Category Archives: Oshkosh

Oshkosh Taverns


By Ron La Point They were the social centers of Oshkosh, the meetings places in the ‘40s and ‘50s. Others might make a case for the churches, but in the eyes of those still grubbing for wages and those of us growing into adulthood, it was the taverns. There were no shortage of taverns in this city of 40,000 – ... Read More »

Culinary Critic Awards: The Vintage


The Vintage 3105 S. Washburn St. Offering the region’s most creative and elegant menu, filled with the fresh flavors of seafood dishes such as Pan Seared Scallops topped with an avocado relish, Shrimp Sauté with saffron, pistachio, arugula, served over angel hair pasta, and nightly seasonal features. Annual recipient of Wine Spectator Award in recognition of superior wine offerings. ... Read More »

Staying Active and Healthy


By Oshkosh Scene Staff Forget the idea of being lazy this winter, and instead take advantage of the many engaging physical activities available in the area. The list is enormous, so we’ve grabbed just a few to feature here. To get you going right off the bat, Race for the Light Benefit 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for December 7, 2013. ... Read More »

What Oshkosh Needs – “Half Empty Or Half Full?” (part 9 of 11)


By Stephen Dedow When I was first asked to contribute to this project I thought that it would be something that would be relatively easy. What does Oshkosh need? What immediately came to mind was more manufacturing jobs, stronger schools, better infrastructure, greater opportunity for downtown development etc. But after thinking about it for a bit, I realized that perhaps ... Read More »

Fun in the Snow: Cross Country and Snow Shoes


By Oshkosh Scene Staff For winter outdoor enthusiasts (including most young kids and normal-sized dogs), snow is what makes winter exceptional and fun. While your backyard may be a fun spot for the construction of snowmen and ice fortresses, many nearby parks offer great opportunities for enjoyment in the snow. The Coughlin Nature Area features 35 acres of prairie wildlife ... Read More »

What Oshkosh Needs – “A Need for Pride” (part 8 of 11)


By Sue Panek When I began thinking about sharing my opinion about what Oshkosh needs, immediately my thoughts went to the various problems that NEED to be addressed in our community. In 2011 we conducted a local needs assessment, the LIFE Study, and we learned about a lot of needs. So, I could say, we NEED more volunteers, or we ... Read More »

City Hall ‘Secrets’ Can Be Found in Weekly Newsletter


By Miles Maguire On Monday, Sept. 30, the Oshkosh Northwestern devoted more than half of its front page to what it must have considered a really big story: the news that the city was considering an annual recycling fee. But it wasn’t much of a scoop—the story had been out on the Internet for a week, thanks to a part-time ... Read More »

Creature Comfort Clinic, LLC


By Hannah Opacich Creature Comfort Clinic, LLC provides unique vet services to the Oshkosh area. Dr. Christina Lehner is not the typical veterinarian. Her practice, Creature Comfort Clinic, LLC, doesn’t have an office that you go to; instead, she travels to each client’s home. Christina mostly works in the area of pet hospice, caring for pets that are nearing the ... Read More »

Time To Get Out The Crystal Ball


By David A. Hayford The gubernatorial election here in Wisconsin is less than a year away. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has begun polling, but more about that later. This is paragraph two. I will start with two easy predictions. First, there will a lot of money spent. The 2010 governor’s race totaled about $37 million, easily a state record. Nearly ... Read More »

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