Author: Celia Young

Have a good night's stay at a Madison hotel

Madison’s boutique hotel scene offers a few prime options for a close-to-home escape.

While the coronavirus may have nixed international and some cross-state travel, Madison’s boutique hotel scene offers a few prime options for a close-to-home escape.

Venture out to the ’burbs

While staying close to home, consider going on an adventure and get to know one of Madison’s nearby towns.

While staying close to home, consider going on an adventure and get to know one of Madison’s nearby towns.

5 B&Bs providing quality R&R

For a quiet and quaint stay, book a night at an area bed-and-breakfast.

For a quiet and quaint stay, book a night at an area bed-and-breakfast.

‘The Godfather of Green Bay’ 15 years later

Director Pete Schwaba talks about his indie film, newly added to Amazon Prime.

Recently added to Amazon Prime streaming, the characters in "The Godfather of Green Bay" nail the local flavor of the dairy state.

Fall reading recommendations from three local bookstores

From a novel set at the site of the Salem witch trials to a collection of children’s books, local bookstore experts have just the book for you this fall.

From a novel set at the site of the Salem witch trials to a collection of children’s books, local bookstore experts have just the book for you this fall.

Seven tips for managing stress during the pandemic

Our mental health is taking a beating. Here are several ways to regain control and feel better.

The pandemic is taking a toll on our mental health. Fortunately, there are a few easy steps to stay sane (or as sane as possible) in these troubling times.

Support State Street through new fund, plus 15 spots to shop now

If you can't shop State Street businesses right now, you can support BID's newly launched Downtown Madison Fund to revitalize downtown

If you can't shop State Street businesses right now, you can support BID's newly launched Downtown Madison Fund to revitalize downtown

Pandemic a mixed bag for drive-in movie theaters

While new drive-ins pop up around Milwaukee and Madison, an established one sees lower attendance.

As people limit their travel from home and as movie studios continue to delay releases or turn to streaming platforms, drive-in theaters may be as in danger as any small business during the pandemic.   

Funding sought for planned Verona bookstore and cafe

Ryan Kimmett hopes to open 'Kismet Books' in historic Matts House.

The would-be bookseller wants her store to help preserve a building which dates to around 1848, before the town of Verona got its name, according to the Verona Area Historical Society.

We finally(!) have some local food events again

From local beer to a South-East Asian eatery opening, check out 7 events going on this weekend in Madison's food scene.

From local beer to a South-East Asian eatery opening, check out 7 events going on this weekend in Madison's food scene.

Twisted Grounds offers coffee and community amid pandemic

The shop’s high ceilings, wing-back chairs and relaxed sitting area gives it the cozy feeling the owner hoped to create. 

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, owner Abby Padlock said she was impressed by strong community support for her new small business, Twisted Grounds.

New market brings Italian flavors to Waunakee

After COVID-19 forced the restaurant Eugenia Mazza was working at to close, she found a silver-lining: opening her own small business. 

After COVID-19 forced the restaurant Mazza was working at to close, she found a silver-lining: she finally had the time to open her own small business.