Category Archives: Central Wisconsin

The Commuter


BY Steve Lonsway Octoberfest brews are on the shelves. Yet, I refuse to let distributers take away my crisp and refreshing summer beer. You can pry my pilsners and Kolsch from my sweaty dead hands. Commuter Kolsch from One Barrel Brewing Company in Madison has the hype of one of those excellent summer brews. Very rarely does my beer guy ... Read More »

Al’s Hamburger Lives!


By Ben Rodgers There’s a new owner at Al’s Hamburger in downtown Green Bay, but all it takes is one bite to find out the classic burger has stayed the same. Michael Wirz reopened Al’s Hamburger in August and already is churning out close to 200 of arguably the best burgers in Green Bay per day. And Al’s Hamburger still ... Read More »

Charity Club Ball Benefits Local Organizations

Bottom left to right:  Molly Moore (Co-Chair of the 2016 Charity Ball), Kim Chatterton (Milk Fund President), Donna King (Co-Chair of the 2016 Charity Ball) Top left to right: Kendra Stone (Charity Club President), Alexandra Smith (Corporate Tables/Decorations Chairperson), Katie Mathos (Publicity Chairperson), Holly Luehring (Silent Auction/Prize Raffle Chairperson) Not photographed: Lori Agnew (Corporate Letters Chairperson) and Jennie Holzmann (Cash Raffle Chairperson)

BY Maggie Sales For a number of children in the community, the end of the school week or year might also bring the end of regular, healthy meals, especially fresh milk. Unfortunately, it happens more often than one might think – but the collaborative efforts of local organizations and many volunteers help to bring relief and support for thousands of ... Read More »

Bomber Sound Makes the Jazz Fest Sound the Best


BY George Halas One of the most interesting ironies in life is that, as a member of the audience, the better the sound, the less you notice it. Musicians, on the other hand, are hyper-aware of sound quality and place the highest value on a quality “sound guy” because they are very rare. For the last several years, perhaps unbeknownst ... Read More »

ERIN KREBS CD REVIEW “Love Always Wins” is a Winner


BY George Halas The long awaited debut album from vocalist and songwriter Erin Krebs has finally been released, and it’s easy to understand why her fans are glad about it. “Love Always Wins” features 11 original Krebs tunes with some of the best musicians in northeast Wisconsin. “I had wanted to do an album for a while, but it was ... Read More »

FOX JAZZ FESTIVAL at Jefferson Park Labor Day Weekend


BY George Halas It has become a Fox Cities summer tradition…and a fine one at that. The 23rd annual Fox Jazz Festival returns to Menasha’s idyllic lakeside Jefferson Park on Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th. One of the unique and most enjoyable features of the festival, the Fox Jazz Fest Jam, which often includes players from the festival ... Read More »

Riverfront Jazz Festival: Labor Day Weekend in Stevens Point


BY Taylor Hale The undulating timbres of jazz will be flowing through the streets of Stevens Point this Labor Day weekend at the Riverfront Jazz Festival, held at Pfiffner Pioneer Park. The festival has been running for over a decade and brings in some of the biggest names in modern jazz. This year’s featured artist will be Benny Golson and ... Read More »

Celebrate Fair Trade Month in October 1-31, 2016


By Carol Smith Fond du Lac Fair Trade Town is planning a “round about” way to celebrate Fair Trade Month in Fond du Lac. A short and affordable Fair Trade Journey is offered as you are out and about this October, to ten locally owned shops and cafés who carry some Fair Trade products. They each are highlighting a featured ... Read More »

KYLE MEGNA, Mile of Music have Grown Together


BY George Halas Appleton native Kyle Megna is in a unique position to reflect on the growth of Mile of Music. The singer-songwriter-guitarist and leader of Kyle Megna and The Monsoons played at the first MOM. Since then, the band has grown in size and stature, and has released several CD’s of original music that have earned critical acclaim and ... Read More »

New Look and New Life for Theo’s 24


BY Michael Casper Long before Guy Fieri got his first dye job, Anthony Bourdain bought his own set of knives, and Rachel Ray explained to us the idiosyncrasies of the cheese sandwich, Ted Buetow was earning his stripes, and getting his chops in various kitchens in a myriad of restaurants while living in Milwaukee. “I worked with a lot of ... Read More »

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