Join Emmy Award-Winning Actor John McGivern as he explores living, working and playing in Wisconsin's unique communities. Around the Corner with John McGivern began on Milwaukee PBS in 2012 as a way to showcase Wisconsin’s fabulous communities. By telling the stories of diverse people as they live, work and play in their hometowns and neighborhoods, what we really bring to light is the importance of positive community involvement.

Watch Latest Episode: Around the Corner with John McGivern, 5/24/2018 - Mayville

May 24, 2018
John came up with a new name for Mayville, this wonderful community in Dodge County Wisconsin, by accident. He couldn't help but think of Mayberry, what with the sheriff's car and the charming, old downtown buildings. So the combination of the "May" and the "berry" came out as Merry, and a "ville" is really a town, right? So John's new name for this idyllic community was born: Merrytown!

Believe us, it's easy to be merry here. Sweet Ginger Vintage, the wonderful old buildings and historical sites, VFW Bingo, harness racing and the Mayberry Sherriff's car all harken back to a simpler time. Big companies like Mayville Limestone Quarry, MEC and Metalcraft energize this area. And the Natural Way, Open Door Coffeehouse, Flyway Clay Slayers, the Mayville High School Show Choir and Fit 4 You Bootcamp all brought smiles to John --- for different reasons.

See? Mayville could be Merrytown because it really describes this charming place very well.

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