Most of the country continues to shelter at home to avoid the spread of COVID-19, and the lucky ones are able to work from home. Working from home can be challenging on its own, and when you add a house full of kids to the mix it becomes even more difficult to navigate. These tips can help make the situation a bit less stressful for everyone.
Talk to both your employer and your family about what you will need during this time. Explain to your kids that even though you’re home, you’re still at work. Then, let your employer and coworkers know that you’ll be working from home with kids, and that there will be occasional interruptions.
Arrange virtual playdates
When you really need to be uninterrupted for a period of time, consider establishing virtual playdates for your children. Arrange a video call with grandparents, friends, or a favorite babysitter. Although it’s not the same as an in-person engagement, kids can still have fun and stay occupied reading books, singing songs, or playing games with their guardian through the video.
Increase screen time
Many parents are wary of letting their kids sit in front of a screen for too many hours a day. But if you’re comfortable with giving your kids more screen time, it can be a helpful way to keep them engaged while you’re working from home during this unprecedented time. Make sure to spend time doing hands-on activities together when your work is over and take breaks throughout the day to check in on them and let them know you care.
Frank Porth Chevrolet wishes you and yours a productive and pleasant summer. Remember to call us for any questions you have about car care or to set up a maintenance checkup for your vehicle.
While you’re stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, it can be difficult to not only keep yourself entertained but also to prevent your kids from feeling bored. If you’re looking for something new to pass the time, try out these fun games with your kids.
In recent years, a popular trend on YouTube and late-night television shows has been to place an item in a box and have another person guess the item by using just their hands to feel it. You can try this fun game at home by simply cutting a hole in the side of a shoebox and then placing different items in there. Your children can then take turns placing a hand in the hole, feeling the item, and guessing what it is.
If your family is missing your local bowling alley, you can try bowling at home during the pandemic. In a long hallway or an open living room, you can line up 10 water bottles at one end and make a starting line at the other end, using duct tape or a ruler. You and your kids can then bowl with a medium-sized ball.
If you haven’t broken out the puzzles already, it’s worth taking out your favorites or buying some new ones. Your children can put together a kid-friendly puzzle, while you occupy your time with a more difficult puzzle.
Frank Porth Chevrolet hopes your family enjoys playing these games. If you need a new family-hauler in Crivitz, Wisconsin, call us to learn about our available options.
The venerable Chevrolet Equinox is getting a nice upgrade next year, adding a powerful new look, a sporty new RS trim, and more amenities for the high-end Premier trim.
Set to launch in 2021, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox brings in the popular RS trim as a new option for folks who love to show their sporty side. The all-new Chevy Equinox RS sports a gloss black grille with a red RS badge and black bowtie, stealthy black side rails, and mighty 19-inch Dark Android wheels. That sense of style carries over to the inside where you’ll find sharp red contrast stitching throughout the black upholstered interior and a sporty RS shift knob.
At the top of the range, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox Premier gets shimmering new 19-inch machine-faced wheels to complement bright LED headlamps and taillamps and the chrome inserts in its gloss black grille. Also new for the Equinox Premier is a logo projection liftgate, high black gloss finish on the center console, and subtle French stitching that takes the feeling of luxury up another notch.
No matter what trim you select, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox boasts a bold, redesigned face that includes an aggressive grille, revamped front fascia, and slim LED headlamps. The handsome-looking 2022 Equinox will arrive at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, WI, next year; stay tuned for more details.
The first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the line in early February of this year. Manufactured at the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky, the 2020 Corvette has been one of the most anticipated vehicles on the market. With a distinct mid-engine design and exceptional performance, this is one sports car any auto enthusiast can enjoy.
This eighth-generation Stingray is the
first ever to offer a mid-engine design, which includes an all-new LT2 V8
engine that’s available through the rear hatch window. There’s a hardtop convertible
design to let you enjoy the open air, while redesigned seats are ideal for the
track and road. The 2020 Corvette generates 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of
torque, which is the most powerful production Stingray in history.
