Monthly Archives: September 2014

Joy Sams Recruits, Trains, and Organizes

Octoberfest volunteer Stephanie Henderson (left) with Joy Sams.

Octoberfest’s Chief of Volunteers Loves Her Work Octoberfest works so well because of the legion of volunteers recruited for the festival.  Those volunteers need guidance and support.  That’s where Joy Sams comes in.   A volunteer for 14 years, she took on the role of Volunteer Committee Chair five years ago, and now she added Committee President to her duties.  Though ... Read More »

The Soundtrack of Octoberfest

Music captivates the crowd

Talented Bands Keep the Crowds Happy Along with the luscious scents of sizzling bratwursts and fresh kettle corn, you will be struck by the sounds of Octoberfest the moment you get near College Avenue.  An impressive variety of bands will take turns giving people reasons to rock, dance, swing, or sway. Eric Stadler is the Entertainment Director for Octoberfest.  He ... Read More »

License to Cruise – Celebrating 50 Years of the Mustang


Don’t kick yourself on September 27 when you realize you missed out on a chance to get up close to hundreds of show – worthy classic cars along a College Avenue that is closed to regular traffic. Instead, mark your calendar for Friday, September 26 and stroll down each side of the Ave to soak in the atmosphere and feast ... Read More »

A Brew Just For Octoberfest


There’s Something Special in the Works Octoberfest just wouldn’t be Octoberfest without a refreshing beer to compliment the richness of the festival’s bratwursts, burgers and BBQ. This year’s Octoberfest in Downtown Appleton will not disappoint beer lovers.  Old favorites are back, and a new treat is in store.  Organizers of the event came up with a way create a memorable ... Read More »

I’m Hear


By Liv Anne Lern Dear Liv, I’m a young single guy who started dating a girl who I thought was wonderful. Well, in the beginning, she was. She was nice to me, we had a lot of laughs, she liked to come along on the weekends to watch me play in my band, and things in general were going pretty ... Read More »

Marilyn Zelke-Windau


CURATED BY ERIN HEILING Washday Tent Time   White sheets flapped the cotton line stretched from house to garage. Breezy, the summer day invited fourth grade girls to the backyard. Lemonade in one hand, a brownie in the other, bent arms clutched the latest Little House books. They were prepared.   “Let’s camp out!” one cried. “In the middle of ... Read More »

Summer’s End

September Live From Japan 1

By James Page Every summer the video game industry suffers from a drop in major title releases. However, this slowdown is offset by the anticipation generated in Los Angeles during the month of June. The best and brightest of the industry gather at the E3 Expo to display their wares and generate media buzz for the major releases set to ... Read More »

Badger State Brewing Company


by Donna Fischer Wisconsin’s oldest city is generally known for its NFL franchise, and rightly so.  But as the craft beer industry gradually increases in America, Green Bay is taking on another bragging point by having four professional breweries in business.  Situated at 990 Tony Canadeo Run, just along the fringes of the Stadium District, is Badger State Brewing Company.  ... Read More »

NFL 2014 Starting at the End

Will Jay Cutler be smiling at the end of this season? Tom Smith thinks so.
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By Tom Smith Labor Day weekend is here. That means it’s time for my annual column predicting the outcome of the 2014 NFL season and offering fantasy football advice for the low, low price of free. Let me start at the end: the upcoming Super Bowl will result in Packer fans worldwide rooting for Bill Belichick  because his opponent will ... Read More »

Art Words

Downtown Fond Du Lac Farmers Market

By Mary Wehner September is the lush end of summer--with its rich edge of color--pale greens still hanging on with the soft reds and golds beginning to rim the leaves. It is harvest time for the eye in a month that is harvest time for many other wonderful things. Living on the lake is a gift I treasure every day, ... Read More »

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