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LMBF Productions Brings Ghosts of Maribel Caves to Capitol Civic Centre

LMBFproductions ghostsofmaribelcaves castphoto .jpgDiamonds and Gold, Frankly Green Bay, Festival Foods, and the Capitol Civic Centre present Let Me Be Frank Productions’ all-new comedy musical “Ghosts of Maribel Caves.”

This mid-week treat features another talented Let Me Be Frank cast and provides an excellent week night out. Welcome to the Maribel Caves Hotel. According to the Let Me Be Frank players, you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

As owners of the Maribel Caves Hotel — aka Hotel Hell — Amy and Frank are having the grand re-opening of the hotel and need to make sure all is in tip-top shape. Frank has been so busy with the preparations that he forgot their anniversary…or did he? There may be trouble in paradise if he doesn’t do something fast. Meanwhile, a team of ghost hunters has been brought in to put to rest the rumor that the hotel is haunted before the re-opening. It is just a rumor… right? If the Maribel Caves Hotel has any hope of being brought to its former glory, it certainly can’t be thought of as haunted.

Tour guide Lisa directs ghost hunters Michael Midnight and Zachary Paparazzo through the hotel as they use their highly sensitive paranormal activity sensing equipment to spot ghosts, spirits and other figures from the other side. People claim to have seen a mysterious figure that looks like a 1920’s gangster wandering the halls as well as the spirit of a young woman lurking about. That can’t possibly be true…right? Let’s find out.

Audience members are sure to enjoy the rock/pop song selections featured by the talented voices of the Let Me Be Frank players, including Frank Hermans and Amy Riemer as the hotel owners, Pat Hibbard as the hotel maintenance man, Lisa Borley as the tour guide, Zach Hibbard as ghost hunter Zachary Paparazzo, Michael O’Malley as ghost hunter Michael Midnight, and Tom Verbrick and Kasey Schumacher as ghosts. Band includes Tony Pilz, keyboards; Adam Cain, percussion; Dennis Panneck, guitars; and Pat Hibbard, bass.

Advance tickets for “Ghosts of Maribel Caves,” Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Capitol are available online,, or by phone at (920) 683-2184.


Doors at 6:30 p.m.; curtain at 7:30 p.m.

Ghosts of Maribel Caves song selections:

Train in Vain — The Clash

Black Magic Woman — Santana

Devil Woman — Cliff Richard

Hotel California — Eagles

Mad World — Adam Lambert

Walking on Broken Glass — Annie Lennox

Rhiannon — Fleetwood Mac

Heart Hotels — Dan Fogelberg

Evil Woman — ELO

Running with the Devil — Van Halen

Witchy Woman — Eagles

Destination Unknown — Missing Persons

Invincible — Pat Benatar

How Will I Know — Whitney Houston

Lovergirl — Teena Marie

Black Cat — Janet Jackson

Tell it to my Heart — Taylor Dayne

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown — Jim Croce

Let’s Dance — David Bowie

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Art of Preservation Exhibit Coming to Rahr West Art Museum

WEA in Algoma.jpgThe Water’s Edge Artists, (WEA) Annual Art Exhibit “The Art of Preservaton” will be held in the Historic Vilas Rahr Mansion in the Rahr West Art Museum, 610 North 8th Street, Manitowoc, September 30th through October 28th.  Opening Reception will be Friday October 5th from 5-7 pm.  The public is invited, refreshments will be served.  The Awards Ceremony will be at 6pm that evening, with this year’s show judge, artist and teacher, Ron Stokes present to comment on the winning paintings.  Cash Prizes and Ribbons will awarded.  WEA Artists will be in residence to answer questions about their work and to discuss their mission as an art organization.  Paintings, in all subject matter that are in some way connected to preservation, conservation and/or restoration will be on display.  WEA artists paint in a variety of mediums, including oils, water colors, pastels, and graphite.  All works are original and were either painted on site, en plein air, or in the artists’ studio from photos of the location.  Membership includes artists from as far north as Michigan’s UP to Milwaukee in the south.

Waters Edge Artist’s cares about the conservation of land, waters and historical sites in Wisconsin.  These “painters for preservation” partner with like-minded organizations by painting plein air at their fund raising events and donating a portion of the proceeds from their sales to the organization’s conservation initiatives.  Through sales of their paintings they have raised awareness and funds for the  Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust, Niagara Escarpment Resource Network, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin and others.  The group was recently featured in Plein Air Magazine.

CAPTION FOR PHOTO:  Waters Edge Artists in Algoma at a recent paint out event celebrating the “Art of Water”.






