Monthly Archives: October 2015

Don Barclay is Living the Dream


BY Rick Berg They don’t call it Dream Drive for nothing – that block-long corridor across the Lambeau Field parking lot from the Packers locker room to Oneida Street, where the players ride kids’ bikes on their way to and from practice during training camp each summer. It is the stuff of dreams, especially for undrafted players like Don Barclay. ... Read More »

Grow Local


Before Grow Local farmed, it was merely an idea, a response to the predominant, yet ailing food system. Food touches nearly every aspect of human life, and so the owners Steve Catlin, Calvin Andersen and Alex Fehrenbach set out to bring the freshest, most nutritious food possible to their local community, Neenah, Wisconsin. In 2011, their philosophy became reality in ... Read More »



BY George Halas The Boxkar website includes a quote from John Cooper, FOH Engineer who has worked with Bruce Springsteen and Sheryl Crowe: “Boxkar is what rock’n’roll should be – straight ahead and hard-driving. I have to be careful listening going down the road or I’m going 90 miles an hour!” This reviewer agrees. Apparently, that opinion is shared by ... Read More »

Founders All Day IPA


BY Steve Lonsway When it is beer article writing time, we choose our beer source differently each month. This month we went to the nearby beer store and purchased a beer that could have easily been grabbed from any of our brew team’s refrigerator. This month we are focusing on All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company of Grand Rapids ... Read More »

The Grand 2015-2016 Season Begins


BY Joseph Ferlo, Director, the historic Grand Opera House Late last month, The Grand Opera House in Downtown Oshkosh opened its new 2015-16 performance season. If you’ve been a “regular”, no doubt you noticed that this season is much larger than it’s been these past few years. In fact, it’s the largest schedule of touring events since before the “roof ... Read More »

A Taste For It


BY Jamie Lee Rake So what if we’re a mite late getting to the party when it comes to 11:11 Comfort Food (417 S. Main, Fond du Lac; 920-933-6566)? Readers of another paper serving its home town have awarded the eatery specializing in hamburgers and beignets numerous readers choice awards in its first year of operation. Good for them, really. ... Read More »

What Becomes a Power Pop Legend Most?


BY Blaine Schultz As a description, “Power Pop” ranges from a ‘thumbnail illustration,’ to ‘useless.’ Most listeners can name bands that fall into said genre, but damned if anyone can really define it. A genre that began with the Beatles, it was coined as a term over a decade after the British Invasion held sway. Yet some artists who got ... Read More »

The “Differing Imagery” of Cori Bartz


BY Sherri Thomas Cori Bartz lives a life filled with imagination. By day, she works in a school library surrounded by children’s illustrations and creative storytelling. In the evening or the weekend, she is in the studio sharing space with the fragments of imagination, memory and make-believe that come together in her paintings.  Bartz grew up surrounded by the Muppets, ... Read More »

Our Marvelous Elm Tree…


BY Michael Mentzer The second Titan of the Dutch Gap in Fond du Lac is about to follow the smoky destiny of the first. Already, its outermost branches have been chewed to tiny pieces and chips by fearsome blades and funneled into the bed of a truck to be used as mulch for other trees and shrubs throughout the Fox ... Read More »

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