5th Annual Butterfly Festival!

Come down to City Park, Downtown Appleton on Saturday, June 15 from 9:00am-11:30am to become a sponsor of the 5th Annual Butterfly Festival. All proceeds will go to the Parent Connection program of Family Services which is a program designed to help reduce child abuse and neglect.

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Parent Connection is a local program that provides family education and positive parenting techniques. The program is designed for first-time parents that are focused on child development, health issues, and family support.

This is an excellent opportunity for those parents who want to learn more on how to give their children the best possible life they can by getting proper family education and learning new parenting techniques.

The Butterfly Festival is an event for the whole family to enjoy! Come on down and learn about butterflies and participate in some of the activities that the festival has.

  • Face Painting & Crafts
  • Children’s Games
  • Inflatable Activities
  • Kids Experience Zone
  • Butterfly Demonstrations
  • Food & Beverages

At the end of the event everyone who purchased a butterfly will receive their butterfly in a release box, and as a group the butterflies will be released.

Let’s make a day out of it and help support a good cause while enjoying time with your family!

 

For more information about the Butterfly Festival and how you can become a sponsor click here!

 

Death by Chocolate

Looking for a sweet way to spend Valentine’s Day that is close to Latitude 44? Head to downtown Appleton for the 10th Annual Death by Chocolate Valentine’s Day event! For only $20 (or two for $35), you can enjoy chocolaty desserts and cocktails in 20 different restaurants, coffee houses and bars on College Avenue. The event is on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. The Downtown Cool Trolley will be running during the event, from 4:30-9:30 p.m. After testing all the scrumptious desserts, vote for your favorite between Feb. 14-19 and you could win a $25 Downtown Appleton Gift Certificate!

All of the participating locations are:

  • Harmony Café – Ice Cream Mocha Drink
  • Kangaroostaurant – Chocolate Amaretto Mousse w/ Fresh Whipped Cream
  • Olde Town Tavern – Chocolate Martini*
  • Bazil’s Pub – Chocolate Beer*
  • No Idea? Bar – Chocolate Wine in a Chocolate Glass*
  • Fox Banquets & Rivertyme Catering – Chocolate Toffee Pretzel Bark w/ Warm Caramel Drizzle & Sea Salt
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Chocolate Chiller Smoothie
  • Green Gecko Grocer & Deli – Kahlua Chocolate Truffles
  • Copper Rock Coffee – Mini Mocha
  • Bella Vita Ristorante – Grandma’s Hot Chocolate
  • Intermezzo Lounge – Chocolate Fountain
  • Chadwick’s – Chocolate Surprise*
  • The Bar on the Avenue – Decadent Chocolate Dessert Pizza
  • ACOCA Coffee – Acoca Mocha Torte
  • Flanagan’s Stop & Shop & Wine Review – Chocolate Wine*
  • Muncheez Pizzeria – Cinni-Muncheez w/ Chocolate Fudge Dipping Sauce
  • Fox River House – Chocolate Mint Shot*
  • Sangria’s Mexican Grill – Chocolate Passion Flan w/ Tequila Infused Raspberry Glaze
  • Spats Food & Spirits – Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • Frank’s Pizza Palace – Chocolate Covered Cannoli

*Chocolate treat has alcohol in it, so must be 21 years or older to enjoy (ID required).

You can purchase your tickets online, by phone (920-954-9112), or stop in at 116 N. Appleton Street!

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Christmas at the Fox River Mall

Are you looking for some Holiday festivities near Latitude 44? The Fox River Mall offers different Christmas events that are great for the whole family!

Photos with Santa 
Nov. 17 – Dec. 24
Location: Macy’s Wing
Tell your kids to grab their Christmas list and head down to the Fox River Mall to visit Santa! Santa will be at there every day through Christmas Eve. Give your kids the chance to share their Christmas wishes with Santa and also have their picture taken with him. Children of all ages are invited to visit, including babies. Holiday photo packages are available. For more information, click here.

St. Nick’s Pet Pics 
Nov. 19 – Dec. 17
Location: Macy’s Wing
Every Monday night through December 17, bring your furry friend (cats & dogs only) to the Fox River Mall for a photo with Santa. Portraits begin at 6:00 p.m. on the following Monday nights: 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, and 12/17. Photo packages are available for purchase. For more information, click here.

Breakfast with Santa
December 8 – 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Location: Food Court
Bring you kids to the Fox River Mall and have Breakfast with Santa and his friends! Enjoy a delicious meal put together by the Fox River Brewing Company and take part in lots of fun activities with the kids. Special guests from Build-a-Bear and Fang from the Timber Rattlers will be there. Purchase tickets ahead of time or at the door the day of. For more information, click here.

