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Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Television Debate in 1860

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BY Tony Palmeri So far the Republicans have had four nationally televised presidential primary debates, and the Democrats two. Republican debates become competitions to see who can make the wackiest comment of the evening, while Democrats recite a litany of progressive ideas everyone knows they will never really fight for. Moderators play a prominent role; CNBC’s probing questions at GOP ... Read More »

See Science, Do Science at Shopko Hall

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Main Stage Schedule: 2016 OMNOVA Main Stage Ready to see some great science? OMNOVA Solutions Main Stage Line Up 2016: 9:45 am Professor Gizmo 10:30 am Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary 11:15 am Mr. Billy Science Music 12:45 pm Professor Gizmo 1:45 pm Wisconsin Public Service: Natural Gas Safety & You 2:30 pm Ameriprise Science Fair Awards 2:45 pm Fox Valley ... Read More »

Hmong New Year in America

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The annual Hmong New Year celebration put on by Green Bay’s Hmong community center might be worth your time December 26 and 27. It’s a fusion of old world tradition and American adaptation by a people who, not that long ago, were half a world away. Mary Yang, President of the Green Bay center told us that it is just ... Read More »

Double Bubble

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By George Halas There are scientific studies that indicate that those two words generate Pavlovian smiles on the faces of many in Wisco. Loyal Inquisitors may recall that we have added a new dimension to that term, building on the notion that buying local in terms of holiday shopping is a very good thing for all concerned. How it works: ... Read More »

Merry Christmas

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BY ROHN W. BISHOP This December’s column represents my second anniversary writing for the Scene, and what started as a local column in the Fond du Lac edition has grown to become a regularly published column in all five editions and is posted online monthly. To all of you who read “Rohn’s Rants” every month I sincerely thank you! And ... Read More »

The Velvet Underground – The Complete Matrix Tapes

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BY Blaine Schultz Back in September, when word leaked out that Loaded, the Velvet Underground’s fourth and final studio album was getting the deluxe reissue treatment. I emailed a record company contact to get the lowdown. But I forgot that Loaded was released on a different label than the previous three albums. My contact Todd reminded me of this but ... Read More »

“Nick of Time”

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BY Dobie Maxwell One of the last remaining celebrities of my childhood has died, and it hurts. I am in mourning. Growing up in Milwaukee in the 1970’s, “All Star Wrestling,” was a weekly local TV institution that had ratings higher than any other program with the possible exception of anything related to bowling and/or polka music. It was part ... Read More »

Merry Christmas from WiFEE & the HUZzBAND

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BY Larry Kay If you’ve already had your fill of “Santa Claus is Coming To Town,” “White Christmas” and the never ending cavalcade of holiday music that becomes virtually inescapable this time of year, take heart - WiFEE and the HUZz BAND are poised to release a new Christmas song that’s sure to vault to the top of your personal holiday hit ... Read More »

Foxy Finds

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By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Modern-industrial flair meets vintage elegance with this eye-catching spherical Enge Chandelier. Eclectic style that gracefully illuminates all variety of decorating schemes. 36” x 36”. $1,595. Find this and other stunning re-purposed light fixtures, accessories, home décor and furniture items at Urban Evolutions, Inc. in Appleton. This effortlessly chic Vigorella nylon skivvy cape is such a ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave

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BY Kimberly Fisher Chefs today, whether those in a restaurant or you at home, are experimenting with unique food and wine combinations to keep their lives interesting. The ever changing world of wine, along with an ever widening diversity of available ingredients in cooking helps make this exploration worth a try. There are rules one can live by, but I ... Read More »

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