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Little Free Library Safety During COVID-19

Libraries throughout the Fox Cities are temporarily closing their doors to patrons in an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Many offer ebook and audiobook rentals digitally, but for those who desire the feel of a tangible book in their hands, this is a problematic situation. More readers are turning to Little READ MORE

Virtual Art Opportunities

Posted on Apr. 3, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

Museums, galleries and venues may be closed, but you can still get your daily dose of art through virtual museum tours, live stream events and art tutorials. Many establishments want to bring their exhibits or art to you right at home! Commission an art piece, virtually travel through exhibits and engage in many programs offered READ MORE

Festival Foods responds to COVID-19 outbreak

Food retailers have been one of the industries most impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Festival Foods, headquartered in De Pere, has been adapting to changes in consumer demand, health regulations, supply chain and workforce needs since the pandemic began.  “We know that it is a time of uncertainty and as we’ve all seen, each day READ MORE

Intern Intro: Alisa

Posted on Mar. 31, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

Hometown: Verona, WI School attending: St. Norbert College 2022 Tell us about your background: I am finishing up my sophomore year at St. Norbert College, where I am majoring in English and Psychology while also pursuing a minor in German Language. Originally from Madison, I was a dancer for most of my life, but chose READ MORE

Osorio’s delivers margaritas, happiness

On Tuesday, March 17 all Wisconsin bars and restaurant dining rooms were ordered to close by Gov. Tony Evers in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. This has come with a steep learning curve for many Fox Cities restaurants as they adapt their businesses to these new restrictions.  Kimberly Finnell, co-owner of Osorio’s READ MORE

Fox Cities COVID-19 Resources

Posted on Mar. 27, 2020 by Alexa Jones

A Quick Overview: What’s allowed with the Safer at Home order? – Stay at your home or place of residence, practice social distancing and work from home unless engaging in an essential activity– Essential activities are allowed; including grocery shopping, laundry, seeking health care, outdoor activities (no playgrounds, maintain a distance of 6ft from others), READ MORE

Intern Intro: Emily

Meet Emily – our very first fully-remote editorial intern! (Thanks, coronavirus.) We have no doubt you will love getting to know Emily as much as we have. Keep a look out for her upcoming blog series on historical architecture from around the Fox Valley. Name: Emily Speers  Age: 18  Hometown: Neenah  School attending: UW Oshkosh- READ MORE

Cujo

Sitting at Luna Coffee & Roastery in De Pere on a sunny, but freezing January morning, Jonathan “Cujo” Mojock takes the pen from my hand and scribbles a few notes to himself in my notebook. The notes are topics he wants to be sure to discuss during our interview. “I’ve always needed to pare down READ MORE

Katharina Abderholden

Oshkosh-based artist Katharina Abderholden sees dance in every day movements.  “Dance is just movement with intention,” she says. “You can walk down the street and dance if you move with the intention of taking up space or leaving something behind. If you have intention, it changes the quality of the body which makes it more READ MORE

Patt Huss

After 30 years as a muralist, Kaukauna artist Patt Huss traded in 20-foot ceilings for canvases in 2008. She began painting representational and still life portraits, but Huss’s current passion consists of abstract works made with layers of oil paint and cold wax mixed together.  “I love it because I can build the layers,” she READ MORE

Zane Statz

Green Bay graphic designer and muralist Zane Statz creates work in all shapes and sizes, but his heart belongs to multistory murals.  “My main passion is large-scale work,” he says. “The bigger the canvas, the more freedom I have. It lets me be more creative.” Last fall, the St. Norbert College grad was contracted by READ MORE

Tyla Hilfreich

In many ways, the work of 26-year-old artist and curator Tyla Hilfreich defies definition. The Appleton resident works in a variety of mediums, from printmaking and graphic arts to sculpture made from trash found on the street.  In July, Hilfreich participated in UW-Manitowoc’s Really Big Prints 3.0, a gathering of printmakers creating relief prints so READ MORE

Julie Jilek

By now, Julie Jilek could be considered a founding member of the Fox Cities’ new creative class. The claim would surely cause the Appleton native to blush and protest, but neither make it any less true. Jilek graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, but she spent her childhood growing up in Appleton. READ MORE

Abigale Veith

Art has been a lifelong endeavor for Kaukauna artist Abigale Veith. As a child, she created elaborate dioramas and drew landscapes, but she found her calling in portrait work. “That’s where I started to really love art. I love portraits and the human form, especially the human face,” Veith says. “The human face can really READ MORE

