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Beach party downtown offers art fair, music, more

Beach party downtown offers art fair, music, more

The city's third downtown Middleton Beach Party will take place on Parmenter Street and Hubbard Avenue Saturday, organizers said.

Music, art and beer will highlight the 9 a.m.-4 p.m. event, according to the Downtown Middleton Business Association, which hosts the annual event.

Marilyn Burke, association president, said the streets are shut down for the day and two truckloads of sand are delivered for the "beach" party to build a sand volleyball court and a sand pile for the kids.

Also part of the party on Hubbard Avenue is an art fair, which will be comprised of about 30 vendors, the DMBA said.

Beer tents will feature Middleton's Capital Brewery beer and music from WheelHouse, an Americana band made up of members from the Mighty Short Bus and the Lucas Cates Band.

Middleton Parks honored as finalist in national competition

The City of Middleton is celebrating its impressive parks as it was announced as a finalist for the 2013 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation.

According to a City of Middleton statement, the award honors parks across the nation that highlight planning, development and environmental stewardship, among other characteristics. Middleton qualified in the small community category with three other finalists that will compete for the final honor this year, the statement said.

Historical-fiction novel topic of upcoming author reading

Historical-fiction novel topic of upcoming author reading

An author reading at the Middleton library next month will come from a historical fiction novel about characters suffering the fallout from 1970s politics and culture in Chile.

District to break ground on new school projects

District to break ground on new school projects

The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District will hold two groundbreaking ceremonies at its middle schools next week.

School officials said a ceremony at Glacier Creek Middle School will take place at 1:30 p.m. and a second at Kromrey Middle School will follow an hour later on June 6.

Glacier Creek plans to add a new fifth-grade wing on the southeast side of the property, according to an MCPASD news release. Kromrey plans to add a new building on the west side of the campus, the district said.

The district said voters approved a $59.8 million referendum question in November to expand Glacier Creek and expand and remodel Kromrey. Under the plan, fifth-graders from all six of the district’s elementary schools will move to the middle schools starting in September next year, which project leaders said will help alleviate overcrowding at all of the elementary schools.

Construction at both sites will begin in mid-June, shortly after school is completed.

Orchestra's spring concert to feature special cellist

The Middleton Community Orchestra will present its spring concert Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Middleton Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature cellist Mark Bridges in the Sain-Saens Cello Concerto. Bridges is a graduate student at the UW School of Music.

Other works in the program include:

  • Schumann - Julius Caesar Overture
  • Saint-Saens - Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Mark Bridges, Cello
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 Pathetique

Tickets are available for $10 at Willy St. Co-op West, at the door, or by calling 608-212-8690. Organizers said students are free.

 

Teen sobriety program holds last event for school year

Dane County’s teen sobriety program will hold its final event of the school year Saturday at KEVA sports complex in Middleton.

Kids from 7th through 12th grades can attend the evening event on Saturday, which will feature sports like soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton and dodgeball, along with refreshments and board games. Inflatable jousting will also be available.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. and is free to all who attend. Participants also receive a free T-shirt.

Previous teen sobriety events have attracted about 200 area teenagers.

Cardiac arrest survivor wants others to learn life-saving skill

Cardiac arrest survivor wants others to learn life-saving skill

Survivor: '[I was] clinically dead, and I was that way for 20 minutes'   

Sudden cardiac arrest kills 1,000 people a day in the U.S., which is roughly one person every two minutes.  Would you know what to do if you saw someone collapse in front of you?

Channel3000.com and WISC-TV are proud to partner with St. Mary’s Hospital on Saturday for Hands on Hearts -- a community-wide event offering free compression-only CPR .

COCPR is a hands-only technique to help those in sudden cardiac arrest. The constant compressions are performed 100 times a minute to the center of a patient's chest. The compressions keep oxygen-rich blood flowing to the heart and brain. Mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths are not needed.

When compression-only CPR is used on a victim of cardiac arrest, the chance of surviving increases greatly.