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  • Mentor 2.0
    by Jelissa Burns on October 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    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 […]

  • Return to Nam
    by Amelia Compton Wolff on October 7, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    In February 2019, 52 Northeast Wisconsin veterans participated in Return to Nam, a first-of-its-kind Old Glory Honor Flight.  Old Glory Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization that provides WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans with air transportation to Washington, D.C. so they may visit memorials built in their honor. These trips typically occur in READ MORE […]

  • Wisconsin Visual Artists
    by Kayla Nessmann on September 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) is a not-for-profit membership-based organization that represents Wisconsin artists while promoting and encouraging the visual arts. The organization was originally founded in 1900, making it the oldest art organization in the state. Membership includes three chapters – Southeast in the Milwaukee area, South Central in the Madison area and Northeast in READ MORE […]

  • Street Icon
    by Jelissa Burns on September 11, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    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 in Nature
    by Kayla Nessmann on September 10, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton, a 775-acre wildlife preserve and nature education facility, has recently become home to a tree root art piece that functions as a chandelier.  Executive Director Randy Tuma says the root system comes from a northern white cedar that was found on the property. Bubolz is home to a white READ MORE […]

  • New Face: Kevin Sütterlin, FVSO
    by Kayla Nessmann on September 6, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor, Kevin Sütterlin, begins his debut season on September 21.  Sütterlin is originally from Germany and came to the United States to finish his doctorate program in orchestral conducting at the University of Memphis. When the conductor position with Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra (FVSO) opened two years ago, Sütterlin was READ MORE […]

  • Art City: an introduction
    by Jelissa Burns on September 4, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    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 […]

  • Dine Out. Do Good. 
    by Amelia Compton Wolff on September 3, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Fox Valley Restaurant Week returns September 19-25 with nearly 20 area restaurants offering price-fixed three-course menus for lunch and dinner. Lunch is offered at $14 and dinner is offered at two price points, $26 or $36. The weeklong event allows restaurants to showcase their standout dishes as well as experiment with cutting-edge recipes before adding READ MORE […]

  • Gathering Places
    by Fox Cities Magazine on August 29, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    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 […]

  • Love your Mother (Earth): Putting Words into Action
    by Kayla Nessmann on August 17, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    As we wrap up this blog series on climate and environmental news in the Fox Cities, I just want to say that I have had a lot of fun writing these. Environmentalism is something I have always been really passionate about and I learned a lot of new information throughout the process of this blog READ MORE […]