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Unique Homes: An Ode to Nature

This is the second installment in the Unique Homes series, introduced here and continued here. (Full disclosure: The homeowners in this post are my parents – please, dear readers, send me home nominations so that I don’t have to ask any more of my own relatives!) Allison Mischler and her husband Tom have lived in READ MORE

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Welcomes New Director

Posted on Sep. 21, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Executive Director Jan Smith retired at the end of summer after a nearly 25 year career, at which time Amy Moorefield was welcomed as the museum’s new leader.  When Smith started, the Neenah museum featured a variety of art mediums, but she says the shift to a glass-only focus in 2011 READ MORE

Unique Homes: Submissions Needed

We are now about seven months into the Covid-19 pandemic, and there is one place that the majority of people feel the safest retreating to: their homes. For many, this has been a great time to freshen up, declutter or even re-decorate while we wait for life to go back to normal (I’ve repainted two 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

Educating through a Pandemic: Graduation or Video Conference?

Posted on May. 18, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

College graduation is one of the final celebrations of a student’s education, but the pandemic has thrown huge roadblocks into traditional celebrations. Each student graduating college was faced with premature “lasts” and the knowledge that they might not get the chance to say a true goodbye to their beloved university. Local colleges are developing plans 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

Intern Intro: Charlie

Name: Charlie Hildebrand Age: 19 Hometown: Neenah, WI School attending: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2023 Tell us about your background: Born in raised in Neenah, I am the youngest of two children. Throughout my childhood, I was lucky enough to travel across the country and to different countries. Because of this, I have always had a deep READ MORE

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