Our network

Events

FREE Stricker Pond Ecologist-Guided Pond Tour

On Wednesday, August 13, the City of Middleton is allowing residents to join an ecologist and discover the prairies and wildlife of Stricker Pond Conservancy and Tiedeman Pond Conservancy for a free tour. The tour will start at 6 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.

The tour will meet at the northeast end of Stricker Pond Conservancy, near the intersection of Middleton St. and Voss Pkwy.

The tour will be guided by Mike Healy, restoration ecologist with Adaptive Restoration LLC, Dr. Mary Linton, wetland ecologist of Snapping Linton Ecology, and Aaron Steber, senior project scientist with Cardno JFNew.

The tour will highlight the City's efforts to restore the ponds' shoreline and improve water quality.

Participants are advised to wear clothing and footwear suitable for walking on trails. The tour will involve a 1- to 2-mile walk around the ponds.

Middeton's National Night Out

Middeton's National Night Out

You and your family, friends and neighbors are all invited to attend the 2014 Middleton National Night Out! This free community event will take place at Lakeview Park, 6300 Mendota Ave., in Middleton on Wednesday, August 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. National Night out is an opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie.

This year's festivities will include free food, door prizes, a DJ, children's games and fun activities for all. There will be a VIP dunk tank and participation by our fire department, EMS, police department and other local law enforcement and public safety agencies, including K-9 and horse patrols. Med-Flight, DEA and Air-one helicopters have also been invited. Citizens will be able to tour the squad cars, fire truck and ambulances and have a chance to meet and talk to law enforcement officers, paramedics, firefighters, and more!

 

Middleton first responders team up to battle childhood cancer

On Thursday July 31, Middleton Fire Chief  Aaron Harris and Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke will flip  a special Middleton Police Department coin to decide who will be the home team at the second annual Battle of the Badges on August 9.

The charity softball game between the two departments will raise awareness and funds to help families affected by childhood cancer.  This year they will play for four-year-old Blake Rickert, who was diagnosed with Burkitt Leukemia in January. The fire department won Tuesday’s toss and will be the home team at the softball game. A 5K run will happen prior to the game.

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.

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.