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Archives: 2019

Four Great Walks

Enjoy the great outdoors at these events Pages in the Park August 6 Enjoy a self-led story walk in the woods. Pages from a delightful picture book will be stationed along the stroller-friendly path to read together as you enjoy the beauty of nature. A craft related to the story will be available in the READ MORE

ARTicipation Week

Downtown Waupaca comes alive with art during ARTicipation Week, a week-long celebration of creativity from August 11–17. ARTicipation Week is presented by the Waupaca Community Arts Board (WCAB) and features daily events with local artists, workshops, presentations, projects, live music and more. Events throughout the week include the annual street dance on August 16 with READ MORE

Wild By Nature: Fox Cities Backpackers

Posted on Jul. 25, 2019 by Zack Dion

On the morning of Friday, June 21, I embarked on the risky journey of meeting a group of strangers I’ve never met before and spending the weekend with them on an island with few signs of life, including no electricity or vehicles of any sort. The supplies needed for the trip were securely stored in READ MORE

Love your Mother (Earth): An Introduction

Human-accelerated climate change is not something to be debated anymore. We have spent far too long making ourselves comfortable with the idea that climate change isn’t real so that we can excuse our personal lifestyles. Since the rise of capitalism and the industrial revolution, humans have been accelerating and changing the natural cycles of Earth’s READ MORE

New Face: Amy Davis, Appleton Boychoir

Posted on Jun. 18, 2019 by Zack Dion

The Appleton Boychoir welcomes Amy Davis as its new executive director starting in July, replacing Hilary Armstrong who is moving out of state for her husband’s job. Davis has volunteered with the Boychoir for the past five years as her son, Parker, progressed through the program; he graduated from the Boychoir in April. Davis earned READ MORE

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