Morning Update: Monday, August 23

Morning Update: Monday, August 23

Wait... are these lasers for kids?

Good morning, Madison.

Things are going to look different today. Feel free to let us know what you think by emailing

Let's get to the news, but first I need to tell you about a quirk with our new email platform.

❌ Don't reply to this email. We won't get your reply if you do. If you reply to the emails we send through Bulletin (our new email platform) they go to a strange black hole. I'm sure this will be fixed one day, but for now, do not reply directly to the email newsletters.

🟢 Do keep the conversation going by sending us feedback at We still want to hear from you! This is just a weird technical glitch. To get your message to us, start a new email (or forward this one with your note) to

We don't love this, but we can work with it!

- Sam

🛫 The noisy fighter jets are apparently going to be flying at night for the next two weeks.

  • The National Guard's jets usually just bother people during the daytime. But for training reasons, they’ll be flying at night for a while, Channel 3000 reports.

🕺 Where are the events? They're now published in a separate email/post.

  • It was a little weird for us to have the same events published in every single newsletter all week long, right?
  • Two fun things we saw for today:

🏫 The choices for James Madison Memorial High School’s new name have been narrowed down to 15 choices, the Cap Times reports.

  • “We all know which proposals are a waste of our time,” one committee member said. They were talking about eliminating “Woke High School" from the options.
  • Find the full list of remaining options here.

🍺 Local brewery Ale Asylum is for sale, the State Journal reports.

  • Its massive 45,000-square-foot brewery and restaurant out by the airport will be closing in October.

Wait... are these lasers for kids? Our own Hayley Sperling reviewed a recent laser light show for Tone Madison.

  • Many of us made some not-so-great memories at Alliant Energy Center over the past 18 months. A laser light show might just be the unexpected pleasure you didn't know you needed.

⚾ Giannis bought part of the Brewers.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, fresh off a still-sweet NBA championship victory with the Bucks (🏀), doubled down on Milwaukee by purchasing a minority stake in the Brewers (⚾).

🧶 Remember that new yarn store that just opened? The Cap Times wrote about its origin story.

  • Shop owner Erica Hainz wasn't satisfied with existing options in the area, so she opened Fiddlesticks Knits in the Atwood neighborhood.
  • Niche? Perhaps. Bougie? No. “It was very important to me to make sure that this wasn't like a bougie, boutique yarn shop,” Hainz told the Cap Times.

👇 Hey, look at this! Now we can embed social media posts.

  • We promise to use our new powers for good.