Category Archives: Fond du Lac



WHAT: 80’s Night with The Smithereens and Martha Davis & the Motels In support of the music and the mission of 91.1 The Avenue Presented by 91.1 The Avenue WHERE: Meyer Theater, Green Bay WI WHEN: 7 PM Sunday, April 10, 2016 COST: $50 General Admission, $100 Front Five Rows and Grand Tier INFO: BY Jane Spietz ... Read More »

Paul Reiser Headlines the Meyer


BY Michael Casper Comedian Paul Reiser has returned to where it all began for him, performing stand-up comedy. Between when he first began in the late-70’s, and now, by the standards of anyone in show business, he’s put together an enviable body of work. In 1982, by happy coincidence he landed a role in Barry Levinson’s film “Diner,” which led ... Read More »

Festival of the Arts, April 3rd at UWSP


BY Marianne Walker “We participate in the arts — whether as consumers or as practitioners ourselves because of a basic human need for inspiration, delight, joy,” writes Ben Cameron, formerly of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and current president of two arts foundations based in Minnesota. “The arts allow us to relax, to ... Read More »

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 »

Fizzy, Refreshing, Fun!


BY Michael Casper Austin Ashley moved to Wisconsin in 2000 having dabbled in coffee roasting, cheesemaking, canning...and brewing beer and soda of all kinds. In 2003 he began making test batches of ginger beer, a favorite of his wife Hallie’s. Test after test, family member after family member tasted, judged, and gave critique. He tried many different flavors. “There were ... 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 »

Sturgeon Spectacular Hits the Ice!


BY Michael Casper Only in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin will you find a celebration of a prehistoric fish that involves ice sailing and kiting competitions, fat tire bike racing, fireworks, ice bowling, music, food, and beverages...and a chili crawl! This is actually the 1st Annual Sturgeon Spectacular.  Last year the WISSA 2015, which was World Ice and Snow Sailing Competition ... Read More »

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