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December 2017

“The Greatest Gift.” That was the name of the short story written by Philip Van Doren Stern which was later sold, turned into a screenplay, and became arguably one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time, “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Being a student of the human experience, I am often that person in the group that brings up questions in hopes of learning a little more about you than I did before. Since you are reading this and we’re not sharing in conversation, this question will be for the pure pleasure of your own reflection: What was the [...]

Seasons Change

Main Street Mayville, Inc. is always a bustling district, between events, music, outdoor dining, etc. But you won't find us slowing down now that school is back in session! Our businesses, organizations, and groups are just as active with programming, events, and great features. Utilize all of our great professional services, start your holiday shopping, switch up your look for fall, or just unwind with great food and beverages. Main Street's district is always open for business, regardless the season, and we are ready to make your day!

Main Street is seeing BLUE!

"Dodge County is about to be a part of something big: a well-being initiative call Blue Zones Project. Inspired by the world's longest-lived cultures, the Project is all about making healthy choices easier right here in Dodge County." (Blue Zones, LLC and Healthways, Inc.) On Tuesday, March 28th, Wisconsin welcomed its 1st Blue Zone approved restaurant.  And we are excited to announce that it's right here on Main Street in Mayville.  Congratulations, NOLA North Grille in the Audubon Inn @ 45 N. Main Street for paving the way in Dodge County and in WI! To learn more about this initiative, [...]

Coffee Klatch

Join us Friday, December 16th at 8:30AM at the Open Door Coffeehouse for an informative and inspiring morning with Errin Welty, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's downtown development program. Her presentation will focus on strategies business & property owners can use to maximize their storefront as an advertising tool, strategies for increasing foot traffic & revenue for businesses, & opportunities to increase business activity downtown. Free warm drinks and breakfast snacks will also be provided.  Brought to you by Main Street Mayville, Inc. through an education grant from Alliant Energy.  

It’s a Wonderful Life on Main Poster

Check out our Facebook event for current up to date info on all the fun that will be happening on Saturday, December 3rd on Main!

It’s a Wonderful Life on Main Street 2016

SAVE THE DATE!  Main Street Mayville's annual celebration ringing in the winter season and holidays:  Saturday, December 3rd.  There will be events throughout the day, but much of them will be concentrated in the afternoon leading up to the parade @ 5pm.  Stick around for the tree lighting ceremony and fireworks in Foster Park immediately following the parade with more events to follow in the evening.  SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!  Our Facebook event will keep you up to date on all of the details, but if you're interested in being in the parade, we want to hear from you now!  Call [...]

Trick or Treat!

COSTUMES and CANDY?  Are there many other combinations that can compete?  Being an actor, dressing up has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  Even if I wasn’t performing on stage, I was in costume.  My Big Wheel and I had some serious superhero adventures up and down German Street in the 80s while I sported my Wonder Woman Under Roos or Casper the Friendly Ghost getup.  And I love candy.  It’s that simple.  I know I shouldn’t over indulge, but my sweet tooth craving has me caving long before you can finish the [...]

“Fall”ing on Main Street

Did you ever wonder why many of us call this season “fall” while others call it “autumn”?  After reading several articles and going down the rabbit hole of late 16th century poetry, I have decided that, rather than the “falling of leaves” or “falling of the sun” explanation, I personally prefer the poetic complement made in Sir Walter Raleigh’s parody “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” (to Christopher Marlowe’s, “The Passionate Shepherd to his Love”): “The flowers do fade, and wanton fields, To wayward winter reckoning yields, A honey tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy’s spring, but sorrow’s fall.” [...]

Maxwell Street Day, July 30

We're excited about our annual Maxwell Street Day event Saturday July 30.  Follow our Facebook event as well for daily updates!

Simple Observations

Main Street Mayville participated in a webinar today where we were encouraged to share a compelling story about why our nonprofit organization has value. How do we sum up in a single sentence why it's important to have a thriving downtown? Today from my office, I made a point when looking out over my computer, to observe the everyday life happening around me. Even in the occasional, quick moment here and there, it was lovely to really pay attention to everything beautiful ...I witnessed. I watched as two friends embraced as they met outside a restaurant. I saw a little [...]