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The Place We Call Home

Four limestone columns were salvaged from the former First National Bank building on Main Street in downtown Menasha before it was demolished in 2014. The century-old columns have been repurposed at a waterfront park on Menasha’s Mill Street. Tom Lange took this photo of the park on New Year’s night in 2018 as the much-touted Super READ MORE

Good Viewing

Two films and a natural wonder offer a visual delight  The War to be Her  December 19  In Waziristan, Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban and disguises herself as a boy so she can play sports. But when she becomes a rising star, her true identity is revealed and death threats force Maria to leave READ MORE

Five Must-See Exhibits 

Storytellers: Wisconsin First Nations Portraits Thru December 16 This exhibit features photographs of tribal leaders who were featured in Wisconsin Public Television’s Tribal Histories project. These leaders were recorded in the regions that native people have called home for centuries, the programs feature rich retellings of the challenges, triumphs and time-honored traditions that have shaped READ MORE

Sacred Sounds 

Posted on Dec. 4, 2018 by Kate Youdell

NewVoices, a mixed-voice adult choir comprised of 80 volunteer singers, will present its popular Christmas at the Cathedral and Christmas at the Chapel concerts this month. Artistic director and conductor Dr. Philip A. Swan will lead the choir in their presentation of sacred hymns, carols and sing-alongs.  “People don’t often have the opportunity to hear READ MORE

The Place We Call Home

“Getting up early to see the snow near the lighthouse without other people around is a magical experience,” says Bonnie Auxier of Neenah. Auxier captured this image of Neenah’s Kimberly Point Lighthouse just as a morning storm approached. “Living in the Fox Cities, we are fortunate enough to experience the beauty and artistry of all READ MORE

Jingle All the Way 

Music to evoke the holiday spirit  Appleton Boychoir: A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols December 1 The magnificence of Christmas will be once again discovered in one of the Fox Valley’s most beloved events. The Appleton Boychoir trebles along with the rich adult sounds of the MasterSingers combine to celebrate the advent and birth READ MORE

Digital Music Library

Appleton Public Library cardholders will soon be able to download original local music through FilpSide, a digital music program that launched this fall.  The goal of the program is to represent the Fox Cities music scene, as well as showcase artists who had their start in the region. Current Fox Cities artists and those with READ MORE

Three Festive Exhibits

Celebrate the holidays at these upcoming exhibits Merry-Time Festival of Trees November 10-December 11  Joyously celebrate the holidays by enjoying dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees scattered throughout the museum’s galleries. Every tree will go home with a lucky winner in our Merry-Time Festival of Trees raffle! Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay. 743-5958. Nutcracker READ MORE

Fox Valley Roots Music Festival 

A new festival showcasing local musicians and businesses will debut in Appleton. The festival kicks off with a pre-party starting at 9 p.m. at The Cold Shot on November 8 and concludes on November 11 with an after-party brunch, hosted at Menasha’s The Source Public House. Musical performances will take place 11 a.m. until 2:30 READ MORE