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Archives: June 2017

The Incredible Work of Bees and Their Keepers

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Backyard beekeepers face challenges, but reap sweet rewards When it comes to beekeeping, Laura Hetland adheres to the words of American writer and naturalist Henry David Thoreau who said, “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” Hetland, an Appleton native, believes the insects are inexplicably linked to the world as we know READ MORE

Acre of Art

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Sculpture Valley launches Appleton’s first outdoor public sculpture exhibition “A community without art is invisible to the world.” Alex Schultz found himself returning to this quote so often that it became the tag line for his arts advocacy organization, Sculpture Valley. The Appleton-based nonprofit is working to establish the Fox Valley as a nationally recognized READ MORE

Taco Season

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Six feats of taco engineering, perfect for scarfing down this summer Photos by Courtney Martin  Tacos are the ultimate summer food. They exemplify freshness. They satisfy without weighing you down. Not to mention, these hand-held portals of deliciousness make simultaneous walking and eating a real possibility – a must during summer festivals when you can’t READ MORE

Splash City

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Whether dry or drenched, these Fox Citians are fierce. Some run restaurants, others organize art shows, but all of them make our community a more interesting place to live. Let’s raise a glass to their contributions and lack of inhibitions. Photography by David Jackson. Hair styling by April Reno and Amy Seefeldt. Lisa Cruz President, READ MORE