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april 2016 contents
Annual YOU Magazine Spotlight
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Girls Day Out: ‘Cause why should our closet have all the fun?
YOU Spotlight: Lanni Lantto turns fashion into environmental activism
Business Spotlight: One destination, four awesome reasons to visit the Shoppes at Thornberry!
Unleash Happiness: Tips for living your happiest life
Fertility and Your Age: what you need to know about how age affects fertility
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Top 10 Takeover: Items for a stylish spring
On the Cover: Lanni Lantto. Photo by Mike Peters.
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30 CYLG: 6th Annual Green Bay Film Festival
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Fast fashion is addicting. It’s cheap. It’s easy. It’s so justifiable in our heads. How many times have you bought a piece of clothing that wasn’t quite right because it “was only $5?” Finding those steals in the bottom of a clearance bin can feel euphoric, like a really trendy, super unnecessary fix. The bad news is fast fashion is also slaughtering our environment. With Earth Day right around the corner, cover woman and fashion “redesigner” Lanni Lantto shared some pretty startling statistics: • The World Wildlife Fund says it takes more than 700 gallons of water to produce the cotton needed to make a single tshirt and nearly 2,000 gallons to make a pair of jeans. • According to the EPA Office of Solid Waste, the average U.S. citizen throws away 68 pounds of clothing per year. • The Atlantic reports that Americans recycle or donate only 15 percent of their used clothing. The rest—about 10.5 million tons a year—goes into landfills, giving textiles one of the poorest recycling rates of any reusable material. These are a few of the reasons that Lanni is on a mission to turn the fashion tide. She thrifts her materials instead of using new fabric yardage and doesn’t shy away from unconventional materials (she’s made dresses out of tents, for example). By using pre-existing materials, Lanni breathes new life into fashion otherwise destined for the landfill. Her philosophy is fashion can double as environmental activism and it can clearly make a big impact. Read more about her upcycling journey and how you can make more thoughtful fashion choices on page 8. Need even more fashion inspiration? Contributor Kirsty Gungor has a spring fashion feature for you on page 16, celebrating one of our favorite rituals: a girls day at the beauty parlor. Our Top 10 this month was curated by Paige Peerenboom, creative director for Au Naturale Cosmetics. Her favorite items for spring will quickly become your warm weather standbys too. It’s going to be a good spring.
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top 10 r e v o take
A great pendant
Romantic bell sleeves
Items for a stylish spring By Paige Peerenboom
5 4 Spring break lips
1. Necklace, $34. Apricot Lane Boutique, Ashwaubenon. 2. Peopleâ€™s Project LA Romper, $89.99. ZuLou, Green Bay. 3. Fringe Tassel Clutch, $52.99. hey daisy!, De Pere. 4. Au Naturale Jetsetter Collection, $69. Au Naturale Cosmetics, Green Bay. 5. Free People Blue Abbey Road sunglasses, $20. freepeople.com. 6 | www.greenbaypressgazette.com/you | april 2016
h i s mo n t h â€™s Top wa s c u r 10 ated by o u r s t yl sister Pa e ige Peer creat ive e n b o o m d i r e c t or , for Au N C o s me t a t u r a le ics. Pa ig e s e le c t e t h at b e a d 10 item u t i f u l ly s u s he r i n s e a s on o t he f a i r y fa br i c s , s o a nd u n f f t l i ne s u s sy b e a u t y. Follow P aige on I @sha _b nstagram ooms.
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9 10 Basic blues
6. Sun and Sand woven mushroom skirt, $69. ZuLou, Green Bay. 7. Peep Toe Ankle Booties, $178. Besselli, Green Bay. 8. Evo Salty Dog Salt Spray, $25 & Love Touch Shine Spray, $26.95. Mint Salon, Green Bay. 9. Multi Bead Bangle, $15.99. hey daisy!, De Pere. 10. Tank, $28. Apricot Lane Boutique, Ashwaubenon. april 2016 | www.greenbaypressgazette.com/you | 7
Lanni Lantto turns fashion into environmental activism
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By Amelia Compton Wolff Photos by Mike Peters on location at Gather on Broadway Hair and makeup provided by Salon Fifty Four, Green Bay. Special thanks to ZuLou.
