Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mercy Grand Cru – Ale Asylum


BY Steve Lonsway This month’s beer report was derived from a recent purchase at our local beer outlet. The brew team of Stone Arch Brew House are hopheads at heart so we wanted to focus on more of a malty brew for this article. To get off our normally beaten path a bit, we chose to go with a Belgian-style ... Read More »

Peridot Releases “LONELY WORK” with 91.1 the Avenue


BY George Halas ”Loving you is lonely work. I could use a friend.” For months, Trevor Jarvis sat with this line before approaching Appleton native Hillary Reynolds to help develop the song into a duet.  Now, a year later, Peridot has released “Lonely Work” as their first single with 91.1 The Avenue.  Peridot is a re-imagining of the Hillary Reynolds ... Read More »



by Jean Detjen | Artful Living Illuminate your world with this repurposed globe pendant light fixture by Creative Touch Designs, Menasha. $35. Truly a one-of-a-kind conversation piece! Creative Touch Designs refurbishes old furniture and found items into something unique and beautiful for your home or work space. These eco-friendly Urban Junket handbags bring out the best in both form and ... Read More »

Hot Plants for 2016


BY Rob Zimmer It may be the middle of winter, but for gardeners, this is the most exciting time of year. New garden and seed catalogs are arriving, and the dreams and fantasies of gardeners everywhere begin to take flower. Gardening conferences, along with home and garden trade shows are in full swing, all preparing us for a year of ... Read More »

“Monkey in the Middle”


Unique Autobiography of Comedian/Radio Personality Features Bad Luck, Bikers and a Childhood Best Friend Who Committed TWO Bank Robberies. No Joke! Whatever “normal” is, long time nationally touring comedian Dobie Maxwell isn’t it. His life is an amazing story of constant turmoil. Dobie has an incredible talent for being in the proverbial “wrong place at the wrong time”…ALL the time ... Read More »

The 18th Senate District and the Fight for Control of the Senate


BY ROHN W. BISHOP Late in 2015 State Senator Rick Gudex announced he would not be seeking another term as a state senator. This was disappointing news because Rick Gudex is a unique politician. Coming from a blue collar private sector manufacturing background, Gudex understood the plight of regular middle class Wisconsites, unlike much of the political class who float ... Read More »

Right-Wing Nut


BY Robert E. Meyer Donald Trump is far from my ideal of the perfect, or even the prototype of a strongly endorsable candidate. Yet one cannot help but marvel at Trump’s staying power since last summer, particularly when we consider that just less than a year ago Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was a presidential front runner. We will know after ... Read More »



BY Dobie Maxwell There comes a point when I think it’s acceptable to ask just how much technology do we really need? I think that point is now. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I’ve been deeply over my head with all of it for several years now. Five year old kids can run circles around me, and I ... Read More »

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes


WHAT: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes WHERE: Turner Hall Ballroom WHEN: 8 PM Sun, March 6, 2016 COST: $29.50 INFO: BY Jane Spietz Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes have been rockin’ the Jersey Shore music scene since the mid-‘70s. Although band members have come and gone, their horn-backed brand of soul-stirring rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and ... Read More »

Salsa Manzana coming to Lawrence University


BY George Halas As previously reported by The Inquisition, Salsa Manzana is one of the most fun bands in the Fox Cities and plays music to which one simply must dance. On February 21st at The Lawrence University Memorial Chapel at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), there will be a unique opportunity to have fun, dance and support ... Read More »

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