shared a bilingual story in both Hmong and English. The Book is called “Tsev Need Was Kuv Hlub” or “The Family That I Love”, by author See For, illustrated by Duachaka Her. Enjoy.

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Local Musicians share talents

Local Musicians Share Talents during COVID19

Local musicians have shared their talents for this reel to bring entertainment to those in isolation during the COVID19 Safer at Home order. Song Stylings of Tessa Komorowski and Kevin Sievert; Piano Duo of Dr. Stanislava Varshavski and Dr. Diana Shapiro; Jim Garrington; MPSD Band Bash 2019; and the Coolest Coast feature videos about the

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Raised Boardwalk through forest

Woodland Dunes Goodwin Road

Enjoy this raised boardwalk walking path through the forest at Woodland Dunes off Goodwin Road. This hidden gem is a great place to air yourself out and maintain your physical and mental well-being during this time of social distancing.

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Saxophone

Lakeshore Big Band

Talent abounds on the #coolestcoast. Thanks to Paul Sucherman and David Bourgeois for sharing information about the Lakeshore Big Band. While the spring concert is postponed, you can enjoy the sweet sounds of these musicians rehearsing. A mini-concert for your enjoyment while socially distant.

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Kids enjoy the Waterways Room at Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Waterways Room at Wisconsin Maritime Museum

The Wisconsin Waterways ? Room at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum is a fun and educational hands on learning environment all about how water behaves including dams, irrigation, piping, lochs and resources about marine life in Dr. Gill’s education room. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the interactive exhibits. The Waterways Room really makes a splash!

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Mother House Merry Christmas

In March 2020, the City of Manitowoc will celebrate 150 years. On November 9, 2019, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity celebrated 150 years. That’s right. The order was established here on the #coolestcoast before the City of Manitowoc was established as a city. We visited with the Sisters at Holy Family Convent to find

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Rosie the Riveter | Coolest Coast History

Christine D. Kornely portrays Rosie the Riveter and shares the history of Rosie the Riveter on the Coolest Coast, the 600 women who left their kitchens to become production warriors during WWII. To see the exhibit, visit Wisconsin Maritime Museum

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The Wall That Heals

The Wall that Heals was on display 24/7 at the Manitowoc County Expo Sept. 12 – 15, 2019. Veterans were standing guard and providing information 24/7. All gave some. Some gave all. This is 3/4 replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC. The names of 58,276 who gave all and did not

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West of the Lake Gardens in Full Bloom

Honoring the legacy of John and Ruth West at the beautiful West of the Lake Gardens and Lester Bentley mural room. 6+ acres of lakeshore beauty in full bloom. Annuals and perennials. The creative work of head gardener and horticulturist Don Cisler and his team in the style of Ruth West.

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Holy Family Memorial 120th Anniversary | Coffee on the Coast

Today we learn from Holy Family Memorial President & CEO Brett Norell and Sister Kay of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity about the deep 120 history of Holy Family Memorial in the community and the 150 year history of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. The public is invited to attend the 120th Anniversary

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Kamogawa, Japan Student Exchange 2019

International friendships, cultural immersion and a broadened perspective on the world are just a few of the benefits of participating in the Manitowoc International Relations Association sister-city student exchange with Kamogawa, Japan. It is a beautiful friendship shared between our two cities. Here the students express in their own words the profound impact of the

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graduation

Educational Excellence – Graduation 2019

Access to quality education, including higher education, contributes to a great life on the #coolestcoast. ConGRADulations to all the graduates who now step out into the world to make a difference and realize their individual success stories. We are proud of you! There are additional fine institutions throughout the #coolestcoast not featured in this episode.

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Memorial Day Parade & Observance 2019

Memorial Day observance – City of Manitowoc. Parade and Ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park / Eternal Flame. With respect and deepest gratitude to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms that we enjoy today. We remember.

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Heart-A-Rama – Comedy for a Good Cause

Heart-A-Rama is an incredible local event that blends vaudeville/Satruday Night Live style comedy to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Currently in its 49th year, Heart-A-Rama has raised $2.8 million. Staged and staffed by hundreds of volunteers the evening event features the comedic antics of local performers, live music, food and beverages and plenty

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Elk’s Winter Fest

The #coolestcoast knows how to have fun even when the temps are the coolest. Elk’s Winter Fest brings ice carving, ice broom ball, figure skating, live music and more to downtown Manitowoc on a winter’s weekend.

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