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What does the Fox say? Trucking in the Valley

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Outside of Wisconsin, a large slice of America may think that the spaces between Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay are populated by cows. Inside state lines, many Wisconsinites know that those same spaces are filled with another beast: semi-trailers, or “semis.” Last year, there were roughly 4.65 dairy cows to every registered semi-trailer in the READ MORE

A Breath of Fresh Air: High Cliff State Park

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017 by Kate Morton
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This past weekend, I went to hike around in High Cliff State Park in Sherwood with my friends Maddie and Chris. What really makes High Cliff unique, along with its aesthetic beauty, is its geological history. The first time I visited High Cliff, I went with my geology class, where we talked about the cliffs READ MORE

New sculpture brings healing, hope to cancer patients

Posted on Aug. 14, 2017 by Kate Morton
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A new sculpture, titled “Blossom,” by artist Kent Hutchison was installed at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay on August 8. The piece is a 16-foot blossoming flower made of welded corten (AKA weathering steel) and is located in the Vince Lombardi Cancer Care Center Garden. “Blossom” features a blown glass stamen equipped with LED READ MORE

Carrie Rodriguez: Rural Meets Ranchera

Self described "half-gringa, half-Chicana, fiddle-playing [Carrie] Rodriguez" melts a fierce fiddle into a honeyed voice throughout her eight solo albums, including 2016's release, "Lola."| Photo courtesy of Thrasher Opera House

Biculturalism is to Carrie Rodriguez as bluebonnets are to Texas — pervasive and rich. The singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas mixes and matches the nimble fiddle of her home state with the ranchero influences of her father’s side of the family. But the fiddle isn’t the typical Latin musician’s instrument of choice, a fact made clear READ MORE

Mile of Music: Final Frames

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The sun has set on the fifth year of Mile of Music and it’s all kind of a blur. Here’s a gallery of some favorite moments of the weekend. Happy reminiscing and we will be counting the days until Mile 6. All images by Mary Catherine Baird of Two Otters Photography.

Breaking Barriers: Women in Space

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Astronaut Janet Kavandi has spent 33 days, 20 hours and eight minutes in space, and one hour discussing that experience at the Experimental Aviation Association’s (EAA) AirVenture. On Thursday, July 17, Kavandi spoke on AirVenture’s five-pronged panel “Women in Space: Redefining Glamour.” She was joined by four other women dedicated to space and aeronautics, including READ MORE

August Artist Spotlight (cont.)

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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This is the second part of August’s Artist Spotlight with Len Borruso. The first part is printed in our August issue. Len Borruso is no stranger to the world of filmmaking, but that doesn’t mean he’s never surprised by anything he encounters. Since moving to Appleton, Borruso has had to change his style of collaboration READ MORE