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Archives: July 2016

Instagram the Fox Cities: 7 Hot Spots

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The Fox Valley is loaded with Instagram-worthy photo-ops, from street art to natural wonders. Here are seven of our favorite places when we want to up our social media game. Kimberly Point Lighthouse in Kimberly Point Park in Neenah, with gorgeous views of Lake Winnebago and the Neenah Channel, it’s a beautiful spot to visit! READ MORE

Community through Stories

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With the prevalence of social media, we find ourselves in a place where anyone can share anything. Are we desensitized to sharing, to telling, to real community? Looking at a screen and reading about your acquaintance’s (for the most part meaningless) anecdote of the day, sometimes it feels like it. Fighting against this apathy toward READ MORE

Learning the Land: More Than Meets the Eye

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As the adage goes, things are not always what they seem. While High Cliff State Park is a lovely place to boat, hike and camp, it holds within it fascinating insights into the forces that govern our planet. High Cliff is named for the protruding cliff of the Niagara Escarpment. Made of dolostone, a type READ MORE

Learning the Land: A Frozen Force

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Have you ever wondered why the Fox Valley area is so flat, or why Lake Winnebago exists, or why the region has a large paper industry? Well, imagine masses of ice towering far above the tallest buildings and trees, slowly crawling across the land, scouring the earth beneath and leaving behind silt and clay in READ MORE

Curling Up with Coffee and a Good Book

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Hello again! The first bookstore in our series is called Shellattés, and if you were to visit it, it might look like just a coffee shop. But do not fret! Just take a few steps past the coffee shop section (where you can place your order, chat with the baristas and sit down, if you READ MORE

Learning the Land: A new blog series

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Take a look around next time you’re out for a drive. Would you believe that what you’re seeing used to be a tropical sea? Or covered in ice sheets over 100 feet thick? That hill over there may be the remnants of an ancient volcano. The rocks beneath the road could be nearly 3 billion READ MORE

Intern Intro: Jordan

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Jordon is FCM’s first ever sales intern. She has been with us for a month already, but here is a proper introduction… Name: Jordan Konkol Age: 21 Hometown: Hatley, WI School attending: UW Oshkosh Tell us about your background: I will be a senior at UW Oshkosh this fall and hope to graduate in May READ MORE