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Sick of Cold Weather?

Think it’s cold here?  It’s so cold in one village in Russia that eyelashes are freezing!!!!


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Music for the Cure

Music is the Cure was started 4 years ago to help out a local musician who was battling cancer.  His fellow band members and many other musicians in the area decided to show their support by doing what they do best. Thirteen bands got together and put on a show to raise money to help cover expenses and get his family through that difficult time.

The second year, eleven bands played and the money raised was donated to another local musician’s family member who was suffering from MS and the aftermath of a horrible stroke. As the event started growing, more and more people were asking about the next year. They wanted to know who was playing, who the event would benefit, and what they could do to help.

For the third year, seven bands donated their time and the money was donated to a single mother who needed a bone marrow transplant. In the third year, we also started taking sponsors to help grow the event and provide more entertainment.

Last year we had six bands including 2 national bands. The money raised went for Nick’s Fight. Nick is a teenager in our community who had to receive chemo treatments. Portions of the proceeds also went to Adam Brey, another individual in our community who was undergoing treatment, and the TREG Foundation, a non-profit organization funded by Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group that donates to local charities throughout the year.

MITC is in its 5th year and has also taken it another step by becoming a registered non profit organization and obtained it’s 501(C)3 status. We have also taken on more sponsors and are looking to make this year the biggest event yet. We have eight local bands and it will be held at City Limits in Manitowoc on February 10th. Door will open at 3pm and the music will start at 4pm. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We look forward to an amazing event and raising more money to help out local charities and families in need!

Some of our sponsors include: Hatchet Promotions, Loud Noises Audio, Coldwell Banker TREG, Two Rivers Clothing, In Tune Guitar Pics, Razor 94.7FM, Nelson Sign, Burbey CPA and more being added.


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Silver Lake College presents senior oboe and piano recital on Jan. 13

Katherine Sohn.jpgThe Silver Lake College Department of Music will present the senior oboe and piano recital of student Katherine Sohn at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

Sohn is a student in the studios of Zachary Pulse and Dr. Diana Shapiro, who will play piano accompaniment. The recital, which will include works by Tchaikovsky and Chopin, is free and open to the public.

Sohn, a 2013 graduate of Howards Grove High School, is studying general, choral and instrumental music at Silver Lake College.

She has participated in numerous ensembles, including singing in the Silver Lake Chorale and Silver lake Concert Choir, playing oboe in the Silver Lake Wind Ensemble, playing clarinet and baritone saxophone in the Silver Lake Jazz Ensemble, and participating in the Silver Lake Handbell Ensemble and Opera Workshop.


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Salvation Army Falls Short of Goal

Manitowoc County $91,000 Short of Christmas Campaign Goal

Manitowoc, WI (January 4, 2018) Though MANY gave of their time, talents and treasures during the Red Kettle Campaign, The Salvation Army here in Manitowoc finds itself very short on their annual Christmas goal according to Lt. Jeff Olson, Corps Officer of Manitowoc County Salvation Army. “Though the Red Kettles are the most publicly visible way we raise funds during this season, there are a couple other fundraising means that impact our overall goal. Not only did we fall short on the kettle goal, but also our mail appeal & private giving contributions fell short. All of this affects what we can and cannot do in our community. Like so many other nonprofits we depend on funds and people so that we can assist those with needs in our community”, stated Olson.

Though you will not see the Red Kettles we continue to raise funds for our Christmas Campaign through the month of January. If you are able, there is still time to contribute and help in the “Fight for Good” in our community. Donations can be mailed to, or dropped off at, 411 N 6th St. Giving may also be done online at

The Salvation Army does extend its thanks and appreciation for ALL who support the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army here in Manitowoc County!

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MPD Food Drive

The Manitowoc Police Department Support Staff is helping ring in the “New Year” for the needy in our community by continuing to replenish Peter’s Pantry shelves after the holiday season.  Local food pantries have food to give at Christmas time so no one will have to go without a Christmas meal, but what happens after the holidays?

Surplus after the holiday season drops off considerably for our local pantries and we would like to make sure the citizens of Manitowoc have plenty of food to go around during the winter months of the New Year when things are scarce.  Just think about the things your family eats every week as these families are just like yours.

So when you go to the grocery store the next time, please consider picking up ten of our “10 Most Wanted” Items for the month.  The Manitowoc Police Department will be collecting a different theme of food during the months of January, February, March and April.  If we all work together we can “Arrest Hunger” in our community (see attached flyers for details)!

