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Supporting Local for the Holiday Season!

woman holding chalk sign that says shop local We know many of you are busy buying Holiday gifts. And some of you haven’t even started yet.  We have some terrific local options to help ease your gift buying experience. This list is created for people in and around Dane County, WI. If you’re reading this and you’re not in this area, we hope that you do a little Google search and find some great local options for you. 

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Local Spotlight: Monroe Street Sidewalk Poems

3 poems with a blue background Imagine walking down the sidewalk and having it speak to you, offering you a moment to pause and take a moment to reflect. Walking down Monroe Street can do that and it is one of the many reasons we love being part of the Monroe Street community. In 2018, there was a major road reconstruction and in the process of repaving the sidewalks, the Madison Arts Commission brought an innovative idea to the table - poetry stamped into the concrete. It shouldn’t be a hidden secret! We invite you to make an afternoon discovering...

Local Spotlight: Formecology, LLC

Small man made pond with rocks around it Picture credit: Formecology, LLC As we head into spring, we anticipate the snow disappearing, the weather warming up, and flowers beginning to bloom. That makes now the best time to think about updating your landscaping. We are excited to shine the monthly spotlight on Formecology LLC. With over 24 years of experience, Formecology is a trusted source for all things outdoors.  Formecology is a landscaping business that doesn’t limit itself to simply...

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Local Spotlight: Marie’s Soul Food on Monroe St!

Marie's Soul Food logo Marie's Soul Food Soul food has been around long before the term became modernized. Most of these recipes can be traced back to before slavery when meals were prepared with limited rations. The term soul food originated in the mid 1960s when the word “soul” was a common word used to describe African American culture. This ethnic cuisine was traditionally prepared and eaten by African Americans in southern states, but today, it’s eaten everywhere. Soul food is offered all over the country and is now part of mainstream American food culture. It usually consists of chicken, ribs, cornbread, and greens. One place in Madison that offers this delicious style of food is Marie’s Soul Food located at 1637 Monroe Street. Owner Marissa Holmes opened Marie’s Soul Food...

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Local Spotlight: Off the Block pizzas now available at Willy Street Co-op!

Mentoring Positives has exciting news! Off the Block pizza is now available at all three Willy Street Co-op locations! This is a big move for this social enterprise. You can purchase the   ‘On Wisconsin’ Cheese whole wheat crust pizza and the ‘On Wisconsin’ Cheese “NEW” Green Bay white crust pizza. Mentoring Positives started its Off the Block program...

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