Melody: We had the chance to talk with John DiLeo who is an authority on film, and author of six books that open up the world of classic movies. Mike: He grew up on the classics, but also has his opinions on the current stars and movies of Hollywood. Take it away, Melody... Melody: How does a young boy from ... Read More »
Category Archives: Fond du Lac
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (October 19, 2016) – The Osthoff Resort, on the pristine shores of Elkhart Lake, ...
BY George Halas As the Beatles sang, “It was 25 years ago today Bob and Nate got the band to play.” ...
BY Blaine Schultz Mark Hillstrom has worn many hats over the years. You may recognize him behind the...
BY George Halas On Saturday, October 29th, at 7:30 p.m. at The Lawrence University Chapel, Peridot a...
BY Ben Rodgers Green Bay Fear is back this year at 1050 Bond St. in Green Bay scaring those brave en...
Mom’s Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake For years mom made me a red velvet cake which I begged for each year on my birthday. She made it using the original recipe supposedly from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel that included a butter cream frosting instead of the now-traditional cream cheese frosting. This is my attempt to duplicate her recipe…. Ingredients for cake: ½ ... Read More »
By Kevin Miller Since THELMA’S grand re-opening celebration last September, Fond du Lac’s downtown arts center has never been busier. Thousands of people have enjoyed the concerts, art exhibits, gatherings and special events, and the free tours. I have enjoyed the wide-eyed stares and exclamations of “I can’t believe this is in Fond du Lac!” We’ve only been open a ... Read More »
By Scherryl Antoniadis Like most people, I employ many of the communication methods that technology has now put at our fingertips; E-mail, Facebook and texting, to name just a few. But while I certainly appreciate the convenience these tools provide, I am beginning to worry that our increasing reliance on the shorthand that they have spawned (i.e., OMG, LOL, BTW) ... Read More »
By Michael Casper Cecilia Krolczyk teaches at Parkside Grade School and is one of the coaches for the Cardinal Skippers rope jumping team. Two of the 27 team members were lucky enough to be singled out to travel to New York City, and jump with the other 200 skippers from around the nation in the Thanksgiving Day Macy Parade. “The ... Read More »
By John M. Silah There is an old question, posed by those who want to know if you are an optimist or a pessimist. The question is: “Is the glass half empty, or is it half full?” If you say it’s half empty, they say you are a pessimist. If you say it’s half full, you’re an optimist. I have ... Read More »
By Michael Casper Sanford “Sandy” D’Amato is a native of Milwaukee who grew up on the lower east side in the apartment above his father and grandfather’s grocery store “D’Amato’s,” the same spot that would one day (1989) become the location of his notable restaurant “Sanford.” His book, “Good Stock: Life on a Low Simmer” is both memoir and cookbook, ... Read More »
By Michael Mentzer We would have celebrated Murphy’s 15th birthday or his 105th—take your pick—on Jan. 4. It all depended on whether we were celebrating in human terms or dog years. A year in human terms equates to seven in a dog’s life, just in case you’ve never heard that formula before. But Murph never made it that far. His ... Read More »
By Nick Olig When I read that Amazon was designing delivery drones, I immediately pictured the robotic flying things one day shooting death-rays at innocent people. I got rattled by that level of technology in the works. Was that just me? Now, I realize there’s got to be a sensible reality somewhere between death-rays in the sky and the notion ... Read More »
By Mary Wehner Favorite Poems Like many of my poet friends I have a file of favorite poems by famous and not-so-famous poets. I get these poems from various sources. A good poet-friend David Graham from Ripon College sends a poem he selects every day or so, and another poet from Door County, Ralph Murre, posts poems of regional poets ... Read More »