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Archives: October 2016

Intern Intro: Becca

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Meet Becca, our newest editorial intern with a big sense of adventure. Name: Becca Rehberger Age: 24 Hometown: Appleton, WI School attending: Martin Luther College, graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in elementary education   Tell us about your background: I’ve lived in Michigan, California, South Dakota, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin — right READ MORE

Q&A: Michel Padrón, Asere & Havana Cuba All-Stars

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Padrón is the leader and musical director of Asere & Havana Cuba All-Stars, an amalgam of top Cuban musicians who will be performing at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton on November 1.  Asere & Havana Cuba All-Stars are made up of various musical artists. What was the inspiration behind bringing these musicians together? READ MORE

Food for the Tummy: Field Notes Farm

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Walking down College Ave on Saturday mornings will make you want to eat healthy. Every Saturday morning from the months of June to October, College Ave is flooded with more than 150 vendors selling organic foods, homemade jewelry, and even treats for furry friends. As I strolled through the many different vendors, a small booth READ MORE

Foodie Fundraisers

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Eating for a good cause? Sign us up. Culinary Dinner 2016 Thursday, Nov. 3. 6-10pm. The Fox Club inside Timber Rattlers Stadium, Appleton Local chefs from the Fox Valley Culinary Association will host a six course meal to benefit LEAVEN Fox Cities. Chefs include Charles Behrmann and Chris Prentice of Fox Cities Stadium; Nicole Hoida READ MORE

5 Halloween Haunts (and some bonus events too)

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Celebrate spooky with these area Halloween events.   Haunted Hearthstone Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6-8pm With the theme “Victorian Macabre,” explore the Hearthstone Historic House Museum this October for various showcases of eerie tales, séances and spooky happenings of Victorian times. 730-8204.   Poe Evermore at Haunted Hazelwood Oct.15 & 22, 5pm Step READ MORE

Exhibit Focus: Wisconsin’s John Muir

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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”  – Wilderness World of John Muir This fall, the Neenah and Menasha Public Libraries will be hosting “Wisconsin’s John Muir: An Exhibit Celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service.” This traveling exhibit on loan from the Wisconsin Historical Society will be on display READ MORE

Reinvented Classic: Art of Time Ensemble

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On October 11, the Art of Time Ensemble will take the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center stage to perform a re-imagined rendition of the Beatles’ groundbreaking album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Art of Time Ensemble is a collective of Canadian-based classical, jazz and pop musicians who fuse high art (classical music) with pop READ MORE

Q&A with Hillary Reynolds of Peridot

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Hillary Reynolds, of folk/pop group Peridot, shares the background on her upcoming concert “An Evening with Peridot & The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra” on October 29. The concert will raise money for The Trina Fund which supports local women who travel for breast cancer treatment. The fund was created by Hillary’s mother who passed away READ MORE

Intern Intro: Nicole

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Get to know Nicole, our newest editorial intern… Name: Nicole Witmer Age: 19 and 3/4 Hometown: Plainfield, IL School attending: Lawrence University Tell us about your background: I am a sophomore at Lawrence University and plan on graduating in 2019. I am majoring in English and contemplating a minor in Communications. I played volleyball for READ MORE