A team is born

Morning update: Thursday, Aug. 11

A team is born
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Happy Thursday, folks.

Here's a throwback for all the sporty sconnies out there. On this date in 1919, the Green Bay Packers were born.

As the Wisconsin historical society puts it, Curly Lambeau and George Calhoun gathered a group of young athletes at the offices of the Green Bay Press-Gazette and a football team was born.

Happy birthday, boys. Now let's get into the news.

— Hayley

💉 Wisconsin is getting more monkeypox vaccines.

  • The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced Wednesday the state has secured close to 6,000 vials of the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine. As of Wednesday, the state has reported 32 confirmed cases of monkeypox.
  • In effort to stretch those vials to their fullest potential and in accordance with new federal guidance, the State Journal reports health officials will administer one-fifth the normal dose just under the skin instead of a full dose in deeper tissue.
  • Take precautions: Currently due to its limited supply, the monkeypox vaccine is only available to men who have sex with men, as well as transgender and non-binary individuals who have had multiple sex partners in the past two weeks. The vaccine is also being prioritized for people with HIV and other diseases that weaken the immune system.

🍜 Morris ramen is asking for help.

  • The team behind Morris Ramen is looking to raise $50,000 to pay for debt that was accrued at the beginning of 2020.
  • "We chose to prioritize our employees and ensure that their wages remained consistent during the pandemic. We did so at a loss," a post on GoFundMe reads. "While we were planning to resolve this debt on our own, inflation and rising overhead has made it impossible to set aside any money beyond our normal operating costs."
  • In the post, the group says if they don't meet their $50,000 goal soon, they'll be forced to close their doors. They're currently more than halfway toward their goal.
Ramen Rescue 2022, organized by Nicole Schmies
Six years ago, we decided to put down roots in the heart of downtown and open a neighborhood ramen s… Nicole Schmies needs your support for Ramen Rescue 2022

🍸 Out: Cranberry Club. In: Turn Key.

  • The owners of  Settle Down Tavern and the King Street bar Oz by Oz have scrapped plans to open Cranberry Club, a "modern supper club" at 617 N. Sherman Ave. Madison Magazine reports the change in plans is attributed to a multitude of factors, including inflation, Covid-19, and supply chain issues.
  • The same team, however, is still moving forward with their plans for Turn Key, a new restaurant filling the historic brick building at 1344 E. Washington Ave. that used to be home to Pasqual’s. Owner Brian Bartels shared on Instagram the new spot should be open this fall.
Image via City of Madison

📦 Are you moving this week? Here's what you need to know.

  • It's officially moving season in Madison and you know what that means — chaos! For all the lucky folks participating in the annual housing shuffle, we put together a piece to help navigate moving days on the isthmus.
The ins and outs of moving in Madison
Everything you need to know about moving days in Madison

🤑 More money for guns.

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County is trying to give gun owners another reason to hand over their unwanted firearms at this weekend's buyback event. The group is offering an additional $250 in gift cards to folks who bring in the first five "assault style rifles" at Saturday's event.
  • The Gift Cards for Guns buyback event is scheduled for August 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alliant Energy Center.
Three cows with tags in ears
Photo by Annie Spratt / Unsplash

🐮 Your lunchtime read: Showing animals and learning lessons at the Dane County Fair.

  • Via Wisconsin Life: "It’s peak county fair season in Wisconsin. For many children at the Dane County Fair, it’s more than the Tilt-A-Whirl and deep fried treats. The event showcases all their hard work as they show their arts and crafts, and animals…ranging from the smallest guinea pigs to fully grown beef cattle. Christina Lieffring spoke with some of the children about the lessons learned raising cows, pigs, sheep and ducks through Dane County’s 4-H Club programs."

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