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Tech savvy marketing helps draw thousands to Mile 3

Posted on Aug. 7, 2015 by Danny Davis
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Big name music festivals have grown into a massive cultural institution with major cities around the country scrambling to bring premier artists and massive crowds to their cities each summer. However, for a smaller city like Appleton, a music festival with more than 750 individual sets seems daunting. “At first, we didn’t know if it READ MORE

Houdini in Art ‘pops up’ at Mile of Music

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Mile of Music features not only art for the ears, but the eyes, too. John Adams, coordinator at local galleries The Draw and Feather and Bone, has brought together local artists, as well as artists from Chicago and LA to display their tributes to Appleton native Harry Houdini. The gallery is located at 233 East READ MORE

Young Aviators build B-25J Mitchell bomber

John Kellogg, a member of Young Aviators, poses with the B-25 cockpit simulator he helped build. Photo by Julia Lammers

This week at KidVenture, a group of aspiring aviators and their adult mentors traveled more than 1,000 miles to Oshkosh to show off the replica of a B-25J Mitchell bomber cockpit they built. What started as a shell of a treehouse is now a model with realistic controls, sounds and electronics, all installed by the READ MORE

KidVenture aims to ‘repopulate the species’

Owen Stieg of Illinios, age 10, learns how to rivet from KidVenture volunteer James Depew. Photo by Julia Lammers.

It’s a playground for aspiring aviators this week at KidVenture. Located at the Pioneer Airport across from the AirVenture Museum, KidVenture features interactive activities aimed at kids from ages 8-17. “Our mission is to excite the next generation of young aviation enthusiasts with hands-on activities,” says Dan Majka, Chairman of KidVenture. “We have to excite READ MORE