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  • Watch out for the underdogs

    The underlying concern about my not listing all the candidates in the SD 26 race in a previous blog post is legitimate. I also should have remembered what it feels like to be perceived as a second-tier candidate. Read more


  • Opening...soonish

    Open a new restaurant during the COVID-19 crisis? Sometimes there’s no other choice. Read more

  • A tale of two counties

    On the Dane County side of the Wisconsin River, “Safer at Home” is still in place. On the Sauk County side, public health officials have only issued voluntary guidelines for businesses to follow. Read more


  • We’ll do it our way

    If the Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down “Safer at Home,” Dane County might independently mandate measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Read more


  • Open for takeout!

    This is our ongoing list of area restaurants continuing to serve food and drink via takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup – and their various special procedures. We've just done a big tidy-up of the list and will continue to update! Read more



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  • ONLINE: Carol Anderson

    Discussing "One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy," young adult edition (Wisconsin Book Festival). Free. Read more

    May 26, 2020

    11:00 AM

    Books Isthmus Picks Kids & Family Wisconsin Book Festival

  • The Sandlot

    Drive-in style screening. $40/vehicle. Guidelines/tickets: Customer service during screenings: 608-561-4229. Read more

    May 26, 2020

    6:00 PM

    Warner Park Duck Pond

    Isthmus Picks Movies

  • ONLINE: Slay the Dragon

    Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition offers free streaming of documentary on gerrymandering, 5/24-30 (RSVP:; livestream panel discussion, 4 pm, 5/30 ( Read more

    May 24, 2020May 30, 2020

    Isthmus Picks Movies Politics & Activism

  • Girls on the Run Virtual 5K

    Girls on the Run of South Central Wisconsin fundraiser, anytime 5/23-25. Free/donations. Read more

    May 23, 2020May 25, 2020

    Fundraisers Isthmus Picks Kids & Family Recreation

  • ONLINE: Carol Anderson

    Discussing "One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy," with Rep. Barbara Lee (Wisconsin Book Festival). Free. Read more

    May 28, 2020

    9:00 PM

    Books Isthmus Picks Wisconsin Book Festival

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