Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Winds of Change at O’so


BY LEE REIHERZER Have a discussion with Marc Butera about his brewery and you’ll notice there’s a word that visits the conversation again and again: Fun. Butera is obviously having it. Talk to him about the taproom that he operates in conjunction with O’so Brewing in Plover and you’ll find out what Butera’s idea of fun is all about. “We ... Read More »

Musings of Great Depth


By Nick Olig A lot of times I’ll use social networking to see which jokes of mine are deemed funny.  There are probably better ways to get some value out of Facebook, I suspect, but every now and then I’ll unload the best received of those jokes and charming outbursts in a column that could, conceivably, make me some money. ... Read More »

Art Words


By Mary Wehner Attention  May is full of exciting things to attend to. One that isn’t foremost in most people’s mind is the Kentucky Derby, yet for many people it is as much a harbinger of spring as the daffodil, as well as an annual tribute to the tradition of jockey and horse. There are a few famous poems about ... Read More »

Madison Craft Beer Week Announces 4th Annual Festival


Regional beer lovers will gather for the 4th Annual Madison Craft Beer Week from May 2-11, 2014. Madison Craft Beer Week features a myriad of events at local breweries, restaurants, pubs, and retailers. The ten day festival celebrates the unique experience and diversity of craft brewing in the Midwest region. Robyn Klinge, co-founder of Madison Craft Beer Week, predicts that ... Read More »

Wake up your senses with Oatmeal


Peanut butter granola is so versatile and a great healthy snack alternative.  You can sprinkle it in with yogurt or just simply eat it on the run.  Either way it will disappear soon.  Very easy  to prepare. Peanut Butter Granola Vegetarian, Gluten free, makes 2 cups, 5 min. prep  time, 15 min cook time 2 cups Quaker oats (old fashioned) ... Read More »

Become a Master Naturalist Volunteer


Fascinated by nature and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others? Become a Wisconsin Master Naturalist. Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer training will be held May 19-23 at Schmeeckle Reserve at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. It will be offered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with some evening activities, and will include training in natural history, interpretation and conservation stewardship. ... Read More »



Ever have a beer that's just been sitting in for fridge for way too long? Just because no wants to drink it doesn’t mean that it has to go to waste. There are many household uses for beer. 1. Polish furniture. That pine sappy beer that might not be desirable to drink, may be it would make a good smelling ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


By Kimberly Fisher Using your senses is important for all you in do in life.  We come to depend on our senses to guide us and show us the way to trust and rely on what we think is right.  Analyzing wine is a way to test your senses and to learn how to trust your first instinct.  Trusting in ... Read More »

Poetry By Mandi Isaacson


BY ERIN HEILING   Untidy Floods  snow  hail sabotage spring our disheveled April hungers to sing   Petulant Child   April thumbs her nose at us dares us to dart through her muddy puddles hurries crocus open-mouthed to chomp through snow toward sky May winks at April’s antics, is on to her willful displays of affection   Mandi Isaacson was ... Read More »

Game of the Month: The Witch and the Hundred Knight

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By James Page Developer: NIS ESRB: Teen Release Date: 03/25/2014 System: PlayStation 3   Rating: Graphics: 3.5 out of 4.0 Game Play: 3.5 out of 4.0 Personal: 2.0 out of 2.0 Total Score:  9.0 out of 10.0   Player’s Page: The Witch and the Hundred Knight Undertake an arduous journey to the mysterious land of Medea, a magical realm where ... Read More »

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