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Decked Out: Holiday Cheese Board Edition 

We’ve all seen them on Pinterest – epic cheese and charcuterie boards overflowing with a bounty so great it makes your mouth water. From gift exchanges to cocktail parties, the holiday season presents many occasions for designing your own picture-perfect spread.  A classy cheese presentation offers your guests the opportunity to casually explore a menagerie READ MORE

Holiday Hospitality

Ensure your guest rooms are cheery and bright With the holiday season upon us, many homeowners will be hosting family members and friends over the next several weeks of joy and merriment. While it’s true that having guests in the home can be one of the more stressful parts of the holiday season, with a READ MORE

Helping Hands

These Fox Citians take giving back to the next level  The holiday season is one of giving, and thankfully the Fox Cities are filled with opportunities to put all that spirit to good use. Take the lead from these locals who give back in big ways. Santa’s Helpers Bob and Donna Stanek volunteer with The READ MORE

25th Annual Golden Fork Awards 

By Amelia Compton Wolff, Jelissa Burns and Cody Wiesner   Photography by Jordan Ashwood   It may be our silver anniversary, but these forks are definitely golden. For our 25th annual reader survey of area food and drink, Fox Valley foodies selected their favorite establishments in 34 categories of dining, from Best Steak to Most READ MORE

Tracking the Trends

What you need to know in a hot real estate market The Fox Cities housing market is hotter than ever. Though past patterns have seemed to benefit only buyers or only sellers at any particular time, the current market does have advantages for both sides, depending on the price range the potential transaction falls into. READ MORE

Street Smarts

A pocket-sized history of local street names What’s in a name? When it comes to our streets, apparently a lot. Street names are often a window to the past. In the Fox Cities, they run the gamut from the surname of a local inventor to a Native American greeting. Some streets were named based on READ MORE

The Art of Bread Making

Posted on Aug. 29, 2019 by Zack Dion

Local bakers share their tips for making loaves you’ll love The transition from Wisconsin’s hot, humid summer to its cool, orange fall brings preparation for the season of giving. With fall comes many gatherings centered around the sharing of food, drinks and good times. Bread making is a hobby that reveals itself openly during these READ MORE

Spruced Up Spaces

Custom wood furniture and accents add an artistic element to every room of the home Nate Lenz was splitting firewood when he struck gold.  It turns out the log he was about to set a match to was spalted maple, an exciting discovery for a woodworker like Lenz. Spalting, the result of a fungus that READ MORE

Looking Through the Glass 

The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass celebrates 60 years  The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019. This year also marks 60 years of the museum’s positive impact on the Fox Cities community.  The museum’s mission is to engage, excite and educate regional and global audiences using world renowned glass READ MORE