Category Archives: Appleton – Fox Cities

Get in the Spirit for a Little Irish Celebration


By Cassondra Temmer St. Patrick’s Day comes around once a year and for many people it’s their favorite thing to celebrate. For those living in the New London area, The Grand Parade is something they look forward to yearly. It’s a perfect end to the St. Patrick’s Day spirit week, and it is one of the largest parades that you ... Read More »

The Fox Cities Reads – Wonder


By Brian Kopetsky Back in January our committee and organizations involved in Fox Cities Reads announced  that we had selected R.J. Palacio’s Wonder for the 2014 Fox Cities Reads. We are now a month  and a half into the Read and we have been blown away by the response to the book. Here at the  Appleton Public Library we have ... Read More »

Christianity and Atheism


By Robert E. Meyer Robert Nordlander (hereafter referred to a Mr. N) is well known locally as an atheist who writes letters to the editor (and has been a contributor to this publication), often making rhetorical arguments impugning Christianity. In a recent response to Mr. N’s letter, a friend of Mr. N’s, whom we will refer to hereafter as Mr. R, made ... Read More »

Hell Is Where the Heart Is


By Richard Ostrum  Stowed away atop the mighty House of Heroes comic book hot spot in the thick of Oshkosh is a grand laboratory adorned with majestic posters (mostly of the original Evil Dead) and copious objects truly fitting a film-savvy scholar. It houses one mad soul, hard at labor on a challenging collection of projects and ideas meant to ... Read More »

Vic Ferrari: Turning Up the Amp in the Fox Valley


By Alysa Levi-D’Ancona  No, not one of those fancy Italian cars! Vic Ferrari. You have probably been living under a rock if you haven’t heard of them because they’ve been a staple of not only the Fox Valley but also the greater Midwest. Back in 1988, the rock band started playing a few gigs at weddings, and from there it ... Read More »

Breaking Badfinger in Milwaukee

Joey - Roxy BW BfR

By Jane Spietz WHAT: Badfinger WHERE: Turner Hall, Milwaukee WHEN: Friday, February 28, 2014 COST: $32.50 INFO: Badfinger is a Wales-based rock band that was signed by Apple Records in 1968, with the Beatles’ personal seal of approval, as The Iveys. The band’s name was changed the following year to Badfinger, at the same time current singer/guitarist/songwriter Joey ... Read More »

Declassified Ads


By D. Bob Sauer Articles for Sale Gut Buster workout machine. Never used, not even once. $50.00 Call Sarah Lee 800 697-0000 Pit Bull (brown and white, named “Gummy Bear”). Toothless, slow eater, harmless bite. Good or moderately OK home needed. $25.00 or best offer over 25 cents. 414 920-7150 For sale or trade- Korean time-share condo on north side ... Read More »

Erin and Jeff (Krebs and Johnston)


By George Halas It is a blessing that the Fox Cities area has its fair share of nice restaurants and clubs where one can partake in fine wine and good food, and it’s often difficult to pick that one place to go. Knowledgeable FCI’s (Fox Cities Inquisitors) would say the choice is simple: go to the place that is featuring ... Read More »

Resurrection of The Medicine Show

Dream Syndicate

By Blaine Schultz Necrophilia, incest, arson, impotence, murder. And that is just side one. The Medicine Show, the Dream Syndicate’s 1984 album was ambitious.  If the band’s 1982 debut The Days of Wine and Roses firmly set them apart from hardcore punk and MTV fluff, then the follow-up was a record company’s futile attempt at landing the band on the charts. Or so it ... Read More »

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