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Archives: August 2012

Weekly Round-Up

A yoga flash mob, antique flea market, back-to-school book suggestions and what Appleton’s actually reading are all in this week’s round-up… There’s lots of family fun to be had over the long weekend. A flash mob, yoga style. Treasure Hunt Alert: Originals Antique Mall in Oshkosh will be hosting a flea market on Monday. Kids READ MORE

Intern Intro: Sonia

Introducing our new intern Sonia, a senior at UW-Oshkosh who has a serious sushi obsession. (She will fit in perfectly.) The Basics Name: Sonia Zimmerman Hometown: Sacramento, CA University attending/year in school: UW Oshkosh, senior Favorite thing about the Fox Cities: It’s like a little “big” city. There are many amenities that big cities offer, READ MORE

Bonus Drink Recipes: Cranky Pat’s in Neenah

Cranky Pat’s in Neenah supplied two additional drink recipes featuring Flavor 8 Soda for September’s Drink of the Month column! Dreamsicle 1 ounce Dr. Mcgillicuddy’s Vanilla Orange Flavor 8 soda Carribean Punch 1 ounce Malibu rum Fruit Punch Flavor 8 soda Serve drinks with the alcohol over ice and soda on the side for customized READ MORE

Intern Intro: Andrew

Everyone, meet Andrew. Andrew, everyone. This UW-Oshkosh senior will be with us this fall and we couldn’t be happier! The Basics Name: Andrew Scholz Age: 23 Hometown: Whitefish Bay, Wis University Attending: Senior at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Favorite thing about the Fox Cities: The cheese curd burger from McG’s. So good. Good for you too! READ MORE

Sean hits the road

Our youngest intern (possibly ever) says goodbye as he heads off to his first year of college at UW-Milwaukee.  Another summer come, another gone. This one was spent interning. The pleasure of working for this magazine is felt now, as I recall the ins and outs of what I have done here, and my last READ MORE

Local Music: Strategic

Cameron fills us in on Appleton musician Strategic’s new independent EP, “Checkmate.” Brandon Van Dalen, an Appleton native, has been spreading his music across the area for quite some time now. With local influences including the likes of Cory Chisel, The Wildbirds and Ivory, Van Dalen started playing in bands in high school and has READ MORE

Weekly Round-Up

James Crosser

A bike swap meet, a gluten-free frenzy, small bites solved and end of summer music are all in this week’s round-up… The official opening of Soldiers Square in Downtown Appleton is being celebrated with a ribbon-cutting on August 30 at 11am. Q&A about the parking pay station pilot program will be part of the ceremony. READ MORE

Nickel and Dimed: Thrifty Tickets hits The Ave

Thrifty sign

College Avenue newcomer, Thrifty Tickets, hopes to bring more than just affordable wares to the community… Possibly since the dawn of time, broke college students have wondered where they could go to furnish their dorms and clothe their backs at an affordable price. After paying for their tuition, thrifting ceases to be something of a READ MORE

Weekly Round-Up

Cheese pockets

Beer school, grape stomping, zombie attacks and a pistol-packing nanny are all in this week’s round-up… Flanagan’s Wine Review has the perfect sounding late summer entree this week: sirloin steak marinated in pineapple, basil, and exotic salts, grilled and served with a Salade de Pomme de Terre and a wedge of grilled pineapple. SLUG’s first READ MORE