Candice Wagener

Paper Source brings fine stationery and some imagination to Hilldale. Custom invites, crafts and, of course, valentines are on hand as the store opens Friday. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

Customers can indulge in self-service wine pours at Toot + Kate’s. The Verona wine bar brings some needed nightlife to a booming bedroom community. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM Cocktails


Laura Zastrow

Lalo’s is a real, family-run spot that feels like a taqueria but acts like a restaurant. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews

Brown & Beam mixes new, old and reclaimed furniture and accessories. The Middleton store and design service opened in November. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

GiGi’s Playhouse provides programming and support for families and children with Down syndrome. The new center on Monona Drive is increasing its programming in 2017. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

Hutch + Hide brings new sophistication to New Glarus. The self-described “family store” features custom cabinetry, kid gear and comfort accessories for grownups. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Laura Frazier/Raspberry Lane Pho

Quiet Santa offers a serene meet-and-greet for kids with autism. The popularity of meeting Old Saint Nick has put the all-volunteer program near capacity. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


David Douglass

Isthmus gift guide 2016: What to give the person who’d rather snuggle on the couch than leave home. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Giving Magazine


Candice Wagener

Kids’ clothes and toys of style and utility are the focus of a new Middleton shop. Owner Jennifer Wuebben has a deep background in the fashion industry. more

Nov 10, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Frédéric Bouché

La Kitchenette picks up where Chez Nanou left off. The worthy successor to the east side’s French cafe features crepes, tartines, sandwiches and a new wine list. more

Nov 10, 2016 5:00 AM Reviews





Candice Wagener

A Woman’s Touch celebrates its 20th anniversary. The ground-breaking sex-positive shop has been a pioneer in safe products and education. more

Oct 20, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis



Ryan Wisniewski

A second Rising Sons is a strong addition to west-side Thai. A focused menu and excellent curries and pad Thai make this a great addition to the world cuisine “food court” that Sauk Point Square is becoming. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Reviews

Sugar River Pizza opened its third location in March. Like the others, the Verona restaurant uses quality local ingredients and makes its pizza dough and sauce daily. more

Sep 15, 2016 5:00 AM Reviews


Candice Wagener

The Electric Needle takes sewing and quilting to a new level. The newly expanded shop offers classes, quality machines and colorful fabrics. more

Aug 18, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis



Candice Wagener

Design is important in work breakrooms, too. That’s why Oakwood Village sponsored a contest for employees to dream up fun new spaces. more

Aug 4, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


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Sunday, March 5th

Kick-Off Party at L’Etoile and Graze (4-7PM, $65 per person)

Monday, March 6th

Kosher Chopped at Adamah (6-8PM, $25 for Community, $15 for students, $7 for children 13 and under, 5 and under free)

Industry Brunch at A Pig in a Fur Coat (11AM)

Caribbean Nights Pt. 1 at The Ohio (6PM)

Tuesday, March 7th

Meat and Three at L’Etoile (6PM)

Wednesday, March 8th

Wurst Night Ever at Harvest (5-11PM)

Vegan Dinner at The Green Owl (6:30PM, $75 per person / add $25 for wine pairing)

Thursday, March 9th

MACN Tasting Menu at The Madison Club (6:30PM, $150 per person)

The New Fashioned at The Old Fashioned (7PM, $60 per person)

Dick's Picks Volume 211 at Natt Spil

Friday, March 10th

Dirty Dancing 3: A Winter Luau at Madison Sourdough (6-9PM)

​ Caribbean Nights Pt. 2 at Lucille (6PM)

Saturday, March 11th

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go at Merchant (9AM-3PM)

​ Late Night BBQ at Heritage Tavern (11PM-close)

MACN Sandwich Competition at Gotham Restaurant (7AM-3PM)

Sunday, March 12th

​ Italian Dinner at The Workman’s Club (6PM)

Tapas Brunch at Osteria Papavero (10AM-2PM, $30 per person)

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