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Rubik's cube competition coming soon to Dane Co. Video included

A 16-year-old Waunakee boy is bringing first Rubik's cube competition to Wisconsin, in six years. 

Buy local fruits and vegetables to limit pesticide exposure Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- June is National Fruits and Vegetables Month and a great time to be going to your local farmer’s markets and taking advantage of buying organic produce! More>>

Hot trends in the spirit world for dad this Father's Day Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Father's Day is right around the corner and it's time to start thinking about gift ideas.Wayne Crokus from Steve's Wine, Beer and Spirits joins Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend to talk about hot trends for dad. Watch the segment live at 6:00 a.m. or click here for more information. More>>

Meet the animals at Heartland Farm Sanctuary during summer barn tours Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Heartland Farm Sanctuary, Wisconsin's only dedicated animal farm rescue facility, encourages the public to come enjoy the farm for barn tours!Lindsay Lemmer from Heartland Farm Sanctuary and Opal, the goat, join Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend. Click here for more information about Heartland Farm Sanctuary. More>>

Hot Rods celebrate in Wisconsin Dells

WISCONSIN DELLS (WKOW) -- Each year the pages of HOT ROD Magazine come to life!

Help support our local veterans

MADISON (WKOW) -- Support our troops and post traumatic stress disorder this Memorial Day weekend. More>>

Out and about in Madison today

MADISON (WKOW) -- With the nice weather on Sunday there's plenty to do to get out and about! More>>

Flowers set the stage at the Wedding Planner & Guide Bridal Show

MADISON (WKOW) -- Flowers can change the mood of a room and it's these details you want to pay attention to. More>>

4-year-old boy with autism, diabetes needs help to purchase diabetic alert dog

FORT ATKINSON (WKOW) -- A 4-year-old boy from Fort Atkinson, diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes and autism, can't alert his parents of changes in his sugar levels and he needs a diabetic alert dog to help. More>>

Six ways to cool off your home and save

MADISON (WKOW) -- The average utility bill during a Madison summer is $257 dollars per month and that's about 51 coffees! More>>

Children learn about careers in construction industry

MADISON (WKOW) -- Several hundred children and their families will come out and enjoy an event today called Kids Building Wisconsin and you can check it out too. More>>

Mother's Day events to plan ahead for the big day

MADISON (WKOW) -- It's time to start planning your Mother's Day plans and there are a few events mom may enjoy! More>>

Cards for Cause event to help local Ronald McDonald House Charity

MADISON (WKOW) -- A Cards for Cause event is going on in Madison to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. More>>

Program helps parents with childcare

MADISON (WKOW) -- UHP Parent Cooperative is a part day, non-profit, parent cooperative school. More>>

Saturday is Car Seat Recycle Day at West & East Towne Malls

MADISON- It’s tempting to save money by passing down used car seats, but Safe Kids Madison says it’s not recommended. More>>

Local students give back to homeless by collecting non-perishable food items

SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- Members of the Sun Prairie Civic Theatre want to help homelessness and other less fortunate in our area. More>>

Events in Madison for spring

MADISON (WKOW) -- It's spring and time to get outside!.. More>>

Young professionals join effort to support Alzheimer's Association

MADISON (WKOW) -- Two sides, one team. In its second year in Madison, Blondes vs. Brunettes is the only flag football game in Wisconsin that is volunteer-driven, bringing together young professionals to support the Alzheimer’s Association.

Sign up for Heartland Farm Sanctuary's summer camp program for kids

VERONA (WKOW) -- Get up close and personal with 60 rescued farm animals! More>>

Healthy diet strategies to help reduce cancer risk

MADISON (WKOW) -- April is Cancer Control Month.

Poison prevention tips to keep your family safe

MADISON (WKOW) -- It's important to keep in mind poison prevention tips and ways to keep your family safe. More>>

Prepare the right drinks to accent your Easter ham flavors

MADISON (WKOW) -- It's Easter weekend and if you're finalizing your plans for Sunday we have you covered. More>>

Know it, fight it and end Pancreatic Cancer at the Purple Stride event in Madison

MADISON (WKOW) -- The Purple Stride event is back in the Madison area. More>>

Rockin' for a Cure to benefit Lou Gehrig's Disease cure

MADISON (WKOW) -- In its 14th year, the Rockin' for a Cure Benefit will take place in Madison. More>>

Events in Madison for Spring

MADISON (WKOW) -- With the weather starting to be more pleasant and spring-like it's a great time to get outside and see Madison. More>>

Hyper-local tutor community helps students learn

MADISON (WKOW) -- Local teachers and students alike are now using a hyper-local tutor community called WyzAnt. More>>

Lighting can improve your health during winter and early spring months

MADISON (WKOW) -- Have you ever thought about light and how it relates to your health?We can alleviate seasonal affective disorder just by exposing you to lots of blue light.

