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Tour Inside a Submarine

During World War II, Manitowoc built twenty-eight submarines for the war effort. Learn about the area's maritime history and get a chance to tour the USS Cobia!

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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National Marine Sanctuary Designation Event

Join us for this special event in recognition of the partners who made possible the National Marine Sanctuary designation for the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast. Special guest speakers include: Governor Tony Evers; Senator Tammy Baldwin; Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Dr. Rick Spinrad; The Ruth and Hartley Barker Director and CEO for Wisconsin

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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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Maribel Caves Hotel Brief History

Maribel Caves Hotel Brief History

Cherney Maribel Caves Park volunteer Michael Sobush was kind of enough to provide a brief history of the Maribel Caves Hotel (National Register of Historic Places). Built in 1900, only a few sections of the original structure are intact after a 1984 fire gutted the building and a 2013 tornado brought down some walls. Situated

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Coffee On the Coast LIVE! Victory Gardens durning WWII

Coffee On the Coast LIVE! Victory Gardens durning WWII

Join us as we learn more about the upcoming Victory Gardens of WWII presentation. ? ? ? ??? A collaboration between Wisconsin Maritime Museum and Manitowoc Public Library. Shane Lee shares the knowledge and info about reserving your own seed kit! Did you know the Grow It Forward Community Food Center coordinates the S. 14th

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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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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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Clipper City Model Railroad Club 60th Anniversary

It’s the 60th Anniversary of the Clipper City Model Railroad Club. Join us for this interview with founding member Capt. Al Nelson and a look at the fascinating model railroad layout. There’s buttons to push that activate various experiences, and secrets to find throughout the layouts including a ‘Go Packers’ rock. Enjoy 30 locomotives and

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Snoga at the Dunes

Snoga! Snowshoe Yoga at Woodland Dunes Nature Preserve. Read that sentence one more time. Does it get any cooler than winter on the Coolest Coast? Thank you to yogi Jennifer Jelenic for leading a snowshoe hike through the trails at beautiful Woodland Dunes with yoga stops along the way. Tree pose in the forest is

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Lakeshore Wind Ensemble featuring vocalist Emily Kosloski

The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble is a band of talented musicians performing an entertaining repertoire on the #coolestcoast. From students to professionals, for 36 years the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble has been sharing music. You’ve got to check out the horn section! Join us for this episode, under the direction of conductor Marc Sackman, as we enjoy

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SNAPSHOT History with Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter portrayed by Christine D. Kornely shares fascinating #coolestcoast history during the World War II era. Submarines, Passion Pits, Mirro Aluminum and CusterDale. Did you know all of this? We can do it in Manitowoc!

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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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Coolest Coast Escape Room

The word “escape room” was recently added to the Merriam Webster dictionary. There’s an escape room here on the #coolestcoast. We escaped! And are here to tell you about it ? Join us as we explore What The Lock? Escape Rooms

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Coolest Coast East – International Edition

Join us as we visit Manitowoc’s sister-city of Kamogawa, Japan for the 25th anniversary of the sister-city friendship. Located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, Kamogawa’s beautiful coast is a natural companion to the #coolestcoast. The warm and friendly citizens of Kamogawa extended a hearty welcome to the delegation visiting from Manitowoc. Glimpse the beautiful

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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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Boat Parade

Look at where we live! Beautiful lighted boat parade on a summer’s eve up the Manitowoc River. Decorated sailboats reflecting beautifully in the water. As seen from the prow of the USS Cobia submarine across from The Wharf.

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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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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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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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Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra

The #coolestcoast is rich in the arts, including its own Symphony Orchestra. Join us at the beautiful Capitol Civic Centre as we enjoy the music of the orchestra and learn from Maestro Wayne Wildman about the moving power of music. Special Guest Performance by Manitowoc’s own Emmy Award Winner Garth Neustadter. The Princess Bride fans

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Great Spirit Comedy Festival

World-class comedy supporting charities in Manitowoc County. Comedy on the #coolestcoast. Local, regional and national musicians for an evening of laughter and delight, hosted at the Masonic Temple. This charity fundraiser is a bundle of laughs. We enjoyed an evening of laughter and comedy on the #coolestcoast. Look for the following comedians in the video.

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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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Be Entertained at the Historic Forst Inn

The Historic Forst Inn in downtown Tisch Mills, Wisconsin features an Arts Collective that is staging great entertainment on the #coolestcoast. From live music to theater performances, to art, history and beverages, you’re sure to enjoy your visit.

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