Rippling effects of the Dobbs ruling

When the Dobbs decision was officially handed down it created a painful new reality for many, especially those in the LGBTQ+ community.

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Rippling effects of the Dobbs ruling
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Happy Friday, y'all!

This week we've been highlighting stories from our joint series with Tone Madison on family planning following the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision.

Today, I bring you the last story in the series, and it's an extra special one for me because, well, I wrote it.

When the Dobbs decision was officially handed down and dismantled the abortion protections established under Roe v. Wade, it created a painful new reality for many, especially those in the LGBTQ+ community.

But while the story deals with instances of hate and uncertainty, it's also one of love and hope.

Consider reading it during your lunch hour, perhaps? 😉

— Hayley

🍴 A new French restaurant restaurant coming to Monroe Street.

  • The owners of Bloom Bake Shop are opening a "French-influenced bistro, centered around small plates" in the former Crescendo space at 1859 Monroe St., according to Isthmus.
  • The new restaurant is called Lallande and is set to open later this summer with hours 5-9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Images via Tricky Foods

🧀 Wine and cheese? Yes, please.

  • The founder of local charcuterie board business Tricky Foods is opening up a physical storefront this summer on Lakeside Street.
  • The space will have a bar that serves wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and – of course –charcuterie boards. The owner hopes to also use the storefront as an event space.
  • The store will open by September and plans to start hosting events and teaching charcuterie board classes later this year, according to Cap Times

🥦 Yue-Wah Oriental Foods is closing.

  • After 40 years in business, Yue-Wah Oriental Foods on Madison’s south side will close.
  • Why? Supply chain issues brought on by the pandemic have been a stress for the shop's owner. On top of that, he was ready to retire, the State Journal reports.

🚧 What’s up with all the concrete by Garver Feed Mill?

  • The city is using land near Garver Feed Mill as a concrete recycling site and not all of the neighbors are happy about it.
  • At the site, rocks and stones are taken from the old road on Atwood Avenue and ground into concrete to reuse for the Atwood Avenue Construction Project. The city picked the location because its proximity to the construction project would save money, according to NBC15.
  • But a Garver Feed Mill employee recently told the news station the event space has lost out on bookings because of the noise and disruption from the work next door. "We actually haven’t had a tour come through in the past month who hasn’t asked about the construction," they told the station.
  • Yes, but: The city says it plans to adjust its use of the recycling location after the Atwood construction ends in November.
Deer tick (Ixodes scapularis)
Photo by Erik Karits / Unsplash

🦟 It's tick season.

  • Ticks are typically most active in Wisconsin from May to November, according to Public Health Madison and Dane County. Here are some of their tips for keeping yourself safe from the pesky blood-suckers.
  • Wear the right clothes outside — long sleeves, pants, and tall socks keep ticks off your skin. And use insect repellents on exposed skin and clothes.
  • Perform full-body checks after being outdoors in areas where ticks may be present. This can include your backyard.
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