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Food


Weights and Measures


An assortment of recipe sites all searchable by keyword and recipe type.  Very easy to use and all of the recipes include nutritional values and ratings by other cooks.

 

Gardening


Ortho gives you all the information about keeping your home and garden safe from pests and insects.


Includes a searchable database of over 20,000 fact sheets from universities and cooperative extensions, a dictionary of plants with links to images and descriptions, and links to other Internet gardening resources.


Includes a searchable database of over 20,000 fact sheets from universities and cooperative extensions, a dictionary of plants with links to images and descriptions, and links to other Internet gardening resources.

 

Homes

Home Buying

See also Madison Area Real Estate


Database of homes for sale by owner (without a real estate agent) in the United States. Search for a home, or list your property. Also has information on local schools, price comparisons, loans, and tips on home buying.


A huge database of homes for sale on the Web, listing more than one million homes in the U.S.  There is a mapping feature if the address of the house is available. From the National Association of Realtors.


Compare over 3,000 U.S. cities in housing, costs of living, crime, education, economy, health and climate. Choose any two cities and see them displayed side-by-side.

 

Home Repair

 

Landlord - Tenant


A national and Wisconsin collection of laws and regulations.

 

Personal Finance and Investing


Tracks bank rates for major cities throughout the U.S., including the Madison and Milwaukee areas.


Covers mutual funds and stocks, with quotes as far back as 1985.


Lots of life and auto insurance information, including personalized quotes, and a primer on insurance basics.


Includes tips on investing and personal finance in all areas--banking, home and auto, debt reduction, retirement planning, etc. Includes many applications to help you calculate the best deal or get better rates. Try taking the "financial check up" to see how you're doing.

 

Pets

 

Sports & Recreation


Information on National Parks, National Monuments, and Historic Sites in the United States. Unofficial information on parks available at U. S. National Parks Net.


The official site, with eligibility rules, rankings, links to members.


Trails, campgrounds, state parks, fishing, hunting, wildlife, and more.


Standings, playoffs and more about Wisconsin high school sports.

 

Travel


Thousands of travel and education opportunities for older adults and their families.


"Advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools" (from web site).


Official Site of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism