Easter baskets will, eventually, come together

I’m usually so much better than this, but I’m scrambling this week to find stuff to fill the kids’ Easter baskets. I waited so long to buy the goods that they even were out of the regular Brach’s jelly beans … Continue reading

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A missing tooth and the unexpected

The Tooth Fairy doesn’t have the best record in our house. We’ve had situations where we’ve forgotten all about trading the tooth for a dollar bill until the early hours of the morning, and we head into the bedroom as … Continue reading

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Winter clothes can’t take much more

I was so excited last week with the weather and then disappointed yesterday morning when I looked out the window and saw the snow. I know it’s going to be gone soon, but these winter clothes just can’t take much … Continue reading

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Appleton police lieutenant up for chief’s job in Marshfield

An Appleton police lieutenant is a finalist for chief of the Marshfield Police Department. Lt. Jeff Miller, who has worked in Appleton since 1999, was named a finalist along with three others. “There were a lot of very good applicants, … Continue reading

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North Carolina, here we come!

What is it about a vacation that as soon as it is over, you are moving on and already looking to the next one? We just wrapped up a fun spring break that included a short stint in Chicago and immediately after I … Continue reading

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Appleton to reopen, maintain gardens at Memorial Park

Appleton parks officials said this week they’ll reopen and operate the arboretum and botanical garden in Memorial Park that was previously managed by the Gardens of the Fox Cities. That group notified the city in January that after nearly 20 … Continue reading

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Kohl’s Cares collection highlights ‘Rio 2′

Kohl’s Cares is back with a new round of cool merchandise, and this time the focus of the collection is on the movie, “Rio 2,” which opens Friday nationwide. As always, you can get any items in the line for … Continue reading

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Loving the look of our new kitchen

Our kitchen project is finally complete. After having a set of cabinets and the built-in desk taken down and a pantry added, we took on the task of painting the chocolate brown walls a bright yellow color. That wasn’t too easy. I … Continue reading

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Autism discussion educational and emotional

Compassion and community. That’s what I came away with last night after moderating the Fox Cities Book Festival’s The Reason I Jump: Autism & Our Community event at the Neenah Public Library. The celebrated bestseller “The Reason I Jump: the … Continue reading

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Book festival discussion puts spotlight on autism

The Fox Cities Book Festival kicks off today. I encourage anyone who is interested in the subject of autism to head on over to the Neenah Public Library tonight to take in a discussion I will be moderating as part … Continue reading

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