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Author: Jelissa Burns

Milestone Anniversary: The Boys and Girls Brigade

The Boys and Girls Brigade in Neenah will celebrate its 120th anniversary this month.  The Brigade, a youth development organization for 5th-12th graders, was officially founded on January 22, 1900. Originally starting out as a boys-only program, the Brigade opened to girls in 1979. “The Brigade inspires youth to be ‘My own self, at my READ MORE

Peter and The Wolf

The Makaroff Youth Ballet will be performing “Peter and The Wolf” as an educational series performance at the Fox Cities P.A.C on January 29. The performance is open to Appleton and Shawano School District students in grades 1 through 3.  Makaroff Youth Ballet is partnering with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra in their presentation of the READ MORE

Community First Champion Center prepares for opening

The Community First Champion Center, an elite sports and events venue in Grand Chute, is set to open in mid November. The 164,000-square-foot indoor sports complex will feature a fieldhouse with four basketball courts which can be converted into eight volleyball courts, a year round ice rink and a seasonal ice rink that will convert READ MORE

Mentor 2.0

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region (BBBS) and Oshkosh North High School have partnered for the launch of Mentor 2.0, a technology-based mentoring program that makes it easier for mentors and mentees to communicate throughout the week. Mentor 2.0 pairs at-risk high school students, typically freshmen, with an older mentor (a “Big”) READ MORE

Street Icon

Neenah Art[works]: Uncovered is a new community art project presented by Neenah Foundry and Future Neenah to celebrate art in unexpected places, in particular the manhole covers made famous by Neenah Foundry. As part of the project, local and regional artists will turn 18 manhole covers into original works of art. “It’s a community art READ MORE

Art City: an introduction

With summer winding down to the last month, it might seem like the time for fun activities is over. It’s time to get into school spirit and prepare for the cold months to come. However, there are plenty of great local places to visit to keep the fun alive until the last second of summer. READ MORE

Danica Oudeans

Danica Oudeans is a contemporary artist and art educator who covers a lot of ground – not only in art media (she is well versed in everything from paint and pencil to ceramic and woodworking), but in geographical location as well. The new Appleton resident teaches art classes to students of all ages throughout Northeast READ MORE

David Gauthier

David Gauthier is a self-taught artist who specializes in airbrush paintings, body painting and special effects makeup. Born and raised in Neenah, Gauthier recognized his love for art at a young age and from there his talents blossomed. His full-time career is in management, but he does artwork and commissions as a side job and READ MORE

Rise and Shine

Slay the most important meal of the day at these breakfast big hitters Who doesn’t love a leisurely mid-morning brunch complete with cocktails and candied bacon, but where do you go when you need an early morning meal that’s as delicious as it is efficient? Whether you are clocking out of the graveyard shift or connecting READ MORE

Looking Through the Glass 

The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass celebrates 60 years  The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019. This year also marks 60 years of the museum’s positive impact on the Fox Cities community.  The museum’s mission is to engage, excite and educate regional and global audiences using world renowned glass READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Antique Shopping

Exploring new antique shops can be a great excuse to get out of the house with some friends. These destinations may be outside your comfort zone, but just think – the antique of your dreams could really be just an hour away.  Columbus Antique Mall and Museum  For those who like thrift shopping with a bit READ MORE