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The travel Issue


magazine march 19, 2014

Top 10 Our spring

break packing list

Mary Ellen


UW-Green Bay’s first female athletic director steps up to the plate


Art Meets Heart at the ARTGarage

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march 2014 contents

your style







Top 10: Our spring break packing list The Stylish Traveler: Looks fit for London, Paris, Marrakech and Miami

your life


YOU Spotlight: Mary Ellen Gillespie, University of WisconsinGreen Bay’s first female athletic director


Value-Added Vacations: Travel tips to keep you from breaking the bank


Portable Power Snacks

your health 16

The Road Trip Workout: Stay fit while traveling – no gym required

in every issue 22



Heard on the Street: Good news about amazing things happening in our community

24 YOU Picks: A sampling of our favorite things from local merchants 27 YOU Said: Your feedback on the last issue and what’s happening online 30 CYLG: at Art Meets Heart, at the ARTgarage

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you magazine staff

Travel Lust

Anyone else ready for a vacation? Seriously, let’s see a show of hands. After a winter like this one, who isn’t chomping at the bit for a no-holdsbarred, sun-and-sand, frou-frou-drinks-up-thewazoo vacation? This issue of YOU is a love letter to all things travel. I hope your mind begins wandering to far off places as you flip through its pages. As your travel daydreams begin to take shape, consider a few travel tips that have worked for me and made my vacations that much better:

• Do your homework. Before you start racking up those frequent flyer miles, do a little research on your destination. Talk to a travel agent or consult friends and family who have been there before. Hit the library and check out online reviews of hotels, restaurants and museums. Understanding your destination’s culture and what it has to offer will pay off immensely. Read Value-Added Vacations (pg. 14) for ideas on how to get the most from your time away. • Schedule spontaneity. Okay, it might sound weird, but this one is important especially for you Type A personalities. It’s easy to schedule a play-by-play when you have a lot of ground to cover, but give yourself an afternoon without an agenda, just to see what happens. You never know the hidden gems you will uncover when you set out with no particular destination in mind. • Keep a journal. Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, take a couple minutes each day to jot down some experiences from your day. They could be big events – what it felt like to have your dream of climbing the Eiffel Tower realized. They could be small – something sweet you heard a stranger say on the subway. Years from now, you will be reminded of your once-in-a-lifetime experience. • Put the camera down, just for a moment. I’m as addicted to Instagram as the next girl, but sometimes it’s easy to miss the moment if you’re too busy slapping a filter on it. By all means, take pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. But recognize the beauty of experiencing things in front of the lens.

Publisher Scott Johnson Executive Editor amelia compton wolff Advertising Director John Rowe Graphic Artist KRIsty gnadt Circulation Manager Dave Sielski Contributing Writers Amelia Compton Wolff, Meghan Diemel, Kirsty gungor Photography Mike Peters, Kirsty gungor, Press-Gazette Photography Staff

YOU Advisory Board Members Sharon Verbeten Brown County Public Library Patti Schisel The Ultimate Closet Allyson Watson, Definitely De Pere Scott Schmeltzer Door County Advocate, Door County Magazine, Kewaunee County Star-News & Oconto County Reporter Amy Bailey Press-Gazette Media Janie Denis Strutt Forte Modeling & Talent Dave Compton Wolff Cineviz Stephanie Schultz, MSM, RDN, CD Skogen’s Festival Foods

• Live like a local. By far my most memorable travel experiences have been outside the city limits, away from tourist attractions and the swarm of madness surrounding them. Make those obligatory stops (because when will you ever be back?) but carve out time to wander off the beaten path. Just make sure not to wander into any rough neighborhoods – that’s where doing your homework pays off.

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• Bring snacks. You will never regret it. Check out Portable Power Snacks (pg. 28) for some treats you can make yourself.

