Happy Tuesday, friends,
A quick note from us: We're going on vacation! This is the last week of newsletters for 2022, so soak it up!
We'll be back in your inboxes the second week of January.
In other news, a major winter storm is expected to roll in late Wednesday and last through Friday.
“I’ll tell you, this could be the biggest snow we see this season, from the looks of things,” NBC 15 Chief Meteorologist Charlie Shortino said.
Some parts of the state might see up to a foot of snow. So if your wish for Hanukkah was a white Christmas, congratulations on a dream come true.
🍻 Herbiery Brewing is coming to SASY.
- In 2019, Nick Ryan started Herbiery Brewing, a Madison beer company known for its line of hop-free herbal brews.
- Now, the brewery is preparing to open the Herbiery Taproom at 2015 Winnebago St. in the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara neighborhood. According to Isthmus, the taproom will offer "eight to 10 of the Herbiery's own beers with a guest tap or two," and an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages, too.
🧣 Where to get and give winter clothes.
- If you're in need of free winter clothes or looking for spots to make a donation, we've compiled a list for you. Some options include St. Vincent de Paul, Sheep’s Clothing at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clothing Center at Middleton Outreach Ministry, and C.A.R.D.S. Closet.
💻 Can you fact-check the FCC?
- Some context: The Federal Communications Commission recently rolled out an interactive map that shows internet service availability at individual addresses across the country.
- Now, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is encouraging individuals to check the FCC's work and submit corrections. To do this, just type your address into the map and check the information's accuracy. If you find a mistake, you can submit a challenge to the map.
- Why it's important: This map will be used to distribute more than $42 billion in federal funds to bring broadband internet service to harder-to-reach areas. Wisconsin is expected to receive $700 million to $1.1 billion in funding.
- Dig deeper: Alyssa Kenney on levels of broadband access across Wisconsin (PBS Wisconsin)
🐰 Happy Take Me Home Tuesday! Meet Darlene.
- From the Dane County Humane Society: Darlene is a 6-year-old rabbit who is very friendly, curious, and litterbox trained. She can be somewhat shy at times, but once comfortable, she likes gentle interactions.
Darlene was good interacting with children in her previous home and she has lived with other animals, including another female rabbit. Darlene enjoys munching on hay and veggies like kale and parsley. She’s looking for a new home to explore and a family who will spoil her with her favorite veggies and love.
Learn more about this cutie here.
💸 Your lunchtime read: Madison’s Metro Transit and the missing $7 million.
- Via Tone Madison: "This year, the Metro Transit agency, which operates the city’s bus system and shuttle service for people with disabilities, is not getting its usual transfer in from the city’s general fund. Instead, the mayor is proposing a one-time reduction in city money, to be compensated for over the course of the next three years. To get a picture of what’s going on here, we need to take a step back."
🎙️ Today on the pod
Dealing With Dementia Over the Holidays
The holidays can be stressful and overwhelming enough, without adding in memory loss and other joys of getting older. We may notice our parents and grandparents aging, and wonder how to talk with them about it. Mary Wyman, a clinical psychologist at the Madison VA Hospital, has ideas for how to start those difficult conversations with family who may be showing signs of dementia. And City Cast Madison gets tips for making the holidays more enjoyable for everyone.
- AARP: Is It Time for Your Loved One to Retire From Driving?
- National Institute on Aging: Driving Safety and Alzheimer's Disease
- Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
- COMEDY BOOM! Hosted by Will Byrd at The Bur Oak
- Vinyl Night at Delta Beer Lab
- General Trivia at The Rigby
- Weekly Meditation Classes with AUDIFAX at Central Library
- A Christmas Carol at Overture Center
- Karaoke at Crucible
- Lynda & the ZEROS at High Noon Saloon
- The PANTO-lorian at Bartell Theatre
- Smarter Than You Trivia at Harmony Bar
- Trivia at Starkweather Brewing Company
- Winter Solstice Celebration at Olbrich Park