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Linda Falkenstein

Larry Schmitt is one of the few experts in nalbinding in the country. It predates knitting and crochet and dates back to 6500 B.C. Read more

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Amy Stocklein

Want some advice on how to be a sensitive ally to people of color? Sabrina “Heymiss Progress” Madison offers a class for white women. Read more

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Michael Kienitz

Festge Park is an example of how volunteer labor from “oddballs” can restore an area to its natural state. Read more

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Beth Skogen

The decades-old Madison Contra Dance has moved away from traditional gender roles, but all Larks and Ravens alike all welcome. Read more

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Ingrid Laas

Ed Asner stops in Madison to help raise money for The Progressive, one of the nation’s oldest magazines. Read more

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Chris Bacarella

Gwendolyn Rice, Isthmus theater critic, creates her own show. “Miss American Pie” combines a history of xenophobia with the story of a friendship with a Muslim woman — and a lesson in how to bake delicious apple rum raisin pie. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Wisconsin has a thriving pro wrestling scene. Staff writer Dylan Brogan crosses the Rubicon to check it out. Read more

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Kori Feener

People show off their house cats at a Sun Prairie Cat show. Read more

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Chris Bacarella

The Madison Gay Hockey Association is known world-wide for being inclusive of everyone. This November, its first deaf player took the ice. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

While on a F-35 fact-finding mission in Vermont, Madison elected officials and activists took a break to throw some axes. Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

Cat Capellaro sat in on Hanna Bruer’s live painting events at HotelRed on Gallery Night. Read more

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Christopher Klinge

Sip and Stargaze gave revelers a chance to see the heavens from Parthenon’s roof. Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

UW-Madison’s Hamel Music Center will celebrate its grand opening this weekend. But first, some fine tuning happened. Even this was better with an audience. Read more

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Joe Tarr

An estimated 1 billion birds die every year after flying into glass on buildings. The deaths are preventable. And the Madison Audubon Society, UW-Madison and an army of volunteers are trying to make buildings safer for feathered friends. Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

The street artist, Triangulador, has found his canvas with old mattresses and couches that people toss to the curb. Although most of his work is displayed for just a few days or minutes, his colorful creations have attracted fans. Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

Joe Willie Smith believes everyone can be an artist and finds everyday objects musical. With a little help from his new friends, he created an instrument from objects found at Promega’s campus. Read more

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Amy Stocklein

To help reduce plastic pollution, Troy Kids’ Garden created a machine that can recycle plastic. Read more

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Victoria Davis

Created in 1974, “Dungeons & Dragons” was once considered a game just for geeks and nerds. But the game has endured, and everyone is welcome in the dungeon of “Mad Magic.” Read more

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Catherine Capellaro

John Barker, longtime Isthmus classical music critic, has retired from his duties. The Middleton Community Orchestra lauds him by dedicating the fall season to him and presenting a concert in his home, at Capitol Lakes. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Prairie du Sac again hosted the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw — an annual tradition that staff writer Dylan Brogan steps in for this week’s Snapshot. Read more

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