YOU Magazine is an advertorial magazine published monthly by Gannett Wisconsin Media. Contents of the magazine are owned by Gannett Wisconsin. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior consent of Gannett Wisconsin. MAIL: YOU Magazine, P.O. Box 23430, Green Bay, WI 54305-3430. email: For content information, call 920.431.8213. for advertising information, contact Lori O’Connor at 920.431.8232.

Happy globetrotting,

Amelia Compton Wolff Editor, Green Bay YOU Magazine

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your style

top 10 Our spring break packing list By Amelia Compton Wolff


Whimsical lace

2 Modesty in chevron

4 A colorful carry-on

3 Carefree hair

5 Statement jewelry

1. Shorts, $46. Besselli, Green Bay. 2. Swim cover-up/dress, $79.99. The Ultimate Closet, Allouez. 3. Beach Waves in Thai Coconut, $12. The Gnarly Whale on Etsy ( shop/TheGnarlyWhale), Green Bay. 4. cinda b rolly, $179. Thornberry Cottage, Howard. 5. Triangle necklace, $28. hey daisy!, Howard. 4 | | march 2014

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you spotlight

She Shoots, She Scores Story by amelia compton wolff Photos by Mike Peters Hair and makeup by Victoria Stencil of Salon Fifty Four, Green Bay

Mary Ellen Gillespie, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s first female athletic director, steps up to the plate

It’s not at all surprising when Mary Ellen Gillespie reveals she is a Long Island native. Her East Coast accent, as subtle as it is, gives her away. “I try to get home at least once a summer to visit my folks, catch a Yankees game, jump into the Atlantic ocean and get a slice of New York Pizza,” she says, like a true Long Islander wistful for the trappings of home. Although the native New Yorker admits she isn’t sure when she will be visiting

her home state next. Since late November, home has been a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay residence hall, complete with meal plan, where Gillespie eats, breathes and (when she gets a minute) sleeps Green Bay athletics. On November 27, Gillespie officially began duties as the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s director of intercollegiate athletics where she oversees a program that consists of 237 student athletes, 16 teams and about 80 staff members and coaches.

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“This is an incredibly exciting time,” Gillespie says. “We are entering into March Madness and both of our basketball teams sit in first place in the Horizon League. If our men clinch the championship tonight, that means Green Bay would host the Horizon League tournament and whoever wins that goes to NCAA.” Later that evening, the Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball team would indeed clinch the No. 1 seed for the upcoming Horizon League tournament after a victory over visiting Valparaiso. This is their first Horizon League title since 1996. This must not be a bad feeling for an athletic director in her first three months on the job. The path that led Gillespie to Green Bay has been paved with her passion for student life and developing college students, particularly athletes. After earning her bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Plattsburgh State University of New York in 1994, Gillespie knew that she wanted a career in a university setting. “I loved being part of a college campus as an undergrad,” she says. “I played intramural sports and was involved with extracurriculars. I realized this is a place where I thrived.” Gillespie went on to earn a master’s in counseling-student affairs practice from Plattsburgh State in 1997 and launched her career at her alma mater in a wide variety of student life positions Gillespie, with 7-foot-1 Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball forward Alec Brown. including directing a resident hall and working with fraternities and sororities. Gillespie began working more closely with student athletes in her role as assisBefore coming to Green Bay, Gillespie was emtant director of student life at the University of Iowa. ployed at Bowling Green State University, a Division I school of about 18,000 students located just south “The more I worked with college athletes, the more I realized of Toledo, Ohio. She joined the program in 2006 as what a student athlete experience is and what an athletic departdirector of major gifts for intercollegiate athletics, ment can offer an institution and community as a whole,” she was promoted to assistant athletics director for desays. velopment in 2007 and promoted to associate athlet“It’s an incredible platform for regional and national visics director for external relations in 2010. ibility,” she continues. “It’s the largest student engagement Gillespie’s diverse experiences in higher education opportunity on campus and it’s the perfect vehicle for student, create an interesting mix in an athletic director. With community and alumni pride. [Athletics] are really the front unique student life, development and intercollegiate porch for an institution.”

