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Chocolate, Diamonds Star in ‘Fantasy’ Event

Sweet Treats cupcakes team stands ready to greet chocolate lovers at the 2014 Chocolate Fantasy event.  This year’s event, the 19th annual Chocolate Fantasy, is set for January 25.

Soroptimist Chocolate Fantasy Gala Jan. 25 By Renee DuFore Russell Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they run a close race with chocolate. On Sunday, January 25, chocolate and chocolate diamonds will pair up as the main attractions at Chocolate Fantasy. This showcase of all things chocolate is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Fond du Lac. Held at ... Read More »

Barrel Aged Cocktails

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See those barrels sitting to the right of Cannova’s Pizzaria bartender, Alan Kolbeck? They’re more than just countertop decorations. Each is the canister for a unique mixture, a combination of professional drink mixing expertise and old fashioned brew-mastery Kolbeck calls barrel aged cocktails. J: Let’s first talk about what the idea behind all this is and tell me a little ... Read More »

Just Fare Market – Shop for gifts From Around the World

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BY DOROTHY BLISKEY Going to the little community of Peebles to shop these days can be like a trip around the world. At least that’s the case when you step inside Just Fare Market. The store, located in Old Mill Plaza “mall” in tiny Peebles, is a world bazaar full of unique, high-quality handmade items. Those who create the various ... Read More »

Ki to Health: An Alternative Practice Finds a Home in Oshkosh

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By Will Stahl More and more people are becoming dissatisfied with the methods of standard Western medicine, and they are looking for alternatives to the “take pills” style of healing. Courtney Cowie was one of those people. After an early career as an endurance athlete and undergraduate training as a geological engineer, she took an M. A. in Japan Studies ... Read More »

Appleton Library Charts Its Future

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By Colleen Rortvedt, Appleton Public Library Director David Lankes, professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies tweeted, “Bad libraries build collections. Good libraries build services (of which a collection is one). Great libraries build communities.” For the past five years, guided by our community, we have developed a new vision and strategies ... Read More »

Sixth Soup Walk Allows People to Explore Appleton, Help the Hungry

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By Andrea Johnson Can you imagine anything better than fall in the Fox Valley combined with warm, delicious soup, trolley rides and giving back to the community? The sixth annual Soup Walk on Saturday, October 18 will feature all of these autumnal delights from 12-4 p.m. The Soup Walk invites ticket holders to explore 16 total College Avenue and Riverfront ... Read More »

Pioneer Resort Owner Fires Back Over ‘Public Nuisance” Claim

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By Miles Maguire If city officials thought that hauling the owner of the Pioneer Resort into court would jump-start the development of what many consider to be the most valuable piece of property in Oshkosh, they would have to be disappointed with the response they received. The owner, a Brookfield-based limited partnership called Decade’s Monthly and Income Appreciation Fund, replied ... Read More »

Have a Ball at the Fur Ball!

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By Merry Dudley The Humane Society of Portage County (HSPC) holds several fundraisers throughout the year. But its annual Fur Ball has been a highlight since the early 1980s. This year’s Fur Ball is scheduled for Friday, October 17, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point. The Fur Ball is ... Read More »

Gala for Giving

Saint Michael’s Foundation Raises Money for Community’s Health Care Needs By Merry Duddley For most people, the season of giving begins around Thanksgiving and runs through December. But there are many people who need help year-round, not just during the last six weeks of the year. That’s where Saint Michael’s Foundation comes in with its annual Gala for Giving, scheduled ... Read More »

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