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Hongwu Zhao took this photo at Neenah’s Doty Park on an early October morning when the trees had just begun to change color. The calmness of the water and the reflection of the vaulted bridge caught his attention. “The morning sunshine casts on the golden tree leaves, plus the clear reflection in the water,” he says. “Everything READ MORE

Mentor 2.0

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region (BBBS) and Oshkosh North High School have partnered for the launch of Mentor 2.0, a technology-based mentoring program that makes it easier for mentors and mentees to communicate throughout the week. Mentor 2.0 pairs at-risk high school students, typically freshmen, with an older mentor (a “Big”) READ MORE

Return to Nam

In February 2019, 52 Northeast Wisconsin veterans participated in Return to Nam, a first-of-its-kind Old Glory Honor Flight.  Old Glory Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization that provides WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans with air transportation to Washington, D.C. so they may visit memorials built in their honor. These trips typically occur in READ MORE

Wisconsin Visual Artists

Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) is a not-for-profit membership-based organization that represents Wisconsin artists while promoting and encouraging the visual arts. The organization was originally founded in 1900, making it the oldest art organization in the state. Membership includes three chapters – Southeast in the Milwaukee area, South Central in the Madison area and Northeast in READ MORE

Street Icon

Neenah Art[works]: Uncovered is a new community art project presented by Neenah Foundry and Future Neenah to celebrate art in unexpected places, in particular the manhole covers made famous by Neenah Foundry. As part of the project, local and regional artists will turn 18 manhole covers into original works of art. “It’s a community art READ MORE

Art in Nature

Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton, a 775-acre wildlife preserve and nature education facility, has recently become home to a tree root art piece that functions as a chandelier.  Executive Director Randy Tuma says the root system comes from a northern white cedar that was found on the property. Bubolz is home to a white READ MORE

New Face: Kevin Sütterlin, FVSO

Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor, Kevin Sütterlin, begins his debut season on September 21.  Sütterlin is originally from Germany and came to the United States to finish his doctorate program in orchestral conducting at the University of Memphis. When the conductor position with Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra (FVSO) opened two years ago, Sütterlin was READ MORE

Art City: an introduction

With summer winding down to the last month, it might seem like the time for fun activities is over. It’s time to get into school spirit and prepare for the cold months to come. However, there are plenty of great local places to visit to keep the fun alive until the last second of summer. READ MORE

Dine Out. Do Good. 

Fox Valley Restaurant Week returns September 19-25 with nearly 20 area restaurants offering price-fixed three-course menus for lunch and dinner. Lunch is offered at $14 and dinner is offered at two price points, $26 or $36. The weeklong event allows restaurants to showcase their standout dishes as well as experiment with cutting-edge recipes before adding READ MORE

Gathering Places

GCome together at these community events  Downtown Appleton Craft Beer Walk September 14 Stroll past unique shopping and dining places (feel free to stop in or make reservations for after you finish) while walking from venue to venue where you will enjoy the absolute best of Wisconsin-brewed craft beer. 3-8pm. Downtown Appleton. 954-9112. 4th Annual READ MORE