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Appleton parking changes proposed for bike lanes, downtown

Three changes to the city’s parking policies were proposed Wednesday night at Appleton’s council meeting. Alderwomen Cathy Spears proposed allowing parking on streets with new bike lanes on weekends around holidays. The weekend would be considered 4 p.m. Friday to … Continue reading

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Appleton approves bike lanes on Fremont Street

After more than a month of debate, Appleton’s council voted Wednesday to install bike lanes on a portion of Fremont Street. Aldermen voted 10-5 in favor of the lanes that drew criticism from neighbors concerned about safety and lost parking. … Continue reading

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Sidewalk poetry winners announced in Appleton

Mayor Tim Hanna announced the winning poems last week that will be stamped into new concrete sidewalk squares in Appleton. A full list of the six winners is available on the city’s website at Appleton.org. Winning poets are: Cathryn Cofell, … Continue reading

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Pedaling a bar down College Avenue? It’s possible

Grab some beer, hop on the 12-person “Bier Bike” and enjoy the downtown scenery. That could be the reality under a new state law signed by Gov. Scott Walker in December making “quadricycles” or “pedal pubs” a legal place to … Continue reading

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Police adding patrols near Wisconsin Ave. crosswalk beacon

Appleton police are beefing up patrols this week at a new traffic signal near Appvion on Wisconsin Avenue that has confused some drivers. The pedestrian hybrid beacon is the first of its kind in Appleton with a flashing yellow light, … Continue reading

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Panel votes to rezone Plank Road site for apartments

Appleton’s Plan Commission voted unanimously Monday afternoon to rezone a 16-acre plot of land on Plank Road, paving the way for apartments. Monday’s vote came after a new proposal to develop the land with 10 two-story apartment buildings with 120 … Continue reading

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Appleton downtown farm market to expand to Wednesdays

Organizers hope to expand Appleton’s Saturday farm market to Wednesday evenings this year. Jennifer Stephany, executive director of Appleton Downtown, Inc., said the group plans to host 40 to 50 vendors on Wednesday nights from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at … Continue reading

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Japanese steakhouse likely to lose liquor license

Appleton’s liquor licensing panel voted Thursday night to revoke the license of TJ’s Japanese Steakhouse. The unanimous vote came at the recommendation of Appleton police since the restaurant at 4025 E. Lorna Lane served three underage patrons within 18 months … Continue reading

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Appleton approves new adult softball organizer

Appleton’s council awarded a one-year contract for adult softball program services to a new provider Wednesday night after weeks of wrangling. Panther Baseball will organize the leagues at Memorial Park that typically draw about 175 teams that play all week. … Continue reading

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Appleton will consider grace period for shoveling over holidays

Homeowners that fail to shovel sidewalks within 36 hours of snowfall in Appleton can face the cost the city pays to clear the way, but an alderman wants to loosen the rules during the holidays. Alderman Kyle Lobner introduced a … Continue reading

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