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The Stephens of Stephens’ Falls

Only 15 minutes away, Governor Dodge State Park is an easy day trip from Mineral Point. In the summer our family often hikes the Stephens’ Falls Trail to the base of the waterfall, where we enjoy a temperature drop of … Continue reading

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Going up?

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Recently the host of NPR’s Science Friday interviewed artist Julian Hoeber. Apparently Julian was so taken by those roadside attractions described as gravitational mystery spots – places where the laws of physics and gravity do not apply – that he … Continue reading

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Visions of Sugar Plum Fairies

It’s a typical Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum home with friends, gifts and merriment until Herr Drosselmeyer sweeps in and livens up the party. He brings along his life-size dancing dolls, gifts for the children and – most importantly – a Nutcracker … Continue reading

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Treasure hunt

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Mineral Point has a wealth of treasures in plain sight, but we went looking for the hidden sort. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt where players search for hidden containers using a smartphone or GPS. There are geocache sites all … Continue reading

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Shake Rag Alley’s Family Festival

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After moving to Mineral Point five years ago, my husband Bill and I felt pretty good about making it our new home. A walkable town with good schools, beautiful surroundings, arts and parks? Sounds pretty great to us. But discovering … Continue reading

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