Gift Wrap Services from Habitat for Humanity
Nov. 15 – Dec. 24
Location: Target Wing
Need some help wrapping presents this year? Stop by the Habitat for Humanity gift wrapping booth located in the Target Wing for some help! Choose from a wide variety of wrapping paper, ribbon and bows, and have your gifts wrapped to perfection! Donations go towards local Habitat for Humanity projects.

Latitude 44 is a Cypress Homes development.

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Appleton Christmas Parade

If you’re near Latitude 44 and are in the mood for some holiday festivities, head down to College Avenue where Appleton will be hosting its 41st Annual Christmas Parade on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 6:20 p.m. The Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade is the largest nighttime Christmas parade in Wisconsin. Nearly 50,000 spectators head downtown for the event.

This year’s parade theme is “Lighting the Seasons,” and will feature 72 units, including floats, decorated vehicles, walkers and animal entries. There will be 17 marching bands from all over Northeastern Wisconsin performing in the parade as well.

Preceding the parade will be the annual Santa Scamper, a 1 mile run to benefit St. Joseph’s Food Program. The race begins at 6:00 and starts at the corner of State Street and College Avenue, and proceeds down College to Drew Street, finishing in Jones Park.

After the parade, there will be a Tree Lighting in the City Park. There will be a performance by the Fox Valleyaires, and then a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony led by the Parade Marshal, Mr. Perry Kidder.

If you can’t make it to the parade, you can watch the television broadcast, beginning at 7:00 that evening. Watch the event live on WFRV Channel 5.

For more information on the Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade, please click here.

Latitude 44 is a Cypress Homes development.

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Construction Update: First Tenants Moved In!

The first building in the Latitude 44 Townhouse Apartment Project is officially completed! All the tenants pulled into the Grand Opening celebration last Friday with packed cars and U-Hauls, and received the keys to their new homes. The first building houses four 2-bedroom units and two 3-bedroom units. One 2-bedroom unit is available to rent on January 1, 2013.

The second building is scheduled to be completed by January 1, 2013. That will have six 3-bedroom units, all of which are already leased out.

The third building is beginning to be framed. We expect construction to be completed in March. It will consist of eight 3-bedroom apartments. We still have 7 available units. If you’re interested, please stop in our office at 1500 W. College Avenue, Suite A, and fill out an application!

 

Latitude 44 is a Cypress Homes development.

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Halloween is Here!

Halloween is just around the corner! Here is some information for trick-or-treating, pumpkin patches, and haunted houses around Latitude 44!

Traditional Trick-or-Treating
Halloween is nothing without trick-or-treating! Here is a list of trick-or-treating hours throughout the greater Appleton area:

  • Appleton: October 31 – 4:00-8:00 p.m
  • Freedom: October 31 – 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Grand Chute: October 31 – 4:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Harrison: October 31 – 4:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Hortonville: October 28 – 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Kaukauna: October 31 – 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Kimberly: October 31 – 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Little Chute: October 31 – 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Menasha: October 31 – 4:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Neenah: October 31 – 4:00-7:00 p.m.
  • New London: October 31 – 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Seymour: October 31 – 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Sherwood: October 27 – noon-2:00 p.m.

Pumpkin Patches
What’s Halloween without some Jack-o-lanterns on your porch? If you haven’t already picked up your pumpkin to carve, there are a few pumpkin patches around Latitude 44! These places also sell other Halloween and fall decor.

Hofacker’s Hillside Orchard, LLC
W3964 Wege Road, Appleton (Map it from L44)
920-734-0780
They carry pumpkins, jams, caramel dip, popcorn, pickles, honey, maple syrup, salsa, gourds, corn stalks, and straw bales!

Sprangers Orchard
W2100 County Trunk KK, Kaukauna (Map it from L44)
920-733-6739
They have a 4 acre pumpkin patch! They also carry a variety of Halloween yard decorations like straw, corn stalks, and gourds.

Peter’s Pumpkin Patch
N181 HWY 55, Kaukauna (Map it from L44)
920-243-8411
Pre-picked and pick-your-own pumpkins! They also carry straw bales, gourds, squash, corn shocks, fresh honey and jams.

Cavanaugh Carriages
3910 West Fairview Road, Neenah (Map it from L44)
920-836-2013
It’s a bit further away, but well worth the trip! Go on a haunted hayride, get lost in a corn maze, and pick your own pumpkin from a large patch!

Haunted Houses
If you’re looking for some spooky entertainment, check out some of the local haunted houses!

Burial Chamber Haunted House – Neenah
Oblivion Haunted House – Menasha
Terror on the Fox – Green Bay

Read our Blueprints Blog Post for more information on these local Haunted Houses!

Latitude 44 is a Cypress Homes development.

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Downtown Appleton’s Soup Walk

Looking for something to do this weekend near Latitude 44? Downtown Appleton is hosting its 4th Annual Soup Walk on Saturday, October 20. Come taste some signature hearty soups at 17 different restaurants along College Avenue. The Downtown Cool Trolley will be running from noon to 4:00 p.m. You can either hop a ride on the trolley or walk from restaurant to restaurant. You also have the opportunity to donate canned goods to the St. Joseph Food Program and also have a chance to win some prizes by voting for your favorite soup.

