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Volunteers visit schools during Fire Prevention Week

Volunteers from the Middleton Fire District will be visiting elementary schools in Middleton to discuss fire safety and prevention this week, according to a release.

The goal of Fire Prevention Week is to generate awareness of fire prevention and protection among young children, specifically grades K-3, officials said. The program features live skits, puppets and music for the children to take part in.

Evacuation plans, kitchen safety, electrical safety and smoke detector usage will be covered during the programs, according to the release.

Residents can request different sized recycling cart

With the recent change in weekly collection of recyclable materials, residents can request to change the size of their recycling cart, Middleton city officials said.

Residents who want Pellitteri crews to pick up their current cart and deliver a different size can call 608-257-4285.

There will be a $15 charge for the exchange delivery, but there is no charge if residents take carts to Pellitteri and do the exchange in person.

Pellitteri Waste Systems is located at 7035 Raywood Road in Madison.

No Trash & Recycling Pick-Up on September 1st

Pellitteri Waste Systems will be closed on September 1st in observance of Labor Day. Residents will be serviced one day later than their normal service day. Residents normally serviced on Friday, September 5th will be serviced on Saturday, September 6th... Read More

FLUSHING OF WATER MAINS

The City of Middleton Water Utility will be flushing mains in the Bishop's Bay and Northlake neighborhoods, beginning on Monday, August 4, from 10 am to 2 pm. A slight discoloration of the water may be noticed during this time period... Read More

City to flush water mains on Tribeca Dr., Terrace Ave.

The city of Middleton Water Utility said it will flush mains on Tribeca Drive beginning Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

orkers will also be flushing mains on Terrace Avenue beginning Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Participants in conservation challenge to share tips

Contestants in Middleton’s year-long water conservation challenge will share their conservation tips at an event Thursday.

Attendees will also be welcome to show their own conservation tips at the event scheduled at 7 p.m. in the Willy West Co-Op Community Room, according to a release. Free refreshments will be provided along with a brief presentation by Olson Toon Landscaping on rain gardens.

Everyone who shares a water conservation tip will be entered to win water- and energy-conserving door prizes provided by MG&E, according to the release. 

See sunflowers in bloom at conservancy

See sunflowers in bloom at conservancy

A spectacular scene is in full bloom in the town of Middleton.

A 9-acre field of sunflowers at the Pope Farm Conservancy is the highlight at the educational preserve in its sixth year.

Mel Pope will host an annual free walking tour Wednesday evening from 6:30-8. Pope will discuss the history and features of the conservancy.

A 1,200-foot stone fence built in the 1840s-1850s that wraps around the field “really makes it special, that’s for sure,” Pope said.

The conservancy at 7440 W. Old Sauk Road is managed by the town of Middleton.