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eNews from Mayor Paul R. Soglin November 2013
It's a success! Tuesday, October 29 was the last day for the MadMarket Dollars Foodshare Incentive Program
Thank you to our participating markets, health care providers, and Community Action Coalition for a marvelously successful Double Dollars program.
The program issued over $8000 in matching dollars for farmers' market FoodShare transactions to over 450 individuals since August 4. The program is funded by Meriter, UW Health, St. Mary's, and Group Health Cooperative, and operated by Community Action Coalition with the assistance of the wonderful staff of the Northside, Eastside, and South Madison Farmers' markets.
City News & Updates
View the floor plans and diagrams of the new space presented at the October 10 community introduction meeting. The project is expected to go to bid in early November 2013 and construction to begin by the beginning of 2014. The construction will be completed in stages, with the final project expected to be complete in the fall of 2014.
We encourage you to stay informed about Declared Snow Emergencies, Snow Plow Updates, Sidewalk Removal and Madison Parks Winter Activities. Check out the many ways that you can stay informed on the Winter portal.
Madison Public Library Foundation Offers 1:1 Matching Funds up to $250,000 in Final Push for Central Library Campaign
The Madison Public Library Foundation is offering a dollar-for-dollar match up to $250,000 on all gifts to Central Library made between now and December 31.
The City of Madison is seeking nominations for the 2013 Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award. All nominations must be received no later than 4:30pm, November 4, 2013.
The City of Madison has started a drop off program for the recycling of household batteries. Madison residents can recycling their single use household batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D, etc) by bringing them to the City's two full service drop off sites as well as two Metcalf's Market locations and the Williamson St. Co-op.
Alternate Side Parking will begin at 1am on Thursday, November 15, 2013
Madison Arts Art Experiences
We may not have Yoko Ono's Wish Tree, but for one more month Madison does have local artist Cheryl DeWelt's Wish Wheel. The recently installed Blink project, Wish Wheel, on Olin Avenue across from the Goodman Pool is a perfect Bay Creek Neighborhood destination for everyone from those who need some generic good fortune to those in dire need for very specific wish fulfillment.
The latest Blink Temporary Public Art project, "Seed Pod," by local artist Brenda Baker, has been installed on the Monona Terrace Esplanade through November 4 (between the Capitol and the Monona Terrace Convention Center at the terminal point of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd).
2013-14 Bus Lines - Call For Poetry
Submit in Verse: What's Your Madison?
Area residents, middle and high school students, transit riders & writers: Metro Transit and Madison's Poets Laureate invite you to send short poems, haiku, prose poems, or excerpts from longer poems, 3-5 lines total to the Bus Lines 2013-14 open call for poetry. The theme is "Write Your Madison." Help us see what you see and hear what you hear. Share your poetry stories about Madison with the thousands of daily passengers who share the bus with you every day for a year, as we cross the Isthmus making connections. Submission deadline is November 30, 2013.
Metro Transit riders on the city's Northside will soon see area bus shelters transformed to include the design work of Daniella Echeverria. Echeverria, was chosen by a committee of Northside residents, to create six silhouette images that may appear on benches, bus shelters, banners and numerous other places throughout Northside neighborhoods.
Congratulations Madison! Accolades for Madison
- National Planning Accolades for Williamson-Marquette Neighborhood
Each year during National Community Planning Month, APA's Great Places in America program names 30 exemplary neighborhoods, street and public spaces to highlight the role planning plays in adding value to communities.
- Madison Ranked #8 in Happiest, Healthiest Cities in America
by Prevention Magazine, September 2013
- The Bubbler @ Central Public Library, Costumes Concocted from Paper, November 3, 2013
- Tunes at Monona Terrace, Wednesday, November 6, 2013
- The Bubbler @ Central Public Library, Where-Oh-Where, November 10, 2013
- Walk with a Doc at Elver Park, November 10, 2013
- Learn to Get Fit - 20/20/20 Mix, November 11, 2013
- Civic Forum, November 11, 2013
- Festival of the Wreaths, November 11 - 15, 2013
- Terrace Talks, "An Evening of Game Design, Art & Animation", Wednesday, November 12, 2013
- Holiday in Lights and Hayrides at Olin Park, November 16 - 24, 2013
- Tunes at Monona Terrace, Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Go to the City Calendar for more fun events!
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The Bubbler at Madison Public Library
Whether offering the basics of animation, screen printing, music, clothing design, dance, or painting (to name a few), the Bubbler's hands-on pop-up workshops will introduce participants to a variety of local experts who will share their talents and physical resources.
Share Your Holidays Event Calendar, It's the 18th annual NBC15 Share Your Holidays to eliminate hunger campaign.
Madison Metropolitan Common Core Standards: Why are they important?
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are an exciting change in K-12 education that will support focus and consistency across schools in Madison. Your child will thrive as our community embarks on this new challenge.
- Project for Public Spaces Placemaking Blog