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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

Educating Through a Pandemic: Finals Edition

Posted on May. 6, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

Finals. A word that holds an infinite amount of weight for both high school and college students. With college’s finals weeks fast approaching, the question becomes what will change as we complete the semester virtually? Many students are wondering if and how these final exams and essays will be administered, and if the grading criteria READ MORE

Fox Cities Activity Book

Posted on May. 4, 2020 by Alexa Jones

We put together a fun spring-themed Fox Cities activity book to keep you entertained this month and beyond! It’s got bingo, coloring sheets, a word search, and more – download it here. 🌼

Educating Through a Pandemic: Virtual Tutoring

Posted on Apr. 23, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

One of the most important questions families are asking through this pandemic is how they can enhance and maintain their child’s education. With Governor Evers extension of the stay at home order through May 26, schools have closed for the remainder of the year. As schools close, primarily moving to virtual learning, the task of READ MORE