BY LEE REIHERZER This time of year, a visit to any beer aisle worth exploring confirms that we’ve reclaimed yet another piece of our beer heritage. You’ll see that winter and holiday seasonal brews have returned and en masse. Once the highlight of the year for beer lovers, the custom of drinking beer specially prepared for the holidays and cold ... Read More »
Category Archives: Oshkosh
BY LEE REIHERZER This time of year, a visit to any beer aisle worth exploring confirms that we’ve re...
BY EMILY DIERINGER There’s an exciting new initiative that will make it easy for residents of the gr...
BY JANINE WRIGHT Last month we looked at the word, “privilege”. Like many words in our American Engl...
BY ERIN HEILING Just in time to collect ideas for your after-Thanksgiving holiday decorating, the Os...
By Ron La Point This story was previously written in the book: Oshkosh: The Way We Were. It is inclu...
BY EMILY DIERINGER There’s an exciting new initiative that will make it easy for residents of the greater Fox Valley to make great choices when eating away from home. It’s called SmartPlate! SmartPlate is an initiative that provides local restaurants, caterers, convenience stores and more with nutritionally-sound, smart food options that get a “thumbs up” from local health professionals. You ... Read More »
BY JANINE WRIGHT Last month we looked at the word, “privilege”. Like many words in our American English language, the word has taken on a meaning of its own. Privilege is the “thing” that often separates us whether it is abilities, gender, income, education, race, sexual orientation, or any other form of separateness. Privilege is the way that power is ... Read More »
BY ERIN HEILING Just in time to collect ideas for your after-Thanksgiving holiday decorating, the Oshkosh Public Museum will host its second annual Deck the Halls exhibition, which will run from November 23, 2014 through January 11, 2015. Visitors are invited to stroll through the halls of the historic Sawyer home to view the beautiful recreated Victorian holiday decorations. Each ... Read More »
By Ron La Point This story was previously written in the book: Oshkosh: The Way We Were. It is included here to honor Fred Leist on his 98th birthday. With an uneasiness that often comes when speaking before a gathering of former teachers, I sent Mr. Fred Leist a letter asking if he would be interested in writing about his ... Read More »
BY MILES MAGUIRE One of the messages that you could take away from last month’s elections is that Americans do not have a great deal of faith in government. They turned against Democratic candidates in one state after another and made it clear that whatever benefits they were supposed to be enjoying from the signature achievement of the Obama administration--health ... Read More »
BY TONY PALMERI This 13th (!) annual TONY Awards column for excellence in grassroots media work is dedicated to those citizens who in a midterm election year provided alternatives to what was mostly shallow and shameful establishment press coverage of Wisconsin’s contests for governor, congress, attorney general, state legislature, and other offices. The SCENE’s collaboration with public access television’s Eye ... Read More »
BY JOY WICK School residency program will culminate in community concert. Sometimes you need a big name to electrify a community. Or a generation of musicians. That’s what the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra is hoping will happen when recording artist and electric violinist Mark Wood visits the city for a weeklong school residency program that culminates with a community concert. Wood ... Read More »
BY ALEX HUMMEL If it’s been a while since you’ve nabbed a ticket to enjoy a music performance in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Music Hall, December is your month to get Bach into the swing of things. (See what we did there…?). The finale month of the fall 2014 semester is always full of UW Oshkosh music recitals, ensemble ... Read More »
Curated by Erin Heiling Excerpts from Around the Bay by Gary C. Busha Large wet snowflakes fall upon neatly stacked cordwood and litter of mice. Days like confetti shredded papers calendars picked up by sweepers. The willow branches Like skeleton fingers Clack against themselves. Caught lying again The old may gets the paddle Another sore hinder. Peanut butter sandwich apple ... Read More »