Winter arrived a little early in the Fox Cities this year. The season’s first measurable snowfall occurred on October 29, totaling just over three inches. (The earliest recorded snowfall in Appleton occurred on October 10, 1990.) Photographer Ken Kemper captured some images of Appleton as a freshly blanketed winter wonderland.
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Limited time shows to add to your calendar Hmong Heritage & Culture Exhibition December 8-January 12 Artwork and artifacts celebrate the unique artisanship and culture of the Hmong people and illustrate their American experience. Tu-F, 10am-4pm. Sa-Su, 11am-4pm. Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc. 686-3090. Deck the Halls Thru January 5 Each room in the beautiful Sawyer READ MORE
Get festive at these upcoming shows Christmas with the Celts December 8 The Celts’ dynamic tunes mix traditional Irish music and American pop music, with a few originals thrown in. The spirited show features a variety of instruments, including Irish whistles, fiddles, bodhran, banjo, bass and uilleann pipes. 3pm. The Grand Oshkosh, 424-2350. Swing for READ MORE
Name: Claire Diamond Age: 21 Hometown: Combined Locks, WI School attending: St. Norbert College 2020 Tell us about your background: I am from Combined Locks and attended Kimberly High School. I’ve played tennis since I was about 6 and thoroughly enjoyed my time on the high school team. I played for a short period of time READ MORE
Hongwu Zhao took this photo at Neenah’s Doty Park on an early October morning when the trees had just begun to change color. The calmness of the water and the reflection of the vaulted bridge caught his attention. “The morning sunshine casts on the golden tree leaves, plus the clear reflection in the water,” he says. “Everything READ MORE
GCome together at these community events Downtown Appleton Craft Beer Walk September 14 Stroll past unique shopping and dining places (feel free to stop in or make reservations for after you finish) while walking from venue to venue where you will enjoy the absolute best of Wisconsin-brewed craft beer. 3-8pm. Downtown Appleton. 954-9112. 4th Annual READ MORE
Use your noon hour to the fullest at these events Lunchtime Live! Concerts August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Enjoy acoustic music by local musicians on your lunch hour! Bring your lunch, grab takeout from a downtown restaurant or purchase on-site from local vendors. Some seating is available in the plaza or bring your READ MORE
Get your “om” on at these free outdoor yoga sessions Yoga in the Park August 7, 14, 21 & 28 Drop-in for a 60-minute all-levels class led by Empower Yoga. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel. 6pm. City Park, Appleton. Yoga in the Park August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Join READ MORE
Enjoy the great outdoors at these events Pages in the Park August 6 Enjoy a self-led story walk in the woods. Pages from a delightful picture book will be stationed along the stroller-friendly path to read together as you enjoy the beauty of nature. A craft related to the story will be available in the READ MORE
Downtown Waupaca comes alive with art during ARTicipation Week, a week-long celebration of creativity from August 11–17. ARTicipation Week is presented by the Waupaca Community Arts Board (WCAB) and features daily events with local artists, workshops, presentations, projects, live music and more. Events throughout the week include the annual street dance on August 16 with READ MORE
Ode to the Fox Cities | Mac & Cheese All-Stars | Downtown Housing Boom
Spring Arts Forecast | World Cuisine | Artists to Watch
Living Long & Well | Best Breakfasts | Nurse Practitioners
Cozy Guest Room Ideas | Hot Holiday Events | Seasonal Volunteer Stories
25th Annual Golden Fork Awards | Street Name History | Home Buying & Selling Tips
Custom Home Accents | Bergstrom-Mahler Museum’s 60th Anniversary | Exhibits, Music & More
People, Places & Things Photo Contest | Upscale Friday Fish | Decorative Flooring
Explore Northeast Wisconsin
Best of Brats | EAA AirVenture Anniversary | Festivals & Farmers Markets
The 19th Amendment in the Fox Cities | Local Artifacts | Small Plate Roundup
Oshkosh native Emily Willey is no stranger to aircraft and art. Her passion for planes has become the creative inspiration for her work. “My father was a pilot and my mom had her license, so I was always surrounded by [aviation],” Willey says. Willey’s painting career began at age 14 when she asked her mom READ MORE
Q. I like to waste as little as possible in the kitchen. Do you have ideas on what can be done with scraps like carrot and beet tops, potato peelings, ham bones, etc.? Same goes for fruits and veggies past their prime? — Aaron, Menasha A. Reducing waste in the kitchen starts with proper meal and READ MORE
In this second of a two-part series, host Kyle Cherek chats with JR Schoenfeld, chef/owner of Chives Restaurant.
