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Small grant gives big start to Safe Routes

Posted on Nov 19, 2018, by

If the geography represented by the people in attendance at a recent workshop was any indication, there is widespread interest among municipal officials in Safe Routes to Parks. Fox Cities Greenways presented the workshop at the Neenah headquarters of Miron Construction on Nov. 8, with the support of a $500 grant from the Environmental Stewardship […]

Grassy Island Range Lights on the move!

They look like lighthouses, but they’re actually called range lights, used to point the way for ship navigators to enter a harbor or other narrow pathway. And now these two two historic Grassy Island Range Lights in Green Bay are being saved from sinking into the shifting ground, thanks to one of the first grants […]

High Cliff: Community gem gets pavilion makeover

Posted on Nov 7, 2018, by

There’s something about High Cliff State Park that makes visitors feel like they’ve entered a whole new world. With its numerous stone ledges, gorgeous hiking trails and spacious amenities, the park has become a favorite spot in the Fox Valley for weddings, reunions and retreats. So when the park’s pavilion began showing its age, the […]

STAR program narrows grad gap in Fox Valley

Posted on Nov 6, 2018, by

The gap is real. Wisconsin was 41st nationally in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2017 ranking of equity in graduation rates, college success and other measures of child welfare. The gap in graduation rates between white students and African Americans in the Fox Valley is greater than Milwaukee’s. (More info here and here.) One of […]

Fox Valley Chorus to honor veterans

Posted on Nov 5, 2018, by

By Shirley Mercier, Fox Valley Chorus   Our Fox Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will present a Veterans Salute performance on Nov. 10 at St. Mary Catholic High School’s Jane Bergstrom Fine Arts Center in Neenah.  We hope to see many veterans represented at our 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows. The color guard from […]

At-risk boys do an About Face at Rawhide

Posted on Nov 1, 2018, by

With all the negative news we hear every day, you may wonder if anything positive can be done to improve the lives of young people who’ve made poor decisions. The answer is yes! In New London, Rawhide is changing the minds and hearts of thousands of at-risk boys. The nonprofit has been devoted to working […]