Community Events

President’s CEO Breakfast Coming

TTim Schaeferim Schaefer, executive vice president of client and digital experience at Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, will speak about “Leading Large Scale Change” at the Silver Lake College President’s CEO Breakfast on May 2.

The presentation will take place in the Ariens Atrium of the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

Bank First of Manitowoc is the major sponsor of the series.

Schaefer is responsible for Northwestern Mutual’s overall client experience, digital strategy and technology. He also is a member of the company’s executive leadership team and the company’s business technology committee.

Schaefer earned a Master of Science in management and organizational development from Silver Lake College and is a past board member of the college.

Check-in is at 7 a.m. Breakfast is served at 7:15 a.m. The program concludes at 8:30 a.m.  Tickets are $30 each. For tickets, visit sl.edu/tickets.

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Manitowoc County Historical Society Starts Summer Hours May 2nd

MCHS_Welcome Center extThe Manitowoc County Historical Society will begin with its summer hours on Tuesday, May 2, from 9 am to 4 pm. The museum site’s summer hours are from May 1 to October 24, Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 am to 4 pm. During the summer season, the historic structures of Pinecrest Historical Village are open and accessible, in addition to the Society’s McAllister House Welcome Center.

Nestled in the scenic rolling Ice Age Kettle Moraine countryside of Eastern Wisconsin, the Manitowoc County Historical Society is a museum of living history. This 60-acre interpretive museum of local history features a Welcome Center with local history exhibits and research services and the outdoor Pinecrest Historical Village – a collection of over 25 historic buildings with period furnishings from Manitowoc County’s early settlers.

New for the 2017 summer season is an interactive hand-held audio tour device. The device includes more features than the past audio tour system and also includes closed captions for those needing hearing assistance. Visitors needing mobility assistance may also make arrangements to take a site tour with a museum tram. The tram is available for daily visitors making arrangements at least a week before their visit. The audio tour and tram are available at no charge to visitors.

The opening week of the summer season will include the site’s annual Library card free day on Saturday, May 6 from 9 am to 4 pm. Visitors can show their Manitowoc-Calumet Library system card and get in free to the museum grounds. A storytime will be presented at 1:00 in the Shadyside School.

A full list of programs and activities hosted at the museum for the summer can be found at ManitowocCountyHistory.org.

Admission for the museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children (5-17).  Admission is free for MCHS members.  The Manitowoc County Historical Society museum grounds are located at 924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc.  The grounds include the McAllister House Welcome Center and the historic structures of Pinecrest Historical Village.  For more information, please call the Manitowoc County Historical Society at (920) 684-4445 or visit the website at manitowoccountyhistory.org.

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Dale Jr’s Thoughts on Retiring

“When my dad was doing so well and there were a couple of guys coming into the sport that were sons, it was difficult for them to replicate their dads’ success,” Earnhardt said on Tuesday. “I just saw even at an early age, before I was a driver, that growing up in that man’s shadow was going to be a real hard challenge.

“I wanted to race, but I knew racing would put me in that shadow. I knew the odds of me really having any talent at all and being able to do it were thin. They are for anyone. So at a very young age, all I wanted to do was be able to make a living driving cars. I didn’t set goals. I didn’t dream of winning championships or Daytona 500s or working with one of the best owners in the business, driving for one of the best organizations. I was afraid of not being able to do it. So I guess what I’m saying is I’ve accomplished way more than I ever dreamed — way more than I ever thought I’d accomplish.”

Earnhardt Jr has suffered multiple concussions over the past few years, and missed the final 18 races of last season due to his injuries. He returned to racing this year with no lingering effects from the concussions, but admitted there were times during his rehabilitation when he wondered if he would race again.

He said: “I felt great for many, many months now, and I’m happy about that. We’ve been through a handful of races now and didn’t have any issues whatsoever.

“[But] there was a lot of time during the recovery where I was 90% percent sure I wasn’t going to drive again. There were days where it was 50%. [In November], I couldn’t put one foot in front of the other without falling over like a drunk driving test. I couldn’t take one step without having to step to the right or step to the left to catch myself.”
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Carrie Underwood Makes People’s Most Beautiful List

According to People magazine, Julia Roberts is the Most Beautiful Woman in the world for 2017.

On the country music front, Carrie Underwood is listed as one of the magazine’s Fabulous Faces, alongside stars like Reese Witherspoon, Adele, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Oprah Winfrey and Alicia Keys.

 

Kelsea Ballerini was listed in the magazine’s Beauty at Every Age list, which includes 40 stars who “set the standard for modern beauty.”

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were listed in the magazine’s In Sync Couples list with others such as Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen.

 

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Dale Jr to Retire

Hendrick Motorsports announced this morning that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire from NASCAR at the end of the 2017 season.

The fan-favorite Earnhardt suffered concussions after crashes numerous times over his career and missed the second half of the 2016 season with concussion-like symptoms. In March, he announced that he would be donating his brain to head-injury researchers after his death.

Earnhardt, whose last race will be Nov. 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, will discuss his decision at a news conference later today.

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Faith Sings with 5 Year Old Fan

As Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul Tour made its way through the South in early April, a handful of fans had the opportunity to meet the couple backstage.

One fan was a young girl named Rosie, who had the pleasure of speaking to Faith. AND…she also got to sing with Faith.

Faith posted a video of the precious meeting on her Instagram account: “Was so sweet to meet & sing with Rosie, a fellow Mississippi Girl. #soul2soul #speaktoagirl.”

“You just made my day when I saw your little video, you’re precious,” Faith said at the meeting. “What do you want to sing?”

“‘Mississppi Girl’,” replied Rosie.

Check out little Rosie singing “Mississippi Girl” with Faith Hill.

Was so sweet to meet & sing with Rosie, a fellow Mississippi Girl. #soul2soul #speaktoagirl

A post shared by Faith Hill (@faithhill) on Apr 18, 2017 at 9:52am PDT

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Bristol Celebrates Anniversary

Bristol Motor Speedway will be celebrating the silver anniversary of their partnership with grocery chain Food City on Sunday… The partnership for the race entitlement is the second longest running in NASCAR, following the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway that began in 1985… The inaugural Food City 500 event was won by the late Alan Kulwicki in his championship season… Two drivers are tied for the most Food City 500 wins, each having four a piece:  Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon… Gordon won his in consecutive years from 1995-1998… One of the annual celebrations centered around the event that is sure to be bigger on this anniversary is Friday’s Food City Race Night… The event is held at Bristol Motor Speedway’s hospitality area… It features live music, food sampling, show cars, racing simulators, and driver autograph sessions…Tickets are available for $5 in advance at selected Food City locations and benefits local charities.