12 Awesome Sledding & Tubing Hills in Green Bay and the Fox Valley

Once the holidays are over, we’re stuck with winter for another three months – at least – you can never rule out the May snowstorm. But that doesn’t mean you and the kids have to hibernate until the tulips pop up. Even if you’re not into the big winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, ice […]

4 Black Friday Alternatives You Can Celebrate in Wisconsin

Some people love Black Friday—that crazy adrenaline rush that comes from beating another person to a rack of Nicki Minaj CDs—but for everyone else it’s about as much fun as getting a root canal at a Nickelback concert. (And no, that’s not fair to root canals.) Holiday shopping can be a great way to show […]

Can You Write a Book in 30 Days?– National Novel Writing Month 2013

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but could you be writing the first draft of the next Harry Potter by the end of this month? That’s the hope for everyone participating in November’s National Novel Writing Month, known simply as NaNoWriMo to fans. Creative thinkers across the world come together and try to “win” by […]

Coffee Shops, Baristas, and the Downtown Appleton Art Scene

Starving artists and coffee shops go together like, well, biscotti and café au laits. While “coffee shop art” doesn’t always have the best connotations (did anyone else think of this sketch from Portlandia), I’ve been surprised and delighted at the range of skill displayed in downtown Appleton coffee shops over the years. ACOCA, Aspen Coffee […]

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 […]

12 Big Events in Northeast Wisconsin to Help You Squeeze Every Drop of Fun out of Summer

The air was a bit cooler this weekend, reminding us that the summer won’t last forever. It’s almost August. Back to school stuff is all over the stores. Before you know it – leaves will start falling from the trees and Christmas decorations will be going up. But let’s try not to think about that […]

12 Bands You Need to See at Mile of Music in Downtown Appleton [Videos]

It’s time to discover your new favorite band. Mile of Music in downtown Appleton is less than two weeks away. By now you’ve probably heard of the festival, but you may still be asking yourself, “Why the heck should I go, I’ve never heard of any of these bands?” To help you find out what […]

Caroline Smith Bringing Strong Voice and Sass to Near Water and Mile of Music

Something big is coming to the area. It’s a strong voice that’s full of soul and sass. Her name is Caroline Smith and she’s bringing her boisterous sound to both the Near Water Concert Series in Green Bay and the Mile of Music festival in Appleton.

Houdini Plaza Opens At Last!–The New Face of Downtown Appleton [Infographic]

After months of looking like the set of a post-apocalyptic movie, Houdini Plaza is finally done! Does anyone else hear the Hallelujah Chorus? Appleton celebrated accordingly with a rockin’ summer party that included an illusionist, a speech from Mayor Tim Hanna, and live music from the cover band RPM. Armed with an iPhone camera I […]

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 […]