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Intern Intro: Kate

Meet Kate, our newest editorial intern who plays ice hockey, loves a good coffee shop and disposes of spiders upon request.   Name: Kate Youdell Age: 21 Hometown: Lake Bluff, IL School attending: Lawrence University, class of 2019 Tell us about your background: I am an English major, minoring in Spanish, psychology, and creative writing. READ MORE

Fox Cities Dates: Introduction

Posted on Jul. 30, 2018 by Sarah Wells

Dating. Did you get scared reading that word? Did you break out in a nervous sweat? Or rather, did you smile as you thought of a special person in your life? Or remember great memories? Maybe you read it, chuckled and thought, “Dating, what’s that?” Ah, the many feelings and questions about dating. One thing READ MORE

Intern Intro: Sarah

Posted on Jun. 28, 2018 by Sarah Wells

Name: Sarah Wells Age: 20 Hometown: Frederic, WI School attending/graduated from and year: Lawrence University 2020 Tell us about your background: I was born and raised in Frederic, WI and attended Frederic High School. I’m the youngest in my family, and no I wasn’t spoiled…that much. I was really involved in the music scene with READ MORE

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