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1RZ SURXGO\ FDUU\LQJ athletic perspectives, her track record in forming partnerships on and off campus will prove useful for the program she now runs in Green Bay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Athletics] canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to be in a silo by ourselves,â&#x20AC;? Gillespie says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think that we help build leaders and change lives like the rest of the campus. Why not do it together?â&#x20AC;? This sense of team spirit and a natural ability to connect with the Green Bay and campus communities are two reasons Chancellor Thomas Harden felt confident offering Gillespie the position. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our university and athletics program are connected to the community. Support comes when people believe in the program and believe in the people coaching and administering that program,â&#x20AC;? Chancellor Harden says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Mary Ellen has already done a really good job at connecting with the Green Bay community and she will continue making great connections throughout the region. Her ability to do that is one of the reasons we felt strongly about her. Her personality is a great match for Green Bay.â&#x20AC;?

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Gillespie with several student athletes (L-R): Mehryn Kraker, Hailey Mohrfeld, Chad Bonis, AJ Patterson, Matt Nichols.

“Nothing is broken here, but it’s a young institution and there are certainly some things that need to be tweaked,” Gillespie says. “From a funding standpoint, that’s where we will make the greatest impact.” Gillespie is the eighth person and first woman to hold supervisory responsibility for intercollegiate athletics in the 44-year history of the Green Bay program. Being named Green Bay’s first female athletic director is a significant appointment that Gillespie doesn’t take lightly, although she doesn’t feel that it comes with additional pressure. “I take it seriously because there’s a small group of us. Fortunately that’s been changing a little bit. There’s been several women over the past year to 18 months who’ve been hired into Division 1 athletic director roles. They are people I’ve looked up to, people who have mentored me.

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I never felt out of place being the only female in the room. You do your research, you work hard, you know your stuff.” - Mary Ellen Gillespie

“For me the pressure I feel is I want to make that group of people proud, those who helped me get to where I am,” Gillespie says. “I think it’s great that more and more women are getting involved in athletic administration. I’m incredibly honored to be part of that.”

Support the Phoenix Fund! Championships begin with scholarships. Every gift to the Phoenix Fund helps support student athletes.

Her past experience working with fraternal organizations prepped her well for a career in the typically male-dominated field of athletics administration.

Contributing to the Phoenix Fund directly impacts the lives of nearly 250 student athletes who compete in 16 sport programs. A donation to the Phoenix Fund will help student athletes realize their dreams of competing at the NCAA Division I level and earning an undergraduate degree.

“I never felt out of place being the only female in the room,” she says. “You do your research, you work hard, you know your stuff.” That part about working hard? She isn’t kidding. Gillespie’s day starts around 4:30 a.m., usually with a run. She’s training for her tenth half marathon and likes to get a

Visit or call 920-465-2145 to donate. Checks should be made payable to: UW-Green Bay Foundation Mailed To: Phoenix Fund, Kress Events Center 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311

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workout in before the day takes off. She likes to be at her office early to get started on answering emails and phone calls, especially if it’s a day with back-toback meetings. Gillespie has a hand in everything from big picture goal-setting, planning and budget management to day-to-day tasks such as ensuring the department has the needed athletic equipment and uniforms. Often, Gillespie doesn’t call it a day until 10:30 at night. Going to her athletes’ games is a priority, regardless if they are in the evening, on weekends or even holidays. “Anyone who wants to work in athletics knows it isn’t a job, it’s a lifestyle,” Gillespie says. “If I am not traveling for work, I made the promise I will be at our student athlete events. They need to know that I support them and I’m their biggest cheerleader.”

