#coolestcoast Life & Leisure
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
We caught up with Matt Goff of Northern Roots Woodworking at his woodworking studio to learn more about his “tiny business” and being a Coolest Coast Craftsman.
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
Summer nights on the #coolestcoast were a blast at Night Market 920! Looking forward to rocking it out again next summer. Thanks to Grow It Forward, Brennan Seehafer Productions, Night Market 920 for the good times on the #coolestcoast The Glam Band
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.
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
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
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!
Join us as Randy Heinzen, President of Manitowoc Youth Baseball and Softball, tells us about the Manitowoc Youth Sports Complex and why it is such a great asset on the #coolestcoast contributing to quality of life. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack at the ole ball game!
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.
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.
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
Hands on History at Manitowoc County Historical Society Pinecrest Historical Village for Hertitage Skills Day, where they are bringing history to life. Experience what life was like for the early settlers of the Coolest Coast over 100 years ago. Blacksmith, Leatherworks, Cheesemaker, Seamstress, Printer, Doctor, Housewife
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
The Manitowoc International Relations Association and Kamogawa International Relations Association Sister-City Student Summer Exchange Program (SEP) is a great way for young people to experience the joy of connection and the realization that we are all one big family!