Happy Monday, Madison!

Need help planning your week? We've rounded up dozens of local happenings in our weekly events post. Don't miss out, check out the full week's lineup here.

Notably, the Dane County Famers' Market will make its triumphant return to the Capitol Square this weekend. That means vendors, food carts, and samples galore.

So now the only question is, who's coming with me to get some spicy cheese bread and flowers?

— Hayley


💉 PHMDC is scaling back their Covid-19 updates.

☀️ Dane County will soon be home to the state's largest renewable energy plant.

⚽ Forward Madison's home opener.

🏗️ The saga of 131 W. Wilson St. might be nearing a close.

📲 Little free solar-powered phone charger.

“Socioeconomic status and housing instability should not be barriers to electricity access, but unfortunately they are. The push for renewable technology should include all of society.” — William Keenan, La Follette School of Public Affairs graduate students

🏈 Former Wisconsin football assistant coach Gary Brown has died.

  • Brown served as the Badgers' running backs coach last season after years of coaching in the NFL.
  • The seasoned coach had reportedly been diagnosed with cancer twice, most recently in 2019. He was noted for being open with his health struggles and, according to WKOW, told reporters last spring, "Every day is a gift. I have to give it my best every day because none of this is promised, nothing is guaranteed. Just got to go out and take the blessings that you have and make the most of them."

🎨 Your lunchtime read: “It is a challenge and a responsibility.” Madison artist Jerry Jordan finds himself a sought-after children’s book illustrator.


📅 Events: Monday, April 11