Let There Be Light Early pioneers who arrived to settle Reedsburg in the 1840s, brought their illumination with them. They used tallow candles to light their homes after dark, however, most early residents went to bed when the sun set, so artificial light was not an issue. Kerosene lanterns wereContinue Reading

By Rick Pedersen –  In the Driftless area, Fall brings an amazing color transformation of the trees and other foliage. Some people travel cross country to view the changes. In Warren’s Wisconsin, a small town of about 400 people, becomes host to roughly 150,000 visitors for its annual Cranfest celebration.Continue Reading

By Nicole Schroeder – “This place feels like you’re just hanging out in the backyard with your friends. It’s open, it’s inviting, it’s cool” said one visitor of Winghaven Pizza Farm. There are plenty of beautiful sights to see at Winghaven, with lush green trees and foliage filling the surroundingContinue Reading

By Nicole Schroeder –  Ashley for the Arts Wow! It seems like everyone is looking for a great time and maybe even some family fun. Do you like Street performers? Want to join in on a group of Tibetan drum players? Do you Like to see magicians and be surprisedContinue Reading

By Rick Pedersen –   For those wishing to learn the Who’s who in the owl world, the answer is the International Owl Center located in Houston, MN. Every year people from around the globe travel to this destination, which hosts the International Festival of Owls every March. My wifeContinue Reading

By Rick Pedersen –  As a kid in the 70’s it was common for neighborhood kids on bikes to follow the Township truck that was used to spray mosquitoes. We did not know at the time it was DDT that was being sprayed, let alone a harmful chemical that wasContinue Reading

What made you choose this type of business?When my late wife, Adrianne, passed in 2006, Havencrest Castle became dark and quiet. She had always given wonderful events for our anniversaries, birthdays, and Christmas. I don’t have her talent for such things, but when friends encouraged me to open my homeContinue Reading

Family Friendly There is fun for the whole family in Freeport and Stephenson County. Enjoy our parks, museums and other indoor and outdoor activities for kids and families. Krape Park Explore beautiful Krape Park, awarded “Outstanding Multi-use Facility” by the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association. Heavily wooded Krape Park featuresContinue Reading

By Matt Schumann – Let’s widen the focus way back before we zoom in on Emma Big Bear. Trying to describe the life of a centuries old Ho-Chunk woman, through a web essay – to generations B, X, Y and Z – is perhaps an exercise in folly. We inContinue Reading

By Nolan Arentz – Sculpting the Next Generation of Driftless Music Nope, not the place where you go to get an oil change or where a guy disappears for hours at a time. This Garage is a little bit rowdier and for a crowd where most of the attendees aren’tContinue Reading

By Jenn Peitscher – Keep going, it’s not what you might be expecting to hear from a rule-following almost 40 year old. And we found out from our “Never Have I Ever” game that I may not be as much of a rule follower as I thought, but I’m veryContinue Reading

The location in downtown Austin is approximately 14,000 square feet in size and comprises seven main galleries. These include Can Central, “the heart of the museum” the World Market, where visitors can learn about the advertising and use of Spam and Spam recipes from 44 different nations. The Spam ShopContinue Reading

It was a perfect April spring day in La Crosse, Wisconsin; thirty degrees, overcast, and a persistent cold mist that makes a human not want to move at all, much less actually go outside. In Wisconsin, we call it “Festing” weather. I couldn’t dream of better conditions to go toContinue Reading