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Energy Fair Returns to Custer

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BY Michael Casper Dates and hours of the Energy Fair Friday, June 17 9 am - 10 pm Saturday, June 18 9 am - 10 pm Sunday, June 19 9 am - 4 pm Location: Midwest Renewable Energy Association 7558 Deer Road Custer, WI 54423 Visit theenergyfair.org Each year, The Energy Fair brings over 15,000 attendees together to learn about clean ... Read More »

Appleton Celebrates Summer with Two Free Music Series

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BY George Halas Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Appleton Downtown Inc. (ADI) is inviting everyone to enjoy the summer with the return of two free summer music series. The 11th annual Heid Music Summer Concert series, and the 5th annual Lunchtime Live! series. “Every year, we try to make each series the best we can,” said ADI Marketing Director ... Read More »

Irishfest Returns to the Leach

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BY George Halas It is often said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. On Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th, there is an opportunity to make it a two-fer as The 8th Annual Oshkosh Irish Fest returns to The Leach Amphitheater. The festival has grown in popularity and has been voted “Best Local Festival” five times in ... Read More »

Fishstock Fills the Barn

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BY Michael Casper Door County’s most beloved music venue isn’t a bar, an auditorium, or a classic theater, but a 100-year-old dairy barn nestled among fields in the middle of the peninsula. Dr. Steve Ellmann is the jack-of-all liason. He’s been in bands since he was eleven, played trumpet for the Norfolk Symphony while attending the Virginia School of Music, ... Read More »

Foxy Finds

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By Jean Detjen, Artfully Living Half funky, half fancy! Do a soft n’ edgy double take with the Split Personality Dress from Globally Sound Fair Trade in downtown Appleton. Eco-friendly cotton in dusty navy twill and contrasting gray lace. Bateau neckline and empire waist with hidden back zip. Vintage inspired and handmade in India by a women’s artisan co-op. Fashion ... Read More »

Rising Star Mill Art Returns!

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BY Marianne Walker Are you looking for a get-away destination on Memorial Day weekend? Do you love the pastoral countryside with rolling hills, meandering rustic roads, little out-of-the-way villages to explore? How about a picnic lunch on the banks of a trout stream where it’s shallow enough in some areas to see the fish swimming past? Interested in visiting a ... Read More »

Once a Brewer, Still a Brewer Jimmy Gantner

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BY Michael Casper Jimmy Gantner grew up in Eden, Wisconsin, one of nine kids that Elmer and Edna raised. Elmer worked for Mammoth Springs Canning Company. “I grew up with a love of baseball,” Jim said “my dad and mom would always play catch with us, throw us grounders. And all of us in the neighborhood would play every day ... Read More »

Washatka Produces Stellar Sound, Results

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BY George Halas Given that most loyal Inquisitors are highly intelligent and well-educated in addition to having great taste, it is a fair assumption that you are familiar with the Latin phrase, caveat emptor, “buyer beware.” The Inquisition hopes that you are also an accutus emptor, a “smart buyer.” The Inquisition is painfully aware of many instances where great musicians ... Read More »

Space Raft – Rubicon (Dusty Medical Records)

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BY Blaine Schultz In two years Milwaukee’s Space Raft has released a pair of albums, a vinyl 45, and opened for Bernie Sanders. Bands release records to varying levels of success. Fewer can say they were asked to open for a candidate for President of the United States. So here we are in April and we may already have a ... Read More »

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