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Fox Cities Dates: Volunteering

Posted on Oct. 13, 2018 by Sarah Wells

Hello Passionate People of the Fox Cities and Beyond, Let’s talk about volunteering. It might be a helpful tool on your resume for getting into college or showing a prospective employer how altruistic you are. For others, it could already be apart of their schedules. However much or little you volunteer, it’s time to look READ MORE

Shall We Dance?

Eight community members will hit the dance floor on October 27 for the 11th annual Shall We Dance event. The dance competition fundraiser benefits the Sexual Assault Crisis Center-Fox Cities which provides free crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for people affected by sexual trauma and exploitation. Each of the community members have been partnered with READ MORE

River Bookends

Art and science intersect in “River Bookends: Headwaters, Delta and the Volume of Stories in Between,” an exhibit running through November 4 at UW-Fox Valley’s Aylward Gallery in Menasha.  The exhibit is a collaboration between UW-Fox Valley art professor Judith Baker Waller and James A. Brey, a former UW-Fox Valley geology and geography professor and READ MORE

Fox Cities Book Festival 

Posted on Oct. 6, 2018 by Sarah Wells

The 11th annual Fox Cities Book Festival is hosting 60 authors participating in over 70 events from October 8-14. Connecting readers to the writers they love, the festival focuses on a wide range of genres for everyone. Vice President of the Board of the Fox Cities Book Festival Ashley Thiem-Menning says, “We try to make READ MORE

Sequential Killers: The Victorian Terror

Hearthstone Historic House Museum in Appleton is hosting a not-so-typical haunted house every Friday in October, with continuous one-hour presentations from 6 to 9 p.m. Haunted Hearthstone will provide a theatrical glimpse into the 19th century beginnings of serial murder investigations.  Performances will feature notorious murderers Jack the Ripper, H.H. Holmes, Sweeney Todd, The Bloody READ MORE

Caffeine Fix: Seth’s Coffee and Drive Thru

Posted on Oct. 1, 2018 by Kate Youdell

Like any other exhausted Lawrence student, caffeine makes up about 50 percent of my diet. The other 50 percent is protein bars and the occasional vegetable (sorry, mom). But vegetables can’t help keep you awake when you have two papers due in two days. And they definitely can’t help you when you and your roommate decide READ MORE

Miron Donates Jones Park Amphitheater 

To honor the company’s 100th anniversary, Miron Construction Co., Inc. is donating the new Jones Park Amphitheater to the City of Appleton. Miron served as the construction manager for the adjacent Fox Cities Exhibition Center and is also handling renovations of Jones Park.  Tim Kippenhan, Miron vice president and COO, says the company began planning its 100th READ MORE

Make the Most of Fox Valley Restaurant Week 

Fox Valley Restaurant Week debuts on Thursday and participating restaurants are busy preparing for the event which runs through September 26. Twenty-six restaurants from around the Fox Valley will offer fixed-price, three-course meals for lunch and dinner, with $1 from each plate benefiting Volunteer Fox Cities, a nonprofit organization that connects volunteers to community needs. READ MORE

Artiphix: An Ever-Present Art Gallery 

Art has hit the streets in Artiphix, an initiative spearheaded by Alex Schultz who also serves as president of the arts advocacy organization Sculpture Valley.  Artiphix gives art lovers the opportunity to purchase original, locally-made art from a vintage 1970s-era cigarette machine. Schultz bought the machine during an auction at Shenanigans in Sherwood after it READ MORE

Intern Intro: Kate

Meet Kate, our newest editorial intern who plays ice hockey, loves a good coffee shop and disposes of spiders upon request.   Name: Kate Youdell Age: 21 Hometown: Lake Bluff, IL School attending: Lawrence University, class of 2019 Tell us about your background: I am an English major, minoring in Spanish, psychology, and creative writing. READ MORE