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September 2016

Thank you Mr. Felker, one last time

Posted on Sep 30, 2016, by

John Felker, who made it his mission to make sure area elementary students could experience a live performance, received one last thank you from the kids he helped. A display at his funeral today included a variety of awards he received and a banner from grade schoolers that said, “Thank you Mr. Felker for all […]

LIFE Study shows support for arts could be stronger

Posted on Sep 29, 2016, by

With a performing arts center dominating downtown Appleton and restored opera houses and high school theaters scattered across its counties, Fox Cities residents may view the area as being fairly strong in the arts. The numbers say otherwise. There were 6.85 creative jobs per 1,000 in the Fox Cites region in 2014, compared to 10.80 in Wisconsin […]

Study area at center of $1 billion issue

Posted on Sep 26, 2016, by

Little rivulets of rain water cut through clay soil and carry with them phosphorous  on the way into the lower Fox River. It’s a big problem. Water pollution, algae blooms, fish die-offs all can result from fertilizer that should be on the farm fields ending up in the river. Additional federal regulations are on the way, and […]

Early learning center recognized by Lawrence University

Posted on Sep 22, 2016, by

The Communty Early Learning Center’s efforts to unite community resources to improve early education has been recognized with a 2016 Collaboration in Action award fomr Lawrence University. With help from $786,750 in grants from Community Foundation funds and supporting organizations, a $2 million renovation converted the former St. Mary Catholic Central School at 313 S. State […]

Certification renewal shows we exceed national standards

Posted on Sep 14, 2016, by

Teachers need to be certified. So do plumbers. Your hair stylist and you accupunturist are certified. You certainly would expect no less from your community foundation. Getting our certification renewed by the Council on Foundations as meeting the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations was a long and grueling process. We have been informed that our certification has […]

Waupaca Eco Park brings together students, businesses, community

Posted on Sep 12, 2016, by

Despite threatening weather, the community turned out the morning of Sept. 10 to dedicate Waupaca’s new Eco-Park — a partnership including CAP Services, the City of Waupaca, the Waupaca Foundry and other businesses, with funding from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership and Environmental Sustainability Fund at the Community Foundation and the Waupaca Area Community Foundation. The Basic […]