Wisconsin

Migrating Tundra Swans Visiting the County

April 3, 2014

Currently, Tundra Swans are filling the air and fields of area farmlands here in northeast Wisconsin. Last year I waited too long to see this phenomena and saw only a small flock, literally the tail end. Wisconsin is a midway point for these swans who spend their spring and summers in the tundra of  Alaska and northern Canada. Typically we think of birds migrating pretty much north and south, but …Read the Rest

Locally, A Year Of Loss

Locally, A Year Of Loss
November 24, 2013

Our young couple with their one year old son, to our south moved to the North Woods of WI in September. It was fun to get to know them and eventually their little boy. But sad to see them move away. …Read the Rest

Music in the Park-Celebrating Summer Under the Stars

Music in the Park-Celebrating Summer Under the Stars
August 17, 2011

Appleton ended its summer series of music in Pierce Park last night with perfect weather, blue skies, and a gentle breeze. I found my way to the south side of town where cars already lined the streets around the park. …Read the Rest

Part 2 -My Name is Jane and I AM AN Aviation Junkie

Part 2 -My Name is Jane and I AM AN Aviation Junkie
August 1, 2011

In a previous writing I spoke of how my growing up years helped foster an admiration and curiosity about aviation, but not curious enough to learn to fly! Moving to Appleton, I found that I live just few miles from a …Read the Rest

Getting in Touch with Jon’s Roots

Getting in Touch with Jon’s Roots
July 28, 2011

One thing I have wanted to do since coming to Wisconsin, is go to Pulaski during Polka Days. I wanted to see how it compares to my Cedar, Michigan Polka Fest. Pulaski is about 50 miles to the North. We decided to go …Read the Rest

Lawrence University Alum Produces John Muir Documentary

Lawrence University Alum Produces John Muir Documentary
April 16, 2011

 Jon and I attended a film screening of a documentary that appeared on  PBS  “American Masters”  in honor of Earth Day. The documentary is “John Muir in the New World”. The special screening was held because the filmmaker, Catherine Tatge, …Read the Rest

Candy Shops and St. Nicholas: NE Wisconsin’s Favorite Christmas Traditions

Candy Shops and St. Nicholas: NE Wisconsin’s Favorite Christmas Traditions
December 19, 2010

St. Nicholas Day. Did you miss this Christmas tradition on December 6th? NE Wisconsin’s population is heavy with families that can trace their heritage back to Northern Europe to the countries of Holland, Germany, Poland, and Denmark. St. Nicholas makes …Read the Rest

Green Bay Packer Game Day Traditions

Green Bay Packer Game Day Traditions
October 24, 2010

Today is not just any old Sunday, it is a special day fondly refered to as a Green Bay Packer Home Game Day.  Being fairly new to following the  “The Pack” , I have found the many aspects of  being a  “Packer Fan” truly amazing! Initially I …Read the Rest

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