Shelby Deering


CampHERO/Girl Scouts of WI-Badgerland

A camp that introduces girls to protective service careers also builds self-confidence. Plus it’s good news for a field in which women are drastically underrepresented. more

Apr 7, 2016 5:00 PM Emphasis


Susan Holding

The Little French Bakery is a little bit of Paris in the Baraboo Hills. Baker Susan Holding teaches classes and leads trips to Paris. more

Nov 25, 2015 4:00 PM Reviews


Shelby Deering

I am not a naturally crafty person. Most of the time I found crafting to be stressful. That is, until I took a class recently at Middleton’s The Regal Find. more

Jun 5, 2015 10:15 AM Emphasis

The nonprofit 100state has new offices at a different address, but its mission is the same: to help connect entrepreneurs, companies and nonprofits throughout Madison. more

May 22, 2015 9:15 AM News


Shelby Deering

Less than a year ago, Mark Raszewski took over Deconstruction Inc., the previously “by appointment only” architectural salvage business. He started regular hours at the warehouse this spring. more

May 8, 2015 7:45 AM Emphasis

Beer Cap Maps is an ingenious way to display beer bottle caps that would otherwise be destined for the trash. more

Apr 23, 2015 7:30 AM Emphasis


Ali Stone

Arch, a new breed of salon that caters to the lunch-hour crowd, opened in January in the ground floor of the Tenney Building on the Capitol Square. The salon offers a wide selection of what co-owner and stylist Cera Fass calls "express services," including blowouts (a hairstyle without a haircut), brow waxing, makeup application and more. If you need to get in and out during a lunch break, this is your salon. more

Feb 25, 2015 10:42 PM Emphasis

Kerri Johanning had struggled with skin issues since she was a teenager, purchasing product after product in an effort to discover a formula that would work for her. But after losing some of her dearest friends to cancer, her mission changed. more

Feb 19, 2015 2:00 PM Emphasis


Jeff Miller

The UW-Madison has long wanted to have a permanent, physical presence in south Madison, a neighborhood that has experienced more than its fair share of struggles and outside assumptions. But officials at the UW were also wary of coming in with a hea more

Feb 17, 2015 9:31 PM News


The Dancing Lamb

The Dancing Lamb, a new yarn and fiber shop in Evansville, Wis., is located in a farmhouse-style Victorian house on a mostly residential block of Main Street. Set among other historic homes from the period, shoppers may feel as if they're no longer in this century. more

Dec 17, 2014 5:34 PM Emphasis


Photo courtesty Focal Flame

On the evening of Nov. 6, a throng of people gathered at Monona Terrace. They were there to attend an impressive anniversary shindig, but the real buzz of excitement centered on the event's guest of honor. more

Dec 4, 2014 2:00 PM Isthmus Parents


Premier Christmas Tree Stand

Paul Claas is an ordinary man with a not-so-ordinary dream -- to straighten wonky, wobbly Christmas trees. more

Nov 11, 2014 5:22 PM Emphasis


MMoCA / Doug Fath

"There really is no wrong way to do it." That's how Madeline, age 13, describes creating artwork. She and her classmates at Prairie View Middle School in Sun Prairie are honing their artistic skills by participating in the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's Art on Tour program. more

Nov 6, 2014 2:00 PM Isthmus Parents

Lily the potbellied pig arrived at Heartland Farm Sanctuary blind, lethargic and too overweight to walk. The children of Heartland's summer day camp program took it upon themselves to put the curl back in her tail. more

Sep 4, 2014 2:00 PM Isthmus Parents

As freshmen at UW-Madison in 2004, dorm-mates Troy Vosseller and Ben Fiechtner toyed with starting various enterprises -- a dating service for students, a gas-delivery service for mopeds. Finally they decided on a business celebrating the Wisconsin lifestyle -- dairy products, football and all. more

Aug 30, 2007 3:00 PM Emphasis

They look like gazelles dashing down the street, making it all seem so effortless. As you look at the seasoned runners galloping gracefully across the Madison landscape, you picture yourself as a sluggish hippo watching them pass you by. You think, "I wish I could do that...." more

Aug 24, 2007 3:00 PM Emphasis

Looking for a shopping experience that's more blissful than stressful? Free from pushy salespeople and high prices? A space splashed with lively colors, filled to the brim with charming merchandise and bowls of free candy? Believe it or not, this is not just shopping fantasy. more

Aug 2, 2007 7:30 PM Emphasis

In July, nearly everyone has a wedding to attend. Whether you're a guest, a groomsman or a florist, right now weddings are a popular topic of conversation. However, no one has wedding bells on the brain more than the bride-to-be. I would know, as someone who's engaged and experiencing all of those inevitable bumps along the road to betrothal. more

Jul 26, 2007 6:11 PM Emphasis

When it comes to pets, it seems, all the attention goes to the dogs. With doggie couture and designer canine carriers on every celebutante's arm, our little feline friends might feel a bit left out. Want to show your kitty some extra love? Then visit MadCat for pet supplies that pamper man's other best friend. more

Jul 5, 2007 8:26 PM Emphasis

For people who have lived and shopped in Madison since forever, Orange Tree Imports is a local landmark. more

Jun 21, 2007 5:58 PM Emphasis