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Contentious art can spur worthwhile conversations When Natalie Halvorsen scheduled a meeting with a friend and creative collaborator in early June, she suggested they meet at the coffee shop four blocks from her home in Green Bay’s Olde Main Street arts district. Halvorsen, an artist and art educator, had hung a display of her monoprints READ MORE

Home Trend: Textiles

Posted on Sep. 1, 2017 by Kate Morton

Usher in autumn with decorative fabrics and fibers From tablecloths and rugs to wall hangings and pillows, textiles add textural beauty and warmth to a living space that is fitting for fall. Whether you opt for functional or decorative items, there are countless ways to incorporate textiles into your home. Here are a few of READ MORE

Spice Nirvana


The FOX CITIES Magazine guide to curry In the United States and much of the West, “curry” is a catchall term for any spicy, saucy dish of South Asian origin. The reality, however, is much more complex. From India to Thailand, curries come in countless variations that are influenced by local ingredients and regional traditions. READ MORE

Art Hits Home

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017 by Grace Reif

Home design and local art unite at HBA Fox Cities’ Summer Parade of Homes For more than 50 years, the Parade of Homes has showcased the work of local home builders and provided potential home buyers with a way to keep up on the latest home trends. This summer, attendees to the 2017 Summer Parade READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Wautoma


Drive about an hour west of the Fox Cities on Highway 22 South or Highway 21 West to get to Wautoma. You’ll know you are getting close when you start to see the hand-painted signs dotted along the highway, each announcing the freshest seasonal vegetables from local growers. Whether it’s asparagus in spring or corn READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Sheboygan Falls

Posted on Jul. 6, 2017 by Dan Meyer

Sheboygan Falls was originally founded in 1835 as the town of Rochester, an industrial settlement centered around three rivers: Sheboygan, Mullet and Onion. The town changed its name to Sheboygan Falls — the rivers kept their names — and has maintained its early history while continuing to move forward today. The Historic Downtown District, centered READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Clintonville

Posted on Jul. 6, 2017 by Dan Meyer

Planes, trains and automobiles all share the spotlight in Clintonville’s history (sadly, there are no John Candy sightings on record). Founded in 1855, Clintonville was added to the Chicago and Northwestern Railway line in 1878. The line ran for more than 100 years before closing in 1995. Clintonville is also home to the Seagrave Fire READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Oconto

Posted on Jul. 6, 2017 by Dan Meyer

Oconto’s fresh forest air and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan capture the essence of Wisconsin’s northern communities. The small town takes its name from the Oconto River, a tributary of Lake Michigan that weaves through the downtown district and much of Oconto county. The city of Oconto was incorporated in 1869 during Wisconsin’s 19th century READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Chilton


Chilton has the “rural cool” thing down pat and it doesn’t even know it. Natural beauty, salt of the earth people and an unhurried pace – to locals, it’s just everyday life. To everyone else, it’s an act of rebellion. From time to time, it’s thrilling to trade city lights for something less obvious. Nature READ MORE