WinterTimes 2024


Snuggle up to the fire and read our “WinterTimes,” a cavalcade of stories aimed at preventing cabin fever, whether the weather cooperates with traditional Wisconsin snowfalls or not. Veteran cross-country skier Mike Ivey surveys his favorite tracks, starting helpfully with those that can make snow. Rachel Werner focuses on ways to feel more upbeat in the days of early darkness. Darren Bush explains how you can have a stove in your tent, and “hot camp” in solitude and in comfort. For anyone who wants to get crafty indoors, Mel Hammond visits The Joinery, a Middleton makerspace specializing in high quality woodworking equipment, and Linda Falkenstein talks with Elizabeth Tucker, co-founder of the new Textile Arts Center of Madison, a makerspace for fiber artists. If you’re participating in Dry January, new contributor Ricki Millevolte has some ideas for combining fun nonalcoholic drinks with indoor activities — like axe throwing. Finally if you are looking for a comfy fire to kick back in front of, we have a list of five fun spots we love.

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