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Century Oaks Assisted Living


By Jaclyn Brandt The baby boom of the 1940s and 1950s created a whole new generation of modern thinkers and doers. But now that the gen­eration is aging, and both the government and private groups are discussing the future of care. In Wisconsin, the three main options for care include an adult family home, resi­dential care apartment complexes or com­munity ... Read More »

On the Ice


By Oshkosh Scene Staff The ice of Lake Winnebago becomes a playground every winter for fishers, explorers, and the occasional speed skater. Remember to be careful and responsible when on the ice of Lake Winnebago, and stay off the ice of the Fox River at all times. For fishing, the lake is quickly scattered with ice fishing shanties as soon ... Read More »

New UWO Service Connects Music Students with Shows


By Kristin Stockheimer You’ve got an event. Maybe even a party. And a DJ won’t do. You’re going with live music – good stuff… artsy stuff. Frankly, any stuff. But “live” and “quality” are key. The musicians at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh have a developed a new service that has just about anybody in the region covered. It’s ultimate ... Read More »

Wisconsin outdoor outlook


By Ryan Koenigs It’s that time of the year again, a time when the majority of Wisconsin sportsmen and sportswomen have buck fever and have a hard time concentrating on anything that doesn’t have four legs and horns. Yet, there is another demographic out there that welcomes this time of the year for the diverse, and tremendous fishing opportunities that ... Read More »

Winnebago angler Ray Groff hooks a musket


By Michael Mentzer The story of Ray Groff of Fond du Lac and his new-found flintlock musket — from the depths of Lake Winnebago, no less — gets a person’s attention faster than “Fish on!” in a Wisconsin walleye fishing tourney. Groff is feeling the impact of widespread recognition even though he has no interest whatsoever in fame. “At first ... Read More »

Abner Who? …and Subsequently: What? Where? When? How? and Why?

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By Alisa Levi-D’Ancona Abner Who? No really, that’s the name of one of the Fox Valley’s very own bands that’s breaking out into the music industry big leagues. If the “Who?” part is still tripping you up, fear not; I’m here to explain. They might’ve slipped under your radar, since they currently reside in L.A., but Abner Who? is comprised ... Read More »

The 2013 Tony Awards


By Tony Palmeri The 12th (!) annual Tony Awards column for excellence in local media is dedicated to the late Anita Simm. Anita passed away in June at the age of 91. She and her late sister Marcile lived for many years on Parkway Ave. in Oshkosh; we were neighbors and great friends. Part of the friendship was a mutual ... Read More »

A Quiet Campus Does Not Mean the Learning Stops

Thirteen Lawrence University students and four faculty members will be traveling to China during the holiday recess as part of the college's “Sustainable China: Integrating Culture, Conservation and Commerce” initiative. In 2012, students participated in a walking tour of Hong Kong's Central District with Bernard Chan, chair of the Hong Kong Council for Sustainable Development.

By Hilary Armstrong While the Lawrence University campus may appear to the casual observer to be quiet and mostly deserted in December, much learning is still taking place and some on quite distant shores.  The Lawrence students have a holiday recess that takes them from Thanksgiving until after the New Year, but not all of them are heading home for ... Read More »

The Making of a Book Festival


By Brian Kepetsky When we began planning the 2014 Fox Cities Book Festival back in June, we knew we wanted to do a better job a number of areas. One area in particular was communication. We want people to be aware of the book festival, the authors, and who will be where and when. We also think it is beneficial ... Read More »

The Fall Theatre Swing


By Joseph Ferlo Before the decked halls are shut down for the Christmas holiday, there are a few great theatre productions to take in right here in the Valley. Starting things off, with one performance only on December 4, is A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Staged by the touring Nebraska Theatre Caravan, which has been ... Read More »

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