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Ah, if only there were summer camps for grownups -- kids just don’t get how lucky they are! It’s time to get the young ones enrolled so they can be kept busy and having fun this summer. Although this list doesn’t include all Madison summer camps for kids, we feel it’s a pretty well-rounded list.

Art Summer Camps in Madison

Monroe Street Art Center Art Camp

2526 Monroe St., Madison

(608) 232-1510

Three camps, segregated by age: 5 to 7, 8 to 10 and 11 to 14.

 

Educational Summer Camps in Madison

Ceos of Tomorrow

316 W. Washington Avenue, Suite 675, Madison

(608) 298-6949

Offering two programs for kids in grades 4 through 8. “The curriculum used in each workshop has been aligned to math, literacy, entrepreneurship, and

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Sunday is Easter and if you’re just now making plans for brunch, you’d best be getting a move on. Some of the more popular Madison eateries are selling out quickly so choose a spot from our list and give them a call. We queried our clients, friends and families about their favorite Easter brunch spots and you’ll find the results below.

Granite City Food & Brewery

Granite City is serving brunch from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Carved prime rib, Grand Marnier® glazed ham, salmon béarnaise, pasta, turkey and more will be offered, as will a custom omelet bar. You’ll pay $23.95 for adults, $7.95 for kids age six to 12 and those younger than five eat free.

72 W Towne Mall

(608) 829-0700

Edgewater

The Edgewater’s Easter brunch in The

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woman riding a bike in a park

No doubt you’ve heard it repeatedly: your home may be the biggest investment you make in your lifetime. Sadly, most homebuyers don’t keep that in mind during the purchase process. Instead, it is all about emotions -- the sexy staircase, the über-cool kitchen and the to-die-for flooring. Seldom are we asked how to know if a home will hold its value, what factors into determining a home’s future value and how to shop for a home that will eventually make the buyer money.

While the answers to these questions are complex, some predictors of future value are obvious:

  • Location
  • Age
  • Size
  • Layout
  • Condition
  • Upgrades
  • Market variables

One must dig deep into even these obvious factors to find the “nuggets” of needed information. For

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Ah, spring is finally in the still-somewhat-nippy air and April’s Madison entertainment calendar proves it. Sure, we're headed for some April showers this month, but don't let that stop you from getting out and enjoying some of this month's amazing events. 

April 1

Spring Fling

We LOVE free events, especially when they’re family-oriented and this one is a must-attend. On April 1 (no fooling!) the Crowne Plaza (4402 E. Washington Ave. in Madison) hosts the Spring Fling, a day full of shopping for crafts from more than 50 vendors. You’ll find jewelry, makeup, body products and more. Parking is free too and you’ll receive a free carnation, be entered in free gift bag and spa/massage raffles too. This event happens from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and

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A couple of weeks ago we featured three stunning Madison country clubs and the homes that surround them. As promised, here’s part two. If you long to live on or near a golf course in Madison, read on.

Bishops Bay Country Club

Named among Wisconsin’s Top 10 Private Golf and Country Clubs, Bishops Bay in Middleton should be at or near the top of the list for avid golfers seeking a new home. Actually, anyone that longs for the rolling green vistas a golf course provides would do well to look at homes for sale near Bishops Bay Country Club.

Bishops Bay opened in 1995, offering golf with a backdrop of spectacular views of both the capitol and Lake Mendota. The 18-hole course features 7,160 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. But

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It’s a rare person that looks the nine-to-five routine in the face every day and doesn’t occasionally experience at least a twinge of escapism. If you relate to this and have toyed with the idea of working for yourself, have you considered becoming a real estate agent?

Agents come from all walks of life, from teachers to nurses, police officers and more. The rewards of a career in real estate sales can be tremendous, and not just financially. Being able to wave goodbye to your boss, set your own hours and even work from home in your jammies if you want just can’t be beat. Throw in the ability to make your own business decisions and help consumers through a complicated process and it’s easy to see why so many Americans seek a career in the real

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Things to Do in Madison WI in March

 

There's a lot going on in and around Madison this March -- take your pick from the events below and get out and have some fun!

Through March 7

The Turn of the Screw

“The Turn of the Screw” is an English chamber opera composed by Benjamin Britten, based on the novella by Henry James, and performed by UW-Madison University Opera. Held downtown at the Carol Rennebohm Auditorium (925 Bascom Mall), you can purchase your tickets online, here.

 

March 10, 11, 17 and 18 and 31

Madison Capitols Hockey

You’ll have several chances to catch live hockey action this month as the Madison Capitols take on the Sioux City Musketeers on March 5 and then the Tri-City Storm on the 11th. Get tickets for the former here and the latter here. Or, you

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Country

Did you know that Wisconsin is home to more than 500 golf courses? Indeed we are and some of the finest are located in and around Madison. This week we feature three of our gorgeous private country clubs and next week we’ll take a look at three more.

Blackhawk Country Club

If you’re looking for a club that is pure golf, Blackhawk Country Club may be worth a look. While it offers “No pool, no tennis courts, no distractions,” Blackhawk packs a wallop when it comes to views and pristine, tree-lined fairways on the 18-hole Blackhawk course. The club also offers members a golf academy, junior golf program, driving range, a putting green and a yummy bite to eat in an idyllic setting.

The Blackhawk course features 6,193 yards of golf from the

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We could tell you that moving in the winter in Madison is challenging. We could also tell you that it’s messy. But, why would we? If you’re a native you’re not afraid of winter weather; in fact, you celebrate it.

Moving during winter in Madison is, however, a bit different than your typical spring or summer move, and if you aren’t using a professional moving company (something to consider since they typically discount their prices in the winter), you’ll no doubt need some tips to get the process done safely, smoothly and successfully.

1. Pack an essentials box

You’ll need a box or bag full of essentials and a spare spot in the trunk of your car for items that you may need during the move and during the first few hours in the new home. Leave

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Beer Tour - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/flash716/2798306275

Hop Head Beer Tours has been providing safe and fun craft beer tours in the Madison area since 2010. They have become very popular with adults and provide something unique to do with friends, family, or as a couple. Here's what you can expect when you take a tour with Hop Head Beer Tours.

Not a Party Bus

The tours provided are not like a pub crawl or a party bus situation. Instead, they visit brew-pubs and breweries in the form of an educational experience. Of course there's still great beers to sample, but these tours are more for the beer connoisseur, not your average beer drinker.

The Tours

Hop Head Beer Tours offer bus, bike and charter tours every month which vary based on availability. They offer both public as well as private tours

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