Northeast Wisconsin
August 2017

August 2017

In the last few months I’ve visited two places for the first time: Estes Park, Colorado and New Orleans, Louisiana. When I recently returned from the latter, I was immediately hit with what is known as the “traveling bug.” A natural introvert and homebody, I suddenly wanted nothing more than to get out of my comfort zone to interact with new people, learn about different cultures and experience all the world has to offer.

While the vagabond lifestyle is perfect for some, reality eventually set in and I realized it’s — for the most part — not for me. As a compromise (with myself), I’ve begun researching more close-to-home destinations. Luckily I’ve chosen an ideal time to do so, not to mention a perfect state to explore. When August hits, road trips, vacations and anything taking advantage of this last month of summer is common. It got me thinking, what am I missing in my backyard?

It turns out, the answer is a lot.

Wisconsin offers diversity in the form of everything from fairs and festivals to museums and historic sites. The State Fair, August 3-13, offers both (the current site has been such since 1892!). Check out our Community Calendar to find that and more of our favorites like Appleton’s Mile of Music and local events at the Neenah Public Library.

Enjoy the upcoming dog days of summer, whether it finds you close to home or outside of your usual territory. Adventure can be found anywhere — good company helps, but sometimes solitude can be just as pleasant.

Parenthood is a community, a tribe that unites its members like no other. Having children and all associated with it — the stresses, the joys and even the fears — connect mothers and fathers with their peers in a way that’s natural and often unspoken. What is clear, though, is…
“Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables,preserved our landscape and inspired us with a powerful work ethic.” —James H. Douglas, Jr. Summer is in its final stretch now, and many people are out enjoying the great…
Natural Healthy Concepts is the major fulfillment of one person’s small dream. In 2004, Theresa Groskopp opened a nutrition counseling and consulting practice in her home in the Appleton area. She acted on her strongly held belief that “your health is the best investment you’ll ever make.” Previously, Theresa worked…
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Are you one of the nine out of 10 people who suffer from headaches? If so you are certainly not alone. Headaches are very common, so much so that many people think headaches are just a normal part of life. They are not a normal part of life. They are…
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Finding the right backpack is an essential component of back-to-school shopping. Children may have their own ideas of what’s in style, but parents should look for backpacks that are functional before factoring in style. Marrying form and function together can be challenging, but it’s necessary to prevent students from developing…
With the huge olive oil epidemic these past few years, how are we to know if what we are purchasing and consuming is truly the real deal? Unfortunately, many oileries and grocery stores sell an abundance of altered olive oils; therefore, considering the source when it comes to olive oil…
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