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Menasha opens Paper Trail connection

Happy trails! The Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation recently awarded a grant to the City of Menasha Parks and Recreation to extend the Paper Trail in Menasha up to Nature’s Way, closing an unsafe gap in the trail and bringing two sides of the community together while encouraging outdoor recreation. By Brian Tungate, […]

Grant helps fill mental health need for women

Posted on Jun 6, 2019, by

The Starting Point 2.0 Class of 2019 and their children. Young women seeking to build a better future for themselves and their families now have access to mental health counseling services thanks to a grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation. By Julie Keller, executive director, Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley […]

Shawano community service awardee is true trailblazer

Posted on Jun 3, 2019, by

(Photo by Curt Knoke) Greg Sturm keeps the wheels of progress — and bicycles — turning in Shawano County through his work with Shawano Pathways. The efforts to provide better roads, activities and facilities for outdoor recreational enthusiasts have earned Sturm the Shawano Area Community Foundation’s Shawano Community Service Award. By Lee Pulaski, Shawano Leader […]

Big Puppets Parade connects two Appleton neighborhoods

Columbus Elementary students with their art teacher, Elizabeth Austin, creating butterfly props for Saturday’s Big Puppets Parade in Appleton. Newspapers, toilet paper and huge gobs of paint and glue have been transformed into gigantic puppets, thanks to the imaginations of young artists in several Appleton schools. These puppets will star in this Saturday’s Neighborhood Big […]

Giant mural projects to transform Stockbridge and Chilton

(Artist’s conception) A $29,950 grant to the Calumet County Historical Society from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation will help create a series of culturally rich, historically informed public murals in Chilton and Stockbridge that celebrate these communities’ diverse histories and interconnected narratives, while crafting related curriculum and visual arts opportunities for local […]