“The long wait is finally over, and the new
mid-engine Chevy Corvette is as good as we could have imagined. So good, in
fact, that it earned a 2020 10Best award right out of the gate,” said Car and Driver’s Michael Simari. “The
eighth-generation Corvette now boasts an engine behind the passenger cabin,
just like the best from Porsche, Ferrari, and McLaren but at many thousands of
Other features include a special Z51
Package, which has larger brakes, eLSD lighting, a front splitter, and special
performance tires, among other things. There’s also available Magnetic Ride
Control™ 4.0, while a unique performance data recorder is great for those who
want to capture acceleration speed, braking, gear choice, and more information.
For more information about the 2020 Corvette, contact us at Frank Porth. Or stop by to browse our current inventory of Corvettes in person.
For a while, GM has been undecided whether or not they would extend the Chevrolet Trail Boss trim to their line of SUVs and heavy-duty pickups. For now, at least, the Silverado 1500 will continue to be the only Chevy to carry the Trail Boss brand name.
The Silverado 1500 Trail Boss edition is an off-road beast,
coming standard equipped with the same off-road features as the Z71 Off-Road
package, including hill descent control and Rancho shocks. Also included is a 2-inch
suspension lift, 18-inch Mud Terrain Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac®
tires, and other premium off-roading features.
Though the Trail Boss trim may not be making its way into
the SUV market for now, the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban will offer a Z71 trim. These
models will include 20-inch wheels, upgraded tires, and available features such
as Magnetic Ride Control and Air Ride Adaptive suspension. The Z71 trim
includes a front skid plate, red tow hooks, and black on black chrome exterior
accents. As expected in an off-road vehicle, four-wheel drive will come
standard, with a two-speed transfer case for ultimate traction and control.
As far as Chevy’s HD series of pickups go, no HD Trail Boss
is in the works, but the Silverado HD Z71 Sport debuted at the 2019 SEMA show
and is slated for production in 2021.
Experience the Trail Boss trim and Chevy’s other truck variations when you stop by Frank Porth Chevrolet. We’ll help you find the right rugged model to suit your outdoorsy lifestyle.
We all know that one person who waits until Feb. 13 to begin their Valentine’s Day shopping and date preparations. All we can say is don’t be that person; your partner will thank you for it. Here are five great Valentine’s Day date ideas for you and your sweetheart.
Kindle some logs and rekindle the romance when you pack a
picnic and enjoy some tasty food you’re your beloved near the warmth of a
bonfire. And the frigid winter temperatures here in Wisconsin, your lover will
have no choice but to cuddle up next to you for extra warmth.
Hone your skills on the ice rink when you take your
significant other ice skating on Feb. 14. It’s a great way to release
endorphins while holding hands and chatting the night away.
Dinner and a movie
If you and
your partner are movie buffs, why not take the traditional “dinner and a movie”
date to the next level? Establish a theme night dinner and movie; for instance,
if your lover and yourself decide on a Martin Scorcese gangster movie night,
make some homemade Italian pasta and pour some red wine to accompany it.
Concert to your
lover’s favorite band
If your beloved is a musician or music aficionado, take them to a live show of their favorite band or musician. The ambiance of the concert venue and dynamic experience of the performance will help make the holiday a bit sweeter for your favorite person.
Frank Porth Chevrolet wishes you and your significant other a Happy Valentine’s Day. Remember to call us for any seasonal service appointments as we ride out the rest of winter here in Crivitz, WI.
Ring in 2020 properly with one of these
festive New Year’s events near Crivitz, WI.
Waters NYE 2020
Take a little New Year’s Eve holiday north for a visit to the beautiful Eagle Lake Park and Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The Eagle Waters Resort is hosting its merry Eagle Waters NYE 2020 party. All-inclusive tickets get you access to an open bar, dinner-style apps, a photo booth, and fun games, prizes, and dancing.
Thunder: a Tribute to AC/DC
If classic rock is your number one idea of a good time, then this is the New Year’s celebration for you. Rolling Thunder brings the music of AC/DC to life with an energetic tribute show at Equity Hall & Bar in Pound, WI. Tickets are $25 per person and include snacks and party favors at midnight to help welcome the New Year with pizzazz.
Pawty: The Barking 20s!
End 2019 in style, all while supporting animals in need via the Humane Society of Marathon County. This party takes place at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Rothschild. The theme is Barking 20’s, and there will be plenty of ways to pass the last hours of the year with dancing, raffles, a photo booth, and games. All funds go straight to HSMC.
