A real win/win/window situation

A real win/win/window situation

How's this for a win/win/window situation? In an effort to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish foundation, and to spotlight small businesses, and to support local artists, Tundra Home Improvements and Renewal by Andersen have teamed up to sponsor Windows for a Cause. The very clever and especially poignant idea (given 2020's persistent challenges) encourages businesses [...]

Thank you Mayor Hanna

Thank you Mayor Hanna

Great cities don't happen along by chance or mere good fortune. They rise to their destiny on intended currents of innovation, diplomacy, fiscal responsibility and careful planning. For the past 24 years my great city of Appleton Wisconsin has enjoyed the steady leadership of just one mayor, Tim Hanna. I voted for Mayor Hanna in [...]

Gerald the turkey and why you should flock downtown this weekend

Gerald the turkey and why you should flock downtown this weekend

My friend Cathy has been keeping us all entertained with updates on her neighbor, Gerald the Turkey, who wandered into Appleton’s bustling northside about a year ago and, understandably, never wanted to leave. One of the most hospitable people I know, Cathy owns and keeps stocked and comfortable Appleton’s first Little Library, complete with a [...]

Riders of the storm

Riders of the storm

The tornadic storm that ripped through Appleton Friday tore large branches from nearly every tree in our yard, tossed porch furniture and trampolines down city streets, knocked trees into power lines and wreaked mad havoc everywhere it touched down. But you know what it left standing? My You Are Beautiful sign. I say that without [...]