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Hometown Charms

Posted on Aug. 30, 2023 by Grace Olson

Local Souvenirs Make the Best Gifts Have you ever “played tourist” for the day? If not, I suggest it. Whether it’s exploring local parks, monuments or nature, it’s worth it to see your city—in our case the Fox Cities—through a different, perhaps more appreciative, lens. When visiting a new place, there’s almost nothing better than READ MORE

Commemorating Native American Culture

Posted on May. 31, 2023 by Grace Olson

Honoring the Past, Present and Future “Our history is a living history that has throbbed, withstood and survived many centuries of sacrifice. Now it comes forward again with strength…” —Rigoberta Menchú Tum Summer traditionally marks a season ripe for social gatherings and commemorating milestones. This year is no exception, and in fact is particularly significant READ MORE

Festivals, Fairs & Farmers Markets

Posted on May. 31, 2023 by Grace Olson

 July 3 | Festival Foods Appleton Fireworks
 Appleton Memorial Park Featuring live music from Twisted Chords and Boogie and the Yo-Yo’z, food and beverage tents. 4-11p.m, fireworks starting at approx. 9:15 p.m. Memorial Park, Appleton. 920-730-1770 July 3-4 | CommunityFest Afternoon and evening activities including live entertainment, Webfooters Water Ski Show, READ MORE

Local Library Love!

Posted on Mar. 31, 2023 by Grace Olson

What Our Special Community Spots Offer the Fox Cities If you research the first library in the United States, you’ll be met with a few answers. The first “lending library” (what we know as the current public library) in the U.S. was formed in 1698, but perhaps more well-known in our history is the story READ MORE

Songs of the Season

Posted on Mar. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

Spring Ahead with Local Music Concerts Spring is in the air and there’s a pep in our step! If a season had a soundtrack, this one would be that of our local music groups, made up of friends and neighbors, serenading the Fox Cities communities. From acapella groups to wind ensembles, March and April offer READ MORE

Winter “Whoa”s!

Breathtaking Views and “Snow-Much” Fun in Northeastern Wisconsin When it’s been very cold and there hasn’t been much sunshine, living in this northern clime as we do, snuggling into the couch can seem far more appealing than piling on our winter clothing and heading outdoors. However, there are many mental and physical benefits to enjoying READ MORE

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

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

Fall Arts Guide

Please check in with individual galleries and museums before you visit to ensure you have the most updated information and hours.   Appleton Historical Society Museum. Vulcan Hydroelectric Replica By appointment. The Appleton Historical Society, in partnership with the City of Appleton, has the 1932 replica of the 1882 hydroelectric generator open to the READ MORE