By Katy Hopp, executive director, Makaroff Youth Ballet Makaroff Youth Ballet (MYB) is thrilled to be premiering “Peter and the Wolf” at our spring concert on May 17 & 18, 2019. It’s the first big step in gearing up to present the piece, introducing both ballet and the instruments of the orchestra, to Appleton first […]
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By Kayla McNamara Director of Targeted Support Services Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley For three rainy days in August, a group of young people overcame the elements to paint a mural that celebrates what their efforts were all about – working together to promote a message of unity in diversity. Under the […]
A new charitable fund dedicated to improving supporting early childhood needs in the Fox Valley has been established within the Community Foundation to mark the end of Dr. John Mielke’s 26 years on the Appleton Area School District’s Board of Education and to honor his service and that of Sally Mielke, his wife, to many causes […]
What inspires art can be expressed in many different ways depending on the artist and the art form. The inspiration that 50 Appleton third- and fourth-graders drew from a piece of music and then expressed through visual art is on display at the Building for Kids Children’s Museum through this weekend. Seventeen schools took part. The […]
A nationally recognized program in its second year in Appleton appears to have found the right formula to help at-risk teenagers feel more empowered to make a difference in school and in their lives. The month-long Summer of Service Program, which is coordinated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley and Appleton […]
The new Community Early Learning Center in the former St. Mary School building in Appleton is the focal point for making the most of that potential for children across the Fox Cities. The 2006 and 2011 Fox Cities LIFE Studies indicated a need for early intervention services for children age 5 and younger, along with […]
It was a major announcement. Decorated pro golfer and philanthropist Mary Beth Nienhaus was breaking the seal of secrecy on her donation of Winagamie Golf Course to the Appleton Education Foundation. But there always are stories behind the story.