Take a walk on the Wag! side. There’s a new app that people are calling “the Uber of dog walking.” more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis



School and church groups in Madison are teaming up with the Henry Vilas Zoo to create crafts from wildlife poaching snares in Vietnam and Laos. They are raising funds to protect the habitat of the critically endangered saola. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Joshua Barraza

Patrick Kelly specializes in products made from wood harvested within 50 miles of Madison. His “Matchless Made” site sells a variety of “contemporary, minimalist household goods.” more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

A husband and wife restore historic apartment units. It helps make popular neighborhoods affordable to a wider range of renters. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

Angelique Thompson caters to both grownups and children with her professional face painting business. It all started with a Halloween party…. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

The first-ever guided tours of the village of Maple Bluff will be offered July 16 by the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation. The docent-led walking tours will focus on ritzy Cambridge Road. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Wisconsin Historical Society

Learn how to make the hair tonic Fighting Bob La Follette used to groom his famous pompadour in this video with staff writer Dylan Brogan. Bob’s secret ingredient: Spanish Fly. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

Expressively You offers portraiture in a social setting. Madison artist Lindsey LaPlant hopes to make original art affordable. more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Tim Fitch

The Crazy Daisy Flower Truck delivers bouquets in a VW van. Currently Michelle Hornung is selling at the new Prairie Lakes Farmers’ Market in Sun Prairie. more

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

A small town children’s museum opens in western Dane County. The attraction should benefit area parents and the community. more

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

Hand and Eye Tattoo opens in Atwood Studios. Artist Dave Nielsen launches his own shop after 16 years at Steve’s. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

A design called a Moroccan trellis is suddenly everywhere. What’s the deal? more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis 1 Comments

Melissa Clements of Eco-Friendly Flooring discusses recycled glass, wood and metal tiles for the backsplash, renovated shower or other home re-dos. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

Though often high-functioning and smart, people with autism have trouble finding work. Nick Venturella, who has a child with autism, has created a new online platform to connect potential workers with employers. more

May 11, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

Amy Lambright Murphy and Jill Schaefer dreamed up Reek Havoc as a way to cope with pet odors. But the business has also connected them to the community. more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Beth Skogen

The Madison Postpartum Collective aims to help make life with a new baby a bit easier. Providers help support new parents and families and connect them with needed resources. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

LED Habitats are next-generation super grow lights. They’re also attractive and eco-friendly. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

Grasshopper Goods, Madison’s first mobile retailer, finds city rules “unfriendly.” Current law heavily restricts where the shop-on-wheels can vend. more

Apr 6, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Aliza Rand

Madison-based Pikku Takki features vibrant and well-designed kid clothes. The shop is the brainchild of artist Aliza Rand. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Greg Dixon

Peaches, pears and chestnuts are great edible landscaping. Emily Steinwehe of Emily Plants helps Madison residents transform their yards. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis