Goooooooooood morning, Madison!

Happy September (?!?!)!

Some housekeeping: No newsletter tomorrow or Monday.

What, why?! Monday is Labor Day, so that one is pretty self explanatory. But really, we need a little time to rest and recharge so we can keep bringing you this awesome newsletter. Sometimes, it's just nice to have a day off, you know?

Now let's dive into today's stories.

โ€” Hayley


๐ŸšŒ Monday's bus schedules.

Image via MPD

๐Ÿšฒ Another trap was spotted on a west side bike trail.

  • Yesterday I told you about a cyclist who was injured after colliding with a cord strung up across a bridge on the Badger State Trail. At the time it had happened twice, now police say it's happened again.
  • At 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, Madison police say they discovered a new wire cord strung up across the same bridge in the same manner. (Pictured above.) Police are urging riders to stay vigilant.

๐Ÿก Lake Edge Seafood is closing.

  • The east side seafood shop and restaurant announced their intentions to close on Facebook earlier this week. Lake Edge will only serve lunch and be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until it closes. There's no set date for the business's last day but it will be before the end of the year, according to the State Journal.
  • Why? A combination of rent increases, pandemic hardships, and rising costs.

๐Ÿ˜ The city and county are upping the budget for the planned permanent homeless shelter.

  • City and county officials pledged an additional $3 million and $6 million, respectively, to the construction and operation of a men's homeless shelter on the east side. The additional funding makes the project the single largest capital investment in the County Budget.
  • The 40,000 square-foot facility at 1902 Bartillon Drive will have space for 200 people. It will be the first permanent menโ€™s shelter in Madison. Construction is expected to start in 2024.

๐ŸŽธ August was a good month for Madison musicians.

  • Throughout last month a number of local artists released new materials. As Tone Madison writes, "From solo folk artists producing stop-motion animation videos to indie-punk bands making splashy returns to avant-garde experimentation, there are a lot of styles on offer, and the below selections still barely scratch the surface of Madisonโ€™s musical range."
  • Get an earful here.

โšพ๏ธ Meet the Madison Mallard's new general manager.

  • Samantha Rubin has made history as the Mallards' first female general manager.
  • The Florida native previously directed the teamโ€™s marketing and corporate advertising departments. She'll now oversee all of the day-to-day operations of the team. She's the fourth general manager in the team's history.

๐Ÿ— Your lunchtime read: A dying art: Diagnosed with cancer, taxidermy artist Marcia Field built her dream gallery.

  • Via Cap Times: "Marcia Field spent most of her adult life knowing sheโ€™d never grow old. So when she got a terminal diagnosis last year, at age 58, she wasnโ€™t paralyzed by shock or grief.

    Instead, she waited precisely one day before looking for a place to open the taxidermy gallery of her dreams."
  • Bonus: Check out the taxidermy photo gallery!

๐Ÿฆ  Covid-19 update


๐Ÿถ Friday Floof: the Thursday edition

Since I'll be away tomorrow I figured it was only fair and right to share a floof today, alliteration be damned. This is Moose and if that's not a face you'd want to smoosh, I'm not sure how to help you.

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