... sometimes it’s better to take a leap of faith even if you don’t know where you’re jumping” - Lanni Lantto
Lanni Lantto never intended for a career in the fashion industry. She says this sitting in front of a sewing machine, a clothing rack full of her designs behind her. “There are moments in life when we realize something’s not right and we can bash our heads against the wall trying to go that way, but sometimes it’s better to take a leap of faith even if you don’t know where you’re jumping,” the 35-year-old says. Inspired by her passion for environmental issues, Lantto took the proverbial jump into the fashion world nine years ago and since then her work has taken her around the world, from London to Los Angeles, and now to the farmland of Greenleaf, Wisconsin. She calls herself a fashion “redesigner,” meaning she only uses preexisting materials and salvaged fabrics to create her designs. This is the crux of her process known as “upcycling,” which reuses discarded materials to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. “The fashion industry is a $300 billion global industry that’s the second largest polluter of water next to agriculture,” says Lantto, who easily rattles off other alarming statistics like how many pounds of textiles end up in U.S. landfills each year (10.5 million tons). The pandemic of “fast fashion” is concerning to Lantto whose goal is to encourage people to rethink their clothing choices and for manufacturers spotlight continued on page 10 >>> april 2016 | www.greenbaypressgazette.com/you | 9
Anyone can upcycle. Lanni recommends considering the following when picking materials for a fashion redesign:
quality: Does it have holes? Can you sew through it? Is it stained? Can it be cleaned? How will it wash? Is it too antique?
deconstruction: Can you take it apart? If so, how easily? What can be salvaged from it (like buttons)? Visualize what part of the clothing can be made into something else or added on to another piece.
reconstruction: Pre-design your piece. What kind of look are you going for? Is your project feasible in terms of construction and your abilities? Would you really wear this? Sometimes simple is best. 10 | www.greenbaypressgazette.com/you | april 2016
<<< spotlight continued from page 9 to restructure the way they do business. The end game? An improved quality of life for consumers and creators. “An eco-fashion designer is somebody who, within the process of design, is taking into account humanity, the environment and sustainability,” she says. “You’re not just about profit. You’re about people and planet as well.”
the first stitch Lantto has the heart of an activist with a special interest in social justice issues involving women and environmental causes. In 2007, the Marquette, Michigan native followed her passion to Washington D.C. in hopes of landing her dream job aiding women in conf lict areas by bringing them into peace negotiations.
After months of preparation and three rounds of interviews, Lantto got word the position was offered to someone else. “It was a devastating thing,” Lantto recalls. “I was really shocked so I sat back and submersed myself in creativity because I didn’t know what else to do. I was at a crossroad, like, what am I supposed to do now?” She soon found a creative outlet, which was unusual for Lantto who always considered herself “so left-brained.” At age 27, Lantto began going to thrift stores and refashioning her finds into new pieces. She didn’t know how to sew, so Lantto would cut out an interesting applique from one shirt and adhere it on another with fabric glue. “I didn’t know what I was doing, but in a way I was finding my new path through this tragedy I thought had happened,” she says. Later that year, Lantto was a speaker at an international women’s peace conference in Dallas. After her presentation, the attendees swarmed Lantto seeking information. “I thought they were going to ask questions about the talk I gave, but they were really more interested in what I was wearing,” she says with a laugh. The experience showed Lantto that she could further her environmental activism in an unexpected, yet effective way. “I realized I could be an activist through the art of clothing and I could probably engage people a lot more,” she says. “Art is so beautiful for having discussions, but not throwing it in someone’s face.” Lantto began working with a tailor to develop her sewing skills. She moved to Ithaca, New York where the upcycled
I realized I could be an activist through the art of clothing and I could probably engage people a lot more.” - Lanni Lantto
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fashion scene was already booming and participated in several eco fashion shows. She later spent eight months in Europe, meeting and interviewing established redesigners. “I got to see it was actually a profession and that people were doing it. I was really energized after that to come back to the states and do it here,” she says. “I came back in 2009 and since then that’s what I’ve been trying to do.”
