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January 2018

‘Big Arts’ matches music with graphic arts

Posted on Jan 31, 2018, by

The Fox Valley Symphony will repeat its successful experiment of adding graphics to music to help its audience understand the composition, this year combining it with a project involving about 1,000 Appleton Area School District students. For Big Arts in the Little Apple, the students produced artwork to illustrate the score to Route 66 by […]

Volunteer nominations are due Feb. 5

Posted on Jan 29, 2018, by

Marie Waddell describes herself as “the crazy lady at Walmart.” She’s the one with the packed grocery cart, buying for 66 kids. They are her kids in the sense that she takes responsibility for making sure students from lower income families at Ferber Elementary School in Appleton have enough to eat. Her volunteer activity isn’t […]

Deadlines approaching for $1 million in scholarships

Posted on Jan 22, 2018, by

The Community Foundation has more than $1 million in scholarship money available to students from 60 schools in the region, and the application deadlines are drawing near. Many scholarship applications are due by March 1. The Community Foundation’s scholarship webpage lists 200 scholarships available to students by school. Most are for graduating seniors, but there also […]

Estate gift will repay what Shawano has given

Posted on Jan 19, 2018, by

Todd and Mary Raether want to encourage people to support their community through a fund at the Community Foundation, but they realize giving now is not a possibility for everyone. But for some, giving a gift through their estate may be achievable. The Raethers have arranged for a gift from their estate to support the […]

Teen symposium seeks to build leaders

Posted on Jan 17, 2018, by

Nineteen Fox Valley schools will send more than 300 freshmen to invest a day at the 2018 Teen Symposium in hopes that the payoff will be informed leaders who will leave their mark over the rest of their high school careers. The symposium will be held Feb. 12 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in downtown […]

Advocate will help LEAVEN clients to degree

Posted on Jan 15, 2018, by

Two years ago, Fox Valley Technical College worked with nonprofit organizations, grant funders and employers to address an employment problem in the Fox Valley. The problem is that there are 10,000 unfilled jobs in the region for which employers are seeking technical school graduates, and a significant population of people with potential who are unemployed […]

500th subscriber uses the Loop to inform coworkers

Posted on Jan 10, 2018, by

We’re by no means going to challenge any major metropolitan newspapers anytime soon, but subscriptions to The Loop have been growing steadily since we added it to our website in May of 2016. We reached a milestone recently when Julie Swiecichowski became subscriber number 500. Julie is the administrative assistant at the Neenah-Menasha YMCA. She […]

Nominations open for 2018 volunteer awards

Posted on Jan 8, 2018, by

2017 Award Recipients Carolyn Ragusett, 2017 Arts Award. Above, Jane Dwyre Garton, 2017 Rugland Community Service Award. Kaylie Bittner, 2017 Youth Award Sally Podoski, 2017 Groth Mentoring Award Mary Downs, 2017 Janet Berry Award Kimberly-Clark and the Diaper bank, 2017 Business Partnership Award Lee Hillstrom, 2017 Health Care Award Photos courtesy of The Post-Crescent There is […]