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Author: Emily Speers

Fox Cities: A history in the making

As generations continue, putting aside more trivial matters, one difference starkly contrasts the two newest generations – Millennials and Generation Z – with past populations: living through a world-wide crisis. However, in the past few weeks, this difference disappeared with the outbreak of COVID-19. Though this experience was not one we desperately wanted to share, READ MORE

Intern Intro: Emily

Meet Emily – our very first fully-remote editorial intern! (Thanks, coronavirus.) We have no doubt you will love getting to know Emily as much as we have. Keep a look out for her upcoming blog series on historical architecture from around the Fox Valley. Name: Emily Speers  Age: 18  Hometown: Neenah  School attending: UW Oshkosh- READ MORE

Karla Lauden

“You don’t realize when you are faced with death and you don’t have a choice. It changes your life completely. You see things differently. You’re completely open because you have nowhere to hide. I’ve been given a second chance.” Looking at me through my computer screen, Menasha artist Karla Lauden professes the event that transformed READ MORE

Joy of the Season 

Cut-your-own tree farms grow family traditions  As the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving dinners and late-night shopping endeavors fade away, the season of winter wonderlands, cozy evenings and twinkling lights makes its entrance. To welcome this jovial season, many families around the Midwest bundle up and head to local Christmas tree farms to partake in READ MORE

Building the Future of Homes 

Posted on Sep. 1, 2020 by Emily Speers

From antibacterial surfaces to bigger offices, COVID-19 is transforming the way homes are built As the year continues, the effects of the global pandemic are quickly infiltrating every aspect of society, including our own homes. Whether in construction or due to society’s newfound consciousness of home functionality, home design is shifting rapidly to meet new READ MORE

The Great Outdoors 

From patios to walk-up windows, these “streateries” are upping the Fox Cities’ outdoor dining game  Unlike the fruity drinks and seafood overload usually prized during the warmer months, summer dining in 2020 has taken a turn with priority focus on safety and comfort in response to COVID-19. Fox Cities restaurants are gearing up for the READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Rustic Roads & Scenic Drives 

Posted on Jul. 9, 2020 by Emily Speers

Whether you are eager for a road trip or wanting to stay closer to home, these drives offer the perfect solution. Located about an hour or two from the Fox Cities, these rustic roads and scenic drives feature the history, nature and scenery that give us pride in calling Wisconsin home. In 1973, Wisconsin State READ MORE