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by Lauren Faust | 11/22/2017 - 11:34am

(Photo courtesy of Music & Memory)(Photo courtesy of Music & Memory)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.  How I wonder what you are.

Have you ever been listening to a song and it brings back a vivid memory from years before?  

In the case of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” this may bring back memories from childhood, such as parents singing, siblings playing or the smell of homemade fried cheese curds.

by Lauren Faust | 11/14/2017 - 10:02am

 A Bird's Eye View of the Vilas Neighborhood (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)A Bird's Eye View of the Vilas Neighborhood (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

Pumpkin spice drinks, warm sweaters, carving turkeys; all signs that Autumn is among us.

With Autumn also comes one of the more tedious chores of owning or renting a home: raking leaves and other yard waste before the snow falls.

by Megan Duncan | 11/01/2017 - 3:22pm

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After the Roman Catholic bishop overseeing the Madison area last week issued guidance that suggested some gay people could be denied funeral rites, the community is circulating a national-attention-getting petition to have the bishop removed

by Madison Area Bu... | 10/30/2017 - 4:53pm

 Looking East on Washington Ave. near Capital Square (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons).Looking East on Washington Ave. near Capital Square (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons).

by Logan Garcia | 10/30/2017 - 10:03am

Sagashus Levingston, founder of Infamous Mothers, an organization helping black mothers share their experiences, spoke at the A Fund for Women’s Annual Dinner and fundraiser on October 12 (Photo courtesy of A Fund for Women).Sagashus Levingston, founder of Infamous Mothers, an organization helping black mothers share their experiences, spoke at the A Fund for Women’s Annual Dinner and fundraiser on October 12 (Photo courtesy of A Fund for Women).

A Fund for Women awarded $74,500 to Madison nonprofits in October. 

by Logan Garcia | 10/26/2017 - 2:05pm

 At Willy Street Co-op East, Patricia Nicholes of Blue Mounds provides product samples from her business, Cress Springs Body Care, as part of the co-op’s Retail Ready Lab program (Logan Garcia/Madison Commons).At Willy Street Co-op East, Patricia Nicholes of Blue Mounds provides product samples from her business, Cress Springs Body Care, as part of the co-op’s Retail Ready Lab program (Logan Garcia/Madison Commons).

Willy Street Co-op launched a program in September to help small businesses market and improve their products.

by Aaron Hathaway | 10/16/2017 - 10:51am

Looking West along Atwood Ave. toward Olbrich Botanical Gardens with Starkweather Creek in the foreground (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)Looking West along Atwood Ave. toward Olbrich Botanical Gardens with Starkweather Creek in the foreground (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

A planned reconstruction project for Madison's Atwood Avenue has sparked conversation among East Side residents, who see the initiative as an opportunity to improve safety conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.

by Logan Garcia | 10/11/2017 - 9:22am

A Hy-Vee Mobile Immunization Center that will provide free flu shots (Photo courtesy of Hy-Vee)A Hy-Vee Mobile Immunization Center that will provide free flu shots (Photo courtesy of Hy-Vee)

United Way of Dane County and Hy-Vee are partnering to offer free flu vaccinations in October and November.

United Way will cover the cost for uninsured individuals to get shots. Accepted insurers include Medicare, WI Medicaid, BadgerCare, Unity, GHC, Dean, and Physicians Plus.

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by Lauren Thill | 10/09/2017 - 2:15pm

 

The 2016-2017 annual report of the Madison Metropolitan School District shows gains in reading and math comprehension, as well as progress for English language learners, but lags behind in building personalized pathways to college for high school students.

by Lauren Thill | 09/27/2017 - 9:05am

(Chrysalis Pops employees setting up at a local farmers market/Chrysalis Pops)(Chrysalis Pops employees setting up at a local farmers market/Chrysalis Pops)

For a six-month season, Chrysalis Pops employees sell popsicles out of the Icicle Tricycle—a tricycle cooler—at local farmer’s markets and community events alongside the program’s slogan: “Pops with a purpose.”

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by Jack Kelly | 08/14/2017 - 12:47pm

 

(Entrance to the Duck Pond/Courtesy of Channel3000)(Entrance to the Duck Pond/Courtesy of Channel3000) 

United Way of Dane County will begin its 2017 fundraising campaign on Aug. 22 when it hosts a kickoff event at the Madison Mallards’ Duck Pond.

The late-summer event will be the first of the organization’s “Season of Caring” initiative, and the nonprofit is hoping to bring together more than 500 volunteers at Warner Park, according to a United Way of Dane County statement.