The Marigold Mile

One of the things we love about Appleton is seeing and discovering new things about our community.  The longer we live here, the more we learn and like!  Recently, we were driving up Oneida Street to get gas for the car.  We were on the way home from buying groceries for our guests at the […]

Rhubarb Applesauce

Here at the Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, Keith and I have had lots of time trying new recipes from various sources (online, cookbooks, friends/family) through this slow Covid-19 summer.  We thought “lets make the best of a tough situation by  wisely using our time preparing new recipes, repairing/painting the house and planting new […]

Wisconsin Natural Wonders and more!

This summer many folks are opting for outdoor recreation due to the COVID-19 situation. Hiking, walking and bicycling have become preferred activities even for those who aren’t normally fond of the great outdoors?  Others are now dreaming of trading in work shoes for hiking boots, loading up the crew, and escaping for a day of […]

Beautiful wooden Grand staircase and fireplace mantle decorated in white tulle fabric for a wedding

Life Goes On…with a Wedding

After much concern and frustration from COVID-19 and its effects on our business, we are happy to say that LIFE GOES ON… as does our business.  June marked a moderate re-opening here in the Appleton, WI area.  We continue to be grateful for the many who continue to social distance and wear masks!  Opening The […]

Relax, Refresh, Reunite

Travel Tips for Summer 2020

Due to COVID-19, Summer 2020 is going to be a different type of travel season for many.  Those who can afford to, and don’t mind the higher risk factor, will follow-through on the dream vacations they’ve had planned for some time. Some will choose to forego travel altogether this summer.  The travel industry is predicting […]

Appleton Downtown Summer Event Update

As Appleton and the Fox Cities begin to re-open from COVID-19, we will try to bring as much up-to-date information about local events to our readers.  This post is from our friends at Appleton Downtown, Inc. SUMMER EVENTS IN DOWNTOWN APPLETON WILL LOOK DIFFERENT THIS YEAR – BUT ARE STILL ON Posted on May 12, 2020 by Appleton […]

Enjoying Wisconsin

I grew up in Milwaukee and south central Wisconsin. My parents made sure to introduce me and my sisters to many wonderful places in Wisconsin.  Trips to the Mitchell Park Domes, Boerner Botanical Gardens, many public parks, and the Milwaukee County Zoo were frequent events. Venturing further from home included the Wisconsin Dells, Circus World […]

Greetings from Appleton, postcard-like image includes scenes of Appleton in each letter

Visit Us When the Time is Right

As the Safer At Home mandate currently challenges us to keep from all but essential travel through at least May 20, we know that people are dreaming about future travel plans.  Although we do not know when non-essential travel will resume, we do know folks will want to “GET-AWAY” when the time is right. You […]

60th Annual Art at the Park!

Currently, Art in the Park is still scheduled for late July! The Trout Museum of Art is proud to host Art at the Park‘s 60th year! Year after year, decade after decade, the goal is to make one of the Fox Cities’ favorite summertime traditions the best it can be. How is this done? By […]

Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic

We hope everyone is well and doing their part to get over-the-hump of this pandemic.  Lori and I have sheltered in place since mid-March and always practice good hygiene.  Like most of the hospitality industry, The Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast has been GREATLY effected by the Corona virus (COVID-19). Travel bans, closures and […]