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.
🚌 Monday's bus schedules.
- In observance of Labor Day, Metro service will be reduced. The following lines will run on holiday schedules: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 16, 17 18, 20, 21, 22, 26, 30, 31, 32, 36, 40, 50, 51, 59, 63, 67, and 68.
- The 80 will end service at 9:15 p.m.
🚲 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.
🐡 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.
🏘 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 men’s shelter in Madison. Construction is expected to start in 2024.
🎸 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 Madison’s musical range."
- Get an earful here.
⚾️ 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 team’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.
🐗 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 she’d never grow old. So when she got a terminal diagnosis last year, at age 58, she wasn’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!
🦠 Covid-19 update
🔗 Related links
- This is your last chance to get free Covid-19 tests from the government!
- View the PHMDC data dashboard
- Find a vaccine appointment near you
🐶 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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📅 Events: Thursday - Sunday
- Acoustic Happy Hour Ft. Co.mingle at Garver Events
- Dance and GloParty with DJ Nick Nice at Memorial Union
- El Mercadito at Centro Hispano
- Lost Bayou Ramblers at McPike Park
- Revolver Open Mic Comedy at The Rigby
- North by Current at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
- Then Comes Silence & The Bellwether Syndicate at Crucible
- Thursday Karaoke at The Brink Lounge
- Thursday's Happier Hour at High Noon Saloon
- Tribute to System of a Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and Limp Bizkit at Majestic Madison
- Uncle Jim, Maddie Batzli of Line, Bitter Tiger, Def Sonic at The Bur Oak
- Welcome Week Trivia in The Sett at Union South
- Adem Tesfaye Album Release Party at High Noon Saloon
- Cold Fusion at High Noon Saloon
- GLEAM at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
- JiggyJamz Presents: VINYL EYEZ at Crucible Madison
- Live Summer Music Series at Capital Brewery at Capital Brewery
- Noizu at Liquid Madison
- Pre Taste of Madison Party at Red Rock Saloon
- Trevor Wallace at Comedy on State
- VO5 at Memorial Union
- WSUM's Party in The Park 2022 at James Madison Park
- Bill Roberts Combo at Breakwater
- BUCKLE band at Whiskey Jack's Saloon
- Free Summer Concert Series at Lisa Link Peace Park
- Downtown Sun Prairie Farmers Market 2022 at Cannery Square
- Led Zeppelin II at Majestic Theatre
- Meet the Naturalist! at Lakeview Library
- Taste of Madison 2022 at Wisconsin State Capitol
- YULTRON at Liquid Madison
- BlueStem Jazz featuring Atomic at Audio for the Arts
- Kelsey Miles at The Boneyard
- Summer Live Jazz Series at The Cider Farm
- Taste of Madison 2022 at Wisconsin State Capitol
- Wax at Liquid Madison
- Wrekonize at Liquid Madison
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