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Sunday, September 14, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 57.0° F  A Few Clouds


It feels this good getting used...

We all try to be good little elves, but around the Christmas season things can get overwhelming. Suddenly, you may find yourself with argyle socks and Isotoners in your shopping cart, whether or not the person on your list needs any of these things. To feel less overwhelmed -- and to cut down on the clutter of unwanted gifts -- consider the following ideas, compiled with ease of buying, simplicity of giving, and general eco-friendliness in mind. >More
 Meat raffle!

Raffles, silent (and vocal) auctions, door prizes, giveaways... they're the cornerstone to every nonprofit event. Without them, the organizers worry: Maybe people won't want to come to learn about the issue at hand. Maybe we won't get donors. All the above fundraisers require asking businesses to give their stuff away for free -- something nobody likes doing. On top of it all, businesses in the Madison area have giving fatigue. Too many requests, too little mutual benefit. >More
 Having fun, staying sharp, surviving winter

Whether working toward a promotion or certification or just keeping occupied during the dark winter, continuing education is fun, interesting and essential. To give you an idea of the wealth of possibilities in our community, here are a few courses you've probably never heard of. >More
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