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Middleton Public Library to hold listening sessions for future of library

The Middleton Public Library will be holding two public listening sessions to discuss the future construction for the library.

Share your stories and ideas and meet the architects from Dimension IV, the firm conducting Middleton Public Library's feasibility study.

The listening sessions will be held on Jan. 19 from 4-6 p.m. and Jan. 27 from 5-7 p.m., both at the Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave.

They will discuss plans to possibly expand the library, remodel it or construct a new building.

Refreshments will be provided by the Hubbard Street Diner.

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.

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

Dentist thanks community for candy donations

Dentist thanks community for candy donations

Midwest Dental in Middleton thanks its patients and community members who made contributions to this year's Halloween candy buy-back.

This year over 140 pounds of candy were collected along with additional treats, including homemade letters and drawings for the troops.

Children received $1 for every pound of candy donated.

The candy, letters, and dental supplies were shipped to Operation Gratitude, a volunteer organization which sends care packages to our military personnel deployed throughout the world.

 

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.

Businesses to hand out candy during Halloween event downtown

The Middleton Business Association will host its fifth Halloween trick-or-treating event Friday with businesses and restaurants handing out candy to kids dressed in their costumes, according to a release.

Downtown Middleton will be decorated with corn stocks and scarecrows near the participating businesses, organizers said. Businesses will have orange pumpkin faces on their front doors to indicate they will be participating in the Halloween event. If a business is listed, but there isn’t a pumpkin face, that means they ran out of goodies.

The trick-or-treating event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participating businesses:

Most municipalities set Halloween trick-or-treating hours

Most municipalities set Halloween trick-or-treating hours

When will the ghosts and goblins be out?

Find below a list of the trick or treating hours for communities in southern Wisconsin:

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