WI woman commits to running to raise awareness about Meniere's Disease

MADISON (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin native has committed to running a half marathon in each state plus Washington D.C. by the age of 50 to raise money and awareness of Meniere's Disease. More>>

Detox your home to get ready for spring and summer

MADISON (WKOW) -- Winter is fading away and it's time to detox your house from the damages of winter as look forward to spring! More>>

WI man gets ready to leave for Boston Marathon; goal to run 50 marathons in 50 states

MONROE (WKOW) -- A Monroe native wants to accomplish 50 marathons in 50 states in the next couple of years.

Get a taste for nature at the Aldo Leopold's Maple Syrup Festival

MADISON (WKOW) -- Satisfy your sweet tooth and spend a delightful afternoon outdoors with your family at Maple Syrup Fest at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center.

Bed bugs on the rise during spring travel season

MADISON (WKOW) -- During spring travel season when millions of Americans travel to popular warm weather destinations, we see a rise in bed bugs.

Heartland Farm Sanctuary hosts 2014 gala

It's an evening of hope, celebration and new beginnings at Heartland Farm Sanctuary. More>>

Madison comes alive for St. Patrick's Day events

This weekend there's a lot of fun activities going on in and around Madison. More>>

Local 311 fire department hosts head-shaving event to raise money for cancer

Madison Firefighter's local 311 hosts the St. Baldrick's Foundation head shaving event to raise funds for cancer research. More>>

Goodwill & the Boston Store team up to help local community

Goodwill hosts the "Stuff the Trunk" event at the Boston Store at West Towne Mall in Madison. More>>

World Cheese Championships in Madison

Cheese, cheese and more cheese! More>>

Free health seminars through Dean Health Clinics

Knowledge is power and learning more about your health can make all the difference. More>>

Explore storms, clouds and spacecrafts on Jupiter at the Planetarium

Would you consider Jupiter the king of all planets? More>>

Red Cross needs blood donations after harsh winter weather

The American Red Cross is looking for more help after the bitterly cold weather we've seen this winter. More>>

Conference Focusing on Wisconsin Aquaculture Planned in March

Raising Fish Today to Build a Better Tomorrow is the theme of the 2014 Wisconsin Aquaculture Conference. More>>

Alzheimer's Association looks at changes to dementia care in WI

The Alzheimer's Association has been a part of a committee with the  Department of Health Services and Kitty Rhoades to look at systematic changes as it relates to Dementia care in Wisconsin.

Baraboo family raises money to help pay for child's medical costs

A family in Baraboo raises money to help their son, Caleb, get better each day. More>>

Madison offers many family-fun events

As we work to bring on spring and finish up winter, some events around town may get you energized and ready to adventure in Madison. More>>

Classy WI women at the WI Women of Style event

The United States may not associate Wisconsin with cutting-edge fashion but a new exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum shows otherwise.


2014 International Festival highlights 25 unique cultures

Experience a rich tapestry of cultures woven by Dane County artists. More>>

Cold weather tips for homeowners before spring arrives

With the cold temps hanging around homeowners need to beware of how they can protect their homes from expensive damages. More>>

How to stay in for Valentine's Day and pair food with special drinks

What do you and your special someone have planned for Valentine's Day? More>>

C.A.R.D.S Closet moves to bigger space to help families stay warm during winter

C.A.R.D.S Closet has some exciting news, they're moving to a bigger location in Sun Prairie to help local students and their families stay warm during the winter. More>>

Local girl scouts start selling Girl Scout cookies

The Girl Scouts cookie program officially begins! More>>

Live performance of the play "Love Letters"

Heartline Theatricals is proud to present "LOVE LETTERS", a poignant and funny two person play that explores a 50-year friendship that begins in the second grade. More>>

2014 All Dressed Up helps high school girls find prom dresses

The 10th annual All Dressed Up event kicks off in March at Madison College, but online registration starts in February. More>>

