Sarah Karon

At the Goodman Community Center last Sunday morning, Miriam Grunes is monitoring a corps of volunteers, clad in aprons and white toques. Positioned nearby are baking carts, shelves laden with pies, quiches, stratas and tarts. The 6th annual Pie Palooza is about to begin. more


Wisconsin is home to a thriving agritourism economy, where many farmers earn more selling hayrides than hay. In the rolling hills of Deerfield, just east of Madison, Don and Theresa Schuster turned a 220-acre farm into a pastoral theme park. It's paying the bills, and then some. more


Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Dan Nerad recently crossed one more book off his reading list: Malcom Gladwell's "Outliers." It may have been a personal read, but Nerad still found ways to tie the book back to his profession: "Gladwell's book is very supportive of my belief that smart is something you become." more

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Now in its 20th year, the nationally-recognized program faces new challenges, including unprecedented enrollment numbers, fewer donations from the community and a restructured staff. more

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