Get Your Golden Ticket – Crazy Sweet Candy Shop Goes Willy Wonka for Mile of Music 2015

Anyone who’s ever read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or watched the film adaptations of Roald Dahl’s classic story has fantasized about finding a golden ticket wrapped in a chocolate bar that gets you inside of a magical place. Now that’s a real possibility for some lucky people in our area. While you won’t get […]

Stories From Wisconsin’s Christmases Past

Have you ever wondered what Christmas used to be like? Or – how people in Wisconsin celebrated decades before us? I wondered what they ate for dinner, how they decorated – and what the “spirit of the holiday” was like back then. Here’s what I discovered when I dug into Wisconsin’s Christmases past…

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.

See Dozens of Amazing Shots from the 2014 Mile of Music Festival in Appleton

If you drove down College Avenue in downtown Appleton during the second Mile of Music, you heard original songs pouring out of buildings and encountered musicians around¬†every street corner. But the music we heard at Mile of Music was only part of the festival. An extremely important part – to be sure – but there […]

Mile of Music 2014 Preview – The Big Acts and More

It’s almost time for what has already become Northeast Wisconsin’s most anticipated music event. Mile of Music kicks off it’s second year on August 7th.¬† Downtown Appleton will transform into an eclectic collage of singer-songwriters and independent bands. So what can you expect at Mile 2?

The Candyman Can!–Crazy Sweet Candy Store Opens in Appleton

  Ever taken a stroll to downtown Appleton and been hit by a wicked sugar craving? Then we’ve got good news! Crazy Sweet, the candy store with a delicious mission statement, is officially open for business.

7 Party Picks for an Amazing New Year’s Eve in Northeast Wisconsin

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is our New Year’s Eve article from 2013. While many of these events continue for New Year’s Eve 2014 – please make sure to check websites for accurate dates, times and performances. WhooNEW was unable to complete a New Year’s Event post for 2014. We’re making a resolution to do better next […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Things Worth the 30 Minute Drive Between Green Bay and Appleton [Infographic]

Believe it or not – there are other things to do up in Green Bay besides go to a Packers game. And there are other reasons to drive down towards Appleton besides shopping at the Fox River Mall. Our two communities really aren’t that far away. For most of us – a half hour drive […]