August 2017

August 2017 Issue
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Eric Thomas Wolever

Eric Thomas Wolever work
Photo by Eric Thomas Wolever

I was surprised when I met Eric Thomas Wolever. His paintings bear PVC wicker lawn chairs, white picket fences, and 1976 Ford Sedans. I expected a man 30 years his senior since I read those images as reflections of a literal past, a youth belonging to a time dead now for 40 years. What I found was a younger man—a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a Master’s in Fine Arts—whose shoulders bear the places that have grown him as if they are his bones themselves.

Millennium Soccer Club

kids playing soccer
Photo by John Kalson

Building community through soccer is what the Millennium Soccer Club (MSC) has been doing in South Madison since 2001. MSC’s goal is to bring affordable and accessible organized youth soccer to Madison’s low-income, ethnically diverse neighborhoods. The Club was founded by Dan Wood, a social worker with Madison’s public schools, and Kelly Pochop, former special education teacher at Memorial High School, after discussions with parents, community leaders, school district personnel, and soccer supporters. In 16 years, the program has served more than 1,500 elementary school children with a fall, spring, and summer soccer program.

Brickhouse BBQ

Brickhouse BBQ restaurant
Photo by Eric Tadsen

As Madison’s “downtown home for down home cooking,” Brickhouse BBQ offers up a daily mountain of pulled pork, tender brisket, and smoky racks of ribs, all started in the wee hours of the morning under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Brad Anderson.

Norske Nook: The Pie Stands Alone

Norske Nook pies
Photo by Eric Tadsen

When Wisconsin’s fourth Norske Nook opened in downtown DeForest 18 months ago, the restaurant and bakery was already famous for its Norwegian food and American favorites at its three locations in northern Wisconsin. Known for lefse wraps, Norwegian pancakes, and homemade pies, the owners of the newest location hoped that locals would embrace their dream. They needn’t have worried.

From the Editor

Millennium Soccer Club
Photo by John Kalson

Here we are with the end of summer upon us, and here we are producing our last quarterly issue. Both simultaneously bring about a little melancholy for what is ending with a good dose of excitement for what is to come.

Badgers, Muskies, and Dopplebocks

barley
Photo by Kyle Jacobson

Wisconsinites–—we’re proud of many aspects of our state: our parks, universities, dairy and other local foods, ancestry, and the Green Bay Packers to name a few. We’re also proud of our beers, but visiting microbrew enthusiasts aren’t always so impressed. They might be a hophead—an IPA enthusiast obsessed with IBUs and hoppy bitterness—or they may prefer maximum funk from sours and other brewing trends. Do we in Wisconsin do IPAs and sours? Absolutely. But where some of our most capable brewers shine is in their abilities to tie unique flavors back to the tradition they were brewed in. And when it comes to Lagers, we give the West Coast a run for its barley.

Blind Romance

blinds in living room
Photo by Hunter Douglas

Of the components that contribute to a room’s character, window treatments can play a starring role. Not only do they filter light and control views, they can also create a sense of mystique and drama. Among the most effective for setting atmosphere are blinds and shutters. Think film noir, where black-and-white movies exploit the contrast between light and shadow. Venetian blinds were common props on sets, often in the foreground of a seductive silhouette.

Take It Outside

patio
Photo by ZDA, Inc.

As early as the robin returns and magnolia trees begin their awe-inspiring flower display, Wisconsinites are transitioning to their summer wardrobes and planning outdoor activities. From April to October, the backyard can provide enchanting spaces for entertaining, playing, and relaxing. Outdoor living spaces vary widely in size, from bistro tables tucked away in a garden to a patio situated within an expansive landscape. The key to successful outdoor spaces is not found purely in aesthetics, but also in spaces that are inviting, comfortable, and supportive of your interests.

The Towns Building

Historic photo

Enthusiastic fans at a professional football or baseball game, NASCAR race, or college basketball game might be twirling a rally towel in the stands to show support for their favorite team. They may be using a towel with their team’s logo at the gym, or showing pride in their alma mater by taking a school branded beach towel to their local pool. These fans probably don’t realize those towels come from a company that has its roots in Baraboo—a company that began as George O. McArthur & Son.

Dog Park Etiquette

Dogs playing with ball

I love taking my dog, Scout, to the dog park. There are eight off-leash dog parks in Madison, two in Verona, two in Middleton, one in Monona, one in McFarland, and a future one coming to Fitchburg. Scout can play with other dogs, greet people, and wear himself out, and I enjoy the fresh air, sun, talking with other dog owners, and playing name that breed.

Deserved Recognition

doctor

Share the Health is a Madison clinic that offers free consultative gynecologic care and procedures in Dane and surrounding counties to uninsured women in need of treatment that is not provided by other providers who serve low-resource families. The procedures are thousands of dollars, which is much too expensive. These women then delay needed care, often leading to more complex problems, including preventable cancers. Share the Health patients are most often referred by clinics who have served low-resource families for decades, before Share the Health existed. Share the Health serves to support these clinics’ outstanding efforts, which are the bedrock of healthcare, as they address disparities that exist due to care barriers. These clinics deserve recognition for their service to patients, families, community, and women’s health needs.