redesigned & reinvented Since moving stateside, Lantto has worked tirelessly to further her mission and has been recognized for her efforts. She was named Ethical Fashion Forum’s October 2009 Most Inspiring New Designer, participated in Etsy’s 2015 ReArt Upcycling Exhibition in Australia and had her designs featured as part of New York Fashion Week’s 2013 Sustainable Style Night with Tesla Motors. The five-piece collection she created for Tesla Style Night told the story of the auto industry through the clothing. “The thing about upcycling that’s so fascinating is the before and after transformations,” Lantto says. “There’s always a story to be told with the materials.” Lantto currently lives in Greenleaf with her husband, Dustin, and is focusing on public speaking, community workshops and engaging
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young designers in addition to creating new designs. She hopes to continue educating consumers and empower them to make ethical fashion choices. “We aren’t finding happiness,” she says. “Whatever we are looking for when we buy things is not fulfilling us. Eco fashion is the solution to these problems.” Lantto recommends hitting thrift stores first before buying new (she loves the St. Vincent de Paul in Green Bay), choosing quality items over quantity and even trying your own redesigns.
“As women, it’s empowering for us to do things ourselves, to know that we have the ability to fix something. It makes me feel good, not relying on someone else to fix it for me,” she says. “Upcycling is about having a small, easy to learn set of skills to empower yourself and teach to your children.” Lantto believes as consumers, we each hold the power to make a huge global impact which is one piece of our ultimate purpose. “We are here to help people,” she says, “to be ambassadors of doing good on this planet.”
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One destination, four awesome reasons to visit the
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With Mother’s Day mere weeks away, it’s officially time to hustle to find that perfect gift for the woman who always has your back. This year make it easy on yourself (and find something she’ll love) by taking a trip to the Shoppes at Thornberry, located at 345 Cardinal Lane in Howard. With four great stores at one stop, mom might have her best Mother’s Day yet. 14 | www.greenbaypressgazette.com/you | april 2016
For stylish moms of all ages, hey daisy! offers fun, trendy apparel and accessories. From wall art to travel mugs, their unique gifts mean there’s something for absolutely everyone. “On Mother’s Day, it truly is the thought that counts,” says owner Sarah Hickey. “So much of our merchandise is inspirational and thoughtful too, so your mom will know you were really shopping with her in mind.” Does mom need a little relaxation? Lifespa Wellness Center is home to a team of experienced spa professionals with a passion for wellness of mind, body and spirit. They use spa modalities blended with traditional energy work and natural products. Can’t decide on a service or product? Let mom choose for herself with a Lifespa Wellness Center gift certificate. “Lifespa Wellness Center is a must-stop destination for anyone wishing to give the gift of peace, balance and
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beauty to the moms in their life,” says owner Angela Bain. For the woman whose home is her haven, Thornberry Cottage offers an amazing selection of reasonably priced designer home goods and thoughtful gifts. The store boasts one of the best baby departments in the area and a wide variety of fun food gifts. “If you can tell us some special things about your mom, we can help you find the perfect gift for her from our extensive inventory of gifts and home goods,” says owner Sue VanDenElzen, “and of course we offer complimentary gift wrap!”
Breadsmith owners Bruce and Kim Johnson say their handmade, hearth-baked breads and treats are a hit with mothers who value freshness and quality. “Many moms love to express themselves to their family with food and when they can provide a healthy sustaining choice there is no question about it, Breadsmith is by far the choice.” Indulge mom this Mother’s Day with delicious baked goods made fresh daily from the finest ingredients. All moms will receive a free cookie on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7!