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This month Gillespie will relocate from her campus residence hall to a newly-purchased house, making her new home in Northeast Wisconsin a done deal. “I’m thrilled,” she says. “I can’t wait to be able to put down roots in Green Bay.”

your life


Annual YOU Magazine Spotlight


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2014 call for nominations

The veterinarian who pulls an all-nighter to help save her neighbor’s new calf. The all-star volunteer who spends her limited free time working for local charities. The hair stylist who donates her talents to women facing terminal illness so they can feel beautiful again. The business owner who risked it all to build her empire. These are the unsung heroines in our community and these are their unexpected stories of hope that ignite us all. You already know women like this – now help us share their inspiring stories with the world. Please nominate women worthy of recognition to be featured in YOU Magazine’s 20 Women to Know issue. Nominations must be received by Wednesday, May 7 to be considered. Please submit the nominee’s full name, photo, job title/ company, email address, phone number and what makes her a woman to know. Nominees must reside in the Greater Green Bay area. Twenty women will be featured in the July 23 issue of YOU Magazine. We can’t wait to tell their stories!

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Value-Added Vacations

Rock Star Travel Destinations

By Meghan Diemel

Take advice from someone who knows – there are several locations that make great picks for cost-effective spring-break destinations, says Rose Gray.

Travel tips to keep you from breaking the bank Coming off one of the most “memorable” winters in recent history, many minds are turning to vacation planning. Before you make what you believe is the best choice for your budget, however, make sure you follow the advice of travel industry professionals.

Rose Gray, manager of business development for vacation sales at Fox World Travel, Inc., said the first thing you need to remember is flexibility. “There are certainly off and low seasons,” she explains. “If you’re going to go to Europe, for example, their high season is typically June, July and August. If you can avoid that, there will be savings. “If you are hard and firm on dates, and it just so happens that the particular package that you were looking at sold out of its discounted spots, you’re also not going to get the best value at that particular time,” Gray adds, “so if you can move your dates around a bit that’s going to help as well.”

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Cancun/Riviera Maya

“Cancun/Riviera Maya is always a good bet,” says Gray. “From Milwaukee there are nonstop charters every day of the week until Easter. And there are tons of all-inclusive resorts, many of them that cater to families.”


“There’s lots to do for families and there’s always Spring Training –www.,” explains Gray.

Working with your travel agent, says Paradise Travel and Cruise owner Kelly Van Scoyk, is integral to getting the most value for your money. They have insight as to which hotels and resorts offer additions like free nights and free breakfast. “When you book a hotel packaged with airfare, you can have access to deals that aren’t available to the general public,” she explains. “Hotels can have a rate they aren’t publishing publicly, and airlines may have a fare they aren’t making available to the general public, so combining the two can be a good deal. All-inclusive hotel packages in Mexico or the Caribbean can be a great way to control expenses. Some resorts even have offers where kids stay and play for free.” Similarly, says Gray, traveling with a tour company can be a great option. “The tour company has negotiated air fare, hotel rates, prices for excursions, etc.,” she explains. “People think if they do it themselves it will be better value. That isn’t always the case; you don’t have the buying power a tour company has.” Gray adds that when you’re with a tour company, they also have V.I.P. tour access – meaning no daylong wait times for destinations like the Sistine Chapel. Give thought to the modes of transportation you use on vacation, adds Gray, as they also have cost-effective choices. “If you are taking taxis, privately scheduled limos – that’s a very expensive proposition,” she adds. “There are certainly some advantages to that, because of speed and comfort. But many cities have great public transportation systems, whether it’s domestic or international. Many of those cities also offer passes for their public transportation, available for pre-purchase, which can include discounted entrance to museums and attractions.” When looking for a place to eat, dining locally can also help control costs and can provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience. “One of the best ways to save money while traveling is to eat locally,” advises Van Scoyk. “Try to find restaurants that locals frequent as opposed to tourists. Not only will the prices be lower but the food will also be more authentic.” The same thought applies to entertainment. Explore the museums and parks for discounted rates and also visit those sites that are free at your destination, like New York City’s Central Park or the Villa Borghese gardens in Rome, adds Gray. And perhaps the most important advice is to rely on your travel agency in times of need, both during and after the vacation, she continues. “You’ve got a safety net,” she says. “Not only when you get back if you have a problem, but the voice of a travel agency is going to be much louder than you as an individual traveler.”

