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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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Hometown Eats!

Coolest Coast Hometown Eats – Harborside Ep. 5

Join former chefs Jeff Tess and Jason Prigge as they explore locally owned restaurants in Manitowoc County. In this episode, they feast at Harborside, a classic supper club style restaurant. Hometown Eats is a Coolest Coast™ production sponsored by Shoreline Hometown Credit Union.

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Maribel Caves

Cherney Maribel Caves

Fascinating natural resource asset on the Coolest Coast at Cherney Maribel Caves County Park, situated on the Niagara Escarpment. The Cavers of the Wisconsin Speleological Society and Park Volunteers provide an in-depth overview to the many caves of the park: Maribel New Hope Cave, Tartarus Cave System, Treasure Cave, Pancake Cave, Coopers Cave and the

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Bee Kind

How Sweet It Is, Honey!

Life is sweet on the Coolest Coast®. Today we discover the buzz about beekeeping and honey making. Thanks to hobbyists Jason & Heather Allard of Allard & Kretsch Family Honey and Dan Dueno and Steve Massey at 100 Acre Hunny for letting us glimpse their annual harvest.Informative and delicious. How sweet it is! (And no

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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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Hometown Eats Holla

Hometown Eats, Ep. 2 | Holla

Cool eats on the #coolestcoast served up by Holla, Local Fare, Global Flair. Working directly with local farmers to source the freshest proteins and veggies, Chef Myke Hollahan creates special dishes and tasty flavors that delight. Join Jason Prigge and Jeff Tess for this episode of Hometown Eats, sponsored by Shoreline Hometown Credit Union.

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Alpaca hug

Cuddly Alpaca on the Coolest Coast

There are #alpaca on the #coolestcoast at LondonDairy Alpaca Ranch in Two Rivers … and they are soooooooo cute and cuddly! And the fiber is as soft as clouds look. Contact London Dairy directly for tours. Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

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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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Hometown Eats Jeff & Jason

Hometown Eats Episode 1, WRAP IT UP

We love our local, family owned establishments. “Hometown Eats” is a new show dedicated to the promotion of the coolestcoast’s awesome restaurants. Our premiere episode features Wrap It Up in downtown Manitowoc. Special thanks to Shoreline Hometown Credit Union for being our title sponsor. If you are interested in being a supporting sponsor please contact

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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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Coolest Coast Craftsmen: PETSKULL BREWING

Filmed prior to social distancing, PetSkull Brewing is a cool and hip taproom on the #coolestcoast.Owner Paul Hoffman provides insight into the science of brewing and how he crafts such delicious brews. See how Petskull incorporates local product from Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. and Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry into his craft. While the Taproom is

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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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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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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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Strand Adventures – Fun Times & Good Health

We love playing on the Coolest Coast and this new adaptive reuse project renovated a shuttered facility and turned it into a multiplex of healthful fun and adventure in the heart of downtown. Join us for rock climbing, laser tag, batting cages, ninja gym, arcade and more!

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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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Mountain Bike Trail Club

Did you know Manitowoc has mountain bike trails? We visited with the Manitowoc Mountain Bike Trail Club and learned all about the trails and how to access them on the #coolestcoast! #lookatwherewelive

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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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Disc Golf at Silver Creek Park

36 holes of disc golf along the shores of Lake Michigan and through the beautiful woods of Silver Creek Park. Join us Jim Lanen tells us more about the sport, the Silver Cup Tournament and a clinic open to all interested community members. It’s a great day to get your game on. More info at

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Miracle League of the Lakeshore

Thanks to Miracle League of the Lakeshore for inviting #coolestcoast to enjoy a game of baseball at Miracles Park and to learn about the program, its athletes and buddies. Truly a special place making the Coolest Coast a great community. Take it away Homer!

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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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Aquatic Center

Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center

Dive in to summer fun with us at the Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center – celebrating its 10th anniversary. More than simply a community pool, this place has a lazy river, spouting water toys, water slides, a diving board, plenty of places to relax poolside, a sand play area, and it’s adjacent to the mini-golf course.

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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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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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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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Historic Manitowoc County Courthouse

In this episode of #coolestcoast Lifestyle, Kiel City Administrator Jamie Aulik leads us on a journey through the history of the Manitowoc County Courthouse with fascinating anecdotes that you may not have previously known. What an amazingly beautiful structure located at the heart of the Coolest Coast. Special thanks to Jamie Aulik for sharing his

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Sweet episode: Maple Syrup Production

Early spring in Wisconsin on the #coolestcoast equals Maple Syrup Production time. How is it accomplished? How is the sap from maple trees turned into delicious golden goodness to top your pancakes? Join us as we visit InTheWoods Sugar Bush to learn about the maple syrup production process.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

Enjoy the festivities of St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Manitowoc with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the #coolestcoast. Shore and begorah there’s the wearin’ ‘o the green and even a leprechaun and St. Patrick himself (Manitowoc’s very own Tom Drill). Narrated by Jason and Tina Prigge. Broadcast sponsored by Aspire Real Estate Group

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Lakeshore Humane Society

Puppies, kittens and birds, oh my! Join us as we learn about the mission of the Lakeshore Humane Society and meet some of the adorable, furry residents.

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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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Public Art: Manitowoc Murals

Are you familiar with all of the public art murals around the Coolest Coast? Today with chat with Erin LaBonte, Associate Professor of Art, on the creation of public art and murals around Manitowoc. More to come!

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A Franks Christmas featuring Schroeders Department Store

Taking the stage at the beautiful Capitol Civic Centre, hailed as the jewel of the Lakeshore, is the latest Let Me Be Franks production: A Franks Christmas. The setting of this show is right on the Coolest Coast – Schroeder’s Department Store at Christmas. As always, Frank Hermans and his crew deliver a lot of

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Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve

Join us as we talk with Jim Knickelbine of Woodland Dunes in Manitowoc County. Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve contains over 1,500 acres of hardwood & conifer forests, wetlands, and prairies located between Two Rivers and Manitowoc Wisconsin with 7 miles of hiking trails to enjoy.

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Lakeshore Holiday Parade

Holiday spirit on the #coolestcoast. ~80 entrants, hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators get festive in downtown Manitowoc to kickoff the holiday season on the night before Thanksgiving.

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Season’s Gleamings on the #coolestcoast

Beautiful Evergleam Christmas trees are displayed in downtown Manitowoc! Aluminum Christmas trees were once manufactured in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. A beautiful collection were on display throughout downtown Manitowoc for the holiday season.

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Hamilton Woodtype Museum


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A wacky, tacky celebration of the space age and the hunk of Sputnik IV that crash landed in Manitowoc in 1969. Characters from a galaxy far, far away and other delightful costumed characters, a reenactment of the famed event by the Masquers Community Theatre Company, an Alien drop raffle, food, beverages, exhibits, cake, space junk

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Kites Over Lake Michigan

Let’s go fly a kite! Hundreds of kites take to the skies for this weekend event at Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Organized by Unique Flying Objects.

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