Category Archives: Central Wisconsin

Harvest of Grapes to Glass


BY Kimberly Fisher Fall is upon us and it is this season that starts the harvest of grapes to glass. Have you ever thought about the lifecycle of a vine or how long it takes to get grapes to make that wonderful transition from vineyard to glass? The physical structure of the vine as cultivated. It consists of a single ... Read More »

Kat Reinhert “Sparks” a New Album


BY George Halas In addition to all the great original music being generated locally, Wisconsin is also in the business of exporting extraordinary talent to other parts of the country and the world. A splendid example is singer-songwriter-composer Kat Reinert, whose new album, “Spark” was released on August 21st. Growing up in Milton, Wisconsin, Reinhert – then Kat Berentsen – ... Read More »

Foxy Finds


By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Give your decorating scheme a big boom of resonating fun with this vintage “Harmony Rollickers” bass drum. 26.5” diameter, 15” height. $299 from Milo Milo in Appleton, where you can always find “a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.” Milo Milo features retail and resale treasures, with upscale furniture and home ... Read More »

Autumn All-Stars


BY Rob Zimmer Add some new life to your yard, garden and landscape this fall by incorporating dramatic color, texture and more for an amazing autumn season. Look beyond the standard fall staples like mums and kale and include a variety of different and unusual plants to add spice to your landscape. Be sure to bring new life to fading ... Read More »

New Focus on N.E.W. Music


BY George Halas From its humble beginnings, The Inquisition strives to discover and reveal the hidden gems in the music and art of The Fox Cities. One of the most important revelations was simply the enormous quantity and quality of original music of all types emanating from artists and bands based from Fond du Lac to Green Bay. The Inquisition ... Read More »

Fox’s Frankenstein & the Sandman


BY Tony Palmeri I’ve been following presidential elections closely since 1976 when I was a high school sophomore. As the first post-Watergate national election, the 1976 contest sparked our still intense infatuation with outsider candidates ready to clean up Washington. Affable peanut farmer and former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter cultivated the outsider persona perfectly against incumbent President Gerald Ford. Ford ... Read More »

Right Wing Nut


BY Bob Meyer As more support for educational vouchers gains ascendancy, the talking points against them become increasingly desperate. The epitome of this trend might well have been expressed by a writer in his recent column in the Appleton Post-Crescent. His assertion is excerpted below. “Voucher schools, also known as taxpayer-supported religious schools, aren’t about improving public education, they are ... Read More »

Farm Girl Saison


Lift Bridge Brewing Company, 1900 Tower Drive West, Stillwater, Minnesota BY Steve Lonsway As the Mile of Music 3 slowly fades, all who participated are left with many fond memories of another successful year.  The Stone Arch Brew crew is also left with the deepest of gratitude for all the support our brand received during this epic event.  And thanks ... Read More »

Riders in the Sky & “The Cowboy Way”


BY Jamie Lee Rake “It’s just doing the right thing...not taking the easy way.” That’s a succinct description of The Cowboy Way delivered by Doug Green, better known as Ranger Doug, “the idol of American youth” whose serene baritone and acoustic guitar lead family-friendly, comedic Western music band Riders In The Sky, who are set to play Waupun’s historic City ... Read More »

Just Another Band Out of Boston


BY Michael Casper Boston is coming to the State Fair. Other than a gyro and a cream puff, is there any other reason why not to make a trip to West Allis? Their debut album, Boston, was released nearly 39 years ago to the day they will storm the stage on the 6th. That record still ranks as one of ... Read More »

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