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Nathan Comp shares more stories from the wacky world of a summer carnival

I like that there are carny children. Traveling with us is Peaches, a bright 15-year-old who runs the balloon game with her grandmother, Claire. On weekends, Jasmine, 8, comes with her mother, Danielle. Sometimes, there's a little boy named Nathan, whose father occasionally works another game. Jeff, who is in school to become a cop, brings his 17-year-old son, Jeff, with him on weekends he works. When asked whether it's a good idea to bring children around the carnies, Jeff replies, "It's like an intervention before it gets to that point." >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Early tee time at Odana Hills golf course (video)

Early birds gathering on the putting green at Odana Hills discuss the controversial ending of last weekend's PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. >More
 Five tips for a merry Hippie Christmas

Hippie Christmas, the unofficial holiday on which seemingly everyone living in downtown Madison switches apartments, leaving heaps of stuff out on curbs for either the garbage truck or determined gleaners, is fast approaching. The official date is August 15, but piles have been forming all week. Here are some tips and tricks for rookies. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: The new Madison Children's Museum (video)

A pair of junior correspondents test out the Madison Children's Museum's brand new space on the North Hamilton corner of the Capitol Square. >More
 Madison Lanterns for Peace commemorates Nagasaki anniversary

Monday night, on the 65th anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, a crowd of about 75 adults and children gathered at the Tenney Park shelter to make origami cranes and launch floating lanterns on the lagoon to commemorate the occasion in an event called Lanterns for Peace. >More
 Double blessings: Weddings of two brothers connect modern Madison and traditional Tibet

Wild horses on the Tibetan plains couldn't have kept me away from this double wedding the weekend before last of brothers Namgyal Tsedup (East High class of '01) and Tamdin Thardoe (West High class of '05), who I'd known since they came to Madison in 1998. I'd been an informal sponsor of their mother, Tenzin Kelsang, and had seen how hard she'd worked cleaning hotel rooms days, nights and weekends for three years to bring her husband and four kids to join her. >More
 Riding the ferris wheel at Madison's La FĂȘte de Marquette (video)

As a crowd packed the Fete de Marqutte grounds Saturday night for Marcia Ball's headline performance, we boarded the ferris wheel, a new addition to the annual east side street fair. Laissez les bon temps roullez, as they say. >More
 A summer on Door County's Washington Island

When you think of summer and islands, most people probably don't think of places north of Madison. I set out last summer on the four and half hour drive from Madison to spend my summer on Washington Island at the tip of Door County, not knowing what to expect. While I knew pina coladas and swimming with dolphins were out of the question, Washington Island turned out to be a paradise all its own. >More
 Madison Bike to Work Week 2010: Why we ride the bikes we ride (video)

As Bike to Work Week draws toward its conclusion at Friday's Bike-in Party starting at 4:30 p.m. at Tenney Park, the Crank put the question to bike commuters including retired Madison schoolteacher Dave Medearis (sixth cousin of the dude writing these words), UW-Madison pedestrian-bicycle coordinator Chuck Strawser, Home Savings President Jim Bradley, and photographer Darryl Jordan. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Scenes from Madison's Memorial Day weekend (video)

Miss the holiday weekend already? Enjoy this video postcard that includes USA Ultimate's College Championships, Cancer Stories, the Madison Marathon and Brat Fest. >More
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