Monthly Archives: August 2014

Help Proected Our Woods and Waters


By Penny Bernhard-Schaber Summer has come, and with it has come more opportunities to enjoy Wisconsin’s natural heritage, whether you’re fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, or camping. But summer also a good time to reflect on all the hard work that goes into protecting our natural resources so our children and grandchildren have a chance to enjoy them as well. That’s ... Read More »

Head to Rosholt for Bluegrass in the Pines

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For the fifth year, lovers of bluegrass music will gather under the trees in Rosholt to attend the 5th Annual Bluegrass in the Pines Bluegrass Festival on August 21-23. This year the show is expanding to include music on Thursday as well as Friday and Saturday. Music will begin at 8:00 pm on Thursday night with admission just $10 for ... Read More »

Where to spend the rest of your summer bay-cation


By Lemmy Thru I never really understood the concept of going to bars where the only entertainment is ignoring, impressing, or intimidating other people. Even trivia and karaoke at least ask patrons to partake in something. However, no siren of nightlife seduction sings louder nor lovelier than my holiest of queens, Ms. Live Music herself.   As you know, nightlife ... Read More »

Moving for Monarchs – “Dance n’ Plant”

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By DONNA VANBUECKEN Have you ever wanted to dance like a butterfly? Well here’s your chance. Producer Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch and her crew are coming to the Fox Valley this summer to film their second segment of Moving for Monarchs (M4M). Using dance to promote social and environmental activism has been highly successful throughout the world. What could be better than ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


As summer comes to an end, and the kids go back to school, it might be a time to reflect on the summer’s activities and the memories that were made.  History, and heritage are two things that come to mind, when reflecting back on the summer and envisioning what traditions will continue on.  When we reflect on a winery that ... Read More »

Seeing Something Really Green


By Will Stahl In the back of my closet, I have an old USGS topographic map made from a 1950 survey. It’s one of the old 1: 62,000 type, very small scale, but it’s interesting because it shows at that time, the City of Neenah ended at Cecil Street. A few houses tail off down the road we call Congress ... Read More »

The 19th Battle of the Bands


BY JAMIE LEE RAKE “It’s a whole Darwin thing. We’re adding new species into the mix,” Mike’s Music co-owner Dan Gilgenbach enthuses of the evolutionary hand he and his shop have had in abetting the progress of Fond du Lac’s music scene by way of the battle of the bands that he and his business have had a hand in ... Read More »

Confluence of rage

Once a haven for the RPG crowd, the next Hollywood blockbuster is likely to take center stage at your convention.

By Josh Hadley When did nerd cons move from nerd cons to general pop culture cons and, more importantly, when did cons start to become corporate and calculated media events with the single purpose of fleecing an audience that pays to be fleeced? Comic Con is now one of the largest media events out there, for just about everything except ... Read More »

54th Assembly District Interviews

54th Assembly District Interview: (left to right) Rep. Gordon Hintz, Eye on Oshkosh Host Cheryl Hentz, Oshkosh Scene contributors Tony Palmeri and Emilie Heidemann.  Photo by Justin Mitchell for the Scene.

On July 17th, Eye on Oshkosh host Cheryl Hentz and guest co-hosts Tony Palmeri and Emilie Heidemann interviewed incumbent Rep. Gordon Hintz from Wisconsin’s 54th Assembly District on his position on an array of political, economic, and social issues. This interview, done as a collaborative project of The Oshkosh Scene, Eye on Oshkosh, and the UW Oshkosh Journalism Internship Program, ... Read More »



By George Halas Over the past 20 years, the Fox Jazz Festival has established a tradition of bringing some of the best jazz performers to a thoroughly idyllic setting, Jefferson Park in Menasha, over the Labor Day Weekend…and at no charge. The 21st Annual Fox Jazz Festival not only continues but builds on the tradition, presenting one of the strongest ... Read More »

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