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The Road Trip Workout Stay fit while traveling – no gym required story By Meghan Diemel Photos by Mike Peters On location at Aloft Green Bay

When traveling for business from city to city, it’s easy to get out of your normal routine – but that’s not reason enough to drown one’s sorrows in a plate of french fries. It’s important to stay consistent even when on the road, says Ashley Packard, general manager of Get In Shape for Women in Green Bay. She states that working out for 30 minutes can help improve cardiovascular health, provide more energy, improve brainpower and mood, and ward off viral illness by activating the immune system.

Warming Up Now that you’ve been convinced to step away from the room service menu, Packard says that jumping jacks, high knees, mountain climbers – anything that gets your heart rate up – is a great place to start your warm-up. Then move into the following exercises to ensure you’re on top of your game while on the road. 16 | | march 2014

Londa Bolssen, Get in Shape for Women certified personal trainer

Exercise #1

Push-ups: Works the chest and triceps 3 sets, 10 reps each 1. Lie on the f loor face down and place your hands about 36 inches apart while holding your torso up at arms length. 2. Next, lower yourself downward until your chest almost touches the f loor as you inhale. 3. Now breathe out and press your upper body back up to the starting position while squeezing your chest. 4. After a brief pause at the top contracted position, lower yourself downward again for your repetitions.

Variations: If you are new at this exercise and do not have the strength try performing the exercise against the edge of a desk instead of the f loor.

Exercise #2

Squats: Works the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, calves 3 sets, 10 to 15 reps

For a Challenge: Try performing squats on an unsteady surface, like standing on a bed, to test your balance.

1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, and place your hands on your hips. 2. Put your shoulders back, lift your chest, and pull in your abdominal muscles. 3. Lower down, as if sitting. Bend your knees while keeping your upper body as straight as possible, as if you were lowering yourself onto a seat behind you. Lower yourself as far as you can without leaning your upper body more than a few inches forward. Tip: Don’t allow your knees to go too far forward. They shouldn’t stick out past your toes. 4. Straighten your legs, being careful not to lock your knees when you reach a standing position. 5. Repeat the movement. Tip: Stretch your arms out in front of you for added balance during squats.

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Exercise #3

Plank: Works the abdominals, shoulders, low back, chest, thighs 1. Lie f lat on the f loor. 2. Keeping the elbows directly under the shoulders, raise your body onto your elbows and toes. 3. Keep a straight line from your shoulders to hips to toes. 4. Tighten stomach muscles and hold for oneminute intervals, or work your way up to one minute starting with 30 seconds.

Variations: Try positioning your plank between two chairs or two beds, if your hotel room has them. The uneven surface will require more balance and utilize more muscles.

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The Stylish Traveler

Looks fit for London, Paris, Marrakech and Miami 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.

Story and photos by Kirsty Gungor Hair design by Travis Calkins-Delforge of Salon Fifty Four, Green Bay On location at Grace Yoga Studio, Green Bay The world and its magnificent beauties fuel a sense of wanderlust in me that grows daily and excites daydreams that f lit between “let’s f ly away” and “let’s wear something beautiful.” I find that people and places around the globe and the pulse of their colorful and unique cultures are the greatest inspiration we have in fashion today. So when I begin to toss items into my suitcase, I’m immensely inf luenced by where I’m heading. As you begin to circumnavigate the globe, you too may find that your explorations and adventures will have a beautiful affect and end result on your wardrobe and sense of style. But for now, let’s set ourselves adrift on a voyage that takes us to four perfectly different and equally exquisite worlds and, most importantly, let’s focus on what we might wear on those travels both near and far.

