Katy Plantenberg

Education expands at Olbrich Gardens with a new addition. Right now, school groups and citizens can still take advantage of a wide range of opportunities. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

At Tinkergarten classes, kids play outside and connect with nature. And making a mud pie means learning empathy, self-control and teamwork. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


David Michael Miller

The first ever Madison Area Yarn Hop celebrates yarn, sheep, and fiber arts. Ten south central yarn shops, woolen mills and farms are participating. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Benjamin Zastrow

The Alternate Parade of Homes highlights a 1940s-era laborer’s neighborhood. The homes in Eken Park went up fast, but they’ve endured through the years. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis 1 Comments


Jeff Kennel

Wisconsin’s Trek bikes is going electric. E-bikes may be perfect for everyone from harried commuters to adventure travelers. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Danielle Stoddard

Madison Studio Share makes life easier for professional photographers. Milwaukee photographer Danielle Stoddard launched the concept in Milwaukee and has opened her first satellite here. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis 1 Comments


Candice Wagener

Habitat ReStore on Odana Road expands again. The recycling success story now accepts even more materials. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

An Indian-American couple living in Madison wants to introduce traditional Kolhapuri sandals to the U.S. market. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

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 1 Comments



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