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Business Not As Usual: Farmers Markets

As we enter into the summer season, many of us are looking forward to spending more time outside with our family and friends. Similarly, it is this time of year that farmers markets begin to operate every Saturday for the coming months. However, given the global pandemic that has obstructed our lifestyles, will they be READ MORE

Educating through a Pandemic: Graduation or Video Conference?

Posted on May. 18, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

College graduation is one of the final celebrations of a student’s education, but the pandemic has thrown huge roadblocks into traditional celebrations. Each student graduating college was faced with premature “lasts” and the knowledge that they might not get the chance to say a true goodbye to their beloved university. Local colleges are developing plans READ MORE

FUL Fest Virtual Festival

Milwaukee-based nonprofit Future Urban Leaders (FUL) is engaging their own community while tapping into Northeast Wisconsin connections with the debut of FUL Fest, a virtual fundraiser on Thursday, May 21 from 5 to 10 p.m. Presented by The Boldt Company, ‘FUL Fest’ is a free, benefit concert and dinner event created to support underserved Milwaukee READ MORE

NEW Brew Drive-Thru

What’s better than a craft brewery? Six of them, offering up their best brews in one place at the same time. That’s what will be happening on Sunday, May 3 from noon to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Appleton’s Stone Arch Brew Pub. The participating breweries include Appleton Beer Factory, Barrel 41 Brewing READ MORE

Downtown Appleton Virtual Shop Hop

Appleton Downtown Inc. will be hosting its first Downtown Virtual Shop Hop event tomorrow Thursday, April 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. A total of 13 local boutiques and shops are offering specials, giveaways and more virtually via a Facebook event.  Event participants should log on to Facebook during the event time and visit the event page on Appleton Downtown’s Facebook page. They READ MORE

A COVID-19 Update

To friends of FOX CITIES Magazine: Your health and the health of our community are very important to us.   Based on national, state and local mandates and recommendations for social distancing, schools, businesses, restaurants, retailers and service organizations are currently shut down or are operating with limited hours and services in their efforts to curb READ MORE

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

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

Dine Out. Do Good. 

Fox Valley Restaurant Week returns September 19-25 with nearly 20 area restaurants offering price-fixed three-course menus for lunch and dinner. Lunch is offered at $14 and dinner is offered at two price points, $26 or $36. The weeklong event allows restaurants to showcase their standout dishes as well as experiment with cutting-edge recipes before adding READ MORE

Gathering Places

GCome together at these community events  Downtown Appleton Craft Beer Walk September 14 Stroll past unique shopping and dining places (feel free to stop in or make reservations for after you finish) while walking from venue to venue where you will enjoy the absolute best of Wisconsin-brewed craft beer. 3-8pm. Downtown Appleton. 954-9112. 4th Annual READ MORE