Morning Update: Monday, Nov. 15

Morning Update: Monday, Nov. 15

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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.

โ€” Hayley

๐Ÿˆ Your Wisconsin sports roundup.

๐Ÿš˜ 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 โ€“ 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.

๐Ÿ’‰ If you're a UW employee, it's time to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

๐ŸŽจ 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."

๐Ÿฅ• The farmers' market may be over for the season, but you can still find your favorite local vendors in the winter.

๐Ÿซ 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 donโ€™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.โ€ โ€” Antoinette Kendricks, East High School parent and organizer

๐Ÿ“š 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.'โ€

๐Ÿฆ  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.

๐Ÿ“… Events: Monday, Nov. 15

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