Recycle trees on compost site
MANITOWOC – Manitowoc County residents and businesses can drop off natural holiday trees for free at the Basswood Compost Site from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
People must remove all decorations, glitter, lights, stands and storage bags from trees before releasing trees.
If a tree is more than 6 feet long, it must be cut in half.
The used natural trees can be chipped and turned into mulch.
The Basswood Compost Site is at 3000 Basswood Road. People can call 920-683-4333 or visit Manitowoccountywi.gov for more information.
▶ Tree for a tree: The recycling center assists the City of Manitowoc Parks and Forestry Division in distributing coupons for its “Tree for a Tree” program.
Throughout January, town residents can receive a voucher for a free deciduous tree when they bring their natural Christmas tree to the Basswood Compost Site.
Participants must go to the Recycling Centre’s main office, open Monday to Friday between 7am and 4pm, before they drop the tree to qualify for the voucher. Participants must fill in and sign a form at the head office.
Vouchers will be sent to eligible city residents in March.
A limited number of vouchers are available. They can be redeemed at Silver Creek Nursery from April 15 to May 15 for deciduous seedlings known as “whips,” which are about 3-4 feet tall, two to four years old and ready for planting.
The Tree for a Tree program is part of an urban forestry grant through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to help recover some of the urban tree canopy that will be lost as a result of the emerald ash borer.
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▶ ‘Forbidden Broadway’ hits the Capitol stage this month: Tony Award-winning “Forbidden Broadway,” the hilarious musical spoof of Broadway’s biggest shows and brightest stars, will make a one-night run at the Capitol Civic Center on Jan. 26. Curtain is at 19.00.
Current spoofs include comedic takes on “Moulin Rouge,” the all-Yiddish “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Hadestown” and this season’s dark “Oklahoma!” revival.
Also included are Dear Evan Hansen, Tootsie, Beetlejuice, Frozen and a whole new generation of Broadway stars, plus exciting turns by Bette Midler, Andre de Shields, Bernadette Peters, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The show also includes some classic laughs from “The Lion King,” “Phantom,” “Les Misérables” and others.
The performance is rated PG. Tickets are available from $29 with student discounts available.
To order tickets, go to cccshows.org or call 920-683-2184. The Capitol is located at 913 S. Eighth St., Manitowoc.
▶ The Red Cross plans local blood drives with a chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl:The American Red Cross is planning the following local blood drives. To make an appointment to donate, visit RedCrossBlood.org, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
- 18 January at 2-6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, 14323 S. Maribel Road, Maribel;
- 30 January at 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 11303 Wehausen Road, Manitowoc; and
- 31 January at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manitowoc Senior Center, 3330 Custer St., Manitowoc.
In partnership with the National Football League, those who donate blood, platelets or plasma in January will have a chance to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona, including day-of access to in-stadium pre-game activities, tickets to the official Super Bowl Experience, round-trip airfare to Phoenix, three nights hotel accommodation (February 10-13), plus a $500 gift card for spending. Visit RedCrossBlood.org/SuperBowl for details.
▶ The Manitowoc Police Department shares the results of the Drive Sober and Get Pulled Over campaign:The Manitowoc Police Department recently shared the results of its Drive Sober and Get Pulled Over holiday campaign.
The department reported making four arrests for drivers suspected of being intoxicated between Dec. 16 and New Year’s Day.
The campaign also resulted in 10 speeding violations, 10 operating under revocation or suspension, one traffic sign or traffic light violation, three vehicle registration violations, 23 miscellaneous violations, three felony arrests, one misdemeanor arrest and one warrant, the department said in a news release.
Officers completed 251 traffic stops and devoted approximately 311 hours to traffic enforcement with a total of 40 officers involved in the campaign, the department said. Law enforcement also issued 188 written warnings for traffic violations.
The department shared the following reminders:
- If you plan to drink, identify a sober designated driver or find an alternate route home.
- Download the free Drive Sober mobile app from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website. The app includes a “find a ride” feature to find mass transit, carpooling and taxi services.
