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NEW Brew Drive-Thru: Part III

Eight local craft breweries are teaming up to offer a third installment of their popular drive-thru craft beer festival. Appleton’s NEW Brew Drive-Thru is the highly anticipated follow-up to two earlier drive-thru events which brought out hundreds of people to support  Northeast Wisconsin breweries. The NEW Brew Drive-Thru roster includes Appleton Beer Factory, Barrel 41 READ MORE

Unique Homes: An Ode to Nature

This is the second installment in the Unique Homes series, introduced here and continued here. (Full disclosure: The homeowners in this post are my parents – please, dear readers, send me home nominations so that I don’t have to ask any more of my own relatives!) Allison Mischler and her husband Tom have lived in READ MORE

Virtual Fox Cities Book Festival

For over 10 years, the Fox Cities Book Festival has brought local book enthusiasts together by celebrating the works of notable local and national authors. Despite the impacts that COVID-19 has had on local events, the 2020 Fox Cities Book Festival will continue its celebration this year by taking a new, virtual approach to the READ MORE

Hearthstone Historic House Museum Receives 2020 Museum Exhibit Award

Appleton’s Hearthstone Historic House Museum is the recipient of the 2020 Museum Exhibit Award from the Wisconsin Historical Society for its exhibit “Kitty’s Wedding: You’re Invited – The 130th Anniversary of Kitty Rogers’ Wedding.” The annual Museum Exhibit Award is given to only two organizations per year.  “Each year, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s governing Board READ MORE

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Welcomes New Director

Posted on Sep. 21, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Executive Director Jan Smith retired at the end of summer after a nearly 25 year career, at which time Amy Moorefield was welcomed as the museum’s new leader.  When Smith started, the Neenah museum featured a variety of art mediums, but she says the shift to a glass-only focus in 2011 READ MORE

Art that Unites

Downtown Appleton’s latest crop of public art by artist Irineo Medina emphasizes diversity and inclusion. Medina says he wants to use his heart for racial advocacy to uplift marginalized groups.  In June, Medina completed a new mural on South Appleton Street that depicts two outstretched hands reaching toward a glowing sun. The hands are filled READ MORE

Hidden History: The Barn

Tucked away on the corner of Neenah’s 7th and Hewitt Streets sits a hidden piece of Doty Island’s history. It’s here where Wisconsin’s first indoor tennis court, known affectionately as “The Barn,” was built in 1927 and still stands today. The pale green, dome-shaped structure looms behind a smattering of trees and contains a full READ MORE

Unique Homes: Submissions Needed

We are now about seven months into the Covid-19 pandemic, and there is one place that the majority of people feel the safest retreating to: their homes. For many, this has been a great time to freshen up, declutter or even re-decorate while we wait for life to go back to normal (I’ve repainted two READ MORE