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Monthly Archives: March 2015

That’s a lot of strings, picks and spit valves

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BY MICHAEL CASPER It’s been 40 years since Mike Soffa opened his first music store at Division and Brooke Street’s in Fond du Lac. Since then, he’s sold the business, and turned the reins over to Dan Gilgenbach. I sat down with them both to learn the history, and the musical growth they’ve contributed to this corner of Wisconsin. MC: ... Read More »

Higher Education Opportunities in the Fox Cities

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BY Mike Rohrkast I’m happy to write my first article for Scene Newspaper as state assembly representative for the 55th District. It’s critically important for representatives throughout government to be in constant contact with members of the local community. I encourage constituents throughout the district to contact my office if you have questions or concerns about what is happening in ... Read More »

Paula Deen is Making a Comeback…

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Have you been missing your daily butter fix? Don’t worry, Paula Deen is back — but, this time, it’s on the internet and radio air waves. The celebrity chef is partnering with Compass Media Networks on both a daily radio show and a weekly podcast about — what else? — cooking. “I had my first day in the studio not ... Read More »

44°1’29”N 88°33’4”W Shop Local: Oshkosh Art Abounds!

Local emerging visual artist, Amber McCord’s paintingof her “Ice Shove” was  zinspired by last years visit to the ice caves at the Apostle Islands.

BY Lori Palmeri Move over Door County, Oshkosh has the Newest Creative Arts District in Northeast Wisconsin… When you think of northeast Wisconsin, do you think artistic? Or do you imagine the pricey galleries that line the Door County peninsula as being the “artsy” region of Wisconsin? Have you ever considered Oshkosh as an emerging creative arts district? Yes, Oshkosh’s ... Read More »

Home Team Survivors Beat Zombies

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BY Nic Olig Musings about zombies used to entail more of a commitment to a niche, and that niche could be found at places such as widely ignored lunch tables. What was once a cultish fascination has gradually trended into the mainstream, so much so that one of the most popular shows on television takes place in a world overrun ... Read More »

Gather Americana Restaurant & Deli: More Than Just a Restaurant

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by Jean Detjen Upon entering the doors to Gather Americana Restaurant & Deli, you are greeted by live food posed on the wall as art. Fresh, fragrant super-foods, jauntily sprouting in rustic seed boxes, their colorful shoots waiting their day of edible adornment on someone’s lucky plate. The next thing you see is the magnificently inviting hearth that is central ... Read More »

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