November 2017

November 2017 Issue
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Rachelle Miller

wall art
Photo by Rachelle Miller

Winnebago Studios is a rabbit hole to navigate. The warehouse turned artist facility is a seemingly impenetrable block, unmarked save one tarp listing its name. Inside, unlabelled personal studios stud concrete hallways littered with random work. The place is desolate. Tucked behind a corner sits Studio Z. From the outside, it’s the darkest, smallest unit in the complex. How could life thrive in this most ignored spot? Faint music begins to answer as the door opens to a bright space housing diatoms, quartz, seed pods, and conch shells in generous shades of teal, emerald, and scarlet. The room is an eden, and its gardener, Rachelle MilIer, a warm welcome.

Common Wealth Development

Yahara River View Apartments-60 Unit housing on East Main Street and the Yahara River.
Photo by Common Wealth Development, Inc.

Common Wealth Development, Inc. has been supporting and preserving the vitality of neighborhoods in the Madison metropolitan area since 1979. Its current executive director, Justice Casteñeda, has been at the helm of the nonprofit organization since February of this year. He took over from Marianne Morton, who retired after more than 35 years. As Justice considers the future of his organization, within a framework of racial justice and health equity, he thinks about healthy housing, equitable economic development, and sustainable land use.

Nick's Restaurant

Dino’s Arugula Burger
Photo by Eric Tadsen

Like a lot of children who grow up in a family-owned business, Dino Christ knew it was only a matter of time before he and his brother, Tom, took over their parents’ restaurant. But unlike many second-generation owners, Dino knew better than to change much at Nick’s Restaurant on State Street. A local institution since 1959, Nick’s is famous for its old-fashioned booths, celebrity sightings, and the smell of made-from-scratch food.

OM Indian Fusion Cuisine

Kadai Paneer
Photo by Eric Tadsen

Open just little more than a year, OM Indian Fusion Cuisine on the east side of Madison has quickly risen to the top of the list in a capital city already known for its stellar Indian restaurants.

From the Editor

Lizard
Photo by Dane County Humane Society

Welcome to our first bimonthly issue! We look forward to visiting you more frequently with stories of area businesses, organizations, and people. We were motivated to do this because you asked for it and because we have more to give.

Fisher King Winery

Lounge area
Photo by Eric Tadsen

“If it tastes good, it is good.” That’s the measure of a quality wine according to Alwyn Fitzgerald, founder of Fisher King Winery.

Gluten-Free Your Mind

Alt Brew beer and barrel
Photo by Kyle Jacobson

“I don’t like beer.” A dagger to the heart, but understandable when coming from someone with celiac disease. Having an autoimmune disease that allows gluten to damage the small intestine creates a reasonable enough barrier between beer and the drinker. When it comes to the available options for the gluten-intolerant…heck, I’ve tried some gluten-free beers in the past and thought I was sick. Brewmaster Trevor Easton of Alt Brew points out the main reason for the stigma is the overuse of sorghum. “A lot of the gulten-free beers had a huge sorghum punch to them.” As Chad & Jeremy wrote, “But that was yesterday and yesterday’s gone.”

The Fireplace Professionals

Fireplace
Photo by The Fireplace Professionals, Inc.

On a crisp autumn evening, what could be better than sitting in front of a fireplace in your living room and enjoying the warmth radiating from the flames? Add a companion, a glass of wine, some soft music in the background, and the picture is complete.

Kids Need Nature

Children embracing the irresistible call to roll down a hill
Photo by ZDA, Inc.

Over the past few decades, children have spent less and less time in nature. Our grandparents did not return home from playing outside until sunset, something parents of today cannot fathom. At present, most children’s outside experiences are highly structured. Be it a brief school recess or sports practice, children no longer have the opportunity to create their own imaginative outdoor worlds. This trend has resulted in what author Richard Louv called nature deficit disorder, a condition with real health consequences. The cure is simple: bring kids back to nature.

Hoff Mall

Hoff Mall entry
Photo by Hoff Mall

Developer Joe Gallina used to drive through Mount Horeb from Madison on his way to ski at Tyrol Basin. He would have breakfast at Schubert’s Café, where he could look upon the historic Hoff Department Store across the street. At that time, Joe was remodeling older buildings into apartments and saw a business opportunity with the store. Enter University of Wisconsin–Extension Professor (now emeritus) and Dane County Development Specialist Dennis Domack. The professor had conducted studies of economic growth in smaller communities and helped bring in business to those places. He connected Joe to Lyle Johnson, who owned the store building. Lyle was ready to retire and had already closed the store he had operated for 36 years.

Arthritis Pain in Cats and Dogs

Dog
Photo by Dane County Humane Society

“Ouch!” The typical response when you stub your toe, but when you have muscle pain the day after a pickup soccer game, you might just groan, move slower, or simply pop an ibuprofen to get on with your day. Cats and dogs have similar reactions to pain. Acute, sudden pain will often cause them to vocalize, but when pain is low grade and chronic, it can be hard to know they’re uncomfortable.

Building a More Humane Future

Ursula...the classroom bearded dragon, introduces herself to campers
Photo by Dane County Humane Society

Summer was a busy, yet exciting time at Dane County Humane Society (DCHS). Hundreds of baby wild animals were brought to the Wildlife Center, dozens of kittens found new homes, and the shelter was abuzz every week with 40 campers eager to learn. These kids were a part of Camp Pawprint - Summer Break and came to the shelter for week-long day camps where they interacted with a variety of animals, learned about diverse animal careers, and completed shelter service projects.

Healthcare: It's Complicated

providing healthcare

While efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act are behind us for now [as of this writing], and Congress is looking ahead at fixes to address increasing premiums and unstable insurance markets, we can all be certain of one thing when it comes to healthcare: the need for free clinics.

A Creative Instinct: Monroe Street Framing Strives to Take Artistic Chances for its Customers

showroom
Photo by Eric Tadsen

It started with a one- by one-half-inch newspaper ad in 1998 that read “Experienced Picture Framer Wanted.” No store name. No address. Just the phone number. Michelle Waldeck came across the ad for a part-time picture framer at Monroe Street Framing. “I took out the yellow pages and looked up the address,” Michelle says, who has owned the shop since 2007. “They thought I was too young, but I was persistent.”

Stay Merry with Music

Nutcracker dancers
Photo by Natalie Armstrong

What makes you feel joyous, light hearted, and merry through end-of-year holidays and winter’s dark days? You can ask my husband and he’ll confirm I cannot contain my excitement and anticipation during the opening bars of the Overture to The Nutcracker ballet by Tchaikovsky. The original story by Hoffmann is somewhat dark, but the ballet exudes holiday festive spirit.

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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