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Author: Rebecca Rehberger

A Story in Egg Rolls: Mai’s Deli

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“It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.” – Henry James College Avenue in Appleton is one of the most vibrant downtown districts in Wisconsin I’ve seen. Throughout the day, and well into the night, the place is alive with activity; downtown events regularly draw crowds and fill the streets READ MORE

Art Bank

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Located in downtown Kaukauna on the Fox River, the Bank of Kaukauna is a bank first, with comfy chairs, teller stations and meeting rooms. But CEO John Brogan has turned the building into more than a place to deposit checks. Brogan has accomplished this by assembling an art collection inside the bank, in a distinct READ MORE

A Story in Egg Rolls: Eggrolls, Inc.

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“Food is a natural conduit of change, evolution, and innovation. Wishing for a foodstuff to remain static, uncorrupted by outside influence—especially in these United States—is as ludicrous an idea as barring new immigrants from entering the country.” — Gustavo Arellano Most of the time, the only chance to taste a Hmong egg roll is by READ MORE

A Story in Egg Rolls

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“What you want to cook and eat is an accumulation, a function of your experiences — the people you’ve dated, what you’ve learned, where you’ve gone. There may be inbound elements from other cultures, but you’ll always eat things that mean something to you.” – Jennifer 8. Lee, quoted in “What Americans can learn from READ MORE

Intern Intro: Becca

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Meet Becca, our newest editorial intern with a big sense of adventure. Name: Becca Rehberger Age: 24 Hometown: Appleton, WI School attending: Martin Luther College, graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in elementary education   Tell us about your background: I’ve lived in Michigan, California, South Dakota, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin — right READ MORE

Rick McKinney

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“I took a circuitous route to get into art, but it’s where I needed to be,” says Rick McKinney, the lead artist of Fired Earth Pottery in Appleton. For the past 20 years, he has turned his passion for clay into something more than a career in art – he works to create what he READ MORE

Jesse Emons

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Jesse Emons, a sophomore at Fox Valley Lutheran High School in Appleton, creates art with unique tools, from his cell phone to a plastic bag. He started early – Emons says, “I’ve been creating art since I was old enough to draw.” He draws, sketches and paints, but his favorite medium is digital art. He READ MORE

Rustic & Refined

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Farmhouse style reigns at the Winter Parade of Homes   Whether they overlook a cornfield in the country or a side street in the city, farmhouse-style homes are celebrated in the rural landscape as well as the suburbs. The farmhouse, or folk house, is a persistent part of American architecture, adapting to different environments and READ MORE