Everything You Missed at Mile of Music 2014


With over 620 live performances, 35,000-45,000 people, and four solid days of original music dominating downtown Appleton last weekend, Mile of Music 2014 was loud, crazy, and utterly fantastic. If you didn’t make it down, here’s what you missed.

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Hazelwood: A Slice of Green Bay History Hidden in Plain Sight

The Historic Hazelwood House

If you’re not a local history buff you may not have been to, or even heard of, Hazelwood Historic House Museum.  Nestled in a neighborhood full of historic homes, you may have unknowingly driven past it on Monroe Avenue on Green Bay’s east side.

You might have even walked or biked past it on the Fox River Trail without noticing. It’s one of Green Bay’s lesser known historic places. No flashy signs, no billboards, no ad campaigns, just an amazing snapshot of life in Green Bay in the 1800s.

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The Wacky Sport of Pickleball Invades Northeast Wisconsin

pickleball in Wisconsin

Have you heard of it? If not, you will soon. Pickleball, one of America’s fastest growing sports, has found its way to northeast Wisconsin.

A combination of tennis, badminton and ping-pong gives us a great new way to compete that is quickly picking up attention across the world (Pickleball Spain is an actual thing). The USAPA even states that the number of places to play has doubled since 2010, and there are places to play in all 50 states. I guess you could say it’s kind of a big dill.

But before we get into the nuts and bolts of the tournament, allow me to introduce you to the sport that has been exploding across the country, and give you a little peek into its history. It wouldn’t be kosher if I didn’t.

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