Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

I spent #NationalRelaxationDay the same way I am lucky enough to spend most days in my hometown, enjoying its beautiful and well-designed parks. Without much effort, I can jog through three gorgeous parks on my morning run. On Tuesday evenings, my mom and I like to plant our folding chairs at Pierce Park and listen [...]

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 [...]

A telling skyline

A telling skyline

As I chugged along the MyPulaskiK9 FundRun route Sunday morning, I thought about how skylines define a town. They give us insight into the values and industry upon which people build a community. Some skylines, like Chicago, New York and Singapore, offer the gorgeous glow of innovation as they rise in mighty triumph over cities [...]