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May 26, 2016 11:21 AM

You may have noticed some additional excitement at the Fire Administration Building/Fire Station #1 on West Dayton Street last week. Madison’s busiest fire house recently re-opened for business following nearly three years of renovations. The station invited city staff, representatives from Hovde … [read more]

May 3, 2016 11:43 AM

Madison motorists should be on the lookout for turkeys! I spotted this young female on East Washington Avenue this week. As you can see, she appears to be a little confused with her reflection. Enjoy the Spring weather, but watch out for wildlife!   [read more]

January 15, 2016 3:48 PM

I was really happy to join Festival Foods and the Madison Mallards as they announced this week that they are   continuing  their commitment to community involvement in the Madison area by sponsoring Festival Foods Shake the Lake, our celebration of Independence … [read more]

September 11, 2015 8:31 AM

The next event at the “Top of State” is coming up on September 17th! In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the event joining the usual MadCity Bazaar Pop-Up Market will be the Artists with Disabilities Showcase! The showcase, a result of the partnership with … [read more]

September 3, 2015 11:48 AM

I hope many of you have had the opportunity to enjoy some of the recent events at the Top of State by Madison’s Central BID, the City of Madison, Madison Parks Foundation, and Isthmus.  These events have provided a welcoming environment downtown for young and old to enjoy and I am grateful … [read more]

August 5, 2015 8:53 AM

It’s that time again for the annual downtown move. Moving activity is predicted to begin this weekend, August 8th, and peak on Friday, August 14th. Due to the many items that will be disposed of during moving season, the City of Madison Streets Division has provided several tips on how to make … [read more]

August 5, 2015 8:49 AM

It’s that time again for the annual downtown move. Moving activity is predicted to begin this weekend, August 8th, and peak on Friday, August 14th. Due to the many items that will be disposed of during moving season, the City of Madison Streets Division has provided several tips on how to make … [read more]

July 10, 2015 3:42 PM

  Take a look at the photo of Thursday evening's Concerts on the Rooftop event at Monona Terrace.  What a beautiful night for a gathering with friends and music! For more information on events featured on this incredible facility, check out their website. [read more]

June 25, 2015 4:50 PM

Madison begins its celebration of Independence Day this weekend with Shake the Lake on the shores of Lake Monona on Saturday evening.  For complete details on the event schedule of activities, viewing options and parking, please go to the Shake the Lake website. There will … [read more]

June 19, 2015 3:41 PM

There was beautiful weather this week for MadCity Bazaar at Philosophers’ Grove at the top of State! For those of you who aren’t familiar, MadCity Bazaar, described as Madison’s Urban Pop-Up Flea Market, features impressive items from local makers, collectors, and producers. This week’s market … [read more]

June 3, 2015 3:34 PM

As some of you may know, the City of Madison has been working with the Central Business Improvement District and Downtown Madison Inc. to provide activities and programs at Philosophers' Grove and 30 on the Square that all Madison residents can enjoy. It is a great partnership and the hope is to … [read more]

April 28, 2015 4:49 PM

The City of Madison Traffic Engineering Department is looking for ways to improve bicycle and moped parking in Downtown Madison! The survey asks for input on use and interest in bicycle and moped parking downtown. The online survey is open now until May 15th. I encourage Madison residents to take … [read more]

September 20, 2013 6:48 AM

On Saturday, September 21st, Madison will open its new Central Library, a symbol of our city's commitment to learning, creating, and thinking. This is not your mother's or father's library and it is not even your childhood library. This is your library of the future. The Central Library … [read more]

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