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Story, styling and photography by Kirsty Gungor of loveliesinmylife.com on location at Village Mane Salon, Suamico Hair styling by Village Mane Salon, Suamico Makeup services by Victoria Stencil of Salon Fifty Four, Green Bay Home of Teresa Ann Gifford, continued on page 17
Girls Day Out
‘Cause why should our closet have all the fun?
Kirsty Gungor is a blogger, photographer, fashion maven and do-ityourselfer extraordinaire. Originally from South Africa, Kirsty now lives in Green Bay with her husband and four children. Read more at www. loveliesinmylife.com.
Every women’s wardrobe makes an illustrious comeback in spring, fueled with renewed commitment to all things light, romantic and ladylike. The promise of sunset strolls and fragrant blooms urges an intent to freshen up our lackluster lives. So as our closets undergo their twice-a-year makeovers, we’re dreaming of the same for ourselves. A luxurious beauty day...and why not? There’s no need for our wardrobes to have all the fun, reinventing themselves from wintry drab to spring-time fab. We’re in the mood for a little pampering and primping ourselves, and we’re bringing along our besties. So as we lounge about in our sweetest frocks you’ll find us revitalized, chatting spring must-haves over blow outs and mani/pedis. girls day out continued on page 18 >>> april 2016 | www.greenbaypressgazette.com/you | 17
This turquoise number with its 1950‘s tea dress silhouette delivers a dose of high drama. We’re loving the fitted bodice and thin straps, such a flattering line against the décolletage, not to mention the swinging below the knee skirt which pairs perfectly with heels. And when you find a dress in a color as swoon-worthy as this, quick, make it yours! Shanna Zietler, owner of Azure in De Pere, is loving all the suede she’s seeing for spring. “It’s fun to see a fabric/texture that is usually seen in fall make its way into our spring closets.” She shares that Azure’s spring suedes feature softer colors and lighter weight fabrics and best of all, they’re easily taken into fall. Zietler urges fashion mavens to invest in a suede piece this spring, as it will remain stylish for years to come. Dress, $365 Bracelets, $133 each Ring, $133
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your style flower child
There’s something so effortless and cool about a long sleeve, leggy dress. We love the comfortable balance a mini dress achieves when constructed with a little extra coverage on top. The modern romance of pink florals on white embraces femininity and hints at that much loved flower child of the 60’s. Betsy Gallagher and Krista Evrard, co-owners of ZuLou in Green bay, laugh when quoting “The Devil Wears Prada” Miranda Priestly as saying, “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” ZuLou, on the other hand, is loving anything light, flowy, and yes, floral. A breath of fresh air after a long winter! Dress, $169.99 Slip, $35 Necklace, $45 Rings, $29 Sunglasses, $39
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This red silk dress is a stunner and excites visions of taking off to the most exotic island locale imaginable, where weâ€™ll live in this little number, piĂąa colada in hand. Keli Biebel, owner of Wild Ginger, sees trends as beautifully feminine with soft pink being a strong color, and she loves flowing textiles and linens coupled with soft crocheted pieces. Biebel encourages pairing feminine jewelry with chunky bracelets, statement rings and layered necklaces for a night out. Dress, $126 Necklaces, $55 - $156 Bracelet, $35 Sunglasses from Azure, $15
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Flirty in Floral Need to freshen up your wardrobe for spring? Add a flirty floral in sorbet pastels, like this one, in ice blue and mint green! Pair it with a locally made Ray necklace, a leather wrap bracelet, a belt, and a light sweater or jacket! Dress $44, sweater $34, belt $14, necklace $44, bracelet $38. Available at Apricot Lane Boutique in Bay Park Square Mall.
