The Full Moon Faux Pas

The super blood wolf moon is coming! While this sounds creepy, it’s actually just a close-up lunar eclipse that turns the moon red from the Earth’s shadow. As people prepare to catch a glimpse of this phenomenon early next week, it got writer Chris Hardie reflecting on another type of spectacle: his very own full moon faux pas.

Musician Adapts To Limb Difference, Works With Kids

Tony Memmel is a Waukesha native who is living his passion: a career in music.  He plays guitar and piano, writes and records his original music, tours the country playing gigs, and works with kids – teaching music and spreading his message of positivity and perseverance. 

The Lands We Share: Drew Dettmann

In the 1950s, there were over 100,000 dairy farms in Wisconsin. Today, fewer than 10,000 remain. The Dettmann family, descendants of German immigrants, established a small dairy farm in Johnson Creek in 1902.

The Magical FFA Jacket

Moving away from Wisconsin can be an exciting adventure for some people. For others, it can be a tough and lonely journey. Writer and Wisconsin native June Melby reflects on the time she moved out west and how a vintage jacket helped her feel a little less homesick.

Madison Comedian’s Cell Phone Breaks Up With Him

I bet SOME of you…are a little addicted to your phones. Keeping up with texts, social media, news updates, & cat videos…some days, you might spend more time with your phones than the actual living, breathing people in your lives.

Accordion Is All In The Family

Lifelong musician Ruth Marty still remembers the first song she learned to play. Her father taught her on accordion. “He was the one that had a little schwyzeröergeli, which is a little button accordion, and he wanted me to play that,” Ruth said.

Stevens Point Artist Creates Buzz With Encaustic Art

Find Jessie Fritsch’s booth at a local art fair, and a crowd of curious onlookers usually isn’t far behind. Fritsch specializes in encaustic art, or paintings using melted beeswax. “It’s considered one of the first forms of easel painting,” Fritsch said.

“The Twelve Days Of Christmas” In Wisconsin

Did you know the first lyrics for the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” were published in London in 1780? Not only that, but in the northern counties of England, the song was often called the “Ten Days of Christmas,” as there were only ten gifts.

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