Archives: January 2015

Corks & Craftsmanship

Posted on Jan. 8, 2015 by Emma Martin

Residential wine storage blends beauty, function Whether you are pairing a full-bodied glass of red wine with a filet mignon dinner or celebrating at a party with a bubbling glass of champagne, the taste of wine is enhanced through proper storage of the bottles. Wine enthusiasts with collections large, small and in between are looking READ MORE

Wisconsin venues attract big names

The arts are alive and well in Northeast Wisconsin, and it’s attracting some shining stars to local venues. Over the next couple months, several big names in comedy and music will perform in the area, including Rita Rudner, John Mellencamp and Audra McDonald. Rudner, best known for her sassy and clever standup comedy, will be READ MORE

Appleton arts receive national recognition

It seems that the Fox Cities have drawn the glance of arts executives in Washington D.C. On Nov. 5, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu visited Appleton on a tour of several Wisconsin towns that were awarded grants in support of artistic excellence. “The arts are thriving in Appleton. I wanted to see READ MORE

The Building for Kids enters 2015 with new leadership

As we begin a new year, The Building for Kids Children’s Museum is making changes to the employees representing their organization. Jarrad Bittner and Michael Wartgow now support the team at The Building for Kids as the executive director and chief operating officer. “I decided to go into nonprofit administration because I wanted a job READ MORE

Library plans turn a new page

In the coming year, Appleton Public Library will begin the process of acquiring land needed for a multi-million dollar construction project of a new facility to replace the city’s current library. The Appleton Common Council approved the $5 million needed to acquire land for the location of the new facility, which is set to be READ MORE

Slide into snowshoes this winter

With temperatures dropping and fresh snow blanketing the ground, it may appear that exercising outside must be halted until spring. However, with a few extra layers, you can stay active by participating in the multitude of snowshoeing events offered this winter. At 1000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna, the Moonlight Snowshoe Hike on Feb. 13 READ MORE

SPARK! benefits individuals with memory loss

Dementia doesn’t have to be a barrier to experiencing the arts. Caregivers and individuals living with memory loss can now experience programming in the Fox Cities that opens doors to “engage in lively discussions, art making and multi-sensory activities,” explains The Trout Museum of Art’s website. “I like to describe SPARK! as an opportunity,” says READ MORE

Lights, camera, fest!

Fans of movie marathons will have plenty of opportunities throughout the Fox Valley to enjoy some popcorn and watch independent films at upcoming film festivals. Film festival season will kick off in Sister Bay on Feb. 13 and 14 with the Door County Short Film Fest in the Sister Bay Town Hall. “Our films are READ MORE