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Mentor guides people to their own solutions

Posted on Mar 19, 2018, by

Bob DeKoch’s most valuable contribution as a leader doesn’t involve solving problems for people who come to him for help. His particular talent is in helping people see within themselves the means to solve the problem. That’s why Bob will be presented with the 2018 Paul and Elaine Groth Mentoring Award, sponsored by the Mielke […]

Arts advocacy goes on past work day

Posted on Mar 16, 2018, by

As if working a full-time job coordinating the arts needs of all of the students in the Appleton Area School District wasn’t enough t0 test the limits of anybody’s energy, Renee Ulman spends her free time volunteering with numerous nonprofit arts groups. Renee’s official title is Fine Arts Coordinator for the Appleton Area School District. […]

Honorees selected for Celebrating Volunteers

Posted on Mar 6, 2018, by

The award recipients have been chosen and registration is open for the 21st annual Celebrating Volunteers Community Gala on April 26 to honor outstanding volunteers in our community. The honorees for the seven awards being presented that evening are: Rachel Miserlian – Youth Scholarship Award, sponsored by Community First Credit Union. Nancy Heykes – Walter L. Rugland […]

Best-selling author joins Bubolz dedication

Posted on Feb 22, 2018, by

Richard Louv, the author of the best-seller “Last Child in the Woods” and inventor of the term “nature-deficit disorder,” will be on hand for the grand opening of Bubolz Nature Preserve’s new 18,000-square-foot nature center building on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22. Louv, whose work includes “The Nature Principal” and “Vitamin N,” is appearing courtesy of […]

Sexual assault talks hit home for students

Posted on Feb 2, 2018, by

Whether sexual assault survivor Brenda Tracy made an impact as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Voices of Men Breakfast and at half a dozen schools is not in question. The applause and the positive reviews were good indications. A Neenah High School student who said, “I have never felt more understood in my life” […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]