Morning Update: Monday, Nov. 8

Morning Update: Monday, Nov. 8

Badger wins + Wisconsin losses + big cheese

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Goooooooood Monday, Madison!

Did everyone remember to set their clocks back over the weekend? If not, it doesn't really matter since, what is time in the age of pandemic anyway?

But here's something that does matter: A 2,065 lb block of cheddar cheese.

Image via Reddit user u/MrRadio.

The big cheese (hehe) was used as part of a more than 4,000 lb cheeseboard spread that became a world record breaker in 2018. Recently, it's been making its rounds on the internet again, shoutout to the Reddit user who shared the photo in the Wisconsin subreddit. Personally, something about this massive chunk of cheese is inspiring. If this cheese can help set a world record, we can all have a great Monday!

(The banana is for scale, in case you were wondering.)

— Hayley

🏈 The winners and losers of Wisconsin sports.

💉 Vaccine appointments for kids are filling up fast.

🚌 The never-ending drama of Bus Rapid Transit.

🍞 Let's get this bread.

🏫 ICYMI: UW-Madison raised the Ho-Chunk Nation flag on campus for the first time Friday.

🎭 Hello, Broadway!

🦌 Gun ammunition is in short supply and deer season is just two weeks away.

🎲 Your lunchtime read: Reaching for the stars.

  • From Isthmus: "A board game created by two UW-Madison students is helping students in refugee camps learn."

🦠 Covid-19 Resources

Wisconsin Vaccination Rate: 55.2%

Dane County Vaccination Rate: 71.8%

Here's where to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.

Need a COVID-19 test? PHMDC has you covered.

Are you eligible for a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna? Find out here.

NEW: Do you still need your flu shot? Start here.

📅  Events: Multi-day

  • Startup Week. Monday through Sunday. Webinars, training, and competitions.
  • Winter Art Fair Off the Square at Monona Terrace. Saturday and Sunday. Over 135 Wisconsin exhibitors with a selection of pottery, paintings, fiber, glass art, wood, photography, jewelry, graphics, sculpture and more. $5 at the door. Children under 12 free.
  • Arts + Literature Laboratory open house. Dance, beadwork and fabric dying demos, music and more. Friday through Sunday.
  • Becky Robinson at Comedy on State. Shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at $18.

Monday, Nov. 8

For more events happening around town, check out our dedicated events post here.

(Header image via Flickr user Ken Mattison CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)