Happy Friday, Madison!
This is an extra happy Friday because, we did it, y'all. We met our membership goal and are ready to make our interactive events calendar available to everyone.
But first, a huge thank you to everyone who became a member this week (and everyone who has supported us in the past). Thank you for believing in this crazy little newsletter. We can't wait to keep building with all of you.
Now let's do the news.
🗑️ PSA: You might have a new trash and recycling pickup schedule.
- Roughly 9,000 homes on the west side will have a new trash and recycling collection day starting Aug. 1. The new schedule will be in effect through the end of the year.
- Why the change? According to the city, the move was made to accommodate the Town of Madison attachment and "adapt to the continued growth on Madison’s far west side."
- You can check your trash and recycling collection dates with the city here.
💉 PHMDC is opening a monkeypox vaccination clinic.
- ICYMI: The World Health Organization last week declared monkeypox a public health emergency. Currently, WHO reports most reported cases are in Europe but Wisconsin isn't immune from the virus. Dane County reported its first case of Monkeypox June 30.
- Due to the spread of the illness, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine. To help curb its spread, PHMDC will offer open a monkeypox vaccination clinic for two hours every weekday starting Monday, Aug. 1.
- Find out if you're eligible for the vaccine here.
🚫 The city has closed most offices to public visitors as a Covid-19 precaution.
- In consultation with Public Health of Madison and Dane County, the mayor has closed most of the city's buildings to the public. A re-opening date has yet to be set.
🌊 Meet the Lake Monona waterfront design challenge finalists.
- A city committee has selected three finalists to reimagine the Lake Monona waterfront between Olin Park and Willy Street. The finalists were chosen from a group of 14 heavy hitting architectural firms from across the nation. They are Agency Landscape + Planning of Massachusetts, James Corner Field Operations of New York, and Sasaki of Denver, the State Journal reports.
- If you'll recall, the city put out a request for qualifications to shape a master plan to better connect Capitol Square and neighborhoods to the lake. The city wants to turn the space into a "family-centered destination that’s welcoming to people of all social, economic and racial backgrounds."
- The finalists will now receive $75,000 a piece to refine their pitches. The winning team will receive an additional $200,000. Contracts should be settled by the end of August and the committee is set to make a final recommendation to the Mayor in September 2023.
⚽ Forward Madison set a record this week.
- The 'mingos Flock set a regular season attendance record this week. There were 4,695 fans in the stands at Tuesday's game against Union Omaha. Ultimately the match resulted in a 0-0 draw, but we'll count it as a win.
🧺 For funsies: how to plan to ultimate picnic.
- If you ask me, picnics are highly underrated. If you don't have a go-to picnic spread or spot, or are just looking to spice things up, Madison Magazine has you covered with everything you need to make your next outdoor meal a success.
🏘️ Your lunchtime read: Sister act: These women could transform affordable housing in Madison.
- Via Cap Times: "On a windy summer day, cold drinks and popsicles went perfectly with the cool shade on a screened porch. The smell of new wood, a breeze coming in through the screens and flower beds outside had the feel of the countryside.
This was decidedly not the vibe one might associate with East Washington Avenue during a heavy-traffic work afternoon. But this scene at the new Ella Apartments is what affordable housing can look and feel like in a dense urban section of Madison, thanks to the work of two female developers whose Madison roots run deep."
To ensure your ballot arrives on time, it is advised that voters mail in their ballot no later than a week before Election Day. MyVote has a great feature that lets you track your ballot. So set aside some time today to learn about the candidates, make sure everything is properly filled out, and send your ballot off in the mail.
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📅 Events: Ladies and gentlemen, the weekend
- Anvil at Crucible
- Benjamin Rose & Candace Griffin Music at Cargo Coffee
- Benjamin Scully at Buck & Honey's
- The eMpTy Vees at The Bur Oak
- Hovering Above the Abyss: An Evening with Franz Kafka at Arts + Literature Laboratory
- Latin Pride Orquesta at Memorial Union
- Live on King St: White Denim
- Summer in YOUR City - Final Friday Fun! at The top of State St.
- Cooking with Chef Lily at Lakeview Library
- The Disability Pride Festival at Tenney Park
- Forward Madison FC vs. Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC at Breese Stevens Field
- Free Farmers' Market Organ Concert: Anna Myeong at Overture Center
- The Iguanas at The Bur Oak
- SKERRYVORE at Memorial Union
- Urban Triage's Annual Summer Kick Back 90's vs 2000's
- Art Fair at Garver Feed Mill at Garver Feed Mill
- Author Event: Ingrid Andersson with Jordemoder: Poems of a Midwife at Kismet Books
- The Big Diss Roast Battle at The Rigby Pub and Grill
- Cole Brandt at Karben4 Brewing
- Drag Show at The Brink Lounge
- Live Sunday Jazz at The Cider Farm Tasting Room with Marisa & Stefan at The Cider Farm
- Saturday Late Night Jam Session at Cafe CODA
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