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Erica Krug

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Beth Skogen

Beth Skogen’s bungalow is a cozy reason to throw a party. The Madison photographer brought sentiment and a touch of whimsy to decorating, right up to and including her alley garage. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Abode 2 Comments

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Katie Scheidt

Students at Lapham Elementary are turning discarded materials into sculptures — whether it’s a life-size gummy bear or a winking apple. Project leader Amy Mietzel wanted students to see how waste can be used in beautiful ways. more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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

Canine Sports Zone is an indoor fun space for dogs. Agility training and competitions take place here too. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Jason Kierce

Kosher Chopped is a constraint-filled drama for Chef Week. Four Madison chefs gathered at UW-Hillel to accept the challenge. more

Mar 8, 2017 4:41 PM FOOD & DRINK

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Chefs take the spotlight in unusual ways during this year’s MACN Chef Week. There’s collaboration as well as competition. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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Carolyn Fath

A saketini from Morris Ramen means you don’t have to choose between sake and a mixed drink. The spiced pear version melds the earthy and the fruity. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM Cocktails

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Nick Berard

The Wisconsin School Garden Network expands its reach across Wisconsin and to Latin America. Its handbook, “Teaching in Nature’s Classroom,” will soon be available in Spanish. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

One Wayward Apple does not spoil the bunch. The Fitchburg gift shop fills a niche for handcrafted, locally made gifts in the suburbs. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Lucas Endres

A clarified milk punch from Merchant borrows from a three-hundred-year-old English tradition. The Moloko punch is bright, citrusy and creamy. more

Jan 19, 2017 5:00 AM Cocktails

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Laura Zastrow

Winter solstice is traditionally a time to purge unwanted emotions and events from life. At Olbrich Park, many people brace for years of darkness — but hope for light. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments

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Nick Berard

Josh Meier of Schwa Tailor creates, mends and restores favorite clothes to wearable status. The former state worker has clearly found his calling. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis 1 Comments

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Carolyn Fath

The Star Bar in the Constellation building is perhaps better known as a beer bar, but it also has a cocktail menu that rotates seasonally. The latest iteration has classics and notes of fall and winter. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails

Jackie Matelski of Toast Ceramics makes delightful Mid-Century Modern & nature-inspired items. Her mugs, pour-over coffee sets and pet bowls are at home in the kitchen. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Sharon Vanorny

The Lumberjill at A Pig in a Fur Coat borrows flavor from bacon and maple syrup. Touches of peach create a gender-defying concoction. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails

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David Douglass

Experiences are hard to wrap — but they can put the bow on the holidays. From intro to beekeeping to knitting lessons, how-tos are fun-to-haves. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Giving Magazine

Since May 27, Jason Nolen has been wandering the streets of Madison, photographing its feline residents. The photos can be found on his quirky, popular Cats of Madison Instragram page. more

Nov 10, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments

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Ryan Wisniewski

Forequarter’s fall cocktail specials absorb the flavors of the harvest. The apple brandy-based American Pie is a homegrown take on a Corpse Reviver No. 1. more

Oct 20, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails

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Erica Krug

New digs created a need for a new meditation room for Kadampa Meditation Center Madison. They celebrate October 14-16 with guest talks from Gen-la Kelsang Jampa. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis