Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers brings catamaran race and live music this weekend, plus more news in your weekly dose.

Hartman's Bakery fire fundraiser: Click here to donate to a GoFundMe campaign to raise $15,000 to help Hartman's Bakery and its staff recover after a July 27 fire at its Manitowoc shop. The bakery's three locations in Manitowoc, Two Rivers and Plymouth are closed until the Manitowoc shop can reopen and begin making products again.

MANITOWOC - Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers will be the place to be this weekend.

Saturday and Sunday brings the Catamaran Racing Association of Wisconsin's Trivers Trap Out Regatta and catamaran race.

People will be able to view the sailboats from shore between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Also, Neshotah's Bands on the Beach concert series will bring Nettle Hill from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Remaining dates in the concert series include Aug. 14, The Listening Party, 2-6 p.m.; Aug. 21, Breakwater Rocks, 2-6 p.m.; and Aug. 27, Running Blind, 5-9 p.m.

Neshotah Beach is at 500 Zlatnik Drive, Two Rivers.

An overall at Neshotah Beach, Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Two Rivers, Wis.
An overall at Neshotah Beach, Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Two Rivers, Wis.

Two Rivers is also continuing its Central Park Concert Series this summer. The concerts are free and are in the evening at Central Park, 1700 Washington St. Remaining dates in the series include Aug. 11, Eddie Larsen Classic Memories; Aug. 18, Clipper City Chordsmen; and Aug. 25, Out of the Blue.

The city's Parks & Recreation Department is also coordinating Gone Fishing Free from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at Shoto Conservation Club, 609 County Road V. The program is open to ages 3-8 and 9-14. Registration is required. More info or to register: 920-793-5592 or click here.

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► Two Rivers endowment fund has big local impact: With additional support from miscellaneous donors this year, the Helen Gajdys Reis & Lester Reis Endowment Fund has been able to contribute $2,500 each to the following Manitowoc County organizations: Hope House, InCourage, Lighthouse Recovery Community Center, Soles for Souls, The Haven and Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

Also, two bikes were donated to the Two Rivers Optimist Club for its annual bike giveaway in July.

FILE - Pictured here in 2019, Helen Gajdys Reis & Lester Reis Endowment Fund board members present a check to Woody Shulander of Peter's Pantry. Pictured, from left: Mary Reis, Kathy Hanke, Gloria Theis, Shulander and George Reis.
FILE - Pictured here in 2019, Helen Gajdys Reis & Lester Reis Endowment Fund board members present a check to Woody Shulander of Peter's Pantry. Pictured, from left: Mary Reis, Kathy Hanke, Gloria Theis, Shulander and George Reis.

The fund’s board of directors has also been instrumental in donating more than 1,000 new coats over the past six years to The Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids campaign.

“In keeping with the philosophy of the Reis Endowment Fund to helping the people of our community, we thank all who have helped to make this possible,” said board member Howard Zimmerman in a news release.

Those interested in donating to help the fund achieve its mission can send contributions to Reis Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 388, Two Rivers, WI 54241.

The Helen Gajdys Reis & Lester Reis Endowment Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible.

The fund’s board members are Kathy Hanke, George Reis, Mary Reis, Andy Steimle, Gloria Theis and Zimmerman. Honorary members are Jerilyn Laurino and Abigail Spaeth.

► Manitowoc Marine Band’s annual Cruiser Night and corn roast is Friday: Manitowoc Marine Band will present its annual Cruiser Night and corn roast starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Washington Park, 1115 Washington St., Manitowoc.

All are invited to park their four-wheeled cruiser and enjoy a night of upbeat music as the band performs popular rock hits from multiple decades and other toe-tapping specialties.

HP Enterprises will be serving the corn roast, along with burgers, brats, popcorn and more.

A&W will also be on hand with deep-fried food and root-beer floats.

Local artists and vendors will also be at the park selling their wares.

File - Audience members pack Washington Park in Manitowoc for the Manitowoc Marine Band performance July 17, 2014.
File - Audience members pack Washington Park in Manitowoc for the Manitowoc Marine Band performance July 17, 2014.

