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Intern Intro: Erika

Name: Erika Hearden Age: 21 Hometown: Appleton School attending/graduated from and year: University of Wisconsin-Stout 2019 Tell us about your background: I grew up in Appleton attending Holy Spirit School and Kimberly High School. During my younger years, I was really involved with dance beginning in first grade and competed from seventh to twelfth grade. READ MORE

Intern Intro: Ally

Name: Ally Melby Age: 19 Hometown: Waupaca, Wisconsin School attending/graduated from and year: University of Wisconsin- Madison 2020 Tell us about your background: I just finished my sophomore year at UW-Madison and am majoring in journalism and strategic communications with a certificate in digital studies. I was a dancer for 14 years but hung up my READ MORE

Sinfoniac Q&A: Jay Stephany

A group of community members (called Sinfoniacs) are learning new instruments to perform as an orchestra on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at UW Fox Valley in Menasha. Proceeds benefit the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and Youth Orchestra. Jay Stephany, manager of talent acquisition at Plexus Corp., fills us in on his Sinfonia journey. Instrument: READ MORE

African Heritage, Inc. Hosts Black History Celebration

On February 17, African Heritage, Inc. will host its 20th annual Fox Cities community black history program event, which promotes unity through culturally focused speakers, presentations and food. “African Heritage, Inc. is also this year celebrating their 20th anniversary. Created in 1998, … we’ve been doing the black history month [event] every year since then,” READ MORE

Intern Intro: Tali

Name: Tali Berkowitz Age: 19 Hometown: Deerfield, Il School attending: Lawrence University, 2020 Tell us about your background: I am one of three daughters from a family in the North Shore of Chicago. I have been in band and played the Oboe since I was 10 and played tennis through high school. I have an READ MORE

New Face: Kelli Strickland

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay welcomed its newest executive and artistic director, Kelli Strickland, on October 31. Strickland’s goal is to attract more interest to the center among students and the community. Strickland, who replaced former director Kate Green, now the manager at the Ashwaubenon Performing Arts READ MORE

Fox Cities Amplified: RJ Nordlund

I met acoustic singer/songwriter RJ Nordlund at Ambassador, downtown Appleton, at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 4. He would be playing a show later that night there. Once he and his girlfriend arrived with his equipment, they ordered drinks and the three of us sat down on some cushy chairs and couches near the back READ MORE

Fox Cities Amplified: Scarlet

A few weeks back, I stopped into Triple P’s in Grand Chute, making a pact with my friend to only stay for one drink. Upon entering the bar, we noticed a band setting up, waiting to start their set until the end of the Badger football game. Still sticking to our guns, we ordered our READ MORE

10 Most-Viewed Stories of 2017

Images of faith, odd jobs and A-Z pantry staples dominated in 2017. Here are 10 of the most viewed stories of the year on foxcitiesmagazine.com. 23rd Annual Golden Fork Awards No surprises here – our annual readers’ choice restaurant awards was one of the year’s top stories. Splash City For our annual Swimsuit Issue, we asked prominent local READ MORE

Fox Cities Amplified: Kurt Gunn

I rushed toward Tandem Wine and Beer on College Avenue in Appleton a few minutes late to my interview with acoustic singer/songwriter Kurt Gunn, where he would later be playing a show. I was greeted outside the door by Gunn himself. The first thing he said to me was “maroon and white stripes.” I messaged READ MORE