Monday, December 10, 2012
Patch editors found some of the best Christmas lights displays in Port, Saukville, Grafton and Cedarburg and mapped them out for you.
Take your family on a drive to see some of the best Christmas lights in Port Washington, Saukville, Grafton and Cedarburg based on the interactive map Patch has provided here. Click on each snowflake for a photo and a little extra detail. (Note: All addresses are for the residential block, not the exact address.) Do you know of a home not on our list that's worthy of being on our tour? Share it with us in the comments or via email and we'll add it to the map. Finally, if you have a remarkable home, be sure to enter our Deck the House contest for a chance to win $100,000 for your school district! Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Band from abroad takes the stage to entertain local audience after chance encounter with a Port Washington musician years ago.
On a trip to England one year, Port Washington resident Bob Mittnacht visited the Cavern Club — a place in Liverpool where the Beatles started playing — and had a startup experience of his own. Performing that night was "Familiar Looking Strangers." Mittnacht encouraged the group to come abroad to do a United States tour, according to Port resident Dan Laurence. And so, they did. Last year, the band kicked off a U.S. tour at Waukesha Bluesfest — and they came back this year, scheduling four local performance dates. On Wednesday, the group performed at Live in the Triangle in Saukville. Their remaining local performances are all in Port Washington: "They are a fantastic group with a very energetic and great sound," Laurence said. The group …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Bob Mittnacht said his midwest-inspired Americana tunes played well for his British audiences, and he hopes some of the British influence he picked up will play well back home.
Bob Mittnacht has been priming his musicianship ever since he was a child in Manitowoc: listening to his mom on the piano, or his dad who had played drums with a touring army band during World War II. He became a practiced musician as he played with a slew of local bands, eventually moving his way down Lake Michigan to Port Washington, where he formed his own band in 2006: Bob Mittnacht and the Crowning Glories. Fresh off a tour in England, Mittnacht is excited about the prospects for his next album, planned to release in 2013, with some new international fans and influences. "It’s an ongoing effort of writing music and finding audiences who enjoy it," Mittnacht said. "And that certainly was the case over there. The crowds were very …