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Good morning, Madison.
Here's a fun fact for your Monday morning: On this day in 1887, famed American artist Georgia O'Keeffe was born in none other than Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
If this isn't enough inspiration for your morning, here's another fun fact: It took less than three hours to crown a winner of Sunday's Madison Marathon. Verona's own John Judge, 24, crossed the finish line at 2:24:14.44. Maya Rowen of Austin, Texas, had the fastest women's time at 2:52:50.70.
The thought of running any distance blows my mind so big congrats to everyone who participated in Sunday's activities!
Now let's dive into some news.
🏈 Your Wisconsin sports roundup.
- Sunday proved to be a great night for the Green Bay Packers, who shut out the Seattle Seahawks 17-0 at Lambeau Field. The real winner of the night was Wisconsin's defense.
- The Badger football team bested Northwestern 35-7 for its sixth consecutive victory Saturday. For the record, Becky Blank cheered for the home team.
- The Badger volleyball team continued the winning over Northwestern Sunday, beating the Wildcats 3-1 (25-27, 25-14, 25-22, 25-20).
- On a night honoring the legacy of Bo Ryan, the Badger men's basketball team ended the night with a 72-34 win over UW-Green Bay.
- The Badger women's basketball team caught their first loss of the season, falling 61-49 to NJIT at home Sunday.
- The Bucks also took a loss Sunday, falling 100-120 to the Atlanta Hawks.
- In related sports news, UW announced Friday it will not renew its contract with men's soccer coach John Trask. The team finished with a 7-7-3 overall record this fall. UW will begin its search for a new head coach in the coming weeks, NBC15 reports.
🚘 PSA: Alternate side parking begins today.
- What does this mean? Now through March 15, you must park on the even house numbered side of the street on even-numbered dates from 1:00 am – 7:00 am; and on odd-numbered dates, you must park on the odd-numbered house side of the street.
- If you, like me, find yourself constantly forgetting what day it is, the city has a handy service that will text you every day at 5:00 p.m. telling you which side of the street to park on.
💉 If you're a UW employee, it's time to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
- To comply with President Joe Biden's executive order, the university announced all employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face potential termination. This shouldn't be an issue for most, UW reports 95% of its employees are already vaccinated.
🎨 DIY shop Revel is closing its downtown location.
- Owner Sarah Van Dyke opened Revel in 2016, the business has hosted DIY craft workshops, events, pop-ups, and more. The pandemic "changed everything" for the business and is now forcing a pivot to a fully virtual and events-based model.
- Madison Magazine reports the downtown shop will stay open through the end of the year and offer expanded "weekend craft bar hours, launch holiday craft kits and host festive events and parties."
🥕 The farmers' market may be over for the season, but you can still find your favorite local vendors in the winter.
- Channel 3000 reports starting Nov. 20, select vendors will have space at the annual Holiday Market at the Monona Terrace. The Holiday Market is open Nov. 20th, Dec. 4, and Dec. 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Beginning in January, vendors can be found at the Late-Winter Market at the Garver Feed Mill, which weekly on Saturdays Jan. 8 through April 9 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Related: Longtime Dane County Farmers' Market honey vendor handed off to next generation (Wisconsin State Journal)
🏫 Parents of East High Schoolers are rallying together to create a visible support system for students.
- In the wake of several large fights on school grounds, parents of high schoolers at Madison East have organized to be at school during lunchtime and when classes dismiss for the day. Two periods of time when Madison Metropolitan School District spokesperson Tim LeMonds says about 90% of behavioral incidents this year have occurred.
- According to Channel 3000, 10-15 parents have been on campus during the lunch hour "walking the block, maintaining visibility in trouble areas, chatting with students, building relationships, and handing out snacks."
"The teachers don’t get paid enough to deal with the behaviors that some of these children have. And we have noticed that the children sometimes respond better to the parents than they do with the staff and the police. So we wanted to see what can we do as parents to kind of come together and help make the situation better.” — Antoinette Kendricks, East High School parent and organizer
📚 Your lunchtime read: Q&A: Will Glenn Sr. stays himself as city's first Black teen librarian.
- From the Cap Times: "Glenn Sr. spoke with the Cap Times about his role, what he hopes to do as an African American librarian and what it means to be 'a first.'”
🦠 Covid-19 Resources
Wisconsin Vaccination Rate: 55.1%
Dane County Vaccination Rate: 71.7%
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: Monday, Nov. 15
- Special Madison school board meeting to address safety after several fights at East High. More details in this State Journal story. 5 p.m. Virtual.
- Best of Madison Taste 2021. Mingle with the winners of Best of Madison. $25. 6-9 p.m.
For more fun, check out our full week's event lineup here.
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