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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

No Mow May Returns for Second Year

It’s May again, which means it’s that time of year where Appletonians turn their lawn mowers off and let the grass grow for the month to help pollinators like bees and butterflies.   The Common Council voted 13-2 to continue No Mow May on a voluntary basis for a second year, a marked increase compared to last year’s 8-7 vote. Since last READ MORE

Washed Ashore: New Exhibit Calls for Environmentalism

On May 8, the Green Bay Botanical Garden will debut Washed Ashore, a traveling exhibit bringing plastic pollution awareness to Northeast Wisconsin.   Washed Ashore encourages positive change in people’s habits with plastic waste, depicting sculptures created entirely from waste the company has reclaimed from the ocean.  “It’s just showcasing all those things like your flip flops, your fishing line, your bottle caps. … They READ MORE

New Face: Timber Rattlers Change Ownership for 2021 Season

Posted on May. 1, 2021 by Cody Wiesner

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers welcomed chairman Rob Dickman in December, an entrepreneur who purchased the baseball organization through his entity Third Base Ventures. With a love of sports and knowhow in business development, Dickman hopes to help the Rattlers weather COVID-19’s challenges to Minor League Baseball. “And with COVID, shutting our season down for an READ MORE