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City to host weekend Halloween Events

The city of Middleton is hosting it's 4th annual haunted Hustle Marathon Oct. 26 and 27.

The marathon will include a full marathon, a half marathon, 10k and 5k. There will also be a stroller derby as a part of the events. 

Saturday, Oct. 26, racers will be able to run in the 5k run/derby and 10k race. The marathons get underway Sunday morning. All the events will start and end at the Keva Sports Center. Areas will be designated no parking zones from 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Residents can visit the Middleton police website to find those areas.

The city is asking drivers to be on the look out for runners and walkers throughout the city, as the routes have been changed.

Extreme couponer to host Black Friday boot camps

Extreme couponer to host Black Friday boot camps

A Wisconsin blogger known for her coupon-clipping skills will be hosting two Black Friday boot camps to help shoppers get the most out of their holiday shopping.

Dannelle Gay will host boots camps in Middleton and Monona on two separate days. According to a release, Gay will help shoppers make a shopping plan for Black Friday to get gifts for all the occasions on their list.

The first camp is on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at Monona Public Library on Nichols Road. The second is at the Middleton Public Library on Nov. 16 at 10 a.m.

The boot camps are free, but couponers must register to attend. To register, contact either library for more information.

Open house scheduled on $1.1M brick replacement project

Leaders on a city project to replace bricks in downtown Middleton will host an open house next week.

The city of Middleton said anyone interested in learning more about the nearly $1.1 million brick terrace and crosswalks project can stop by city hall on Oct. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m.

According to the city, staff determined in July that the project should be moved from late fall 2013 to early spring 2014 for more time to coordinate details.

For example, the city said it needed to investigate uniform sidewalk widths and determine street light wiring locations. The extra time could also allow for lower bids with more competition between crews at the beginning of construction season, the city said on its website.

Middleton City Hall is at 7426 Hubbard Ave.

Businesses invite kids to trick or treat

Businesses invite kids to trick or treat

Nearly 50 downtown businesses will hand out goodies to trick-or-treaters the Friday before Halloween.

The Downtown Middleton Business Association will host its fourth Halloween trick-or-treating event on Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Organizers said kids are encouraged to don their costumes while visiting the retailers and restaurants.

The 49 participating businesses will have orange pumpkin faces posted on the front door to indicate kids should stop in for a treat.

City trick-or-treating hours from 5-8

City trick-or-treating hours from 5-8

The city of Middleton said trick-or-treating hours are scheduled Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For a listing of other area trick-or-treating hours, visit www.channel3000.com/trick-or-treat.

Downtown Middleton Business Association daytime trick-or-treating at local businesses is Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to the group.

Car winterization event scheduled for senior citizens

Car winterization event scheduled for senior citizens

The Middleton Police Department, Middleton Ford and the Middleton Senior Center will be holding a car winterization program for senior citizens Saturday, according to a release.

The free event is designed for adults age 60 and older, but no one will be turned away if they are in need of service, organizers said. It will be held at Middleton Ford at 7520 Century Avenue in Middleton from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Officers will check the exterior of vehicles to make sure the horn, turn signals, headlights, brake lights, tail lights and back-up lights are working properly, according to the release. Participants will be given a list of potential problems found during the inspection and the owner can take their vehicle to a local repair shop of their choice.

Anyone interested in attending should contact the Middleton Senior Center at 608-831-2373 to make an appointment. 

Community Orchestra’s fall concert opens 4th season

Community Orchestra’s fall concert opens 4th season

The Middleton Performing Arts Center will be hosting the Middleton Community Orchestra’s fall concert Wednesday night at 2100 Bristol Street.

The fall show will be the opening of the Middleton Community Orchestra’s fourth season.

Organizers said the orchestra will perform Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz, Symphony No. 4 and the Italian Symphony by Mendelssohn and The Meistersinger Overture by Wagner.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are available at Willy St. Co-op West and at the door, according to a release. The Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m.

General admission is $10 and students are free, according to the release. Students can get their free tickets at the door on the night of the show.