Mighty WheelHouse talks national music competition

You may have heard them on the radio or playing around town. More>>

Beloit International Film Festival kicks off in February

A ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent films from around the world. More>>

Buffalo chicken wing ideas for Super Bowl Sunday

It's estimated that 1.25 billion chicken wings will be eaten this Super Bowl Sunday. More>>

2014 Monster Truck Artist of the Year profiles new album

Nashville recording artist and songwriter, Brandon Maddox, profiles his new 2014 album. More>>

Madison Ballet presents its first of two repertory programs

Madison Ballet will be presenting the first of its two repertory programs scheduled for the 2013-2014 Season. More>>

WI Women in Government hosts seminar class & speed-mentoring session

The Wisconsin Women in Government group hosts a seminar class and speed-mentoring session. More>>

Expert speed skaters hit the ice at pond hockey tournament in Madison

Warmer temps this weekend mean people are headed back outside to enjoy some winter activities like speed skating. More>>

"Defeat Hunger Bowl" kicks off in our community

It's an important time for Second Harvest Southern because after the holidays, hunger does not go away. More>>

Prevent Cervical Cancer during national awareness month

January is National Cervical Cancer Month. More>>

Wedding Planner & Guide Bridal show kicks off in Madison

It's the place to plan the wedding of your dreams from start to finish. More>>

Still time to sign up for pond hockey tourney in Madison

We're hoping the temperatures become a little more seasonal by the end of January because there's a large pond hockey tournament coming to the Madison area. More>>

Winter conditions create slick roads overnight

Two to four inches of snow fell from midnight until sunrise, creating slick roads Sunday morning More>>

Healthy holiday cookie exchange recipes

It's that time of the year again for the holiday cookie exchanges. More>>

American Heart Association launches new "cold weather guide"

Staying healthy and active during the winter months is important and the American Heart Association agrees. More>>

Former police officer writes book about Iraq war in 2003

A Wisconsin author releases a book about the year 2003 in Iraq. More>>

Mom & daughter author duo release 3rd book in their "Tale of Two Sisters" series

A mom and daughter award nominated author duo share their third and final book in their series "Tale of Two Sisters." More>>

Local artists create for a cause

Over 30 local artists sell their homemade wares to help prevent homelessness and end hunger through MOM. More>>

5th annual RAWards highlights local artists in Madison

The 5th Annual Raw Awards will be coming up in December. More>>

AED/CPR training session to honor young girl with heart condition

She's only seven years old, but a local girl has managed to impact an entire community. More>>

2nd Annual Feast for the Turkeys at Heartland Farm Sanctuary

Heartland Farm Sanctuary likes to celebrate each Thanksgiving by honoring the rescued animals who call their sanctuary home. More>>

Cookies and soy pumpkin cheesecake for the holidays

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and planning your meals now could save you time later. More>>

Apple orchard sale for apple lovers

Lapacek's Orchard will start an apple sale in November. More>>

Discussion helps women deal with signs, symptoms of pelvic floor disorders

"Break free" from pelvic floor disorders and take the floor to learn more about disorders for women. More>>

Movers for Military initiative helps local homeless veterans

On Veterans Day, the country honors the brave men and women who have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedoms. More>>

Substitute ingredients to make healthier chocolate brownie cookies

The holidays are getting closer and many people participate in cookie swaps. More>>

'Stampin Up' demonstrator comes to WKOW to share craft tips

Set you table, layout the scrapbook materials and create homemade cards with Thanksgiving and fall designs. More>>

Pizza maker debuts new toppings & pairings on Wake Up Weekend

Learn how to stretch, throw and sauce pizza dough. More>>

Songwriter, musician debuts new album "Shirley"

Songwriter, musician Matt White makes an appearance on Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend. More>>

Live radio drama comes alive with "The Haunting of Hill House"

Get ready to be scared with a live radio Halloween drama. More>>

Ghost play for Halloween opens at the Bartell Theatre

A play called "The Woman in Black" opens at the Bartell Theatre's Drury Stage. More>>

Young, blind candy maker hosts chocolate festival in Theresa

A young entrepreneur and candy maker shares some speciality chocolate ideas and the craft of chocolate making in Wisconsin. More>>

Get creative for Halloween gifts with custom cards & stamps

Get creative for all your Halloween gifts! More>>

Local farmer hosts event to celebrate pheasant hunting season

A local farm hosts an opening day celebration for pheasant hunting season. More>>

