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Middleton Public Library to hold listening sessions for future of library

The Middleton Public Library will be holding two public listening sessions to discuss the future construction for the library.

Share your stories and ideas and meet the architects from Dimension IV, the firm conducting Middleton Public Library's feasibility study.

The listening sessions will be held on Jan. 19 from 4-6 p.m. and Jan. 27 from 5-7 p.m., both at the Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave.

They will discuss plans to possibly expand the library, remodel it or construct a new building.

Refreshments will be provided by the Hubbard Street Diner.

Environmental group to show free film 'Bidder 70' in January

Kick off your sustainable 2015 with Middleton's Jan. 8 Green Thursday and a screening of "Bidder 70."

The documentary follows the story of Tim DeChristopher, a college student who disrupted a controversial BLM Oil and Gas leasing auction in 2008. He posed as a bidder, number 70, and bid $1.7 million to win 22,000 acres of land he had no intention of paying for. The film documents his journey from college student to incarcerated felon in the name of climate justice.

The event will be at 7 p.m. in the Willy West Co-Op Community Room, 6825 University Ave.

The February Middleton Green Thursday is scheduled for Feb. 5. Organizers said representatives from Madison Fruits and Nuts will discuss what it takes to implement and run a public fruit orchard on community property. A representative of Bock Community Garden will be on hand to provide an update on fruit and nut trees planted there in 2010 as part of a Fruit Tree Planning Foundation Grant project.

City Remembers Cal Haack

It is with great heartache that we note the passing of a great man, friend and colleague, Cal Haack... Read More

Hubbard Art Center show begins Thursday

Join the Middleton Hubbard Art Center to learn about illumination through the work of local artists.

All ages are welcome and admission is free to visit the Hubbard Art Center's Illumination Art Show beginning Thursday at 7448 Hubbard Ave.

The show runs through Sunday. Visit the city of Middleton website for show hours.

An artist reception will be held Sunday from from 6:30-7:30 p.m... Read More

Dentist thanks community for candy donations

Dentist thanks community for candy donations

Midwest Dental in Middleton thanks its patients and community members who made contributions to this year's Halloween candy buy-back.

This year over 140 pounds of candy were collected along with additional treats, including homemade letters and drawings for the troops.

Children received $1 for every pound of candy donated.

The candy, letters, and dental supplies were shipped to Operation Gratitude, a volunteer organization which sends care packages to our military personnel deployed throughout the world.

 

City reports brief power outage near University Ave., Branch St.

A struck power line near University Avenue and Branch Street in Middleton caused a power outage affected hundreds of customers and knocked out two traffic lights Friday afternoon, the city said.

The city of Middleton said in an alert shortly before 3 p.m. that traffic lights at University Avenue and Branch Street and at Century Avenue and High Road were out.

Madison Gas and Electric reported 1,096 customers in the area were without power at about 3 p.m. About 15 minutes later, the MG&E website reported power was restored.

Middleton skateboard park closed due to vandalism once again

The Middleton skateboard park is closed once again for vandalism maintenance work.

The vandalism happened on Thursday. The vandals covered the park in graffiti, and took a sewer grate about a foot in diameter.

The graffiti was cleaned up, but the sewer grate will not be replaced until Monday at the earliest, keeping the park closed through the weekend.

No arrests have been made, however, the park is equipped with security cameras. Police are looking through the footage to identify the individuals involved.