Open house at Lakeshore Technical College Aug. 10: Lakeshore Technical College is hosting a “Level Up with Lakeshore” open house at its Cleveland campus Aug. 10. The public is welcome to attend and tour the campus any time between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

College representatives will be available to discuss career options, financial aid, student resources, credit for prior learning and application steps. Deans and faculty members will also be available to answer questions about new and continuing programs and courses. LTC’s esports arena will be available for open play.

Registration is requested, but not required. For details about the open house or to register, visit

Lakeshore Technical College campus in Cleveland, Wisconsin.
Lakeshore Technical College campus in Cleveland, Wisconsin.

► Buffalo Bill Wild West Show returns to Pinecrest Village Aug. 13-14: The Buffalo Bill Wild West Show will return to Manitowoc County Historical Society’s Pinecrest Historical Village from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Aug. 13-14.

Those attending will spend the day amid Wild West legends like Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley.

The main arena show will take place at 1 p.m. both days, with the thrill and excitement of fast horses, trick riding and fancy shooting.

Activities will be held throughout the day, including a flea circus, horse parade through the grounds and a bank robbery.

A full schedule can be found at

Other activities throughout the museum grounds will include blacksmithing demonstrations, gold panning, the Annie Oakley Shooting Gallery and a chuck wagon cooking demonstration.

Guests can tour the canvas boomtown camp and the entire village grounds, shop for period fashions, leatherwork and their own treasures from the Wild West.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Brian’s Smokehouse.

Pinecrest is at 924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc, and admission is $10 for adults, $7 for ages 4-17, and free for members and those younger than 4.

► Manitowoc bow hunting meetings Aug. 18: Manitowoc Police Department will hold two meetings on bow hunting in the city.

The meetings will be at noon and at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in the lower-level meeting room at the department, 910 Jay St.

Both meetings will cover the same topics, including the purpose of the hunt, type of permissions needed to bow hunt in the city and rules set by the city to conduct a safe hunt.

Bow hunting and landowner applications can be obtained and submitted on the city’s website under the Police Department page, or at the front counter of the police department between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.

All bow hunting and landowner applications need to be returned to the police department by Sept. 9. Applications received after that date may get a delay in approval.

All bow hunting applicants requesting to hunt private land must have a landowners’ application attached to their bow hunting application when turned in, as they will be denied until such paperwork is provided.

For more info, contact Lt. Mark Schroeder at 920-686-6551.

The deer population in Manitowoc causes damage and problems for property owners and drivers. Between 2007 and 2021, 448 deer have been tagged in the city. Here are the numbers by year, including the number of crashes involving deer:

  • 2021: 6 bucks, 17 doe, 37 crashes

  • 2020: 5 bucks, 21 doe, 37 crashes

  • 2019: 8 bucks, 24 doe, 25 crashes

  • 2018: 10 bucks, 22 doe, 55 crashes

  • 2017: 15 bucks, 30 doe, 53 crashes

  • 2016: 16 bucks, 27 doe, 58 crashes

  • 2015: 8 bucks, 19 doe, 50 crashes

  • 2014: 10 bucks, 12 doe, 59 crashes

  • 2013: 10 bucks, 27 doe, 53 crashes

  • 2012: 14 bucks, 17 doe, 45 crashes

  • 2011: 8 bucks, 31 doe, 36 crashes

  • 2010: 13 bucks, 28 doe, 46 crashes

  • 2009: 7 bucks, 24 doe, 45 crashes

  • 2008: 1 buck, 13 doe, 54 crashes

  • 2007: 1 buck, 4 doe, 37 crashes

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Your weather forecast

  • Monday: High 83, low 61, a shower and thunderstorm

  • Tuesday: High 72, low 63, partly sunny and not as warm

  • Wednesday: High 86, low 69, warmer; humid in the p.m.

  • Thursday: High 81, low 65, humid with a t-storm in spots

  • Friday: High 77, low 63, an afternoon thunderstorm

  • Saturday: High 78, low 64, mostly sunny and humid

  • Sunday: High 80, low 66, mostly sunny and humid

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