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Tattoos sometimes serve a medical purpose, and Alissa Waters of Shade Medical & Creative Tattoo of Madison specializes in areola pigmentation and scar camouflage. Read more

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Remember that wood veneer Pioneer receiver you had in college? It might be rehabbed and for sale at HiFi Haus, purveyor of vintage and old-school-inspired stereo equipment. Read more

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Do you need another mug in your life? Probably not. Do you need a hand-turned wooden mug made according to 13th century specifications? Tom Bartlett of Sylva Spoon might argue yes. Read more

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Amy Mietzel

Curious kids love pulling things apart to see how they work. This is a learning experience at Bare Knuckle Arts, where children learn how to use tools as well. Read more

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Mike and Corrine Carson of Paw Friendly Cat Furniture of Cross Plains are as close to cat tree gurus as possible. They’ve improved design and use mostly natural and locally sourced materials. Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

Grasshopper Goods, the forward-looking mobile boutique, has met the challenges of not being able to vend on Madison city streets. Now, owner Karen Tardrew has opened a second location that stays still, in downtown Stoughton. Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

Nothing parenthetical about it: State Street’s (shoo) is a fun place to shop. Owner Pat Blake likes to feature lesser known styles. But (shoo) also functions as an art gallery and a vintage clothing shop. Read more

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Martin Menocal

Garver Feed Mill is “an oasis in the middle of the city,” says Kosa Spa owner Shilpa Sankaran, and a perfect spot for Madison’s first specifically Ayurvedic spa. Read more

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Ashley Morris

A new group in Madison supports women’s role in the cannabis industry. Its next meeting is coming up Oct. 13. Read more

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John Eich

It’s a whole new world for The Bodgery at OM Station. And the makers want everyone to help them celebrate. Read more

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Steven Potter

Madison’s Braille Library & Transcription Service teaches the sighted to produce Braille so the blind can read. Braille remains a crucial tool even in the days of audio transcriptions. Read more

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Stephanie Fitch

A Forest School goes back to the philosophical roots of the original kindergartens. Madison’s first, Mighty Seeds, is now operating out of Door Creek Park. Read more

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Chelsey Dequaine

Two new tattoo shops in Madison join the growing scene in Dane County. Read more

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The Book Deal

The Book Deal is a used bookstore with heart. With a mission of fostering literacy, it gives away books to schools and other organizations, as well as maintains a brick-and-mortar store off the Beltline. Read more

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Sarah Monson

Indian dance does double duty in this Middleton program. Rising senior Shruti Parthasarathy is the driving force behind it. Read more

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Kevin McIlwaine

Slow Roll Cycles opened in May in the Lake Edge Shopping Center. While it specializes in mountain bikes, it’s a full-service shop. Read more

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Green thumbs are made, not born. Kate Holl of Wildewood, a new plant shop, will help your houseplants thrive. Read more

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Moving Forward is one of several local businesses that help with senior downsizing. It’s a task that can be overwhelming both physically and mentally. Read more

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Laura Zastrow

Less time under anesthesia. Smaller incisions. Lower costs. A veterinary specialist in spaying and neutering offers many benefits. Read more

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What’s in a future of living with no fossil fuels? It could well look a lot like the past, and the upcoming Sustainability Skill Share weekend will show participants how great-gramma did things. Read more

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