Sam Luna

Sam Luna is probably most known as one half of the acoustic duo FEATherWOLF, but the Arizona native creates as many paintings as songs. FEATherWOLF fans may notice differences between Luna’s music and visual art. “I think my visual art is a lot more chaotic than the music,” Luna says. “I try to simplify the READ MORE

Gregory Frederic

Haitian-born, Green Bay-residing painter Gregory Frederic describes his work as a hybrid of styles.  “It’s almost like if Salvador Dali had a baby with Picasso,” the 31-year-old says.  Frederic paints in mostly acrylics and uses objects like hair combs to create texture on his canvas. Modern eclectic with bits of surrealistic cubism, Frederic’s work is READ MORE

Mary Catherine Baird

Sprawled across Mary Catherine Baird’s gray hoodie in white script is a Mother Teresa quote, “Love begins at home.” Baird interprets the quote to mean it’s necessary to establish a foundation of love and charity at home before it’s possible to spread that kindness throughout the world. In this context, “home” can be a family READ MORE

Outside the Cubicle 

Custom home offices provide personalized space for taking care of business  More Americans are working from home than ever before. Currently, 43 percent of all U.S. employees work off-site at least part time, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report. As the lines between home and work continue to blur (and retiring doesn’t READ MORE

Heart and Steel 

A company’s building is more than cement, wood and metal. It signifies growth and success, it can be the embodiment of a company’s culture and values, and it can even become the calling card of a community. These new Fox Cities’ facilities have changed the local terrain, lending a little prestige to the landscape.  Wisconsin READ MORE

Living it Up Downtown  

The Fox Cities are experiencing a downtown housing boom  By Amelia Compton Wolff with research assistance by Zack Dion Appleton resident Abigail Kuehl lives downtown with her husband and three children. Two years ago, the family of five sold their home near Appleton West High School and moved into the Historic Fox River Mills Apartments READ MORE

Mac and Cheese All-Stars 

The weather outside is frightful, but mac and cheese season is sure delightful  By Amelia Compton Wolff and Claire Diamond  When it comes to winter comfort food, macaroni and cheese is king. From spicy andouille sausage to brewhouse beer, mac and cheese preparations in the Fox Cities run the gamut. Here are six versions that READ MORE

29 Reasons to Love the Fox Cities

We are head over heels for the place we call home. Here’s the short list why, with one reason for each day of this February leap year. 1. No one thinks twice about pushing a stranger’s car up an icy hill. A lovely side effect of being a procrastinator when it comes to car maintenance READ MORE

Artists to Watch 2020

Art authorities share their picks of local creators to keep an eye on this year    Frank Juarez Gallery Director, Frank Juarez Gallery Recommendation: Tony Conrad, tonyconradart.com “Tony Conrad’s way of connecting life, painting, and being in the moment has influenced how he communicates the world around him allowing time to slow down and to READ MORE

Filling the Gap 

Nurse practitioners increase health care access for patients in Northeast Wisconsin  Five years ago, Anna Frederickson of Kaukauna had a change in her family’s insurance coverage. No longer able to afford the family plan insurance premiums, Frederickson was referred to Rachael Cabral-Guevara, a board-certified family nurse practitioner with Nurse Practitioner Health Services (NPHS) in Appleton. READ MORE

Rose, Bud, Thorn 

Five community leaders weigh in with their greatest achievements – and biggest challenges – of 2019  Every year has its ups and downs. FOX CITIES Magazine asked five community leaders to share their rose, bud and thorn from 2019. The “rose” represents a great achievement, the “bud” an area of potential and the “thorn” a READ MORE

Decked Out: Holiday Cheese Board Edition 

We’ve all seen them on Pinterest – epic cheese and charcuterie boards overflowing with a bounty so great it makes your mouth water. From gift exchanges to cocktail parties, the holiday season presents many occasions for designing your own picture-perfect spread.  A classy cheese presentation offers your guests the opportunity to casually explore a menagerie READ MORE

Helping Hands

These Fox Citians take giving back to the next level  The holiday season is one of giving, and thankfully the Fox Cities are filled with opportunities to put all that spirit to good use. Take the lead from these locals who give back in big ways. Santa’s Helpers Bob and Donna Stanek volunteer with The READ MORE