Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oshkosh gems - things other cities would love to have (in no particular order)

Oshkosh Public Library's architectural beauty and incredible popularity

Paine Art Center's gardens, art galleries and amazing exhibits

Location at the intersection of one of the nation's largest inland lakes and a navigable river

Wisconsin's 3rd largest public university - UW Oshkosh - an innovator and leader in sustainability

Wiouwash Trail access - great for running, hiking and biking

EAA - keeping Oshkosh at the forefront of aviation and innovation

There are many, many, many more... Please add to the list.

From our Facebook page, posted by Brenda Haines

Oshkosh CVB Brings in a Big Event!

At a recent seminar I attended I had the opportunity to speak with one of the organizers of the Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament.

This is the tournament discussed in a recent OshNW article:

Oshkosh to host nearly 3,000 players for world's largest volleyball tournament, festival this July

The U.S. Open Volleyball Tournament and Festival, the largest tournament of its kind in the world, is coming to Oshkosh July 8 through 11.

Some 3,000 players from across the country will compete on more than 200 courts set up at the Ford Festival Park. Teams from more than 30 states and several foreign counties are expected.

The gentleman I spoke with spoke very highly of the work our Oshkosh Conventions and Visitor's Bureau did to assist them in making the arrangements that made the movement of this event to Oshkosh possible.

Also, they are arranging buses to take the players downtown on Thursday night to enjoy Waterfest.

This is a great event for Oshkosh, and a potential long-term addition to our community.

For an idea of the amount of visitors there will be coming to Oshkosh, look here.

Great job!

Posted by Jef Hall

Deb Allison-Aasby: Main St Communication

I had the good fortune to attend a fabulous meeting today (Friday, March 5, 2010) at City Hall to discuss the Main Street road construction project beginning March 15, 2010.

Vinton Construction, who was awarded the bid, was present to discuss the plan and answer questions. It is very apparent that Vinton's President and Area Supervisor are very in tune with the needs of the Main Street businesses and residents.

In order to make this as painless as possible for us, they made the decision last week to do sections of Main Street versus shutting down all of Main Street. It will be done in phases beginning with Ceape to Algoma Blvd.

Many of us were very impressed and pleased with their communication. This company appears to be a "class act" and I for one are thrilled they are here. The end result of this project will be a phenomenal step in the right direction for all of Oshkosh.

By Deb Allison-Aasby