Lots of chefs develop farm-to-table menus to showcase local ingredients, but these restaurants go one step further. Each is on a Wisconsin farm and open all year.
North Star Homestead Farms, 11077N Fullington Road, Hayward: A trio of women — Ann Berlage with daughters Laura and Kara — operate a cafe, market and creamery on a 1919 farm in Sawyer County and Chequamegon National Forest.
Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel — unusual because of its appearance, architecture, attitude and location — soon goes into hibernation for six months. The Michigan summer resort, a National Historic Landmark, is among the Midwest’s most precious getaways.
It’s among the pricier, too, but there are exceptions if you know how to time a visit. Schedule a weekday overnight this month, and the overnight rate could be quite affordable, as in $310 per room for up to four people (the Fall Bed and Breakfast Package). Breakfast goes far beyond cold cereal and pre-packaged muffins.
What, besides corn and cows, might you find in farm fields near Reedsburg next month?
A. A woodwind quintet and ballet dancers.
When fall colors hit their peak, we hit the road in search of the most brilliant blaze of hues. That part is expected.
What adds surprise to the awe of autumnal landscapes? Plan it right, and rural sculpture parks pop up amid the flaming oaks, maples, birches and sumacs.
Outside are the tools and materials of a welder. Inside is the precarious pirouette of a dancer, the menacing glare of a warrior.
The unusual combination of what you see is as unexpected as the story of how Sara Balbin leaves her mark in the Northwoods, between Drummond and Cable in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Once a month on a Tuesday night, the basement at Monroe’s Turner Hall fills.
Fans of all things Swiss devour Schublig sausages, potatoes with melted Raclette cheese, Hasli-filee pork medallions, cheese pie, fondue and more.
In the world of pastry production, Danish kringle ranks among the most difficult and time-consuming of challenges. To do it right takes three days from start to finish.
That’s because of the number of times dough is rolled, folded with butter and set aside to rest. “The best quality kringle require patience,” notes a Food Network online recipe, for advanced bakers.
The half-mile walk between northern Iowa cornfields leads to a pinwheel of copper Jell-O molds and, lower to the ground, stainless steel cutouts of a guitar and a pair of wings.
People who make this fence-line trek tend to leave a little something behind: loose change, notes, scarves, ribbons, flags, beads, needlepoint, necklaces, flowers.
When I think about classic summer resort design in the Midwest, Old World architecture isn’t the first thing to come to mind.
That is a part of what makes the Garmisch Resort, eight miles east of Cable, unusual in Wisconsin.
The Kenosha County Board unanimously approved the appointment of Ray Arbet to serve as director of the Public Works and Development Services Department at its meeting Tuesday night.
TREVOR — A 3.4 percent increase in the Trevor-School Consolidated School District tax levy was approved by the electorate Tuesday.
The newly hired Downtown Kenosha Inc. executive director said Tuesday the city’s pro-development outlook and infrastructure attracted him.
A 76-year-old Twin Lakes man reported an elaborate phone scam Monday morning involving the Internal Revenue Service and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.
A Kenosha man was charged on Monday with three counts of sexual assault after reportedly terrifying several patrons and employees inside an area haunted house.
St. Joseph Catholic Academy celebrated honored state tennis champion Claire Czerwonka Tuesday, with an assembly full of adoring peers.
SILVER LAKE — If the referendum to dissolve the village of Silver Lake is approved, residents will most likely see a decrease in the municipal part of their tax bill, according to Dale Knapp, research director of the Wisconsin Taxpayer's Alliance.
The defense has reviewed thousands of pages of discovery materials in the Kenosha County case against a man accused of strangling a woman during a sexual encounter, then hiding her body for several years.
KENOSHA — The Griffin Observatory at the Kemper Center, 6501 Third Ave., will be open for night-sky viewing from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, weather permitting.
A double murder trial stopped abruptly Tuesday morning when the defendant agreed to an 11th-hour plea deal offered by the state.
It wasn’t exactly, “Presto, change-o” Monday night at the Kenosha City Council meeting.
JANESVILLE — The debate between 1st District Congressional candidates Rob Zerban and Rep. Paul Ryan was remarkable for its civility while highlighting a clash of political philosophies.
Public hearings on the proposed 2015 Kenosha County budget begin this week.
Kenosha Police said a 67-year-old Chicago man was getting ready to attend a concealed-carry weapons class when he picked up a handgun in his HarborPark townhouse and blew out a sliding glass door in his kitchen.
A man is on trial this week for the April 2013 fatal shooting of two men in a 25th Avenue back yard.
Declining birth rates and shifting demographics are changing the look of Kenosha Unified School District.
For Ben Dowell, meeting President Barack Obama earlier this month, shaking hands and briefly conversing with him still seems surreal.
Less than one day after being convicted of murder, Kenosha’s Joshua P. Braithwaite was arrested for felony battery after a brutal attack on a Kenosha County Jail correctional officer.
SOMERS — Alarm bells rang early Monday morning after a suspicious chemical smell forced school officials at Somers Elementary to evacuate the school.
In-person early voting began Monday but the hours and days for voting vary by municipality. These are the dates and times city, village and town residents can vote. The last day for early in-person voting is Oct. 31. Election Day is Nov. 4.
KENOSHA — A free gardening workshop begins at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Center for Sustainable Living at Gateway Technical College, 3520 30th Ave.
Question: How many years did Police Chief Owen O’Hare serve on Kenosha’s police force?
The First Congressional District contest in November involves two men who have done battle before.