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Art Words


By Mary Wehner This is a new feature in SCENE that will explore writers, poets, and artists and generally focus on the arts in and around the Fond du Lac Area. This month I will feature The Foot of the Lake Poetry Collective, a group active in the writing community in the city and surrounding area. Poetry; learning how it ... Read More »

Staying Active and Healthy


By Oshkosh Scene Staff Forget the idea of being lazy this winter, and instead take advantage of the many engaging physical activities available in the area. The list is enormous, so we’ve grabbed just a few to feature here. To get you going right off the bat, Race for the Light Benefit 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for December 7, 2013. ... Read More »

Fun in the Snow: Cross Country and Snow Shoes


By Oshkosh Scene Staff For winter outdoor enthusiasts (including most young kids and normal-sized dogs), snow is what makes winter exceptional and fun. While your backyard may be a fun spot for the construction of snowmen and ice fortresses, many nearby parks offer great opportunities for enjoyment in the snow. The Coughlin Nature Area features 35 acres of prairie wildlife ... Read More »

Ten years of upgrades serve Granite Peak well


The past decade has been a good one for Granite Peak in Wausau. The largest ski hill in Wisconsin is more modern than ever with $25 million in upgrades over the last ten years, and last month the snow making process for this winter began. Right now eighty percent of Granite Peak’s terrain is now serviced by high-speed chairlifts, and ... Read More »

Wrong Made Right (The Best of It in the End)


By Richard Ostrum Time to put this 2013 thing to rest with a few supplementary observations on some film bits that I failed to give proper attention to during the preceding 11 episodes of this column. We start with a sensationally odd little tale called Wrong about a distraught young man who suddenly and inexplicably finds himself without his best ... Read More »

Christmas with the Oaks


By A.C. Kruse-Ross The Oak Ridge Boys pull their sleigh into Green Bay for two festive shows at the Weidner Center on December 22. An “Oak Ridge Boys Christmas” promises to be the areas premier event to ring in the holidays. Speaking with us in support of the Christmas show is none other than Oak Ridge Boy bass Richard Sterban. ... Read More »

River District Theatre Presents: Laughter on the 23rd Floor


River District Theatre presents a look back at the genius of a 1950s TV comedy classic. Playwright Neil Simon wrote this semi-autobiographical play about his work on Your Show of Shows, starring Sid Caesar in the Golden Age of television when he found himself working among the ranks of some of the most formidable forces in comedy. We see firsthand ... Read More »

Experience the Magic of a Mid-19th Century Christmas at Wade House in Greenbush


Wade House historic site in Greenbush will host “A Wade House Christmas,” a mid-19th-century Christmas celebration, on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Yankee and German holiday traditions, including period crafts and games for young and old, and horse-drawn wagon rides, will make for a memorable experience. Guests to “A Wade House Christmas” will experience ... Read More »

Mammary Lane


By D. Bob Sauer To simply state that I am lactose tolerant would be to udderly understate the level of my condition. A more accurate description would be to say that I am lactose indulgent. I proudly belong to a class of higher vertebrates, namely mammals, which means that as a youngster I was nourished with milk secreted through mammary ... Read More »

Local Music: A Jazzy Win-Win

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By George Halas The holiday season is upon us. The Inquisition wishes to extend glad tidings to all and peace on Earth to men of good will. This holiday sentiment is shared by almost all, but Bill O’Reilly’s message is: “Call it Christmas, or, well, let’s just say Santa knows where your children live.” The season has many traditions. While ... Read More »

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