The Heat of Miami


Miami is where I’ll head to feel the warm sun on my skin. This getaway offers a chance to unwind on the beach, sand in between your toes and palm trees swaying in the breeze. And then later, a picturesque candlelit dinner overlooking the ocean. In Miami you can show a little more skin and this neon leopard print feels f lirty and beachy to me. It’s even perfect for slipping over a bikini and heading to the boardwalk. Sparkly sandals and piles of bangles add a touch of glitz.

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Wild, Crazy Hair Color If you’re itching to try something new with your ‘do but are unwilling to make any sort of long term commitment, I’ve found a fun solution. Travis Calkins-Delforge at Salon Fifty Four used a fabulous little Color Bug on my hair (also available in other hues like purple, orange and white). This color is in and out in just one wash (have no fear!) and what better time to try something wild and wonderful with your locks than on your next vacation?

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The Romance of Paris The city of love and light, macarons and pain au chocolat! Let’s walk down tiny cobblestone streets and ride a bike along the River Seine, sip a cappuccino in a cozy cafe in Montmartre and visit the Eiffel Tower at night. When I think Parisian chic I immediately envision stripes, scarves, and demure f lats. This look is a nod to that put together, classic effortlessness of French women.


The Palaces of London

London has both the exhilaration of the big city and the grandeur of royalty. I want to waltz through St. Paul’s Cathedral and snap a picture near the Tower Bridge, to sit for a charming cup of tea and then enjoy the dreamy store fronts at St. James’s. This f loaty f loor length dress with its dramatic f loral print feels very English to me, with billowing folds that dance in each breeze and long sleeves for the chill of a rainy London day.

The Souks of Marrakech


When my mind wanders to Morocco I see rich colors - indigo, poppy, saffron and turquoise. And when it comes to wardrobe, I’m inspired by the squares and souks of Marrakech, the most exotic shopping experience in the world. It’s a spellbinding treat with mysterious apothecaries and rich rugs, shiny brass lanterns and copper candlesticks, spices and perfumes. This dress hints at the colors and textures of those markets as do the chunky brass and copper cuffs. And the oversized leather bag is the perfect companion to any outfit. march 2014 | | 21

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Heard on the Street Good news about amazing things happening in our community By Amelia Compton Wolff

Money Smart Week Women’s Financial Seminar •

Improve your money savviness at Money Smart Week Women’s Financial Seminar at Brown County Central Library on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Brown County Money Smart Week Committee, Brown County Library and Brown County UW-Extension have partnered with individuals and organizations to provide free programming for the public that is related to financial literacy during Money Smart Week, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances, occurring April 5 – 12. “Instead of having scattered events around town, we decided to have a women’s financial seminar at the library,” says Bobbie Kuehn, Brown County Library East Branch coordinator. “The aim is to focus on women and financial literacy.” Eight different 50-minute sessions, each covering a unique stage of a woman’s financial life, will take place at the Brown County Central Library in the lower level meeting room. From managing credit and investing to understanding estates, wills and trusts, women will be able to get the information they need to make better financial decisions. A session titled “How to turn your Passion into a Business” will feature a panel of local female entrepreneurs sharing tips on how to be a successful business owner. Nicole Zich, owner of Sassy Girl, Rene Hoffmann, co-owner of Smart Cow and Patti Schisel, owner of the Ultimate Closet, will answer questions from the audience. Register online at or call 920391-4610. For more information, visit 22 | | march 2014

Runway for Life Fashion Show •

Heads up, fashionistas with heart – a fun-filled evening awaits at the 2014 Runway for Life fashion show hosted by Prevea Health on May 8 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. This annual event raises money for cancer-related programs in the Greater Green Bay area. This year, proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Family Foundation which provides cancer awareness and prevention presentations to high school students throughout Northeast Wisconsin. The stage for Runway for Life will be set inside an airplane hangar at Jet Air, next to the Austin Straubel International Airport. Models, most of whom are cancer survivors, will walk the runway wearing the latest fashions provided by locally-owned businesses. The evening will also feature a trunk show, silent and live auctions, cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres. Tickets will go on sale to the public in March. For more information, visit www.runwayforlifegb. org.

