Grand Opera House



Posted on Aug. 30, 2023 by Grace Olson

Miranda Phillips and her daughter were at Appleton’s Touch a Truck event in Pierce Park when she captured this image she calls “Proud.” “My daughter is four and we often talk about what she wants to be when she grows up,” Phillips says. “She has often questioned why there aren’t more female officers in the READ MORE

Hannah Kuplack

Posted on Aug. 30, 2023 by Grace Olson

Art medium(s): A variety of drawing and painting mediums. How do you describe your art? The art I create embodies a captivating blend of botanical elements, skeletal structures and animal imagery, expertly juxtaposed in a striking display of high contrast. By employing a minimalist color palette and the powerful interplay of black and white, my READ MORE

After School Snacks

Q.“I would love to give my kids homemade after school snacks, but I need to prepare them in advance to make it less stressful. Do you have any tried-and-true freezable snack ideas?” – Clare, Oshkosh A. Some frozen snacks that your kids might enjoy include frozen fruit and yogurt cups that you could make yourself. READ MORE

“Sun-illuminated Coneflowers”

Posted on Jul. 31, 2023 by Grace Olson

Joe Lukasik was doing yardwork in his backyard in Neenah when he had to grab his camera. “I noticed the sun illuminating the center of my Coneflowers as the petals around them were turning brown,” he says. “I grabbed my Canon camera to try to capture that last flickering hint of summer beauty as the READ MORE

Spiced Up Coffee

Posted on Jul. 31, 2023 by Grace Olson

Q. “Do you have any ideas about how to spice up my coffee in the morning? I love Starbucks but I need to pump the brakes on how often I stop!” —Rosalind, Fremont For starters, buy the best coffee you can afford. Keep in mind that you can afford any coffee for home use since READ MORE

Anne Traas Baruth

Posted on Jul. 31, 2023 by Grace Olson

Art mediums: Watercolor, pencil, colored pencil, ink, oil, acrylic, nature photography and more; studio art and illustration. How do you describe your art? My work has a strong narrative quality. I love people and nature—and telling stories! I want to bring the viewer into a special place where they can linger and be uplifted. There’s READ MORE

“Winnebago Light Show”

Posted on May. 31, 2023 by Grace Olson

Leo Einer had just gotten done with work at 4:30 a.m. when he noticed a storm moving over Oshkosh. “I set my camera to manual, 8 seconds… (it was) captured at a boat landing just south of the yacht club.”

Seafood 101

“I need a Seafood 101 course on how to prepare it at home. I love it all but I’m afraid of overcooking shellfish. Any tips?” —Gwen, De Pere Fear of overcooking fish and shellfish is valid because most people overcook it! Since there is so little connective tissue in seafood, it is very easy to READ MORE

Kaliyah Mei Garania

Posted on May. 31, 2023 by Grace Olson

How do you describe your music? Acoustic, pop and indie. How long have you been a musician? Do you play instruments as well as sing? I’ve been a musician ever since I started piano lessons at the age of five. From there, I started picking up more instruments… I’ve been a percussionist in my middle READ MORE

“Chaotic Orderliness?”

Posted on May. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

Catherine McKenzie was struck by “the colors and the order and the chaos of the display” at yarn store Casting On in downtown Appleton. 
“Orderly chaos? Chaotic orderliness? Either way, it’s something I’m drawn to, like a cottage garden or a farmers market,” she says. “Appleton is our adopted hometown and I enjoy taking photos READ MORE