Monthly Archives: June 2015

Summer Dancin’ and Jazzin’


By George Halas Summer’s here and the time is right for dancin’ in the streets. They’ll be dancin’ in Chicago...and in...Neenah! Based on the latest science, The Inquisition calculates that dancing in aisles will be an unavoidable consequence for those who attend the musical, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” at The Jane Bergstrom Fine Arts Theater at St. Mary’s Central in Neenah. ... Read More »

Rain Gardens

Blue Flag Iris

BY Rob Zimmer Conserving the precious water resources of our area is important for many who live, work and play here in northeast Wisconsin. There are things that each and every family, business and individual can do to help. One of the simplest and most effective is to install a rain garden on your property. Maybe you’ve heard the term ... Read More »

Mom and (Me)dia

Tony Palmeri

BY Tony Palmeri My dear mom Gertrude “Trudy” Palmeri passed away on May 11, 2015 at the age of 79. She and my Korean War vet dad Frank would have been married 60 years (!) in October. All but the last two years of her life were lived in the borough of Brooklyn, NY. She was an Italian-Catholic Brooklynite in ... Read More »

When the lie about the Truth becomes the Truth

Saddam Hussein

BY Rohn Bishop Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, a really bad guy. Following a brutal rise to power in 1979, Saddam Hussein would become one of the most evil men on the planet, devastating Iraq and repressing all dissent. Saddam would use chemical weapons against his own people; start an awful war with Iran that would kill hundreds of ... Read More »



BY Dobie Maxwell Is there anybody on this planet currently among the living that doesn’t like pizza? Everybody I know does, but then again I don’t know everybody. I’m sure there are exceptions to everything, but somebody not liking pizza would raise a major red flag – kind of like somebody who doesn’t like sunshine or petting a puppy. Those ... Read More »

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episodes I & II


BY James Page Game of the Month: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episodes I & II Developer: SEGA ESRB: Everyone Release Date: 10/12/2010 & 05/15/2012 System: PC/PlayStation 3/Xbox 360/Wii Rating: Graphics: 3.0 out of 4.0 Game Play: 3.0 out of 4.0 Personal: 2.0 out of 2.0 Total Score: 8.0 out of 10.0 Player’s Page: Sonic the Hedgehog 4 When we ... Read More »

Flag Day Recognized at Lakeside Park

Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper, Trevor Casper

The legend is that George Washington, and two other members of the Continental Congress asked Betsy Ross to sew the first American flag sometime in the late spring of 1776. Ross was already a widow in her young 20’s when she was assigned this patriotic task. She completed the flag, arranging thirteen stars in a circle representing the thirteen colonies ... Read More »

Freedom Sunday Music, Dancing, Freedom


BY Jim Moran On Sunday, June 7th, from 11 in the morning until 5 that afternoon, Oshkosh will be celebrating freedom with music, dancing and food at Opera House Square as two great events are combined into Freedom Summer Comes Home 2 Race Unity Project. “First off, this is a remembrance of the Civil Rights Movement,” Lee Sonoski said. Lee, ... Read More »

Theatre Z to Present “Other Desert Cities”


GREEN BAY: Theatre Z will present Jon Robin Baitz’s “Other Desert Cities” starting Tuesday, June 16 and running through Saturday, June 20, at the Art Garage’s newly acquired building, The Cannery, 1429 Main Street (on Olde Main Street), Green Bay. WI. All shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of an additional performance on June 20 when ... Read More »

Reaching for the Zenith


By George Halas One of the most pleasant aspects of the Wisconsin Brewing Company Concert Series is that, in addition to discovering some fabulous music, each month will provide an opportunity to discover a new beer. At both the June 17th appearance at Peabody’s in Oshkosh by Ho Malone as well as the Walt Hamburger and The Young Guns concert ... Read More »

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