Falcon babies have landed
Big bird news: Two fluffy falcon babies made their way out of their eggs and into the world.
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Good morning, Madison!
Big bird news: Two fluffy falcon babies made their way out of their eggs and into the world over Mother's Day weekend.
Parents Trudy and Melvin are still incubating two additional eggs in the nest, which Madison Gas and Electric (where the nest is located) is hopeful will hatch soon.
You can keep an eye on all the falcon activity on the 24/7 livestream.
🏳️⚧️ Tracking anti-trans hate in Madison.
- A local transgender woman is mapping occurrences of anti-trans graffiti and stickers appearing in public places around Madison.
- She and others track the messages and take them down as they find them, according to Channel 3000.
- "It’s kind of a threat," she told the news station of the graffiti. "It’s a little bit of like you might be accepted generally but there’s still a pocket, of women mostly, who just hate my guts."
- Related: A case of calcified hate: Madison’s anti-trans chalk wars (Tone Madison)
🌽 More opportunities for food scrap recycling are on the way.
- You'll be able to recycle food scraps at the South Madison Farmers’ Market starting next Tuesday.
- Coffee grounds, egg shells, raw fruits vegetables, and other similar scraps are allowed.
- Yes, and: Don't forget you can also bring your scraps to the Eastside Farmer’s Market on Tuesday evenings.
- Related: Where to find Madison farmers' markets (Madison Minutes)
🚧 A key approval for the Hilldale expansion.
- City Council approved a zoning change that will help clear the path to expanding the near-west mall.
- The expansion plan includes the addition of three buildings at Hilldale will bring a mix of residential, commercial, and office space. The plans also call for adding a multi-use open space that could be used for anything from concerts to ice skating.
🎸 Watch live music on the lake.
- The Lakefront Live concert series will return to the Memorial Union Terrace this summer.
- The concert series allows audiences to watch live music from the lake itself. The first show will be Birddog Blues Band on June 8.
- How it works: Rent a kayak, stand-up paddle board, or canoe from the union and enjoy the show. You can also BYOB (the last "B" stands for boat, or board in this case).
🤑 Your lunchtime read: Why Madison rents are rising so fast and won’t slow down.
- Via Cap Times: "Madison rent prices are soaring at a record pace and residents are feeling the effects ripple through their lives — but the city has concluded the only legal solution to control the increases is to build more housing.
That’s an answer that will take years to show results while tenants face life-changing decisions right now."
🎙️ Today on City Cast Madison
Your Madison Farmers’ Market Guide
Madison is known for the Dane County Farmers’ Market, one of the oldest and largest markets in the country.
But what if we told you… there was a farmers’ market somewhere in the Madison area every day of the week?! Markets that have what you need, minus all the tourists. Madison’s home to several neighborhood markets, which tend to be less crowded, more accessible, and have their own spirit.
Lindsay Christians of The Cap Times is here to bring us the goods.
Thursday, May 18
- Forward Madison vs. Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC at Breese Stevens Field
- Groove Roulette at The Bur Oak
- Madison Gives, a celebration of philanthropy in our community. Virtual
- Music Bingo at Starkweather Brewing Company
- Riding Waves Mural Opening at Country Inn & Suites
- "Small-Town Wisconsin" Book Launch at Muskellounge and Sporting Club
- Two Dykes and a Mic at Comedy on State
- Words with Nerds: TED Talks, but way funnier. at Crucible
- Masking in Healthcare in Dane County - A Community Informational Session. Virtual.
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