Kyle Megna & The Monsoons played an outdoor show at Houdini Plaza in Appleton for Light Up Night on November 10. I watched them perform from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the freezing cold, bundled up in my puffy winter jacket and mittens. There was a holiday lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Overall, the event had a READ MORE
In 1959, Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc developed the Evergleam aluminum Christmas tree, a “space-aged” design that became an instant classic. This holiday, more than 40 different sizes, styles and colors of vintage Evergleam aluminum trees will return to the city where they were originally manufactured over 50 years ago. “Evergleams On Eighth,” a community event that runs from November 17 READ MORE
Music to evoke that holiday spirit Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas November 16 Jim Brickman delivers the sound and spirit of the season with carols, classics and original songs on his 21st holiday tour. Holiday music brings yuletide memories to life as Brickman helps you escape from the holiday hustle-bustle and keeps your days merry READ MORE
World War I remains a “Forgotten War” in comparison with other major U.S. conflicts, but on its centennial anniversary, the Elisha D. Smith Public Library in Menasha hopes to change that by chronicling the history and significance of the Great War through five thought-provoking presentations and a memorable exhibit. The event will partially depict local READ MORE
Celebrate the season at these upcoming events. Light-Up Night November 10 Fox Cities Building for the Arts, in partnership with Appleton Downtown, Inc., kicks off the holiday season with family fun and a lighting ceremony at 6pm. Stroll down College Avenue and enjoy decorated storefront windows. Many businesses will be open with special offers and holiday READ MORE
As I sat and anxiously awaited the arrival of acoustic duo FEATherWOLF, I drank a hard cider at the bar of Cena on College Avenue. The two would be performing there after our interview. Singer/song writer Sam Luna arrived before his partner, singer/songwriter Shaun Marie Krueger, giving me a warm hug as he walked in READ MORE
Nowadays, if you close your eyes and throw a stone in any particular direction, you’re practically guaranteed to hit a Walmart. After all, chain supermarkets are everywhere. Green Bay, for example, has a Woodman’s, two Walmarts, three Pick ‘n Saves and four Festival Foods, which all compete to meet the needs of more than 100,000 READ MORE
“Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things,” said the late Tom Petty, a musical icon to many generations. Music is one of the few things that READ MORE
Name: Michaela Branagan Age: 25 Hometown: Appleton Tell us about your background: I’ve lived in Appleton since birth and graduated from Appleton West High School. After high school, I attended the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley for a few years and am just short of receiving my associate degree. While I was at UW-Fox, I reported for READ MORE
Mark your calendar for these three not-to-miss shows. Check our events calendar for more events throughout the season. Mile of Music Rocks The Plaza September 23 This free concert series brings some of the top bands from previous Mile of Music Festivals back to the heart of Appleton. All ages. 6–10pm. Houdini Plaza, Appleton. 750-5020. READ MORE
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In this second of a two-part series, host Kyle Cherek chats with JR Schoenfeld, chef/owner of Chives Restaurant.
In this episode of Chef Talk, we feature some of the best published and unpublished moments from our 2016 interviews.
In this first of a two-part series, host Kyle Cherek chats with JR Schoenfeld, chef and owner of Chives Restaurant.
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Few jobs offer the ability to do good while attempting to do well. FOX CITIES Magazine has afforded Ruth Ann and me such an opportunity. A significant part of doing good comes from our ability to present to you our NOT TO BE MISSED event calendar. So it comes after the most careful consideration that READ MORE
If ever there was a time in American history when thinking adults and voters — terms which should be synonymous — need to take the time to read “The Federalist Papers,” that time is now. Written at our country’s founding by three of the greatest political thinkers in modern history, is a series of 85 READ MORE
Bartender Christopher Fenn of Rye Restaurant & Lounge in Appleton discusses the art of craft cocktails and how he approaches the philosophy of finding “the beauty in the balance” of his creations with “Chef Talk with Kyle Cherek” host, Kyle Cherek.
The Fox Valley responds to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria By Cody Wiesner and Amelia Compton Wolff When natural disasters as dangerous as Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria strike, the Red Cross relies on fast and diligent responses from thousands of volunteers down to the local level. Fox Cities residents like Red Cross volunteer Jenna READ MORE
By Kate Morton & Amelia Compton Wolff Autumn is something to be celebrated in the Fox Cities. We’ve rounded up all our fall favorites, from festivals to food, in one handy guide to help you have the best cider-sipping, sweater-wearing, pumpkin-carving season yet. Pumpkin King For at least the last 15 years, local pumpkin carving READ MORE
By Laura Zornosa and Amelia Compton Wolff Welcome to the 23rd Annual Golden Fork Awards (otherwise known as The Oscars of Food in the Fox Cities). Upsets abound in this year’s reader poll that tips a hat to the best local restaurants, chefs and dishes – long-time winners were ousted and underdogs emerged victorious. Because READ MORE
Twelve months of dining scene updates, broken down in one digestible review By Amelia Compton Wolff and Nicole Witmer Notable New Kids Wilder’s, Appleton After more than three years cooking at Scuba’s Pourhouse in Appleton, Terrance Wilder decided to open his own restaurant. Wilder’s, which is billed as a cutting-edge pub and bistro, opened in READ MORE
By Rebecca Rehberger and Amelia Compton Wolff When you think of Wisconsin food, perhaps your mind goes straight for beer, cheese and brats. (Or beer cheese, or cheese brats, or cheese and beer soup – you get the idea.) But there’s more to the Wisconsin food scene than that. There’s something here for every READ MORE
The Fox Cities have a long history of innovation. From medical advancements to manhole covers, here are a few groundbreaking inventions from locals who made the bold move to patent their big ideas. Telephone Technology In 1884, Neenah resident Charles W. Howard, the grandfather of Hollywood legend Howard Hawks, patented a telephone call annunciator — READ MORE
By Colleen Riordan The holidays are a delightful rush of dinner parties and family gatherings. Before you dig out great-grandma’s recipes, create a beautiful tablescape to charm your guests. A stunning centerpiece, table setting and decor will make both the meal and conversation shine. Magnificent Metallics “This season, there’s a reemergence of shiny metallics,” says READ MORE
Local, authentic, humble. No, we aren’t updating our online dating profile (although it totally applies). These words epitomize the trends that are hot in the Fox Cities dining scene. Maybe they aren’t trends as much as they are a way of life for these restaurants and chefs who have been voted the best in class READ MORE
For this year’s swimsuit photo shoot we ditched the beach in favor of the Hearthstone Historic House Museum, the world’s first home lit by hydroelectricity. This local icon proves that water is power and our community is blessed with the best. Six Fox Citians paid homage to our strong waterways by baring it all in READ MORE
Oshkosh event lights up park It won’t just be starry skies twinkling during the Oshkosh Celebration of Lights. A new 26-foot tunnel, constructed from a converted greenhouse, will be one of the sparkling attractions attendees can anticipate seeing during the 12/10-mile long presentation, which is set to music. “You’ll think you’re seeing the stars if READ MORE