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Curdfest returns to Madison Video included

The Madison Mallards will host the second ever Curdfest presented by Wisconsin Cheese.

Chef Olson is back to give some helpful cooking tips Video included

Wake Up Wisconsin anchor Brandon Taylor learned some helpful cooking tips Thursday morning. More>>

Madison Civics Club gears up for upcoming meetings Video included

The Madison Civics Club is looking to boost their membership count.

NFL wants musicians to pay to play Super Bowl Video included

Football season hasn't even officially begun, but the list of entertainers for the 2015 Super Bowl is already narrowed down to three candidates. More>>

Melinda's Garden Moment: Going green made easy Video included

Despite what you've heard from a certain singing frog, it can be easy to be green; just start with a few simple changes. More>>

WI Dairy News: Improving farming's impact on the environment Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- For over a decade, the UW Discovery Farms Program has helped farmers implement the best environmental management practices suitable for their situation to get the best value from their farming operations. More>>

Walk to End Alzheimer’s gears up for September walk Video included

MADISON (WKOW) – Event organizers are starting to prepare for the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The two mile walk starts at 10am Sunday, September 21 at Monona Terrace. The Kick-Off Party and walk will take place September 21 at the Monona Terrace. Registration begins at 8:30am and the walk starts at 10:00am. All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care,... More>>

Family honors fallen solider in unique way Video included

The family of an airman killed in Afghanistan continues to keep his memory alive by helping children. More>>

Campers prepare for zombie apocalypse Video included

If you're concerned about a zombie apocalypse, there's a new camp that can help you prepare. More>>

Celebrate South Madison Festival kicks off Saturday Video included

The Celebrate South Madison Festival is this weekend.


Apps to help make your school year successful Video included

Back-to-school is just around the corner and this year there are plenty of options that will allow your student to go paperless. More>>

First Tee & Humana host free junior golf event to promote healthy habits Video included

Madison-area kids can learn how to golf thanks to a great organization called First Tee. More>>

Africa Fest intends to bridge and build communities Video included

Africa Fest is happening this weekend in Madison. More>>

Madison Scouts drum corps places 11th at DCI World Championships Video included

The Madison Scouts placed 11th at the Drum Corps International Championship Finals Saturday in Indianapolis. More>>

Free cats offered during Catapalooza

If you're thinking about adding a feline friend to the family, now is the weekend to do it. More>>

Janesville men "walk a mile in her shoes" to support domestic violence victims

Some very brave men will walk a mile in her shoes, quite literally.

Rock Co. Sheriff's deputies head to roof of Janesville coffee shop to help Special Olympics

People in Janesville who are hankering for a cup of coffee this morning should consider stopping by the Dunkin' Donuts stores at 2121 Milton Avenue or 1905 Center Avenue. More>>

Angie's List: Identifying poisonous plants Video included

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Angie's List helps us identify poison ivy, oak and sumac and get rid of the plants.

Angie's List: Staining your deck Video included

If your deck is looking a little drab after all the use this summer, maybe it's time for a facelift. But do you paint, or stain it? More>>

6th Annual Agora Art Festival kicks off Saturday Video included

More than 100 local artists are gathering in Fitchburg this weekend for the 6th Annual Agora Art Festival. More>>

Melinda's Garden Moment: Solutions for less than perfect tomatoes Video included

You waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit.

Unlikely pair being filmed for National Geographic series Video included

Piper the pit bull Mix became friends with a goat nicknamed "Goat Puppy or "GP" for short.

Wisconsin Dairy News: Wisconsin Classics on the Go Video included

The mobile food truck phenomenon is showing no signs of slowing down, and two cheesy options have joined the fray.

Wisconsin native goes dumpster diving to bring attention to food waste in America Video included

A Madison native goes dumpster diving to teach people about food waste in America. More>>

Travel the world at Triangle Ethnic Fest Video included

The 30th annual Triangle Ethnic Fest returns to Madison, Sunday, August 17th. More>>

Chef at Big Sky Restaurant shares recipe for famous crab cakes Video included

The chef from Big Sky Restaurant in Stoughton stopped by the WKOW studios to share his recipe for crab cakes with viewers. More>>

Blondie the kitten looking for a new home Video included

Blondie is a cute kitten looking for a new home.

Art fair in Paoli to benefit artists on the autism spectrum Video included

Paoli will host a unique art fair Saturday to help people on the autism spectrum. More>>

Melinda's Garden Moment: Growing up in the garden Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Grow vertical in your landscape by adding some flowering vines to screen bad views, soften walls and structures, divide areas in the landscape, and even conserve energy. More>>

Battle of the Badges raises money for a good cause Video included

The third annual "Battle of the Badges" kicks off this weekend in Middleton. More>>

Mama Goose Run raises money for cancer center Video included

The 6th Annual Mama Goose Memorial Run/Walk is happening Saturday, August 9 in Verona. More>>

Baby Seal crashes surf lesson Video included

Two surfers made a friend off the northeast coast of England. More>>

Young Life continues to build relationships with students Video included

Young Live is a faith based organization that helps students through those tumultuous teenage years.Young Life is an inter-denominational youth ministry program that is active all over the world.

