SO JOSEPH, WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK OR BUSINESS? I am an artist. In addition to my own work, I own and run an art school in Rochester, Driftless Art Academy, which just opened in 2021.   Tell us about a project or accomplishment that you consider to beContinue Reading

By Riley Hunter – If you live in La Crosse, WI area you have for sure driven past Cosa Ink Grafitti’s artwork as they have become infamous locally, but their artwork was originally only exclusively street graffiti. I met Cody Sanderson (aka Cosa) in 2008 and was instantly brought backContinue Reading

SO COLLEEN, WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK OR BUSINESS? Artist who is finally done earning a wage and can now continue my creative efforts without worrying about earning a living. Tell us about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career withContinue Reading

By Rick Pedersen –Perhaps one of the most popular activities to embrace winter romance is a horse-drawn sleigh ride after a fresh snowfall. Very few things have had as many songs or stories written about them. My wife gets full credit for picking this trip and story topic, as itContinue Reading

By Rick Pedersen –  “Pay it forward”, is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying the kindness to others, instead of to the original benefactor. By paying it forward, someone else’s circumstances, or life is changed for the better. Ultimately, the person paying it forward growsContinue Reading

La Crosse Paddling Club with Lori HammesAn Interview  How long has LPC been around, how did it start?LPC was formed in 2018 by a group of outdoor enthusiasts who value the numerous benefits of paddling, including exercise, friendship and a deep connection and sense of community that is established byContinue Reading

Brad Fry – The Angry Elf By Rick Pedersen – I believe the world of CBD has much room for exploration. There is much room for misinformation and confusion, but also many benefits. It was with my meeting Brad Fry of Angry Elf Farms in West Salem, Wisconsin, that I hopedContinue Reading

By Matt Schumann – Expanding upon an article in the Autumn 2020 issue, The Driftless Area Magazine is revisiting Jangle Soapworks. Quoting the earlier article: “Jangle is an organic farm that produces Goat’s Milk Soap and other sundries with products for sale in several Mount Horeb gift shops as wellContinue Reading

What is your best childhood memory? I remember spending a lot of time in our tall pine windbreak. I would climb as high as I could – as a seven or eight year old – something like 5 or 6 stories high and just gaze at the landscape. This isContinue Reading

By Aspen – When I googled “vegan restaurants near me” and the Cheeze Factory Restaurant in Baraboo came up, I dismissed it as a mistake, or maybe Wisconsin’s way of telling me to get real. I’d recently gone from vegetarian to vegan and found my options for eating out narrowedContinue Reading