Category Archives: Appleton – Fox Cities

Another Milestone on the Path to Equality”


BY Denis Riley On June 26th the U.S. Supreme Court held that the 14th amendment guarantees of due process and equal protection of the laws meant that no state could ban marriages between members of the same sex, just as it had held almost 50 years earlier that no state could ban marriages between individuals of different races. Reaction was ... Read More »

The Wine Cave


BY Kimberly Fisher What makes a wine a WINE? Many characteristics and attributes contribute to this luscious drink, but understanding more of how it becomes what it is will help you appreciate more of what wine is. APPEARANCE AND COLOR: Wine can be red, white or rose. If a wine appears cloudy, there could be something wrong with it; we ... Read More »

Listen Up! THE QUIET TIME Has Something to Say


BY Jean Detjen Attention, Humanoids… The Universe is calling… Pay attention to this important message: Make the time to get to know The Quiet Time! Being quiet isn’t always easy. When practiced with mindfulness, however, silence allows you to be in the moment, present and open to both the inner and outer environment. Surrounded by the sounds and presence of ... Read More »

Right Wing Nut


BY Robert Meyer Several editorial works have appeared recently, once again addressing the give and take of global warming/climate change concerns. Few of us have the specialized knowledge necessary to make absolute pronouncements on this topic, yet all of us have a right, or even an obligation, to philosophically cross-examine the arguments presented for rational consistency. The most arresting observation ... Read More »

Life Is Fair


BY Dobie Maxwell Try as I might, as life goes on I just can’t shake my intense fascination with all things freakish. I am obviously not alone, or run of the mill human parasites with no particular identifiable set of marketable skills or talents like Jerry Springer or Maury Povich wouldn’t have been able to rake in more than a ... Read More »

5 O’clock Somewhere


BY Jim Moran Rebecca Durant, Menasha’s newest tavern owner, has worked hard to earn a great reputation as a friendly neighborhood bar that serves great food. Five O’clock Somewhere, formerly Hank’s Tavern, is located on Broad Street in Menasha’s established 5th ward. This German-Polish neighborhood of primarily hardworking blue-collar families is accustomed to understanding value, and these expectations have already ... Read More »

Game of the Month: Splatoon


By James Page Developer: Nintendo ESRB: Everyone 10+ Release Date: 05/29/2015 System: Wii U Rating: Graphics: 3.5 out of 4.0 Game Play: 3.5 out of 4.0 Personal: 2.0 out of 2.0 Total Score: 9.0 out of 10.0 Player’s Page: Splatoon Are the summer blues starting to set in? Do the normal activities such as baseball, swimming, and riding bike seem ... Read More »

Barrel Aged Bigfoot Ale


Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico, CA & Asheville, NC BY Steve Lonsway When we were first presented the opportunity to write beer articles, my mind immediately went to the many (and I mean MANY) wonderful beers I have had from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. The problem is I think people would get bored reading about them every single month. So ... Read More »

Grammy Nominees Headline Fox Jazz Fest


BY George Halas Grammy nominees Tom Harrell and Rene Marie will headline the 22nd annual Fox Jazz Festival to be held in beautiful and idyllic Jefferson Park in Menasha on Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th, starting at noon on both days. Admission is free. In addition, the traditional and always surprising “Festival Jam” anchored by The Noah Harmon ... Read More »

Rockwell at the Trout

Home from the War

BY Will Stahl As a five – seven year-old child in a very small town in northern Illinois, my mother sent me, when shaggy, to a barber shop no more than a hundred yards from our home. It was the real old-fashioned kind with big windows, seats around the walls for waiting (appointments were unknown), the smell of hair tonic ... Read More »

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