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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

Pandemic-Born Businesses 

These local entrepreneurs see opportunity through the darkness Photography by Alexa Jones and Kacie Mischler Bass Natural disasters. Political and social unrest. A global pandemic that has killed more than 1 million people worldwide. The year 2020 has been marked by dire circumstances that have negatively impacted the economy, employment opportunities and even our mental READ MORE

Joy of the Season 

Cut-your-own tree farms grow family traditions  As the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving dinners and late-night shopping endeavors fade away, the season of winter wonderlands, cozy evenings and twinkling lights makes its entrance. To welcome this jovial season, many families around the Midwest bundle up and head to local Christmas tree farms to partake in READ MORE

Candymakers of the Fox Cities

Posted on Oct. 29, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

A behind-the-scenes look into the Fox Cities’ most famous confectioners and chocolatiers  For many people, the centerpiece of the holiday season is a box (or three) of hand-dipped, old fashioned chocolates and nostalgic candies. No holiday gathering would be complete without the handcrafted delicacies made by local confectioners and chocolatiers. These modern day elves work READ MORE

Deck the Outdoors

Spread a little holiday love with a yard that sparkles and shines Christmas lights are getting a workout in 2020. Think back to March when people around the country put up holiday displays to bring a little light to the darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, outdoor holiday decor is lifting spirits READ MORE

The Forever Home 

Universal home design reduces barriers to independent living Forty-year-old Ian Sibley is a U.S. Marine veteran who was injured in a motorcycle accident eight years ago while on active duty. The accident left him a quadrapeligic, paralyzed from the neck down. “Ian had to learn how to live again, but he’s come such a long READ MORE

26th Annual Golden Fork Awards

Our annual reader poll recognizes the all-stars of Fox Cities dining  By Amelia Compton Wolff, Emily Speers & Charlie Hildebrand Photos by Alexa Jones and Jordan Ashwood, unless otherwise stated To say this year has been rough on restaurants is an understatement. Our local dining scene may be a little battered and bruised (thanks Corona), READ MORE

Office Space Reimagined 

As the nature of work evolves along with the pandemic, so do the office needs of Fox Cities businesses  Amy James recently decided to “home from work,” a concept she believes more businesses will adopt as the current COVID-19 pandemic continues.  James and her husband, Adam, co-own Vision Architecture which employs one other person. The READ MORE