Local farmer's market celebrates UW Madison homecoming with Fall Festival

Kickoff UW Madison homecoming celebrations at Hilldale's Autumn Harvest Festival. More>>

Participants share experience of "Camp Createability"

Camp Createability is a video and entertainment camp for individuals with autism and other disabilities. More>>

Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau has tips for fall fun in Madison

It's officially fall and there are many activities to do in and around Madison this time of year. More>>

MMoCA hosts "The Stoop Project" in the main lobby

A new exhibit at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art has now opened. More>>

'Barktoberfest' helps Custom Canines Service Dog Academy

October is going to the dogs, literally, with the Custom Canines Service Dog Academy's 'Barktoberfest.' More>>

"From Munich to Madison" event to benefit the UW Carbone Cancer Center

A beer and wine tasting event will be coming up at the end of this month to benefit the UW Carbone Cancer Center. More>>

Art show to benefit the Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM)

Food Concepts, Inc. (FCI) will hold its 6th Annual FCI Art Show and Auction to benefit MOM, the Middleton Outreach Ministry. More>>

"Sparkle of Hope" event features activist & actress Laura Clark Hansen

Hilarity is not the usual response to the ovarian cancer experience, but theater professional Laura Clark Hansen brings laughter and tears to the audience as she engages them in her "adventures with ovarian cancer." More>>

"Night of the Iguana" opens in September in Madison

Tennessee Williams' great, "The Night of the Iguana" opens for a three-week run at the end of September in Madison. More>>

'Camp Create-Ability' helps build skills for youth with disabilities

A three day entertainment and film camp has been designed specifically for individuals with autism or other disabilities. More>>

Madison Area Down Syndrome Society launches GiGi's Playhouse campaign

A campaign to benefit children with down syndrome kicks off in Madison. More>>

'Taste of Fitchburg' highlights local food & entertainment

The first "Taste of Fitchburg" event will take place on Saturday. More>>

Tailgating takes for Badger & Packer seasons

Football season has come and that means tailgating for many Badger and Packer fans. More>>

Heartland Farm Sanctuary's Fall Tours for school classes & families

Heartland Farm Sanctuary, Wisconsin's only farm-animal dedicated sanctuary and shelter, will be having special tours for area grade school classes and families throughout September and October. More>>

YWCA Rock County Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to raise awareness about violence

YWCA Rock County's Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an advocacy event to raise awareness of sexual violence issues in our community. More>>

Labor Day dessert treat for weekend events

It's Labor Day weekend the unofficial last weekend of summer and while you're entertaining guests or heading to events this weekend make sure to bring some tasty food. More>>

Aldo Leopold Nature Center hosts Color Me Mad event

Get Your Glow On at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center's Color Me Mad Event. More>>

Vendors prepare for Taste of Madison event Labor Day weekend

It's a Madison favorite, the "Taste of Madison" event and it's coming up on Labor Day weekend. More>>

Gio's Garden holds fundraiser to help families with special needs children

Gio's Garden opened its doors to families of children with special needs last June thanks to the generous support of the community and now they need your help to continue providing desperately needed respite care and therapy. More>>

How to make the transition from summer meals to back-to-school dinners

Getting kids back into the routine of school can be very challenging. More>>

Meriter pediatrician recommends a doctor's appointment before the school year

As parents and children get ready to head back to school it's important to learn what families should be doing from a medical perspective. More>>

Police, fire and EMS crews battle in a softball game to raise money

An event tomorrow will benefit the Badger Honor Flight. More>>

Agora Art Fair celebrates local art and its 5th year

The Fitchburg Agora Art Fair celebrates its fifth year. More>>

Ron Dayne helps Alzheimer's Association

You can help the Alzheimer's Association by attending one of two walks in our area. More>>

Deadline extended for WI Soybean Yield Contest

For entry information and additional details about the contest, Wisconsin soybean growers can call Dr. Shawn Conley at 608.262.7975 More>>

Forward Technology Festival comes to Madison

The annual Forward Technology Festival is taking place over ten days in August. More>>

Incredible House Raffle to help the American Family Children's Hospital

The American Family Children's Hospital needs your help to benefit families in our community. More>>

Al Scorch's Country Soul Ensemble performs at Sugar Maple Fest

This year's Sugar Maple Music Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. More>>

