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Crush the Cold

Outdoor activities to beat the winter blues  Many people anticipate spending less time outside in the dead of winter, but with the COVID-19 pandemic limiting indoor activities, it might be time to rethink that approach. Getting outside, even during the winter, is crucial for our physical and mental health especially this year. “During this dynamic READ MORE

Love in the Time of COVID-19 

Posted on Jan. 31, 2021 by Grace Olson

Creative wedding trends prove that love will prevail despite the pandemic  From large and energetic to intimate and reserved, wedding festivities have been occurring since ancient times, each new season bringing a unique twist to tie it to its place in history. The long-vanished custom of a bride and her bridesmaids wearing identical dresses to READ MORE

Meet the Chefs

Get to know five area chefs as they offer a glimpse into back-of-the-house life Photography by Kacie Mischler Bass Mike Buckarma  Chef & Owner, Becket’s in Oshkosh Chef Mike Buckarma’s career has been in the kitchen from day one. He got his first restaurant job at age 16 and never looked back.  “I needed a READ MORE

On the Move

Low home inventory and high demand are expected to persist in 2021 real estate market  Baking bread, mastering TikTok dances and adopting pets have all been popular pandemic pastimes, but home buying may be one of the most popular yet. With mortgage rates at historic lows, and home values at record highs, many buyers are READ MORE

Made with Love

A round-up of classic and cozy Italian fare  As a child, Kristen DeFranza recalls climbing the stairs to her family’s apartment in Dobbs Ferry, New York, her mouth watering from the smell of her grandmother’s cooking that lingered in the stairwell. Sometimes the aroma of red sauce simmering on the stovetop was coming from her READ MORE

Artful Dwellings

Creative Fox Valley residents treat their homes as a canvas A home’s beauty comes not from the amount of money put into it, but in the soul that is infused by its occupants. Residents of the Fox Cities have an incredible amount of creative energy, and many channel that individual creativity into their homes. There READ MORE

Artists to Watch 2021

Local artists and art authorities share their picks of creators to keep an eye on this year Jamison Glisczinski, jamisonstudio.com Nominated by Eric Miller Owner, Foxley’s Gallery “Three years ago I met an artist named Jamison Glisczinski, he brought in his clay and metal sculpture of Daphne, from the ancient Greek story of Apollo and READ MORE

Mind & Body Wellness

Posted on Dec. 1, 2020 by Cody Wiesner

Integrative therapies complement conventional health care practices According to a recent survey from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, nearly one-third of Americans use health care approaches that fall outside of conventional medical care.  In the past, this was known as “alternative medicine,” a term that encompassed a variety of practices including prescribing READ MORE

Home IQ

Smart home technologies increase functionality, save energy and create a seamless living environment The definition of a smart home has evolved as consumers’ interests have become more demanding. Smart home devices are designed with convenience in mind and aim to make home life more efficient. A wide variety of smart home technology exists, and in READ MORE

Comfort Kings

Soul-soothing dishes that will get you through winter and a pandemic  Photography by Kacie Mischler Bass  Potato Pancakes | WeatherVane Restaurant, Menasha It’s always a good idea to start with a hearty breakfast. Melanie DuFrane, general manager of popular brunch spot WeatherVane, thinks that potato pancakes are the perfect comfort meal to start the day. READ MORE