The hosts from the #ILoveMadison show want you to experience all of the amazing restaurants, shops, museums, theaters, parks and culture that #Madison has to offer! @NeilMathweg #MADISONWI #ILOVEMADISON Click To Tweet
The hosts from the I Love Madison show want you to experience all of the amazing restaurants, shops, museums, theaters, parks and culture that Madison has to offer! They also want to make sure you get connected to a thriving community of people who dream big, play hard and love sharing life together in Madison! Today, Chris Sorenson highlights an amazing organization that is working to address the problem of homelessness for single moms and their children in the community, and Neil Mathweg invites you to explore award-winning fun for the whole family at the Madison Children’s Museum!
Stay tuned for the I Love Madison Vlog, coming soon!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the I Love Madison Vlog will be worth a million! Neil Mathweg and his team are planning the launch of a Vlog that will highlight more of the amazing culture of Madison! Each month the team will produce a few videos, then post them directly to the I Love Madison YouTube channel. Check out the link in the resources section below and subscribe!
Chris Sorenson hosts the “Mission of the Week” segment, with guest Rick Martin from Shelter From The Storm Ministries
In October of 2011, several individuals in the community were informed that over 80 homeless children were registered in the Sun Prairie School District. In January of 2012, a committee was formed and gathered weekly to address this need in the community. From that committee, Shelter From The Storm Ministries was formed. SFTSM is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit Christian ministry organization made up of various religious affiliations who have come together to address the problem of homelessness for single moms and their children. Through generous donations and community support, the organization purchased a building that can house up to eleven families. Each family has their own unit, with a kitchenette and bathroom. The property is managed by a few full-time employees and a team of amazing volunteers from the community who teach classes and maintain the grounds. If you want to get involved, check out the link in the resources section of this episode!Shelter From The Storm Ministries is addressing the problem of homelessness for single moms and their children in #Madison. @NeilMathweg #ILOVEMADISON Click To Tweet
Chris Reese hosts the “My Move” segment with guest Mike Lenzendorf
If you move to a new city, the best way to find all the great spots is to ask a local. The “My Move” segment brings those conversations to you! Today, Chris Reese asks Mike Lenzendorf to share a few of his favorite places around the city. Mike and his family moved to the area six years ago after he took a job with American Family Insurance. After growing up on a farm, Mike said he likes the feeling of being in a big city but loves the small-town community dynamic that Madison has to offer. If you are in the area, Mike recommends checking out the hiking trails along the lakes, as well as the variety of local festivals. If food is on your list, and let’s be honest, it should be…he recommends stopping by The Old Fashion, or Brother’s Three Bar and Grill. Madison is also home to several outstanding breweries, including Rockhound Karben4 and the Spotted Cow.
There is something for everyone at the Madison Children’s Museum!
Located just off downtown Madison’s capitol square, The Madison Children’s Museum is three full floors of award-winning fun for kids ages 0 to 12. All of the museum programs and exhibits are designed to foster healthy growth, development, learning, trying something unfamiliar, and, well, just having fun! When you have seen everything inside, head up to the roof to explore the great outdoors in the heart of downtown Madison. See how the seasons affect the pond and green space, meet the famous rooftop chickens and free-flying homing pigeons, and scale the Acorn Climber. Make sure you get a bird’s eye view of the city from the Crow’s Nest! While visiting the museum as a family is always fun, they also offer many programs and activities created just for grown-ups! Check out their website for more information!Located just off downtown #Madison’s #capitolsquare, The #Madison Children’s Museum is three full floors of award-winning #fun for kids ages 0 to 12. @NeilMathweg #ILOVEMADISON #Madison Click To Tweet
Outline of This Episode[2:30] We are starting a vlog for the I Love Madison Show! [3:30] Chris Sorenson hosts the “Mission of the week” segment with guest Rick Martin [16:45] Chris Reese hosts the “My Move” segment, with guest Mike Lenzendorf [25:00] Neil Mathweg hosts featured guest Jonathan Zarov, from the Madison Children’s Museum [30:30] Jonathan talks about the “over 21” events at the museum [37:15] Neil shares what his family loves most about the Madison Children’s Museum [38:15] You don’t want to miss the music scene in Madison [40:30] Check out the ILM facebook page for a chance to win free passes to the museum!
Resources & People Mentioned
- I Love Madison YouTube Channel
- Shelter From The Storm Ministries
- The Old Fashion
- The Brothers Three Bar and Grill
- Rockhound Brewing
- Karben4 Brewing
- Spotted Cow Brewing
- Athen’s Grill
- Madison Children’s Museum
- Text the word “ILoveMadison” to 44222 and get all the updates from I Love Madison!
This Episode’s Sponsors:
- Chris Reese of American Family Insurance
- Abbey Wentland of Fairway MortgageCopyright 2017 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. NMLS#2289. 4750 S. Biltmore Lane, Madison, WI 53718, 1-877-699-0353. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. All rights reserved.
- Kelly Roettger of UniKern Studio
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