Category Archives: Central Wisconsin

Live From Japan


By James Page Game of the Month: Double Dragon Neon Developer: WayForward ESRB: Teen Release Date: 09/11/2012 System: PC/PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 Rating: Graphics: 3.0 out of 4.0 Game Play: 3.0 out of 4.0 Personal: 2.0 out of 2.0 Total Score: 8.0 out of 10.0 Player’s Page: Double Dragon Neon Pop in a cassette tape and travel back in time to ... Read More »

Egg Salad is Easy… Right?


By Trish Derge I know it sounds simple, and it actually is...but there are a few tips I’d like to pass along to you on how-to make the best hard-boiled eggs. There are several cooking method variations, but no matter which you use, there are common mistakes you should try to avoid. 1. Using the wrong size pot Don’t try ... Read More »

Shape of Glass DOES Affect Taste!


Seeing is smelling for a camera system developed by scientists in Japan that images ethanol vapor escaping from a wine glass. And, perhaps most importantly, no wine is wasted in the process. Kohji Mitsubayashi, at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and colleagues impregnated a mesh with the enzyme alcohol oxidase, which converts low molecular weight alcohols and oxygen into ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


BY KIMBERLY FISHER May Day… May Day… Next on our journey of investigating the big six, it is time to see what the reds have in store by exploring Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Merlot, this time with another twist. Cabernet Sauvignon is King. It is a grape that ages into subtle splendor, and is a world traveler. When its tiny ... Read More »

Brew Dog Hardcore IPA


BY Steve Lonsway Our beer selection for this month once again came from bottle stock at the Stone Arch Tap Room. It is the first imported beer our team decided to write about and we are all glad we did! Hardcore IPA from Ellon, Scotland based Brew Dog, a release from their “Amplified series”. This time around, our entire brewery ... Read More »

Foxy Finds


By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Musical instrument art series by Erinn Komschlies. Originals & Prints of Erinn’s work are available at The Fine Fox in Downtown Neenah. Full spectrum colors on black backdrop sets a dramatic tone. An Appleton native, Erinn is a naturally talented artist and currently attends St. Olaf College as a music major and plays the clarinet in the St ... Read More »

CSA Farm Shares: A Locavores Best Deal


by Bonni Miller Tell me that you’re sold on the importance of buying locally grown food. Tell me that you understand the impact it has on your health and the health of the environment, the robustness of our economy, and the overall stability of our communities. Then ask me about CSA shares, and I’ll tell you about one of the ... Read More »

Raising Star Mill Annual Art Show & Sale


April and May every year are filled with art shows, art fairs, and art walks in Portage County. It’s an ongoing celebration of the arts. Even if you’ve gone to all the rest of the events, don’t forget to put May 23 and 24 on your calendar. The RISING STAR MILL ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALE is again scheduled for ... Read More »

Tin Sandwich to the Rescue


By George Halas By day, they are ordinary citizens, blending seamlessly into the Wisco-Americana landscape of the Fox Cities. They have jobs, families and they might even be your neighbors. However, when night falls and the call from Commissioner Gordon – or a booking agent – comes in, they immediately don superhero identities and lead the on-going fight against the ... Read More »

Todd Rundgren at the Pabst


By Jane Spietz WHAT: Todd Rundgren WHERE: Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WHEN: 8 PM April 21, 2015 COST: $36.50 INFO: Songwriter and recording artist Todd Rundgren not only put out such classics as “Can We Still Be Friends?,” “I Saw the Light,” “Hello It’s Me,” “Love is the Answer,” “We Gotta Get You a Woman,” and “Bang the Drum ... Read More »

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