February 2015

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Richard Judd: Maintaining Flexibility

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Photo by Richard Judd

Of all the artists I’ve met or known, furniture maker Richard Judd is easily the most positive. He is warm and welcoming as I enter the Zazen Gallery in Paoli, Wisconsin, where he is both gallery owner and furniture maker. The gallery features a collection of the work of American artists and represents the friendships Richard has made and cultivated while exhibiting at art fairs nationally since 1983.

A Pig in a Fur Coat: Fine Dining Without the Fuss

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Photo by Eric Tadsen

When owners Bonnie Arent and Chef Daniel Bonanno opened A Pig In A Fur Coat on Williamson Street in 2012, the restaurant’s unusual name turned a head or two. These days, it’s the food that’s making a name all by itself.

Captain Bill’s: Classic Dining

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Photo by Eric Tadsen

Clam Chowder, Crab Cakes, and Coconut Shrimp—for 22 years, this trifecta of menu magic has made Captain Bill’s restaurant on Lake Mendota in Middleton the go-to place for seafood and family dining.

Every Drop Counts

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Photo by Bryant Moroder

In 2012, as steam tunnels were being replaced in front of Wisconsin’s Historical Society, construction workers uncovered a 9-foot-deep by 30-foot-diameter cistern. Although a relatively surprising discovery because of its size, it’s not uncommon to hear stories of cisterns in many of the basements of Madison’s oldest neighborhoods.

Snow, Snow, Snow or Winter Wonderland

Photo by ZDA, Inc.

In the depth of winter with snow piled high, treacherous walks, and grey dark days, don’t despair! This is a magical time when problems lie bare, solutions are clear, and spring is near. This is a time to dream and to plan; a time to monitor where snow piles and drifts, where ice collects, and where views can be enhanced from the warmth of your home. With a bit of winter observation, you can rejuvenate your landscape after the spring thaw so that next winter your landscape will sparkle like new-fallen snow.

Step Inside the Remodeling Process

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Photo by NARI

During the four months remodelers built an addition onto our house, I was working at home. From my office window, I could see the contractor and his adult son carrying supplies and equipment onto the site. I admired the reliable rhythm of their days. They arrived promptly for an 8:00 a.m. start time, took a late-morning lunch break, and started cleanup in the early evening. In between, they clambered up ladders higher than I wanted to watch, carefully dismantled 100-year-old floorboards, arranged for subcontractors to saw through a 10” thick cement basement foundation, and nailed fresh pine boards into place for new walls.

Shed These Pet Myths: Your Dog or Cat Will Thank You

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Photo by Cara Lombardo

Dogs and cats are likely the most misunderstood family members among us. Having no easy way to communicate, we project human qualities onto them in an effort to understand. We trade internet memes of frowning cats (see feline celebrity “Grumpy Cat”), imagining them frustrated by premature holiday decorations, bad traffic, or overly cheerful coworkers. We laugh at YouTube compilations of dogs standing over shredded couches earnestly looking up at their owner (Google “Guilty Dogs”). We Facebook our cats stretching across the keyboards as we type, thinking “Penny doesn’t want me to write this paper either.”

International Crane Foundation

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Photo by DZ Johnson

Driving past the water slides of the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, you may be surprised to discover that on the other side of the interstate highway, closer to Baraboo, lives the International Crane Foundation (ICF), a world-renowned conservation center dedicated to the preservation of cranes. A charismatic species deeply revered by cultures across the world, cranes are facing threats of extinction. Today, 11 of the world’s 15 species are considered threatened or endangered.

Lidtke Motors

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Photo by Eric Tadsen

Celebrating 60 years of service this year, Lidtke Motors in Beaver Dam is more dedicated than ever to providing luxury Lincoln vehicles with top-quality customer service. “It’s a big decision and big investment to buy a car—especially a Lincoln. We help our customers through the process, so it’s comfortable and most importantly, enjoyable,” says Tim Welch, General Manager. A division of the Ford Motor Company, Lincoln is known for luxury sedans, crossover SUVs, and the Lincoln Navigator sport utility vehicle. On their lot, Lidtke Motors offers a range of new vehicles—all Lincoln models—as well as pre-owned—a mix of Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and other makes.

Sarah B.

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Photo by Eric Tadsen

Madison’s only full-service stationery and gift boutique, Sarah B. is one seriously fun shop. Tucked in a quaint two-story building on Monroe Street, Sarah B. offers stationery, luxury gifts, gift wrapping services, and home and entertaining goods. But the fun and whimsy does not stop there. Christmas may be over, but this family-run boutique continues to offer a constantly rotating selection of seasonal décor, cards, and gifts for every holiday.

Natural Inspiration: Bennett, Wright, & Muir

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Photo by Green Concierge Travel

Wisconsin can inspire! Rolling hills, streams, bluffs of sandstone, white pines, and deciduous forests have been a source of inspiration for many over the years. The landscape has been reflected in art, architecture, literature, and photography.

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