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Dancing on the Ceiling

Posted on August 22, 2017

If you’ve got the urge to go dancing on the ceiling, don’t try it at Baumgartner’s Cheese Store and Tavern because there isn’t much room up there. In a tradition dating [..]

al fresco

Posted on August 16, 2017

Patios, porches and sidewalk cafés. Wisconsin summers may be short, but here in New Glarus we make the most of it with a dozen spots to enjoy food and refreshments outside. Puempel’s [..]

Pitch Black - Pitch Perfect

Posted on August 8, 2017

Wisconsin's darkest trail tunnel makes the Badger State Trail a favorite destination in Green County. Approaching the tunnel on a hot day is like standing in front of the refrigerator with the [..]

All Fired Up

Posted on August 1, 2017

The history of firefighting dates back to ancient Rome. Other than the occasional bucket brigade, many local communities - New Glarus included - didn’t have an organized firefighting system [..]

Pop Culture

Posted on July 25, 2017

Surviving fires, multiple changes in ownership, and even Prohibition, a historic location in downtown Monroe lays claim to the distinction of being the second-oldest, continuously operating brewery [..]

Tree of Life

Posted on July 17, 2017

Long before white settlers arrived in the Brodhead area, Native Americans lived off the land near the banks of the Sugar River – hunting, fishing and growing crops. Local legend has it [..]

Pooches on the Patio

Posted on June 15, 2017

Steve Longo, owner of Tofflers Pub and Grill in New Glarus, willingly jumped through all the hoops required to transform his outdoor patio from the exclusionary “no dogs allowed” [..]

Tick tock, and you're all guilty.

Posted on May 1, 2017

Tick tock. The clock in the soaring tower of the Historic Green County Courthouse has been steadily marking the passing time in Monroe for more than 125 years. Despite a lack of publicity through [..]

All in the (Cheesy) Family

Posted on March 10, 2017

Gordy Bergemann has been in the cheese biz since the 1970's when he took a part time job loading trucks at Armour Dairy Company in Monroe. He's done everything from stacking 100-pound blocks [..]

Mural, Mural on the Wall.

Posted on March 1, 2017

The walls of Puempel’s Olde Tavern are as important to the ambiance of this historic establishment as the original back-bar itself. Puempel’s was first established by Joe and Bertha [..]

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