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Wesley Hamilton

It’s not really a calendar until you fill it in with great things to do. more

May 26, 2017 10:07 AM Isthmus Summertimes

You need a first-aid kit for fun. Here are 10 ways to emerge from summer bugless + burnless. more

May 25, 2017 4:30 PM Isthmus Summertimes

It’s always a good time to visit the Duck Pond. But some nights are better than others if you’re adding to your collection of Mallards memorabilia. more

May 25, 2017 1:47 PM Isthmus Summertimes

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Wesley Hamilton

The Driftless Area pie tour may not change your life, but it could change your waistline. Join Pilot and Co-pilot on an epic hunt for homemade pie. more

May 25, 2017 1:34 PM Isthmus Summertimes 1 Comments

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Wesley Hamilton

Go off-the-grid with a trip to Rock Island. Staff writer Dylan Brogan has made an annual pilgrimage to the remote island for over two decades. He says the secluded state park is worth a visit. more

May 25, 2017 1:34 PM Isthmus Summertimes

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Wesley Hamilton

A Wisconsin man makes a two-wheeled escape across the border into Illinois via the Badger State Trail. His goal? The site of one of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. more

May 25, 2017 1:34 PM Isthmus Summertimes

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Todd Hubler

Summer theater encompasses everything from Shakespeare to a riot-grrrl musical about Lizzie Borden. The truly adventurous can try conducting an opera with a glow stick. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Summertimes

Tunes on terraces and patios, in barns, on farms, on lakes… pack a picnic, grab a water bottle, and stay tuned for Freakons, the Avett Brothers, Solange, Boston and a heap more. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Summertimes

Whether your passion is fresh, homemade pie, history-infused road tripping or island camping, “SummerTimes” should give you some good ideas for warm-weather adventures. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Madison Log Rolling

Thirteen of our favorite summer activities, all absolutely free, running the gamut from wet and wild to mellow and mild. more

Jun 2, 2016 4:30 PM Isthmus Summertimes

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Carolyn Fath

It’s always a good time to visit the Duck Pond. But some nights are better than others if you are in the market for swag. more

Jun 2, 2016 4:05 PM Isthmus Summertimes

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WDVCB

You know Madison’s lakes. Now give some others a try: Lake Geneva, Lake Koshkonong, Devil’s Lake, Mirror Lake and Lake Delton. more

Jun 2, 2016 11:29 AM Isthmus Summertimes

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Jeff Hinchee

There are museums for hammers, for trash, for vacuum cleaners. So of course, there must also be a museum for summer’s most iconic treat: The s’more. more

Jun 2, 2016 11:29 AM Isthmus Summertimes

Isthmus picks the best of the summer concert lineups — with artists ranging from demigods like Paul McCartney to the up-and-coming jazz/hip-hop of ME eN YOU. more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Isthmus Summertimes

This season’s summer theater schedule takes on cross-dressers, stripteasers, chaos theory, singing knights and more. Adventuresome audiences can go from William Shakespeare to William Finn. more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Isthmus Summertimes

Summer books up fast. Pencil in your favorite activities now — or better yet set text alerts. Bring an alarm clock. Or have these dates tattooed on your arm. more

May 22, 2015 5:50 PM Isthmus Summertimes

Appleton. Chicago. Eau Claire. Madison. Milwaukee. Spring Green. The days when Summerfest was the only game in town are long gone. more

May 22, 2015 5:00 PM , , , Isthmus Summertimes

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Bryce Richter / UW-Madison

Though drive-ins are scarce, there is hope, though. A number of local venues are showing movies on the big screen beneath the big sky this summer. more

May 22, 2015 4:40 PM Isthmus Summertimes

For many performing arts organizations, the regular season is over as soon as school’s out for the year. But while a few stages go dark for the summer, many others spring to life. Here are a handful of productions not to miss. more

May 22, 2015 4:30 PM Isthmus Summertimes

The older we get, the more it seems like summer slips away before we take full advantage. Don’t let this tragedy happen to you. Revive sweet memories of summers past with these 11 southern Wisconsin classics. more

May 22, 2015 4:20 PM Isthmus Summertimes