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Going back to basics is the way forward for two interrelated educational efforts

The Driftless Folk School, a unique educational effort based on a century-old Scandinavian tradition, draws students and instructors from far and wide, including Madison.

The Driftless Folk School, a unique educational effort based on a century-old Scandinavian tradition, draws students and instructors from far and wide, including Madison.

The Soap Opera celebrates 50 years in the Madison community

When Chuck Bauer and Chuck Beckwith opened The Soap Opera on Lake Street in 1972, they started a store that would become a staple in the downtown area.

When Chuck Bauer and Chuck Beckwith opened The Soap Opera on Lake Street in 1972, they started a store that would become a staple in the downtown area.

Home greenhouses create an oasis during Wisconsin winters

A greenhouse is a dream, a vision of flowers blooming in the dead of winter or harvesting veggies for your family to eat year-round.

A greenhouse is a dream, a vision of flowers blooming in the dead of winter or harvesting veggies for your family to eat year-round.

10 creative ways to spend Valentine's Day in Madison

Here are some ideas for something different this year, including craft kits, yoga sessions, an art installation and a dumpling class.

Here are some ideas for something different this year, including craft kits, yoga sessions, an art installation and a dumpling class.

6 local Valentine's Day card makers

In the February hot list, we shared a couple local makers creating sentimental, funny and beautiful cards.

In the February hot list, we shared a couple local makers creating sentimental, funny and beautiful cards.

An in-home gym is crafted to be the perfect fit for a local family

Although it wasn’t in the plans, a new build with a custom home gym turned out to be everything this active Sun Prairie family needed.

Although it wasn’t in the plans, a new build with a custom home gym turned out to be everything this active Sun Prairie family needed.

Gauri Bansal infuses her Indian culture into functional woodburned creations

Gauri Bansal’s interest in pyrography — an art form involving a woodburning tool used to create patterns on wood or other materials — came out of nowhere.

Gauri Bansal’s interest in pyrography — an art form involving a woodburning tool used to create patterns on wood or other materials — came out of nowhere.

Madison's Ian Matthews is a modern-day cobbler

Twenty-one-year-old Ian Matthews has restored hundreds of shoes, from Jordans to Yeezys to Chuck Taylors.

Twenty-one-year-old Ian Matthews has restored hundreds of shoes, from Jordans to Yeezys to Chuck Taylors.

It’s not too late to buy these 14 Wisconsin gift boxes

Everyone has different interests and shopping styles, but these local holiday gift boxes will suit anyone’s taste.

We’ve all been there with the last-minute shopping, but it’s not too late to buy these Wisconsin gift boxes, all of which are aimed to please any gift receiver.

How to organize your home with tips from local home-organizing experts

There are two types of people: those who love organizing and others who haven’t yet experienced how incredible it feels to live in a well-thought-out space.

There are two types of people: those who love organizing and others who haven’t yet experienced how incredible it feels to live in a well-thought-out space.

New clothing and home store Unfolded opens in Prairie du Sac

Tatum Schroeder and Melissa Hartwig are introducing some opportunities for shoppers old and young in Sauk County.

On December 3, Tatum Schroeder and Melissa Hartwig announced their grand opening of “Unfolded Clothing and Home,” 422 Water Street, another locally-owned shop ready for business.

Two new businesses open on Madison's west side, in Middleton

On a weekend filled with holiday shopping, two new businesses opened their doors — one a smoothie shop and the other a colorful boutique.

On a weekend filled with holiday shopping, two new businesses opened their doors — one a smoothie shop and the other a colorful boutique.

Embrace Wisconsin winters with a cabin getaway

Disconnect from your phone, explore a new area, try a new outdoor activity or curl up next to a fireplace during a winter getaway.

Disconnect from your phone, explore a new area, try a new outdoor activity or curl up next to a fireplace during a winter getaway.

Take an adventure in Lake Geneva's A-frame

A couple renovated and revamped a Lake Geneva home, turning it into a rentable retreat.

A couple renovated and revamped a Lake Geneva home, turning it into a rentable retreat.

The Lake Superior Barn sleeps 20 in a north woods respite

You can invite the whole family, a few friends and anyone else you think needs break in a big barn in the town of Maple.

You can invite the whole family, a few friends and anyone else you think needs break in a big barn in the town of Maple.