Thursday, December 01, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Events abound at the Oshkosh Public Museum and Oshkosh Public Library
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Don’t miss the Whoville Holiday Nov. 19 in Downtown Oshkosh
It’s a day full of fun events and activities for families, sponsored by the businesses and organizations in the Downtown Business Improvement District.
The green eggs and ham-themed Breakfast with the Grinch at the Best Western Waterfront Hotel Ballroom is sold out, but there are plenty of other Whoville activities going on throughout Downtown Oshkosh to get families in the holiday spirit:
Free showings of How the Grinch Stole Christmas
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A Grinchmas Celebration at Oshkosh Public Library
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Under the Dome
Grinchy good fun includes reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Pin the Heart on the Grinch and Happy Holiday Plinko games; a holiday card-making activity; and a family reading corner. Come in your best Whoville attire to get a photo taken and enter our costume contest. Enter at the old front doors on Washington Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.
Free horse & carriage rides
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Opera House Square
Whoville costume parade & group singalong
Special appearance by Miss Oshkosh and Miss Oshkosh’s Outstanding Teen
Opera House Square
Downtown businesses will feature their own Whoville specials and activities throughout the day. Maps highlighting all of the activities will be available the day of the event at Breakfast with the Grinch, at Whoville Headquarters in Opera House Square and at the Oshkosh Public Library. Throughout the holidays Downtown visitors can see the Whoville displays and window paintings by students in the Gifted and Talented Art Program of the Oshkosh Area School District.
For folks who want to transform their inner Grinch this season, Downtown Oshkosh is collecting donations for the Oshkosh Area Food Pantry, Christine Ann Center and the Oshkosh Area Humane Society. From Nov. 17-Dec. 31 drop off items for any of those organizations at BMO Harris Bank, 50 Pearl Ave. Find wish lists for these charities at www.downtownoshkosh.com.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Daytime noise expected near Little Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County
Work begins on Roland Kampo Bridge next week
(Fox Valley) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region is announcing daytime construction operations will begin on Monday, October 31 near the Little Lake Butte des Morts area in Winnebago County. Residents near the bridge may experience noise, including sawing, hammering, construction equipment and backup beepers. Daytime noise is likely to occur for several months.
The daytime construction is associated with work on reconditioning the existing bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts. Work will include removing bridge deck and adding new deck and parapets (barrier walls), realigning bridge ends with new piers, painting girders and attaching new bridges on westbound end of bridge.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Eye on Oshkosh "celebrates" Veterans Day with a special guest
In the second segment, Hentz chats with Dave Kersztyn, president of the Military Veterans Museum and Education Center in Oshkosh. With Veterans' Day right around the corner we thought this was a nice way of publicizing the museum and its mission, as well as discussing respect for military vets and the flag, etc. And to all veterans, including our four-legged military dogs,
Eye on Oshkosh wishes each and every one of you a Happy Veterans Day. Thank you for your service so we Americans can each enjoy the many freedoms we share and often take for granted.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Take Me to the River art exhibit planned at Kaukauna's Grand KaKalin
The month-long art exhibit will showcase a vast array of local creative talent. Free and open to the public, the exhibit will feature multi-sensory art experiences, pop-ups and art-infused surprises throughout. Highlights will include visual art galleries, live music, audio art, photography, performing art, storytelling, writing, poetry, hair and makeup, fashion, motion graphics/animation art, film, interactive projection mapping, and culinary art.
The exhibit's opening reception at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Nov. 4 features live music by Christopher Gold, Nicholas Raymond and LevenhagenArts. The closing celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 2 includes performances by Hillary Reynolds and Feed the Dog. All ages are encouraged to visit the gallery during general open hours from noon to 5 p.m., Mon-Fri during the exhibit. Private and public evening and weekend events in collaboration with this exhibit are also in the works.
The use of the building space was made possible by signature sponsor, Stadtmueller & Associates. The local company focuses on redevelopment and historic preservation, with many of their projects located along the Fox River.
"Take Me to the River at Grand Kakalin is an inaugural blend of community heritage with the arts as a key component," said company President and building co-owner Randy Stadtmueller. "The Fox River is what connects many of us to our past and to our future. History, arts and culture help to tell this important story,” he added.
Jean Detjen, Founder of the new Take Me to the River arts revival initiative was inspired by the newly restored 1872 riverfront paper mill. "The Grand Kakalin riverfront space is brimming with character, beauty and life,” she said. Detjen viewed the raw, industrial vacant lower level as a canvas for artists to tell the story of the river through their creations.
Along with the Bank of Kaukauna, The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce is a collaborative partner in the project. Kelli Clussman, executive director said: “We are proud to be part of Take Me to the River. This event showcases the talent and diversity of our community while spotlighting the Historic Eagle Mill at Grand Kakalin.”
"My river path is through my art and now I’m sharing it with Kaukauna which became a town because of the river, the Indians, fur trading and the paper mill," says contributing artist Patt Huss. "To be a part of that history, and to be a part of this great exciting venue, reviving art in the community is refreshing indeed."
For more information, see the "Take Me to the River" event and community pages on Facebook or contact Jean Detjen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Eye on Oshkosh hits the radio airwaves
Below is a link to the first unique show, in which I discuss holiday pet safety with Dr. Elizabeth Holt of Badgerland Veterinary Clinic in Oshkosh. Oodles of great information. I encourage you to download it and give it a listen. http://www.mediafire.com/file/0boc76dot9sfg25/Eye_on_Oshkosh_episode_1_Badgerland_FINAL.mp3
Thanks to Scott at Oshkosh Media and the Friends of Oshkosh Media for their help and support.