From the Editor

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Welcome to our first Open Air Issue. I find this topic very exciting because I love things that take us outdoors, and it signals the arrival of spring!

Rutabaga Paddlesports is the perfect resource when equipping yourself for outdoor activities. Their expertise lies not only in everything paddlesports, but also camping and snowshoeingfrom gear and clothing to transportation and storage. Youll also be impressed by their commitment and hard work to positively impact our community.

You may feel like youve seen it all in Madison, but if you havent toured Wisconsins capital city by water, youve missed perhaps the most beautiful perspective. Betty Lou Cruises offers a variety of dining cruises that are open to the public or privately chartered. Its an outing you and friendsold and newwill remember and want to make a tradition.

The history of Breese Stevens Field is fascinating, and the abundance of activities available there for you to experience are plentiful: concerts, community festivals, and sporting events. We tell you about both in our Breese Stevens article.

Breese Stevens Field is also home to the Madison Radicals, one of the top teams in the American Ultimate Disc League. Many people are unaware of their success, as well as the other ultimate opportunities offered in our area. We attempt to do our part to change that with our ultimate article.

We also have more Open Air topics along with our regular features. In addition, this issue introduces a new series about the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) organization. The work they do is so important, and we want to do our part to continue to spread the word.

Until next issue, enjoy some air time!

Amy Johnson