Fishing Opener Feature
Wisconsin’s Fishing Opener Has Plenty for Anglers and Those Who Don’t Share Fish Stories

From breakfasts and garage sales to fly-casting clinics and live music, enjoy the many ways this weekend signals the final (no, really) end of winter.

Bird banding
Field Trips From the Natural Resources Foundation Show Off Wisconsin From All Angles

Group started as a defense against state budget cuts and now regularly fills up more than 200 opportunities to see fields, forests, creeks, and critters.

Culinary historian Susan Phelps, who selects the recipes from cookbooks published in 1796 and 1844, has created three menus of period dishes at the Wade House. (Photo by Susan Lampert Smith)
Cooking Like It’s 1799: Wade House’s Historic Classes Return

Using cookbooks from 1796-1844 as reference, the Wade House's cooking classes show attendees how to serve up dinners like the olden days.

Tommy Shimenetto surfs in the icy waters of Lake Michigan off the coast of Sheboygan. (Photo by Tyler Rickenbach/Akuur Studios)
Surfin’ Sheboygan, The ‘Malibu of the Midwest’

Chicago native Tommy Shimenetto has found a love for surfing the icy waters of Lake Michigan off the coast of Sheboygan.

(Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Festivus Spirit Runs Especially Deep in Wisconsin

Buy a Milwaukee-made Festivus pole, air your grievances at Great Lakes Distillery, or see an "unadorned and lustrous" decoration at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

"Fighting Bob" La Follette's birthplace, still operating as a dairy farm, is shutting down. (Photo by Susan Lampert Smith)
170 Years Later, ‘Fighting Bob’ La Follette’s Childhood Dairy Farm Is Shutting Down

The legendary progressive politician's birthplace will become Wisconsin's latest dairy farm loss.