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Let Me Be Frank Productions: My Big Fat Pulaski Wedding – The Honeymoon Is Over

Marriage is complicated and full of misunderstandings, but sometimes with miscommunication, hilarity ensues. That’s the case with Let Me Be Frank Productions’ first-ever sequel, “My Big Fat Pulaski Wedding – The Honeymoon is Over.” The lighthearted musical comedy picks up where the wildly popular 2011 production of “My Big Pulaski Wedding” ended. This time, there […]

Interview: Briar Rabbit Talks New Album, Creative Process, and B.B. King

Note: Due to a scheduling conflict, Briar Rabbit’s concert at Kavarna Coffeehouse in Green Bay has been canceled. Briar Rabbit is changing the perception of pop music. His thoughtful lyrics are the heart of his music, and his melodies are the soul. That’s never been more apparent than on his forthcoming album, From Your Bones. On […]

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 […]

Mile of Music – The College Avenue Interviews [Slideshow]

It’s been a week since the inaugural Mile of Music kicked off in downtown Appleton, and my ears are still ringing. Perhaps I was standing too close to a blaring speaker, or I just can’t get the amazing music I heard during the four-day fest out of my head. Created by Fox Valley native and […]

How Green Bay Toilet Paper Made Wiping Our Butts Easier

Green Bay is not only home to the Packers and Wisconsin’s oldest city… it is also the “Toilet Paper Capital of the World.” Believe it or not toilet paper history is actually pretty fascinating. Well, maybe not so “pretty,” but definitely interesting! Northeast Wisconsin played an important part in the evolution of modern wiping.

7 Reasons You Should Date a Wisconsin Woman

Ever since the ladies of California got their anthem with the incorrectly spelled “California Gurls”, I’ve been looking for something that lauds the beauty and know-how of my fellow female cheeseheads. Since I haven’t seen it—and since I’ve lived my life around amazing Midwestern ladies—I am here to inform you on why Wisconsin women are […]

5 Times It’s Hard Being an Anti-Social Person in Wisconsin: An Open Letter

Dear Wisconsin, I love you, I do. Unfortunately, I’m also deeply introverted and not great at interacting with others in public. While I’m grateful for the politeness of my region, it does lead to problematic situations that I’m sure would happen less if I lived on a coastline. Back me up here, my anti-social brethren. These […]

10 Silly Things We Say In Wisconsin

Have you ever been told that you have a Wisconsin accent? Did you deny such a thing even exists? Some of us truly believe the way we speak here in the Badger State is the correct way to speak. It’s everyone else who has the accent. Sorry, but that’s just not true. Of course, there […]

Highlights from the First Downtown Appleton Farm Market 2013

Grab your satchel, comfortable walking shoes, and love for all things local. It’s time for the Downtown Appleton Farm Market! Though the market’s first day opened under high humidity and no sun, that didn’t stop people from flocking to the stalls. Armed with pen and paper (and not much cash, curses!) I hit the streets […]

Grow Local: Bringing Aquaponics and Sustainable Farming to the Fox Valley

If you’re looking for what’s been called the best produce and fish in Northeast Wisconsin, look no further.  Grow Local, a farm based in Neenah, is committed to using innovative, sustainable practices to deliver local restaurants the best food possible.