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Downtown Creates…

Appleton Downtown Inc. unveiled this year’s Downtown Creates… series on May 21, which will give the community fun reasons to stroll College Avenue all summer long. The program includes a series of open-air, walkable arts events taking place the third weekends of June, July and August. Downtown Creates…, previously named Art on the Town, showcases READ MORE

Appleton Flag Day Parade

After a year off due to the COVID pandemic, the 70th Appleton Flag Day Parade will return June 12 at 2 p.m. after last year’s virtual event.  It will start at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Oneida Street, then will proceed west on Wisconsin Avenue, south on State Street and south on College Avenue READ MORE

Catching Fire Online Auction

Posted on Jun. 8, 2021 by Cody Wiesner

The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass’ “Catching Fire” online glass art auction will offer 50 glasswork pieces and 20 VIP experiences as a way to support the museum’s educational programing and the local arts community. “You’ll have an opportunity to peruse internationally known artists that work in a variety of different [art styles] as well as READ MORE

Exhibit Focus: New on View

The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass will unveil an eclectic mix of glasswork and paperweights on May 28. The collection of more than 100 pieces will showcase a variety of art styles and artists, but they all have one thing in common: Every piece is a donation to the museum.   “This exhibition New on View is really a celebration of the READ MORE

Sleep in a Submarine: Sub B&B

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Downtown Manitowoc offers what they’re calling a “Sub B&B” since September 2020. Groups stay overnight in a real submarine, which floats on Lake Michigan right outside the museum.   “We hope they get to experience what your submariners would have during World War II,” says Development Coordinator for Wisconsin Maritime Museum Emily Shedal.   While the submarine READ MORE

National Rebuild Day: Renovating for Families in Need

On May 22, Rebuilding Together Fox Valley (RTFV) is set to rebuild or repair 174 households in need of critical repairs for its 21st annual National Rebuilding Day.   Inspired by National Rebuilding Month, which originated in Midland, Texas, in 1973, the local rebuild day is a nonprofit, donor-funded initiative which brings in volunteers from all over the Fox Valley.   “Everybody READ MORE

The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building

By Kathleen Humski, Menasha Historical Society vice president  Photos by Nicholas Jevne, Menasha Historical Society president  A large, stately building has stood on Keyes Street in Menasha for over 92 years. Situated along the banks of the Fox River, the Memorial Building was constructed in 1928, bearing a plaque on the front of the building.  “God gave READ MORE

Bazaar After Dark, License to Cruise and Appleton’s Octoberfest Return to Fox Cities Social Calendar

Health and safety reviews indicate high-profile Chamber events may return in 2021 The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce has confirmed that its popular Fox Cities night market Bazaar After Dark and the beloved License to Cruise/Appleton’s Octoberfest events will return with in-person celebrations in 2021. Bazaar After Dark will be held July 28 along South Commercial READ MORE

Writing Instrument Museum Makes Floor out of Pencils

The Museum of Writing Instruments (MOWI) in Winneconne will begin work on their latest display, a designer pencil floor, on March 3, with plans to open by the end of the month.   And by “designer pencil floor,” museum owners Karyn and Tom Schmitz mean the actual floor will be made out of writing instruments.  “We accumulated thousands of extra pencils and pens,” READ MORE