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The Sweetest Spring Keep your feet dry and your style flawless. Prepare for the rollercoaster weather of a Wisconsin April by pairing rain boots with a sweet spring dress from ZuLou in Green Bay!
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Fertility and your age
Many women are delaying motherhood â€“ what you need to know about how age affects fertility By Meghan Diemel
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Since 1990, birth rates have risen for all women ages 30 and older, according to a May 2010 analysis of data from the National Center for Health Statistics and the Census Bureau, and survey results from the Pew Research Center. The analysis, written by Gretchen Livingston and D’Vera Cohn for the Pew Research Center, stated that though in some cases the number of births is small, the rate increases have been sharpest for women in the oldest age groups — 47 percent for women ages 35 to 39, and 80 percent for women ages 40 to 44. Reasons for delaying pregnancy can range from furthering education and career-influenced decisions, to finding the right partner, explains Dr. Erich Metzler, OB/ GYN at Prevea Health. And while there may be several socioeconomic reasons for delaying pregnancy, there are disadvantages – biologically speaking – to delaying motherhood. “The medical disadvantages to giving birth later in life involve a variety of medical and obstetric complications which become more common in older moms,” says Dr. Metzler. “These include things such as high blood pressure and diabetes, which can negatively impact a pregnancy. Infertility, stillbirths, miscarriages and preterm deliveries are more common the older a mother becomes. Fetal abnormalities due
to missing or extra chromosomes, such as Down Syndrome, are more common in older moms. All these risks gradually increase year by year starting around age 30.” Dr. Frank Wittmaack, reproductive endocrinologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, says that for women in their 40s, it gets even harder to have a live birth, mainly because of the risk of miscarrying. He agrees that chronic diseases can also play a role in the overall health of the mother. “If somebody is in their 40s, we usually send them for a very thorough medical exam, prior to helping them get pregnant, because of the additional general health problems that can arise at that age.” Another concern, adds Dr. Wittmaack, is the acceleration of egg loss as a woman ages, decreasing a woman’s fertility. “We know the decrease in the number of eggs occurs for women gradually, but there’s an acceleration in the loss of eggs after 35,” he explains. “Once you get past your mid 30s, you definitely see a decline in fertility, whereas the man’s decrease in sperm quality occurs later, usually in his mid 40s. This is because sperm are fertiity continued on page 26 >>> www.greenbaypressgazette.com/you | 25
your health Mayo Clinic offers several good suggestions for women who are looking to get pregnant after age 35. They include: • Make a preconception appointment. • Seek regular prenatal care. • Eat a healthy diet, including more folic acid, calcium, vitamin D and other essential nutrients. • Gain weight wisely. • Stay active. • Avoid risky substances, like alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs, and be sure to clear any medications or supplements with your doctor prior to use. • Learn about prenatal testing for chromosomal abnormalities. Aurora Fertility Services also offers free education seminars designed to help you understand all aspects of fertility. Traditionally held the second Tuesday of each month, the next event is Tuesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at Aurora BayCare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center. To register, call 920-288-8500 or visit aurorabaycare.com/events.
made fresh, whereas the eggs, a woman is born with. There is no replenishing the eggs, [but] the sperm are made new all the time, so the effect isn’t as obvious.” Older fatherhood has other medical disadvantages too, explains Dr. Metzler. Fathers over age 40 not only have decreased fertility, but they also have a greater risk of having babies with certain genetic abnormalities or birth defects. “Schizophrenia and autism are also slightly more common in the offspring of older fathers,” adds Dr. Metzler. And though delaying parenthood may not be ideal from a biological standpoint, it’s a growing trend that seemingly will only have a greater impact in the future. But, with a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Metzler explains that it is possible to have a healthy pregnancy later in life. “Maintaining healthy habits like not smoking, avoiding excessive alcohol intake – none after conception – and maintaining a healthy weight through exercise and proper diet can significantly improve odds of a successful, healthy pregnancy in an older mother,” he explains. “Tests for birth defects and genetic disorders have [also] improved drastically over the past 10 to 20 years.”
