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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011

The growth of local distilleries

Wisconsin distilleries, a relatively new trend, focus on small-batch, specialty spirits and liqueurs. These craft distillers stretch their creative chops to make exceptional products without rushing production. This means patrons may occasionally...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011

Wisconsin is also home to wineries

When most people think of wine country, California's many vineyards and wineries come to mind. But Wisconsin residents and visitors don't have to trek across the country to follow a wine trail. Our state has a thriving wine industry all its own...
Eat & Drink
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011

'Cheers' to 39 years

The festival season in Wisconsin doesn't end when the leaves begin to turn colors. Cedarburg's Wine & Harvest Festival offers opportunities to enjoy live outdoor music while sipping wine or beer, sampling tasty foods and browsing the wares of local...
A&E Feature
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bristol Renaissance Faire runs weekends July 9-Sept. 5

The Bristol Renaissance Faire is a pleasant place to forget your 21st-century cares with 16th-century frivolity. This popular summer destination event is set in...
A&E Feature
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bringing Milwaukee together through storytelling

Whether it's humorous, touching, instructive or entertaining, everybody has a story to tell. And communities have always come together around shared storytelling. Over time, strangers may become neighbors because of these common narratives. With that idea in mind, Ex Fabula, a Milwaukee group...
Off the Cuff
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011
Approximately 35 million people suffer from some degree of temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly called TMJ. For more than two decades Terrie Cowley, president and co-founder of the TMJ Association (TMJA), has been striving to raise awareness, advocate for TMJ patients' rights, and...
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010
Ten years ago, poet, author and spoken word performance artist Dasha Kelly wanted to make a positive change in Milwaukee. She gathered several talented artists and offered their artistic educational skills to area schools under the name Still Waters Collective (SWC). Over the years the group has grown to offer in-school programs...
Off the Cuff
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010
Richard Thieme, part author, part techno-philosopher, has been writing and speaking for 20 years about technology and its effects on our culture. In the 1980s, when the era of personal home computers was in its infancy, he recognized that we were on the cusp of a technological revolution. He identified computers as an influence in our society...