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Not just for pagans: A rundown of Madison winter solstice 2009 events

The proliferation of Winter Solstice celebrations in and near Madison now spans cultural and spiritual traditions, accommodating the general public as well as those who draw on its ancient and hallowed origins. >More
 Second massive UW-Madison snowball fight on Bascom Hill of 2009 caught on video

In an attempt to break an unofficial record for world's largest snowball fight, in addition to generating a little excitement on a day of canceled classes, UW-Madison students took to Bascom Hill Wednesday afternoon to fire snowballs at each other. Predictably, videos of the debacle/spectacle started showing up soon after. >More
 Madison chronicles the blizzard of 2009 with video and photos

There's nothing like the first blizzard of winter to bring out the spirit of childhood. While snow removal and navigating roads are a primary focus for many folks riding out the storm, finding and making fun amidst the drifts is also on the agenda, particularly around the UW campus in downtown Madison. >More
 Sexy nurses, swine flu, Michael Jackson and Twilight vampires top Madison's list of favorite Halloween costumes

On the Sunday before Halloween, the toothpaste and aspirin aisles are deserted at cozy Mallatt's Pharmacy, 3506 Monroe St. But the costume and makeup aisles are jam-packed with shoppers looking for the perfect bloody scar or fake teeth. As crowded as it is today, owner Mike Flint says it will be even harder to move around the store in the next week. "I'll be at the point where I have to throw merchandise to people." >More
 The Daily Page Forum: Madisonians recall 9/11, eight years later

Though the latest anniversary of the 9/11 attacks wasn't a multiple of five or 10, the memories felt more immediate this year, probably owing to several reasons. >More
 View photos of the Labor Day Dog Paddle at Goodman Pool

What do you get when you combine 1,005 pooches of all shapes, sizes and furriness with 1,985 humans and all the water in the Goodman Pool? >More
 Tour the threatened Anderberg House in Fitchburg

There will be an open house at the Historic Anderberg House -- sometimes called the "pink house" -- at the Drumlin Farm on Saturday. The house has been threatened with demolition by the Alexander Company, which bought the Drumlin Farm and is evicting its tenants. >More
 Did we see you at the King Street Block Party?

On a day that felt more like mid-October than late August, the King Street Block Party gave Madisonians one last opportunity to let it all hang out last Saturday before school started this week. >More
 Ride the Drive kicks cars to the curb, bikers and pedestrians take over Madison streets (video)

Madison's inaugural Ride the Drive lured thousands of bicyclists, pedestrians, in-line skaters and onlookers to the isthmus for six non-motorized hours Sunday morning along six miles of some of the city's busiest thoroughfares. >More
 Madison moving days 2009: Funky junk (slideshow)

Another "Hippie Christmas" has come and gone in downtown Madison. A stroll around the student neighborhoods over the weekend turned up the predictable piles of trash, along with an associated funky odor, and a few gleaners. But generally speaking, the mid-August moving days aren't as frenzied and messy as they were a few years ago >More
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