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Blood, sweat, and tears

Blood, sweat, and tears

When it comes to summer festivals, Madison and south central Wisconsin are second to none. From Shake the Lake on Lake Monona to the Green County Cheese Days in Monroe, the area is rife with fun things to do and events to visit from May through September and beyond.

Glass act

Glass act

Case after glass case of “tobacco accessories” surround Cory Alvarado’s workspace at Madison Glass Academy where he melts glass into pieces of art. Glassblowing is a fairly new career for the 27-year-old who became an employee of the business earlier this year but has been studying the craft for about 16 months.

Monona’s fantastic Fourth: How one popular celebration has survived and grown

Monona’s fantastic Fourth: How one popular celebration has survived and grown

Summer festivals in south-central Wisconsin are plentiful and often serve dual purposes: raising awareness of a local municipality and supporting local causes. But who pays for them when budgets are tightening, and how important are they to local economies?

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Fashioning a social media niche

Madison Noteworthy's Christi Andringa and Mike Victorson interview Lauren Felix, founder of La Petite Fashionista, a fashion and lifestyle blog. Felix is also the founder of LPF Media, which provides social media consulting for businesses and other bloggers, as well as the editor of La Petite Fashionista Magazine, a quarterly digital publication filled with inspiring and attainable fashion, interior design, DIYs, entertaining, and fitness tips. Visit LaPetiteFashionista.com.

Beer Cap Maps takes collecting in a new direction

Madison Noteworthy's Christi Andringa and Mike Victorson interview Jesse Darley, co-founder of Beer Cap Maps, an innovative new business in Madison. The virtual business produces laser-cut wooden maps of various U.S. states and countries that can hold your beer (or soda) cap collection and make for a unique wall hanging.

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