Category Archives: Appleton – Fox Cities

Kids & Crafts


The Family Fun and the Arts & Crafts areas are Octoberfest destinations in their own right When you’ve had all the food and beverage you care to consume (for now anyway), there’s still a lot to see and do at Octoberfest. Start with the Arts & Crafts Show, which stretches along College Avenue from Durkee Street to Lawe Street, with ... Read More »

Melodic Convergence


With five stages featuring more than 20 acts, plus a bevy of street performers, Octoberfest is bound to be a feast for the music lover’s ears Appleton’s Octoberfest music extravaganza begins Friday night, along with the License to Cruise classic car show, and kicks into high gear on Saturday morning when the 484th Army Band Ensemble and the Bobby Evans ... Read More »

A Mile of Fun for Foodies


Octoberfest offers an almost endless variety of food to choose from Just try to walk away from Appleton’s Octoberfest hungry. It’s not going to happen. There will be 100 different food vendors lining College Avenue, with choices ranging from finger foods to sandwiches and burgers to funnel cakes and bakery to ethnic foods of all varieties. And while you’re satisfying ... Read More »

Roll Out the Barrels


If you can’t find a beer you like at Octoberfest, you’re not looking hard enough Like its German cousin, Appleton’s Octoberfest is a bacchanalian celebration of beer and the 2015 event promises not to disappoint even the most ardent beer connoisseur. According to Tricia Schwartz, marketing manager for Wisconsin Distributors, “Octoberfest will feature nine different craft beers embracing a wide ... Read More »



By James Page, Game of the Month: InnoGames Player’s Page: InnoGames Summer has come to a close and as the days grow shorter there seems to be less time to devote to leisure activities. A full length game can require multiple days to complete and one cannot advance too far into the storyline without devoting several hours each session ... Read More »

A Summer of Old Friends


BY John Price-Kabhir; the Buddhist Adviser I’m not seventy yet, but I’m inching my way. As of two years ago, I became the oldest male in six generations on my father’s side. They all died before age fifty-one, owing to bad hearts. I most definitely thought I’d join that group, but here I am. I thought I’d never reach the ... Read More »

Chicken Piccata & Spinach Salad


BY Trish Derge I found an interesting study done recently that again sings the praises of spinach. So when you make my Chicken Piccata recipe, be sure to fix a nutritious fresh spinach leaf salad as your side. First...let’s make the simple and quick chicken dinner that has a lot of flavor! Ingredients 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, butterflied ... Read More »

Following ‘Leading the Blind’


BY Jean Detjen It was a privilege to converse recently with original music artists Eric Krueger and Marty Paschke from the Appleton-rooted rock band Leading the Blind (LTB). These inspiring local musicians shared a few things with SCENE about their passion for music making and the local community for which mutual love, respect, and appreciation abounds. The two close friends ... Read More »

Twenty-five X 26.2


BY Will Stahl The Fox Cities Marathon was first run in 1991 about a year after I moved to Neenah. As a lifelong but fairly casual runner, I had always had a faint but nagging interest in running a marathon, and in 1993 I found myself living only a couple of blocks from the Riverside Park start area. It taunted ... Read More »

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