Maddie's Felines in Treatment

Mac, the 1,000th F.I.T. Center admission
Photo by Dane County Humane Society

It’s Tuesday, May 2, and a two-month-old kitten, Mac, has become the 1,000th cat admission at Maddie’s Felines In Treatment (F.I.T.) Center at Dane County Humane Society (DCHS). He, along with his 10 littermates, look like normal playful kittens until you notice the hair loss and lesions around their paws and ears. To DCHS admitting staff, this is an early indication of dermatophyte (ringworm), a highly contagious fungus that can be transmitted across species, including dogs and humans.

CLUCK The Chicken Store

inside store
Photo by Eric Tadsen

When visitors come through the front door at CLUCK the Chicken Store in Paoli, their first words are often, “What’s a chicken store?”

Iconi Interiors

Iconi showroom
Photo by Eric Tadsen

Coni Marotz, owner of Iconi Interiors, believes interesting and eclectic interior design is possible for all. “We have something here for everyone and every budget,” says Coni, who opened the doors in 2008 and will celebrate her business’ 10th anniversary in Spring 2018.

Historic Haunts

Chances
Photo by Green Concierge Travel

You not only need be curious but also a bit brave to intentionally visit a place that has a reputation of being haunted. I’m not superstitious, but I do believe that matter is neither created nor destroyed, which would leave things open after we leave this earth as a corporeal being. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, here are a few places to visit for good stories and a history lesson.

An Apple a Day is an Rx Away: How Willy Street Co-op is Ushering Change with a Groundbreaking Program

Willy Street Co-op group
Photo by The Creative Company

We have all heard the adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but Willy Street Co-op took the wisdom and the research behind the message into the public health and consumer arenas. Although in order to get the apple, people will first need a doctor.

Issues

November 2018

arts
Craig Clifford
John/Christine Designs
community
Barbara Boustead
Community Shares of Wisconsin
Holiday Food Drives
Perfect Fooding
Spirit of Giving
dining
Lombardino's
editor
From the Editor
finance
Charitable Planning
food & beverage
Drumlin Ridge Winery
Lambic Disorder
landmark
Woman's Building
nonprofit
Days For Girls
pets
Pet Rescue Groups
travel
Giving Back: Honor Flights
well-being
Making a Difference at DAIS

September 2018

arts
Deb Gottschalk
Woodland Studios
community
Ho-Chunk
No More!
Self-Improv-ment Level Three
Stoughton Opera House
dining
Athens Grill
editor
From the Editor
finance
Youth & Money
food & beverage
Chinese Grocery Stores
Frabjous Hubs of Influence
landmark
Hotel Ruby Marie
nonprofit
ARCW
REACH-A-Child
pets
Diabetes in Cats
travel
New Glarus
well-being
Community Matters When the Goal is Liberation

July 2018

arts
Fine Arts in Fitchburg: Agora Art Fair
Kay Myers
community
Self-Improv-ment: Level Two
Shame
dining
Fuegos
editor
From the Editor
finance
Passive Income
food & beverage
Art of Cafe: Breweries and the Prolific
home
Water Wise Landscapes
landmark
Cambridge Historic School Museum
nonprofit
Madison Reading Project
WWBIC
pets
Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome
travel
Impact of Travel
well-being
Board and Mind Games
Children and Trauma
Tips for Preserving Cognition

May 2018

arts
Jeff Zimpel
community
Chads
Self-Improv-ment
editor
From the Editor
entertainment
Betty Lou Cruises
Ultimate Frisbee
finance
Smart Way to Save for Travel, Vacations, and Kids Activities
food & beverage
See the Beer, Hear the Beer, Taste the Beer
home
Perennial Favorites
landmark
Breese Stevens Field
nonprofit
Engage. Educate. Empower.
pets
A Tick's Story
shopping
Grills, Grills, Grills
Rutabaga Paddlesports
travel
Camping
well-being
Domestic Violence

March 2018

arts
Brian Kluge
community
Atlas Improv Co.
People Pleaser
dining
Off Broadway Drafthouse
editor
From the Editor
finance
Wealthy Living
food & beverage
Is Brewing Now in Session?
Juice Bars
home
Natural Healing
landmark
Quisling Clinic
pets
Inappropriate Urination
shopping
Deconstruction Inc.
well-being
Capital Fitness
Dentists and ER Doctors Work Together to Ease Patients’ Pain While Reducing Opioid Usage
Importance of Sleep
Rainbow Project

January 2018

arts
S.V. Medaris
community
An Introduction: Sandy Eichel
Feeding Our Community
dining
Sugar River Pizza Company
Vintage Brewing Company
editor
From the Editor
finance
Financial Planning for the Finer Things in Life
food & beverage
Bunky's Catering
Chocolate
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
travel
Turning the Tables: Table to Farm

November 2017

arts
Rachelle Miller
community
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
shopping
Monroe Street Framing
travel
Stay Merry with Music

August 2017

arts
Eric Thomas Wolever
community
Millennium Soccer Club
dining
Brickhouse BBQ
Norske Nook
editor
From the Editor
food & beverage
Badgers, Muskies, and Dopplebocks
home
Blind Romance
Take It Outside
landmark
Towns Building
pets
Dog Park Etiquette
service
Deserved Recognition
Maddie's Felines in Treatment
shopping
CLUCK The Chicken Store
Iconi Interiors
travel
Historic Haunts
well-being
An Apple a Day is an Rx Away



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