How The Production Farm Can Change the Lives of Young People in Wisconsin

If you heard that a couple from New York City’s entertainment industry was looking to buy a farm in the Green Bay area, you might shake your head and chuckle. Maybe you’d assume they’re just a pair of artsy-fartsy dreamers trying to escape the Big Apple and build a bucolic life for themselves in rural […]

How the “Dirty Rotten Toy Drive” Uses Music to Help Make Christmas Bright

Before he trimmed his beard, local singer-songwriter Christopher Gold could’ve almost passed as a young version of Santa Claus…with a few extra tattoos and piercings. He lives in Appleton, not the North Pole. And he carries a guitar instead of a sack full of presents. But over the past several years, Gold has found his […]

Can Muslims & Christians Work Together for Good? Interfaith Discussion Comes to St. Norbert College

Religion is a topic that rarely seems to unite us as Americans. However, a special speaker coming to St. Norbert College as part of the Miller Lecture Series believes that needs to change. Eboo Patel is leading the charge in what’s being called “Interfaith Leadership in America.” He will visit St. Norbert on Thursday, February […]

Why a Stronger Signal for 91.1 The Avenue Means a Stronger Community in Northeast Wisconsin

There’s big news from a small, but unique local radio station in Northeast Wisconsin. The Avenue (91.1 FM) is significantly increasing its signal strength from 3,000 to 42,000 watts. If you’re not a broadcast engineer or a radio geek, you probably have no idea what that means. But the bottom line is that The Avenue […]

How You Can Get Meat and Give to Your Favorite Charity with Painted Rock Farms

Have you seen that viral video from WestJet where they give a plane full of passengers their Christmas wishes in the baggage return carousel? Did it make you feel all Christmassy inside? If it did – then you might need a lesson in the true spirit of Christmas. But the folks at Painted Rock Farms […]

6 Reasons Your Family Should Make The Turkey Trot A Thanksgiving Day Tradition

The Festival Foods Turkey Trot is becoming a huge deal across the Badger state and it continues to grow bigger each year. More than 25,129 trotters have already signed up throughout the eight race locations in Wisconsin, and 9,450 of them are first timers! Green Bay is in the lead with the most runners, and […]

St. Norbert College Honors Wisconsin Family Members for Bringing Help and Health to Those in Need

This month, St. Norbert College in De Pere will recognize three people from the same family who have dedicated their lives to saving and changing the lives of others. On September 19th, Father Jack MacCarthy, his brother Chuck and sister-in-law Peg will be given the 2013 Ambassador of Peace Award, presented by the Norman Miller […]

Seven Ways to Celebrate the Start of Summer in Northeast Wisconsin

June 21 marks the first official day of summer, and all of us over at WhooNEW are so excited, we’re jumping for joy.  Literally. Summer can traditionally take a long time to arrive in Wisconsin, and this year was no exception. After all the snow and rain (and more snow and rain), I’m starting to […]

Get Involved – 11 Earth Day Events in NE Wisconsin

No matter how you feel about global warming, offshore drilling or the disappearing rainforests – I think all of us can agree that taking care of the planet we call home is a good idea. Earth Day is on Monday, April 22nd. There are many opportunities to get involved in your community. When you do, […]

Good News Water Looks to Fight Hunger and Homelessness in Northeast Wisconsin

There’s a refreshing new way to support worthy local causes. You’ll be able to find it on area grocery store shelves starting in May. Good News Water is a social fundraising idea conceived by entrepreneur Mike Kaczmarek. He calls it “water with a purpose,” and says it’s a simple way for you to make a […]