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Art at APL

For the past five years, the Appleton Public Library (APL) has been showcasing local creators through its artist-in-residence program that supports and celebrates fine art and artists in the Fox Cities. APL has hosted over 40 artists through this program. “By providing space for artists to showcase their art and programs in which they can READ MORE

Intern Emily says Farewell

Our beloved intern Emily will be refocusing on her education and saying goodbye to FCM. She reflects on her experience in the following blog post. After eight months of article adventures with FCM, the time has come for me to return to reading articles rather than writing them.  Being a brand-new intern during a pandemic READ MORE

10 Most-Viewed Stories of 2020

Take out, local history and COVID-19 response stories dominated in 2020. Here are 10 of the most viewed stories of the year on foxcitiesmagazine.com. 2020 was the year of take out. Our rundown of local take out and delivery options was the most viewed story of the year on foxcitiesmagazine.com. Other top posts included fish fry take READ MORE

The Place We Call Home

The weekend following last years’ polar vortex, photographer Kimberly Henrickson and a friend took a trip to Door County for some winter exploring. They took advantage of the quiet found in the off season. “A stop at Cave Point is always a must because it feels like a winter wonderland. I can’t believe that moments READ MORE

Unique Homes: Obsessive Complectic

This is the latest installment of the Unique Homes series. When I tell you that Kathleen Welhouse used to be an elementary school art teacher and loves to découpage her home, you might have a certain idea of what that would look like. However, when I arrived at her house to photograph it and interview READ MORE

NEW Brew Drive-Thru: Part III

Eight local craft breweries are teaming up to offer a third installment of their popular drive-thru craft beer festival. Appleton’s NEW Brew Drive-Thru is the highly anticipated follow-up to two earlier drive-thru events which brought out hundreds of people to support  Northeast Wisconsin breweries. The NEW Brew Drive-Thru roster includes Appleton Beer Factory, Barrel 41 READ MORE

Unique Homes: An Ode to Nature

This is the second installment in the Unique Homes series, introduced here and continued here. (Full disclosure: The homeowners in this post are my parents – please, dear readers, send me home nominations so that I don’t have to ask any more of my own relatives!) Allison Mischler and her husband Tom have lived in READ MORE

ellis jake solie

Listening to ellis jake solie speak, it is very quickly apparent that she is an artistic soul. Her voice is soft and methodical, and her words are poetic. “I love things that seem magic. I feel like art is really good at that,” she says. As someone who can make even her own name into READ MORE

Artful Dwellings

Creative Fox Valley residents treat their homes as a canvas A home’s beauty comes not from the amount of money put into it, but in the soul that is infused by its occupants. Residents of the Fox Cities have an incredible amount of creative energy, and many channel that individual creativity into their homes. There READ MORE

Comfort Kings

Soul-soothing dishes that will get you through winter and a pandemic  Photography by Kacie Mischler Bass  Potato Pancakes | WeatherVane Restaurant, Menasha It’s always a good idea to start with a hearty breakfast. Melanie DuFrane, general manager of popular brunch spot WeatherVane, thinks that potato pancakes are the perfect comfort meal to start the day. READ MORE