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Ally Geiger

City Editor

Ally is based in Madison, WI, where she grew up and received her degree in English from UW-Madison. In her free time, she enjoys craft nights with her friends, spending time outdoors, and going on brunch dates.

We attended Downtown Madison Inc.'s “What’s Up Downtown?” event to give you the inside scoop on what local leaders have to say about State Street.
We rounded up a few now-closed Madison businesses that our followers feel nostalgia for.
Find out more about Madison Public Market project updates, and when the development will be open to the public.
If you find yourself craving Mickie’s Dairy Bar but don’t want to brave the weekend crowds, try this recipe instead.
Most of us probably don’t have our state and city flags memorized, but it’s worth studying up: Our flags’ designs reflect rich history.
Meet The Bubbler’s new artist-in-residence, Grace Olson, and find out how you can contribute to local art projects with her.
Calling all nosy folks. We asked locals where they go for prime people-watching in Madison, is your favorite spot on the list?
Check out these local spots in and around Madison that are great for locals who are flying solo.
Need a little extra encouragement to get outside? The Natural Resources Foundation has fun opportunities for nature-loving adults in Wisconsin.
We checked out Orchid Escape at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, here’s what to expect if you’re planning to check out the exhibit.
Happy Lunar New Year, 608. Ring in the Year of the Dragon with local performances, family-friendly activities, and food.
Learn about why the City of Madison is getting national recognition for its dedication to the Monarch butterfly community.
What advice would you give to someone who is new to Madison? Here’s what our Instagram followers say.
Help us put our city on the map by submitting your love stories.
Curious about what goes on at our local community radio station? We went to the WORT-FM open house to give you a look inside.
Many locals are excited to get out on the frozen lakes to fish, skate, snowshoe, and more. Before you go, be sure to keep these ice safety tips in mind.
Applications are now open for this year’s MAC grants, here’s how you can apply.
From lifting weights, indoor rock climbing, personal training, dance fitness, boxing classes, and martial arts programs — we’ve rounded up some gyms and fitness offerings around Madison.
Cast your vote on your favorite 2023 photos submitted by readers.
Is the cold weather deterring you from getting your steps in this winter? We’re here to help with some short and sweet walking spots.
We’re checking in on a couple of new grocery stores in Madison — Gooh Grocery and Maurer’s Urban Market.
The latest on Metro Transit, and how to best navigate and prepare for upcoming changes.
This list of volunteer opportunities in Madison includes everything from barn chores to classroom assistance.
Enjoy the best food Madison has to offer from the comfort of your own home with these cookbooks that are created and curated by local foodies and chefs.
Become a development terminology expert faster than you can say “Special use permit for a mixed-use zone.”
Looking for a place to watch the Packers play that isn’t your couch? We have a few in mind.
We chatted with a couple of local bartending experts about how to make mocktails at home, the perfect Madison mocktail, and hangover cures.
We rounded up a few new laws, nearly-done developments, and annual events that Madisonians can look forward to in 2024.
Check out what’s in store for the Monona Terrace’s facility improvement project which takes place once every 10 years.
Peer into the future and use your 608 knowledge to predict what will happen in 2024.