May 2016

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Growing Wisconsin Creatively: Arts Wisconsin is Advocating for a Creative Economy

The Latino Arts Strings Program performs in Milwaukee
Photo by Arts Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, nearly 5.8 million people are involved in the arts, according to Anne Katz, executive director of Arts Wisconsin. If that number sounds large, it is; it’s the entire population of the state. “Everybody is involved in the arts in some way, whether they call themselves artists or not,” Anne says.

Emily Maryniak: Capturing Essence

Emily Maryniak's print
Photo by Emily Maryniak

Printmaking has been around for centuries. Even screen printing dates back to China between 960 and 1279. Mostly used in industry to produce advertising, concert posters, t-shirts, etc., screen printing is known as serigraphy by artists. This term distinguishes the artistic application of screen printing from its industrial uses, though artists do definitely create concert posters, t-shirts, pillows, stationary, and so forth.

Pianos for the Centuries

Piano keys
Photo by Eric Tadsen

Standing in the showroom at Farley’s House of Pianos is a stately 1914 Mason & Hamlin grand piano. This 9’ concert grand is one of only 17 pianos made with this particular cast-iron frame and scale design, and creates a sound prized by audiences and performers. After a 100-year performance history, it had fallen in disrepair. Fortunately the instrument found its way to Farley’s and a new life.

Feminism: Still Misunderstood Over 100 Years Later

Women

Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist, says, “It’s really easy to get a celebrity to say something stupid by bringing up feminism.” This is not a new phenomenon. In fact, much of what celebrities say about feminism today is eerily similar to quotes from the early 20th century.

Jordandal Cookhouse: A New Take on Farm-To-Fork Dining

Inside Jordandal Cookhouse
Photo by Eric Tadsen

When’s the last time a farmer—an actual farmer—delivered dinner to your restaurant table? At Jordandal Cookhouse in Verona, farmer and owner Carrie Johnson takes her own home-cooked and homegrown food to tables every day, giving new meaning to the term “farm-to-fork dining.”

Building a Beer Republic Belgian Beer

Bar at Ale Asylum
Photo by Ale Asylum

As life inspires beer, so too does beer inspire life. Just look at John French Sloan’s McSorely’s Bar and Edouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergere. Like no other ales can, Belgian beer spurns conversations ranging from the tangible to the surreal, and all these conversations carry the potential to grow into something incredible. A state of mind, if not altered, rests in the realm of consistency and expectation. The realm of reliable comfort. When the right people get inspired, for better or worse, all that can be swept away.

Calliope: Ice Cream for Adults

Calliope Ice Cream ingredients
Photo by Eric Tadsen

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Of course some of us scream a little louder than others after opening the freezer to discover the kids have once again eaten what we thought was our own private stash of Graham Cracker Calliope Ice Cream. Even though it may be billed as “ice cream for adults,” this local, small-batch ice cream tastes so good it has a loyal following with parents and children alike.

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Adopt Juustoleipa As Their Own

Juustoleipa
Photo by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.

Imagine having the fate of your marriage depend on the quality of your mother’s cheese-making skills. That’s how it used to be in Scandinavia, where, legend has it, mothers of unmarried daughters once offered suitors a cup of coffee with homemade juustoleipa, and if the man complimented the cheese, he got the option to marry the daughter.

Buzz About Gardening for Bees and Butterflies

Native Bumble Bee on Native Cone Flower
Photo by Betsie Haynes Photography

Why garden for bugs? Truth be known, we can’t live without them. But can they continue to live with us? Loss of habitat and unforeseen consequences from insecticides and herbicides are contributing to increased colony collapse in bees and frightful population declines of butterflies and other beneficial insects. To stem this steep decline, we need to shift our thinking of insects as enemies to insects as allies. It may be up to all of us to provide plants, water, and shelter for the pollinators we depend on.

Planning a Successful Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Remodel
Photo by Sweeney Construction

Invite people into your home and invariably the group ends up in the kitchen. It’s the room that seems to nurture relationships as much as it nurtures our bodies, and careful consideration of your kitchen’s layout and accoutrements will impact large and small details of your daily life.

University of Wisconsin Dairy Barn

University of Wisconsin Dairy Barn with cows
Photo by UW–Madison Archives

The first barn in the country to be designated as a National Historic Landmark, in 2005, was built on the west side of the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus in 1898. The Dairy Barn, 1915 Linden Drive, was designed by architect J.T.W. Jennings of Chicago. Its style was based on barns that could be seen in Normandy, France, at the time. The Dairy Barn was unique because it had a basement and three floors, plus a cylindrical silo with a water tank above it. The round silo, a common sight on today’s farms, was an experiment then. A ramp on the outside of the building leading up to the third floor permitted hay to be hauled by horses to the top floor and then dropped down to the cows below. Other sections that were part of the original Dairy Barn included two livestock barns set perpendicular and attached to the rear of the main barn and a classroom/livestock judging arena between the two livestock barns. Much to the public’s amazement, the Dairy Barn was lighted with electricity.

