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Smooth Sledding: Area woman feminizes snowmobiling fashion

Smooth Sledding: Area woman feminizes snowmobiling fashion

When Wendy Gavinski, an avid snowmobiler since the age of 4, launched her women’s snowmobile apparel company, Divas SnowGear, in 2010, she had absolutely no experience in fashion design. “There were plenty of other companies making women’s snowmobile apparel,” she admits, “but I was frustrated with what was available.” Snowmobile suits, she said, tended to be unflattering and unfeminine.

JP Hair Design: an old-fashioned barbershop with some high-tech highlights

JP Hair Design: an old-fashioned barbershop with some high-tech highlights

If you walk into Madison’s JP Hair Design on any given day, you’ll see why owner J.P. Patterson likes to call it an old-fashioned barbershop. Hot towels will lie snugly on faces, folks will be lining up to get their chins lathered, and — the most striking anachronism of all — men will lie supine in cozy barber chairs, ready for an old-time straight-razor shave.

Fender Mender: Auto body technician makes dents disappear

Fender Mender: Auto body technician makes dents disappear

Three cars await repairs in Stephan Dale’s workspace at Ball Body Shop in Middleton: a bright red Toyota Prius C, pockmarked from a recent hailstorm; a Ford Fusion needing a rear quarter panel replacement; and a Toyota Sienna van with damage to its sliding door. In 2010, Smart Motors acquired Ball Body Shop, where 26 technicians now work in an expanded, renovated, and surprisingly clean space.

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Inside Peek: Ale Asylum

This week, IBTV interviews Hathaway Dilba, co-founder and director of promotions for Ale Asylum, a craft brewery and tasting room in Madison. Ale Asylum recently built and moved into a new location that will provide extensive expansion opportunities for the company's yearly and seasonal craft beers. With a focus on hoppy beers, Ale Asylum produces craft beers like the popular Hopalicious, an American pale ale; Ambergeddon, an amber beer; and Contorter Porter.

IBTV Inside Peek: A Woman's Touch, Sexuality Resource Center

Hope you all had a happy valentine's day! In recognition of the day devoted to love and companionship, IBTV visits A Woman's Touch, a specialty store specializing in sexual health, wellness and pleasure.

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