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5 Fun Outdoor Spots 

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As the weather warms, make sure to hit up these outdoor destinations   Deer Mural This mural by Appleton artist Chad Brady is on the side of The Ambassador in downtown Appleton, which is home to many works of public art. Brady says the mural is somewhat hidden, being located on a “one-way street facing READ MORE

Bazaar After Dark comes to Little Chute

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The Fox Cities’ favorite night market will take over downtown Little Chute on Saturday, April 28 from 5-10 p.m. Little Chute’s Main Street will shut down to vehicular traffic and be lined with vendors offering food, art and handmade goods. The evening will correspond with the first Fox Valley Food Truck Rally of 2018. A READ MORE

April Literary Events

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Celebrate the written word at these upcoming events Fox Cities Reads April 12 & 13 “Salt to the Sea” by best-selling author Ruta Sepetys has been selected for the 2018 Fox Cities Reads community reading program. Sepetys will be presenting at locations around the Fox Valley. 12, 12:45pm. Kaukauna High School. 12, 6:30pm. Appleton North High READ MORE

Performance Spotlight: Timber Mill Theatre 

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Last August, husband-and-wife team Justun and Julie Hart launched Timber Mill Theatre, the Fox Cities’ newest dinner theater company. Between them, they share 15 years of professional theater experience. A 2015 production of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” brought Justun, a Fox Valley native, back to his hometown for a performance at the Fox Cities READ MORE

Neenah and Menasha: Twin Cities of the Fox Valley

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On April 23, author and Menasha native David Galassie releases his latest book, “Neenah and Menasha: Twin Cities of the Fox Valley.” The title is part of Arcadia Publishing’s Postcard History Series. “Neenah and Menasha: Twin Cities of the Fox Valley” pays tribute to the cities as they were portrayed during the “Golden Age of Postcards” READ MORE

Art of the Book: Creative Art Formations

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Art of the Book, an exhibition opening March 29 in the Wriston Art Center Gallery at Lawrence University, will highlight the Seeley G. Mudd Library’s growing collection of artist books. Artist books are works of art that use books as the medium. “This exhibition is an opportunity to see unique and exciting examples of artist READ MORE

Mobile Movement: The Give Back Bus

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Update: This post has been edited to reflect the initiative’s new name, the Give Back Bus. A new type of volunteer opportunity is coming to the Fox Cities this spring in the form of the Give Back Bus. For a small donation, the Give Back Bus will transport riders on altruistic adventures around the Fox Cities area. But there’s READ MORE

Home Pride

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Assisting more than 1,000 families each month, the Appleton Housing Authority (AHA) ensures that all who live in our community have an affordable, sanitary and safe place to call home. The AHA is currently hosting a T-shirt and sticker decal fundraiser through their non for profit, Neighborhood Housing Inc, in an effort to raise both READ MORE