Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Two Rivers on YouTube

There are a whole bunch of great videos of our town on YouTube. Besides just being fun to watch, these are a great way to give friends and family who may be out of town or out of state a little taste of what it's like here in the Cool City. Just send them the links to any videos you like.

Here are the links to a few YouTube accounts that have several videos that really focus on some of what makes our city such a great place to live and visit.

Mark Matthews (only three videos thus far, but boy are they beautiful...very high quality) - http://www.youtube.com/MarkMatthews54241 For example, check out this recording of some of this winter's beauty that Mark captured and set to music:

Lester Public Library (a great resource for videos of local events and the library, which is another useful resource itself for local information) - http://www.youtube.com/lesterlibrary

Two Rivers Wis (TRTube: "Videos about the life and times in Two Rivers, Wisconsin") - http://www.youtube.com/TwoRiversWis

TwoRiversHistoryBuff (one local resident's fun collection of videos, including a few of the wonderful Two Rivers Jazz Combo from the high school) - http://www.youtube.com/tworivershistorybuff

Stumpjack Coffee (a taste of some of the live music that you can find in TR on the weekends) - http://www.youtube.com/StumpjackCoffee

And, of course, there are a number of single videos that show the Cool City to be found on YouTube. Just type in "Two Rivers WI" or "Two Rivers Wisconsin" when you go to YouTube and you'll come up with a bunch that were taken by both residents and visitors. Like this very cool video taken by YouTube account tmtjosh1795 of a very up-close-and-personal view of wind surfing off Neshota Beach during last year's Kite Festival:

And anytime you visit a YouTube video about Two Rivers please make sure that you rate the video by giving it how ever many stars you think it merits and making a comment. The more ratings and comments a video gets the more likely it is to be seen and enjoyed by others, and that's good PR for TR.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The last big snow of the winter of 2008/09?

Saturday, February 21, downtown Two Rivers. They said 2"-4" but it snowed all day long and had to be close to 10" by evening. Maybe the second biggest and baddest snowstorm of a winter filled with an inordinate amount of snow. People may be sick of the snow by now, but there's no question that it is beautiful to watch.

Around 5:30pm...twilight, almost a white-out.

Around 5:30pm...wickedly heavy snowfall. My initial intention was to walk down the street and get several shots at different locations, but the snow was blowing almost horizontally and it stung! So I chickened out.

Around 6:45pm...snow starting to slow down a bit.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Cove Family Restaurant open in Two Rivers

Good news for downtown Two Rivers, the Cove Family Restaurant has opened its doors! The Cove is located at 1415 16th Street, beneath Club Atlantis (the old TR Elks Club). Phone is 920-553-2677.

The cove is owned and operated by Mel & Noel Croslan who relocated here from Door County. They provide dine in service, pickup service and catering for your next function or party.

The menu is a nice mix of sandwich favorites with soups & salads and appetizers up to full tenderloin steak dinners & pizzas. Everything is reasonably priced IMHO.

The Cove is open for your dining pleasure Monday through Thursday from 4 PM to 10 PM and Friday, Saturday & Sundays from noon to 10 PM.

Please give the Cove a try and log your reviews on this blog.

Bon Apetit

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Washington House Jam Session

Saturday, Feb 14th, from 3:00 to 5:00 the historic Washington House (at the corner of Jefferson St. and 17th St.) held a musical jam session in the beautiful upper dance hall room. Around 50-60 people were in attendance and enjoyed the music of a number of talented local musicians.I believe this is a semi-regular event at the Washington House.Good time music in a beautiful setting. Becky Markvart was the featured artist on this day. That's Becky on the far right in the image above.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Festival Season Fast Approaching

Cool City Car Classic 2007. Image courtesy David Smith
It's a bit warmer today and a perfect time to begin thinking about our summer and autumn festivals.

The Cool City Classic Car Cruise night is Friday night, June 26
The Cool City Classic Car Show is coming up on Saturday June 27, no pre-registration needed.

Community Care Day is on FRIDAY this year: August 7th. With the ping pong ball drop at 3:00 PM. Sign up your organization today by calling our office for an application 920-794-1482 or better yet, email us at mainstreet@lakefield.net.

Ethnic Fest. Image courtesy Jeff Dawson.
Ethnic Festival, Saturday September 19th. Both craft vendor packets and food vendor packets are available in our office, 3rd floor, City Hall. Or by emailing us, or call and we can snail mail you an app.
Ethnic Fest. Image courtesy Jeff Dawson.

It's not even too early to begin thinking about the 2009 Christmas Fantasy Parade Saturday November 28th. Again, call, email or stop in to get your application.

For other Two Rivers festivals and events please visit the City website at www.two-rivers.org