MADISON (WKOW) -- Disability Pride Festival organizers are gearing up for Madison’s Disability Pride Festival which will be held Saturday, July 26 at Brittingham Park.The free festival showcases the arts, energy and pride of people with and without disabilities.All ability yoga classes, a wheelchair wash, complimentary massage station and healthy living exhibits will be featured. The event will also include live performances, food and exhibitors.The festival is sponsored by the Wisconsin Boar... More>>
MADISON (WKOW) – Our good friend, Chef Russell Hackworthy with Metro Market stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin Thursday morning, with some great grilling tips.Chef Russell made Grilled Asparagus, Baked Potatoes and showed us how to grill the perfect steak filet with blue cheese in it.You can catch Chef Russell Hackworthy every Thursday on Wake Up Wisconsin.Don’t forget to enter our latest online contest. Enter your best photo of you grilling out on our Facebook page, and you could win a $50 gift ca... More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- If the leaves in your garden are looking yellow and have begun to curl, it's a sign you might have a problem with aphids. More>>
WALWORTH COUNTY (WKOW) -- Wisconsin will spend this year celebrating 100 years of hands-on learning and leadership for young people through 4-H youth development programs. More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
Little Shop of Horrors invades Evansville as the Evansville Community Theatre is putting on the comedy musical this week.
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>>
Don’t let the calendar stop you from gardening. There is still time to plant vegetables for you and your family to enjoy. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Since making her first batch of cheese in 2006 Marieke Penterman has been dazzling consumers with her award-winning gouda cheese. More>>
Living in Wisconsin we have a lot of great breweries, but many of us want to try out hand at brewing at home too.
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>>
To celebrate, Tri4Schools is hosting its first ever Summer Shindig Tuesday, July 15th from 6-9 p.m. at the Madison Children's Museum.
It's just about time for a quirky canoe trip on Madison's beautiful lakes. More>>
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>>
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.
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>>
Summertime can put pets at risk for fleas and other parasites, so we have some tips to keep them healthy this year!
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>>
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.
Drought and extremely high temperatures can leave your lawn looking brown. More>>
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>>
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>>
Madison bike enthusiasts gear up for a 300 mile, four day ride to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and funds for the AIDS Network. More>>
Madison bike enthusiasts gear up for a 300 mile, four day ride to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and funds for the AIDS Network.
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>>
The Madison Beard Wearer's Union is hosting a competition this weekend to raise money for charity. More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Known for its ButterBurgers and frozen custard, Culver's is a Wisconsin classic, and the franchise has just hit two milestones. More>>
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.
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>>
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>>
Lots of kids love playing with LEGOs and now they can learn to build anything they want from a professional. More>>
Angie's List has three simple tips to a healthy lawn this summer. More>>
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>>
No matter where you live, being a waterwise gardener makes environmental and economic sense. And it's really easier than you think. More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>