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Community orchestra show free to students

Community orchestra show free to students

The Middleton Community Orchestra will hold its winter performance Feb. 26, organizers said. 

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol St. Students may attend for free and general admission is $10, MCO said. 

On its website, MCO said it is an amateur orchestra of musicians from the Madison who are dedicated to the playing and performance of classical instrumental music. 

The concert features three guest artists, including guest conductor Kevin McMahon, violinist Eleanor Bartsch and violist Danny Kim.

Works included in the performances are Wolfgang Mozart's "Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra;" Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol;" and Johannes Brahms' "Symphony No. 2."

Visit middletoncommunityorchestra.org for more information. 


4 years later, new municipal building experiences leaks

A public building finished about four years ago is already showing problems, according to the City of Middleton. 

The Middleton Times-Tribune reported that the police department and municipal court building, at 7341 Donna Drive, is experiencing potentially hazardous water leakage, according to information provided to the Middleton Common Council.

The leaking issues have not affected operations yet but the city said it will need to develop a plan to counteract the problems... Read More

Take precautions to prevent pipe freezes, utility says

Take precautions to prevent pipe freezes, utility says

The local water utility said the season's frigid temperatures mean residents should take precautions to prevent household pipes from freezing.  

Middleton's Water Utility asked that all city customers start monitoring their water temperature. The recent abnormally cold weather has driven the frost underground to unusual depths, making it is possible for water service pipes may freeze.

The water utility encouraged residents to take periodic temperature readings of water from the cold faucet closest to the meter.

Residents should let the cold water run gently over a household thermometer for approximately 30 seconds. If the cold water temperature is less than 34 degrees Fahrenheit, it is recommended that a pencil-sized stream of water is run from the faucet continually, 24 hours a day, until further notice.

If taking the preventative measure of letting water run continually: ... Read More

Madison neighbors deal with days with no water

For Ken Bavery, the last 48 hours have been like camping in his own east side Madison home.

Bavery's house is situated on a cul-de-sac on Stacy Lane, and he has lived there for 22 years. He said there has never been a winter when his water was frozen out of his own home.

"We didn't get a drop," Bavery said.


Bavery and his wife came home Saturday around dinner time to no running water in the house. Since then, dishes stacked up next to the sink. Bavery has had to borrow gallons of water from neighbors to flush toilets and use bottled water to cook.

He got a hold of someone with Madison Water Utility Sunday morning.

"He says, 'There are 17, I think, on the list.' I say, 'OK,'" Bavery said. "What do you do? It is what it is."

Some area residents asked to run water, monitor water temperature

All residents in Monona and some residents in Madison are being asked to run water to avoid freezing pipes. Middleton residents are being asked to monitor water temperature.

More than 34 frozen water laterals were reported this weekend in Madison. The Madison Water Utility said it?s the worst winter crews have seen in about 20 years.

"We typically have zero to a handful of frozen laterals every year. In the last two days we?ve had more than 30. So that?s a concern, and it?s very unusual. It?s one of the worst winters we?ve had in several decades for that," said Amy Barrilleaux, with Madison Water Utility.

The utility said the frozen laterals are mostly found on cul-de-sacs and dead-end roads.

When frozen laterals occur, neighbors are being asked to run a pencil-thin stream of water. The utility said it will subtract the higher water usage billing only for customers who have been asked directly by the utility to run water.

Community Canvasses Art Project

Calling all artists: Community Canvasses is our way of inviting you to share your artistic flair and show your community support in the first Middleton Community Art Project!... Read More

Girls Big 8 Basketball: Middleton tops Verona 65-60

The Middleton girls basketball team beat Verona 65-60 Thursday night in a big 8 conference showdown of top teams. The Cardinals are now 14-0 in league play.

Middleton had four players in double figured and they led by 5 at the half. Verona was led by Marley Campbell scored 18 points to lead Verona.�

Middleton won the first meeting 48-38 back in December.

With the win, the Cardinals virtually locked up its 7th conference title in 8 season.

Verona is now 12-2 in conference. The only losses are to Middleton.