Goooood morning, Madison!
I'm home from the Sunshine State and so happy to be back in your inboxes. Big thanks to Sam for stepping in last week to make sure we didn't miss a beat while I was away.
Speaking of beats, vinyl collectors are in for a treat this week.
Through Saturday, Agrace is hosting a pop-up sale of more than 45,000 records to help fund the organization's health care services across southern Wisconsin.
The records were donated by Jim Kirchstein, the founder of Sauk-City-based Cuca Records. The small studio recorded thousands of songs and LPs by Wisconsin and Wisconsin-adjacent musicians until the early 1970s.
The massive collection includes rock, country, jazz, blues, and Americana genre albums. The pop-up shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and each record will be sold for $2.
Happy bargain hunting!
🚮 Some housekeeping notes from the city.
- Leaf collection is done for the year. So don't put your yard waste out for pick up. Instead, if you have yard waste to get rid of, bring it to a Streets Division drop-off site.
- Check the hours before you go. Starting today, the Streets Division drop-off sites at 4602 Sycamore Ave. and 402 South Point Rd. will operate on winter hours. Those hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. These hours will remain in effect until April.
🏫 Sennett Middle School's former principal got his job back.
- The Madison School Board voted unanimously Friday night to reinstate Jeffrey Copeland as principal of Sennett Middle School.
- A brief timeline of events: Copeland was placed on leave Sept. 13 for comments he accidentally left on a job candidate’s voicemail. Two weeks later, the district fired him. Copeland filed a grievance letter Oct. 12 arguing his dismissal was “improper.” District administrators stood by their decision despite repeated calls from Sennett parents and staff to reconsider.
- According to Cap Times, Copeland will still face disciplinary measures for his actions. This includes "a retroactive suspension through excluding three weeks of backpay for the time missed as suspension, a written reprimand and professional development."
🎬 An early curtain call for AMC Madison 6.
- Earlier this year, the theater announced it would close at the end of December. But plans changed and the movie theater quietly closed its doors last week.
- The theater opened in 2007 and its ownership changed several times in the years since. Hilldale has plans to redevelop the area and intends on turning the 35,000-square-foot movie theater into more retail space, according to Cap Times.
🌮 East side, meet Tacos El Capi.
- There's a new face with a familiar name on East Washington Avenue. Paul Hernandez opened Tacos El Capi last week in the former People's Bakery space.
- Hernandez's family has a long history of bringing Mexican cuisine to the Madison area. As the State Journal writes, his mother has run a popular taqueria inside her grocery store Mercado Marimar on Park Street for decades, and the family's food truck Taquitos Marimar is a staple of the downtown scene.
- The new spot focuses heavily on the basics like tacos, quesadillas, burritos, tortas, and gorditas.
🏈 It's bowl season.
- The Wisconsin football team is headed to a bowl game for the 21st consecutive season. This year, the Badgers will take on Oklahoma State on Dec. 27 in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl (yes, that's really what it's called).
- Want tickets? UW student football season ticket holders can purchase tickets today at 7 p.m. All other Badger fans will have to wait until tomorrow at noon.
- Fun fact: The Badgers have won seven of their last eight bowl games.
- Related: Wisconsin football quarterback Graham Mertz intends to transfer (Wisconsin State Journal)
- Further reading: What we know (and don't) about Jim Leonhard's status with Wisconsin football (Wisconsin State Journal)
🩺 Your lunchtime read: Declaring Dane County an “abortion sanctuary” doesn’t protect reproductive healthcare.
- Via Tone Madison: "Dane County has declared itself an abortion ‘sanctuary,’ passing an ordinance recognizing the harm in Wisconsin’s abortion ban and taking steps to protect the privacy of abortion seekers. But declaring itself an abortion ‘sanctuary’ could be dangerously misleading. "
- Amon Amarth at The Sylvee
- Artists vs Writers at Working Draft Beer Company
- Full Service - A Crucible Service Industry Night at Crucible
- Infunktious at State Line Distillery
- Creating a Sense of Belonging Through Slam at Meadowridge Library
- Drag Bingo with Bianca Lynn Breeze & Kayos Mirage! at Comedy on State
- Lucid Tuesday at Crucible
- The NyChillharmonic + Aberdeen at The Bur Oak
- Wheel Of Fortune LIVE! at Overture Center
- Your Favorite New Places and How to Find Them: The Life of a Guide Writer at Lakeview Library
- Zach Williams: I Don't Want Christmas to End Tour at Orpheum Madison
- Facebook Depression: Untangling the Evidence Around Social Media and Mental Health for Teens at the Discovery Building