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Wisconsin State Fair kicks off soon Video included

WEST ALLIS (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin tradition known for great music, incredible animals and the best fried food you can dream up, is about to begin.The Wisconsin State Fair kicks off July 31 and runs through August 10th. Visitors can enjoy 30 free stages of entertainment, shopping and more than 200 food and beverage vendors.Each year vendors introduce many new foods and hundreds are available on-a-stick.This year is no different, with NEW items ranging from Deep Fried Maple Bacon Cookie Dough an... 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>>

WaunaFest gears up in Waunakee Video included

WAUNAKEE (WKOW)—WaunaFest is getting ready to kick off in Waunakee July 24-27, 2014. One of the event coordinators, Sheila Weihert stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin on Monday to talk about the event.Activities include face painting, balloon twisting, karaoke, acapella groups, folk singers and much more.The festivities kick off Thursday with a few changes.Due to construction on Main Street this year, the WaunaFest Parade has been postponed until next summer.Other events include WaunaFest Run, Wauna... More>>

Evansville Community Theatre puts on "Little Shop of Horrors" Video included

Little Shop of Horrors invades Evansville as the Evansville Community Theatre is putting on the comedy musical this week.
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Angie's List: Permits for home improvement projects Video included

If you want to use the summer for a home improvement project, but don't know whether you need a permit, it's always best to check into it and not ignore it. More>>

Melinda's Garden Moment: It's not too late to keep growing Video included

Don’t let the calendar stop you from gardening. There is still time to plant vegetables for you and your family to enjoy. More>>

WI Dairy News: New location means new business Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Since making her first batch of cheese in 2006 Marieke Penterman has been dazzling consumers with her award-winning gouda cheese. More>>

Deschutes Brewery & Great Dane salute home brewing with upcoming event Video included

Living in Wisconsin we have a lot of great breweries, but many of us want to try out hand at brewing at home too.
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Local fire department helps rebuild home after fellow firefighter dies Video included

The Randolph Fire Department knows something about the bonds of brotherhood.When a local firefighter died, his family home fell to disrepair so his fellow firefighters stepped in to help. More>>

Tri4Schools hosts Summer Shindig to thank volunteers and supporters

To celebrate, Tri4Schools is hosting its first ever Summer Shindig Tuesday, July 15th from 6-9 p.m. at the Madison Children's Museum.
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Paddle & Portage coming up this weekend Video included

It's just about time for a quirky canoe trip on Madison's beautiful lakes. More>>

New Glarus Brewing Company has a unique way of making its new brew Video included

A well-known Wisconsin brewery is venturing into newer territory with a sour tasting new brew. New Glarus Brewing Company now has a unique way of making the beer. More>>

Faux potato salad and lettuce wraps for your next picnic Video included

A lot of us have been putting together picnic baskets this summer, but if you want to make them healthier, we have a few ideas for you.
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July Jamboree intended to help parents become more self-sufficient Video included

MADISON (WKOW) – There is a local program to help unemployed or underemployed people with children become more self-sufficient.Forward Service Corporation in Dane County is the agency responsible for the Wisconsin Works program which is located in 41 counties throughout the state.The Dane County office organizes quarterly events including one July 18th. They’re calling it the July Jamboree.The event will be located at Reindahl Park at 1818 Portage Road from 10:00am-2:00pm.Event organizers are... More>>

Angie's List: Summer pet health Video included

Summertime can put pets at risk for fleas and other parasites, so we have some tips to keep them healthy this year!
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Art Fair on the Square returns this weekend Video included

MADISON (WKOW) – One of the Midwest’s most popular outdoor celebrations of the arts will return to the Capital Square this weekend as MMoCA presents the 56th Annual Art Fair on the Square.On Thursday, organizers with Art Fair on the Square joined the Wake Up team to talk about the upcoming event.The event is a mix of music, entertainment and outdoor dining. More than 450 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories.The fair is expect... More>>

Locally owned, operated anaplastology office making prostheses for patients in Dane Co. Video included

There is a locally owned and operated anaplastology office in Dane County that makes prostheses for people who need fingers, hands, ears, toes and noses.
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Melinda's Garden Moment: Caring for drought stressed lawns Video included

Drought and extremely high temperatures can leave your lawn looking brown. More>>

WI Dairy News: Hottest Cold Treat Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Gelato, known as Italian ice cream, is a summer treat that is a favorite amongst many people in Wisconsin, which makes it one of the hottest trends in frozen desserts. More>>

Wake Up anchors Dani & Brandon learn how to SUP ahead of world record try Video included

Madison is number one in a lot of things. This weekend, it's going for a Guinness World Record for Largest Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Class. More>>

Bike enthusiasts gear up for Act 12 Ride for AIDS Network Video included

Madison bike enthusiasts gear up for a 300 mile, four day ride to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and funds for the AIDS Network.

