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Archives: September 2015

Variety focus of Weidner Center season

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Exciting performances are right around the corner at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Weidner Center. Kicking off this October and running through next spring, the Weidner Center will feature a wide array of performances, from Broadway productions to comedies with a few musical icons thrown in the mix as well. “A lot of careful planning READ MORE

Cultura, musica, Italia!

Posted on Sep. 1, 2015 by Jenna Nyberg
Photo courtesy of newVoices

Appleton-based choir newVoices sang its way through Italy this past July during its first international tour, “Una Bella Lauda: Celebrating the Italian choral heritage.” The breathtaking beauty of the Italian grape vineyards and olive groves set the perfect scene for four culture-rich concerts in Milan, Poggi Bonsi, Volterra and Rome. During all of the performances, READ MORE

The Refuge engages in environment, music

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Tucked into a tranquil, 10-acre green space along the Fox River is a hidden treasure called, The Refuge, home of Fox River Environmental Education Alliance. Formerly operated as the Monte Alverno Retreat and Spirituality Center, the property was acquired by Fox River Environmental Education Alliance early in 2014. The transition has now rounded the one READ MORE

‘Kinky Boots‘ highlights Fox Cities P.A.C.’s season

Kyle Taylor Parker. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Big-name Broadway shows and entertaining events of all varieties will be featured at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center during its 2015-2016 season. The Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America – Fox Cities Series opens with the exciting and dynamic show, “Kinky Boots.” The six-time, Tony Award-winning show will run from Oct. 13-18. The musical tells the READ MORE

Cheese, please!

Posted on Sep. 1, 2015 by Amy Hanson
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Colby, monterey jack, feta, goat and more. Wisconsinites are no strangers to cheese and its no wonder why the state produces more than 2.5 billion pounds each year, according to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. The process of creating cheese and getting it to your cracker, pairing it with a glass of wine, or even READ MORE

Sidewalk poetry sparks creativity

Posted on Sep. 1, 2015 by Jenna Nyberg
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There are times I wish I could be as pretty as those I see…Then I realize, the beauty on the outside of them is on the inside of me. — “Beauty” by Jen Rockey of Appleton Don’t forget to look down on your next stroll through the city of Appleton, or you might miss out READ MORE

Cheese companies stand the test, taste of time

Posted on Sep. 1, 2015 by Amy Hanson
Photo courtesy of Simon’s Specialty Cheese

Just like cheese, its makers come in all types and sizes. Three of the area’s well-known makers have gotten to where they are today based on their roots and early beginnings as smaller businesses that have evolved, some might say, from contributing to a slice of the industry to taking up more of the wheel. READ MORE

Hanna to celebrate 20th anniversary Fenlon Lecture

Photo credit: Rick Prebeg, World Class Images

In 1996, wildlife expert Jim Fowler addressed a crowd of 500 people in Lawrence University’s Stansbury Theater. Also in attendance were a llama, a snake and several other animals. This was the first Charlotte Bates Fenlon Memorial Lecture, and the series has grown in popularity in the 20 years since. “(Charlotte) was an early volunteer READ MORE

Start your engines

Posted on Sep. 1, 2015 by Amy Hanson
Photo courtesy of Jimmy Stephenson

Some see cars as a means of transportation. To others, they’re a piece of artwork constructed with intricate design down to the finest of details and the sounds they make. Whether building them, detailing them or creating a place to enjoy them, Fox Cities area car owners enjoy vehicles — old and new — for READ MORE