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Archives: 2019

Intern Intro: Jelissa

Name: Jelissa Burns Age: 20 Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin School attending: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, expected graduation date is December 2020 Tell us about your background: I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Wisconsin when I was 4 years old. I always have had a passion for literature and writing. Journalism seemed to be my READ MORE

Intern Intro: Kayla

Name: Kayla Nessmann Age: 20 Hometown: Combined Locks School attending: St. Cloud State University, May 2020 Tell us about your background:  I’m a senior in college and majoring in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Writing and minoring in International Relations. I’m really passionate about writing, social justice and environmental issues. I interned at READ MORE

Outward to Inward: The Floorplan

Posted on May. 10, 2019 by Jacob Biese

The sound of rustling fall leaves, the smell of spring’s first cut grass, or posted up near a river with a ice cold lemonade, what great moments these are. However simple, they conjure up deep feelings of satisfaction and ease. But what exactly is it, and where can we find more? Personally, I love taking READ MORE

Wild By Nature: An Introduction

Posted on May. 9, 2019 by Zack Dion

Summer weather is (hopefully) just around the corner, but sometimes we have trouble using our free time to fully take advantage of the short Wisconsin warm season. With the increased momentum of newly-released technology and its improving affordability, sometimes people (especially younger folks like myself) find themselves behind a screen for long periods of time READ MORE

Victorian Bath Splendor

The kitchen and bath are the most renovated rooms in a home – and Hearthstone Historic House Museum in Appleton took on the extraordinary task of restoring both rooms in three years; completing the kitchen in March 2017 and now the bathroom in March 2019.   In addition to being designed by noted architect William READ MORE

Intern Intro: Zack

Name: Zack Dion Hometown: Neenah School attending: UW-Oshkosh, June 2019 Age: 23 Tell us about your background: I grew up on the Neenah side of Doty Island where I lived on 11th street until I was about 17. As a child, I loved the close bonds of the Doty Island community. Most of my younger READ MORE

Intern Intro: Jacob

Name: Jacob Biese Age: 21 Hometown: Hortonville School attending: UW Fox-Valley/May-July 2019   Tell us about your background:  I am, and have been, a curious guy always seeking a new experience. Rather than listing off a bunch of experiences I’ve had to “sum-up” my life, I would like to say that I have lived most READ MORE

Loop the Lake Earth Day Hike

Sierra Club Fox Valley Group’s Loop the Lake Earth Day Hike on April 20 is a fun way to get your fitness on, enjoy nature and learn more local businesses and environmental groups in the Fox Valley. The 3.5-mile hike takes advantage of last year’s Loop the Lake project which built a trail around scenic READ MORE

Map Pass

Posted on Apr. 5, 2019 by Cody Wiesner

Whether you’re a grizzled museum master or you still haven’t seen the range of cool exhibits Appleton has on display, this might just be the best year ever to binge-visit them all. Appleton Downtown Inc. (ADI) is working with five Appleton museums to provide an all-in-one Museums of Appleton Pass (MAP) at a discounted rate READ MORE

Fox Cities Reads

Posted on Apr. 2, 2019 by Cody Wiesner

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond will make his way to the Fox Cities on April 11 and 12 to share his experiences with homelessness, poverty and the affordable housing debate during this month’s Fox Cities Reads panel hosted by the Fox Cities Book Festival. The presentation will focus on Desmond’s New York Times nonfiction Bestseller READ MORE