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Intern Intro: Sarah

Posted on Jun. 28, 2018 by Sarah Wells

Name: Sarah Wells Age: 20 Hometown: Frederic, WI School attending/graduated from and year: Lawrence University 2020 Tell us about your background: I was born and raised in Frederic, WI and attended Frederic High School. I’m the youngest in my family, and no I wasn’t spoiled…that much. I was really involved in the music scene with READ MORE

Loop the Lake

On June 23, the Cities of Menasha and Neenah will celebrate the grand opening of the Loop the Lake project, an initiative which will connect the trail networks between the two communities. Construction for Loop the Lake started in October 2017 on two bridges that connect the City of Menasha and Doty Island in Neenah READ MORE

Celebrating Heritage 

Heritage Hill State Historical Park in Green Bay works to preserve the buildings and artifacts of Northeastern Wisconsin and its people. The Park opened in 1977 on a 54-acre site with 24 historical and reproduction buildings representing the area’s history from 1672 to 1940.  “What I’ve noticed is Green Bay truly embraces history,” says Margaret READ MORE

Uncovering the Artist in You: Introduction

Have you ever wanted to try something artistic, but art isn’t exactly your callings? Art is a very important part of how we express ourselves. Art isn’t one-dimensional; there is a whole lot of artistic exploring to do. In my opinion, you don’t need to be an artist to explore artistic expression. It’s about creating READ MORE

Who Framed Roger Rabbit: The Art of American Animation

This summer, The Trout Museum of Art in Appleton presents original animation art celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of the Academy-Award-winning film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” The exhibition, which runs June 9 through August 31, will feature rare Disney animation cels, character models and movie posters from the film and Roger Rabbit shorts. READ MORE

Outdoor Summer Music

Kick off summer music season with these upcoming events Neenah Out to Lunch Concerts June 7-August 23 Bring or buy a lunch and enjoy a mid-day break listening to some music. A variety of entertainment will be featured along with a restaurant vendor of the week. Free. 11:30am-1pm. Shattuck Park, Neenah. 722-1920. Heid Music Summer 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

Paul Wiegel

If you frequent the Princeton Flea Market or Oshkosh Farmers Market, you may have seen Paul Wiegel, founder of the Fox River Poetry Company. He’s the one wearing a Panama hat, hunched over a 1957 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. A chalkboard sign next to him reads “Poems $5. Any topic while you wait.” “I’m partial READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Sheboygan 

Sheboygan is called many things – the Spirit on the Lake, the Malibu of the Midwest, the Bratwurst Capital of the World – but “boring” is never one of them.  Located about 70 miles southeast of the Fox Cities, Sheboygan sits on the shores of Lake Michigan about halfway along the state’s eastern seaboard. This READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Shawano 

Shawano County is known as “Wisconsin’s Playground” due to its abundance of outdoor recreational options. Just a scenic 60-minute drive north of the Fox Cities along Highway 47, Shawano is where many residents consider Wisconsin’s “up north” begins.  From snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter to boating and hiking in the summer, Shawano offers READ MORE

Restaurant Crawl

Three progressive dinner itineraries for meals on the move  You may have heard of (or participated in) something called a round robin where groups of friends or neighbors visit each others’ homes for one course of a multi-course meal. This concept can easily be applied to a night on the town, hitting several restaurants in 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 Heroes of Happy Hour

It doesn’t matter if you’re an office nine to fiver, a round-the-clock entrepreneur or side hustling freelancer, the happy hour ritual is a sacred practice for those who grind. These happy hour hot spots all offer something special, from amazing drink specials to Zen-like waterfront views. Add them to your post-work hangout rotation, if you READ MORE

Brown County Bicentennial 

Wisconsin’s oldest county celebrates 200 years Thirty years before Wisconsin was granted statehood, Brown County was established as one of the state’s original two counties. It was formed in 1818 and made up the entire eastern half of Wisconsin, becoming the first boundary lines west of the Great Lakes. As Wisconsin’s oldest county prepares to READ MORE

Food for Thought

Twelve months of dining scene updates, broken down in one digestible review Fresh Faces Welcoming a new class of Fox Valley restaurants Bona Fide Juicery, Appleton  When Chris Strauss traveled the West Coast, he was impressed by the prevalence of fast, healthy dining options. Strauss and his business partner Nicole Lindquist decided to bring the READ MORE

The Remodel Handbook

A step-by-step guide to tackling a home remodel without losing your mind Home remodeling projects can be a huge undertaking, but they don’t have to be headache-inducing. With a little planning and the right team, your next remodel could be as smooth as a granite countertop. This step-by-step guide will help you complete your project 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

Irish Eats

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, but you don’t have to wait until then to devour these dishes inspired by the Emerald Isle. Irish Burger Spats, Appleton The Irish Burger, served year-round at Spats in Appleton, should be on every Hibernophile’s bucket list. (It was featured in Yahoo Travel’s “50 Most Over-The-Top Burgers in Every READ MORE