Therapeutic dogs help calm dental patients Video included

EAU CLAIRE (WKOW) – For those of you who hate the dentist there’s an office in Eau Claire that might just get your tail wagging.Doctors are using therapy dogs to keep their patients calm.Doctor Christopher Poss says a woman came into his office several months ago that was nervous about getting work done, so he brought in his dog and the patient relaxed immediately.In order to be put to work, the dogs need to be certified through an organization like Therapy Dogs International.The dogs go thro... More>>

Celebrate Swiss Independence Day at Volksfest Video included

NEW GLARUS (WKOW) – If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend you may want to head over to New Glarus to celebrate Swiss Independence Day.The celebration is held at the Tell Shooting Park, 1/2 mile north of New Glarus on County Hwy O. In the event of rain, the Volksfest program will be presented at the New Glarus High School.Entertainment includes choral folklore music, yodeling, flag throwing, thalerschwingen, alphorn playing, and accordion music. The Volksfest program runs from... More>>

Bike enthusiasts take to the streets for Act 12 Ride Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison bike enthusiasts hit the road Thursday for a 300 mile, four day ride to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and funds for the AIDS Network.The Act 12 Ride is July 31 - August 3 around the Madison area. It's for riders of all levels and started at Olbrich Park.The closing ceremony will be at the Capitol Square. There is also an optional Century Day only ride Saturday August 2nd. Those riders only have to raise $400 to participate.Wake Up Wisconsin anchor Dani Maxwell part... More>>

Middleton Players Theatre to put on "A Chorus Line" Video included

The Middleton Players Theatre is rehearsing for its upcoming show A Chorus Line. More>>

Boy Scout helps people discard American flags Video included

PLOVER (WKOW) -- A central Wisconsin Boy Scout wants people to know what they should do with unwanted American flags. At the Celebrate Plover festival Saturday, the Plover teen displayed a flag deposit box he built after a flag was found in a garbage dump last summer. Dozens of vendors and food stands were set up at the festival for the thousands in attendance, but one patriotic booth in particular had a mission in mind. "A lot of people don't know how to retire flags, so they'll throw th... More>>

Clean Lakes Festival kicks off today at Law Park Video included

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The Clean Lakes Festival kicks off Saturday morning to celebrate the Madison area's wonderful lakes.

Amazon Publishing has tips for aspiring authors Video included

Terry Goodman with Amazon Publishing gives Madison-area writers tips on getting your works noticed.

Angie's List: Common washer & dryer mistakes Video included

We use our home appliances every day and chances are we're doing something to at least one of them that could lead to an emergency repair call.

13th Annual Opera in the Park kicks off Saturday Video included

MADISON (WKOW) – It’s a Madison summer tradition that is returning this weekend as Madison Opera presents the 13th Annual Opera in the Park.The event will be held on Saturday, July 26th at 8 p.m. in Garner Park, on Madison's West Side.If you're planning to attend, the program will feature highlights from Madison Opera's upcoming season at the Overture Center, along with popular Opera and Broadway hits.As always, this is a free community event, and families are encouraged to attend.Garner Park... More>>

Madison’s Disability Pride Festival Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Disability Pride Festival organizers are gearing up for Madison’s Disability Pride Festival which will be held Saturday, July 26 at Brittingham Park.The free festival showcases the arts, energy and pride of people with and without disabilities.All ability yoga classes, a wheelchair wash, complimentary massage station and healthy living exhibits will be featured. The event will also include live performances, food and exhibitors.The festival is sponsored by the Wisconsin Boar... More>>

Grillin’ and Chillin’ with Chef Russell Hackworthy Video included

MADISON (WKOW) – Our good friend, Chef Russell Hackworthy with Metro Market stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin Thursday morning, with some great grilling tips.Chef Russell made Grilled Asparagus, Baked Potatoes and showed us how to grill the perfect steak filet with blue cheese in it.You can catch Chef Russell Hackworthy every Thursday on Wake Up Wisconsin.Don’t forget to enter our latest online contest. Enter your best photo of you grilling out on our Facebook page, and you could win a $50 gift ca... More>>

Greek Fest gets ready to take on Madison Video included

MADISON (WKOW) – Greek Fest “Plus” is this weekend in Madison. Thursday morning, event organizers Georgia Marsh and Kristi Papadopoulous stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about the event.During the late summer and early autumn months the villages of Greece begin stirring with celebration.In Madison, Greek Fest is the city's oldest ethnic festival and is sponsored by Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Madison.Entertainment includes Greek Dancing, Greek Agora (Marketplace), Children's Games... More>>

Melinda's Garden Moment: Eco-friendly Aphid Control Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- If the leaves in your garden are looking yellow and have begun to curl, it's a sign you might have a problem with aphids. More>>

WI Dairy News: Oldest 4-H Chapter Turns 100 Video included

WALWORTH COUNTY (WKOW) -- Wisconsin will spend this year celebrating 100 years of hands-on learning and leadership for young people through 4-H youth development programs. More>>

3rd Annual Cuttin’ Up For Love Video included

EDGERTON (WKOW) – The 3rd Annual “Cuttin’ Up For Love” will be held this Sunday, July 27th.The fundraiser will be held at Eleven on Swift Street and will begin at 11am.The event will be hosted by Deanna Feist, a local Edgerton woman, who is a passionate supporter for Locks of Love Charity.The event will benefit both Locks of Love and Edgerton Community Outreach.To learn more about the event or for more information contact Deanna Feist at (608) 302-0713.? More>>

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