Between the cold weather, cloudy days and snow, it can be tough to find workout motivation during winter. But... there are ways to get inspired when it comes to your health. Sue Pawlowski with the YMCA of the Fox Cities says joining a class is one easy way to continue your winter fitness journey. Registration for YMCA members is currently open for winter classes. If you're not a YMCA member, registration begins on December 20th. More from the Focus Fox Valley Blog
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Kristal Knudtson with the Salvation Army Fox Cities stops by to talk about this year's Red Kettle Bell Campaign. Bell ringers are still needed and you can find out more by clicking here. More from the Focus Fox Valley Blog
Our friends with Go Valley Kids are here to share the best Christmas activities for you and your family this year. We get the scoop on Christmas light displays, where to find your tree, and see a live nativity in Northeast Wisconsin. You can find a link to the Go Valley Kids Website by clicking here. More from the Focus Fox Valley Blog
Dec 07, 2018
We are joined by Kristen Cates with Volunteer Fox Cities to talk about volunteer opportunities with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates.) CASA advocates for abused and neglected children in our local courts, with community volunteers, to achieve placement in safe and permanent homes. CASA has an information session coming up on Monday, December 10 at noon at 1500 N. Casaloma Dr., Suite 401 Appleton. We also get some holiday gift ideas from Lamers Dairy in Appleton! You can f...
Dec 06, 2018
The Santa Cycle is once again coming to town and we're learning all about the charity bike ride from WBAY Sports Director Chris Roth and his daughter Ellie. This year's ride is Saturday, December 8 at 10 a.m. The route begins at Badger State Brewing Company. Proceeds from the ride go to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. For more than 15 years, Children's Hospital has had a presence in the northeast region of Wisconsin. Each year, Children’s invests millions in Wisconsin commun...
Dec 05, 2018
We welcome Maria Vercimak with Catalpa Health to help us navigate through some tough situations this holiday season. As Christmas nears, many children have a list of gift ideas, but they don’t always get everything on the list -- which can be upsetting. Maria gives tips and offers conversation tools on handling some of the disappointments kids may feel during the holidays. Maria also gives an insight to handling the magic of Santa Claus. It recently made headlines -- A substitut...
Dec 04, 2018
November is diabetes awareness month, and specifically, Wednesday, Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day. Dr. Shannon Sullivan, a Family Medicine Physician at ThedaCare Physicians-Menasha joined us to talk about diabetes, the difference between controlled vs. uncontrolled and how family support plays a factor in managing the disease. According to the International Diabetes Federation, more than 425 million people are currently living with diabetes. There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and t...
Dec 03, 2018
We're joined by Kristin Cates with Volunteer Fox Cities to talk about the upcoming VolunteerFEST, which just happens to be on Giving Tuesday! The event features 53 different nonprofits from the area. VolunteerFEST takes place Tuesday, November 27 from 4-6 p.m. at Waverly Beach in Menasha. More from the Focus Fox Valley Blog
Nov 21, 2018
We are joined by Nanci Micke with United Way Fox Cities joins us and brings along Kim Calmes with CAP Services and Nik Shier from the Fox Valley Literacy Council. Nanci shares some success stories with these organizations and we learn about how these programs are changing lives in the Fox Valley. Click here to find out more on CAP Services or the Fox Valley Literacy Council. More from the Focus Fox Valley Blog
Nov 21, 2018
We talk with Kira Benz from the National Weather Service in Green Bay about the Thanksgiving travel outlook! She also gives us an overview on what they do at the National Weather Service! We are continuing our LIFE in Motion Series this month, with a focus on bullying in schools. The data we’re referring to looks specifically at bullying on school property throughout the Fox Cities Region, including breakdowns by both race and sexual preference. You can find a link to t...
Nov 20, 2018