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Felician Village names August winner of Service Excellence Star Award

8 August Ron ADP.jpgFelician Village announces Ron Gosz, Environmental Services Maintenance Department, was chosen for the Service Excellence Star Award for the month of August.
Ron’s nomination: “Immediately helped me & had other maintenance employees follow up.”

In conjunction with Felician Village’s Service Excellence initiative and Resident Firstsm philosophy, selection is based on the employee’s conduct as it reflects Felician Village values. Service Excellence is a way of consciously living out the mission and core values of Felician Village and fostering an environment that creates exceptional experiences for all.

Each month co-workers, residents, family members and visitors are encouraged to nominate an employee to be considered for the Service Excellence Star Award. The award subcommittee reviews the completed nomination forms monthly and a winner is selected.

Picture attached: (left to right): John Duzeski, Maintenance Supervisor and Ron Gosz, Service Excellence Winner.

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Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend on the Lakeshore

Branch Fire & Rescue Tractor Pull will be held on September 15th with weigh in starting at 3pm, event starting at 6pm at Branch Area Recreational Park, 8733 US Highway 10 in Whitelaw. For more details call 920-946-6481

It’s time for the 27th Annual Two Rivers Ethnic Fest  on Saturday, September 15th! Come for the music and dance, enjoy the food and shop the many vendors selling items from every continent. Join in the celebration beginning with the parade of flags down Washington Street to the Central Park Bandstand. Stay all day breathing the refreshing sights and sounds.  Native Pride Dance is at 10 am, Frog-Water Irish Music starts at 11:30 am, MACCO Chinese Music & Dance is at 12:45 pm, Potts & Pans Steel Drum Band is at 2:15 pm, Doc Smith & the Disciples Gospel is at 3:45 pm.  On the smaller stage, Czech Polka is at 10:30 am, a tae kwon do demo is at 1 pm, and Brazilian Jazz is at 2 pm.

The annual fall fry out being held at the Whitelaw fire station, 330 East Menasha Avenue (Hwy10) from 10 am to 7 pm on Sunday, September 16th. Serving hamburgers, brats, fireman’s ribeye steak sandwiches and refreshments. Serving chicken booyah from 10 am until gone. Live music by Bobby Darren from 1 – 6 pm. They will be holding a silent auction and 50/50 cash raffles throughout the day.

There will be an exciting dedication of the Spirit of the Rivers monument on Sunday, September 16 from 2pm to 3pm. The monument will be located along the Mariners Trail across from Aurora Medical Center. Monument created by Manitowoc’s own sculptor, R.T. “Skip” Wallen.

Natural Resource Partnership’s annual barn dance at Saxon Homestead Farms in Cleveland will be Saturday, September 15th from 5:30 to 10:30 pm. Enjoy a locally grown, sourced, and prepared meal with award winning cheeses. – Taste local beer, festive wine. and local coffee. – Explore the Klessig farm and engage in conversation with old friends and new. – Dance the night away to top-notch country music by Reckless Remedy. LNRP celebrates Wisconsin’s farmers, working lands, and rural heritage. The barn dance raises vital funds to improve rural life and look after our land and water. Saxon Homestead Farm is at 15621 S. Union Rd. in Cleveland. For tickets and more information:

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Top Things to Do on the Lakeshore This Weekend

Sputnikfest will be held at the Rahr-West Museum located at 8th and Park Street in Manitowoc, starting Friday night, September 7th from 5:30 to 11:30 and Saturday, September 8th again at noon. Food, refreshments, music by Shocker, Wacky Tacky contest, a kids area and so much more! visit – click on exhibits/events for more information.

Join the Newton First Responders at Newton Firefighters Park on Friday, September 7th from 4:30 to 8:30 for their annual fish boil. Funds raised are used for equipment, supplies, schooling and seminars.

The Sheboygan Falls Lions Club and Kohler Police Athletic League are once again holding Oktoberfest at Sheboygan Falls River Park this Friday & Saturday! Friday kicks off with happy hour, a fish fry and live music by Pat McCurdy and Vic Ferrari. Join in the fun with a 5K Beer Run/Walk on Saturday, followed by a Cornhole Challenge. And you don’t want to miss the Beer Olympics! Enjoy live music on Saturday night by Mount Olive and Bella Cain.

On Saturday, September 8th, 2018 – Fox’s Piggly Wiggly will be hosting our 12th Annual Pig to Pig Walk. The walk begins at Fox’s Piggly Wiggly in Manitowoc and ends at Fox’s Piggly Wiggly in Two RIvers. This is non-profit family event. All proceeds will be donated to Lakeshore CAP’s Emergency Housing Program.

