Sunday, December 6, 2009

2009 Christmas Fantasy Parade

Here's a great set of images from this year's Christmas Fantasy Parade, courtesy of Jeff Dawson via the Lester Public Library. Click here to view the whole set (and click "slide show" in the upper right corner of the set page to view the images in rotation).

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ethnic Fest 2009

Ethnic Fest 2009 is in the books, and what a beautiful weekend it was. Thousands of people milling about, buying lots of goodies from lots of vendors, eating good food and listening to good music. The music and entertainment lineup this year was wonderful in every respect.

Here are a few images from Jeff Dawson's Flickr set (the entire set can be accessed here).
There are many people, organizations and businesses that help make Ethnic Fest a reality each year. Many thanks to these major sponsors: Dominion - Next Era Energy - US Bank - WPS - Bank First National
Omo-Ana lead the parade of nations this year.

Many thanks to all of the other Ethnic Fest sponsors: Amy's Apparel - BC Signs and Graphics - Carron Net Co. - Herald Times Reporter/Lakeshore Chronicle - Inman Jewelers - Malley Printing Co. - Manitowoc Disposal - Schroeder's Department Store - The Honey Pot - Unique Flying Objects - WCUB Radio - WOMT-WQTC Radio - WI Nationwide
The wonderful Omo - Ana, Children of the Spirit of the Drum were sponsored by Carron Net Co. and WI Nationwide.
The amazing Tamburitzans (they ought to put the word "amazing" right before their name every time) were sponsored by WPS with Dance Floor sponsored by Bank First National.
Beautiful choreography and costumes by the Tamburitzans (that is, The Amazing Tamburitzans).
Lots of great food was available for the hungry throng.
The weather cooperated beautifully.
Pato Banton and The Now Generation were the headling act, bringing a message of love and reggae music to Two Rivers. Pato and the Now Generation were sponsored by Schroeder's Department Store, Inman Jewelers, The Honey Pot and Unique Flying Objects. Antoinette on keyboards and Daniel on guitar.
Beeken took his sax out into the crowd and got things moving.
Pato danced with a joyful audience member.
Mikey on bass while Antoinette stokes the audience. Thanks to Stumpjack Coffee as well, for bringing Pato Banton and the Now Generation to Ethnic Fest.
A standing ovation and rousing applause for Pato and band at the end of their set.

You can also see videos of Pato Banton and the Now Generation's joyous performance at Stumpjack Coffee the night before Ethnic Fest by clicking here.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Precision Kite Maneuvers

Here are a couple of videos from the Kites Over Lake Michigan event. It's very cool to see what these folks can do with a kite, the precision and control they have in creating an aerial ballet of sorts. Huge props again to Chow Chong from Unique Flying Objects for creating this fabulous event. Videos courtesy of Jeff Dawson from the Lester Public Library.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Kite Fest

Here's the link to yet another great set of images by Jeff Dawson of the Lester Public Library in Two Rivers: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 & 6, events at the 4th Annual Kites Over Lake Michigan including the night launch of Chow Chong's Sky Lanterns (sold exclusively in the United States by Unique Flying Objects, Two Rivers, Wisconsin - Sunday morning kite-making workshop for kids and a nice breeze made for another beautiful day on Neshotah Beach, Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
Night Launch of Sky Lanterns

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ethnic Fest Facebook Fan Page

For all you Ethnic Fest fans out there who are on Facebook you can now become a fan of Ethnic Fest on the Ethnic Fest fan page. Simply go to the page by clicking here or on the image above and "become a fan."

You get periodic updates about Ethnic Fest as well as videos and images of the performers.
Please feel free to upload your own comments and images from past Ethnic Fests to share with others. And help spread the word by inviting your friends to become fans of Ethnic Fest (click the "invite your friends" link on the page).

Monday, August 3, 2009

Gov. Doyle in Two Rivers

Gov. Jim Doyle today presented the City of Two Rivers with nearly $2.8 million to pay for about two-thirds of four storm water retention ponds to help protect the West Twin River and Lake Michigan. About half the money comes from the state's revolving loan program and about half from federal stimulus funds.
Image and text courtesy Two Rivers, WI facebook account.

Greg Buckley introduces Gov. Doyle.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fish Derby Weekend

The Two Rivers Kiwanis Fish Derby is this weekend: July 17, 18, 19.

Fishing, live music, Fishing Fantasy Parade......

The Fishing Fantasy Parade - Friday July 17 at 6pm, starts at 17th and East Streets, down Zlatnik Drive to Neshotah Beach.

Click here to go to the Kiwanis Club site for more info and images from previous years' fish derbies.