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Unleash happiness Tips for living your happiest life
Are you living your happiest life?
How does your mood affect your health? Is happiness contagious? Researchers are finding these questions are worth asking, and multiple studies show happiness dramatically improves health, productivity, family bonds and even life expectancy. So it’s no surprise that the impact happiness has on people has spawned an initiative to spread happiness throughout the world. So what can you do to live your happiest life? Researchers say it starts with choosing happiness. Making a conscious choice to be happy positively affects a person’s mood, and over time, can reset a person’s default happiness level, according to two recent studies published in The Journal of Positive Psychology.
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You are invited to the Annual YWCA Here’s a look at several ways to choose to be happy, including:
Savor happy moments, in the moment. An individual’s brain is hardwired to remember bad experiences more than good ones as a basis for survival. When something good happens, stopping to savor that moment helps to solidify it in the brain and re-wire it for happiness, according to Rick Hanson, a neuropsychologist and author of Hardwiring Happiness.
Connect with happy people.
To be happy, spend time with happy people. It may seem like common sense, but researchers from Harvard found over the course of a 20-year study, the happiness of one person can increase the happiness of others in their network by an astounding 25 percent. Don’t wait for the weekend; invite friends out for sushi and enjoy Happy Hour any day of the week. Doing so will positively affect the mood of everyone involved.
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Choose experiences over things.
The value of new life experiences also creates happiness. That’s the finding of research from San Francisco State University, which shows that having a new life experience outweighs material purchases when it comes to long-term impact on happiness. New life experiences don’t have to be expensive trips to exotic locations; they can be as simple as taking a dance class, mastering a cooking skill, trying a new food or learning how to speak another language.
Hitting the road or the weights can turn a bad day into a good one. Research from the University of Bristol shows exercising on workdays has an even bigger impact on mood. It’s because exercising releases endorphins that have a powerful effect on happiness. Going for a walk or hike outside has the added benefit of sunshine and fresh air, too. For an even more powerful happiness boost, researchers suggest finding an exercise buddy.
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6th Annual Green Bay Film Festival
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The Green Bay Film Festival has become a real gem for Northeastern Wisconsin over the past six years. Held for the first time on the St. Norbert College campus in De Pere, the multi-day event was filled with screenings of independent films, seminars, discussions, parties and award presentations. Learn more at www.gbfilmfestival.org. Check out facebook.com/youmag for more photos from this event. 30 | www.greenbaypressgazette.com/you | april 2016
1. Film Festival volunteer technical director and board member Stasia Lenhart is also an editor and producer at NorthCoast Productions, one of the Green Bay Film Festival’s main sponsors. 2. Karen Boehm of Green Bay was a volunteer ticket seller. 3. Here is the cast and crew of the film “Superhero Superstar,” which was the 1st runner-up in the Future Filmmaker Award: actor and editor Jessica Goska; her sister, writer, producer and director Sophie Goska; assistant and supportive mom Charlotte Goska; director and actor Cianna Czarnecki; and actor Grace Drake. 4. Lori Krass said she loves variety, so the Green Bay Film Festival was right up her alley, with the screening of dozens of independent films, as well as seminars, parties and awards, there was plenty going on over several days. 5. Award-winning film composer Brent Michael Davids presented a film scoring seminar. 6. Nancy Loehlein has been a Film Festival volunteer for 5 years. 7. Green Bay Film Festival committee member Kelly Koehler was also one of several volunteers who screened over 500 films in order to select which ones would be shown at the festival. 8. Photographer Franchesca Carley and her mom Francene Zelten kindly paused to pose for a picture on their way to seeing a film in the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts on the St. Norbert College campus, the venue for this year’s festival. 9. Friends and first-time Green Bay Film Festival attendees Maxine Picard and Barbara Moore.
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