Monthly Archives: April 2015

Mortal Phases


BY Richard Ostrom This month I am going to devote some quality time toward a surprisingly good modern day take on one of the oldest school fractions of the monster movie sub-genre. Said film, calling itself ‘Late Phases’ (with the subtitle, ‘Night of the Lone Wolf’ on the cover art but nowhere in the film) and hailing from the good ... Read More »

Artful Living


By Jean Detjen Fox Cities/Central Wisconsin independent business owners: A side-feature of my new ‘Artful Living’ column in Scene Newspaper will be all about fashion and objects d’art. My personally selected ‘Foxy Finds’ will be featured monthly, starting with the April issue. I’m on the hunt for unique, artful creations for body and work/living spaces that excite the senses. Clothing, ... Read More »

Bats in the Spotlight


BY Will Stahl Bats and I go back a ways. The first one I ever saw washed up dead on the shore of the lake I lived on. No more than ten, I saw at once what it must be with its matted, furry body and translucent wings. It was creepy and fascinating all at once. In later years I ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


BY KIMBERLY FISHER Ahh, finally we are starting to see signs of spring. The snow has melted, the grass is starting to green, and the warmer weather brings out the best in us. Shake that cabin fever and get ready for your next leg of wine exploration. Let’s talk about the three basic white grapes, but this time with a ... Read More »

Giving Baby Chicks for Easter – Please Don’t


BY Tricia Derge Has a relative of yours ever had the bright idea of giving live baby chicks as an Easter gift? Spring is the season when some Bozo’s purchase “baby chicks” for their backyard poultry flocks or to give as Easter gifts, but one Oregon public health expert advises caution around these cute, fuzzy birds. The problem: Baby poultry ... Read More »

The Beat of a Different Drummer

Percussion instruments can be arranged in a variety of ways to maximize their efficiency for the performer. A timbale, a snare drum, and a floor tom are all mounted on stands to bring their heads to a uniform playing height.

BY Karen O’Brien Under the direction of Dr. Adam Rappel, the UWSP Percussion Ensemble will present its spring concert on April 14 at 7:30 pm in Michelsen Hall of the Noel Fine Arts Center in Stevens Point. This year the ensemble will offer a very challenging program that includes “Sacrificial Rite” by David Gillingham, “Divertimento” by Takayoshi Yoshioka, “The Song ... Read More »

Spring Gardening Tips


By Rob Zimmer The snow has melted and the birds have returned and now, in just a few short weeks, it will be time to begin a new growing season here in Wisconsin. Take the opportunity this spring to try something new in your yard and garden, experimenting with new ways to grow. Think outside the box when growing your ... Read More »

Decorative Arch will Accent Ground of Oshkosh Public Museum


When Edgar Sawyer donated his magnificent home on Algoma Boulevard to the people of Oshkosh in 1922, he stated that he was giving it “for the benefit of the public.” Mr. Sawyer’s generosity was the foundation for the creation of the Oshkosh Public Museum, which until that time had been housed in a cramped second floor space in the Library. ... Read More »

Can Meat Save the Planet?


BY Bonni Miller Will eating less meat save the planet? Or instead, can we actually reduce the effects of climate change by changing the way that we raise meat? This debate introduces us to at least one of the big ideas in sustainable agriculture. Last February, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) made history when it recommended to the U.S. ... Read More »

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