Author: Laura Jones

Stoughton Opera House is worth the trek

Classic, renovated venue in downtown Stoughton

If you’ve never been to the Stoughton Opera House—or think “It’s all banjos and cowboy hats,” says director Bill Brehm—then you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The Opera House bills itself as “Southern Wisconsin’s most charming theatre,” and its blend of historical features and contemporary updates makes it an exciting venue worth the trip.

Pie guy has baking process nailed down

Doyle-Horney makes award-winning recipes

At 7:00 a.m. on a cold and drizzly day, Jeff Doyle-Horney is already well into his twice-a-week morning groove, listening to bluegrass in the kitchen of Gates & Brovi. 

Where to find Wisconsin's effigy mounds

Wisconsin—and particularly the "four lakes"...

Wisconsin—and particularly the “four lakes” area around Madison—has the highest concentration of effigy mounds in North America and probably the world. 

An Ode to John Nolen Drive

The iconic thoroughfare curving past Lake...

The iconic thoroughfare curving past Lake Monona reminds us where we are and where we’re going.

Standing ovation for Ovation 309

The new luxury apartment complex is exciting...

The new luxury apartment complex is exciting and fresh with many amenities and amazing views.

Couple creates eclectic home on the Rock River

Robert and Tricia Nelson's Prairie-style home,...

Robert and Tricia Nelson's Prairie-style home, nicknamed Kingfisher, features wide floor-to-ceiling windows with a perfect view of the river.

2015 Fall Arts Preview: Dance

Expert picks on the best of what the fall dance...

Expert picks on the best of what the fall dance season—and beyond—has to offer.

A legend reborn at The Statehouse

The Edgewater restaurant continues traditions

Rarely do remakes exceed the allure of the original, but the reincarnated Edgewater does indeed.

The state of our schools 2014

Our annual education report

The Madison Metropolitan School District sharpens its focus on the challenges to implementing changes.

Learning to just love

A story of fear, change and hope

The night Smoody was shot in my red Mercury Villager, my life irreversibly changed.

Robert Gillingham

Robert Gillingham age 73 of Colchester, passed away at 5:20 A.M. Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.