Here is a list of participating restaurants along with the soup they will be serving:

  • Harmony Café – Roasted Red Bell Pepper with Smoked Gouda
  • Kangaroostaurant – Cream of Potato & Pancetta Soup with Roasted Kale
  • Cena – Smoked Duck & Roasted Fall Vegetable Soup
  • Olde Town Tavern–Chili
  • Bazil’s Pub – Lasagna Soup
  • No Idea Bar – Cheesy Potato Soup
  • Green Gecko Grocer & Deli–Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo
  • CSI – Whitehouse Soup
  • Bella Vita Ristorante (inside the CopperLeaf Hotel) – Fall Harvest Soup
  • Radisson Paper Valley Hotel -Wisconsin Beer & Cheese Soup
  • Anduzzi’s Sports Club-Chicken Booyah
  • The Bar on the Avenue – Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup
  • Spats – Pumpkin Bisque (vegetarian)
  • Sangria’s Mexican Grill – Sangria’s Enchilada Soup
  • Fratellos Waterfront Restaurant – White Chicken Chili
  • Atlas Coffee Mill – Creamy Tomato Swiss (vegetarian)
  • Stone Cellar Brew Pub – Scottich Ale Reuben Soup

For more information, please click here.

Octoberfest in Downtown Appleton

Looking for something to do close to Latitude 44 this weekend? Head to downtown Appleton for Octoberfest!

Octoberfest weekend kicks off on Friday night with License to Cruise, a classic car show featuring 400 classic models, live music and great food. License to Cruise runs from 6:00-9:30 p.m. and will be featuring British Imports this year in front of City Center Plaza. Live entertainment will be provided by the Doo Wop Daddies who will be performing in Houdini Plaza from 6:00-9:30.

On Saturday, Appleton will be hosting its largest block party of the year. Running from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.,College Avenue will be lined with entertainment, arts and crafts areas, and food and drink booths.

Five stages, all devoted to different styles of music, will be boasting live music all day long. Major headliners include Greg Waters & The Broad Street Boogie, RPM, Nashville Pipeline, Half Empty, and Vic Ferrari.

For more information on Appleton’s Octoberfest celebration, please visit http://www.OctoberfestOnline.org/.

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Community First Fox Cities Marathon

This weekend, stop by and show your support at the Community First Fox Cities Marathon in Appleton. The weekend-long event is presented by Kimberly-Clark and has events scheduled for every one regardless of age or fitness condition.

On Friday, Sept. 21, the Guardian Kids Fun Run will take place just a few steps across the street from Latitude 44 atAppletonNorthHigh School. This event has everything from a Diaper Dash to a half-mile race for kids. Kids also have the opportunity to win up to $1,000 for their school by participating in these events.

Starting on Friday, you can also swing by Fox Valley Tech and visit the Humana Health & Wellness Expo. Check out the latest designs in running gear and shoes along with the latest developments in sports, fitness and nutrition from the many exhibitors. The expo will be open all weekend.

On Saturday, you can participate in the Affinity Medical Group Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk. Sunday’s events include the Community First Fox Cities Marathon, the ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus Half Marathon, and the Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon.

Find out more information on each event here!

Last year, the Community First Fox Cities Marathon donated more than $90,000 in proceeds to local non-profit organizations and schools. Even if you’re not in marathon shape, you can contribute in many ways. Whether it’s volunteering some time, donating money, or cheering on participants, the Fox Cities Marathon is a great opportunity to get out and about in the Appleton area!

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Appleton’s Summer Concert Series

Looking for some quality entertainment close to Latitude 44 this Thursday? Head over to Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton for the city’s Summer Concert Series and enjoy live music with the community. Appleton welcomes Sly Joe & the Smooth Operators, The Lately, and Vic Ferrari as the last performers for the summer on Thursday, Aug. 30.

Stop at Houdini Plaza (on the corner of College Avenue and Appleton Street) during your lunch break for the Lunchtime Live Concert. This week, listen to the band Sly Joe & the Smooth Operators play from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On-site vendors are there to provide food and beverages, but you are also welcome to bring in your own food or stop at one of the many downtown restaurants for take-out.

The Heid Music Summer Concert Series is the nighttime entertainment. This week, it will begin with The Lately opening at 5:30. The local hit band Vic Ferrari will take the stage as the headliner and play until 8:30.

Located less than 15 minutes away from Latitude 44, Appleton’s Summer Concert Series is a great event for everyone! Whether you are down with the family or stopping with some friends, Houdini Plaza accommodates for everybody. Adult beverages, food and soda will be available from on-site vendors or from local bars and restaurants.

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