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Kal Schimmers

  How do you describe your music? I would describe my music as heartfelt Alternative Pop. How long have you been a musician? Do you play instruments as well as sing? I have been pursuing music full time for about two years! I first started making music about 4 years ago when I first picked READ MORE

Pre-Shredded Cheese: Sacrilege?

Q. Is buying pre-shredded cheese culinary sacrilege? If so, is there any way to make grating cheese less of an arduous task? —Lance, Kaukauna A. In today’s world of convenience, I’m not sure I would include utilizing pre-shredded cheese in the same conversation as other topics I would consider to be “culinary sacrilege.” That said, READ MORE

“Sunset at High Cliff”

Due to the pandemic, Catherine McKenzie says she and her husband explored many parks and natural areas around the Fox Cities, even in the dead of winter, just to get out of the house. On February 12, 2021, “we went to look at the ice roads on Lake Winnebago and decided to visit High Cliff READ MORE

“Berry Bandits”

Heather Landers often drives around her hometown of Kaukauna looking for birds, owls and wildlife with the goal of catching them in action. So much so that she recalls a funny incident while capturing these “berry bandit” cedar waxwings in a residential area. “I was sitting in my car (when) an elderly woman drove by READ MORE

Oil Obsessed

Q. “I see so many different kinds of oils on the market like grapeseed, walnut and sesame oils. Do you like one kind of oil over the others, and when is the best time to use each?” —Joey, Grand Chute A. Oils can basically be categorized into two types: oils that are used for cooking READ MORE

Karis Fiedler

Art medium(s): Nail Acrylic and Gel Polish How do you describe your nail art? I would describe my nail art, in its essence, as wearable art. For the majority of my life I have painted on canvas, and I have translated my artwork onto a smaller canvas that is accessible to more people. It is READ MORE

Chickpea Change-up

Q. “Hummus aside, what can I do with chickpeas? My kids love them, but I want to change up the way I serve them.” —John, Kimberly A. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine and offer a host of health benefits. They are a member of the legume family READ MORE

“Autumn Glow”

It was a warm and sunny day when Kimberly Henrickson arrived at Riverside Park in Neenah to capture the scenery. “The sunshine was shining so beautifully through the leaves causing them to glow,” she says. “In this photo, I was looking up through the tree and it was the striking radiating glow of the leaves READ MORE

Jeff Farber

Posted on Sep. 30, 2022 by Ryan Mares

Former art teacher Jeff Farber took many of the lessons he learned during his time as a teacher to help contribute to his current work: making art out of broken video game consoles, controllers and accessories. Farber would teach during the day and repair old video game systems as a side business. As he came READ MORE

Katie Meznarich

Posted on Sep. 1, 2022 by Ryan Mares

Fox Cities resident and self-taught jewelry maker Katie Meznarich gets her motivation from how people react when they see her unique pieces created out of designer wallpaper. “People always say ‘Well, that’s different.’ That’s the reaction I want. There’s a lot of jewelry, but I want people to have something… where they say ‘This is READ MORE