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Archives: 2013

Food & Coffee in Harmony

For the next stop of my cafe adventure, I checked out a popular cafe a friend recommended after I asked her for the name of a good place to get soup in Appleton. She recommended Harmony Cafe on College Avenue. Since I am in Appleton two times a week for my internship with FOX CITIES READ MORE

A Cultural Icon Comes Calling

I have a small confession to make: fashion baffles me. Maybe baffle is not the right word. It’s just that I never cared much for it – with the exception of my teen years when I wanted to be seen as anti-fashion. So when the Katherine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage & Screen exhibit opened at READ MORE

Hidden in Plain Sight

What is it about dogs and photo opportunities that go together so well? For our the October issue of FOX CITIES Magazine, we challenged area photographers to illustrate the concept of hidden. Then, we asked our readers to tell which of the four photos from “the place we call home” best captured the concept. Our READ MORE

Local Cafe Connection

When people think coffee or cafe, they usually end up in the drive thru of Starbucks. Not that I can blame anyone, since I too am a regular Starbucks customer (I love their Skinny Vanilla Latte and Cranberry Orange Scones), but I think it is time that some of the more locally owned cafes get READ MORE

Deals in the Discard Pile

I love any opportunity to buy books in good condition for cheap. I also love an opportunity to support organizations dedicated to reading. At the Neenah Public Library’s Used Book Sale, I got to kill two birds with one stone. The annual event is sponsored by the Friends of the Neenah Public Library with the READ MORE

Intern Intro: Ashley

The Basics Name: Ashley Ivansek Age: 27 Hometown: Oshkosh, WI University attended: UW Oshkosh. Graduated in August with a BA in English. Favorite thing about the Fox Cities: I really like the area around Lawrence University and College Ave. in Appleton. I love how artsy and homey it makes me feel. The Dirt What is READ MORE