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Madison has a Local Radio Host (Again)

I used to love listening to Lee Rayburn on the Mic radio, even though it was a little early for me. It was a sad day when Lee left Madison and we lost a local radio host on commercial radio. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Book Festival: Spaghetti Corners Author Event

The Wisconsin Book Festival is going on now through Sunday, and as always, there are many great events–far too many to mention. I am highlighting one of the events because I happen to know this author and her work. If … Continue reading

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Fighting the Waste In, Waste Out Habit

I try to recycle what I can but there are times I really wish I didn’t get this stuff in the first place. I did a little searching around Madison and found some solutions to the clutter problem. Phone Books … Continue reading

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Rummage Season

Rummage season is well under way but we had to mention the all Maple Bluff rummage sale going on this Saturday in the village of Maple Bluff, 8 am-2 pm. Check it out if you can. I had the pleasure … Continue reading

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Salt-Water Pool, Beats Chlorine

As the heat beats down, more than one parent out there is thinking about taking the clan swimming. Here in Madison we’re fortunate to be nestled between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota, seated on the Yahara River and only a … Continue reading

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A Raised-Bed Garden in the Back Yard

My neighbors have been working on raised beds along the fence that separates their yard and the next neighbor over and I’ve become inspired to create my own raised beds. The main advantage as I see it is that you … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

Most of us have heard about inflation coming and that food prices will rise. The recent rise in gas prices alone makes it seem likely. Luckily there are things you can do to cut down on food expenditures. Consider a … Continue reading

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Echoes of A Long Ago Tragedy

One hundred years ago today the Triangle Factory caught fire and burned to the ground, taking the lives of 146 women. This happened before there were unions to oversee work place safety. The fire escapes were locked. The owners were … Continue reading

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Cure for what ails me

“Capitol Fever” In more ways than one I’ve got it. Been marching and yelling and pleading with lawmakers for going on two weeks now. My voice is raw and my heart is heavy. But also I’m really sick…upper respiratory infection … Continue reading

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Recycling plastic bottles vs tubs

Madison recycling happily takes plastic bottles but won’t touch tubs. They don’t explain why, and many people presume wrongly that it’s all about the number on the bottom of the item. And, this has caused a great deal of confusion. … Continue reading

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