Manitowoc Herald-Times from Manitowoc, Wisconsin on June 11, 2006 · 15
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Cancel Contact us Benjamin Wideman, features editor 902 Franklin SL Manitowoc, Wl 54220 (920) 686-2139 7 The drum-type clothes dryer, invented by J. Ross Moore. MARfiF 5 M1LEY Milestones Clothes dryer had its start in Two Rivers Earlier this year, when it became apparent I needed a new clothes dryer, I decided to go shopping at Greenwood's in Two Rivers. After all, the first clothes dryer was introduced to the American homemaker in 1938 by the Hamilton Manufacturing Co. in Two Rivers. My first dryer, a Maytag, was purchased 20 years ago from the appliance department at the former Schuette Bros. Co. in Manitowoc' In 1986, and in 2006, I also bought a matching wash machine at the same time. What is truly amazing is the two appliances cost only $39.65 more this year than in 1986. Yes, I save sales slips for major purchases. In 1986, Schuette's gave me a $25 trade-in allowance for our old Maytag wringer wash machine. There was no such allowance applied to my new GE appliances, but they were on sale when I bought them. Greenwood's hauled away the old machines, and I shed no tears over their departure. I remember, back in 1986, my then 91-year-old mother wasn't happy to see the wringer machine brought up from the basement and taken away. She could remember the days of galvanized tubs, washboards, homemade soap, copper boilers and water heated on the old wood cook stove in the kitchen. Many of the older folks around here remember the story of the invention of the dryer by J. Ross Moore and its development and manufacture by Hamilton's in Two Rivers. In Hamilton's centennial booklet, published in 1980, the segment about the clothes dryer is titled, "Death of the Clothespin." The story starts way back in the early 1900s, when a young Ross Moore, living on a farm in North Dakota, was given the chore of hanging up the family laundry in the back yard to dry in the warmer months, or draping the wet laundry around the family's living quarters in the winter months. The indoor drying was especially slow, and Moore decided at a very See MILEY, C4 "It's going to be something for everybody, but it doesn't go to extremes. It's based around variety, and everything we have is with families in mind. We're trying to showcase as much local talent as we can." DAVE SCROGGINS, owner of DRS Sound and Lights Inc., a company that contracts with the Manitowoc Park and Recreation Department to provide entertainment and do production and scheduling for the Wednesday evening performances for the 2006 Summer Music In The Park series z1 If -t.tft m wfe ... Submitted Local singer Johnny Len performs on the Washington Park MetroStage during a previous summer concert. He is returning with his program of old favorites from the '50s and '60s for the 2006 Summer Music In The Park series. Len will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19. Summer Music In The BY SUZANNE WEISS Herald Times Reporter Manitowoc Washington Park provides a central hub for music lovers. On any given Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night - as well as the occasional weekend - local residents can attend a free concert on the park's MetroStage, which turns 10 this year. The Manitowoc Park and Recreation Department began offering concerts seven years ago in addition to the traditional Thursday night Manitowoc Marine Band programs, said Denise Larson, assistant recreation director for the department "It started off just on Wednesdays and we had such a good response that we decided to have bands on Tuesdays also," she said. "We just want to bring people out from their homes into the community to enjoy different kinds of music throughout the week." The 2006 Summer Music Among the performers at Summer Music In The ' 3 El '& 2& Rockin Geezers will play '60s music on Wednesday, June 14. Wednesday, July 12. Today is the 162nd day of 2006 and the 84th day of spring. Today's history: In 1770, Capt James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. In 1963, Gov. George Wallace, confronted by National Guard troops, allowed the University of Alabama to be desegregated. Herald Times Reporter - .v-. t- 1 nrnl 7 Concert dates For area summer concert schedules, turn to page C2. In The Park series includes regular favorites, like Johnny Len, who sings '50s and '60s numbers, and the Clipper City Chordsmen, who provide a program of barbershop music. It also features some newcomers: Chain Reaction, playing classic rock 'n' roll; the Rockin' Geezers, featuring old-time music from the '50s and '60s; and KG and the Ranger, returning after several years with its Western act of music and lasso tricks. "It's a tough crowd to please because they're so diversified. You've got your 10-year-old kids and you've got your 70-year-old people, so we really try to mix it up and appeal to all ages," said Dave Scroggins, who owns DRS Sound and Lights Inc. with his wife, Linda. Their company contracts with the Manitowoc Park and '50s and Smoketree will play In 2001, Timothy McVeigh, convicted in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, was executed. Today's birthdays: Richard Strauss (1864-1949), composerconductor, Jacques Cousteau (1910-97), explorerinventor writer, Vince Lombardi ( 1913-70), football coach; William Styron (1925-), author, is Park offers Recreation Department to provide entertainment and do production and scheduling for the Wednesday evening performances. "It's going to be something for everybody, but it doesn't go to extremes. It's based around variety, and everything we have is with families in mind," he said "We're trying to showcase as much local talent as we can." The atmosphere is casual. "People can bring a cooler or a lunch. They can bring the kids. Their kids can play on the playground, and mom and dad can listen to the music," Scroggins said. The acts will include various bands, karaoke and even a program featuring 12-year-old singer Brennan Seehafer. Brennan, who just finished sixth grade at Monroe Elementary School, will sing Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz and Barry Manilow songs, just to name a few. "I used to have tons of shows at my house and classic rock on Water Works rock on Wednesday, Aug. 9. TODAYIN HISTORY 81; Gene Wilder (1933-), actor, is 73; Joe Montana ( 1956-), football player, is 50. Today's sports: In 1919, Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first Triple Crown winner. Today's quote: "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi. something for everyone then it got too big, so we had to move it to the park," Brennan said. He has been known to bring in flatbed semis and electric lifts to sing from, as well as giant fans to blow confetti. "I go all out for my shows," said Brennan, who will sing and dance and feature a change of backdrops and costumes for different numbers. Two other 12-year-old singers will join Brennan for a portion of the program, patterned after an American Music Awards Show, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2. For Mike Engelbrecht, bass player for the local Water Works Band, the summer concert series is a chance to play for fans in a non-bar setting where they can bring their children. "We always enjoyed going to it, we wanted to be part of it," Engelbrecht said of the summer concert series. "We go to it as often as we can to hear other bands play." Park at Manitowoc's MetroStage T Band will play classic Re-Deweys will play rock 'n' roll and blues Sunday, June 11, 2006 C1 air Water Works performs at . 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9. "This will be our first foray to the eastern part of Wisconsin, and we're really excited about it," said Frank Crispigna, manager of Smoke-tree, a four-member rock band from the Fox Valley. The band will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 2. The show will be half . original tunes and half cover songs, he said. "We do some Beatles, The Who, the Raspberries, some Jimi Hendrix. We try to intersperse the set with popular-in-their-day hits but not things that are overplayed." For those audience members who like to get up on stage and sing, Jean Bonde of Face The Music in Kiel will be offering karaoke at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5. "It's just fun to see different people come up and sing," she said. "It gives them a chance to be on stage, maybe living out a bit of a dream." Suzanne Weiss: 920-686-2140 or v ri Submitted on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Today's fact: Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the largest reef system in the world, is also the largest World Heritage Area. Today's number: 17 - the age of Richard Strauss when he was commissioned to compose his first symphony. Today's moon: Full moon (June 11). Copyright 2006, Sempaper Enterprise Assn.

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