Manitowoc’s street sweeping parking ban starts April 3, even though there may still be snow. Plus, more news in weekly dose.
MANITOWOC - Manitowoc’s street sweeping parking ban will begin April 3 with warning tickets to be issued March 27-31 — even though there may still be some lingering snow.
While the ban is in place, people can only park on city streets after the posted time on street sweeping signs on street sweeping day.
To find a map of street sweeping days, go to manitowoc.org/street-sweeping.
The city said even if a street sweeper has gone by once, it may come back for a second pass.
In general, people should avoid parking on streets in the area being swept during the morning hours. Crews can do a better job when cars aren’t blocking their access to the curb, the city said.
With lawnmowing season approaching, the city is also reminding residents that sweeping grass clippings into the street is a violation of city ordinance.
For more details, call the city's Department of Public Infrastructure–Streets and Sanitation at 920-686-6550.
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▶ Van der Brohe Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary launches annual tree sale: Van der Brohe Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary in Two Rivers is conducting its annual tree sale.
Featuring trees, shrubs and perennials, the online sale can be viewed here.
Orders can be placed through the webpage through April 28.
All prices are highly discounted from retail.
All profits support the arboretum.
VDBA Director John Durbrow said that as part of the arboretum’s mission to bring more trees of greater diversity to the area, the sale features specimen trees of a variety of species and at scales from potted containers to 4-inch caliper.
All orders will be delivered to the arboretum parking lot on May 6 and can be picked up from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. that day. Kulpa’s Tree Service will be on site to help load and may be contracted to deliver and/or plant purchases.
▶ Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra’s season finale is April 15: Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra will offer a big finale to its season at 7:30 p.m. April 15 with a celebratory concert of three of the most beloved “Romantic Era POPS!” composers in history: Beethoven, Grieg and Brahms.
Tickets for the concert — $28 to $35, plus fees and tax — are on sale through the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office, 913 S. Eighth St., online at cccshows.org or by calling 920-683-2184.
The concert will be at the Capitol under the musical direction of Dylan Chmura-Moore.
Guest Dr. Eli Kalman will grace the stage to play one of the most highly regarded concertos of all time, the Grieg Piano Concerto.
Leaning into the “Romantic Era POPS!,” the MSO will also perform “Fidelio,” Beethoven’s only opera.
And for the first time, the MSO will perform Brahm’s Second Symphony with a finale considered to be one of the most rousing and brilliant in all of classical music.
After the performance, the community can attend an AfterGlow at Stage Door Pub, 701 Franklin St., with cash bar, drink specials and complimentary snacks. $1 of each specialty drink will be donated back to the MSO.
▶ Maritime Museum to host ‘Eating for Victory’ April 6: Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, will host “Eating for Victory — Food Stories from World War II and Beyond” April 6.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. with talk and live stream to begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. People can register for the live stream at https://forms.gle/x2bvHRT2xFsoiukZ6.
During the event, a panel of submarine cooks will share what cooking in a submarine galley was like and learn how Wisconsin’s kitchens changed during World War II to support the war effort.
“One of the most important places on a submarine is the galley,” the museum said in a news release. “Working in the heart of the boat, cooks face the task of feeding up to 80 submariners four times a day. Food is central to a crew’s survival and overall morale, but creating those meals under the waves comes with its own challenges.”
Featured drink for the night will be the Suffering Bastard, a gin and brandy buck. Invented in Egypt during World War II as a hangover cure for Allied officers, the drink is credited with defeating the Nazis in Africa, the museum said.
In 1942, the inventor of the cocktail, Joe Scialom of the Shepheard’s Hotel in Cairo, got a telegram asking him to send as much of the cocktail as possible to the front of the Battle of El-Alamein. Gathering up all the containers he could find, Scialom shipped 8 gallons of the hangover cure to the frontline. The rejuvenated soldiers were able to hold off the Nazi invasion of Africa.
Along with the Suffering Bastard, the bar will offer the Lucky Bastard, a non-alcoholic version of the drink, beer and wine for purchase.
People can find out more at wisconsinmaritime.org or by calling 920-684-0218.
▶ Two Rivers names tourism director: Brian Dean will be the first tourism director to lead Explore Two Rivers.
Dean is a native of Two Rivers and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His career includes work as a policy adviser in Washington, D.C., Latin America and for the state of Florida.
In D.C., Dean served as chief of staff for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He then served as the director for a government-sponsored organization promoting democracy and free markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.
While living overseas, Dean also perfected his Spanish language skills.
He next was appointed by two former Florida governors to serve as the director of a public-private consortium dedicated to increasing trade and investment for the state with international partners.
As tourism director, Dean will be advocating for Two Rivers as a place to explore, build memories and invest. The city said in a news release that “he will be instrumental in pursuing increased market development and visibility for Two Rivers tourism, which will benefit the entire community.”
Explore Two Rivers will soon be a 501(c)(6) tourism entity within the city.
▶ Great Decisions season finale is March 27: The last in the 2023 season of the Great Decisions series at Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., is set for 6 p.m. March 27 and will feature University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Elizabeth Wheat, Ph.D., giving a closer look at “Global Famine.”
The event will be held in the library’s Balkansky Community Room and will also be streamed live on the library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
▶ TRCCS volleyball tournament shares winners: The 48th annual TRCCS adult volleyball tournament was recently held at the Two Rivers J.E. Hamilton Community House.
All proceeds from the tournament support youth sports of St. Francis of Assisi and Roncalli athletics.
Co-ed champions were D.J. Madson (men’s MVP), Katie Wade (MVP), Hannah Evenson and Nate Brown.
Men’s champions were Adam Fruzen, Jeb Holbrook, Phil Holbrook and Eric Schmitz.
Women’s champions were Rhiannon Ungerer, Maggie Dunbar (MVP), Jenna Hotwagner and Kathleen O’Conner.
▶ Forst Inn to host History Happy Hour April 20: Manitowoc County Historical Society will hold the next in its History Happy Hour series at the Forst Inn in Tisch Mills from 5 to 6 p.m. April 20.
The Forst Inn, E2910 E. County Road BB, was established in the early years of Tisch Mills in the late 1860s. A Vaclav Forst was among the bohemian settlers who arrived in the area in the 1850s, and he could be among those who established the Forst Hotel and Saloon. At that time, there was a brewery and the beverages were served at the Forst Inn as well as at saloons. During the years of 1898 and1930, the popularity and notoriety of the inn was established. It was referred to variously as the Forst Hotel and Forst Hall during much of this time.
As part of the Historical Society’s History Happy Hour series, guests will learn about the establishment’s rich history while browsing through photos and a timeline overview.
The Forst Inn will also be offering behind-the-scenes tours, a specialty themed drink and an open mic night.
More information is at https://www.manitowoccountyhistory.org/programs or call the Historical Society at 920-684-4445.
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