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Worth the Drive: Ripon

From its well-preserved architecture to its rich historical heritage, visitors will soon discover why this lively college town was named one of Budget Travel Magazine’s Coolest Small Towns in America and recently ranked top 25 in America’s Main Streets contest. Dining Dining To-Do List  These eateries will keep you fueled morning to night Breakfast: Mr. READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Manitowoc

Posted on Jul. 1, 2019 by Cody Wiesner

Explore the nautical heritage of this port town, known as Wisconsin’s Maritime Capitol in honor of its shipbuilding past and present, located along 20 miles of western Lake Michigan coastline. Dining Dining To-Do List These eateries will keep you fueled from morning to night. Breakfast: Dali’s Café is a local favorite with spectacle. Once a READ MORE

Worth the Drive: New London

New London is a city for all seasons, with recreational opportunities ranging from snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter to canoeing, golfing and biking in the summer. With an abundance of outdoor activities, New London offers something for everybody. A big draw to the community is the sturgeon spawning that happens every year in READ MORE

Flying High 

EAA AirVenture celebrates 50 consecutive years in Oshkosh  By Sarah Wells & Amelia Compton Wolff Photography by Jordan Ashwood Every year for one week, Oshkosh’s Wittman Regional Airport becomes the world’s busiest airport. With more than 19,588 takeoffs and landings throughout the week, the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in draws both local and international aviators and READ MORE

Brat Royalty 

Meet the sausage kings of the Valley Thank the region’s strong German heritage or the simple fact that a perfectly grilled brat is one of life’s greatest joys, but it’s safe to say that summer is sausage season in the Fox Cities. Take a look at some of our favorite ways to enjoy the wurst READ MORE

Ready, Set, Swim! 

Six local celebrities prepare to jet set, Swimsuit Issue style  For the 18th annual Swimsuit Issue, our models spent the day cooling their jets at Appleton International Airport – a hub for summer vacation travel. Rocking their finest beach-ready looks, this first-class group definitely turned some heads in the terminal on their way to nonstop READ MORE

Private Retreats 

Posted on May. 1, 2019 by Cody Wiesner

Escape the real world with a relaxing space at home   For many of us, finally going home after a long work week is a tremendous and reassuring feeling… for a moment, but then we’re faced with some impossible questions. Namely, what’s there to do this weekend? That’s when the dreaded “weekend paradox” takes hold. It READ MORE

Voting for a Change

The impact of the 19th Amendment on our community By Jane Lang, Executive Director of Neenah Historical Society, and Steven T. Sheehan, Associate Professor of History at UW-Fox Valley Images courtesy of the Neenah Historical Society If less than half of the adult population were allowed to vote, would you still call the United States READ MORE

Small-Plate Wonders

A quick bite to eat can be as satisfying and complex as any entree With so many great places to eat in the Fox Valley, foraging foodies could visit a different restaurant each night for one of those delicious, lingering meals where we enjoy the food and the company we keep. But with the many READ MORE

Fox Cities Artifacts

Posted on May. 1, 2019 by Cody Wiesner

The most fascinating items in museum collections   Artifact: something characteristic of or resulting from a particular human institution, period, trend or individual.  When we think of “artifacts,” we might first imagine the Rosetta Stones of history, famous, rare and monumentally important, but in this assessment, we often forget the historic items right here in our READ MORE