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Artists to Watch 2023

Posted on Dec. 30, 2022 by Grace Olson

Art is subjective, thought-provoking and somehow surpasses its inanimate state to be wise and moving. We’re lucky to have an abundance of such art in the Fox Cities.  Below, local aficionados reveal their Artists to Watch in 2023: Solon Lalas, “1:yuro”  Nominated by Mia Russell, Fine Artist and Creative Entrepreneur: When I first viewed Solon’s READ MORE

‘Tis the Season!

Posted on Nov. 30, 2022 by Grace Olson

Drink Up with Holiday-Themed Cocktails Erick’s Gingerbread + Peppermint Dream
 Calavera’s Fine Fusions Owners Edgar and Bekki Garcia named the festive Erick’s Gingerbread cocktail after one of their sons, one of many on the menu named in honor of a family member. Creamy and smooth with just a touch of cookie to top it off, READ MORE

Room with a View

Posted on Nov. 30, 2022 by Grace Olson

Windows Treatments to Elevate Your Space “Frame the view.” Three small words make a big impact in terms of interior design. Window treatments, which area expert Lori Burr, owner of Sew Biz Drapery and Blinds, LLC in Neenah, defines as “anything you put on a window, but not window film,” transform a space. And in READ MORE

The Big Idea(s)

Posted on Nov. 30, 2022 by Grace Olson

The communities that make up the Fox Cities are collectively impressive, but have their own projects and big ideas to help continue to catapult the area into further greatness.
 From play to practical, below are those big ideas: Appleton
 Mayor Jake Woodford Looking ahead to 2023, one of the biggest ideas for the City of READ MORE

Holiday Nostalgia

Posted on Oct. 31, 2022 by Grace Olson

Our Team’s Favorite Food Traditions While there are innumerable reasons to think fondly of the holidays, it’s fair to say the edible side of the season plays a big part. Sweet, savory and in-between, our Fox Cities Magazine team shares the special food items we look forward to during the holidays: Pecan Pie
 The holidays READ MORE

O Christmas Tree!

Posted on Oct. 31, 2022 by Grace Olson

Local Displays Offer History and Inspiration As the famous lyrics by Ernst Anschütz say, “O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree—How lovely are thy branches.” The simple words conjure up anything but basic images. Bright colors, twinkling lights and often nostalgic ornaments fill our minds during this holiday season. The tradition of one of the most READ MORE

For the Love of Wisconsin

Posted on Oct. 31, 2022 by Grace Olson

A Locally-Themed Gift Guide On, Wisconsin! Whether you’re giving gifts to loved ones who have moved from the great state of Wisconsin or you simply want to show the pride you have in your home, our locally-themed gift guide hits all the marks: James Steeno Gallery, LLC
A Wisconsin native and full-time independent artist and illustrator READ MORE

28th Annual Golden Fork Awards

Posted on Sep. 30, 2022 by Grace Olson

Veterans versus Rookies For almost 40 years, Fox Cities Magazine has been bringing dining stories to our readers: about fanciful dishes, mouthwatering flavors, restaurant updates and everything in-between. Perhaps the most popular food installment, the Golden Fork Awards, reaches its 28th year in this issue. We’re always proud to celebrate our local restaurants, but there’s READ MORE

What’s Going on in Home Construction?

Posted on Sep. 30, 2022 by Grace Olson

Be Prepared for Consistent Change Regardless of the exact subject matter, when someone hears about the housing market or home construction this year, the consensus is almost unanimous and instantaneous: “It’s crazy right now!” For three area experts—Shannon Meyer, President of Cypress Homes in Appleton; Jodi Vandermolen, Executive Officer of the Winnegamie Home Builders Association; READ MORE