Hey John McGivern, come see Plymouth next

NOW IT’S TIME FOR John McGivern and Milwaukee Public Television to head west down State 23 to Plymouth.

The popular MPTV program “Around the Corner with John McGivern” is focusing its spotlight tonight on Sheboygan Falls and Kohler (7 p.m., Channel 10 and 36).

Milwaukee native, comic, radio personality and actor McGivern takes viewers on a whirlwind 30-minute tour of many familiar shops, restaurants and companies in Falls and Kohler, and also takes an irreverent and funny look at many of the people who make both communities unique – and great.

Nearly 500 local residents got an advance view of the program at a preview party last Sunday at the Range Line Inn and the rest of us will get to enjoy it tonight.

“Around the Corner” is completing its second season on MPTV and has been a roaring success. The first season focused on neighborhoods and locales within and nearby to the city of Milwaukee, but this season McGivern and his crew have expanded their view, going out to communities around the state for a view of what makes them so great.

The show visited the best-known attractions of Falls and Kohler, like the Kohler Co. and Kohler Design Center, Whistling Straits golf course, The Bull at Pinehurst, the Bemis Bath Shoppe and more.

But it also touches on the more whimsical and singular in both places – like the porch-waving Ray and Lynn Schmitt of Falls and the erstwhile pickle ball players of Sheboygan Falls.

The end result is a warm and loving look at two one-of-a-kind places and what sets them apart.

The show – the most popular locally-produced show on MPTV – should return for another season next year and when it does, McGivern should take up the invitation in the first paragraph.

We’ve got plenty of unique, offbeat and oneof a-kind things here in Plymouth that should provide ample fodder for “Around the Corner with John McGivern.”

He could learn how cheese is made at one (or more) of Plymouth’s great cheese companies, get his picture taken with Antoinette the Cow, take in our two-dozen murals downtown, or take a splash in the Outdoor Aquatic Center before enjoying a summer City Park concert – not to mention trying some of our fine restaurants and shopping at downtown’s unique stores and shops.

And if that isn’t enough – although it should be – he and his crew can head over to the beautiful waters, world-class resorts and highspeed racing of Elkhart Lake and Road America, climb the state’s tallest wooden observation tower in the Broughton Sheboygan County Marsh, and take a trip back in time a century and a half at the Wade House Historic Site – all of which could probably make another separate episode.

So head on down State 23 a few miles, John McGivern, and see what’s “Around the Corner” in Plymouth, Elkhart Lake and northwestern Sheboygan County. It’s sure to make another great show.

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