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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

Introvert’s Guide to the Fox Cities: Mile of Music

Posted on Jul. 30, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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The Flag Day Parade. Octoberfest. Mile of Music. Though young by comparison, Appleton’s three-day music festival/bonanza/celebration/hullabaloo is undoubtedly one of the most iconic events in the Fox Cities, drawing thousands to the area over the course of the festival. The number of attendees alone might cause some introverts to shake in their boots, especially if READ MORE

Making moves: local youth competes on a national stage

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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