Category Archives: Fond du Lac

From the Wine Cave


BY KIMBERLY FISHER It is impossible to speak in generalities when speaking of wines from Italy. There are so many varietals and so many producers; some of which are rich in tradition, and others who have a more modern approach to winemaking. Fine Italian wine has taken the wine world by storm and both traditionalists and innovators have earned international ... Read More »

Best and Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick


BY Tricia Derge When you’re under the weather, the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or crackers, and you’re craving ice cream or a glass of wine? It depends on what’s wrong with you. Here are common symptoms and suggestions on foods ... Read More »

Player’s Page: The Winter Blues


BY James Page The first quarter of the year has always been a slow time for the video game industry. The holiday rush is subsiding and the industry is taking a small break before ramping up for the E3 Expo. Every now and then a company will release a little bit of information to build up buzz for an ... Read More »

Wild Rose Kiwanis Pays Tribute to End of Civil War


The 150th commemoration of the end of the Civil War will happen on April 12, 2015, and the Wild Rose Kiwanis Club has planned a stellar, one-of-a-kind event with a performance by the 1st Brigade Band, which is comprised of 35 brass and percussion musicians who will perform on stage at the Wild Rose High School Auditorium at 2:00 pm ... Read More »

Palace Theater Announces 2015 Season


The Palace Theater, Wisconsin Dells’ newest professional theater, has announced its exciting new season full of critically acclaimed shows for the whole family. Pinkalicious — March 14 Based on the popular children’s book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, Pinkalicious is perfect for the entire family, featuring music, lyrics and orchestrations by Frederick Loewe Award winner John Gregor. The show ... Read More »

That’s a lot of strings, picks and spit valves


BY MICHAEL CASPER It’s been 40 years since Mike Soffa opened his first music store at Division and Brooke Street’s in Fond du Lac. Since then, he’s sold the business, and turned the reins over to Dan Gilgenbach. I sat down with them both to learn the history, and the musical growth they’ve contributed to this corner of Wisconsin. MC: ... Read More »

Paula Deen is Making a Comeback…


Have you been missing your daily butter fix? Don’t worry, Paula Deen is back — but, this time, it’s on the internet and radio air waves. The celebrity chef is partnering with Compass Media Networks on both a daily radio show and a weekly podcast about — what else? — cooking. “I had my first day in the studio not ... Read More »

Home Team Survivors Beat Zombies


BY Nic Olig Musings about zombies used to entail more of a commitment to a niche, and that niche could be found at places such as widely ignored lunch tables. What was once a cultish fascination has gradually trended into the mainstream, so much so that one of the most popular shows on television takes place in a world overrun ... Read More »

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