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Archives: June 2017

A Breath of Fresh Air: Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin

Posted on Jun. 30, 2017 by Kate Morton
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My interest in butterflies, specifically monarch butterflies, began when I was in middle school and one of the staff members was nice enough to gift me a couple of monarch caterpillars to raise (she also offered some baby painted turtles, but that was a “no” from mom.) It’s practically a universal fact that middle school is the worst, READ MORE

What does the Fox say? Country USA

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Images courtesy of David Jackson. One airplane touched down on a runway. One bus pulled into a high school parking lot. One exhausted girl rolled through thick mud into the festival grounds. As soon as she returned to Oshkosh, Wisconsin after a jam-packed, two week school trip to Germany, Jenna Weber headed straight over to READ MORE

Live After 5: Free Music  

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Celebrate the end of the work day at these evening concerts that don’t cost a penny. Live! From Hydro Park June 7–August 9 This series features local music acts with an opening performance by Appleton Rock School students each week. Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm. Hydro Park, Downtown Kaukauna. 766-6300. Concerts in the Courtyard May 31–August 30 Up-and-coming READ MORE

Introvert’s Guide to the Fox Cities: 4th of July

Posted on Jun. 26, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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The sun has set and the sweltering midday heat has dissipated. A few mosquitoes circle around you, waiting for their chance to strike. The sound of children at play echoes off brick walls and metal swingsets, interrupted by the soft scolding of their parents. The sky is still with anticipation. A single flare breaches the READ MORE

Native American Celebration

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The Menominee and Oneida Nations invite you to the historic Charles A. Grignon Mansion in Kaukauna for a day of Native American dancing, crafts and food on June 24. Grab your lawn chairs and make your way down to the Mansion to see the Menominee Woodland Boys & Girls Club perform dances featuring traditional stories READ MORE

A Breath of Fresh Air: Introduction

Posted on Jun. 20, 2017 by Kate Morton
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“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” ― John Muir From when I was born until I left home for Lawrence University, I lived in a rural area outside of Madison, Wisconsin. It was a big transition to go from living across from READ MORE

What does the Fox say?

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Today marks one week since I’ve been back in my hometown. It’s been seven days now since my mom and I packed up my car tetris-style, boxes and drawers wedged all the way up to the ceiling. It’s no small wonder that we had to build the Leaning Pile of Luggage; that was nine months’ READ MORE

Wonderland: Photographs by Kirsty Mitchell opens at The Paine

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The fantastical world of lush England woodlands will be making its way to the Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh. “Wonderland: Photographs by Kirsty Mitchell” will showcase large-scale photographs of theatrical characters set against elaborate scenes bursting with colors of the passing English seasons. Mitchell is an award-winning photographer and fashion designer from Surrey, READ MORE

Intern Intro: Grace

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Meet Grace, our jig-dancing, dog-loving editorial intern with a green thumb and a healthy appreciation of waffles.  Name: Grace Reif Age: 20 Hometown: Madison, WI School attending/graduated from and year: Lawrence University, 2019 Tell us about your background: I am a retired professional Irish dancer who is now an English major and Creative Writing minor READ MORE