Let's get away

Record store closing, MMSD vaccine mandate, and suspected arson on campus. Here's what's going on in Madison today.

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Let's get away
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Good morning, Madison!

Anyone else ready for the weekend?

If you're looking to get out of Dodge, Madison Magazine put together everything you need to make a successful road trip getaway from the city.

On an unrelated note, if you need me, I'll be planning my stay at this spa in the Dells.

— Hayley

P.S. Hats.

Berlin Taxi
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🚕 The city is expanding accessible taxi services in town.

🎶 Boneset Records will close this summer.

  • The North Street record shop announced June 10 will be its last day.
  • The store's owner is moving to Milwaukee and said she'll "be focusing on an online store, pop up events, and working with friends to keep the dream alive."
a laboratory expert takes a covid-19 swab test
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💉 MMSD is keeping its Covid-19 vaccine mandate for staff.

  • The school board voted against ending its Covid-19 vaccine requirement for district staff. The directive has been in place since fall 2021.
  • In their reasoning, some board members cited the potential rise in Covid-19 testing costs following the cancellation of the federal public health emergency on May 11, according to Channel 3000.

🔥 UWPD is investigating arson on campus.

  • University of Wisconsin police responded to reports of smoke at Sterling Hall Tuesday night. Officers arrived and found the remnants of two fires that went out on their own.
  • UWPD says the fires caused roughly $10,000 in damage and were set intentionally.

🍝 Your lunchtime read: The new Osteria Papavero cookbook promises recipes 'from the Italian Shack and beyond.'

  • Via Isthmus: "The cookbook, like the restaurant, evokes Bologna, the city in Italy where family introduced Mangano to cooking. The region is known for great bread stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella.

    Often asked if he would ever publish his recipes, [chef-owner Francesco] Mangano finally teamed with Lindsay Christians, a food writer and editor at The Capital Times. The duo spent the last year choosing from some 1,000 recipes Mangano has used at Osteria Papavero."
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Arrive by boat or vehicle to the lakefront patio of Christie’s Landing on the west shore of Lake Waubesa, 2952 Waubesa Ave., in Madison. Credit: Ruthie Hauge

The Best Outdoor Patios Across Madison

Summer is so short in Wisconsin, when it’s finally nice enough to casually lounge outdoors again, we burst onto the scene with a fury. And that time is coming, friends.

Cap Times photographer Ruthie Hauge started cataloging all of Madison’s great outdoor gathering spaces during the pandemic. And she never stopped. Now the Cap Times guide’s got more than 350 patios for dining, drinking, bringing your dog, taking in the views, paddling to, or just gathering with friends.

Lindsay Christians, food editor at the Cap Times, gives us the scoop on some of the hidden treasures across our fair city (and beyond)!

To check out their patio map, see go.captimes.com/patios.

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