The 8th Annual Women’s Fund Girlfriends Event

Attendees will enjoy live music by nationally-acclaimed blues quintet Davina and The Vagabonds, learn about The Women’s Fund and meet new friends from the Greater Green Bay area. WBAY Anchor Cami Rapson will emcee the evening’s festivities.

Get ready for a girls night out at the historic Meyer Theatre in Green Bay on Wednesday, April 23. The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay will host their 8th annual Girlfriends Event to raise money for its endowment which grants money to non-profits each year.

Networking begins at 6 p.m. and the event will commence at 7 p.m. Use your restaurant coupons, available for download on The Women’s Fund website, to enjoy dinner before the show or drinks and dessert afterward. Tickets for the event are $15 each and can be purchased exclusively through Ticket Star at For more information, visit



Top 5 Apps for Travelers By Amelia Compton Wolff

JetLag Genie - If you travel for

business and need to be on top of your game the minute you land, JetLag Genie is a lifesaver. This app, available on iOS, will create a custom plan to help you beat jetlag based on your f light information and personal sleep patterns.

Packing Pro - Detail-oriented travelers will love Packing Pro, an app that allows you to create custom packing lists or work from a sample list so nothing gets

Postagram - For travelers who demand

a little more in their mail, Postagram allows you to send Instagram and Facebook pictures as real postcards. Simply capture an image with your iOS or Android device, use Postagram to create your masterpiece and mail to anyone in the U.S., Canada or Europe.



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TripIt - This all-in-one travel organizer



creates a detailed daily itinerary for your trip when you forward travel confirmation emails to the app’s email address. Free on iOS and Android, TripIt will even provide directions and sync your trip schedule with your Google Calendar or Outlook.

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Stop in Ava’s Closet to meet the store’s namesake and “manager,” Ava! Four-year-old Ava will help you select from the best gently-used kid’s clothing and maternity wear.

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Art for the Armchair Traveler Circle the earth without ever leaving home! Stop in MimiWorks Design Studio in De Pere for home accents that evoke adventure such as this globe canvas.

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Bright & Beautiful Make a color splash this spring with Parsley & Sage clothing available at Josephine’s Attic in Bellevue. These uniquely styled tops combine old-fashioned tailoring with contemporary design. Add a boldly embellished handbag and necklace to complete the look!

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Travel Style Sip stylishly with Paparté personalized travel mugs and tumblers – perfect for when the open road calls. A wide selection of personalized Paparté products are available at John’s Hallmark in Green Bay.

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sponsored feature KEEN WRISTLETS Perfect for everyday essentials! Ideal travel companion!

Comes in olive, brown sugar, blackberry, green, smoke black, & moroccan (pictured) 1593 Western Ave (off Military) Green Bay (920) 496-0505

Spring Shoes Step into spring with a pair of Keen shoes or sandals. Whether you want the fun look of the customer favorite patchwork Mary Jane, or the sophisticated sandal with a chic ankle strap, stop in today at Vanderloop Shoes in Green Bay and we will fit you in comfort!

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Travel Tummy? Yes, we’re jealous... but we wish you well well. (pop some probiotics in your carry-on)

Ideal for travel, Probiotic Pearls from Enzymatic Therapy ® can be conveniently taken on the go and stored without refrigeration because their triplelayer softgel shields protect live probiotics inside from heat and moisture. They are tiny like a pearl and super easy to swallow. Available at Streu’s Pharmacy Bay Natural in Green Bay.

