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Sounds of the Season 

Composer Maury Laws set the tune for television’s most beloved holiday programs  For music fans worldwide, Appleton resident Maury Laws embodies the spirit and sounds of Christmas. Laws served as musical director for the 1964 animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – the longest continuously-running Christmas special in history. Laws also composed, arranged, orchestrated READ MORE

Big Wave 

It’s the Swimsuit Issue, dude  Photography by Aaron Jankowski  Hair and makeup styling provided by Shear Chaos Salon & Barbering Co., Appleton  FOX CITIES Magazine was born in the ‘80s. What better way to honor our 35th year than with a throwback to the early days, complete with big hair and boomboxes? Six community members READ MORE

The Year of the Woman

Photography by David Jackson About 356,000 women call Northeast Wisconsin home. That’s 356,000 people working jobs, raising children, paying bills – doing all the things it takes to make a life. There’s renewed focus on the lives of women thanks to recent movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and the Women’s March. In the wake of this READ MORE

How We Met

Tales of chance encounters that led to romance  Photography by Mary Catherine Baird, Two Otters Photography Green Bay couple Mark and Morgan Moran met in an online chatroom as teenagers. She lived in Wisconsin, he lived in England. They spent 10 years as long distance virtual friends before finally deciding to meet. On their third READ MORE

Artists to Watch 2018

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

Faith in the Fox Cities

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

Hurricane Heroes 

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

Splash City

Whether dry or drenched, these Fox Citians are fierce. Some run restaurants, others organize art shows, but all of them make our community a more interesting place to live. Let’s raise a glass to their contributions and lack of inhibitions. Photography by David Jackson. Hair styling by April Reno and Amy Seefeldt. Lisa Cruz President, READ MORE

100 Years Strong

72-year Oshkosh Corporation veteran helps company celebrate centennial   Clarence Jungwirth recalls sitting in a foxhole beneath a radiant New Guinea moon, updating the daily log of killed and wounded infantrymen on his portable typewriter set atop a discarded box. “The army needed that record every day, so during lulls in combat I would do READ MORE

Fox Cities At Work

Five professionals show us that work in the Fox Cities is anything but boring. Photos by David Jackson, Jackson & Co.   Eric Marcoe, 41 Dream Coach Miron Construction “Most of my day is spent in conversation with people and most of those conversations are me listening. I try to max out my day at READ MORE