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Local Foods from Local Farmers, Right to your Door!

Want to spend more time this summer adventuring with your family and less time shopping and thinking about what you’re going to feed them?. This new CSA option for Fox Valley and Green Bay families brings locally grown, organic produce directly to your door from mid-June to mid-October. And, maybe best of all, you can choose what you will receive in your box from the seasonally available choices, so you won’t be burdened with figuring out what to do with an influx of rutabagas!
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Welcome Home: 10 Reasons your Family will Love the Fox Cities!

Hi there! We’re so glad you chose our community to be your family’s home! Appleton and the Fox Cities are fantastic places to raise children. We have a small-town feel with some big-city amenities. There are so many ways to have fun and make memories with your kids year-round. Now that you’re here (or will be soon), we’d love to share some of the incredible things that our area has for families.
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NEW Podcast Episode! Let’s Talk About Reading & Literacy

As part of our partnership with The Women’s Fund of Oshkosh, Go Oshkosh Kids will be bringing you Let’s Talk! — an interactive monthly podcast to connect with local experts that will help us to tackle some of the biggest challenges in parenting. We’ll share tools to help start conversations with our kids that strengthen our relationships while navigating tricky topics like smart internet use, body image, friendships, relationships, and more.

Tips for your Visit to 1000 Islands Environmental Center, Kaukauna

If you’re looking for a great place to get hands-on with our natural resources in the Fox Valley, then you must visit 1000 Islands Environmental Center! Nestled along the Fox River in Kaukauna, 1000 Islands has so much to offer from amazing hiking trails, fun and engaging Environmental Center with live animals, interactive, affordable education classes, and much more. We’ve got the scoop for you to plan an enjoyable day of adventure together in nature right here in the Fox Cities.

Where to Donate Your Spring Cleaning & Garage Sale Leftover Items

Have you been spending some of your time indoors this winter & spring cleaning out closets and sorting through clothes? Revisiting the life-changing magic of tidying up? Or, do you need to offload some garage sale leftovers? We’ve got you covered! The Fox Valley is home to many donation centers and thrift stores that would gladly take your spring cleaning extras. Before your head over with your carload of donations, be sure to check each location for specific item limitations. Also, if you can’t physically make it to the store or have large items you are unable to transport, many stores offer a pick up option, too!

Explore the Magical Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan!

Bookworm Gardens, located in Sheboygan, near the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan campus, opens on May 1, 2022. A visit to this Wisconsin public garden tailored to families is a must-do for kids living in Northeast Wisconsin. Just a short drive from Appleton and the Fox Valley Area, this destination is an...
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10 Wisconsin Public Gardens to Visit with Kids!

Trips to public gardens can be super relaxing and a truly multisensory experience. Walking around garden paths with no agenda other than to enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds that surround us is a quiet luxury to enjoy during warm weather months. Your family will discover new flowers, maybe see some new bugs, butterflies, and birds.

Summer Parade Guide

Enjoy Northeast Wisconsin with family and friends this summer!. From the drumbeats to the sparkly floats to the tiny Pomeranian driving a truck, it’s hard to find something not to like about a good summer parade. Whether it is to honor veterans or to celebrate cheese, Northeast Wisconsin boasts a number of summer parades that are sure to delight your whole family.

Heritage Parkway Trail & Nelson Family Heritage Crossing

The Nelson Family Heritage Crossing opened in 2021 and connects downtown Little Chute and Kaukauna. The 1,100-foot bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the Fox River is family-friendly, universally accessible, and lit during dusk hours. Open year-round to enjoy bird watching, walking, running, and biking. Heritage Parkway Trail (Island Park Trail)

Where can we feed ducks in the Fox Valley?

I remember feeding the ducks old bread as a kid. Nowadays it’s frowned upon. Many local parks have had issues with geese and have strict regulations not to feed the geese. So, where can you feed the ducks? Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay is the perfect place to feed our bird friends.

Green Bay’s BEST Nature Center – Plan a Visit to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary!

Located in Green Bay, the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a 600-acre urban wildlife refuge that is a family favorite! Not to be confused with its neighbor, Bay Beach Amusement Park, you won’t find any rides here. It is the largest park in Green Bay and the second largest wildlife rehabilitation program in Wisconsin. The sanctuary is FREE and open year-round and includes a nature education center, observation building, hiking trails, amphitheater, educational programs, many animal habitats, and more. It is one of the best nature centers in the area!

Love On the Planet Earth by Recycling Your Electronics!

Earth Day is upon us, and we are all looking for ways to love on our planet just a little more. Do you have old, broken, or unused electronics cluttering your home? Now’s the time to do your part for our local environment and bring them over to one of many upcoming electronics recycling events in Northeast Wisconsin! Did you know that electronics were banned from Wisconsin landfills and incinerators in 2010? Today, you are required to recycle electronics at a designated recycling center or event, and we’ve rounded them all up for your recycling convenience.

FREE Kids’ Workshops at Lowe’s Are Back!

Great news! The FREE kids’ workshops at Lowe’s are back up and running, and the next one is Saturday, May 7, 2022. Let the experts handle the teaching (and the mess!) while your mini-DIYer learns important hands-on skills and much more at these FREE workshops. At the Lowe’s...

Enjoy a Family Star Show at the Barlow Planetarium in Menasha

Do you and your kids love to gaze upon the stars or spot famous constellations in the nighttime sky? If so, then the Barlow Planetarium located at the UW-Oshkosh Fox Cities campus in Menasha is the perfect destination for your next family outing! From laser shows to current nighttime star-gazing, to telescope viewing, to naming constellations, be prepared to be filled with awe and wonder of the astronomical beauty of the solar system we call home!