Patti Zarling, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Patti Zarling

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Recent articles by Patti:

Manitowoc County solar farm now powering thousands of homes in Wisconsin

Two Creeks Solar Park features 500,000 solar panels than can power more than 33,000 homes. → Read More


Wrap It Up first to install parklet in downtown Manitowoc parking stalls

Wrap It Up owner Randy Lueptow says parklets allow customers to eat outside while remaining socially distant during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More


Manitowoc's famous Hartman's Bakery is expanding to Two Rivers

The new location at 1615 Washington St., adjacent to the iconic Schroeder's Department Store, is expected to open by mid-October. → Read More


The S.S. Badger car ferry to end season two weeks early as business drops

Vice President Pat McCarthy said fewer reservations and social distancing, meant much lower numbers for the popular ferry, which anchors for the year on Sept. 27. → Read More


New Two Rivers location will give Tantrum Audio a full showroom for video/audio products

Owners of Tantrum wanted prime space for a showroom in addition to services they provide. The store plans to open in Two Rivers in October. → Read More


Manitowoc armed robbery: Police arrest woman suspected of aiding man who is still sought

Police said Taliyah N. Jackson, who has been arrested, and a man suspect they are still seeking planned to rob a woman on Aug. 17. → Read More


Crane to hoist turret onto Pizza Garden building, completing renovation of Manitowoc site

Brothers Steve and Dan Diederichs spent more than a year renovating the historic Westphal's Paint site. The finishing touch will be 17-foot turret. → Read More


Maretti's Deli closes for two weeks after worker tests positive for coronavirus

The downtown Italian deli on Buffalo Street announced Monday it will close for two weeks after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More


Deklan's '50s diner set to open this week in Manitowoc: Streetwise

Jeremy "Jay" Quasius says the idea for the restaurant came to him as he felt the importance of family and old-style values during COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More


$17 million expansion at Briess completed — allowing Manitowoc to take over most malting

The Chilton-based malt company plans to move most of its production to the Lakeshore, keeping its headquarters and offices in Chilton. → Read More


Ascend Services launches new business to make safety shields during coronavirus pandemic

The agency’s clients with special needs will produce custom-built clear safety barriers and shields in response to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More


Coronavirus: How Manitowoc County schools plan to start the 2020-21 year amid pandemic

Manitowoc-area school districts differ in plans to reopen, but most expect some kind of online offering. → Read More


Manitowoc sheriff, Two Rivers police chief say they'll enforce mask mandate — within reason

'What we will not do, is randomly conduct spot checks or stop persons solely because they are not wearing a face covering,' Two Rivers police said. → Read More


Two Rivers soon will have a new sand beach thanks to dredging near North Pier

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is dredging sandbars within Lake Michigan and pumping sand near the shore, creating a new public beach. → Read More


In the midst of a pandemic, the first new hotel in Two Rivers in 20 years will open Friday

Amid coronavirus, the Cobblestone opens Friday as the first new hotel in Two Rivers in 20 years. The 55-room boutique is accepting reservations. → Read More


Reporters try broccoli cheddar bites on Time Out's patio

In this new world featuring the coronavirus pandemic, Patti and I decided to find another restaurant with outdoor seating. → Read More


Manitowoc County's Pine River Pre-Pack giving back amid coronavirus pandemic

The company, which has been around for more than 50 years, prides itself on not only winning awards, but also giving back amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More


'It’s been a wonderful experience': Roorbach Flowers owners prepare to retire

Claire and Jim Olson have owned the flower and gift shop since the 1990s and are ready to retire, they say a family is interested in buying the site. → Read More


Meijer opens Thursday in Manitowoc. Here's what to know about the new supercenter

The store opens its doors at 6 a.m. but will not have any "grand opening" events or specials in an effort to avoid crowds during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More


EatStreet food delivery pulls into Manitowoc — looking for 50 drivers

Wisconsin-based EatStreet plans to launch in Manitowoc on July 14. The company hires drivers as employees and drivers keep 100% of their tips. → Read More