Celebrating Small Business Saturday on the Avenue of Angels

We strolled down the Avenue of Angels on Small Business Saturday, tasting, shopping and, once again gloating about the magic pull of our downtown. Anchored on one end by Lawrence University, home of a world-class music conservatory, and on the other by the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, our downtown celebrates art in every form. [...]

Curd is the word at this Oktoberfest

Let other Oktoberfests celebrate with fancy steins and thick pretzels. Here in Wisconsin, nothing says Oktoberfest like deep-fried cheese curds. In Appleton, where more than 100,000 people jammed College Avenue for the annual Oktoberfest, (celebrated with good ole Midwestern German stubbornness in September) almost every food stand listed cheese curds on its menu. Unique to [...]