Perhaps one of Elizabeth Dahl's best charms is that she can make an entire city crave a dessert it never imagined possible. -- Madison Magazine, November
I recently had the chance to sit down with Elizabeth for a Madison Magazine interview. It's no exaggeration to say I listened to her in awe as she spoke about her experiences as a pastry chef in Chicago's finest restaurants. She is humble, intelligent, artistic and charming. She was also a few weeks from giving birth, so I appreciate her patience and time!
This is what Koats For Kids is all about.
We are so fortunate to live in a community that's ready and willing to serve and help each other. WISC helped collect several thousands coats, had them cleaned at Klinke Cleaners and then recently started distributing them.
Thanks to the Community Action Coalition for all their help passing out the winter gear. I love this effort because it really does make a difference. And we had a blast meeting people!
If you still need a coat, head to the CAC at 1717 N. Stoughton Road. You can register on site. Distribution dates are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until October 30th.
Have you guys had a chance to check out The M List this year? (The M stands for Madison Magazine)
We had a chance to interview Madison Magazine's editor Brennan Nardi on Live at 5 to talk about the list. This year, it's the who's who of food entrepreneurs and innovators.
If you're familiar to Madison, it's really a great city that overall, wants to know where their food comes from. We have so many great local farmers and producers, and The M List features those awesome folks making our community a better place to live.
Read the full list of winners
One thing that's really cool? The M List has really become a buzz because of the cool awards. This year it was a handmade cast-iron skillet. And as you can see, some folks have already put them to good use!
Wausau is really beautiful!
I got the chance to hang with two former colleagues this past weekend! Jen Ayres and I visited Jess Laszewski in Wausau to see her new station. This is Jess' first news director job... we are so proud of her!
Jess and Jen are two of my favorite people. Jen was my 6 p.m. producer and the social media editor at WISC and Jess worked as our executive producer. We collaborated on so much social, and I miss their insight and passion!
If you get a chance to go to Wausau, here are things I'd suggest:
GRAPHIC: One man in Florida says he was eating at a Golden Corral when he bit into something extra crispy in his chili. He thought it may have been a burnt bean. Nope.
Thanks to @SPJMadison for hosting a great training session for journalists and students. I subbed for Jessica Arp on a social media panel and I had such a nice time sharing experiences and learning new tools.
Check out the panelists and follow them on social!
- Jeff Bollier, Oshkosh Northwestern reporter
- Nick Heynen, Capital Newspapers social media coordinator
- Jessie Opoien, The Capital Times political reporter
- Nick Penzenstadler, Gannett Wisconsin Media Investigative Team
- Joel Christopher, Gannett Wisconsin Digital Editor
- Lauren Fuhrmann, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (moderator and picture taker)
My fave tools? Google+ and YouTube, Bambuser
Also, I'm really proud of some of the social media work we do at Channel 3, which just got nominated for a regional EMMY.
Have you buys been to the Hazelnut Cafe? I spent a morning there with Channel 3000 editor Hannah McClung for a Madison Magazine article. Look at the pics and drool!
Special thanks to owner Matt Heindl for letting us hang out!
My husband took me to Lake Geneva for my birthday. And even though I left my camera at home, my phone captured our picture-perfect daytrip.
This is first time I've eaten deep dish pizza in 10 years. We ordered the small (4 pieces) from Gino's East - just a small bite will fill you up!
If you get a chance to go to Oktoberfest, like we did, park at Home Depot and take the free shuttle to downtown. Take a boat tour and eat some pizza. We learned so much about the lake's history and its ties to Chicago. Trips like this make me love Wisconsin more every day. So grateful we call this place home!
Maggie Gifford just made an incredible discovery. Now she needs your help.
Maggie grew up in the United States but was adopted from Korea at age 3. And though she grew up as an only child, she recently discovered she has a twin sister.
There were no records of a twin in her original adoption papers.
Now she's looking for a woman with the Korean birthname Koh Yoen Ok. Maggie says Yoen Ok was also adopted, but she doesn't know more than that. The likelihood her twin grew up in the United States is fairly high.
Maggie says her mom supports her birth search but also felt torn with the surprising news because she would have adopted both girls.
She left a message for her sister in case she watches the video:
"I would love to get to know you, and I'm very sorry that we didn't get to know each other earlier in life," she said. "But I'm really curious to see what kind of relationship we can have now."