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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

Namaste in Nature 

Get your “om” on at these free outdoor yoga sessions Yoga in the Park August 7, 14, 21 & 28 Drop-in for a 60-minute all-levels class led by Empower Yoga. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel. 6pm. City Park, Appleton.  Yoga in the Park August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Join READ MORE

Love your Mother (Earth): An Introduction

Human-accelerated climate change is not something to be debated anymore. We have spent far too long making ourselves comfortable with the idea that climate change isn’t real so that we can excuse our personal lifestyles. Since the rise of capitalism and the industrial revolution, humans have been accelerating and changing the natural cycles of Earth’s READ MORE