Art in the Mill Park to benefit Autism Society of WI

The 3rd annual Art in the Mill Park and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin is going on next weekend. More>>

American Players Theatre introduces more shows

American Players Theatre began its 34th season earlier this summer with five productions and will introduce three more shows in August. More>>

"Project Runway" competitor talks about her experience on the show

One of the 'Project Runway' Season 12 cast members grew up in Wilton, Wisconsin and currently lives in Milwaukee. More>>

Hope for Caleb: a benefit to help raise medical funds after near death experience

A young toddler needs your help to get medical treatment after a near-death experience. More>>

Motorcycle ride to benefit Safe Harbor

The 10th Annual Ron Boylan Motorcycle Ride will be in August to benefit Safe Harbor and you can sign up now. More>>

Vest-A-Dog program provides bullet proof vests for K9 police dogs

The Vest-A-Dog program provides bullet proof and stab proof vests for K9 officers. More>>

Madison's Convention & Visitors Bureau summer-time events

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It's a great time to get out and explore Madison. More>>

Madison group helps moms with postpartum after birth

Exhaustion, anxiety, baby blues, stress and depression. Some women experience these symptoms after having a child. More>>

Maxwell Street Days draws crowds to downtown Madison

Enjoy great bargains on clothing, jewelry, gifts, artwork, sporting goods, books and more at Maxwell Street Days. More>>

Man suffers heart attack and holds benefit to say thank you to responders

A Sun Prairie man holds a benefit to say thank you to first responders after suffering a heart attack. More>>

Walk to End Alzheimer's to benefit our community

The Alzheimer's Association invites Dane County residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the association's Walk to End Alzheimer's. More>>

UW-Madison bass professor receives nation's highest jazz honor

The National Endowment for the Arts named a professor of bass, jazz history, and combo improvisation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of four 2014 NEA Jazz Masters, considered one of the highest honors in jazz. More>>

American Red Cross needs summer blood donations

Vacations, activities and holidays contribute to a decrease in blood donations during the summer. More>>

Jessepalooza event in honor of teen who died from diabetes

The fourth annual Jessepalooza event takes place on Sunday. More>>

Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle campaign

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign kicks off next week in Dane County. More>>

Woman motivated by running suffers stroke, brain surgery

After a near death experience, having a stroke and brain surgery, one woman's life was changed forever. More>>

Madison 56ers soccer team hosts club team from England

The Madison 56ers soccer team gets ready for a big game this week. More>>

Sunscreen questions are answered in a 'reality check' test

We are a nation of beach lovers and although one in five people will get skin cancer, most of us are willing to take our chances. More>>

Cooking ribs for the July 4 weekend

July 4th weekend is just around the corner and you may need some food advice on what to bring to see family and friends. More>>

Popular yoga festival comes back to Madison

A widely popular yoga festival comes back to Madison. More>>

Madison Area Music Awards kicks off Sunday night

The Madison Area Music Association celebrates 10 years of music and on Sunday they're celebrating in style. More>>

WI family to participate in Gettysburg reenactment

Wisconsin Civil War re enactors will go to Pennsylvania for the 150th Gettysburg reenactment event. More>>

Father's Day fishing eco-adventure at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center

If you're still looking for an adventurous way to spend Father's Day, there is an event at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center. More>>

10-month-old girl needs transplant after being diagnosed with liver failure

A 7-month-old baby girl from Pardeeville needs your help to get a full liver transplant. More>>

Entire city turns back the clock to 1864 for the Columbus Carriage Festival

Imagine an entire city turning back the clock to 1864. More>>

6-year-old Sun Prairie girl raises money to get diabetic alert dog

A 6-year-old girl from Sun Prairie needs your help to raise the remaining money to get a diabetic alert dog. More>>

Mad City Vegan Fest kicks off next weekend

Mad City Vegan Fest is an annual celebration of veganism filled with great food, inspiring speakers, awesome raffle prizes, and a host of vegan-minded exhibitors. More>>

Crews scuba dive to clean up Madison lakes

Scuba divers will take a plunge into Madison lakes this weekend for the annual "Take a Stake in the Lakes" event. More>>

Maddie's Pet Adoption Days this weekend at the Dane County Humane Society

Join the Dane County Humane Society, Dane County Friends of Ferals, Angel's Wish, Friends of Noah, and Rock County Humane Society for an exciting weekend adoption event June 1-2. More>>

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