Our town

Our town

This morning as I walked to work my neighbor popped out of her back door and called my name. I turned and saw her standing there in her pink bathrobe with matching slippers and earrings and I had to smile. "Good morning!" she yelled. "And thanks again for dinner last night. I love you guys!" [...]

Downtown, where all the lights are bright…

Downtown, where all the lights are bright…

We love to walk south through our neighborhood, past stately old houses and front porch swings, over cheerful chalk drawings and railroad tracks. An easy mile brings us downtown, where all the lights are bright, even in the day. Saturday, we sipped Door County cherry lemonade and strolled through the Appleton Farmer's Market. The bounty [...]

Sweets and sweeties, what’s not to love about Halloween?

Sweets and sweeties, what’s not to love about Halloween?

Magic, mystery, chocolate, creativity, laughter, cute children, game parents, what's not to love about Halloween?I'm a lifelong lover of this Celtic Harvest celebration (thank you to my well-read librarian friend Nelda for that information). Courtesy of a fun-loving dad who liked to carve pumpkins and a health-conscience mom who broke form to serve sloppy joes, [...]

An ovation for the set designer, our much-loved Mr. Hartman

Sometimes, to experience a theatrical production's true level of happy passion and sleep-deprived perfectionism, you have to look behind the scenes. Witness a drama mama's midnight sewing session, or a Diet-Mountain-Dew-fueled director's back-of-the-house pace. See the hand-painted backdrop or the hand-lettered stage floor. We've been lucky participants in the Appleton North Theatre Program for more [...]