Good morning, Madison.

It's Wednesday and we've got a lot of ground to cover today.

Let's dive in.

— Hayley


🗳️ Who won and who lost in Tuesday's elections.

💰 Laying the groundwork for Madison's 2023 capital budget.

🎥 Make your plans for the Wisconsin Film Festival.

  • The Wisconsin Film Festival kicks off this week for eight days of in-person film screenings across town. With dozens of film offerings, it's easy to get lost in a sea of choices. Thankfully, the writers at Tone Madison and Cap Times have highlighted some standouts.
  • Some highlights include Hit The Road, Anonymous Club, Emily the Criminal, and Re-Animator. Check out the full list of recommendations from Tone Madison here and from Cap Times here.

📚 Help rename Madison’s Jefferson Middle School.

🌞 Powering the city and Madison schools with solar.

  • Madison Gas and Electric’s (MGE) newest solar array is bringing solar energy to the City of Madison and the Madison Metropolitan School District.
  • The 8-megawatt Hermsdorf Solar Fields located in southeast Madison is expected to increase renewable energy use in city operations by nearly 20% and by about 16% for MMSD.

🍷 Have any empty wine bottles on hand?

  • Local startup Saffi Foods is looking to collect wine bottles to use in its Zero Waste line.
  • As Madison Magazine writes, you can bring empty green, Bordeaux-style wine bottles to Green Life Trading Co. or the Saffi Foods warehouse throughout the month of April for recycling.
  • Bonus: If you remove the labels before dropping bottles off at Green Life, you’ll get a $1 coupon at the store.

🏀 Your lunchtime read: How Kit Saunders-Nordeen fought to build Badger women's sports.

  • From Cap Times: "Kit Saunders-Nordeen had an interesting definition of fun. It involved fighting for fairness, fighting for funding, fighting for respect and best of all, eventually winning all those fights. But when UW-Madison’s first director of women’s athletics spoke of the challenges she faced building a program from the ground up, she was known to add three little words about the experience: 'Wasn’t it fun?'”

📅 Events: Wednesday, April 6

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