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Hundreds enjoy Leaders A’Hmong Us

Leaders A’Hmong Us: United Hmong American Association (UHAA), and Fox Valley Technical College invited hundreds of local Hmong students to enjoy culturally relevant resources around leadership, higher education, career development and mental health while celebrating their heritage, thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation. Photos by Viseth Moua, […]

Festival shows year’s best paddling films

Posted on Mar 18, 2019, by

Whether it’s plunging over a waterfall in a river kayak or following Alaska’s Inland Passage to recreate the past, a festival of 2019’s best paddling films is being presented Friday, March 22, at Lawrence University’s Warch Center Cinema in Appleton. The films will communicate the adrenaline and beauty of kayaking or canoeing in the wild. […]

Imagine Fox Cities to help shape a living vision for the area

How do you define well-being in a community? Imagine Fox Cities is a new, inclusive community-wide initiative created to be more intentional about shaping the future of the Fox Cities to improve individual and collective well-being. Many communities define well-being differently but most include common threads of housing, safety, health care, lifelong learning and more. The initiative was […]

How to help an orchestra sing

Posted on Mar 8, 2019, by

Most symphony attendees sit quietly in their seats during orchestral performances. That did not happen yesterday. Hundreds of local third, fourth and fifth-graders used their voices and recorders to help an orchestra make beautiful music in Appleton, thanks in part to the generosity of a Fox Valley family. A grant to the Fox Cities Performing […]

Family fund helps community research Irish ancestry

Posted on Mar 5, 2019, by

For those of you who have Irish or Scots-Irish ancestors, two nationally renowned speakers are coming to northeast Wisconsin to help discover more about those roots, thanks  to a grant from the Miller/Anthes Family Fund within the Community Foundation. The grant helps support a March 13th lecture at the Brown County Library in Green Bay by […]

Clintonville Area Foundation awards six grants

2019 Clintonville Area Foundation grant distribution (l-r, front row) Gibson Island volunteer Cody Carrico, Gibson Island volunteer Joy Krubsack, Girl Scout leader Leslie Coleman, CESA 8 representative Lynn Aprill, Clintonville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Elena Kowalkowski, (rear row) Gibson Island volunteer Jesse Wilson, Navarino Nature Center director/naturalist Tim Ewing, Navarino Nature Center volunteer Ann […]