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Author: Suzanne Hones

5 Halloween Haunts (and some bonus events too)

Celebrate spooky with these area Halloween events.   Haunted Hearthstone Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6-8pm With the theme “Victorian Macabre,” explore the Hearthstone Historic House Museum this October for various showcases of eerie tales, séances and spooky happenings of Victorian times. 730-8204.   Poe Evermore at Haunted Hazelwood Oct.15 & 22, 5pm Step READ MORE

Octoberfest 2016

An event that has made its presence known in the Fox Valley, Octoberfest returns for its 35th year on September 23 and 24 in downtown Appleton. Octoberfest features music, vendors, booths, volunteerism, philanthropy and fun. The weekend kicks off with the annual License to Cruise classic car show on Friday evening and continues with a READ MORE

Catalyst: A Creative Encounter

An immersive art experience – not just a show – is coming to The Watermark in Green Bay on September 10 from 5-9 p.m. Catalyst will be a sensory event unlike any other, with spontaneous performances and show elements popping up all around you. There is no schedule or program, so be ready to go READ MORE

Pronouncing Wisconsin Names is Hard

Wisconsin native: “Pronounce that word.” (Waukesha) Me: “Wah-KEH-shu, wah-KEE-shu” Wisconsin native: *laughs* “Pronounce this word.” (Winneconne) Me: “Win-a-cone” Wisconsin native: *laughs* And so on… I can’t win. Being a linguistics major and not being from Wisconsin, this place is a pronunciation nightmare. I don’t dare visit Weyauwega. I clearly can’t go to Waukesha and don’t READ MORE

Community through Stories

With the prevalence of social media, we find ourselves in a place where anyone can share anything. Are we desensitized to sharing, to telling, to real community? Looking at a screen and reading about your acquaintance’s (for the most part meaningless) anecdote of the day, sometimes it feels like it. Fighting against this apathy toward READ MORE

Drawing You In, One Show at a Time

Standing proudly along the Fox River, perhaps you’ve noticed the gray, rectangular building on South Lawe Street with a sweeping white bird holding a pencil in its beak painted on its street side face. This building is called The Draw, and it’s a new event venue, gallery, collaboration place, and studio space in the Appleton READ MORE

Amie Kesler

Flourishing in an under-appreciated art medium, Amie Kesler is a Green Bay cross-stitch artist hoping to bring positivity into the lives of others with her designs. As a child, Kesler learned the art of cross-stitch from her grandmother. “When I was really young, I was always around it. I actually still use her book,” Kesler READ MORE

Trend Focus: Lighting

Lighting is an important fashion accessory in any house, and just like fashion, it is changing all the time. For a lot of homeowners, it’s important to keep up with current styles in lighting so that their home can look designer, but with more variety in the industry now than ever before, it can be READ MORE