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UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony at PAC on March 10

UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony at PAC on March 10

The Middleton High School Wind Ensemble will host the UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony in a joint concert on March 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.

The concert is free and open to the public. 

MHS band director Brad Schneider met UW-Eau Claire professor John Stewart two years ago on a trip to Minneapolis and the band stopped at the university for a clinic on the way.

"We decided that it would be proper to reciprocate,'' Schneider said.

The UWEC Wind Symphony includes approximately 60 undergraduate student musicians who perform as a full wind symphony under the direction of Stewart. The Wind Symphony is comprised of the most outstanding wind and percussion majors in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts and gifted non-music majors who are selected by audition each semester.

Middleton pastry shop offers Mardi Gras sweets

Watch as News 3's Mary Jo Ola visited Scott's Pastry Shop in Middleton Tuesday to check out the bakery's special Mardi Gras sweets.

The bakery on University Avenue has been in business for 32 years, and has been offering paczkis, a Polish-style donut, for at least a decade, the president of Scott's, Jackie Scott, said. 

Scott's also offered King Cakes as part of its Mardi Gras goodies. 

Longest married couple in Madison celebrates 76 years

A Middleton couple's marriage has withstood several decades and was recognized this week.

Veronica and Donald Harrop of Middleton are the longest-married couple in the Madison diocese. They received a certificate Wednesday noting their 76th wedding anniversary.

Donald Harrop said there are a few things that he believes has helped the marriage last.

"We believe in the Lord, go to church, and love each other," Donald Harrop said.

Environmental group to show free film 'Bidder 70' in January

Kick off your sustainable 2015 with Middleton's Jan. 8 Green Thursday and a screening of "Bidder 70."

The documentary follows the story of Tim DeChristopher, a college student who disrupted a controversial BLM Oil and Gas leasing auction in 2008. He posed as a bidder, number 70, and bid $1.7 million to win 22,000 acres of land he had no intention of paying for. The film documents his journey from college student to incarcerated felon in the name of climate justice.

The event will be at 7 p.m. in the Willy West Co-Op Community Room, 6825 University Ave.

The February Middleton Green Thursday is scheduled for Feb. 5. Organizers said representatives from Madison Fruits and Nuts will discuss what it takes to implement and run a public fruit orchard on community property. A representative of Bock Community Garden will be on hand to provide an update on fruit and nut trees planted there in 2010 as part of a Fruit Tree Planning Foundation Grant project.

MHS performers to showcase music before overseas trip

MHS performers to showcase music before overseas trip

The Middleton High School fine arts tour group will showcase this weekend the music they will be performing in London at the end of the month.

The Open Tour Rehearsal will be held at the Middleton Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The open rehearsal provides an opportunity for parents and the Middleton community to hear the fine music that the MHS students will be bringing to London. The public is invited to attend.  

Members of the MHS band, orchestra, choir and drama departments will be traveling to London on a fine arts tour from Dec. 27 through Jan. 3. The MHS tour band will be marching in the prestigious London New Year’s Day parade.

The MHS tour band and orchestra will be performing at London’s Cadogan Hall on Monday, Dec. 29. The MHS tour orchestra and choir will perform at the London New Year’s Day Parade Festival Concert at St. John’s Smiths Square on Dec. 30.

Hubbard Art Center show begins Thursday

Join the Middleton Hubbard Art Center to learn about illumination through the work of local artists.

All ages are welcome and admission is free to visit the Hubbard Art Center's Illumination Art Show beginning Thursday at 7448 Hubbard Ave.

The show runs through Sunday. Visit the city of Middleton website for show hours.

An artist reception will be held Sunday from from 6:30-7:30 p.m... Read More

Discussion continues on adding school resource officer, crossing guard

Superintendent Don Johnson and board President Bob Green updated the board of education on the status of having a school resource officer at Glacier Creek Middle School in the village of Cross Plains, along with adding a crossing guard at its regular meeting.

Johnson said at the on Oct. 27 meeting that the village is interested but is concerned about the impact on its budget. The village prefers a half-time position but Police Chief Tom Janssen has told the village board that will be difficult to fill. Johnson said he asked them to consider going to a full-time option if they find a half-time position isn't viable.  

Johnson said a couple of village members said they only wanted a school resource officer if the district paid for everything. He reminded them that is not the arrangement the district has with the city of Middleton with the school resource officers at Middleton High School and Kromrey Middle School.