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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Meet Cody, our newest editorial intern with an appreciation for bagels, saxophones and the ozone layer. Name: Cody Wiesner Age: 20 Hometown: Black River Falls, WI School Attending/Graduated from and year: UW Oshkosh, 2020 Tell us about your background: This fall marks my first semester of studying English and journalism at UW-Oshkosh, and I also READ MORE
Celebrate the end of the work day at these evening concerts that don’t cost a penny. Live! From Hydro Park June 7–August 9 This series features local music acts with an opening performance by Appleton Rock School students each week. Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm. Hydro Park, Downtown Kaukauna. 766-6300. Concerts in the Courtyard May 31–August 30 Up-and-coming READ MORE
Meet Grace, our jig-dancing, dog-loving editorial intern with a green thumb and a healthy appreciation of waffles. Name: Grace Reif Age: 20 Hometown: Madison, WI School attending/graduated from and year: Lawrence University, 2019 Tell us about your background: I am a retired professional Irish dancer who is now an English major and Creative Writing minor READ MORE
Meet Laura, one of our new summer interns who swears by the three P’s – puns, pugs and rice pudding. Name: Laura Zornosa Age: 19 Hometown: Oshkosh School attending: sophomore at Northwestern University Tell us about your background: Born in Aurora, Illinois, I really should probably cheer for the Bears, but I grew up READ MORE
Meet Kate, our nature-loving editorial intern with a hidden talent for hat making. Name: Kate Morton Age: 21 Hometown: Verona, WI School attending: Lawrence University (2018) Tell us about your background: I grew up with my family in a rural area outside of my hometown. I have two younger brothers, Will and David. I have always loved READ MORE
A sampling of events celebrating Bike Week 2017. Poetry Ride May 13 Get a head start on Bike Week by joining Fox Cities Cycling Association to hear about the Public Works Poetry program and then a ride to see poetry locations around town. Casual pace ride for all ages and abilities. 1–2:30 p.m. Appleton Public READ MORE
Photography by Graham of Graham Images & Photography Mile of Music organizers announced “the First 50″ artists who will perform at this year’s festival, occurring August 3-6. The announcement took place April 20 during a special event at OuterEdge Stage in downtown Appleton. The original music festival showcases hundreds of artists with musical backgrounds from READ MORE
Meet Dan, our newest editorial intern who would risk his life for two things – a spectacular view and soul food. Name: Dan Meyer Age: 20 Hometown: Appleton School attending: Sophomore at Lawrence University Tell us about your background: I grew up in Appleton and attended Appleton West High School. My parents aren’t READ MORE
Who needs Hollywood when we have these locally-grown film festivals right here in Northeast Wisconsin? Wildwood Film Festival March 10-11 Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton The 16th Annual Wildwood Film Festival will showcase more than two dozen Wisconsin-connected films. Whether it’s the producer, director, writer, actors or even the locations, all projects featured have 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.
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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.
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
To submit an entry for the 2016 Contest click here. Grand Prize Winner “Lawrence Fly-By” by Jared Birkholz, Appleton “If it makes your eye travel throughout the rest of the photograph, that makes a good photo,” shares moderator Debbie Daanen of a key characteristic this year’s panel of judges took into consideration, along with READ MORE
Dementia doesn’t have to be a barrier to experiencing the arts. Caregivers and individuals living with memory loss can now experience programming in the Fox Cities that opens doors to “engage in lively discussions, art making and multi-sensory activities,” explains The Trout Museum of Art’s website. “I like to describe SPARK! as an opportunity,” says READ MORE
Sailing the great Lake Winnebago By Sean P. Johnson Andrea Gratton’s earliest recollections are of being splashed with water. Not surprising, since the 27-year-old Oshkosh native’s first sailing adventure on Lake Winnebago took place just three days after she was born, according to the family legend. They haven’t been able to get her off the READ MORE