Last week I really enjoyed a supplement to our weekly newspaper, The Isthmus, called “Summer Times”. It reminded me of all the wonderful things Madison has to offer this time of year. Certainly we have our time-honored events like Concerts on the Square, Opera in the Park, Art Fair on the Square, and Paddle and Portage. But The Isthmus supplement was well done because it also featured things to do and see that are less familiar, either because they typically attract a smaller crowd or perhaps still have not been discovered by most residents and visitors. Of those, the following are ones I would recommend checking out for summer 2015: Continue reading
Travel and Tourism
After years of raising kids and taking family vacations, Peggy and I recently were able to get away and celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We spent some time on the west coast, and the weather, attractions, restaurants, and accommodations were wonderful. Despite all that, though, the time away heightened our appreciation of Madison. It’s not a sense of superiority, but more an awareness of all this small city in the Upper Midwest can offer both residents and visitors.
So, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’re presenting the many things we love about Madison. Continue reading
Last week, The Livingston Inn had the honor of hosting part of Feast Forward, an annual city-wide fundraiser benefiting Forward Theater Company. The theme for this year’s event was “Feed Me a Story”, aptly describing the excellent food and wonderful people who came together at our inn. “Feed Me a Story”, though, was inspired by Out of the Fire: Banned Books Monologue Festival coming up this season at Forward Theater. Feast Forward, therefore, was a celebration of “our freedom to consume stories of all sorts in delicious ways!” Continue reading