Enjoy a day of fun, music, food and surprises for the whole family at the 16th Chilton Crafty Apple Fest at the corner of 32/57 (South Park St. and Calumet St) from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, September 8th. More than 100 crafters, all things apple including pies, sundaes and more, apple and pumpkin beer crafted by Rowland’s Calumet Brewing Company, pumpkin bowling, free kids area with inflatable slides and bounce houses. Register by August 18th for the Smile Beautiful 5k Fun Run, $25 entry fee online or in person. Come see the Chainsaw Carver, Mad Dog & Merrill, East Shore Humane Society, live music and an apple pie contest, call 920-418-1650 or go to for more information

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Top 5 Things to Do on the Lakeshore This Weekend

“Unique Flying Objects invites you to the Annual Kites over Lake Michigan Festival, this Saturday and Sunday. Neshotah Beach is the coolest place to be on Labor Day Weekend. Saturday, 11 to 4 you’ll see amazing kite flying events and a mass release of Sky Lanterns at dusk followed by Fireworks Show, weather permitting. Sunday, the fun continues with free kids kite making from 9 to 11 and flying events from 11 to 4. Kites are available for sale at the beach. To learn more visit unique flying objects dot com.”

The Sheboygan County Fair in Plymouth runs August 30th through September 3rd.  There will be live music by Cold Sweat & the Brew City Horns, the Big Bass Trio…Copper Box & Saving Savannah will be there on Friday…Saturday features 76 Juliette, the Doo-Woop Daddies Gold & Jerry Schneider…Sunday features Bella Cain and Boogie & the Yo-Yo’s…and Monday, ti’s the Vic Ferrari Band.  There’s also carnival rides, food, beverages, 4-h exhibits, a demo derby, extreme bull riding, IRA Sprint Car Racing and a tractor & truck pull.

The Calumet County Fair in Chilton runs Friday August 31st through Monday, September 3rd.  There’s a family friendly midway with carnival rides, fair food & exhibits, a truck & tractor pull, barrel racing, a horse pull and the Catch a Pig Contest.  There’s also live music by Copper Box, Spitfire Rodeo, Blackhawk on Sunday evening, Johnny Wad, JErry Schneider and Still Cruisin’.

The Music in the Park concert at Harbor Park in Kewaunee will feature Cat 5 on Sunday, September 2nd, featuring four lead vocalists – this group covers it all from 5 to 7:30 pm. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket, picnic basket & beverages and enjoy a few hours of music. Local organizations may be selling food on select dates. The rain location is Lakehaven Hall (a sign will be posted in the gazebo).

Back to School Carnivl for grade school children, Friday, August 31 from 2-3:00pm, Join us for carnival games to earn prize tickets for school supplies! Participants also receive a t-shirt supply bag and healthy snacks. River’s Bend located at 960 S. Rapids Road in Manitowoc. Call 684-1144 for more more information.

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WNA Presents Friends of Nursing Award to Senator Devin LeMahieu (9th)

WNA Friend of Nursing Award Presention - 2018The Wisconsin Nurses Association today presented Senator Devin LeMahieu of the 9th Senate District, Oostburg the 2018 WNA “Friend of Nursing” Award.  LeMahieu was the lead sponsor of this biennium’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Modernization Act Legislation, SB 497. The proposed legislation created licensure for the four categories of advanced practice registered nurses: Certified Nurse Midwives, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Nurse Practitioners.  He also supported the Nurse Licensure Compact Bill, SB 417 that allows for nurses residing outside the state of Wisconsin to practice in Wisconsin using their RN license from their home state.  This creates increase access to RN care and services for Wisconsin’s patients.

“We are so appreciative of the efforts of Senator LeMahieu in sponsoring our legislation.  Wisconsin is one of the first states to recognize the critical role of APRNs in providing access to timely, quality and safe patient care.  Over the past twenty years Wisconsin has fallen behind other states in further clarifying the responsibility and accountability of the APRN role.  This is why our statutes need to be modernized,” states Linda Gobis, RN, MN, JD, President – Wisconsin Nurses Association.

“As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, I appreciate Senator LeMahieu’s support of our practice, his recognition of our graduate level of nursing education, and his understanding of what we bring to the health care setting and to our patient populations,” states Tina Bettin, RN, DNP, APNP

Advanced Practice Nurses represent 6.4 percent of the 105,000 nurses in Wisconsin.