When SAIL Member Janice Durand started The Puzzlebox in 1979, her State Street location and line of one-of-a-kind specialty toys made the store a success. The store’s unique products and local flare were so popular that Janice expanded the business to two stores in Milwaukee and one in St. Louis. Then came the 1980s, when … Continue reading Supporting small, local businesses
Farmers' markets are a long-time Wisconsin tradition. It's hard to resist the amazing smells, friendly faces, and wide array of beautiful foods and crafts. Farmers' markets as we know them won't be around this summer, but they'll still be there, and if you do a little research and practice safety, you can still enjoy products … Continue reading Local foods and rich family history
By Blog Coordinator Meghan Randolph Fred Ross and friends pedaling away! National Bike Month is almost over, but with summer coming up, it's a great time to cycle through the lush green trees and feel the breeze! SAIL Member Fred Ross has been biking for years. I caught him on the phone just as he … Continue reading Pedal your way through summer!
In recent years, Harriet Irwin has been reflecting a lot on her long and varied career as a teacher. Several decades ago, when she was a teacher at Madison's Crestwood School, there was an abundance of kids in 5th and 6th grade one year. When asked to take some of the surplus, she eagerly accepted. … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation: Harriet Irwin
Today we offer some inspiring words of wisdom! Madison's American Family DreamBank has been a staple of the community for several years, offering workshops on thought-provoking, self-improvement, and entertaining topics. From fitness classes to journaling and even activities for the kids, the downtown location provides a plethora of ways people of all ages can get … Continue reading Loneliness Is Not An Option!