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Merry Music

Get festive at these upcoming shows  Christmas with the Celts December 8 The Celts’ dynamic tunes mix traditional Irish music and American pop music, with a few originals thrown in. The spirited show features a variety of instruments, including Irish whistles, fiddles, bodhran, banjo, bass and uilleann pipes. 3pm. The Grand Oshkosh, 424-2350. Swing for READ MORE

Beat the Winter Blues: Introduction

Posted on Nov. 14, 2019 by cmdiamond

We have all suffered from cabin fever at one point in time or another. Some experience this, or the winter blues in varying levels of severity. In fact, according to Carolla Pfortner, the chair of the Psychology Department at Madison College, “10 percent of people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder in Wisconsin.” Seasonal Affective Disorder (appropriately READ MORE

Intern Intro: Claire

Name: Claire Diamond Age: 21 Hometown: Combined Locks, WI School attending: St. Norbert College 2020  Tell us about your background: I am from Combined Locks and attended Kimberly High School. I’ve played tennis since I was about 6 and thoroughly enjoyed my time on the high school team. I played for a short period of time READ MORE

Community First Champion Center prepares for opening

The Community First Champion Center, an elite sports and events venue in Grand Chute, is set to open in mid November. The 164,000-square-foot indoor sports complex will feature a fieldhouse with four basketball courts which can be converted into eight volleyball courts, a year round ice rink and a seasonal ice rink that will convert READ MORE

The Place We Call Home

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