Chalking it up to a beautiful afternoon

Chalking it up to a beautiful afternoon

Samantha Wanner's dad offered an appealing combination of pride and tranquility when I stopped by his daughter's 2022 Appleton Chalk Walk entry Saturday afternoon. "What time is the deadline?" I asked. "6 p.m.," he said. "She's probably not going to finish in time but that's okay. She's a perfectionist." "I'll come back," I said. Samantha [...]

Light Up Appleton!

Light Up Appleton!

I wrote a piece about Appleton's kick off to the holiday season that took place Saturday. Light Up Appleton felt like a Hallmark Christmas movie come to life, complete with impossibly cute children, festive coffee stands, carolers, games, holiday markets and Mrs. Claus. I'm so grateful to everyone who worked so hard to put that [...]

One Saturday in Appleton

One Saturday in Appleton

Appleton rocks, especially this past Saturday where, within a two mile stretch, you could watch a National Tree Climbing Championship, attend the first annual Irish Fest, walk through a peak-season Farmer's Market and enjoy Rhythms of the World, a celebration of multi-cultural generosity and transcendent beauty. After all of that, we were also lucky enough [...]

Friday Faves — Blue Moon Emporium, River Tyme Bistro and Simple Simon Bakery

Friday Faves — Blue Moon Emporium, River Tyme Bistro and Simple Simon Bakery

Late yesterday afternoon I popped into River Tyme Bistro and started to order a sensible cup of Peach Rooibos tea, when I small sign caught my eye. "Homemade hot toddies," it said. "Ooooooo," I thought, as I often do. And, that's how I found myself sitting outside on a pretty patio on an ordinary Thursday [...]