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Function and practicality top the list in 2018 By Meghan Diemel If one word effectively captures the home trends of the last year or two, “shiplap” may say it all. Thanks to the popularity of HGTV and other do-it-yourself design and decor websites, homeowners have embraced incorporating the next big thing into the aesthetics of READ MORE

Artists to Watch 2018

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Local artists and art authorities share their picks of creators to keep an eye on this year Linda Muldoon  owner, Coventry Glassworks & Gallery Recommendation: Mark Ferrell, www.eye.photos “Mark is a photographer and a mentor to young artists and photographers. His life experiences, compassionate energy and intelligence make him an artist to watch. Mark is READ MORE

Fusion Foods

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The mouth-watering marriages of unexpected culinary pairings Colliding two unrelated ingredients takes guts – and sometimes a little blind faith. When it’s not ending in complete and abject failure (remember Swedish Fish Oreos?), the results can be heavenly (hello, pancake cheese curds). This lineup of unlikely culinary duos proves that some ingredients are just better READ MORE

Great Steaks 

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The finest cuts and where to find them The Fox Cities lie in the heartland of a state where taverns literally raffle off cuts of meat, so it’s safe to assume our obsession with steak is real. Wisconsin’s enthusiastic meat culture has not left the Fox Valley untouched, as evidenced by the abundant selection of READ MORE

Vintage Toys from the Valley

Posted on Dec. 1, 2017 by Cody Wiesner
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The Fox Cities were once a toymaking hot spot Toys—they simply don’t make them like they used to. Not only are modern plastic toys a departure from the wooden and fabric designs of yesteryear, but many people aren’t aware that the industry model used to be much more localized. Those who grew up in the READ MORE

Faith in the Fox Cities

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Photography by Graham Washatka, Graham Images and Photography  Six faith communities kindly and bravely opened their doors, offering us a look at some of their most sacred moments. They represent the vibrant and complex tapestry of philosophies that exist in the Fox Cities. While we have barely scratched the surface of our religious landscape, the glimpses of God encountered at READ MORE

Naughty or Nice

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Decadent holiday treats and health-conscious counterparts Real talk: no one is starting a diet during the holidays. November kicks off the season of culinary decadence, and hey, we are fully on board with that. But for those who want to indulge a little more strategically, there are nice (or “nicer”) alternatives when you’ve overdone it READ MORE

Hurricane Heroes 

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The Fox Valley responds to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria By Cody Wiesner and Amelia Compton Wolff When natural disasters as dangerous as Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria strike, the Red Cross relies on fast and diligent responses from thousands of volunteers down to the local level. Fox Cities residents like Red Cross volunteer Jenna READ MORE

How to Hygge Your Home for the Holidays

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Even with 4,000 miles between us, Fox Cities residents and people from Denmark have something in common – we both endure some of the longest, darkest winters around. When it comes to winter coping mechanisms, our Danish counterparts have an edge in the concept known as hygge (pronounced hoo-guh). Danes developed hygge as a way READ MORE

Fox Cities Fall Round Up

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By Kate Morton & Amelia Compton Wolff Autumn is something to be celebrated in the Fox Cities. We’ve rounded up all our fall favorites, from festivals to food, in one handy guide to help you have the best cider-sipping, sweater-wearing, pumpkin-carving season yet. Pumpkin King For at least the last 15 years, local pumpkin carving READ MORE