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History in the Making

Posted on Jun. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Community leaders celebrate our 21st Swimsuit Issue Our annual Swimsuit Issue finds itself at the History Museum at the Castle in Appleton this year. We chose it because we’re both celebrating anniversaries—21 years for our swimsuit issue and an impressive 150 years for the museum! We also have a lot in common. The museum and READ MORE

When Art and Nature Collide

Posted on Jun. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Discover the Magic of Outdoor Theater  Summers in Wisconsin are highly anticipated after long winters and sometimes equally cool springs. Its warm breezes and easy living are unmatched, so pair it with a cultural experience like live theater and the outcome is unforgettably enchanting. You don’t have to travel far to see how art and READ MORE

2022 Festivals & Farmers Markets

Posted on Jun. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

FESTIVALS + FAIRS June June 3-4 | Shawano Sundrop Dayz East Elizabeth Street, Shawano Browse unique handcrafted items, antiques, local foods and kids’ activities while enjoying live music. Friday: 4:30-10 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. www.sundropdayz.com June 3-5 | Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival Doyle Park, Little Chute Live music, amusement rides, kids entertainment, parade, walk/run, READ MORE

Evening of Excellence

Posted on May. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

NARI Honors Transformational Remodeling Projects National Home Improvement Month is here, and that means the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is celebrating.  Nari of Northeastern Wisconsin—NEW NARI—is one of three chapters in the state that serve homeowners by forging connections with home improvement contractors, various trade professionals, suppliers and retailers who uphold their READ MORE

Pet-Friendly Patios

Posted on May. 1, 2022 by Andy Draheim

Man’s Best Friend Is Invited To These Local Hotspots   Bare Bones Brewery 4362 County Hwy S, Oshkosh Bare Bones is all about the dogs, down to its dog bone tap handles and a wall mural of dogs sitting at the bar. It’s a short distance from highways 41 or 45, but it feels like READ MORE

If These Walls Could Talk

Posted on May. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Area Architecture Speaks to Rich History Architecture is a large part of the narrative in discussing history—a way to understand trends and priorities of the time. It’s a direct link to putting ourselves in the mindset of people of the past, and allows us to explore their tastes and literal capabilities. Once you dive into READ MORE

Growing Up with Appleton

Posted on May. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Celebrating Lawrence University’s 175-Year Anniversary When you think of your childhood, there are major memories: the likely mixed emotions of a sibling being born, the sad reality of losing a loved one, schoolyard firsts and the somehow still vivid interactions with friends and family.  It’s impossible to be remiss about who we grew up with READ MORE

Food for Thought

Posted on Apr. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Area dining scene updates, broken down in one digestible review Please check in with individual restaurants for updated days and hours of operation. NEW ON THE SCENE Area509 1025 N Badger Ave, Appleton www.facebook.com/area509appleton Caribbean Taste food truck lovers are in luck: the mobile favorite now has a brick and mortar location in Appleton. Area509 READ MORE

In Partnership with the Planet

Posted on Apr. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Honoring Earth Day Every Day  “The Earth is what we all have in common.” —Wendell Berry On April 22, 1970, rallies led by political leaders and celebrities took place across the United States. The sole purpose was to raise awareness about a mission that ended up transforming how humans view themselves in relation to our READ MORE

Expanding Home with Hardscape

Posted on Apr. 1, 2022 by Andy Draheim

Home is not contained within the walls of a house. Something as simple as a well-placed, charming feature or even texture in an outdoor space can be enough to lure us away from the cooped up essence of daily life. Our patios, pathways or pergolas provide a small gateway to nature, which imparts a wholly READ MORE