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Archives: 2019

Community: We’re All in This Together

Posted on Jun. 17, 2019 by Jacob Biese

Life with anxiety, simply put, is not a life of ease. There is endless beauty in this world; however our personal fears can withhold us from acknowledging them. These fears can lead to isolationism, regardless that it is essential that we gain new perspectives and form meaningful relationships. Our soul is not meant for self-service, READ MORE

Must-See Music

Don’t miss these warm weather concert events  Heid Music Summer Concert Series May 30-August 29 Move, groove and relax to the rhythm of the region’s hottest live bands during free concerts every Thursday. No concert July 4. 5:30-8:30pm. Houdini Plaza, Appleton. 954-9112. Lunchtime Live! Concerts May 30-August 29 Enjoy free live music during your lunch break! READ MORE

Parade of Homes Virtual Tours

The Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities (HBA Fox Cities) is launching a virtual Parade of Homes on June 10.  “This is a virtual online event where consumers will be able to do walkthrough tours of properties from the comfort of their own home,” says HBA Fox Cities Director of Marketing and Business Development READ MORE

Exhibit Focus: Butterflies & Blooms

Posted on Jun. 4, 2019 by Jacob Biese

Immerse yourself in a world of butterfly wonder at Green Bay Botanical Garden’s new “Butterflies & Blooms” exhibit. Open since June 1, an 1,800-square-foot mesh house will hold close to 500 butterflies on any given day. Over the course of the summer there will be a whopping 2,200 different species of butterflies on view. Visitors READ MORE

An Update on ACREofART

As ACREofART enters its third season, FCM caught up with Sculpture Valley Executive Director Alex Schultz to get the latest on this public art programming initiative. Can you describe what ACREofART is and its overall mission for those who are unfamiliar? Alex Schultz: Let me start with a little framework so readers understand the relationship READ MORE

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