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July 2016

Navarino wants to make guest speakers a habit

Posted on Jul 28, 2016, by

When ultralight pilot Joe Duff spoke June 17 at Navarino Nature Center to mark its 30th anniversary, he was a hit with the crowd of nature center regulars, leading to a desire by naturalist Tim Ewing to make presenting speakers a regular practice in the future. “The guest speaker informed us on the trials and tribulations of working […]

Grant helps tell Project RUSH’s story

Posted on Jul 27, 2016, by

After Project RUSH sent 125 volunteers into the streets to interview 600 people who were homeless or on the verge, the Fox Cities Housing Coalition had their own story to tell. A grant from the Community Foundation’s Basic Needs Giving Partnership allowed them to tell it widely and well. A $10,000 grant made to the […]

LIFE study tells us our economy is as expected

Posted on Jul 25, 2016, by

The story of the local economy told in the 2016 Fox Cities Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study is no mystery, though no one can predict what the next chapter will bring. We knew these things already: Manufacturing jobs have declined. Unemployment spiked during the Great Recession. Wages and employment are better in the Fox […]

LIFE Study tells us who we are

Posted on Jul 19, 2016, by

The Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study is intended to help us decide as a community what areas of life here are good as is and what about our quality of life has room for improvement. We will explore that in posts each week here, but for starters, let’s see what the LIFE Study says […]

Four added to our Board of Directors

Posted on Jul 11, 2016, by

We have 24 local people who volunteer their time and expertise on our Board of Directors. We’re welcoming four new members: Amanda Betts – Sales & Marketing Director, Stellar Blue Technologies, Pierce Smith – Project Manager Supply Chain, Menasha Packaging Company, Sheri Edison – VP, General Counsel & Secretary, Bemis Company, Dr. Susan May – President, […]

Neenah Park Kart takes fun to the kids

Posted on Jul 7, 2016, by

Children in Neenah who have no way to get to a park recreation program can now have playground activities come to them. The Neenah Park Kart, purchased and stocked with grants of $2,250 each from the William and Helen Burger Memorial Fund and the Schmerein Family Fund, will carry loads of toys to schools, apartment complexes and other […]

One grad’s scholarship success story

Posted on Jul 6, 2016, by

Despite hearing loss and impaired vision caused by a rare genetic disorder called Usher Syndrome, 2010 Appleton North High School graduate Hannah Fitton played cello in her high school and college orchestras and swam competitively in NCAA Division I at Colgate University. Now she works as a market research analyst in Chicago. She received a Margaret Ferris […]