eNews from Mayor Paul R. Soglin August 2014

City News & Updates

Keep "turning" on East Johnson

I really enjoyed my recent walk down East Johnson Street with neighborhood residents and Alderwoman Zellers. We had a great time talking with the employees and owners of area businesses including The Caribou, Dog Haus University and numerous restaurants. Despite the construction on East Johnson Street, the local businesses are as vibrant and unique as always. I would encourage Madison residents to make a similar pledge and to continue "turning" on East Johnson to support their favorite local business. Hopefully I will see you there! Learn more about the "Turn on Johnson" campaign.

Warner Park Beach Shelter Mural Project on Kickstarter a Success!

I am excited to say that the project to fund a mural on the Warner Park Beach shelter is a success! While the goal was to raise $850 via Kickstarter by August 9th, as of today, $975 has been pledged towards the project. This success story will provide northside youth with the opportunity to gain invaluable communication skills while expressing themselves artistically. Thank you to the generous contributors!

Check out the Kickstarter page to learn more about this effort.

Fizz, Boom, Read! Concert & Picnic

Pack a picnic supper and head to the Olbrich Botanical Gardens (3330 Atwood Avenue) on Tuesday, August 5, 6-8 pm, for a fun-filled family concert!

Mexican Muralist Paints Mural for City of Madison

The Madison Arts Commission is pleased to announce that the Madison Tepa Sister City Committee is hosting Artist José Guadalupe Rios Córdoba from Tepatitlán de Morelos, Mexico as part of an artist exchange program between our two cities. The artist will work on site in the Madison Municipal Building (MMB) at 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd from July 24 through August 15. Visitors are invited to stop by the Doty Street entrance between 10am and 4pm to see the mural making in progress.

Placemaking Madison: "Bring Madison's History to Life" Mural Project

Ride the Drive on the Eastside

Join us for another great Ride the Drive Neighborhood event. This event will be held on August 24, 2014 on Madison's east side.

Metro Transit Asks Customers to Trade in Paper Quik Tix

Metro Transit will be installing new fareboxes on all fixed-route buses beginning this August. This new farebox system will accept cash and all Metro fare items except paper Quik Tix.

Central Library recognized for sustainability by U.S. Green Building Council

Madison Public Library's Central Library achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council on July 25, 2014.

Discover free eBooks at two Digital Bookmobile National Tour events

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase the library's free eBook service in two upcoming tour stops at Madison Public Library:

  • Alicia Ashman Library (733 N. High Point Road) on Friday, August 8, 12-6 pm
  • Lakeview Library (2845 N. Sherman Ave.) on Saturday, August 9, 10 am - 4 pm

Road Works Construction

View more Roadworks projects

Art Experiences

Dane Dances!

This summer music series is of Madison's most popular summertime events! Great dancing, eclectic food and the opportunity to connect with other people from diverse backgrounds draws an average of 3,000 people to the rooftop every Friday evening in August.

August Event Calendar

Go to the City Event Calendar for more fun City and Community events!

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