For more new year’s event suggestions, call us here at Frank Porth Chevrolet. Or call us to schedule a service appointment for your Chevy — We’re here to help ensure your safe travels in 2020.
For many, tires are something to think about only in the
event of a spare. But tires are one of the most important components of any
vehicle. At Frank Porth Chevrolet, we can help you find the right tires for
your Chevy. Whether you live in Crivitz, Octono Falls, Menominee, or Marinette,
stop by to browse our diverse selection of new tires.
Tires for the seasons
Despite what the name implies, all-season tires aren’t
necessarily the best choice for all weather conditions. Rather, all-season
tires strike a middle ground an offer adequate performance in cold and hot
Summer tires deliver optimal performance in hot, wet weather. While they don’t work as well in cold conditions, they can’t be beaten for summer driving.
Winter tires are made of special rubber than keep them
pliable when the temperature drops below freezing, making them the best choice
for driving in cold weather and snow.
Performance tires have a high-speed rating and special
rubber compounds that offer optimal grip in fairly stable conditions.
If you plan on taking your vehicle off-road, special
off-road tires might be the best option. Off-road tires feature wide and deep
tread for enhanced traction in mud, though they tend to wear down quickly on
Finally, it’s important to consider warranty protection
when shopping for new tires. At Frank Porth Chevrolet, we offer excellent
warranty coverage on new tires so you can drive with confidence.
Contact us here at Frank Porth Chevrolet to set up a service appointment to install the tires of your choice. We’re here to make sure your travels are as safe as they are enjoyable.
Frank Porth Chevrolet is intent upon making the purchase
process a breeze for our customers, which is why we’ve prepared a handy guide
on what documents to bring when you’re buying a car.
Driver’s License: Believe it or not, a driver’s license is an important artifact to bring to the dealership when you’re trying to purchase a vehicle to drive off the lot. This not only serves as verification of your legal status as a driver but helps confirm your identity as well.
Car Insurance: We
want to make sure your investment is protected, which is why we ask that you
bring proof of insurance with you to the dealership. More importantly, it’s the
Title & Registration
for Trade-In: If you intend to trade in your vehicle, it is vital to bring
in a valid title and registration. Otherwise, we won’t be able to accept your
trade-in. Additionally, if you have an active lien on the car, make sure to
bring in your account number.
Documents: If you want to take advantage of Chevrolet’s many discounts
(such as First Responder, Military, and Educator), you’ll need to make sure you
bring in documents that prove your eligibility.
forget to bring in cash or a check if you want to make a down payment on your
Still have questions about what to bring? Your sales associates at Frank Porth Chevy are ready to answer any questions.
Within just a few months, it seems the 2020 Chevrolet
Corvette Stingray is nearly sold out. The redesigned C8 model features a
mid-engine layout and it seems buyers are clamoring to be a part of this new
generation. If you want to be a part of it, too, you need to order a 2020
Chevrolet builds the Corvette at its Bowling Green factory
in Kentucky. To prepare for the new Corvette model, Chevrolet added about 400
jobs, invested $439 million on a new paint shop, and spent $290 million on
In talking with Autoblog, GM design chief, Michael Simcoe, said, “I think the orders have already hit the first year of production numbers. It’s nearly sold out. It’s so close that it’s bound to be sold out soon.”
In addition to its groundbreaking mid-engine design, the
2020 Corvette will feature a driver-focused cockpit that will give you an
immersive driving experience. You can choose from a variety of contoured sports
seats to give you the support you need.
Under the hood, the 2020 Corvette will come standard with a
6.2-liter LT2 V8 rated at 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This engine
will have a top speed of 194 mph.
For more exciting news about the 2020 Corvette, contact us at Frank Porth Chevrolet.
There’s something about Oktoberfest
celebrations that people love. Whether it’s good food, good beer, the
traditional German decorations, or just spending some time in the crisp fall
air with people you love, Oktoberfest has long been a fun event in many cities
across the country. Oktoberfest in Crivitz is no different.
In Crivitz, Wisconsin, we celebrate Oktoberfest all day. On September 14, we’ll be tapping the keg at 11 a.m. — then keep up the party all day until 11 p.m. Sponsored by Witt’s Piggly Wiggly and Pelkin’s Smokey Meats, you’re pretty much guaranteed tons of delicious food to go with a day of festivities.