In this episode of Chef Talk, we feature some of the best published and unpublished moments from our 2016 interviews.
In this first of a two-part series, host Kyle Cherek chats with JR Schoenfeld, chef and owner of Chives Restaurant.
In this episode of Chef Talk, host Kyle Cherek chats with husband and wife Joe and Katie Witthuhn, owners of Rustique Pizzeria + Lounge.
In this episode of Chef Talk, host Kyle Cherek chats with Tony Oczus, owner of The Libertine in Green Bay.
In this episode of Chef Talk, host Kyle Cherek chats with executive chef LJ Weber of The Cannery Public Market.
In this episode of Chef Talk, host Kyle Cherek chats with executive chef Kelly Qualley of Hinterland Brewery.
Few jobs offer the ability to do good while attempting to do well. FOX CITIES Magazine has afforded Ruth Ann and me such an opportunity. A significant part of doing good comes from our ability to present to you our NOT TO BE MISSED event calendar. So it comes after the most careful consideration that READ MORE
By Amelia Compton Wolff, Jelissa Burns and Cody Wiesner Photography by Jordan Ashwood It may be our silver anniversary, but these forks are definitely golden. For our 25th annual reader survey of area food and drink, Fox Valley foodies selected their favorite establishments in 34 categories of dining, from Best Steak to Most READ MORE
EAA AirVenture celebrates 50 consecutive years in Oshkosh By Sarah Wells & Amelia Compton Wolff Photography by Jordan Ashwood Every year for one week, Oshkosh’s Wittman Regional Airport becomes the world’s busiest airport. With more than 19,588 takeoffs and landings throughout the week, the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in draws both local and international aviators and READ MORE
Six local celebrities prepare to jet set, Swimsuit Issue style For the 18th annual Swimsuit Issue, our models spent the day cooling their jets at Appleton International Airport – a hub for summer vacation travel. Rocking their finest beach-ready looks, this first-class group definitely turned some heads in the terminal on their way to nonstop READ MORE
The impact of the 19th Amendment on our community By Jane Lang, Executive Director of Neenah Historical Society, and Steven T. Sheehan, Associate Professor of History at UW-Fox Valley Images courtesy of the Neenah Historical Society If less than half of the adult population were allowed to vote, would you still call the United States READ MORE
12 months of dining scene updates, broken down in one digestible review CONTRIBUTORS: Meghan Diemel // Cheryl Kaczmarek Sarah Wells // Cody Wiesner // Kate Youdell Photography by Jordan Ashwood Fresh Faces 313 Dodge, Kaukauna Opened December 20th, 2018, this bistro opened by Janel Abel and fiancé Kyle Megna has been a great location for READ MORE
God, I love this job. How else would one discover that the cornucopia that we know as the “salad bar” was born of frugality … and, born here in Wisconsin? Local history, with compelling provenance, informs us that the first-ever salad bar was conceived in nearby Plover in the early ‘50s when the owner of READ MORE
Charter schools offer Fox Valley students, parents educational options By Patricia Israel Primary and secondary education is constantly adapting to the diverse needs of today’s youth. As parents, caregivers and guardians, it is crucial to understand the many options available for students that will promote success for all learners. While charter schools may still be READ MORE
By Amelia Compton Wolff & Erika Hearden Photography by Jordan Ashwood The ballots have been tallied and the results are in. For our annual reader survey of area food and drink, Fox Valley foodies selected their favorite establishments in 33 categories of dining, from Best Steak to Most Vegetarian Friendly. Learn more about the winners READ MORE
Gardens of seclusion become the next home trend By Meghan Diemel First came the stately man caves — followed by chic she sheds — to fulfill our needs for relaxation space. Now enter the newest “room” you need to add to your home: the secret garden. Enjoyable for children and adults alike, the outdoor spaces READ MORE
Tales of chance encounters that led to romance Photography by Mary Catherine Baird, Two Otters Photography Green Bay couple Mark and Morgan Moran met in an online chatroom as teenagers. She lived in Wisconsin, he lived in England. They spent 10 years as long distance virtual friends before finally deciding to meet. On their third READ MORE