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Make the Most of Fox Valley Restaurant Week 

Fox Valley Restaurant Week debuts on Thursday and participating restaurants are busy preparing for the event which runs through September 26. Twenty-six restaurants from around the Fox Valley will offer fixed-price, three-course meals for lunch and dinner, with $1 from each plate benefiting Volunteer Fox Cities, a nonprofit organization that connects volunteers to community needs. READ MORE

Artiphix: An Ever-Present Art Gallery 

Art has hit the streets in Artiphix, an initiative spearheaded by Alex Schultz who also serves as president of the arts advocacy organization Sculpture Valley.  Artiphix gives art lovers the opportunity to purchase original, locally-made art from a vintage 1970s-era cigarette machine. Schultz bought the machine during an auction at Shenanigans in Sherwood after it READ MORE

Intern Intro: Kate

Meet Kate, our newest editorial intern who plays ice hockey, loves a good coffee shop and disposes of spiders upon request.   Name: Kate Youdell Age: 21 Hometown: Lake Bluff, IL School attending: Lawrence University, class of 2019 Tell us about your background: I am an English major, minoring in Spanish, psychology, and creative writing. READ MORE

Fox Valley Restaurant Week Kicks Off September 20

A new and improved Fox Valley Restaurant Week will run September 20-26, offering attendees everything they love (like great food at killer prices) in addition to a new charitable component.  During the week, $1 from each plate served at participating establishments will support the general operations of Volunteer Fox Cities, a nonprofit organization that connects volunteers READ MORE

Lakeshore Artists Guild Hosts First Art Slam Manitowoc 

Posted on Sep. 7, 2018 by Sarah Wells

Art Slam Manitowoc, hosted by the Lakeshore Artists Guild, will debut September 14-16 and 21 with artists in all medias creating pieces inspired by downtown Manitowoc. Artists will have only two days to make their works outdoors in downtown Manitowoc.  “[The event] creates that energy and urgency of getting artwork done that weekend,” says Cheryl READ MORE

Uncovering the Artist in You: Crafty Cravings

Looking for something new to do with the family or group of friends? Sick of just sitting at home watching movies or playing games? Why don’t you try a craft night out creating something really cool? In the Fox Cities, there are lots of different ways to try something new and create amazing art. In READ MORE

Interior Mural Inspiration 

Customize your space with a statement-making wall mural  Paul Schroeder, owner of Schroeder Carpentry Inc. of Greenville, not only works with muralists in his business, but he is also the proud owner of a mural in his own home. The mural depicts the farm Schroeder lived on as a child in Greenville and features a READ MORE

Cool Summer 

Chill out this month with frozen treats and icy delights August is often one of the steamiest months of the year. With temperatures well into the 80s, 90s and beyond, sometimes the only way to cool off is with an ice cold popsicle, drippy ice cream cone or fruity blended drink. Embrace the heat this READ MORE