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Archives: 2018

The Place We Call Home

On a perfect fall day, photographer Cathy Donker took this photo of abandoned railroad tracks over the Fox River in Appleton. “I love how the sun brings out the colors of the foliage in the background, while the leaves in the foreground are a telling sign of what’s soon to come,” Donker says. “Fall is READ MORE

On Stage: Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

Just in time for Halloween, The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the UW-Green Bay campus will host a one-night production of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on October 26.  This stage adaptation by Aquila Theatre Company celebrates the 200th anniversary of Shelley’s chilling 1818 novel. Aquila Theatre Company is based in New York and is READ MORE

You’re the One

By Emily Anderson You. You have cancer. Breast cancer. The C word. A super scary C word, because it’s often accompanied by that D word. Not that you believe it. How can you have cancer? You hear about it all the time, but it always happens to other people. But now you’re one of them. One READ MORE

Fox Cities Dates: Volunteering

Posted on Oct. 13, 2018 by Sarah Wells

Hello Passionate People of the Fox Cities and Beyond, Let’s talk about volunteering. It might be a helpful tool on your resume for getting into college or showing a prospective employer how altruistic you are. For others, it could already be apart of their schedules. However much or little you volunteer, it’s time to look READ MORE

Shall We Dance?

Eight community members will hit the dance floor on October 27 for the 11th annual Shall We Dance event. The dance competition fundraiser benefits the Sexual Assault Crisis Center-Fox Cities which provides free crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for people affected by sexual trauma and exploitation. Each of the community members have been partnered with READ MORE

River Bookends

Art and science intersect in “River Bookends: Headwaters, Delta and the Volume of Stories in Between,” an exhibit running through November 4 at UW-Fox Valley’s Aylward Gallery in Menasha.  The exhibit is a collaboration between UW-Fox Valley art professor Judith Baker Waller and James A. Brey, a former UW-Fox Valley geology and geography professor and READ MORE

Fox Cities Book Festival 

Posted on Oct. 6, 2018 by Sarah Wells

The 11th annual Fox Cities Book Festival is hosting 60 authors participating in over 70 events from October 8-14. Connecting readers to the writers they love, the festival focuses on a wide range of genres for everyone. Vice President of the Board of the Fox Cities Book Festival Ashley Thiem-Menning says, “We try to make READ MORE

Sequential Killers: The Victorian Terror

Hearthstone Historic House Museum in Appleton is hosting a not-so-typical haunted house every Friday in October, with continuous one-hour presentations from 6 to 9 p.m. Haunted Hearthstone will provide a theatrical glimpse into the 19th century beginnings of serial murder investigations.  Performances will feature notorious murderers Jack the Ripper, H.H. Holmes, Sweeney Todd, The Bloody READ MORE

Caffeine Fix: Seth’s Coffee and Drive Thru

Posted on Oct. 1, 2018 by Kate Youdell

Like any other exhausted Lawrence student, caffeine makes up about 50 percent of my diet. The other 50 percent is protein bars and the occasional vegetable (sorry, mom). But vegetables can’t help keep you awake when you have two papers due in two days. And they definitely can’t help you when you and your roommate decide READ MORE

Miron Donates Jones Park Amphitheater 

To honor the company’s 100th anniversary, Miron Construction Co., Inc. is donating the new Jones Park Amphitheater to the City of Appleton. Miron served as the construction manager for the adjacent Fox Cities Exhibition Center and is also handling renovations of Jones Park.  Tim Kippenhan, Miron vice president and COO, says the company began planning its 100th READ MORE