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The Place We Call Home

On a perfect fall day, photographer Cathy Donker took this photo of abandoned railroad tracks over the Fox River in Appleton. “I love how the sun brings out the colors of the foliage in the background, while the leaves in the foreground are a telling sign of what’s soon to come,” Donker says. “Fall is READ MORE

Miron Donates Jones Park Amphitheater 

To honor the company’s 100th anniversary, Miron Construction Co., Inc. is donating the new Jones Park Amphitheater to the City of Appleton. Miron served as the construction manager for the adjacent Fox Cities Exhibition Center and is also handling renovations of Jones Park.  Tim Kippenhan, Miron vice president and COO, says the company began planning its 100th READ MORE

Loop the Lake

On June 23, the Cities of Menasha and Neenah will celebrate the grand opening of the Loop the Lake project, an initiative which will connect the trail networks between the two communities. Construction for Loop the Lake started in October 2017 on two bridges that connect the City of Menasha and Doty Island in Neenah READ MORE

5 Fun Outdoor Spots 

As the weather warms, make sure to hit up these outdoor destinations   Deer Mural This mural by Appleton artist Chad Brady is on the side of The Ambassador in downtown Appleton, which is home to many works of public art. Brady says the mural is somewhat hidden, being located on a “one-way street facing READ MORE

Top Outdoor Winter Activities in the Fox Cities

Posted on Jan. 19, 2018 by 199Ride

Make the most out of the Wisconsin winter by embracing the cooler temperatures and enjoying some outdoor fun. Jump in your car, turn on your seat warmers, and head to one of 199ride’s top locations for outdoor snow activities in the Fox Cities. Whether you choose to make it a family adventure, an aerobic activity, READ MORE

Up Next: Menominee Nation Arena

The Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh will be the practice area and home court for Milwaukee Bucks’ minor league affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd. This fall, the Menominee tribe purchased the naming rights for the arena located in a city named after the tribe’s chief. “That’s been really exciting to partner with [the Menominee tribe] and READ MORE

What does the Fox say? An apple a day

Sharon Haen’s grandmother recommends a Wealthy apple – more sweet than tart – to bake the best pie. Sharon and her husband Darrell purchased Star Orchard in 2013; today it merges the intersection of rural and urban life. “A lot of people like to show their children where apples come from, instead of the grocery READ MORE

A Breath of Fresh Air: Conclusion

Posted on Aug. 28, 2017 by Kate Morton

“I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.” — Aldo Leopold Throughout the summer and the course of this blog series, I have spent my time in some of the most beautiful and wild places that the Fox Cities has to offer. From the Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin to High READ MORE