Archives: November 2013

Grand Gifts

Philanthropic efforts create community legacies By Sean P. Johnson Maria Dietrich received the email on a Friday after work. Dietrich had not been expecting the message. As soon as she read it, she knew the weekend would be a torturous exercise in trying to keep a secret. The news was good, really good, and she READ MORE

Holiday Brights

By Susannah Gilbert There’s nothing quite like holiday lights to brighten up a Wisconsin winter. Driving through the dark and snow and happening upon a house lit up by holiday lights brings some unexpected magic to the season. Some Fox Cities residents take it much further than a simple string of white lights along the READ MORE

The Big Spread

How to Keep the Holiday Spread From Adding to Yours By Sean P. Johnson Chris Dearing loves cooking for the holidays. Thanksgiving is the big event for Dearing, where he will prepare for a small group – about 10 to 12 people – consisting of family and friends. That includes friends who make an annual READ MORE

A Dozen Ways to Deck the Halls

12 Days of Decorating Tips for the Holiday Procrastinator By Rachel Martens If you are hearing about turtle doves  and partridges, and you still haven’t decorated for the holidays, you might be a bit behind. No need to panic. If it takes 12 days to shower a true love with the gifts of the season, READ MORE