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Author will discuss novel, sign books Thursday

Author will discuss novel, sign books Thursday

Dale Kushner will read from and discuss her novelm "The Conditions of Love," at an event at the Middleton Public Library Thursday.

The event will end with a question and answer session and a book signing, organizers said.

Copies of "The Conditions of Love" will be available for sale at the event.

The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Archer Room.

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Middleton police look for vehicle that caused injury crash

Middleton police officers are looking for information on a crash that happened Saturday night, according to an alert.

The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Deming Way and Murphy Drive, police said.

A silver or gray vehicle with an unknown driver pulled out from Murphy Drive in front of traffic going north on Deming Way, which caused another vehicle's driver to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting the first car, according to the alert. The vehicle that braked then got rear-ended, and the crash caused multiple injuries.

The silver or gray vehicle did not stop and police are asking for the public?s help in finding the vehicle, according to the alert.

Officials ask anyone with information on the crash or the vehicle to contact Sgt. Darrin Zimmerman at 608-824-7326 or call the Confidential Tip Line at 608-824-7304.

Meeting to discuss possible path between Pheasant Branch, Graber Pond

Meeting to discuss possible path between Pheasant Branch, Graber Pond

The City of Middleton will be hosting a neighborhood information meeting on July 30 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a new trail area and a proposed bike and pedestrian plan.

The path would go from Pheasant Branch Conservancy to Graber Pond Trail. IOn the agenda for discussion are water resources, the trail corridor and trail planning. 

The hour-long event will take place at the Middleton City Hall Council Room, 4726 Hubbard Ave.

The meeting will be hosted by the Public Lands, Recreation, and Forestry Department. 

Mustard Day returns with tastings, free hot dogs, Mustard Custard

Mustard Day returns with tastings, free hot dogs, Mustard Custard

The National Mustard Museum has food, music and family events planned for its annual celebration next month.

The museum will host the 24th annual National Mustard Day on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The intersection of Parmenter and Hubbard streets in downtown Middleton will be closed for the festivities. Live entertainment will include the Funky Chunky Band, the Red Hot Horn Dawgs and an interactive kids show. 

Free hot dogs will be served, though donations will be welcomed, organizers said. The annual event helps support the non-profit Mustard Museum. 

Culver's Frozen Mustard Custard with caramel ribbon and chocolate flakes, Mustard Day cookies from the Hubbard Avenue Diner and hot soft pretzels will be available. 

The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile will also be at the event. A variety of mustard-themed games will be played, plus there will be face painting, temporary tattoos, mustard tastings and a bounce house on site this year. 

Nearly 50 restaurants offer fare for summer's 'Restaurant Week'

Nearly 50 area eateries will take part in a semi-annual area food event next week. 

Madison Magazine's summer season Restaurant Week runs July 20-25. Forty-seven restaurants from Madison, Middleton, Verona and Fitchburg will offer special menus during the week. Each menu features three courses for a fixed price that shows off the eatery's culinary specialty and offers diners the opportunity to sample new or favorite cuisines from local establishments. 

Executive Chef Charles Lazzareschi at Dayton Street Grille in downtown Madison previewed some of the restaurant's planned menu. Dayton Street Grille is offering House Cured Salmon Spring Rolls as one of three appetizer options on the dinner menu. 

No traffic through Branch St. at Maywood Ave. intersection Wednesday

The city said it will close an intersection under construction for the day Wednesday. 

Middleton said the intersection of Branch Street and Maywood Avenue will be closed in a notice Wednesday morning. Motorists will not be able to drive through on either street. The intersection closure will only apply for the day Wednesday. 

A months-long construction project on Branch Street began in early June and is expected to be completed in early October. Crews are replacing the water main, repairing sewers, sidewalks and gutters and resurfacing the road.