The following locations have food barrels for collection (all 4 months for collection):

Manitowoc Police Department, 910 Jay Street

Lobby Hours – 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday – Friday)


Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street

General Lobby Hours – 9 AM to 3 PM (Monday – Saturday)


Manitowoc City Hall, 900 Quay Street

Lobby Hours – 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday – Friday)


Manitowoc Public Utilities, 1303 S. 8th Street

Lobby Hours – 8 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday – Friday)


Manitowoc Senior Center, 3330 Custer St.

Lobby Hours – 8 AM to 4 PM (Monday – Friday)


The following are the monthly themes and food items we are collecting per month:

Monthly Theme and Ideas for “10 Most Wanted” Items

January’s Theme – (January 1st through January 31st)

“SOUPER” Bowl Food Drive – January is National Soup Month


~ Any Kind of Soup (Beef, Tomato, Chicken, Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Chicken, Minestrone, Broccoli, Chowder, etc.)

~ Any Kind of Dry Beans (Peas, Navy, Chili, Kidney, etc.)

~ Any Kind of Cracker (Oyster, Saltines, Ritz, etc.)


February’s Theme – (February 1st through February 28th)

“Oodles of Noodles” Food Drive


~ All Types of Noodles (Spaghetti, Linguine, Vermicelli, Lasagna, Fettuccine, Elbow, Rotini, Shells, Wheels, Egg Noodles, etc.)

~ Macaroni and Cheese                 ~ Boxed Noodles/Dinners

~ Canned Mushrooms/Tomatoes ~ Canned Tomato Sauce/Paste

~ Rice a Roni Packages                 ~ Ramen Noodles

~ Canned Meats/Tuna                    ~ Spaghetti/Cheese Sauces (NO GLASS)

~Rice – Plain or Flavored               ~Grated Parmesan Cheese


March’s Theme – (March 1st through March 31st)

“CAN”NED MANIA” Food Drive

~ All Types of Canned Fruits (Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges, Plums, Fruit Cocktail, Applesauce, etc.)

~ All Types of Canned Vegetables (Sweet Corn, Cream Style Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Peas & Carrots, White or Sweet Potatoes, Mushrooms, Mixed Vegetables, Asparagus, Sauerkraut, Tomatoes, Bean Sprouts, Olives, Baked Beans, Beans – Chili, Pinto, Butter, Lima, etc.


April’s Theme – (April 1st through April 30th)


~ Assorted Coffee/Teas                  ~ Boxed Cereal/Oatmeal/Oats       ~ Dry Yeast

~ Jam or Jellies (NO GLASS)        ~ Pancake or Waffle Mix/Syrup     ~ Pie Fillings

~ Baking Chips/Flour/Sugar                      ~ Honey/Nutella                               ~ Peanut Butter

~ Granola Bars                                 ~ Nuts/Raisins

~ Muffin Mixes                                  ~ Juice (Non-Refrigerated)

~ Carnation Breakfast Drinks        ~ Baking Soda/Powder/Salt

~ Jiffy Mixes/Bisquick Mixes


If you can help, please drop food off at one of the above listed locations.

We appreciate your help…know that you are making a difference in a family’s life!

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Family Care Drive Brings In Over 850 Items

UnitedOne Credit Union’s 15th Family Care Drive took in over 850 personal and home care items to help local individuals and families in need.

The donations by the credit union’s employees and members were made at UnitedOne’s offices in Manitowoc and Sheboygan throughout the month of October.

“People helping people is a core part of the credit union philosophy,” said CEO Kim Rooney. “We have been a part of our community for almost 80 years, and helping our neighbors is very important to us.”

Items collected at UnitedOne Credit Union’s Manitowoc offices were delivered to the The Haven and Hope House, both serving Manitowoc County, on Nov. 6 for distribution.

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2nd “Manitowoc Minute” Show Added to Capitol Civic Centre Schedule

The Capitol Civic Centre announces that Manitowoc Minute’s Facebook sensation, writer and star of the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie Berens, will perform an additional show at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27. The Dec. 27 and 28 performances are presented by Just Orthdontics, Time Out Sports Bar and Grill, and Valders Dental Associates with support from Action Realty and Allstates Rigging.

The Dec. 28 show sold out within days of on sale; the Dec. 27 show will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17. It is strongly recommended that those who are interested in buying tickets go online,, for quickest purchase; long lines are expected at the Box Office and an unusually high volume of in-coming phone calls is likely.

In addition to writing and starring in the Manitowoc Minute, Berens is a stand-up comedian and Emmy-winning journalist. As a UW-Madison junior, Berens started reporting for MTV’s Choose or Lose. Since then he’s worked with Fox, CBS Sports Network, and Funny or Die, to name a few. Berens was born and raised, along with his 11 other brothers and sisters, right here in Wisconsin.

Tickets purchased for the Dec. 28 show will not be refunded nor exchanged for the Dec. 27 show.