- Protect yourself and your passengers every time you travel. Buckle up, put your phone down – every turn, every time.
▶ The Manitowoc Mayor will speak at the next Fish & Game meeting: The Manitowoc Unit of Fish & Game’s next meeting will be at 19.00 on January 11 in Lincoln Park Cabin No. 1. The meeting is open to members and the public.
The January meeting will mark new officers for 2023 and a historic point. Anne Busse will take over as the Manitowoc Unit’s vice president and is the first female unit officer in the club’s history.
The group elected Busse unanimously at the December meeting, citing her many years of service to the club.
All new officers and directors begin their service in January.
Speaking at the January meeting will be Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels. He will update the group on activities in the city and especially those related to Lincoln Park and other parks in the city. There will be time for questions from those present.
The Manitowoc unit has a longstanding relationship with the city and Lincoln Park, and continued partnership opportunities will be discussed.
For more information, visit mantyfg.org or contact Anne Busse, unit vice president, at [email protected] or [email protected].
▶ Fish & Wildlife Association’s annual meeting on 26 January: The Manitowoc County Fish & Game Protective Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at City Limits Bar and Banquet Hall, 3627 County Road CR, Manitowoc.
Guest speaker will be Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Pollinator Conservation Coordinator Jay Watson, who will show a slide presentation titled “Needs of Bees in this World.”
Following Watson’s presentation, there will be brief reports from county department heads, county officials, state legislators, state DNR officials and the FORWARD Endowment.
The public is invited.
The annual meeting is the only time the public has the opportunity to hear all these people speak in one place.
▶ Manitowoc Youth Resource Hub Launches:The healthiest member organizations of the Manitowoc County Youth Agency Network and Coolest Coast have partnered to launch a new online resource titled the Youth Resource Hub of Manitowoc County.
The Youth Resource Hub is an online resource center and one-stop shop for youth and their families, caregivers and advocates who want a helping hand to connect with each other and/or the community.
The hub is organized into 10 main categories: Academic; Basic needs; Relationship; Childcare; Diversity; Health/Dentist; Mental health; Guidance; Parents; and youth activities.
Within each category there are links to various organizations and businesses related to the topic with additional information and links to their specific websites and social media channels.
The coalition was motivated to create the Youth Resource Hub to facilitate the search for youth-oriented resources and opportunities throughout Manitowoc County.
Resources cover the spectrum from library history times to water safety to crisis intervention to diversity to academics to child care to mental health and beyond.
Organizations and businesses are encouraged to submit youth-oriented content for inclusion using the “Suggest an Edit” button.
Future plans for the hub include an events calendar, says a press release.
The hub can be accessed at www.coolestcoast.com/youth-resource-hub/.
▶ Boys & Girls Club Awards $10,000 International Paper Foundation Scholarship:The Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the International Paper Foundation.
The funds will be used to support Project iLearn, which provides barrier-free, free access to tools needed to continue academic learning, particularly digital learning using iPads, a news release said.
Project iLearn will aid members’ educational learning by providing high-return digital learning opportunities using educational applications focused on K-12 math, reading, language arts, and science.
Providing access to apps and tools that many members are familiar with at school will allow the club to meet the individual needs of each child and help them grow and build new skills. The continuing learning tools will help prepare young people for their brighter personal and professional futures.
“The more personalized we can create enriching programming for our members, the better,” Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County Unit Director Connor Schultz said in the news release. “Everyone has a learning style that works best for them, and by implementing iPads into club-based learning, we hope to bridge any gaps that children may face. Access to mobile technology will also allow us to expand our programs to include more activities such as blended media, STEM projects and more.”
Founded in 1952, the International Paper Foundation provides millions in grants annually to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to meet the needs of the communities where its employees live and work.
The Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County began serving youth in February 2022. From its facility at 3651 Dewey St. in Manitowoc, it is dedicated to ensuring the community’s youth greater access to quality programs and services that will improve their lives and help them unlock their full potential.
The Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County operates as an affiliate of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley in Appleton.
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