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Arts & Culture

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

Nostalgic Pastimes

Retro recreational activities put a new spin on old favorites By Meghan Diemel What’s old is new again – that’s true for fashion, and it’s true for how we’re choosing to spend our free time. Whether it’s bowling, arcade games or even a time-honored tradition like curling, we’re getting out and enjoying the company of READ MORE

The Charter Choice

Charter schools offer Fox Valley students, parents educational options By Patricia Israel Primary and secondary education is constantly adapting to the diverse needs of today’s youth. As parents, caregivers and guardians, it is crucial to understand the many options available for students that will promote success for all learners. While charter schools may still be READ MORE

American Dreamers

Three tales of immigrant-owned business success According to a National Bureau of Economic Research report, immigrant entrepreneurs create about a quarter of new businesses in the United States. In the Fox Cities, these businesses add to the vibrancy of our commercial landscape. Here are three hard-fought and won entrepreneurial success stories from immigrants to the READ MORE

Setting the Scene

Stage your wedding story at these unique event venues Booking the perfect venue is at the top of many couples’ wedding to-do lists. These five locations offer a little bit of everything – from historic architecture to botanical beauty – creating the perfect setting for every style of fête. Architectural Landmark Originally founded in 1927 READ MORE

Artists to Watch 2019

Art authorities share their picks of local creators to keep an eye on this year Nikki Hessel executive director, Future Neenah Recommendation: Stephanie Harvey, www.toolegittoknit.com “I have had the pleasure of working with Stephanie on several occasions, and continue to be genuinely inspired by the evolution of her art. Her unabashed use of bright color, READ MORE

Kai & Hall 

Two tragic tales of national celebrities who met their demise in the Fox Cities  A Hawaiian musical sensation and an Australian boxing champion – what could they have in common? They both met their untimely fates in the Fox Cities and are buried at local cemeteries. These are their stories.  The Guitar King  In an READ MORE

Tools of the Trade

It’s easy to appreciate a beautiful painting, a stunning ballet or moving musical performance, but we often overlook the artistry that takes place behind these creative expressions. Four craftspeople offer insight on the art of producing the tools artists use to create their masterpieces.  Fine Art Materials Manufacturer Shannon Piette, executive director of the Richeson READ MORE

People, Places & Things: Our 12th annual photo contest

GRAND PRIZE WINNER “Lawrence Memorial Chapel Sunset” Hongwu Zhao, Neenah Photographer Hongwu Zhao took this grand prize-winning image of Lawrence University Memorial Chapel last July just as the summer sun was beginning to set. “The beautiful Lawrence Chapel was standing there quietly against this glowing colorful background,” Zhao says. “It was magnificent scenery and a magical READ MORE

The Electric City 

Kaukauna’s art community is on fire and here’s why   When you imagine the arts community in the Fox Cities, your mind probably goes to places like the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, maybe the Trout Museum of Art, and definitely Mile of Music. Because many of these popular art institutions are located in established READ MORE