• Cold Comfort

    Summertime, and the sweet treats are freezing

    Ever meet a person who doesn’t like ice cream? Me, neither. Ice cream is a great uniter of people. All religions, creeds, races, nationalities and ages agree … we are happy to indulge in a scoop, whether it be gelato, soy-based, frozen custard or the old-style creamy stuff. Movie-makers would have us believe that every […]

  • From the editor

    Spring’s Promise

    History’s biggest lesson might be the success of hope.

  • Greening the White House

    Madison woman wins national grassroots vote to send 
a farmer to transform lawn into organic garden.

  • The Natural Gardener

    Greetings, gardeners! Let the season begin! The landscape is budding, lawns are greening and nurseries and garden centers beckon. May is a month of promise, but it can also be daunting because now it’s time to turn winter gardening dreams, visions and plans into reality. Did you see winter slip by without making plans? Take […]

  • Simply Health

    More Matters

    On any given day, 45 percent of children eat no fruit, and 20 percent eat less than one serving of vegetables.

  • Spring Cleaning

    It’s a great time to unburden yourself and get rid of clutter.

  • The Budget Gourmet

    Spring for Fun

    Getting friends involved in chopping, tearing, and piping is a terrific way to interact. Let everyone grab a glass of local wine or craft beer and invite them to pick up a knife or pastry bag.

  • Tidbits

    News You Need to Know

    “It was once suggested, to illustrate the chaotic and unpredictable way in which natural systems behave, that the beat of a butterfly’s wing in China can eventually trigger a hurricane in the Atlantic.” -- -The Economist, 8 September 2007.

  • Baloney on Wry

    Love Endures

    Though the pace of change is unrelenting, some things never change.

  • Pantry Raid

    Puttin’ on the grits!

    Coarse grain’s delicious versatility makes it a perfect fit for your pantry.

  • Review

    The Sky is Falling! at Danceworks

    The concept of falling —whether in love, out of love, off bridges or off a bike–creates an intriguing performance through the Danceworks, Inc. production of The Wide Sky is Falling! , which closed out the 2008-09 season at their studio theater last weekend. The program collaborated the choreography of Artistic Director Dani Kuepper together with […]

  • Upcoming Events for the Week of April 6th, 2009

    April 6, 2009 Community & Economic Development April 6, 2009 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system.The Community and Economic Development Committee […]