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Woodpile Envy And The Never-Ending Task Of Staying Warm

For those of you who use a wood burning stove to heat your home during the winter, you understand the ...

Door County Pond Hockey Tournament Brings Together Friends, Volunteers

It’s been a warm and wet winter in northeast Wisconsin. Bill and Kay Nelson live on Kangaroo Lake in Baileys ...

Book Across The Bay: Lake Superior’s Starry, Nighttime Race

For 24 years, the annual tradition called Book Across The Bay has brought hundreds of skiers and snowshoers to Chequamegon ...

Winter Hitchhiker Tests Balance Of Safety And Compassion

Driving home on a snowy night, author Crystal Chan and her mother encountered a hitchhiker in the blowing snow. The ...

Who Are Tom And Jerry And Why Are They A Cocktail?

It seems that every season has its cocktails. When the temperature drops and the snow piles up, people want a ...

Small Talk About The Weather: A Competitive Sport In Wisconsin

Now that we've hopefully moved on from winter, Madison comedian Esteban Touma is taking time to reflect on cold weather in ...

A Winter Night Poker Game Played In The Backyard

Winter can take its toll on your mind. The walls close in. The sky is grey and the snow piles ...

Hibernaculum: Woman Contemplates Hibernation As Winter Coping Strategy

Before natural historians understood that some birds fly thousands of miles south each winter, they looked for other ways to ...

Kite Flying In The Snow

Spring is here and the sight of kids flying kites at the park is a common scene. But have you ...

Joy On A Winter’s Day

Just to know how it felt I stood under the red pine. It was 10 below and the sun was ...

Hands Down: There’s A Price For Grabbing Onto Life

The skin on my knuckles has been dry and cracked for weeks. My fingertips, too. I’ve got little scabs from ...

Winter Stockholm Syndrome

You came around again like I knew you would. I braced for you, or should I say that I braced ...

Let The Chips Fall

When the snow is mostly gone and the days start to feel longer, there’s one part of winter that tends ...

Fire On Ice

There are many things to enjoy about a frozen lake. For Patti See, it’s a bonfire built, improbably, on the ...

Rhinelander’s Nordic Skiing Tradition

Rhinelander today has a fairly well known cross country ski program in its schools. But it wasn't always this way. ...