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Kathryn’s Blog: Meet in the Middle

I can hardly believe that I have lived so close to such an amazing restaurant and was unaware of the treasure I was missing. My good friend, Susan, lives in Shullsburg and I live in Stoughton, and she had a great idea recently to meet in the middle. I had
Posted  on November 26, 2018
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Kathryn’s Blog: Lending a Helping Hand

I’ve been living in Stoughton since 2001, and have been involved with the Stoughton Area Resource Team (S.T.A.R.T.) as much as I can. It’s a special, local, resource that acts as a safety net for those in crisis. It’s unique because it’s geared for those under age 55. There are
Posted  on October 29, 2018
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Kathryn’s Blog: A Fall Farm Tradition

The trees are doing their thing here in Wisconsin and when that happens, I usually make several trips to Oakwood Fruit Farm. Perfect excuse to take a short, gorgeous day trip and witness the beauty of our state! At Oakwood, they have samples of things you can ‘try before you buy’
Posted  on October 18, 2018
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Kathryn’s Blog: Packer Backer

I am constantly astounded by how many devoted fans there are to Wisconsin football. Even nature gets in on the fun! I lived here for many years before it dawned on me that the reason we wear these colors. . . is because it is the color of our state when
Posted  on October 2, 2018
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Kathryn’s Blog: Childhood Memories

I’ve long been of the notion that whatever you really loved doing as a child is what you will really love doing as an adult as your job. I’ve even done some informal research and found it to be 100% true so far. I stopped by the Kickapoo Diner for
Posted  on September 17, 2018
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Kathryn’s Blog: Hi From Joe’s Island

I got this little palm tree island from a friend of mine many years ago. It came with mermaids, a treasure chest, and it floats beautifully. However, Joe hates the bathtub (go figure) so it sits in the largest sunbeam that shines into my studio. He has three driftwood hunks,
Posted  on August 20, 2018
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Kathryn’s Blog: New Neighbors in Stoughton

Having been interested in commercial art since high school and even starting my career in that direction, I take real delight when anyone does a good job of it. I had my very first job at Dunkin Donuts. I thought I was doing well  and I was fired within a
Posted  on August 6, 2018
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Kathryn’s Blog: Recipe For Kurt’s Famous Salmon Spread

A few weeks ago at Concerts on the Square, Magic 98 fan and friend, Kurt Sonnenburg, stopped by Magic 98‘s VIP table to share his fantastic salmon spread. He and his wife, Monika, set up a brunch table to write home about! He could open his own restaurant. Every one of
Posted  on July 25, 2018
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Kathryn’s Blog: Cleanin’ With Coke

I was noodling through Facebook the other day where I watched a video of a few things that Coca-Cola will clean. Years and years ago, once I learned Coke would take the paint off a car, I stopped drinking all soda. Truly, I thought perhaps this video was a spoof.
Posted  on July 9, 2018
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Kathryn’s Blog: Inside SWAP

One of Verona’s hidden treasures is not so hidden. It’s just that it’s got tight hours. It’s not a big secret, just not shared a lot until now. SWAP does not stand for Smart Women at Play, but it could! Salvage With a Purpose is the real name, and on
Posted  on June 30, 2018