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Archives: 2014

Theater Spotlight: Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra performs Disney classic

Performance: “Disney FANTASIA — Live in Concert” Presented by: The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra Location: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton Running: Nov. 8 at 7:30pm. Tickets: Starting at $29. Available at Fox Cities PAC website. Nearly three-quarters of a century has passed since Disney released “Fantasia,” featuring powerful classical music set to breathtaking animations. This READ MORE

Theater Spotlight: Lose your blues with Neenah High School’s ‘Footloose’

  Performance: “Footloose” Presented by: Neenah High School Rocket Players Location: Pickard Auditorium, Neenah High School Running: Oct. 16-18 and 24-26, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7 p.m., Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8. Available at the door or online at The story of Ren MacCormack and his battle for READ MORE

The quest for a great pumpkin

Accompanying the changing color of falling leaves, warm comfortable sweaters and hot beverages, fall inspires exciting activities such as pumpkin picking. Within the Fox Cities, there are plenty of locations to satisfy your pumpkin carving and pie making needs. Pumpkins can easily be obtained from a local grocer, but wandering through rows of pumpkin vines READ MORE

Disc Golf Soars in the Fox Valley

People all over the Fox Cities are looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the remaining warm days. Walking, running, biking, a pick-up game of softball, or 18 holes of golf are all great ways to experience the summer breeze. But there is another great option out there that you may not have tried. READ MORE

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