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Appleton resident Steven Robbins took this photo in early June at Cave Point County Park in Door County, otherwise known as Wisconsin’s “Fresh Coast.” “What caught my eye about this scene is that it doesn’t quite look like something one might expect to see in Wisconsin,” he says. “With the beautiful rocks and trees by 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

Intern Emily says Farewell

Our beloved intern Emily will be refocusing on her education and saying goodbye to FCM. She reflects on her experience in the following blog post. After eight months of article adventures with FCM, the time has come for me to return to reading articles rather than writing them.  Being a brand-new intern during a pandemic READ MORE

10 Most-Viewed Stories of 2020

Take out, local history and COVID-19 response stories dominated in 2020. Here are 10 of the most viewed stories of the year on foxcitiesmagazine.com. 2020 was the year of take out. Our rundown of local take out and delivery options was the most viewed story of the year on foxcitiesmagazine.com. Other top posts included fish fry take READ MORE

Virtual Fox Cities Book Festival

For over 10 years, the Fox Cities Book Festival has brought local book enthusiasts together by celebrating the works of notable local and national authors. Despite the impacts that COVID-19 has had on local events, the 2020 Fox Cities Book Festival will continue its celebration this year by taking a new, virtual approach to the READ MORE

Intern Intro: Kacie

Name: Kacie Mischer BassAge: 31Hometown: KaukaunaSchool graduated: UW-Madison 2010 Tell us about your background:  I’ve always been interested in the creative arts; as a kid, I loved watching behind-the-scenes special features on all my DVDs. I started photographing my life in 2007 and have hardly put down a camera since. I am in the process READ MORE

Business Not As Usual: Coffee Shops

Despite businesses taking serious measures to protect their customers and employees, COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin are continuing to rise.  As of August 22, the totality of Wisconsin cases has surpassed 70,000. This is likely to increase even more in the coming weeks as Wisconsin’s universities open. Several notable universities, such as The University of North READ MORE

Upcoming Diversity Events

Whether in person or virtual, diversity can be celebrated in a variety of ways. Consider attending these upcoming events taking place in the Fox Cities. Appleton’s Black History: A Walking Tour Wednesday, August 19. 6-7:30pm Hosted by History Museum at the Castle. Originally planned in June to celebrate Juneteenth, this tour visits historic sites associated with READ MORE

2020 Photo Contest: Five Basic Photography Tips

Posted on May. 28, 2020 by Alexa Jones

Interested in entering the 2020 Photo Contest, but need a little direction first? If you’re new to photography, you may find these five basic photography tips helpful. – The best camera is the one you have – whether that’s your cell phone or a DSLR camera. You can take quality photos on most phones these READ MORE