Category Archives: Fond du Lac

The London Souls at the Finale of Waterfest 2015


BY Jane Spietz WHAT: The London Souls WHERE: Waterfest, Oshkosh WI WHEN: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - Gates open at 6 PM COST: $10 before 6 PM, $15 before 7 PM, $20 after 7 PM INFO: What better way to end the 30th anniversary of the Waterfest summer concert series than to bring in the raw, explosive talent ... Read More »

Apartment Gardening

Combine flowering plants and foliage for long-lasting porch and patio plantings.

BY Rob Zimmer Gardening in small spaces, or apartments and patios with no yard space at all, is a challenge for many in our area. Often, I am asked about options for gardening in an apartment or small patio space. Thankfully, there are a number of great opportunities for gardening, indoors and out, in apartments, as well as condos, on ... Read More »

Yankee Buzzard


Some say history repeats itself, but it always leaves a trail of people, places and things that serve as the impetus for the stories we will tell next. Sometimes the story is a song. Or maybe a piece of art. And sometimes it’s a craft beer. Wisconsin Brewing Company Brewmaster, Kirby Nelson, is a storyteller. His medium isn’t a canvas ... Read More »

I Am Happy Even When Hiding from Myself


BY John Price - Kabhir, the Buddhist Adviser Readers of this column might perceive me as dark and negative. If you feel that way, it’s because my deepest soul-baring thoughts juxtapose the pain of coming to grips with truth while inhabiting this human being. But truly, although deepest truths are elusive and painful to confront, doing so is a courageous ... Read More »

Fondy Softball Hall Makes Another Call

BY Michael Casper Every other summer a banquet is held honoring Fond du Lac’s best softball players. This is that summer, and founding father of the hall’s organization, Kenny Herr gave me a short history of the organization and its inception. “It was 1998 when Dick Bestor, Tom Rausch, Bob Rundle and I got together,” Ken said “thinking it was ... Read More »

Divided We Stand, United We Fall

Tony Palmeri

BY Tony Palmeri The night Scott Walker officially announced his presidential candidacy, I had a dream (nightmare?) I was watching his inaugural address on Fox News in January of 2017. In the dream Walker became the first incoming president to ride a Harley in the inaugural parade. Below are his remarks as they were spoken in my dream: Chief Justice ... Read More »

THE BELLE WEATHER: An Interview with a Hurricane


by Jean Detjen Hurricanes are unpredictable. The sensory experience unleashed is full and complete when in the presence of such a magnificent force of nature. Such is the case when in the midst of a performance from original indie rock band The Belle Weather from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Band members Eric Cox (vocals, guitars, ukulele) and Tom Abromaitis (upright bass) exude ... Read More »

Iconoclastic Sunblind Lion still Rocks!


BY Michael Casper In late 1967, five high school lads from Plymouth and Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, came together to form a group known as the Love Society. The members included Dave Steffen, guitar; Keith Abler, vocals; Steve Gilles, bass; Mike Holdridge, keyboards; and Mike Dellger, drums. “To back up a bit,” Mike Dellger said “Dave and I were in our ... Read More »

Austin Lucas: A Man, His Guitar, & His Dog


BY Jean Detjen Recently told by another Austin Lucas that he was a “disgrace to the name” for some unknown reason, Country/Folk singer-songwriter Austin Lucas isn’t quite sure if he’s been mixed up with a different Austin Lucas. Perhaps confused with the Christian woman preacher, the baseball player, the gay porn star or maybe the white supremacist? It’s a mystery, ... Read More »

Mile of Music Pick: Dead Horses Local folksters return as trio, and stronger than ever


BY George Halas With the release of their sophomore album “Space and Time” last October, Dead Horses commanded the ears and full attention of roots music fans across the Midwest. From newspaper covers and heavy radio airplay, to headlining gigs, it seemed like the band of twenty-somethings from Oshkosh had finally broken through that invisible but stifling label of “local ... Read More »

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