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Archives: March 2020

Intern Intro: Alisa

Posted on Mar. 31, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

Hometown: Verona, WI School attending: St. Norbert College 2022 Tell us about your background: I am finishing up my sophomore year at St. Norbert College, where I am majoring in English and Psychology while also pursuing a minor in German Language. Originally from Madison, I was a dancer for most of my life, but chose READ MORE

Osorio’s delivers margaritas, happiness

On Tuesday, March 17 all Wisconsin bars and restaurant dining rooms were ordered to close by Gov. Tony Evers in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. This has come with a steep learning curve for many Fox Cities restaurants as they adapt their businesses to these new restrictions.  Kimberly Finnell, co-owner of Osorio’s READ MORE

Fox Cities COVID-19 Resources

Posted on Mar. 27, 2020 by Alexa Jones

A Quick Overview: What’s allowed with the Safer at Home order? – Stay at your home or place of residence, practice social distancing and work from home unless engaging in an essential activity– Essential activities are allowed; including grocery shopping, laundry, seeking health care, outdoor activities (no playgrounds, maintain a distance of 6ft from others), READ MORE

Intern Intro: Emily

Meet Emily – our very first fully-remote editorial intern! (Thanks, coronavirus.) We have no doubt you will love getting to know Emily as much as we have. Keep a look out for her upcoming blog series on historical architecture from around the Fox Valley. Name: Emily Speers  Age: 18  Hometown: Neenah  School attending: UW Oshkosh- READ MORE

Kwik Trip to hire 2,000 employees

Some days I dream of living in the country, a far cry from my current residence one block north of Appleton’s bustling Wisconsin Avenue. During these daydreams, I envision be awoken by only chirping birds, not traffic, and being lulled to sleep by singing crickets, not the revelers congregated in the beer garden at the READ MORE

#SelfCare Activites to Cure Cabin Fever

Posted on Mar. 24, 2020 by Alexa Jones

Staying in when you choose to? Self care goals. Staying in because you have to? Not so much. Here are a few fantastic ways to practice self-care and ease anxiety, while continuing to support your local favorites, even from afar. – Move your body with virtual yoga classes from a local studio like Empower Yoga READ MORE

Family-Style Take Out Menus

Since restaurant dining rooms have been closed throughout the state, local eateries are getting creative with their take-out and delivery menus. Feeding the family just got easier with custom menus meant for sharing. Here are a few fun options to consider this week. RYE in Appleton is offering a family style menu available for curbside READ MORE

Social Distancing Activities for Kids

Self-quarantining and social distancing with little ones at home is no joke. Here are some fun activities to keep them occupied and you sane, all while supporting local businesses. – Unleash their creativity with a take-home kit from The Fire – Pottery, Mosaic & Glass Fusing Studio. – Learn some moves with The Academy‘s free virtual karate READ MORE