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Archives: July 2017

Making moves: local youth competes on a national stage

Rachel-Ulrich

Just down the street from the ornate Grand Chute water tower, a little cream house with red shutters houses a mantelpiece full of towering chess trophies. Seventeen-year-old Rachel Ulrich lives here, and she just placed sixth out of ten in the U.S. Girl’s Junior Championship, America’s most elite, invitation-only junior chess competition. “I enjoy the READ MORE

Introvert’s Guide to the Fox Cities: Dining! Part 2!

Posted on Jul. 17, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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It’s no secret that the Fox Cities are home to dozens of fantastic restaurants and diners, so it comes as no surprise that it’s impossible to cover every introvert-friendly restaurant in one post. I stand by my previous five picks for introvert-friendly restaurants (if you haven’t taken a look at the post, check it out READ MORE

Sustainable Gardening in the Fox Cities: SLUG

Posted on Jul. 12, 2017 by Grace Reif
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This week, I interviewed the woman who got me into sustainable gardening in the first place: Jenny Hanrahan. Jenny is a rising senior at Lawrence and the garden manager of SLUG, or Sustainable Lawrence University Garden. Jenny and I talked about the ins and outs of SLUG, what it means to be sustainable, and what READ MORE

Introvert’s Guide to the Fox Cities: Camping

Posted on Jul. 9, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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With the first half of the summer in the books, you might find yourself looking to branch out from your usual slate of activities to spice up your weekends and vacation days. Sure, you could take up new hobbies or start binge-watching a new show on Netflix (Rick and Morty season 3 comes out July 30!), READ MORE