Category Archives: Central Wisconsin

Samuel Adams Boston Lager


BY Steve Lonsway This month we will be focusing on the iconic flagship beer of Samuel Adams, their rich, balanced and complex Boston Lager. When determining what beer to write about, we take into account several criteria; A) we want to know its good before spending the money and time on it (plus it makes for more enjoyable reading when ... Read More »

The Little Festival That Could (Run for Fifteen Years)


BY Joshua Grover-David Patterson Part 1: From Humble Beginnings… In 1991, Robert Rodriguez scraped together seven thousand dollars, partially by submitting himself to medical testing, and made “El Mariachi,” his first feature.  It went to multiple major film festivals and was picked up by Columbia Pictures, launching a career that continues to this day. In 1993, author Joe Queenan heard ... Read More »

Iola’s Winter Carnival is Feb. 6-7


For 55 years now, Iola has been celebrating the cold and snow! The Queen of the Snows will be named at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 6, during the Norwegian Lutefisk Supper and Craft Show at the Iola-Scandinavia High School. The 2016 court includes Emily Bauer, Hana Buttles, Courtney Moen, Megan Thulien, Karly Honken and Kali Finch. All six princesses are ... Read More »

Beverages from Around the World Highlight EAA’S HOPS & PROPS Fundraiser on March 5


Proceeds support EAA AirVenture Museum’s year-round education programming Beverages from around the world accompanied by fine food and music highlight this year’s edition of EAA’s popular “Hops & Props” tasting fundraiser on Saturday, March 5, from 7-10 p.m. at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh. This is one of Wisconsin’s premier events for beer connoisseurs. Proceeds support EAA’s education programs. ... Read More »

Postcard From Milwaukee

Frogwater  - Wide Rivers (BSM) Photo by Deone Jahnke

BY Blaine Schultz Sure it would be possible to grab four equally diverse musical acts based in Milwaukee, but the fact they all have recently released albums demonstrates the ongoing vitality of folks who have been at it for decades. If the quote/unquote music biz has become as harsh and cold as this Wisconsin winter, check out these releases and ... Read More »

Oshkosh Public Museum Be the Dinosaur Exhibit Opening!


The annual Deck the Halls holiday experience at the Oshkosh Public Museum has truly become a community event. In staying true to its mission, the Museum provided free admission to 526 children under age 18 during this exhibition and over 1,500 adults took advantage of the reduced admission rate. In addition, over 200 local students and caregivers visited as part ... Read More »

Censored in 2015


BY Tony Palmeri Since 1976, Sonoma State University’s Project Censored has challenged the news media to meet their First Amendment responsibilities. Annually the Project compiles a volume of news stories “underreported, ignored, misrepresented, or censored in the United States.” Walter Cronkite said that “Project Censored is one of the organizations that we should listen to, to be assured that our ... Read More »

Miss Molly to Release “SNOW” in time for Spring

Photo by Al Kolbeck

BY George Halas There is a rich treasure trove of original music being created in the Fox Cities and some of it fits into pre-existing categories like rock, jazz, country, pop, alt-rock, alt-country, etc. Then there is Miss Molly. The Menasha-based duo, comprised of keyboardist Molly Conrad and guitarist Michael Theroux, incorporates so many different and appealing elements into their ... Read More »

Peridot Releases “LONELY WORK” with 91.1 the Avenue


BY George Halas ”Loving you is lonely work. I could use a friend.” For months, Trevor Jarvis sat with this line before approaching Appleton native Hillary Reynolds to help develop the song into a duet.  Now, a year later, Peridot has released “Lonely Work” as their first single with 91.1 The Avenue.  Peridot is a re-imagining of the Hillary Reynolds ... Read More »



by Jean Detjen | Artful Living Illuminate your world with this repurposed globe pendant light fixture by Creative Touch Designs, Menasha. $35. Truly a one-of-a-kind conversation piece! Creative Touch Designs refurbishes old furniture and found items into something unique and beautiful for your home or work space. These eco-friendly Urban Junket handbags bring out the best in both form and ... Read More »

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