Sheboygan Playground Hosts Grand Opening; Glenn Grothman in town halls

SHEBOYGAN – After being delayed by the pandemic, Shaw Family Playground will hold a grand opening open to the public beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The playground is at 2614 Pine Grove Ave. in Sheboygan.

The celebration will feature food trucks, live music, donor recognition and a fun booth.

To find out more about the playground, go to

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Glenn Grothman

Grothman will host a series of town hall meetings, including in Sheboygan Falls:U.S. Representative Glenn Grothmanwho represents the Sheboygan area as the representative of Wisconsin’s sixth congressional district in Congress, will hold a town hall from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Rochester Park, 710 Hickory St., Sheboygan Falls.

The congressman will also hold a town hall the same day from 3-4 p.m. at the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds, North Pavilion, W67N866 Washington Ave., Cedarburg.

On Wednesday, Grothman will be at Rosendale Village Hall, 211 N. Grant St., Rosendale, from 3-4 p.m., then at Scott Park, Large Pavilion, Scott Park Drive in Omro, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The MP is in his fourth term. He is running unopposed in the November 8 general election after defeating his challenger Douglas Mullenix in the August 9 primary.

Sheboygan Visual Artists will be painting sets at Christopher Gardens on August 27: Rejoin Visual Artists Sheboygan as they paint the landscape of Christopher Gardens 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Artists will admire the views and respond with creation inspired by the landscape.

The exterior of the EBCO building where the Sheboygan visual artists are located, as seen Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Sheboygan, Wis.

Christopher Gardens, W580 Garton Road, Sheboygan, is private and rarely open to the public. The artist registration fee is $10. Registration is done in advance at

Tickets are $10 for visitors and can be purchased in advance on the SVA website. Visitors can purchase artwork while strolling the 8 km of garden paths amid the 17 themed gardens along Lake Michigan.

Celebrate Wisconsin Land Trust Days with Glacial Lakes Conservancy:Conservation of glacial lakes will host events in August, September and October as part of Wisconsin Land Trust Days.

Willow Creek Preserve is 143 acres of undeveloped land in the town of Sheboygan.

These events are open to the public and are free for Glacial Lakes Conservancy members or $10 for non-members.

Here is what is planned:

  • Bird Hike at Willow Creek Preserve in Sheboygan at 8 a.m. Saturday;
  • Grandparents Day and Children’s Nature Celebration in Sheboygan at 1 p.m. Sept. 11;
  • Nature hike on the Wild 80 property in Lyndon at 9 a.m. Sept. 17;
  • Buckthorn removal at Willow Creek Preserve in Sheboygan at 9 a.m. Sept. 24;
  • Two Rivers and Tisch Mills Saturday ride at 2 p.m. Oct. 8; and
  • Migratory birding hike at Willow Creek Preserve in Sheboygan at 7 a.m. on October 9.

More details and how to register can be found at

Kohler Food & Wine tickets are on sale – what to know about the October event: Destination Kohler announced the headlining talent for this year Kohler Food and Wine.

People can buy tickets now for the event, which kicks off October 20 and runs through the weekend with cooking demonstrations, educational sessions, tastings, lunches, parties and live music. .

Guests will have the chance to interact and learn from some of the country’s most innovative chefs, wine experts and restaurateurs.

The four-day extravaganza will feature demonstrations and tastings on the culinary stages featuring distinct food and winemaking icons, including the following:

  • Tom Colicchio, chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality with fine dining establishments on the east and west coasts as well as “wichcraft”, a fast casual concept of sandwiches and salads;
  • Esther Choi, chef and owner of mŏkbar, mŏkbar Brooklyn and Ms. Yoo;
  • David Rose, Food Network TV personality, executive chef/spokesperson for Omaha Steaks and cookbook author;
  • Ronnie Woo, chef and owner of The Delicious Cook in Los Angeles and television personality known on several media platforms;
  • Sherry Yard, three-time James Beard Award winner, owner of Bakery by the Yard and award-winning cookbook author;
  • Derrell Smith, former NFL athlete turned chef;
  • Grace Ramirez, chef, activist, cookbook author and entertainer;
  • “America’s Test Kitchen,” the highest-rated cooking show on public television, represented by cast members, creative director Jack Bishop, executive editorial director and co-host Bridget Lancaster, and executive editorial writer and co-host Julia Collin Davison; and
  • The Bartolotta Group, whose Bartolotta Restaurants is a nationally acclaimed restaurant and catering organization co-founded by restaurateur Joe Bartolotta and his brother, two-time James Beard Award-winning chef Paul Bartolotta. Participating Bartolotta restaurants include Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse, Brookfield, Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse, Mequon, and Joey Gerard’s – A Bartolotta Supper Club, Harbor House.
John Korycki of Bartolotta Restaurants explains his working method for preparing butternut squash during Kohler Food and Wine 2019, Saturday, October 19, 2019, in Kohler, Wis.

Kohler Food & Wine will feature over 500 wines and 60 spirits, plus appearances from winemakers, owners and representatives of some of the nation’s top wineries, including Cakebread Cellars, Duckhorn Vineyards, Rodney Strong Vineyards, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines , Dry Creek Vineyard, St. Francis Vineyards & Winery, Villa Sandi and unique labels from Vine Connections.

New wine and spirits experiences will complement this year’s culinary event, including the Beer and Wine Garden. The garden will allow you to taste classic Wisconsin beers or one of the available selections of the famous Underwood wine, in a relaxing atmosphere. The Beer and Wine Garden will feature live music daily. Guests can purchase tickets for the Beer and Wine Garden experience onsite in exchange for libations, no pre-purchase of tickets are available.

Also new to this year’s celebrations is Edrington’s Nineteenth Hole, offering cocktails and golf at its best when the Edrington Spirits team takes over the Kohler Swing Studio. This exclusive, interactive and educational event allows guests to partake in Edrington brand tastings, old-fashioned cocktail making, delicious bites and fun activities including board games and the use of Swing Studio golf simulators. Guests will have the chance to participate in the closest to the pine contest to win a golf bag with logo; additional odds available for purchase on site, benefiting Lakeshore Trout Unlimited.

Tickets for Kohler Food & Wine are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit Where

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  2. Sheboygan County jury finds Grafton man guilty of kidnapping but not guilty of conspiracy to murder
  3. When Ty Wesley died, the messages started pouring in. He changed lives as a teacher, coach and black man in Sheboygan.
  4. Sheboygan Police are looking for a suspect in a sexual assault at a local business
  5. Lake Michigan levels could lead to more flooding and erosion in the future. Here’s how Sheboygan is preparing for the rising waters.

Your weather forecast

  • Monday: High 77, low 63, nice and sunny
  • Tuesday: High 76, low 64, mostly sunny and beautiful
  • Wednesday: High 76, low 63, sunny and delicious
  • Thursday: High 80, low 64, a thunderstorm in spots
  • Friday: High 76, low 64, mostly sunny with thunderstorms
  • Saturday: High 76, low 64, humid with a thunderstorm in spots
  • Sunday: High 78, low 63, clouds and sunny spells

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