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    This Dec. 13, 1981 photo shows the Cinderella Ballroom, which was torn down in 1985. Post-Crescent Media file photo

    The Buzz: Cinderella story, part 2

    Talking about Cinderella brought back happy memories for a lot of people. In last week's 'Throwback Thursday' story, I traced the Cinderella name from a large ballroom to a bar and now a small tavern, all in the Town of Menasha.

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    The Buzz: Badger Treats schedules return

    Reader question: Did Badger Treats close permanently or just for the winter?

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    The Buzz: Wondering about American TV warranties

    Reader question: In December, we purchased a TV from American and decided on purchasing the three-year extended performance guarantee.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    The Buzz: Papa John's in Neenah still in limbo

    Reader question: I live in Neenah and I know Papa John's closed. Have you heard any information if they are going to reopen and where?

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    A new restaurant is coming to the former Sliders location at 890 Lake Park Road in Menasha. Maureen Wallenfang/Post-Crescent Media

    The Buzz: Menasha restaurant prepares to reopen

    The former restaurant at 890 Lake Park Road in Menasha is in the process of coming back to life as a new restaurant.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    The future site of Kwik Trip at State 47 and Evergreen Drive in Grand Chute. Maureen Wallenfang/Post-Crescent Media.

    The Buzz: What's the dirt?

    With a break in the weather, 2014 construction projects got underway. Here are three that have started in the Fox Cities.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Steinhafels bought the former American TV & Appliance store in Grand Chute Monday afternoon. Maureen Wallenfang/Post-Crescent Media

    The Buzz: Steinhafels buys American TV store in Grand Chute

    Steinhafels, one of the state's largest furniture and mattress stores, will be up and running in Grand Chute in late fall in the former American TV & Appliance at 4750 Grande Market Drive.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    The Buzz: Yearning for bagels

    A woman called in from Appleton's southside looking for bagels. And not just any old bagels. She wanted them freshly made, like the ones she used to buy at SueAnn's Bagels on Calumet Street.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Katie Demerath of Appleton shops with her son, Henry, at Just Act Natural, 129 E. College Ave on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Appleton, WI. Adam Wesley/Post-Crescent Media Adam Wesley/Post-Crescent Media

    The Buzz: Earth Day/Earth Week celebrations

    Just Act Natural celebrates the earth every day, but this week the shop gets a welcome boost in sales when everyone else jumps in.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    The Buzz: Familiar store reappears

    Inspiring Interiors opened Monday at 132 N. Main St. in Kimberly.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Schwag's future location is at the corner of Meade Street and Northland Avenue in Appleton. Maureen Wallenfang/Post-Crescent Media

    The Buzz: Schwag plans to move

    Schwag will leave its Grand Chute location at the end of April and reopen May 7 in Appleton.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    The Buzz: New fitness facility to open in Menasha

    TNT Fitness Results will open Monday at 880 S. Oneida St. in Menasha. Itís a new fitness business taking the gym location that has been vacant since Underground Functional Fitness closed in Aug. 2012. One of the partners in the new business, Brent Miller, had worked as an instructor at the prior gym, but the two businesses are not affiliated.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Young jalapeno plants wait to be planted in the greenhouse of Plant Station in Appleton in a previous spring season. Gannett Wisconsin Media

    The Buzz: Talking about dirt

    Driving around the Fox Cities midsummer, it's easy to see that people take time, effort and pride in lawns and gardens. The simplest house might be surrounded by a riot of colorful flowers and lush vegetation.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    1981 Cinderella Ballroom in it's final days. 2121 S. Oneida St. Appleton, WI. Post-Crescent historical file photo taken Dec. 13, 1981

    The Buzz: Retracing Cinderella's steps

    This week's 'Throwback Thursday' story commemorates Cinderella, a name on three separate Town of Menasha buildings going back to 1925.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    The Buzz: This Easter meal is free

    Reader question: Do you know if We Care Meals will be serving a free Easter dinner this year?

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    The barn taken down last month on W. Prospect Avenue was not far from the intersection with Bluemound Drive in the Town of Menasha. Maureen Wallenfang/Post-Crescent Media

    The Buzz: Barn razed, but not for building expansion

    Reader question: Touchmark is expanding on West Prospect Avenue. An old barn was demolished presumably to prepare for this expansion.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    A new $40 million Appleton Public Library is proposed for the combined downtown sites of Fox Banquets and a church overlooking the Fox River. Dan Powers/Post-Crescent Media

    The Buzz: 'Business as usual' for Michiels

    Hang onto your place cards and centerpieces.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    The Buzz: Face of procrastination has changed

    Years ago, some post offices stationed workers outside late into the evening on April 15 so bleary-eyed tax filers could drive by and drop of envelopes of just-completed returns. That was then.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    The Buzz: The dirt on gardening shops

    With the weather now flirting with spring, readers are thinking about dirt.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Owner of The Garden Jordan Banda waters raspberry plants in the greenhouse at his organic gardening store on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Neenah, WI. Adam Wesley/Post-Crescent Media

    The Buzz: The Garden grows in Neenah

    For months, workers have gone in and out of the former Pansies Garden Store at 833 E. Cecil St. in Neenah. Curious neighbors have been invited in to take a peek and hear about plans to regrow the 75-year-old nursery property now called The Garden.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    The Historic Hotel Pub in downtown Menasha has closed and will take a hiatus before reopening elsewhere. Maureen Wallenfang/Post-Crescent Media

    The Buzz: Menasha pub changes relocation plans

    The Historic Hotel Pub in downtown Menasha had a grand sendoff last Saturday.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    The Buzz: Beloved Kimberly bakery to return

    Do you remember the triple chocolate doughnuts from Van Thull's Bakery?

    • Apr. 14, 2014

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