Archives: August 2014

The view from 3,000 feet

There is something magical about watching a hot air balloon float lazily overhead. Whether it’s an early association with flying over the rainbow from “The Wizard of Oz” or just the freedom of going wherever the wind takes you, it’s difficult not to stop and gaze at a hot air balloon. Fox Cities residents are READ MORE

New entertainment in store at Calumet County Fair

The “Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin” is back over Labor Day weekend for the 158th year. This year’s celebration, however, will bring several new forms of recreation to fairgoers. “Music, Magic & Moos” is the fair’s theme, intended to pique everyone’s interest. The entertainment is geared toward everyone in the family,” says Clara Hedrich, fair READ MORE

Scorching hot reads for summer

As summer winds down, there’s better reason to curl up on a beach towel than to read a good book. Looking for an engrossing selection to fill a sunny afternoon? Local libraries have you covered. Just make certain to apply sunscreen because you will get lost in these stories while basking in the sun. The READ MORE

Drive-ins provide summer family fun

Drive-in not drive-thru Ardy & Ed’s Drive-In in Oshkosh hasn’t changed much since it first opened in 1948. The menu, the root beer and the service have all remained old-fashioned and top-quality. “The biggest thing is that it’s very authentic. It looks like it has through all the years. It’s recognizable as an old drive-in and READ MORE

We all scream for ice cream

Nothing defines the sound of summer quite like the tinkle of ice cream truck music. Often heard from a great distance, it at once inspires childlike excitement and accelerated movement toward wallets and piggy banks. Aside from offering a cool treat on a hot day, ice cream trucks provide a sense of nostalgia that is READ MORE