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Portable Power Snacks Easy eats to keep you fueled on all your adventures By Amelia Compton Wolff The car is packed. The playlists are loaded. The gas tank is full. The only thing left? Stocking a cooler with tasty, and healthy, treats to keep hunger pangs at bay so you can focus on fun and not on the next gas station snack stop. This travel-friendly grub will keep at room temperature, but avoid leaving any edibles in a hot car for too long â&#x20AC;&#x201C; although we have a feeling that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a problem. 28 | | march 2014

Crunchy Indian Spiced Chickpeas 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 1 tbs olive oil 1/2 tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp sea salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil. Rinse chickpeas and pat dry with a paper towel. Discard any skins. Toss chickpeas with oil and spices in a large bowl until evenly coated. Spread chickpeas on foiled baking sheet and roast for about 40 minutes or until the chickpeas are a golden brown. Stir once or twice during roasting. Remove from oven and cool completely before eating. Store in an airtight container or bag. Good idea: Taste a chickpea before roasting to make sure they are spiced to your liking. Feel free to try adding additional spices or create your own combination.

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Peanut Butter & Oat Energy Bites 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats 2/3 cup shredded coconut ½ cup peanut butter ½ cup honey 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ cup chopped almonds 1 tbs chia seeds

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread oats and shredded coconut on a parchment covered baking sheet. Toast oats and coconut for 15 minutes or until slightly browned. Let cool. Meanwhile, warm peanut butter and honey in a saucepan over low heat until blended. Toss oats, coconut, vanilla, almonds and chia seeds in a bowl. Pour peanut butter-honey mixture over dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour or the freezer for 15 minutes. Once chilled, roll into 1 inch balls. If mixtures feels too dry, add a little more honey or peanut butter. If it feels too wet, add a few more oats. Makes about 20 balls. Keep chilled or at room temperature. Good idea: Experiment! Load these bites with your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit or even a few chocolate chips.

Sriracha Kale Chips One bunch organic kale 1 tbs Sriracha sauce 2 tbs olive oil Sea salt to taste

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash kale and dry completely with towel. It’s important that the kale is completely dry or it won’t crisp. Remove the stems and tear leaves into bite sized pieces. Whisk Sriracha and olive oil together. Place kale in a bowl and slowly drizzle with Sriracha-olive oil mixture. You might need to do this in several batches depending on the size of the bowl. Toss to coat leaves evenly. Add sea salt to taste. Good idea: Be careful not to oversaturate the kale. Each piece should be shiny, but no oil should be pooling at the bottom of the bowl. Less is definitely more! Lay kale on a baking sheet in one, even layer. You may need two baking sheets. Bake about 12 minutes or until outer edges are crispy. Adjust baking time as needed. Let cool and enjoy!

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Art Meets Heart, at the ARTgarage


photos and text By Mike Peters

The 4th annual Art Meets Heart gala brought the community together to celebrate art and heart health. Held at the ARTgarage on Main Street in downtown Green Bay, the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s centerpiece was a mosaic heart comprised of 300 individual canvas squares rendered by local artists. The ARTgarage exists to provide opportunities for artists, performers, students, teachers, visitors and area residents. Please visit to learn more. 30 | | march 2014


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TRY IT TODAY! 1. Friends and artists Dolly Van Sistine and Robin Barbera. 2. ARTgarage gallery manager Kim Pigeon-Metzner chats with event attendees. 3. Tradewinds Art Products owner Laurie Herbert and artist Terrie Koester stand near the mosaic heart, at Art Meets Heart. 4. ARTgarage volunteer Kate Parsons. 5. Artist Ruth Ver Haagh points at the canvas she painted for the mosaic heart at Art Meets Heart. 6. ARTgarage board member Bonnie De Arteaga. 7. Johanna Winters is a printmaking instructor at UW-Green Bay. 8. Doris Bezio and Meredith Gordon are members of the Green Bay Art Colony. To see all the photos from this event, check out our Facebook page at:

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