Archives: March 2011

2011 NARI Level Best Awards

In this year’s Level Best Awards, we received a record number of projects from the local chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). After a thorough study of each submission, the judges selected the 2011 winners. A sincere thank you to our judges: Terry Ellenbecker, senior project manager, Hoffman LLC; Marge Stammer, READ MORE

The Charter Choice

Specialized public education is in demand. Deciding on a charter school can be like finding the right pediatrician. Parents set out seeking a good recommendation, hoping for an exceptional personal experience and creating a plan that includes individualized attention once a child is enrolled. Charter School 101 By definition, charter schools have the flexibility to READ MORE

25 Years of Sharing

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc. helps its donors share through personal relationships and community partnerships. Walter S. Rugland, former board chair of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc. (CFFVR), believes that philanthropy is giving without reward. This was the starting point that Rugland’s father, Walter L. Rugland, used READ MORE


Debunking the fear factor for foods on Fox Cities menus. Former astronaut Neil Armstrong once said, “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” While chow isn’t rocket science, we let the obscurity of certain foods hold us back. Whether it’s a misunderstanding that unfolds after reading about unknown, mysterious READ MORE