Oktoberfest in Crivitz will be held at Crivitz
Community Veterans Park. Admission is free, and all proceeds from the event
will go towards funding the local fire department.
There will be activities and contests for both kids and adults, including things like bouncy houses, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and three live musical acts. Of course, there will always be plenty of beer and wine to go with the food.
Oktoberfest in Crivitz will be an engaging event for the whole community. Take your family out for a day of fun and entertainment. We here at Frank Porth Chevrolet hope to see you there. And feel free to contact us if you’re in need of a new vehicle to transport you to and from this autumnal festival.
Looking for family-friendly activities in the Crivitz,
Wisconsin area? Here are just five of our favorite local sites to explore.
New Zoo & Adventure Park
Featuring six habitats from the wilds of Africa to the local
species of Wisconsin, the New Zoo offers family fun with up close animal
encounters. Fun behind-the-scenes events like feeding the giraffes or penguins
are available, or register for one of the Summer Zoo Camps. The connected
Adventure Park offers high-flying feats like a ropes course, zip line, and
Lumberjack Steam Train
Over in Laona is a real, working vintage 1916 steam train.
Travel back in time in authentic passenger cars or cabooses as the engine pulls
you to Camp 5, an 1800s logging site. There you’ll be able to browse the
museum, blacksmith shop, petting zoo, and restaurant.
Death’s Door Maritime Museum
Located on the tip of a peninsula, the Gills Rock fishing
town houses a fascinating museum of lake history. Death’s Door Museum features
Hope, an authentic 45-foot tug boat dating from 1930. Check out the shipwreck
exhibit and see artifacts dredged up from Lake Michigan’s dangerous passage,
Death’s Door. And don’t forget to try out the augmented reality app to get
interactive information as you explore.
Bay Beach Amusement Park
For classic amusement park fun, head to Bay Beach. Rides
like bumper cars, a Ferris wheel, and the Zippin Pippin roller coaster border
the shore of Green Bay.
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
For a fun, free time out in nature, head to the wildlife
sanctuary to peruse 600 acres of natural wonderland. Come see rescued baby
animals, hike the trails, or take part in catch-and-release fishing.
Stop by Frank Porth Chevrolet if you’re in need of a new Chevy to transport you to and from these dynamic destinations near Crivitz.
Join us Thursday July 4th at 11 a.m for the Crivitz Fourth of July Parade. We’ll be throwing over 100#s of candy to the kids and kids at heart. The village of Crivitz will be having their 4th of July celebration all day long with fireworks at dusk.
Happy Independence Day From Frank Porth Chevrolet!
What other plans do you have while you are here for the week? Will you go and enjoy a first rate water ski show with the Crivitz Ski Cats? Maybe you’ll go up to the cabin, light a nice bon-fire and make some Smores with the kids. I wonder if the fish will be biting this week on Noquabay? Whatever you do, be safe, have fun and enjoy the day!
Are you looking for a way to help out those in
need? A brand new event in Crivitz is offering an opportunity to give to the
community while enjoying a beautiful day of golf.
The Crivitz 1st Annual Food Pantry Golf Outing will take place on June 25, 2019 at Hunters Glen Golf Course in Crivitz. This first-ever charity event will feature a four-person scramble, and things kick off right at 9:30 a.m. In addition to the main game, attendees can enjoy other games, raffles, snacks, and refreshments.
Cost of entering the Crivitz 1st Annual Food
Pantry Golf Outing is $300 per team, and all proceeds will go to the Crivitz
Food Pantry. Participants can also donate non-perishable food items, and for
every said item donated, attendees will receive one ticket entered into a
raffle to win a 50-inch television.
The big-screen TV isn’t the only prize being
offered at the Crivitz 1st Annual Food Pantry Golf Outing. The event has two
main sponsors, Farmers Merchants Bank and Trust and Frank Porth Chevrolet.
We’re proud to be a part of this event, and glad to be able to donate a Chevy
Trax as a hole-in-one prize. In addition to the Chevy Trax from Frank Porth
Chevrolet, Witts Piggly Wiggly has donated a lawn and garden tractor as a prize
The Crivitz 1st Annual Food Pantry Golf Outing is sure to be a fun time, and the team at Frank Porth Chevrolet is honored to be a sponsor.