 



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11th Annual Ron Boylan Motorcycle Ride Video included

Madison (WKOW) – The 11th Annual Ron Boylan Motorcycle Ride to benefit Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center will take place Saturday, July 12, 2014.This mission of Safe Harbor is to reduce the trauma to children who are victims of abuse or neglect or witnesses to crimes, by promoting the coordination of multi-disciplinary investigations, conducting forensic interviews in a child-friendly environment and providing ongoing advocacy to affected children and families.More than 200 riders gather each... More>>

Big beards, big hearts: Madison Beard Wearer's Union raises money for Porchlight Video included

The Madison Beard Wearer's Union is hosting a competition this weekend to raise money for charity. More>>

Wing-Ding 2014 takes on Madison Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison welcomed back a big motorcycle rally this weekend.Wing-Ding 36 is being held at the Alliant Energy Center. It's the annual convention for the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.This is the fifth time that Madison has hosted the event and officials say it provides a nice boost to the local economy.If you would like a list of the events scheduled this weekend click here. More>>

Get ready for Sauk Prairie’s Fire on the River Video included

SAUK PRAIRIE (WKOW) – If you’re looking for something to do this holiday weekend you might want to head over to Sauk Prairie. Fire on the River has a new location on the Sauk City Riverwalk and will be an entire day . The event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. This is a family friendly event with lots of activities, live music, a beer tent and a taste of Sauk Prairie area food vendors. The event will conclude with a grand finale fireworks extravaganza and is free to the public. If you would like more... More>>

Melinda's Garden Moment: Eco-friendly mosquito control Video included

Don't let mosquitoes prevent you from enjoying your garden this summer.  A fan and a bit of outdoor housekeeping will help you manage these pests.  More>>

WI Dairy News: 3 decades of delicious Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Known for its ButterBurgers and frozen custard, Culver's is a Wisconsin classic, and the franchise has just hit two milestones. More>>

2 great recipes for your 4th of July parties Video included

If you're looking for something unique to make for this year's 4th of July party, Chef Kevin Appleton from VOM FASS has a few suggestions.
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Chef Dan Fox shows us how to make Hazelnut Brioche French Toast Video included

Madison (WKOW) – Heritage Tavern in Madison has a new brunch menu featuring a lot of tasty items including Hazelnut Brioche French Toast.On Wake Up Wisconsin Tuesday the restaurant’s owner and chef Dan Fox made the delectable french toast dish in our studios.Here is the recipe:French Toast Batter:1 Cup Milk1 Cup Heavy Cream1 XL EggPinch CinnamonPinch NutmegProcedure: Combine all ingredients well with a whisk and reserve.4 Thick Slices BriocheCanola OilFresh Strawberries to GarnishToasted Haze... More>>

The Salvation Army needs your help for Christmas in July Video included

MADISON (WKOW) – The Salvation Army in Dane County will be pulling out the Christmas Kettles for their summertime fundraiser, Christmas in July.From Friday, Jul 11 to Saturday, July 19 volunteers will be donning the Salvation Army red aprons, picking up bells and sharing a little summer cheer at stores throughout the Madison area.All proceeds from Christmas in July will benefit the needy in our community through The Salvation Army’s ongoing programs, services and activities.The Salvation Army... More>>

Kids encouraged to enter online LEGO contest Video included

Lots of kids love playing with LEGOs and now they can learn to build anything they want from a professional. More>>

Angie's List: 3 simple tips to a healthy lawn Video included

Angie's List has three simple tips to a healthy lawn this summer. More>>

Edgewood College invites you to Tee Up for Nursing Video included

MADISON (WKOW) – Edgewood College is embarking on their 11th year of Tee Up for Nursing which provides nursing scholarships to Edgewood College students.The school is trying to eliminate Wisconsin’s nursing shortage.Edgewood College President Dr. Scott Flanagan stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about the event which will take place Monday, June 30th at Nakoma Golf Club. Proceeds from the event are designated to the Henry Predolin School of Nursing, supporting the educations of deserving nu... More>>

Melinda's Garden Moment: Waterwise gardening tips Video included

No matter where you live, being a waterwise gardener makes environmental and economic sense.  And it's really easier than you think. More>>

WI Dairy News: 20 years of master cheese making Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- A program established through a joint partnership of the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research, UW-Extension, and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board celebrates 20 years of elevating the skills of outstanding Wisconsin cheese makers. More>>

Jessepalooza Music-Fest slated for June 29th Video included

MIDDLETON (WKOW) – People who knew Jesse Alswager describe him as a gregarious teenager who simply rocked.Alswager was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of three and later died from complications of the disease in 2010. He was only 13-years-old.Despite his youth and diminutive frame, Alswager was a commanding and credible voice on behalf of other children who lived with diabetes.“His work to raise money and awareness of diabetes is his legacy,” says his mother, Michelle Alswager.Miche... More>>

Owl gets stuck in Texas home Video included

FORT WORTH (WKOW) – We have seen plenty of videos recently on Wake Up Wisconsin of humans and wildlife in the wrong place at the wrong time.However, you’ve probably never seen one quite like this.Colton Wright says his cat dragged an owl into his house. The unexpected visitor ended up stuck in the window and then was flying around his living room.After calming his nerves a bit, Colton showed off his professional raptor-handling skills and coaxed the owl onto a floor sweeper.The bird gave him ... More>>

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