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Author: Charlie Hildebrand

Virtual Fox Cities Book Festival

For over 10 years, the Fox Cities Book Festival has brought local book enthusiasts together by celebrating the works of notable local and national authors. Despite the impacts that COVID-19 has had on local events, the 2020 Fox Cities Book Festival will continue its celebration this year by taking a new, virtual approach to the READ MORE

Hearthstone Historic House Museum Receives 2020 Museum Exhibit Award

Appleton’s Hearthstone Historic House Museum is the recipient of the 2020 Museum Exhibit Award from the Wisconsin Historical Society for its exhibit “Kitty’s Wedding: You’re Invited – The 130th Anniversary of Kitty Rogers’ Wedding.” The annual Museum Exhibit Award is given to only two organizations per year.  “Each year, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s governing Board READ MORE

Business Not As Usual: Coffee Shops

Despite businesses taking serious measures to protect their customers and employees, COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin are continuing to rise.  As of August 22, the totality of Wisconsin cases has surpassed 70,000. This is likely to increase even more in the coming weeks as Wisconsin’s universities open. Several notable universities, such as The University of North READ MORE

Business Not As Usual: Farmers Markets

As we enter into the summer season, many of us are looking forward to spending more time outside with our family and friends. Similarly, it is this time of year that farmers markets begin to operate every Saturday for the coming months. However, given the global pandemic that has obstructed our lifestyles, will they be READ MORE

Business Not As Usual

Throughout the first half of 2020, people have focused their attention on the global pandemic that has seemingly taken control of society. COVID-19 has become the main topic of most people’s daily conversations, the subject that news outlets are focusing on, and unfortunately, a major source of anxiety for many. Although there are many business READ MORE

Lydia Andersen

Appleton-based artist Lydia Andersen has had an interest in illustrations for much of her life. Throughout childhood, Andersen drew and illustrated short stories. Andersen has carried her artistic interests into adulthood by turning what was once her side hobby into a full-time career.   “The Paint Chip Series” has been Andersen’s ongoing project since 2016. She READ MORE

Home IQ

Smart home technologies increase functionality, save energy and create a seamless living environment The definition of a smart home has evolved as consumers’ interests have become more demanding. Smart home devices are designed with convenience in mind and aim to make home life more efficient. A wide variety of smart home technology exists, and in READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Outdoor Art 

During a season of social distancing, outdoor activities take on a whole new level of importance. Exploring outdoor art pieces, both public and private, is a great way to safely spend a summer day.  Art in Public Spaces, Sheboygan Anyone with an admiration for large sculptures and murals would benefit from a day trip to READ MORE