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Take Out & Delivery Options

Despite a state mandate that all dining rooms close to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak, these restaurants and businesses are keeping us well fed through carry out options, curbside pick up and delivery. Leave a comment if we missed one and we will add it to the list! This page will be updated READ MORE

Outside the Cubicle 

Custom home offices provide personalized space for taking care of business  More Americans are working from home than ever before. Currently, 43 percent of all U.S. employees work off-site at least part time, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report. As the lines between home and work continue to blur (and retiring doesn’t READ MORE

Heart and Steel 

A company’s building is more than cement, wood and metal. It signifies growth and success, it can be the embodiment of a company’s culture and values, and it can even become the calling card of a community. These new Fox Cities’ facilities have changed the local terrain, lending a little prestige to the landscape.  Wisconsin READ MORE

Must-See Public Art in the Fox Cities

Posted on Mar. 1, 2020 by cmdiamond

The Fox Cities is a hub for artists of all types. This is evident by the number of sculptures, murals and art fountains found throughout the area. Public art is a catalyst for creating a vibrant community and these pieces woven throughout the area contribute to the community’s burgeoning art scene. As the Fox Cities’ READ MORE

Party Priorities

Call on a caterer to help ease the stress of planning  As warmer spring temperatures and longer days spur us to come out from winter hibernation, our thoughts quickly turn to the summer months ahead and a calendar full of social obligations. Whether graduation parties, summer holiday shindigs or even casual corporate gatherings are marking READ MORE

Living it Up Downtown  

The Fox Cities are experiencing a downtown housing boom  By Amelia Compton Wolff with research assistance by Zack Dion Appleton resident Abigail Kuehl lives downtown with her husband and three children. Two years ago, the family of five sold their home near Appleton West High School and moved into the Historic Fox River Mills Apartments READ MORE

Mac and Cheese All-Stars 

The weather outside is frightful, but mac and cheese season is sure delightful  By Amelia Compton Wolff and Claire Diamond  When it comes to winter comfort food, macaroni and cheese is king. From spicy andouille sausage to brewhouse beer, mac and cheese preparations in the Fox Cities run the gamut. Here are six versions that READ MORE

29 Reasons to Love the Fox Cities

We are head over heels for the place we call home. Here’s the short list why, with one reason for each day of this February leap year. 1. No one thinks twice about pushing a stranger’s car up an icy hill. A lovely side effect of being a procrastinator when it comes to car maintenance READ MORE

#HomeGoals

Resolutions to make home life happier in 2020 The new year is a time to refresh and recommit to our goals. We commonly make resolutions for ourselves, but why not for our homes, too? Perhaps you’ve had a home renovation on your to-do list for a while, or you’ve been wanting to adopt a more READ MORE

Artists to Watch 2020

Art authorities share their picks of local creators to keep an eye on this year    Frank Juarez Gallery Director, Frank Juarez Gallery Recommendation: Tony Conrad, tonyconradart.com “Tony Conrad’s way of connecting life, painting, and being in the moment has influenced how he communicates the world around him allowing time to slow down and to READ MORE