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Radio for Rwanda a creative, effective fundraiser

Involuntary String Band performs during last year's fundraiser. Photo courtesy of GlobeMed

When we think of marathon fundraising events, we usually first imagine a smiling, tuxedo-donned guy on a television screen — not a phantom voice coming from your computer. But Lawrence University’s student radio station, WLFM, has wired into this unique form of media to successfully fundraise for the organization GlobeMed through the event “Radio for READ MORE

Fox Cities Book Festival has events for all ages, interests

Posted on Apr. 21, 2015 by Maggie Ward
Jericho Brown

From photography to a Mini Comic-Con, the 2015 Fox Cities Book Festival is hosting events and authors across all genres. The Fox Cities Book Festival runs now until April 26, and events are hosted at many local libraries, schools, museums and coffee shops. The full schedule for the festival is available online at This year’s READ MORE

Antique show is living reminder of the past


The human race is a nostalgic one — we love to daydream about past generations and be reminded of our early roots. We collect relics of Grandma’s house; pieces of history that we identify with and want to immortalize. The opportunity to do this exists in the form of antique sales, like the Appleton Antique READ MORE

Sweeten up your March madness

Posted on Mar. 20, 2015 by Maggie Ward
1000 Islands Environmental Center

As winter drags on, cabin fever sets in. It’s easy to burrow further into the couch and hit “next” on your Netflix queue, but that certainly won’t beat the winter blues and, let’s be honest, there aren’t enough episodes of even “Friends” to last a Wisconsin winter. Lucky for Northeastern Wisconsin, many nature preserves in READ MORE

Appleton North theater is ‘practically perfect in every way’

Appleton North High School's run of "Mary Poppins" open tonight.

The Appleton North High School theater program is no stranger to excellence, and with this year’s musical “Mary Poppins” opening tonight, North can add another outstanding production to its excellent repertoire. The show, complete with tongue-twisting musical numbers, remarkable dancing and elaborate sets, illustrates what North does best — wowing audiences and the theater community. READ MORE

Dobet Gnahoré to make second appearance at World Music Series

Posted on Jan. 9, 2015 by Reid Trier
Dobet Gnahoré. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Baret

The last time Dobet Gnahoré performed at Lawrence University, audience members were brought to their feet, singing and dancing inside Harper Hall. The performance captivated Lawrence’s student body, faculty and community members alike. “It was really, in the seven years I’ve been here, one of the highlight performances,” says Brian Pertl, Dean of Lawrence University’s READ MORE