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Archives: April 2016

Fox Valley Food Truck Rally 2016

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Unsure of what to do this spring? The Fox Valley Food Truck Rally has you covered. After an unofficial group of food trucks came together last year, they decided to make it an annual and official event, creating a committee of food truck members that will bring a big city experience to the Fox Cities. READ MORE

Preventing child abuse one family at a time

Photo courtesy if B.A.B.E.S. Inc.

There are many nonprofit organizations in the Fox Cities that meet the needs of the community, but Believers Assisting Babies Experiencing Stress, or B.A.B.E.S. Inc., is unique. B.A.B.E.S. Inc. strives to put a stop to child abuse by starting at the very beginning and ending it before it can even start. B.A.B.E.S., located in the READ MORE

First 51 acts announced for Mile 4

Posted on Apr. 15, 2016 by Amy Hanson
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Cruising into its fourth year this summer, the first 51 artists slated to appear at Mile 4 Aug. 4-7 were announced today at the OuterEdge Stage in Appleton. The lineup includes 31 new and 20 returning acts. Newcomers slated to perform are Appleton’s own Tenement, LOLO who has ties to the area and cosmic rock READ MORE

Legislation makes way for new visitor center

Posted on Apr. 15, 2016 by Amy Hanson
Photo by Ruth Ann Heeter, FOX CITIES Magazine

Gov. Scott Walker visited Appleton’s Lock No. 3 Thursday and signed a bill that broadens the scope of authority and responsibilities of the Fox River Navigational System Authority. “The legislation amends state statute Chapter 237, the law that establishes and outlines the duties of the FRNSA,” according to a press release. Under the new legislation, READ MORE

Fiber arts revival: Knitting circle provides outlet, college club nurtures learning

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Once a month, a tight-knit (pun intended) group of Fox Valley women congregate at Appleton Public Library with needles, yarn, projects and creativity in tow. Knit2Together, a multigenerational knitting circle, founded in 2010, has remained a constant presence over the past half a decade, although newcomers are always welcome and encouraged. “The attendance has been READ MORE

Fox Cities P.A.C. gives students a path to the arts

Posted on Apr. 11, 2016 by Amy Hanson
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Everyone wants a place to belong. This year marks the 10th anniversary of a program at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, which has engaged hundreds of students facing extra challenges by providing them the opportunity to experience hands-on arts workshops, world-class performances and life-changing moments. The Frank C. Shattuck P.A.T.H.S., an acronym READ MORE

The Fox Cities Roller Derby makes its rounds

In the past, the sport of roller derby has been consumed with connotations of choreography and scripted outcomes. Today’s version of roller derby, though, has morphed into something much different than it was years ago. So, what should come to your mind when you think of roller derby today? “It’s a family. It’s a sisterhood. READ MORE