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A smart second life for Smart Studios

New owner turns the famous Madison recording space into a short-term rental.

New owner turns the famous Madison recording space into a short-term rental.

The ultimate guide to local picnics

From where to go to what to bring, celebrate all things local with a summer picnic.

A-tisket, a-tasket, here’s your guide to packing the perfect basket. From where to go to what to bring, celebrate all things local with a summer picnic.

The restoration of Brisbane House was a labor of love

The Brisbane House has been completely refurbished and reopened as an Airbnb by an arts leader with experience and passion for historic preservation, Samantha Crownover.

The Brisbane House has been completely refurbished and reopened as an Airbnb by an arts leader with experience and passion for historic preservation, Samantha Crownover.

6 Madison businesses to watch this July

This month's hot list features a new restaurant, sensory kits, cacao truffles, hand-poured candles, a skateboarding shop and a mobile bartender.

This month's hot list features a new restaurant, sensory kits, cacao truffles, hand-poured candles, a skateboarding shop and a mobile bartender.

Guest Essay: The Bear Cub

In this guest essay, Matt Geiger shares about being a parent and seeing his child grow up.

"I often feel like I am the luckiest person on the planet, because 7 is not 16, and I still have this person here by my side, for a few more years, always ready for some new adventure or lesson or story."

During kitten season, local rescues need foster homes

Underdog Pet Rescue is seeing a high influx of cats and kittens this season and needs the community’s help.

Underdog Pet Rescue is seeing a high influx of cats and kittens this season and needs the community’s help.

How to say goodbye to a pet

Anyone who has ever loved a good pet will tell you there are few relationships more rewarding — or losses more agonizing.

Anyone who has ever loved a good pet will tell you there are few relationships more rewarding — or losses more agonizing.

18 Madison-area rescues, fosters and shelters

If you’re looking to foster or adopt — or are interested in volunteering — consider one of these area organizations.

If you’re looking to foster or adopt — or are interested in volunteering — consider one of these area organizations.

Foster families facilitate a smooth path to adoption

Foster-based rescues allow organizations to learn more about an animal’s personality and needs to better match them with their forever homes.

Foster-based rescues help get animals out of shelters, and they allow organizations to learn more about an animal’s personality and needs to better match them with their forever homes.

Adopting Fred: Behind Beth Skogen's recent addition to her family

“Rescuing Fred, it just aligned with all of my values at the moment,” Skogen says. “It all just kind of came together perfectly.”

“Rescuing Fred, it just aligned with all of my values at the moment,” Skogen says. “It all just kind of came together perfectly.”

Rescue Spotlight: Underdog Pet Rescue

In the past 10 years, Underdog has kept thousands of animals off euthanasia lists and in good health.

In the past 10 years, Underdog has kept thousands of animals off euthanasia lists and in good health.

6 locally made pet-themed products

This month's hot list features Megan Stout's magnets, Rupert & Co. bandanas, Pandana's collars, Rescued Woodworks' dog feeders, Petphoria's clothing and S.V. Medaris' art.

This month's hot list features Megan Stout's magnets, Rupert & Co. bandanas, Pandana's collars, Rescued Woodworks' dog feeders, Petphoria's clothing and S.V. Medaris' art.

5 things to do in Paoli this summer

If you're looking to find an outdoor adventure, discover local art or eat a good grilled cheese sandwich, consider visiting Paoli.

If you're looking to find an outdoor adventure, discover local art or eat a good grilled cheese sandwich, consider visiting Paoli.

Crowning Madison's cutest pets

We concluded that every one of the entries could have been a winner, and browsing this cross-section of pets gives us confidence to say: The Madison area officially has some of the cutest pets around.

We concluded that every one of the entries could have been a winner, and browsing this cross-section of pets gives us confidence to say: The Madison area officially has some of the cutest pets around.

Michael Velliquette takes paper to new heights with monochrome sculptures

Using glue, paper and various tools, Velliquette spends hundreds of hours putting together his fine art monochrome paper sculptures for gallery shows around the country.

Using glue, paper and various tools, Velliquette spends hundreds of hours putting together his fine art monochrome paper sculptures for gallery shows around the country.

6 local Mother's Day gift ideas

This month's hot list is devoted to Mother's Day ideas including matching aprons, family recipes on towels, sweet treats and custom kids' clothing.

This month's hot list is devoted to Mother's Day ideas including matching aprons, family recipes on towels, sweet treats and custom kids' clothing.

Midwest gems to travel to this summer

Instead of pointing out the obvious spots, we’re uncovering 20 under-the-radar destinations that offer plenty of small-town charm.

Instead of pointing out the obvious spots, we’re uncovering 20 under-the-radar destinations that offer plenty of small-town charm.