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Making the Cut

Audition opportunities abound for local thespians Think acting is reserved for only the theatrical elite? Not when Community Theater is concerned. Area actors attest that when it comes to auditions, more is definitely merrier, especially regarding the Fox Cities theater scene which some worldly performers claim rivals that of — gasp! — New York City. READ MORE

Homes That History Built

Take a step back in time with reclaimed materials. In our instant messaging, express-delivery culture that prizes speed and efficiency above all else, it is easy to forget that life did not always move at this breakneck pace and that there was a time when simplicity and graciousness reigned supreme. Homeowners are giving a nod READ MORE

Living on the Spectrum

Misconceptions about raising children with autism. April 2 marks World Autism Awareness Day. Nationally, autism affects approximately one out of every 110 children born today and government statistics suggest the prevalence rate is increasing 10–17 percent annually. In the Fox Valley region, there are several families who are living with autism. Three of these families READ MORE

25 Years of Sharing

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc. helps its donors share through personal relationships and community partnerships. Walter S. Rugland, former board chair of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc. (CFFVR), believes that philanthropy is giving without reward. This was the starting point that Rugland’s father, Walter L. Rugland, used READ MORE

Kiss the Cook

Couples running restaurants put the passion in foodservice. Marriage is a recipe combining equal parts love, honor and respect, mixed with dashes of humor, dedication and patience. All delicately poured into a home and baked with personal pursuits, dreams and ambitions. As we look into the lives of married restaurant owners, we find that love READ MORE

Modern Medicine

This month, we bring to you the medical marvels making a marked impact in our community one patient, program or surgery at a time. Hypothermia Saving Lives Russell Sova remembers eating lunch with his family on August 4, 2010. Suddenly it’s a day later and the 66-year-old Kaukauna man is lying in a hospital bed READ MORE

The Figure of Fifty

Fox Citians face 50 feeling mentally, physically and emotionally fit. The popular saying is “over the hill” but the sudden new challenges many 50-year-olds face make the incline much steeper. Celebrating the big “five-oh” brings with it a mix of physical, mental and emotional elements. As we learn from some Fox Citians, fifty isn’t always READ MORE

Taking Direction: Community Theater

While Community Theater troupes warm up each summer for a season of storytelling, the casts and companies have a tale of their own. Not until you’re seated do you begin to comprehend the true tenor of ‘community’ in Community Theater. Filing in around you are your neighbors, colleagues, librarians, dentists, doctors and youth. Once the READ MORE