Meet the Madison Mounted Horse Patrol

Madison Mounted Horse Patrol group
Photo by Chad Becker

Madison is unique in many ways: its isthmus, its Badger fans, and its pride in supporting local businesses, just to name a few. Add to this list the Madison Mounted Horse Patrol. Many might not know Madison has one, but since 2008, five dutiful steeds have been supported through the nonprofit Friends of Madison Mounted Horse Patrol.

Porchlight Products

Cutting beans at Porchlight
Photo by Porchlight, Inc.

Vietnam veteran and current Porchlight resident Wil Ayotte starts the day by prepping fruits and vegetables for chopping. All the ingredients are from Madison-area farmers. After the ingredients are chopped, they will be canned and pickled in 8-, 12-, and 16-ounce jars of sauerkraut, strawberry rhubarb jam, and applesauce. These products, and other items, will then be distributed to local grocery stores and restaurants.

American Provenance

Owner of American Provenance
Photo by Eric Tadsen

Kyle LaFond credits “stinky” middle school boys as the inspiration for his company, American Provenance, manufacturer of all-natural personal care products in rural Mount Horeb.

Cars in Wisconsin

Country road in Wisconsin
Photo by Sylvia Eisenmann, Courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Transporation

Driving along, we approach the crest of a hill lined with trees. Where our road intersects another is a brown and yellow sign telling us we’re on a “Rustic Road.” Spontaneously, we turn right onto the new road, and I check the map to find out where we are heading.

Substance Abuse Expert Amy Mosher-Garvey On Parenting Teens

Teen wearing sneakers

Imagine you’re the parent of a teenager—perhaps you are—and you open the door to your teenager’s room and find him or her leaning out the window smoking pot. Or you’re sitting in the living room late on a Saturday when your teenager staggers in the front door, obviously drunk, and seems surprised to find you still awake. Situations where parents suddenly come face-to-face with their teenager’s drug or alcohol use happen all the time. What happens next depends on the parent.

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May 2018

arts
Jeff Zimpel
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Chads
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editor
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Breese Stevens Field
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March 2018

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Brian Kluge
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Atlas Improv Co.
People Pleaser
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Off Broadway Drafthouse
editor
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Quisling Clinic
pets
Inappropriate Urination
shopping
Deconstruction Inc.
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Importance of Sleep
Rainbow Project

January 2018

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S.V. Medaris
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An Introduction: Sandy Eichel
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dining
Sugar River Pizza Company
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editor
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finance
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food & beverage
Bunky's Catering
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Conscious Carnivore
Weizening Up, to Wit: Wheat Beers
home
Think Outside the Box
landmark
American Exchange Bank
pets
Dangerous Food for Pets
service
New Tricks for All Dogs at Dane County Humane Society
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Turning the Tables: Table to Farm

November 2017

arts
Rachelle Miller
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Common Wealth
dining
Nick's Restaurant
OM Indian Fusion Cuisine
editor
From the Editor
food & beverage
Fisher King Winery
Gluten-Free Your Mind
home
Fireplace Professionals
Kids Need Nature
landmark
Hoff Mall
pets
Arthritis Pain in Cats and Dogs
service
Building a More Humane Future
Healthcare: It's Complicated
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Monroe Street Framing
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Stay Merry with Music

August 2017

arts
Eric Thomas Wolever
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Millennium Soccer Club
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Brickhouse BBQ
Norske Nook
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Blind Romance
Take It Outside
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Towns Building
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Dog Park Etiquette
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Deserved Recognition
Maddie's Felines in Treatment
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CLUCK The Chicken Store
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May 2017

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David R. Harper
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Bayview Foundation
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R.P. Adler's
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Blonde Ales
Metcalfe's
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Scent of a Garden
Treasuring Trees
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Environmental Enrichment
service
Wild Side of Dane County Humane Society
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When the Circus Comes to Town
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February 2017

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Tim O'Neill
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Line of Fire: Somebody's Children
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Otto's
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Montchevre Goat Cheese
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Benjamin Plumbing Creates a Splash
Joy of Gardening
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Paoli Mill Terrace & Park
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Pet Allergies
service
Madison Community Foundation
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Gingko Tree
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