Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Melanie Hoffert.
The appeal of small town living to some is the very thing that drives other people away – the very close connections to your neighbors. That is, while the sense of community can be very strong, it is also difficult to live with a secret when everyone knows everyone else.
UW-Madison and Canadian scientists applied stable (non-radioactive) mercury isotopes in Lake 658 by slowly dripping a dilution into the propeller wash of a small boat. The process began at dusk because bright sunlight can cause the isotopes to vaporize.
This summer the Chipstone Foundation challenged artists from all over Wisconsin to use just one tool to create a work of art. Contributor Gianofer Fields has presented some of their stories in recent months in our It’s a Material World series.