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Our 15th annual photo contest Panel of Judges ●Dustin Mack, chief curator, History Museum at the Castle ●Maddie Uhlenbrauck, marketing communications manager, Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau ●Karl Volkman, The Karl Volkman Group, First Weber Realtors ●Jim Weidert, senior marketing and public relations manager, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of GlassModerator ●Shannon Van Grinsven, owner, PeoplePaperPrints Photography READ MORE

The “New” Contemporary Cocktail Hour

Posted on Jul. 30, 2021 by Grace Olson

Local bars look to history to elevate drinking culture Where classic serves a purpose of preserving tradition and history, contemporary brings a blast of fresh air and something not typically seen before. There’s certainly room for both, especially on the bar scene. In fact, it’s impossible not to build upon the former to create the READ MORE

Back to Who We Are

SPARK! programs offer cultural opportunities and dignity to those with memory loss When Hortonville resident Jean Orbison first began attending SPARK! programs with her husband, Tom, his dementia wasn’t as progressed as it is today. At 93 years old, Tom now spends much of his time at home sleeping and no longer initiates conversations. But READ MORE

Get Lit

From tables to torches, creative fire features extend the outdoor living season Wisconsin’s short outdoor season demands to be extended, and homeowners are doing so by adding warmth with creative fire elements like custom-built fire pits, fireplaces, tables and lanterns. “Outdoor fire features have become more popular every year over the last five years,” says READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Wineries

There’s nothing like spending the day at a winery to celebrate summer. These nearby options offer so much more than just refreshing sips. You’ll find live music, yoga classes, artisan pizza and even the chance to bottle your own varietal.  Vines & Rushes, Ripon What started as the family farm ended up becoming Vines & READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Boutique Hotels 

Boutique hotels aren’t your ordinary accommodations. They offer a unique experience you won’t find at the standard chain hotels – nods to history, custom rooms, chef inspired cuisine and often a chance to meet and mingle with other guests. Put these beautiful boutique hotels on your travel list this summer for an unforgettable place to READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Cedarburg 

For a town with all the charm of a Hallmark movie, look no further than Cedarburg. Located just 20 miles north of Milwaukee on the picturesque Cedar Creek, the town of 11,000 residents offers the perfect blend of old and new.  Consistently ranked as a favorite small-town getaway, Cedarburg is certainly worth the drive. Visitors READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Marinette County 

With the advantages of a bustling, burgeoning county seat juxtaposed with 231,000 acres of county forest and exceptional inland waters – including lakes, trout streams and waterfalls – the city of Marinette and greater Marinette County are a vacationer’s paradise.  “We’re a unique area that’s not often thought about,” says the city of Marinette’s former READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Princeton 

Princeton is a paradoxical destination. It’s a place where hip, farm-to-table eateries coexist with hometown bars serving up deep-fried fare. Fine artists share space with farmers (sometimes they are even one in the same) and trendy boutiques thrive alongside one of the state’s largest Amish communities. Meat raffles and art show openings occur simultaneously. Princeton’s READ MORE

High Risers

Nine community leaders confront a challenging time with innovation and celebrate summer in style Photography by Graham Washatka of Graham Images  Hair and makeup styling by Dana Michele Makeup & Aesthetics A special thank you to Community First Champion Center, our host for the 2021 swimsuit photo shoot Whether you’re a bar owner, restaurateur or READ MORE