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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

Community: We’re All in This Together

Posted on Jun. 17, 2019 by Jacob Biese

Life with anxiety, simply put, is not a life of ease. There is endless beauty in this world; however our personal fears can withhold us from acknowledging them. These fears can lead to isolationism, regardless that it is essential that we gain new perspectives and form meaningful relationships. Our soul is not meant for self-service, READ MORE

Victorian Bath Splendor

The kitchen and bath are the most renovated rooms in a home – and Hearthstone Historic House Museum in Appleton took on the extraordinary task of restoring both rooms in three years; completing the kitchen in March 2017 and now the bathroom in March 2019.   In addition to being designed by noted architect William READ MORE

Map Pass

Posted on Apr. 5, 2019 by Cody Wiesner

Whether you’re a grizzled museum master or you still haven’t seen the range of cool exhibits Appleton has on display, this might just be the best year ever to binge-visit them all. Appleton Downtown Inc. (ADI) is working with five Appleton museums to provide an all-in-one Museums of Appleton Pass (MAP) at a discounted rate READ MORE